February 25, 2012 People Power Anniversary

– Philippines

Today Filipinos commemorate the non-violent People Power revolution that restored democracy in their nation in 1986.

LABAN, the political party that challenged the corrupt dictator Ferdinand Marcos, used yellow as its official color. That's why many Filipinos are wearing yellow today. People also raise their hands to make an L-shape with their fingers, as almost two million people did during the massive 1986 rallies.

People will gather today in the capital city, Manila, to raise the flag, unveil a statue of hero Jaime Cardinal Sin, and honor volunteers who helped victims of Typhoon Sendong. The day's activities will be capped by a concert.

Learn about the Philippines

Mr. Donn has gathered some resources. 

Hands-On Crafts for Kids offers four Filipino-themed crafts. 

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