Netizen Reveals the True Story Behind This Iconic EDSA Photo of 1986 (Viral)

A concerned netizen shared a very interesting story about the iconic EDSA Photo of 1986 showing the "nuns stopped tanks on EDSA," which was widely used by both the local and international media in spreading the heroisms of the nuns during the 1986 EDSA Revolutions.


According to the story of concerned netizen, Paul Farol, the iconic EDSA Photo is different from what most people think. According to Farol, the tanks which was allegedly stopped by the nuns were just parked during the EDSA revolt.

Paul Parol narrated that the controversial tanks have been positioned there by Marine Gen. Tadiar a day before the Pete Reyes photo of two nuns praying the rosary was featured in The Manila Times.


There's a different story about the iconic EDSA photo compared to the story dissiminated by the mainstream media both local and international.

Here's the Complete Revelations of Netizen Paul Farol:

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The story behind the iconic "nuns stopped tanks on EDSA." There's this story being fed for decades that nuns stopped several Marine tanks along Ortigas Avenue during the so-called People Power uprising. Wrong.

The tanks have been positioned there by Marine Gen. Tadiar a day before the Pete Reyes photo of two nuns praying the rosary made the Manila Times banner photo. How the photo came to be? Here's the story.



Curiosity led people to start gathering at the corner of Ortigas and EDSA to see why there were tanks parked there. They wanted to know whether they were loyalists or rebels. The small crowd grew to several thousands then to more than a hundred thousand in just a day after Cardinal Sin called for more people to go to Ortigas.

As the crowd started to add up, Gen. Tadiar ordered the tanks to move to a vacant lot which is now known as Robinsons Galleria. When the tank engines started to roar, the people in front of the tanks started to panic thinking that the tanks were gonna roll over them. People, including the nuns, started praying the rosary.

With all the international media focusing their lenses on the nuns, the story has been sealed. And that was how the iconic photo was taken. Photographs can be interpreted in many ways but the true story could only be told by those who were 'really' there. So in my opinion, the praying nuns did not stop the tanks because the tanks were never gonna roll over them in the first place.

That split second incident became a photo opportunity for photographers (including me) and spinners. You want proof? I have photographs of that incident (before, during and after).

Source: Paul Farol FB Page

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