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Thus, the 1st regional Efifanio De Los Santos Avenue (EDSA) People Power Network or EPPNetwork  Salubungan Forum and #TatakEDSA were introduced with the goals to propagate a new brand of people power especially to the youth at the Fr. Tonus gymnasium on Nov. 7.
Bringing back the atmosphere of the revolution during the February of 1986,

Commissioner of EDSA People Power Commission (EPPC) Emily Abrera, stated in her discussion that “the Philippines was the 1st country to have that massive change without killing people. [To some], it was always a bloody revolution.”
Twenty seven years ago at EDSA, she said, the Filipino people were just asserting their God-given rights.
“Nowhere in the world has this happened before. Ang gusto lang [namin], maalis ang diktatura. It is our right to form our own opinions and express these opinions,” she added.
After Ninoy Aquino was shot at the Manila International Airport (now named after him as Ninoy Aquino International Airport), Abrera said she became one of the citizens who wanted change. She recalled that the color yellow was very important to them during that time.
“Ninoy was shot and everyone was shocked. Until now, the case was still unclosed. But during that time, we found strength to one another to rush to EDSA,” she said remembering that those three days of EDSA revolution gathered people from all walks of life because they all want to become part of the history.
People have voted for change, according to her, and they believed that they have to stand their ground and stop that massive cheating that happened in the last century.
Abrera is currently the Chairman of the Board of the Cultural Center of the Philippines and CCI-Asia and the President of Foundation for Communication Initiatives.
Other speakers during the forum were Commissioner Anton Lim, director of the Rotary Club of Zamboanga City and board member of Tzu Chi foundation; Atty. Mark Articulo, president of TOSP-AC CaValYEROS; Mr. Raji Tanada,  project officer of EPPC; and Ms. Jennee Dominguez, assistant director of EPPC. All of the speakers’ discussion and story-telling activities revolved around the awareness of the principles and values which the EDSA People Power Revolution stands for.
Meanwhile, “salubungan” came from one of the defining moments of EDSA People Power Revolution more than two decades ago when diverse people from different places joined together and stood up to defy dictatorship and restore freedom and democracy.
On the other hand #TatakEDSA which was part of the program served as a social gathering uniting the participants and exhibiting different cultural performances.
The forum that joined students from different high schools and universities in the region was organized by EPPC in coordination with SMU through Cogito Politico, the association of political science students. M