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What is the significance of Edsa in Philippine history?

What is the significance of Edsa in Philippine history?

INTRODUCTION. The 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution gathered millions of Filipinos from all walks of life to march along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), the main artery of Metro Manila, to end the dictatorship of President Ferdinand E. Marcos and begin a new era marked by true freedom and democracy.

Why is it called EDSA?

Named after academic Epifanio de los Santos, the road links the North Luzon Expressway at the Balintawak Interchange in the north to the South Luzon Expressway at the Magallanes Interchange in the south, as well as the major financial districts of Makati Central Business District, Ortigas Center, and Araneta City.

What do we celebrate in February 25?

1236 by the President of the Philippines. This year, February 25 will fall on Friday. The country will commemorate the 36th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution, which restored and ushered political, social, and economic reforms in the country.

When was EDSA built?

1940Epifanio de los Santos Avenue / Constructed

When was the EDSA revolution happened?

February 22, 1986People Power Revolution / Start date

Who built the EDSA?

Construction of what was then called the North–South Circumferential Road began in the 1930s under President Manuel L. Quezon. The construction team was led by engineers Florencio Moreno and Osmundo Monsod.

What is the original name of EDSA?

In the ’50s, EDSA was renamed Highway 54. Finally, on April 7, 1959, by virtue of Republic Act No. 2140, it was named Epifanio de los Santos Avenue or EDSA.

How many days is EDSA?

During those momentous four days of February 1986, millions of Filipinos, along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) in Metro Manila, and in cities all over the country, showed exemplary courage and stood against, and peacefully overthrew, the dictatorial regime of President Ferdinand E. Marcos.

What happen in EDSA 2?

The Second EDSA Revolution, also known as People Power Revolution II, EDSA 2001, and EDSA II (pronounced as EDSA Two or EDSA Dos), was a political protest on January 17–20, 2001, that peacefully overthrew the government of Joseph Estrada, the thirteenth president of the Philippines.

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