'We should awaken memory'
SINGER AND songwriter Jim Paredes joined June Keithley in Radyo Bandido, which broadcast news of the Edsa revolt to Filipinos. Soon after, he composed "Handog ng Pilipino sa Mundo," which became the Edsa anthem. After the 1989 coup attempt that nearly toppled the Aquino government, Paredes went to the U.S. embassy to surrender his green card, a symbolic act that affirmed his faith in country and democracy. This year, on the 20th anniversary of People Power, he is migrating to Australia with his family to "take a vacation from being a Filipino." His disaffection reflects that of many among those who took part in Edsa.
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