THE decision by President Joseph Estrada to resign as President of the Philippines has shown yet again that people power can peacefully bring about change.
The Filipinos saw this mass push for justice triumph before when President Ferdinand Marcos’s corrupt regime was toppled without bloodshed.
The same process brought about the downfall of the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia, where it was called the “Velvet Revolution”.
Wherever it has occurred, the people have been able to make their voices heard without resorting to the ravages of death and destruction that accompany violent overthrows and other such revolutions.
Peace and justice are inextricably linked and the people of the Philippines have demonstrated this.