I’ve encountered some people who claim that with EDSA 1, we recovered democracy but not freedom. I don’t know what their definition of freedom is but here’s what good ol’ Webster says:
Well, what we are currently enjoying in our land sounds like freedom to me.
Let’s look at the internet, the virtual land where freedom may truly exist. Yuxiyou.net published an interesting infographics on censorship on the internet and see how our country is faring.
Yep that is indeed blue which stands for “no censorship.” Do they think that if we didn’t gain freedom 25 years ago we will be enjoying this status? More like we’ll be emo black like China where there is pervasive censorship. Not only do we have freedom online but we are truly free.
We have freedom of speech.
We have freedom of expression.
We have freedom of the press.
And we have freedom to peaceably assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances.
All of these we didn’t have before EDSA People Power.