This is part of a 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 will never have anything better unless we try'


Luz Emmanuel Soriano or Sister Luz of the Religious of the Assumption was preparing sandwiches when the tanks drove into Edsa at the height of the People Power revolt. She and the other nuns were soon on their knees, thinking they would die there and be in heaven the next moment. But the tanks never fired. Sister Luz remains a firm believer in the emancipatory potential of education. Apart from being an educator, she has set up a butterfly sanctuary and is on the board of several NGOs and foundations. She was also part of the consultative commission on charter change formed by Assumption alumna Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.


Photograph by Lilen Uy

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