By Roy Mabasa
President Rodrigo Duterte has signed and issued Executive Order No. 47 institutionalizing the legacy of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution.
In a press briefing in Malacanang, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the executive order amended EO 82 “to ensure an effective integration of the functions of the EDSA People Power Commission (EPPC) and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP).”
Under the new EO, Roque said the chairman of the NHCP will now serve as ex-officio chairman of the EDSA People Power Commission.
Accordingly, the NHCP will assume the management of the People Power Monument and ensure its continued maintenance.
NHCP is responsible for the conservation and preservation of the country’s historical legacies. One of its functions is to undertake the commemoration of signiﬁcant events and personages in Philippine history.
Operating under the office of the President, the EPPC was created in 1999 with the task of closely coordinating with private sector groups to perpetuate and propagate the spirit of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution.
The EDSA Revolution was the peaceful, bloodless culmination of the series of street protests and civil disobedience that ousted former president Ferdinand Marcos who ruled the Philippines for decades, some of those years under martial rule.
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