Filipino Americans gathered at the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco to celebrate the fall of the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos 30 years ago, reports the Inquirer.
Gloria Navarette opened up her home to fellow anti-Marcos activists back then.
“I knew that we were all fighting a common cause,” she said. “And so I opened my heart …my home.”
Ambassador Jose Cuisa Jr shared his memories of the bloodless revolution.
“For those of you who were there, there were helicopters hovering around over the crowd. We thought the pilots had been sent to shoot the people. We didn’t know exactly what they’re intentions were. I don’t think they prayed as hard as that. I must have said so many acts of contrition.”
He would later learn the Philippine military were siding with the people.
You can see highlights from the celebration in the video below.
30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Marcos Regime
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