[Blueboard] Lighting the New Roads of the New People Power

ADSA adsa at admu.edu.ph
Tue Feb 22 10:50:20 PHT 2011


After 25 years, there is an emerging generation of Filipinos who were  
too young or weren?t born during the historic People Power Revolution.  
The stories of their parents and elders may not be relevant for them  
as they did not have a first-hand experience of the injustices and  
sufferings that the older generation has had.

Yet as we look in today?s issues of the country, the problems of  
crime, corruption, war and poverty are still prevalent. The testaments  
of Ms. Heidi Mendoza, Lt. Col. George Rabusa and Lt. Col. Antonio  
Ramon Lim have exposed the systematic corruption in the military,  
which is one of the most revered
institutions of the country. Furthermore, the economic situation has  
been worse than ever.

Thus, there is a call for a new People Power to surface. There is a  
cry for truth, justice, peace and freedom. It is time and fitting for  
the youth to take on the country?s fate and build new paths for  
development.

All are invited to attend a Candle-lighting Vigil and Inter-Faith  
Paraliturgy in commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the EDSA  
People Power Revolution on Wednesday, February 23, 2011.  Dubbed  
"Lighting the New Roads of the New People Power" it will be a  
simultaneous nationwide event where the youth will gather in key  
cities all over the nation to light candles and say prayers and  
petitions.  At Katipunan, the main assembly point will be in front of  
Gate 2.5 of the Ateneo de Manila university.  Key personalities from  
the 1986 EDSA Revolution will join along with the chair of the Edsa  
Celebrations Youth Arm, actor and Ateneo alumnus, Dingdong Dantes.

Assembly time is at 5:00 Pm. Please bring a candle.

For more details you may contact the Ateneo Sanggunian at 426-6001  
local 5400 and look for Mr. Ian Agatep or Mika Millar of the Ninoy and  
Cory Aquino Foundation at 0917-5536261.

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