ZAMBOANGA CITY, Feb. 25 (PIA) -- Thousands of city government employees join in commemorating EDSA People Power Revolution held early this morning at the City Hall grounds.Clad in their yellow shirts that perfectly matched the yellow balloons they were carrying, the employees showed their best physical way to celebrate the gains of EDSA people power revolution.
The short program ended with the "setting free" of hundreds of balloons- a symbolic action that connotes freedom. (PIA-9)
A short but meaningful ceremony was held at 8:00 this morning to mark that Zamboanga is one with the rest of the country in celebrating the historical EDSA revolution.
The program started with a flag raising ceremony with the singing of the national anthem.
Mayor Celso Lobregat gave a brief history about the non-violent and prayerful People Power Revolution, which many nations around the world have tried but failed to equal.
"25 years later, the Filipino revolution remains unparalleled by any nation. It was not only people power in motion; it was the power of prayers as well. When faith in God is strong, nothing can ever trounce the good, and Filipinos did exactly that 25 years ago to restore freedom and democracy that we now enjoy." Lobregat said in this morning's short program
Lobregat inspiringly appealed before thousands of city hall employees present to let the spirit of EDSA be the constant source of inspiration and strength in a journey towards change; "change that we all long for, change that fuels progress and development, change that can bring about genuine peace and harmony among all Filipinos regardless of customs and traditions."
"In the midst of all the problems confronting the country today, let us relive the true essence of EDSA and be the instrument and strength of change, because he who rejects change is the architect of decay." The mayor concluded.
The meaningful celebration ended up with the "letting go" of hundreds of balloons, an act that symbolizes continuous freedom. (JP Alvarez-PIA)