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.
'Let us now look to tomorrow'
A wealthy industrialist and one of the prime movers of Namfrel, the election watchdog, Concepcion led millions of volunteers who kept watch over the 1986 "snap" election. Namfrel's parallel count exposed the fraud undertaken by Ferdinand Marcos and helped set off the chain of events that eventually led to People Power. Concepcion joined the Aquino Cabinet but resigned amid a corruption controversy. He remained active in Namfrel during the presidency of Gloria Arroyo, although the group came under a cloud of doubt for supposedly favoring her in the 2004 elections.
Photographs by Lilen Uy
Podcasts by the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
— PCIJ, February 2022