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
Set for the concert- photo by Ogie Alcasid
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)
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Ang ating buhay ay may apoy sa ating puso, Ang apoy na nagsisilbing liwanag at inspirasyon sa atin na abutin ang ating mga pangarap at mithiin. Panatilihin natin buhay at naglalagablab ang apoy sa ating mga puso..."- Regine Velasquez
Not even a childhood learning disability could stop her.
“I’m actually dyslexic. Not a lot of people know,” Regine says. “I’ve had it since birth. I remember when I was younger malabo yung mata ko. Kasi bali-baligtad yung ‘v’ at ‘b’ ko. Di naiintindihan ng nanay ko kung ano ang sinusulat ko. I can’t spell right. Di ako masyadong magaling mag-spell. Mabagal ako magbasa.”
Dyslexia is a disability that impairs sufferers from correctly translating written images into spoken language; a difficulty in processing letters and sounds that results in poor reading and spelling skills. Such disability can afflict even the smartest, most intelligent individuals.
Regine says her being dyslexic made it difficult for her to adapt to a formal school environment when she was a child.
Even now, this disability affects her singing on televised programs, such as “Party Pilipinas” because it requires learning new songs each week and using a teleprompter, a monitor near the stage wherein lyrics of the song are shown to the performers. Regine says that when she gets distracted, she often loses concentration and sings the wrong lyrics.
“Nilalait nila ako. Wala talaga akong kantang na-perfect. Hirap kasi akong magbasa eh. This is my problem. Kaya dati pa nila ako in-o-offer na hosting job, never ko tinatanggap. Kasi alam ko magbabasa ako.That’s my fear kasi alam ko na that’s hard. Kasi ang ginagawa ko mine-memorize ko na. So pagkanta, may kahit konti lang na tumawid, mawawala na ako kasi kailangan kong makakatutok ako doon. Otherwise,wala di ko na makakanta,” she says.
To address this, Regine says, she learned more about the disabilities by watching TV discussions and documentaries.
“So dati hindi ko alam kung ano yon until I watched ‘Oprah’ and Discovery Channel. Sabi ko, ‘That happened to me.’ Sabi ko I’m like that and I remember when I was younger malabo yung mata ko,” she adds.
Regine emphasizes that the best way to overcome this defect was to rely on what she calls her razor-sharp memory.
“Actually yung best friend ko sinasabi niya sa akin,since you have a really good memory, yun ang ginagamit ko para ako makabasa ng maayos. Sabi nga niya na-a-amaze din siya kasi nga wala naman nagturo sa akin noon eh. Inisip ko lang, magaling naman ang memory ko so minememorize ko na lang siya,” she notes.
Regine said she has learned to cope with the disability and would not consider any immediate remedies.
“Meron na akong coping mechanism. Mahirap ko na yun gamutin especially at my age. Kasi na-a-ayos naman yun eh. You have to go back to square one.Tuturuan mo ulit yung sarili mo. It’s hard for me to catch up,” she says.
25 years of phenomenal success wherein Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez is known for her vocal prowess, certified platinum albums, box office hits and sold out numerous concerts.- adm mon1enararauno
At the friend and fellow Octoarts recording artist, Pops Fernandez, Chona Velasquez guested on the now defunct GMA 7 Variety TV show, 'Penthouse Live', on February 16, 1986. This is considered the biggest turning point of her career as this is where Ronnie Henares, the show's producer, noticed her potential and offered to become her manager. Martin Nievera, Pops' husband and co-host of the show, suggested to Velasquez that she drop the name Chona and use Regine as her screen name. That year, her father resigned from his job as a construction estimator to fully attend to his daughter's blossoming career.
“Si Pops naman, isa siya sa mga nag-discover sa akin. Pinakita niya ako sa mga mall shows. Magkasama kami doon. Then naging guest ako sa ‘Penthouse’,” Regine says.
Since that “Penthouse” performance, talent manager Ronnie Henares charted the early years of her career. Ronnie, she says, expressed his intention to be her manager by sending her a “telegram” in Bulacan. “Promise,telegrama talaga. Wala pa kasi kaming telepono noon,” she says.
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