Philippine protesters celebrate ‘People Power’ ousting of Marcos

- World - February 25, 2023
Hafsa Mustafa from GCU Lahore.

Philippine protesters held a noisy rally on Saturday for the 37th anniversary of the “People Power” revolution, which ousted President Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s dictator father and sent the family into exile. It was the first commemoration of the uprising since Marcos Jr took office in June 2022. He has praised his father’s 20-year regime, which critics describe as a dark period of human rights abuses and corruption that left the country impoverished.