Beyond the celebrations sponsored by the government in Cebu and Manila, civil society groups, students, and activists picketed the EDSA Shrine in Ortigas to mark the 28th anniversary of the People Power revolt.
They came to rail against what they called "Cyber Martial Law" in the form of the anti-internet libel clause of the Cybercrime Act.
Some called it "ironic" that the clause was upheld by the Supreme Court just before the anniversary and under the administration of the son of EDSA's heroes.
The protesters had no permit to rally at the shrine, but anti-riot police stood by to let them finish their program.
We asked some of the participants and spectators: "Is EDSA still worth celebrating?"