If there is someone who can explain what the EDSA People Power Revolution was really about, it would definitely be former President Fidel V. Ramos.
Chief of the Philippine Constabulary and Vice Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces at the time, Ramos famously quit the Marcos administration and joined Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile in his attempt to overthrow the strongman.
They announced their resignation and withdrawal of support to the government through a press conference inside Camp Aguinalaldo on the evening of February 22, 1986. The press conference triggered a series of events that led to millions of people going to EDSA in support of the ouster of President Marcos.
Three decades later, FVR is among the resource persons for Discovery Channel's one-off documentary, People Power: 30 Years On. Aside from commemorating the historic event, the film also aims to educate millennials about the peaceful revolt.
FHM chatted with the former president at the media screening of the documentary, and asked him to explain to our fellow millennials the real meaning of EDSA. Watch the video below for his answer:
People Power: 30 Years On premieres on February 25, 9 p.m. Encore telecasts will be on February 26 at 1 p.m., February 27 at 7 p.m., and February 28 at 10 p.m.