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



'The people are tired of constant political bickering'


A cousin of Ferdinand Marcos, Maj. Gen. Fidel V. Ramos withdrew his loyalty from the besieged president and joined the rebels at Camp Aguinaldo on February 22, 1986. His defection turned the tide in favor of the rebellion and deprived Marcos of loyal troops. Ramos's pivotal role in Edsa and his defense of the Aquino government against military rebels catapulted him to the presidency in 1992. 


Photographs by Lilen Uy

Podcasts by the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

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