By Gil C. Cabacungan Jr., Edson C. Tandoc Jr.
Last updated 01:08am (Mla time) 02/26/2007
MANILA, Philippines -- The world welcomed EDSA People Power I in 1986 and tolerated EDSA People Power II in 2001, but it will reject a third one, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said Sunday on the 21st anniversary of the first people power revolt that toppled the Marcos regime.
On both occasions, the military had sided with the protesters.
“The world will not, however, forgive another EDSA but would instead condemn the Philippines as a country whose political system is hopelessly unstable and the Filipinos as among the finest people in the world but who always shoot themselves in the foot,” Ms Arroyo said in her speech at the EDSA I anniversary celebration.
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