People Power remains a tool for social change that is available to a people who want to institute changes in government, said Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo in a Bloggers Kapihan on Saturday at Kape Tasyo in Anonas, Quezon City.
In his sharing with bloggers, Ocampo stressed that “Filipinos are not frustrated over People Power 2, but with the dismal and disappointing regime that came to power.”
He said that the source of frustration is that “People Power 2 was a fight against corrupt and immoral governance, but we were given a worse government by the very persons who composed the new government.”
Ocampo said that the “if ever People Power resulted in bad governance, we cannot blame the
people who took part in the uprising. It remains an alternative way of instituting change.”
“People Power as a concept is always relevant,” Ocampo said, adding that “It remains a mechanism for people to express their sentiments when institutional processes fail them.”