Discovery Channel's must-watch "People Power: 30 Years On" airs tonight!

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To celebrate the 30th anniversary of 1986's People Power, more commonly known as EDSA Revolution, Discovery Channel presents a special documentary that involves interviews from the iconic key players of this historical event. 




Interviews were originally shot ten years ago featuring former First Lady Imelda Marcos, former President/late Cory Aquino, former President Fidel Ramos, Reform Armed Forces Movement heads and members (Senator Honasan, General Batac, Colonel Kapunan) and several other notable persons telling the truth behind People Power 1986 in their own perspectives and experiences.

The late Corazon Cojuangco Aquino - Former President of the Republic of the Philippines and widow of senator Ninoy Aquino
Imelda Marcos - Former First Lady and wife of President Ferdinand Marcos
Fidel V. Ramos - Succeeded Corazon Aquino as President of the Republic of the Philippines after serving as Armed Forces Chief of Staff and Defense Minister in her administration
Senator Gregorio Honasan - Former Head of the Reform Armed Forces Movement (RAM)
The late Former Congressman Butz Aquino - Brother of slain senator Ninoy Aquino and key opposition figure. He is also the first one to call the Filipino people to EDSA highway during the breakaway
The late Fr. James B. Reuter, SJ - Head of the Federation of the Catholic Broadcasters of the Philippines
Sister Sarah Manapol, SPC - known as "The Lady in White" who provided information to the US Embassy during the revolution and to June Keithley for broadcasting in Radyo Bandido
To make the documentary up to date, Discovery Channel decided to include additional presenter-led links to camera featuring presenter, actor and celebrity Trey Farley.


Born and raised in Manila by an English father and a Filipino mother, he personally witnessed the revolution 30 years ago as a young boy. On the documentary, Trey visits key locations around the Metro that are significant to the story to present his links to the camera. He also re-narrates the entire show with an entirely new musical score.


I was very fortunate to be able to watch the exclusive screening of People Power: 30 Years On last Sunday at the new QCX Museum inside the Quezon City Memorial Circle.



Media/Bloggers were invited as well as VIPs including Captain Felix Turingan, former Navy Commodore Rex Robles, Senator Gringo Honasan, Ms. Jackie Aquino (daughter of former Congressman Butz Aquino), Vice Mayor Josefina Belmonte-Alimurung and MTRCB Chairman Atty. Eugenio Villareal. Ms. World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann was also seen at the event.



The program started of with Mr. Louis Boswell, Discovery Networks Asia Pacific - Southeast Asia General Manager. He explained as to why they wanted to feature this documentary on Discovery Channel with reasons such as they wanted the millennials to understand and relive the EDSA Revolution and to learn once and for all the truth as to why it happened straight from the key players of the People Power.



After the documentary, questions were entertained by the panel composed of Captain Turingan, former Navy Commodore Robles and Senator Honasan.



Attending this event is worth it after watching a documentary that showed the perspectives of both parties (Marcos and opposition) from different key players plus the questions and answers during the open forum was very enlightening. Thanks to Ms. Jimcy of Perceptions, Inc and Ms. Sol Razo of Certified Bloggers for the invitation. 

Watch the People Power: 30 Years On at Discovery Channel on its premiere tonight, February 25, 2016 at 9:00pm and catch its encore telecasts on February 26, 2016 at 1:00pm, February 27, 2016 at 7:00pm and on February 28, 2016 at 10:00pm.

About Discovery Channel:
Discovery Channel, the flagship network of Discovery Communications, is devoted to creating the highest quality pay-TV programming in the world and remains one of the most dynamic networks on television. First launched in 1985, Discovery Channel reaches 209 million subscribers in Asia Pacific. It offers viewers an engaging line-up of high-quality non-fiction entertainment from blue-chip nature, science and technology, ancient and contemporary history, adventure, cultural and topical documentaries.

About Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific:
Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, a division of the number-one pay-TV programmer Discovery Communications, is dedicated to satisfying curiosity, engaging and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its portfolio of 14 brands. From survival to natural history, wonders of science to extreme jobs, motoring to travel and lifestyle, and the latest engineering marvels to live sporting events, each channel offers distinct must-watch programming to engage viewers across the region. The network’s 14 brands reach 674 million cumulative subscribers in 36 countries and territories with programming customised in 14 languages and dialects. For more information, please visit www.asia.discovery.com.

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