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 military, once it intervenes, cannot go back to the barracks'


Seen at Edsa as the dashing, rifle-bearing colonel who was supposed to have led the assault on Malacañang, Honasan is the face of military rebellion. The leader of several unsuccessful attempts to topple the Aquino government, Honasan articulated the military's resentment against civilian authority. Briefly detained before escaping from his floating prison in Manila Bay, he served in the Senate from 1995 to 2004. He later headed the Guardians, a military brotherhood, and became the most compelling symbol of the politicized soldiery.


Photographs by Lilen Uy

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