Last Wednesday's "EDSA Tayo" rally-slash-vigil was attended by a swarm of flies. I'm talking figuratively here, because from what I saw in the news (and from when I looked outside the window of the MRT train I rode on my way to work), the event failed to gather its targeted number of attendees. The same thing happened with the Million People march last August, when the total number of people around the country who joined the march failed to reach a million.
And if it's not enough, there's another march to Luneta today, as I've heard from the radio news, and it's still to call for the scrapping of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), or pork barrel. If the march proves unsuccessful, the reason for the failure will have to be that the resolve of the people in there to have the pork barrel scrapped isn't strong enough.
Or that there are not enough of them in the march.
Like they say, there is strength in numbers.
The reason why the first two "People Power" revolutions worked is because millions of people fearlessly converged and assembled for a common cause: to call for the ouster of the head honchos at those times. In retrospect, though, they only constituted a fraction of the entire country's population, that's why in some way, it's a question to me how they could represent the sentiment of the whole country when they were a mere 2% of the entire population.