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



'People power practiced too often sends a message abroad that you're an unstable country'


A Jesuit priest and medical doctor active in the anti-Marcos resistance, Romeo Intengan or Fr. Archie fled to Sabah in 1980, after incurring Imelda's ire. There, he lived in a Moro rebel camp together with other dissidents. He later flew to Spain to study, while remaining active in the party he helped found, the Partido Demokratiko Sosyalista ng Pilipinas (PDSP). The PDSP was against both Marcos and the communists. Intengan returned to Manila after Edsa, remaining with the PDSP while also serving for some time as provincial superior of the Philippine Jesuits. He gave former President Gloria Arroyo occasional advice on religious matters.


Photograph by Lilen Uy

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