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25th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution: Schedule of Events

February 23, 2011

Schedule of Events
25th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution

February 17, 2011
Exhibit of the Inaugural 
6:00 P.M., SM The Block
This exhibit showcases the coffee table book that documents the events from President Cory Aquino’s funeral to the Aquino campaign up to the inauguration of Benigno S. Aquino III as President.

February 21, 2011
NoyNoy: Triumph of a People’s Campaign  
5:00 P.M., Powerbooks, Greenbelt 4
A book written by Ambassador Wilfrido Villacorta will be launched. The book chronicles the success of the Aquino campaign in capturing the Presidency.

Exhibit of the Revolution Revisited by Kim Komenich 
6:00 P.M., Ayala Museum
An event co-sponsored by the Ayala Museum, this exhibit features 60 photographs taken by Kim Komenich during his assignment in the Philippines at the time of the People Power Revolution. Fourteen of these photos were given the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography.

February 21 to 27, 2011
Sonny Camarillo Exhibit
Thirty iconic pictures taken by Sonny  Camarillo during the EDSA People Power Revolution will be displayed along EDSA and White Plains Avenue. The pictures tell the story of the revolution as seen through a photographer’s lens.  

February 22, 2011
Tree Planting Activity 
9:00 A.M. to 12:00 NN, Camarines Sur
The Local Government of Camarines Sur, led by Governor Luis Raymund Villafuerte Jr., has organized a tree planting activity wherein 50,000 trees will be planted on governmentacquired land. In an attempt to feature the value of  Pagkakaisa, this area, now called the “Community of Hope”, serves as a home for rebel returnees and military families.

Inauguration of the AFP Museum and Blood Letting 
2:00 P.M., AFP Grounds, Camp Aguinaldo
The room where Former President Fidel V. Ramos and Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile’s announced their withdrawal of support has been converted to a museum. This event will feature the inauguration of this historic place. A blood letting will simultaneously be conducted in the AFP grounds as well.

PEOPLE-POWERED MARKETS: Sa Bayang Umaasenso, Sama-Sama Tayo 
4:00 P.M., NBC Tent, Bonifacio Global City
The Ninoy and Cory Foundation in coordination with the Makati Business Club organized this event in order to guide and educate Filipinos on how people and private companies can use the market to address social problems in the country.
Yes Pinoy Symposium – Trainer’s Training (until the 22nd) 
Venue: Kabayan Hotel, Cubao, Time: 10:00 A.M. 
Participants will be trained in facilitating the EDSA Babies Speak Symposiums so they will be able to cascade the symposium in their respective regions.

February 23, 2011
Pilipinas Got Bukas 
7:00 – 8:30 A.M., Rizal High School, Pasig
In order to engage the youth towards volunteerism, the YesPinoy Foundation organized this event that will showcase a human mosaic composed of 2,500 students. A passing of the torch by the EDSA Veterans to the EDSA Babies will also take place.

EDSA Babies Expo 
9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., SM North Sky Dome
Exhibitors will provide avenues by which EDSA Babies can join in nation building through volunteer and other socio-civic programs. Exhibitors will be composed of student organizations and NGOs.

Program and Awarding: Best Entries in Bright Ideas and Bold Initiatives for a Better Future 
3:30 P.M. to 5:00 P.M., SM North Sky Dome
Winning projects and entries for the Bright Ideas and Bold Initiatives for a Better Future program will be given.

EDSA Babies… Congrats Mga Sikat! 
7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M., SM North Sky Dome
This is a pre-graduation treat  to high school and college achievers. Various artists will perform for the students and the winners of the Bright Ideas and Bold Initiatives for a Better Future program.

EDSA 1 Clips Film showing in schools nationwide
Documentaries and films about the revolution will be shown in various schools across the country.

40-Hour Vigil in 25 Churches 
8:00 P.M.
A 40-hour vigil will be held starting on the 23rdup to the 25th will be held in 25 churches across the country. 

Freedom Tour will begin (will run until the 25th) 
8:00 – 9:30 AM, 9:30 – 11:00 AM and 5:00 – 6:30 PM
This is a tour that will tell the story of the revolution. The tour will cover the following areas: La Salle Greenhills, the EDSA Shrine, the People Power Monument, and Club Filipino.

February 24, 2011
Eucharistic Celebration 
5:30 P.M., EDSA Shrine
A mass will be celebrated at the EDSA Shrine on the eve of the 25th Anniversary of the success of the revolution.

Freedom Tour will continue 
8:00 – 9:30 AM, 9:30 – 11:00 AM and 5:00 – 6:30 PM
This is a tour that will tell the story of the revolution. The tour will cover the following areas: La Salle Greenhills, the EDSA Shrine, the People Power Monument, and Club Filipino.

February 25, 2011
Honors and Flag Raising Ceremony 
7:30 A.M., People Power Monument
A flag raising ceremony at the People Power Monument will kick off the celebration. An Ecumenical Prayer will also be held after the ceremony.

Unveiling of the Cardinal Sin Statue and Flower Offering at the Ninoy and Cory Statues 
9:30 A.M., Rizal Park
This event is spearheaded by Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim.  In attendance will be residents of Manila, the religious including twenty-five bishops and Catholic school students.  After the unveiling, flowers will be offered at the Ninoy and Cory statues. 

Job Fair 
7:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M, POEA Building
The POEA  will hold a job fair featuring thirty licensed employment agencies who have committed to offer a total of 25,000 job openings.   This job fair is open to the public and thousands of job seekers are expected to come.

EDSA Strip 
7:00 A.M. to 12:00 midnight
The north bound lane of EDSA will be transformed into a festive strip where people who will attend the celebrations will be able to see the actual tanks used by soldiers during the revolution. People will also be able to register and make commitments for the country at Tatak Edsa Registration tents. Food will be available at P25 at food stalls put up by the Philippine Franchise Association.

Medical-Dental Mission
9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., Camp Aguinaldo Gate
A medical and dental mission will be held throughout the day at the Camp Aguinaldo Gate in front of EDSA.

Unveiling of Marker 
11:00 A.M., POEA Building
A historical marker will  be  unveiled in the exact location where former President Cory Aquino delivered a speech during the EDSA People Power Revolution. 

Boodle Lunch 
12:00 Noon, EDSA
There will be a boodle lunch along EDSA for 2,500 people including CEOs, LGU representatives, student leaders, and others. This activity seeks to rekindle the spirit of sharing that transpired during the EDSA People Power Revolution. 

Salubungan Program 
3:45 P.M., EDSA
This will reenact the “Salubungan” that happened 25 years ago when then General Ramos and Defense Minister  Juan Ponce Enrile joined forces against the dictator. The forces will converge at the People Power Monument.

Live Musical Variety Show 
8:00 P.M., White Plains Avenue
A live concert will be held that will showcase  various Filipino artists from the Kapuso,Kapamilya, and Kapatid networks. The variety show is divided into five (5) suites: “Simulain, People Power History 101,” “Ang Diwa, the Spirit of EDSA People Power,” “Mga Simbolo, People Power Lives On,” “Mga Bayani, the Heroes of Today,” and “People Power Ngayon, Nation Building Today.”   The PANA Ad campaign will also be launched at the concert.  A fireworks display will follow the concert.

LGU Participation
LGUs across the country will hold events that will include medical missions, tree planting, monitoring of smoke belchers, and other projects to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the EDSA Revolution. 

Freedom Tour will continue (VIP tour at 1:00 PM)

8:00 – 9:30 AM, 9:30 – 11:00 AM and 5:00 – 6:30 PM
This is a tour that will tell the story of the revolution. The tour will cover the following areas: La Salle Greenhills, the EDSA Shrine, the People Power Monument, and Club Filipino.

February 26, 2011
Unveiling of the Kalayaan Marker 
10:30 A.M., Kalayaan Hall, MalacaƱang
During the Marcos regime, the hall was called Maharlika Hall. When former President Cory Aquino assumed office, it was renamed Kalayaan Hall. A marker will be unveiled at the hall to commemorate this event.

People Power Awards 
11:00 A.M., Heroes Hall, MalacaƱang
This event is in recognition of the personalities who played significant roles during the EDSA People Power Revolution.  The awardees are: (Living) Fr. Reuter, Nap Rama and William Esposo, and (Posthumous) Don Chino Roces, Rep. Stephen Solarz, and Teodoro Benigno.  Lunch will be served and the film entitled “The World Remembers EDSA” will be shown.  Music will be provided by Mr. Ryan Cayabyab.

February 27, 2011
People Power Run
The route of the run will be from the People Power Monument to Ortigas, Greenmeadows, and C5. Simultaneous runs will be held in Bicol, Cebu, Zamboanga, Dipolog and Angeles City.

YesPinoy Foundation Relaunch 
7:00 P.M., NBC Tent, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
The event will be attended by members of the YesPinoy Foundation and various artists.  During the Relaunch, the EDSA Babies shall articulate their commitment to carry on the Spirit of EDSA – the spirit volunteerism.  

18th Philippine Travel Tour Expo 2011

February 9, 2011

18th Philippine Travel Tour Expo 2011

Highly recommended!!!
Why you shouldn't miss this event:
It's the biggest annual event in the tourism industry. All participants, the airlines, the travel agencies and the resorts, all give huge discounts. You get the best travel deals during this 3-day event.

A few examples of last year's discounts:
1. Batanes SEAIR (Southeast Asian Airlines) early bird promo rate of 2835 pesos ++ per way
2. 50% off Corregidor day tour by Sun Cruises
3. Zest Air 50% off domestic airfares
4. Cebu Pacific and PAL discounted fares.

To see the promo fares available at the 18th Philippine Travel Tour Expo, see here

Here is the list of exhibitors and participants to this expo

February 18-20, Friday to Saturday
10am to 9pm

Halls 1,2,3 & 4, SMX Convention Center
Seashell Drive, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City

How to get there: 

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For more info on how to get there by public transportation, check out this blog

German Christmas Market

November 26, 2010

German Christmas Market

Mamasko tayo sa Weihnachtsmarkt!
The 2nd German Christmas Market will be held in the campus of the Ateneo de Manila University. The event brings together students, teachers, parents and educational partners to experience German culture through various contests, educational games, concerts, dance performances, sport competitions, cooking demos and food tastings. Let us come together to experience a traditional German holiday cheer!
(Taken from the Goethe Institute Website.)

What I Love about the German Christmas Market
1. The Stollen!

  • They have the best and freshest stollen I've ever tasted! Santis Delicatessen usually sells the Stollen during the Christmas season, but the Stollen at the German Christmas Market is much better.
  • What is a Stollen:  Stollen is a loaf-shaped cake containing dried fruit, and covered with sugar, powdered sugar or icing. The cake is usually made with chopped candied fruit and/or dried fruit, nuts and spices. Stollen is a traditional German cake, usually eaten during the Christmas season, when called Weihnachtsstollen or Christstollen. A similar cake from the Dutch cuisine is called a Kerststol in Dutch, while in Italian cuisine the panettone also shows a likeness. (from Wikipedia)
2. The different varieties of sausage available.
3. The different food stalls that mainly carries European food. And of course, German cuisine is widely available.

What Kids Will Learn
1. They will have a brief exposure to German culture, more particularly, the German Christmas tradition.
2. They will learn that the tradition of having Christmas Markets originated from Germany.
A Christmas market, also known as Christkindlmarkt, Christkindlesmarkt, Christkindlmarket, and Weihnachtsmarkt, is a street market associated with the celebration of Christmas during the four weeks of Advent. These markets originated in Germany and Alsace but are now being held in many other countries. (from Wikipedia)

Location of the 2010 Christmas Market 

To view the Ateneo School Map, see here