Albay VG Lagman commemorates 34th EDSA People Power Revolution

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Albay Vice Governor Edcel Lagman has commemorated the 34th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution.

“Isang mapagpalayang ika-34 na anibersaryo ng People Power Revolution! Yellow has always been a color i associated with courage. And, of course, the “laban” sign. Now, pwede na rin isama ang Twinning’s Pure Chamomile,” the Vice Governor said.

Lagman shared that he was 13 years when the revolution happened and it made him realize how important freedom is.

“On a more serious note, just want to share that at 13 years of age, i bore witness to the first ever bloodless revolution that ousted a dictator-plunderer,” he said

“Being a martial law baby and growing up in the late 70s and early 80s, i saw how important basic freedoms are—-especially when they were repressed.”

He also said that some of his relatives became casualty of the Marcos dictatorship.

“A labor leader-lawyer uncle, Hermon C. Lagman, became a desaparecido in 1977. An aunt (uncle Ka Popoy’s wife auntie Sally Garduce) was gunned down by the military in the early 80s. These were enduring themes as i tried my best to understand what they meant and hoped to convey,” he said.

“34 years hence, there is so much more to be improved on. Especially in the last couple of years when we entered a redux of what we all wanted to prevent,” he added.