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.
'We returned to democracy, but the practices are undemocratic'
Then army colonel stationed in Pampanga, Raymundo Jarque joined the military rebellion that toppled Marcos and barricaded the highways to prevent loyalist troops from moving to Manila. In 1989, as the general who headed the Negros Island Command, he launched a vicious offensive against communist rebels. Ironically, a few years later, Jarque would seek protection in a communist camp after a Negrense landlord unjustly accused him of theft and corruption. Jarque has since returned to "normal life" but remains a maverick, keeping in touch with communist friends while securing a government corporation.
Photographs by Lilen Uy
Podcasts by the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
— PCIJ, February 2022