travel & lifestyle blog by ruth dela cruz

Edsa People Power Celebration, Whatever Happened to Philippine Flag?

February 25, 2008

When I was a kid in grade school, the only importance of the 1986 Edsa Revolution in my life is the text prints in my History book, (or Sibika and Kultura?) – making sure I remember the figures, people’s name, place and dates so I would have something to answer on our periodical exam.

Now that I am older, I love it that it falls on Monday, and Im enjoying the long weekend.

People are now divided of their different beliefs and stands about this whole thing, and whatever is happening in our country. The funniest thing (or should I say the most wickedly unusual?) about this year’s celebration is that our National Flag refuses to raise on it’s pole during the Flag Ceremony, and just the National Anthem finishes, the generals and those uniformed men with their tense looks just fidget on the flag and ropes and strings.. and yet again, the Philippine Flag and the pulley just refused to cooperate.

They just resorted to raising it to another lower post, explaining to people that they did check on everything before the celebration, but somehow forgotten to check again this morning because of all the preparations.

I dont know what this means to us.. All I know is that the celebration was held in Edsa Monument, which is part of the Mandaluyong City.. and Mandaluyong is Abalos’ kingdom. And every one knows about the Abalos thing and the ZTE deal.

I just thought, maybe the Philippine flag doesnt go with Abalos after all..

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