The Role of Media in Edsa Revolution

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The media had come to its success not by accident; for Philippine media today is a product of context and history.
The Philippines is a nation in perennial transition trapped in many contradictions. It is a nation that made the world history when it ousted- the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos from 1965- 1986, who had served longest as president. When Martial Law was proclaimed on September 21, 1972, all the papers including the so- called “oligarchic press” and broadcast stations were closed.
EDSA people power revolt came and with it a new found hopes for Asia’s bastion of democracy. The Philippine Revolution of 1986, from February 22- 25, has been acclaimed as a first televised revolution in the history. The first free local election in
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It is said that three of the Sun-Star Daily columnist was reported for having a secret work to influence local newspapers to print stories favorable to KBL.
In Dumaguete, few days before the February election, radio mobilized people was so dependent on listening with radio stations. The four local radio station- DYSR- broadcast arm of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines, DYWC- operated by the Catholic Diocese of Dumaguete, DYRM and DTEM-FM repeatedly appealed to its listeners to safeguard the ballots. But only DYSR and DYWC both church- related were strong supporters of the National Movement for Free Election (NAMFREL). The two were purely commercial stations.
Many more local mass media had a great role during the EDSA revolution by letting people know the happening during that that time including the Visayan Daily Star of Bacolod. The DYPL, DYBR and DYVL radio station of Leyte; GMA (Channel 11) and RPN (Channel3) television stations; DXOR, DXCC and DXMO radio stations of Cagayan de Oro.
Local radio stations DXMS- DXND team broadcast, DXRC and DXCM, one locally publishing weekly, The Mindanao Cross, and a number of national dailies and magazines updated the people of Cotabato City and the surrounding provinces on issues and happening during the snap election and the February revolution.
By 1992, then the former President Corazon Aquino supervised a smooth leadership turnover

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