History through headlines: People Power Revolution

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Below are front pages, news articles and comic strips of BusinessDay (the predecessor of BusinessWorld) published days leading to the People Power Revolution on February 25, 1986. 

February 7, 1986: “Vote with your conscience”

Front page Feb7 86

Nation Feb9 86

BusinessDay Feb. 7, 1986 comic strip

February 8, 1986: Who’s leading?

Front page feb8 86

Sample ballot

February 9, 1986: People vs the police

Main photo Feb9 86

Comic strip Feb9 86

February 10, 1986: The walkout

Front page feb10 86

Comic strip feb10 86

February 14, 1986: Confrontation seen imminent

cover feb.14

February 15, 1986: Evidence

Article evidence

February 21, 1986: Poorest in the region

Economy article


February 23, 1986

Radio Veritas
A technician shows the damage left by heavily armed men who stormed Radio Veritas’ relay station in Bulacan in the early morning of February 23, 1986.

February 24, 1986: How people reacted to the Enrile-Ramos rebellion

Nation article Feb24

Corp news Feb24

Bankers were worried.

news bankers

EDSA Feb. 24, 1986

comic strip Feb. 24, 1986


February 25, 1986: Dawn of a new government

BusinessDay EDSA 86

At 3:45 p.m. on February 25, 1986, a truck and a Jeep carrying loyalist soldiers wearing arm bands fired indiscriminately at crowds of people gathered along Tomas Morato Ave. in Quezon City. The shots hit two women and a man (shown in photo).

shots fired


We’ll be posting more images of the People Power Revolution from our archives  in the next few days.