14 years of Martial Law; an estimated 1,500-3,500 victims killed; 769 disappearances; 35,000 tortured; and 120,000 illegally detained. After countless rallies staged despite the danger, it all came to a head in 1986, when an estimated 1-3 million Filipinos swarmed the streets of Metro Manila and in the face of tanks, army helicopters, and armed soldiers, it ended with the non-bang of a three-day bloodless revolution. EDSA, the highway that bisected the country’s capital region was filled with both activists and students. Nuns, priests, children. On February 25, 1986, Marcos flees from Malacanang Palace (the government seat) and democracy is restored through the power of a people’s revolution.

14 years of Martial Law; an estimated 1,500-3,500 victims killed; 769 disappearances; 35,000 tortured; and 120,000 illegally detained. After countless rallies staged despite the danger, it all came to a head in 1986, when an estimated 1-3 million Filipinos swarmed the streets of Metro Manila and in the face of tanks, army helicopters, and armed soldiers, it ended with the non-bang of a three-day bloodless revolution. EDSA, the highway that bisected the country’s capital region was filled with both activists and students. Nuns, priests, children. On February 25, 1986, Marcos flees from Malacanang Palace (the government seat) and democracy is restored through the power of a people’s revolution.

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