This is part of the podcast series produced by the PCIJ in 2006 to mark the 20th year of the 1986 People Power. Check our page Remembering Edsa here.
'If we will pin our hopes on one thing, it must be in our capacity to shape the future'
In 1986, Alfonso Tomas 'Atom' P. Araullo was only three years old when his parents brought him to Edsa. He barely remembers what he saw there, but he believes Edsa is a milestone in the Filipinos' struggle for democracy. Araullo is an oddity among a generation that is mostly indifferent to politics and prefers the cocoon of their own lives to engagement with the world outside. But he believes that his "lost" generation will redeem itself and contribute to positive social change.
Photographs by Lilen Uy
Podcasts by the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
— PCIJ, February 2022