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Duterte calls for unity, solidarity on EDSA anniversary

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte hoped the 32nd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution will foster “unity and solidarity” among Filipinos.

In his message released on Saturday, February 24, Duterte said he joins the entire nation in commemorating the historic event, which he said has “shown the world how a people’s courage and resolve can alter the course of our nation’s history.”

 “Since then, the People Power Revolution has become the enduring symbol of our determination to fight for what is right and – during our country’s most crucial and trying times – to defend and uphold our cherished democratic values,” he added.

Duterte then wished Filipinos a “meaningful celebration” on Sunday, February 25.

“May this occasion foster unity and solidarity as we pursue our hopes and aspirations for our nation. Let us further enrich our democracy by empowering our citizenry, defending their rights and strengthening the institutions that safeguard their freedoms,” the President said.


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