This one came straight from the horse’s mouth.
In the Inquirer.net newstory below, GMA herself admits that the spirit of the original EDSA revolution is gone. But no, she should not lay the blame on anyone else. Not on the ordinary Filipino on the street. Not on the elite. And not on her political rivals.
Her rogue administration is the reason. I thought she’s smart enough to know that. Well, yeah. She is. That’s why she made another clever remark about “glorious revolutions” and all that colorful jazz…
It’s all the same to me even if one is an anti-Erap or not… Arroyo took away the gloria of EDSA. Plain and simple arithmetic.
Arroyo: Glory of EDSA I gone
Says People Power now partisan
Claiming that the “Glorious Revolution” had deteriorated into partisanship over the years, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Thursday made her final appearance as the nation’s leader at ceremonies commemorating the 1986 People Power Revolution.
Ms Arroyo led officials in raising the flag at the People Power Monument on EDSA (Epifanio de los Santos Avenue) in Quezon City, which kicked off the day’s activities to mark the 24th anniversary of the uprising that ousted the dictator Ferdinand Marcos and installed Corazón “Cory” Aquino as the President.
“The Philippines has come a long way since 1986. We regained our freedom and our national pride, but somewhere along the way we became complacent. People Power gained a partisan meaning that started to divide the nation once more,” Ms Arroyo said in her speech.
Thursday was Ms Arroyo’s last appearance at the EDSA I anniversary because her term ends on June 30.
It better be her last appearance because she has a penchant for lying. Remember the time when she promised a few years back that she won’t run again for the presidency?