There are many theories on the success or failure of the EDSA revolution.
Whatever the theories are- my being there as a teen-ager certainly formed me. Most of the better decisions I’ve made in my life regarding duty to country can be attributed to the fact that I was there. It was then that I realized that I was part of something bigger.
It was my first ‘nation moment.’
I acknowledge that the rust on those precious metal days are now showing, cracking… but February 1986 forever changed the way I saw myself in the context of my duty to country.
My (then) teen-aged mind kept thinking, THIS IS MY COUNTRY therefore THIS IS MY BUSINESS. How could I not?
Since then I have decided to show up whenever I think I can best help and offer everything I can possibly give to make the Philippines a little better than it was the day before.
There will always be a few moments in ones life where character is changed permanently, for me it was during those four days of EDSA 1986.
I am grateful.
Rock Ed Philippines
28 Feb 2010
photo by Tessa Punzalan (also my neighbor)