'Silent majority' scores mass apathy

Posted on August 22, 2005 - 11:20am :: ISD-Philippines | Culture
By Katherine Adraneda August 22, 2005 | The Philippine Star TF! Editorial Comment: The death of Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. inspired and galvanized the opposition to the Dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos and led to the first "people power revolution"--an attempt to restore authentic democracy in the country. On his death anniversary, August 21, PAG-ASA, a spiritual-cultural movement held a prayer rally and cultural event yesterday at the People Power Monument and called for the resignation of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and the renewal of Philippine democracy as described in the article below, which appeared on the front page of the Philippine Star. A group claiming to represent the "silent majority" scored the mass apathy of Filipinos at a prayer rally held at the People Power Monument on EDSA in Quezon City yesterday.