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On Edsa anniv, Marcos admin requested to deal with struggle vs corruption

On Edsa anniv, Marcos admin asked to focus on fight vs corruption

FILE PHOTO: Jubilant Filipino floods into Malacañang compound to have a good time after President Ferdinand Marcos Sr., who dominated for 20 years as one of many world’s strongest dictators, fled to Hawaii, in February 1986.  PDI PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — The Nationwide Council of Church buildings within the Philippines (NCCP) has opposed proposals to amend the 1987 Structure and urged the present administration to as an alternative focus extra on individuals’s wants and eradicating corruption.

NCCP’s pronouncements got here on the event of the thirty eighth anniversary of the Edsa Folks Energy Revolution on Sunday beneath the rule of Ferdinand Marcos Jr., son and namesake of the late Ferdinand Marcos Sr., whose dictatorial rule triggered the world-famous cold rebellion in February 1986.

The group mentioned at this time’s authorities ought to do extra initiatives that can actually profit the individuals: “Within the spirit of Edsa, our name stays the identical and that’s for our leaders of the land to be pro-people, urging the federal government to prioritize individuals’s wants amidst a time of escalating poverty; to eradicate corruption; increase native agricultural manufacturing by real agrarian reform, ship primary social providers, and push for the resumption of formal peace talks with the Nationwide Democratic Entrance of the  Philippines,” amongst others.

“Honoring the essence of Edsa entails a steadfast dedication to safeguarding our sovereignty. As we commemorate the thirty eighth Anniversary of the Edsa, we’re confronted anew with a urgent problem: the flowery schemes to change the 1987 Philippine Structure,” it additionally mentioned in a press release.

“A declare that each administration pushes for iniquitous causes posturing to elevate the individuals’s financial state of affairs. We thus invite our individuals to make use of this event to replicate deeply on the state of affairs of the Filipinos beneath the federal government of President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr,” it added.

READ: The unconventional beginnings of Edsa individuals energy

NCCP pressured that the Edsa revolt taught Filipinos to guard the foundational legal guidelines and uphold the dignity and values they fought for. The Structure was ratified post-Edsa.

“As individuals of religion, we honor the commemoration of Edsa Folks  Energy by being current within the parliament of the streets, basically exercising our collective energy not solely in defending our sovereignty from tyrannical regimes but in addition in any makes an attempt to jeopardize our 1987 Structure, undermining individuals’s choice making, democracy, and liberty,” it mentioned.

READ: Binay ‘involved’ about lowering curiosity in Edsa Folks Energy anniv

“Our hard-fought victories over time function a safeguard towards additional makes an attempt to degrade, disrespect, or assault our freedom, echoing the painful classes of previous dictatorships that persist even in our present context,” it added.

The Edsa Folks Energy Anniversary is now not a vacation this 12 months, because it was not included in checklist of 2024 holidays in President Bongbong Marcos’ Proclamation No. 368 signed on October 11, 2023.

READ: February 25, Edsa Folks Energy Anniversary, not a vacation in 2024

Nevertheless, earlier than the issuance of Proclamation No. 368, February 25 of yearly was noticed as a “particular non-working vacation.”

The Workplace of the President later defined that they eliminated the occasion from the checklist of holidays for this 12 months as a result of it falls on a Sunday.

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February 25, 1986 was the end result of days of demonstrations by Filipinos who had denounced Marcos Sr.’s 20-year regime, which was marred with large corruption and violations of human rights.

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