EDSA Commission to hold forum and book launch in Pangasinan

By Venus May H. Sarmiento

 

DAGUPAN CITY –  The EDSA People Power Commission (EPPC) is set to hold  two events in Pangasinan that seeks to rekindle the spirit of the EDSA Revolution and the magic of the People Power in the provinces.

 

Jennee Dominguez, assistant director for operations,   said a ‘Salubungan Forum’ will be held on Thursday, September 19  from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Lyceum Northwestern University gymnasium, this city.

 

The forum aims to discuss the relevance of People Power in modern times and how different sectors can come together to carry on with the unfinished work of rebuilding the nation.

At 2 p.m., EPPC will lead the Children’s Book Launch and Storytelling to pupils in the same venue.

The EPPC is hopeful the book will express artistically the culmination of the selfless stand taken by countless Filipinos, all of whom joined the ranks of heroes during those three days at Edsa.

EPPC has earlier held the activities in Bicol, Cebu, Dumaguete and Ifugao. Commissioner Cesar Sarino will grace the Pangasinan event.

 

The EPPC was created by virtue of Executive Order 82 (Series of 1999) by then President Joseph Ejercito Estrada, with the task of perpetuating and propagating the spirit of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution.

 

The Commission’s functions include initiating activities that will expand awareness of the principles and values which the EDSA People Power Revolution stands for; planning, organizing and implementing the annual commemoration of the February 22-25, 1986 EDSA Revolution which falls every 25th of February; ensuring the continued management of the People Power Monument; and providing the property and logistical requirements for the EDSA Freedom Center, EDSA Museum and Institute of Freedom and Democracy. (JCR/VHS-PIA 1 Pangasinan)

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