EDSA 25th Anniversary Events

Received this email from my high school alumni association egroups. A bit too late but may still be of interest to all of you ---

EDSA 25th Anniversary Events
For your information for EDSA 25th Anniversary Events.

Do note that on 24 Feb from 7 a.m. to 12 midnight, the northbound lane of EDSA will be transformed into a festive strip starting with a flag-raising ceremony at the People Power Monument at 7:30 a.m. 
February 17 
·         The Edsa commemoration will kick off on February 17 through an exhibit at the SM North Edsa that showcases the inaugural coffee table book of President Benigno Aquino III. It will be graced by the President’s sister, Viel Aquino-Dee.I t will then be followed by launching of book also about President Aquino on February 21 at Powerbooks Greenbelt 4. The book is entitled Noynoy: Triumph of a People’s Campaign written by Ambassador Wilfrido Villacorta. It chronicled the success of the Aquino campaign in capturing the Presidency. 
·         At 6 p.m., there will be an exhibit at the Ayala Museum featuring 60 photographs taken during the People Power Revolution by Kim Komenich. Fourteen of the photos were given the 1987 Pulitzer for Spot News Photography. 
February 21 
·         From February 21 to 27, some 30 iconic pictures taken by Sonny Camarilo during the Edsa Revolution will be displayed along Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (Edsa) and White Plains Avenue.
February 22
·         A tree planting activity from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in Camarines Sur to be led by Governor Luis Raymund Villafuerte Jr. About 50,000 trees will be planted on a government-acquired land. 
·         A 2 p.m., there will be an inauguration of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Museum and Blood Letting in Camp Aguinaldo. This event is expected to be attended by former President Fidel Ramos. 
·         At 4 p.m., there will be two separate symposiums. The first is called People-Powered Markets: Sa Bayang Umaasenso, Sama-Sama Tayo to be held at NBC Tent in Bonifacio Global City. This event is organized by the Ninoy and Cory Foundation in coordination with the Makati Business Club aim to guide and educate Filipinos on how people and private companies can use the market to address social problems in the country. 
·         The second symposium is the Yes Pinoy Symposium – Trainer’s Training to be held at the University of the Philippines Diliman Hotel. This aims to train participants in facilitating the Edsa Babies Speak Symposiums so they will be able to cascade the symposium in their respective regions. 
February 23 
·         7 to 8:30 a.m., the Yes Pinoy Foundation led by actor Dingdong Dantes will organize Pilipinas Got Bukas to feature human mosaic composed of 2,500 students as a way to engage youth towards volunteerism. This will take place at Rizal High School in Pasig City. 
·         9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., there will be an expo for Edsa Babies at SM North Edsa Sky Dome. Exhibitors will provide avenues by which Edsa Babies can join in nation building through volunteer and other socio-civic programs. Exhibitors are composed of student organizations and non-government organizations. 
·         3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., there will be awarding for the winning projects and entries for the Bright Ideas and Bold Initiatives for a Better Future at SM North Sky Dome. 
·         7 to 9 p.m. also as SM, there will be pre-graduation treat to high school and college achievers. 
·         At 8 p.m., a 40-hour vigil in 25 churches. The vigil will be held until the 25th of February. 
·         There will be film showing about Edsa 1 in schools nationwide on February 23. 
·         Also starting from February 23, there will be a Freedom Tour that will tell story of the Edsa revolution. This runs until February 25. 
February 24 
·         Radio Veritas will be launched as a Sanctuary of Truth Heroes or the so-called whistleblowers. This aims to provide whistleblowers with an avenue to tell their stories under the protection of Radio Veritas. 
·         5:30 p.m. there will be a Eucharistic celebration on Edsa Shrine. A mass will be celebrated at the Edsa Shrine on the eve of the 25th anniversary. 
·         At 7:30 am, a flag-raising ceremony at the People Power Monument will kick off the celebration of the Edsa anniversary. An ecumenical prayer will also be held after the ceremony. 
·         5:30 p.m. there will be a Eucharistic celebration on Edsa Shrine. A mass will be celebrated at the Edsa Shrine on the eve of the 25th anniversary. 
·         9:30 a.m., there will be an unveiling of the Cardinal Sin statue and flower offering at the Ninoy and Cory statues at Rizal Park. This event is spearheaded by Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim to be attended by residents of Manila and members of religious groups including 25 bishops and Catholic school students. 
·         7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) will hold a job fair featuring 30 licensed employment agencies who have committed to offer a total of 25,000 job openings. It is open to public and thousands of job seekers are expected to come. 
·         7 a.m. to 12 midnight, the northbound lane of Edsa will be transformed into a festive strip where people who will attend the celebrations will be able to see the actual tanks used by soldiers during the revolution. People will be able to register and make commitments for the country at Tatak Edsa Registration tents. Foods are sold at P25. The food stalls are put up by the Philippine Franchise Association. 
February 25 
·         Declared holiday for schools.

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