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(From Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Byline: Rina Jimenez-David
"IT'S LIKE DJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN."
Filipinos might have felt like quoting former New York Yankee player-manager Yogi Berra upon catching sight of news footage yesterday morning. There on Edsa was a multitude, defying a declaration of a "state of emergency" and a ban on all street rallies. The scene was reminiscent of the events of 20 years ago, when Filipinos by the hundreds of thousands defied a "curfew" imposed by a beleaguered Ferdinand Marcos and turned the highway into the center of all the protests that had erupted around the country. Unknown to the people gathered on Edsa, Feb. 24 would turn out to be the most tension-filled and dangerous of the four days of that uprising. Several turning points would take place, including the defection of the 15th Strike Wing and the hesitance …