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MMDA announces Edsa traffic rerouting for people power celebration

        A portion of Edsa will be closed to motorists on Sunday for the celebration of the 32nd anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution, the Metro Manila Development Authority(MMDA) announcedon Friday.   The celebration will be onFebruary 25,Sunday, with the theme "Edsa 2018: Effecting Change Towards Strengthened Democracy."   The MMDA announced that the Ortigas Avenue to northbound Santolan will be partially closed from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.   "Two outer lanes will be closed to vehicular traffic while three inner lanes from Edsa-Ortigas flyover will still be passable to motorists up to Aguinaldo Gate," the agency s...Keep on reading: MMDA announces Edsa traffic rerouting for people power celebration.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerFeb 23rd, 2018

MMDA announces Edsa traffic rerouting for people power celebration

        A portion of Edsa will be closed to motorists on Sunday for the celebration of the 32nd anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution, the Metro Manila Development Authority(MMDA) announcedon Friday.   The celebration will be onFebruary 25,Sunday, with the theme "Edsa 2018: Effecting Change Towards Strengthened Democracy."   The MMDA announced that the Ortigas Avenue to northbound Santolan will be partially closed from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.   "Two outer lanes will be closed to vehicular traffic while three inner lanes from Edsa-Ortigas flyover will still be passable to motorists up to Aguinaldo Gate," the agency s...Keep on reading: MMDA announces Edsa traffic rerouting for people power celebration.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

CHAMPIONS AT LONG LAST: Reliving UP’s successful 1986 UAAP revolt

It was the year of People Power, a revolution like no other. And, who would think that such an “uprising” has spilled onto collegiate basketball the same year as the stronghold of the UE Red Warriors was overran? What other ball club can best depict this EDSA Spirit than the 1986 UP Fighting Maroons? Its putsch in the UAAP was carefully plotted since legendary coach Joe Lipa took over the coaching reigns in 1981. This began fierce onslaught only a year later when the Maroons made a rare march into the UAAP Finals against the UE, which boasted a fearsome shooter named Allan Caidic. Title contender Led by the high leaper, Vincent Albino, the Maroons made that shocking feat, yet succumbed to the Warriors’ fiery offensive and lost. But, UP showed nevertheless they had what it takes to be a title contender. And the rebuilding continued in 1983 when UP successfully recruited two big names in the NCAA--Ronnie Magsanoc and Eric Altamirano, stalwarts of the 1982 juniors champs San Beda Red Cubs. With Magsanoc directing plays and Altamirano scorching hot from all angles, UP further advanced in its ferocious plan of taking over the UAAP. But Glenn Capacio and Harmon Codinera of FEU frustrated the upstarts and dealt UP a painful loss in the Finals after being so close to winning the championship. Missing link Their frustration became deeply rooted as the Maroons stumbled the next couple of years finding that “missing link” to glory. And months after a dictatorship was toppled, UP’s powerful missing piece to its years of rebuilding came walking into the Maroon bench—the sensational 6’4” center Benjie Paras, also a hotshot alumnus of San Beda. Paras became the answered prayer since the Maroons had players with an average height of 6’1” at the time, surely a no-match against the burly inside operators of other UAAP teams. Now with a dominating center manning the paint, UP was set to finally chase that dream. And also they had an answer to the best big man of that era, Jerry Codinera, who had puzzled opponents with his shiftiness, defensive prowess (called the Defense Minister in the PBA), exceptional perimeter shooting, and versatility. Best starting five Also, UP has the best starting five in the league, all of them from that sensational Red Cubs basketball program concocted by coach Ato Badolato—Paras, Magsanoc, Altamirano, Joey Mendoza and Duane Salvatierra—with the sweet-shooting sixth man Joey Guanio, a rookie from La Salle Greenhills, providing added artillery and standout Ramil Cruz bringing in his outstanding all-around play. Despite this, however, their title shot wasn’t smooth sailing. Codinera and the Warriors defeated them twice in the eliminations and UE came close to a sweep that would automatically serve them the trophy. But a loss to rival FEU in the last game in the eliminations paved the way for UP, who landed second place after winning a knockout match against the Tamaraws, for that hard-earned slot in the finals. They were however saddled with a twice-to-win disadvantage. Title hungry This didn’t matter to the Maroons, as their hunger for the title brought out the best in them. With thousands of UP supporters trooping to the ULTRA in October 1986, the Maroons were unstoppable. Using a merciless zone, the Maroons were able to stifle Codinera from doing his thing in the paint. This led to UP’s emphatic decisive win in Game 1, 86-75, that arranged a winner take-all championship match three days later. And, in that rubber match, with the whole venue filled with UP students and alumni, from students, faculty, administrators to virtually the entire political spectrum to even former Diliman Commune leaders in the 1970s all coming in droves to cheer them on, how can the Maroons fail them? Altamirano’s true worth From the first time the buzzer sounded, the Maroons never allowed the Warriors to even move an inch, with its prolific scorer Altamirano showing his true worth. After subbing for a fouled out Magsanoc with a good four minutes left to play in the match, Altamirano shone with his playmaking skills and blazing marksmanship with his 27 points leaving the Warriors with no room to breathe. He ended up the tournament MVP that year. Paras likewise prevailed in his giant duel with Codinera with 19 points and 10 rebounds. With an insurmountable lead going into the final seconds, and coach Lipa reaching to the sky in triumph, the buzzer sounded with UP winning by nine points, 98-89. More than a dream come true And their first UAAP title in 47 years is now in their hands, more than a dream come true for the national cage mentor and the UP community he served. It brought a startling “revolution” into fruition, with UP taking over the reigns of the UAAP. Unfortunately, however, the celebration was short-lived, with the Ateneo, La Salle, and UST dynastic runs succeeding their memorable feat. Now 32 seasons later, UP has a chance to finally taste that sweet, scintillating victory again......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

Papal Nuncio Invites Duterte to Attend Day of the Pope Event

President Rodrigo R. Duterte has been invited by Vatican’s representative to the Philippines to attend the Day of the Pope celebration in his Manila residence on Friday (June 29). Italian Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia is currently the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines. Pastor Boy Saycon of the EDSA People Power Commission bared this during the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Work of 1986 Edsa Revolt still unfinished, say protesters

The work of the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution is still unfinished. This was the battle cry of workers, farmers, indigenous peoples, students, and members of environmental, human rights and church groups on the 32nd anniversary of the overthrow of dictator Ferdinand Marcos. The celebration of the return of democracy in 1986 was the perfect foil for what protesters decried as a "clear and present danger" of another dictatorship. They said this was the most urgent Edsa commemoration yet and urged Filipinos to restore the spirit of people power that had been trampled on by politicians. "We are not done with the Edsa revolution," Budit Carlos, spokesperson for In Defense o...Keep on reading: Work of 1986 Edsa Revolt still unfinished, say protesters.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

Ramos lone key Edsa figure in celebration

Where have the top government officials gone? Former President Fidel Ramos was the only key Edsa figure who was at the People Power Monument in Quezon City on Sunday, as the event's guest of honor. President Rodrigo Duterte and other officials, except for Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, skipped the 32nd anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution at the monument. "They should all be here on this day than elsewhere because this is the most important day," Ramos told reporters after the event. Ramos is a supporter of Mr. Duterte, who is vocal about his admiration for the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos and has allied himself with the strongman's children. Asked...Keep on reading: Ramos lone key Edsa figure in celebration.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

Freedom

FORMER President Fidel V. Ramos, together with other key figures in the 1986 EDSA Revolution, and government and security officials, prepare to raise the Philippine flag during yesterday’s 32nd anniversary celebration of the peaceful People Power uprising that toppled the Marcos dictatorship. The post Freedom appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2018

No dU30 again at edsa fete

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will skip once again the celebration of EDSA People Power Revolution on Sunday. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) made the confirmation after the rehearsal for the 32nd anniversary of the historic event that led to the ouster of former President Ferdinand Marcos. “Naimbita po….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

Parts of EDSA closed on February 25 People Power Anniversary

MANILA, Philippines – Portions of EDSA will be closed for the 32nd anniversary of the People Power Revolution, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Friday, February 23. The MMDA said northbound section of EDSA from Ortigas Avenue to Boni Serrano Avenue will be partially closed from 12 am ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

300 cops to join Edsa ‘salubungan’ reenactment on Feb. 25

At least 300 cops will take part inthe32nd anniversary celebration of the EDSA People Power RevoltonSunday, February 25 at the People Power monument in Quezon City.   In a media statementon Thursday, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said the 300 police personnel will participate in the "Salubungan" along with the military.   Salubugan is the annual reenactment of the union of the people forces in the ouster of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.   This year's commemoration has the theme "EDSA 2018: Effecting Change Towards Strengthened Democracy." The administration's high-level officials and key EDSA revolution personalities are also expected to ...Keep on reading: 300 cops to join Edsa ‘salubungan’ reenactment on Feb. 25.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

A clearly divided nation

What was supposed to be a celebration of freedom last Saturday during the 31st commemoration of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution turned into a confronta.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2017

LIVE updates: EDSA Revolution 31st anniversary

MANILA, Philippines - The celebration of the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution on Saturday will be "very simple and very quiet," Malacañan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2017

No destabilization during EDSA

MANILA, Philippines - The protest to be staged by militant groups today in observance of the 31st anniversary celebration of the EDSA people power revolution.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2017

Palace: Duterte not attending EDSA anniversary but may pull a surprise

MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte is not expected to attend the 31st anniversary celebration of the 1986 People Power Revolution but may pull a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2017

No word yet whether Duterte skipping EDSA commemoration

MANILA, Philippines — Is President Rodrigo Duterte skipping the celebration of the 31st anniversary of the People Power Revolution? .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2017

Duterte never really part of anti-Marcos movement

MANILA, Philippines — The government’s decision to hold a subdued anniversary celebration of the EDSA People Power Revolution should not come as a surprise c.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2017

Palace allots P1 M for EDSA rites; Leni saddened

MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang will spend only about P1 million for a simple and quiet celebration of the 31st EDSA people power anniversary this year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2017

EDSA revolt rites to be ‘simple, quiet’

MANILA, Philippines - Celebration of the 31st anniversary of the 1986 People Power Revolution will be “very simple and very quiet,” according to Malacañang,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2017

EDSA anniversary to be simple, quiet, says Palace

MANILA, Philippines —This month's celebration of the 31st anniversary of the 1986 People Power Revolution would be "very simple and very quiet" and would hig.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2017

MMDA rerouting traffic at NLEX to make way for Skyway construction

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is rolling out a traffic rerouting plan for areas affected by the construction of the Skyway Stage 3 inside the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX). During a press conference on Feb. 8, MMDA officials announced that the traffic plan will be implemented starting 11 p.m. on Feb. 9, Saturday. “We […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Gov’t issues 2019 traffic plan for Skyway Stage 3 construction 

    MANILA, Philippines --- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) bared Friday a traffic re-routing plan for the whole year to make way for the construction of the Skyway Stage 3, which will start Feb. 9 until December 2019. The Skyway Stage 3 road project of San Miguel Corporation-led Citra Central Expressway Corporation (CCEC) aims to connect South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) from Buendia Makati City to Bagong Barrio, Caloocan City crossing the EDSA Balintawak Cloverleaf. MMDA said the Skyway road project is expected to be completed by December 2019. The CCEC said the construction works would be undertaken on a k...Keep on reading: Gov’t issues 2019 traffic plan for Skyway Stage 3 construction .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019