Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday cited love and concern as the message in the celebration of the EDSA People Power Revolution.
Lacson said, “Without love and concern, the EDSA will remain a cycle of event in our calendar. Thus, it should be remembered not as an ordinary day, but a day that people expressed love and concern so that the present generation will enjoy the beauty of democracy.”
Lacson also said that the movers of EDSA, sacrificed and were even willing to give their lives so that democracy will be attained by the people.
“We should be glad that after years of suffering under the dictator, the EDSA set the model for a peaceful struggle to achieve freedom and equality not only in our land, but also in other countries who wished to be freed from the control, of tyrants,” he said.
He said that while peaceful uprising happened many years ago, the EDSA spirit should take a different path in the lives of Filipinos nowadays. The victory of many should now be celebrated in response to the changing environment so that it will remain an inspiration, he said.
Lacson added that “While we embrace the spirit of EDSA wholeheartedly, we have to work hard to face the present challenges. And it is by way of looking at EDSA through the perspective of love and concern for others that we can draw a never-ending inspiration for the future of our country and people.”
Meanwhile, the Committee on Human Rights of the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod chaired by Councilor Archie Baribar is calling for a consultative meeting with all human rights victims/claimants at 8 a.m. to 12 noon today at the Masskara Hall of the Bacolod City Government Center, on the occasion of the anniversary of EDSA People Power 1, a press release from City Hall said.*CGS