“People power” swept away dictators from Manila to Berlin, ushering in a new model for social and political change. On the 31st anniversary of our 1986 People Power Revolution, we look at what set apart our people power and the Velvet Revolutions of Eastern Europe in 1986-1989, the revolutions that came before and since, using the framework of British historian and Eastern Europe expert Timothy Garton Ash.

Page Design: Ralph Bagares

Illustration: Rene Elevera

Editor: Manolo Quezon

Research: Ana Roa with Marielle Medina

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