A watershed moment. The People Power Revolution (also known as the EDSA Revolution and the Philippine Revolution of 1986) was a series of nonviolent and prayerful mass street demonstrations that occurred in 1986.
The majority of the demonstrations took place at Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, known more commonly by its acronym EDSA, and involved over 200,000 Filipino civilians as well as several political, military, and religious figures. The protests, fueled by a resistance and opposition of years of corrupt governance by Marcos, occurred from February 22 to 25 in 1986, when Marcos fled Malacañang Palace to the United States and conceded to Corazon Aquino as President of the Philippines.
When the news of Marcos' departure reached the people, many rejoiced and danced in the streets.
Many people around the world rejoiced and congratulated Filipinos they knew. Bob Simon, an anchorman at CBS said, "We Americans like to think we taught the Filipinos democracy; well, tonight they are teaching the world."
It was at this spot during the 4-day revolution where my brothers and I drove and parked the car in front of a military tank to prevent it from advancing towards the people just a few meters in front of it.
We stopped a tank! (I was so relieved that the tank withdrew and went back to its base. Imagine having to explain a flattened car to my dad. Phew!)