• An armed pro-Aquino soldier stands outside the office of Philippine Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile, who announced he would support Corazon Aquino as winner of the presidential election. Enrile would later walk across EDSA to join Gen. Fidel Ramos at Camp Crame where they would orchestrate the military part of the "People Power" revolution.

  • Marcos Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile meets with retired generals and military advisors in his Camp Aguinaldo office on Feb. 22, 1986. The takeover of Camp Aguinaldo and Camp Crame, home of the Philippine National Police, are seen as the first action of the "People Power" revolution.

  • After hundreds of thousands join an all-night vigil to repel tanks and personnel carriers, Manila residents have effectively blockaded the streets the military is most likely to use in an assault on Camps Crame and Aguinaldo.

  • Marines, some of whom had come from as far away as Mindanao, arrive at a staging area at Ortigas and EDSA in Manila.

  • Catholic nuns from the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception help form the first line of defense against Marcos troops on EDSA Boulevard, two miles from the headquarters of anti-Marcos leaders. Religious leaders were a key part of the "People Power" revolt that brought down Marcos.

  • "People Power" barricade participants joke with Marcos troops outside Camp Aguinaldo.

  • Aquino supporters slow the progress and ultimately repel Marcos armored personnel carriers on EDSA as Manila residents blockade the streets the military is most likely to use in an assault on Camps Crame and Aguinaldo.

  • After hundreds of thousands join an all-night vigil to repel tanks and personnel carriers, Manila residents have effectively blockaded the streets the military is most likely to use in an assault on Camps Crame and Aguinaldo.

  • Marcos Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile, flanked by bodyguards, crosses EDSA from his office at Camp Aguinaldo to join rebel troops and leaders across the street at Camp Crame.

  • Thousands of supporters gather outside Camp Crame in a human barricade that repeatedly turns away Marcos tanks and troops and protects the pro-Aquino troops and leaders inside.

  • "People Power" participants joke with Marcos troops outside Camp Aguinaldo. The non-confrontational approach limited military response and led to an almost bloodless coup.

  • Aquino supporters burn a Marcos t-shirt outside Camp Crame.

  • Gen. Fidel Ramos raises his fist as Juan Ponce Enrile addresses pro-Aquino troops at Camp Crame.

  • Senator Lorenzo Tañada raises the "Laban" sign as he arrives at Camp Crame to meet with rebel commanders. Tañada is a long-time political foe of Ferdinand Marcos.

  • Aquino troops begin the takeover of Channel 4 in Quezon City.

  • A soldier who was shot in the shoulder is removed from the ABS-CBN television compound as Aquino troops take control after a two-hour firefight. The station went off the air as Marcos gave a speech where he stated that he would not step down.

  • Soldiers hug after Aquino troops take control of government-owned channel four after a two-hour firefight. The station goes off the air as Marcos is giving a speech where he states that he will not step down. The standoff and more military defections continue into the following day.

  • Manila is at a standstill as residents take to the streets to blockade Marcos troops. Here, protesters form a human shield at Camp Crame, where Pro-Aquino Military leaders are headquartered.

  • A lone "Laban" sign emerges from the miles-long pile of rubble and cars littering EDSA. The debris is being used to block Marcos troop and armored vehicle movement in addition to the human shields surrounding the military camps where the rebel forces are headquartered.

  • A helicopter descends into Camp Crame before dawn. Although it was presumed that defecting helicopter pilots were friends of the Aquino troops, a Trojan horse was always a possibility. On the ground EDSA is strewn with parked cars and Manila is at a standstill after the third night of People Power.

  • Nuns walk past Philippine Air Force helicopters that defecting pilots had landed inside the Aquino-occupied Camp Crame on previous days.

  • Manila is at a standstill after the third night of "People Power." As word of the imminent departure of the Marcos family reaches the streets, protesters begin to dismantle barricades.

  • Aquino supporters hold religious statues as they stand vigil behind barricades near the Philippine presidential palace. Police put up the barricades to keep Marcos loyalists, who were taunting Aquino supporters with rocks, from causing a riot.

  • Noynoy Aquino and his mother Corazon Aquino arrive at her inaugural at Club Filipino in Green Hills, Manila. Mr. Aquino would later become president of the Philippines.

  • President Corazon Aquino receives congratulations at her inaugural at Club Filipino in Manila.

  • Gen. Fidel Ramos, Chief of Staff of the New Armed Forces of the Philippines, waves to the audience at the inarguration of President Corazon Aquino on February 25, 1986 at Club Filipino in Manila. Vice President Salvador "Doy" Laurel is at right. Standing are Pinky, Kris and Balsy Aquino, president Aquino's daughters.

  • Corazon Aquino is inaugurated as President of the Republic of the Philippines in the late morning. Daughters Pinky and Kris watch as Philippine Supreme Court Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee swears Mrs. Aquino in on the family bible, held by Doña Aurora Aquino, mother of Benigno Aquino, Jr.

  • Imelda Marcos reacts as Ferdinand Marcos gives his "inaugural speech" in the early afternoon. Marcos' speech would prove to be his final public address in the Philippines before evacuating Malacanang Palace to exile in Guam.

  • People scale the walls of Malacanang Palace in Manila after it was learned that Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos and his family had fled to exile in Guam.

  • People break through the gates of Malacanang Palace in Manila after it was learned that Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos and his family had fled to exile in Guam.

  • A Marcos loyalist is paraded down one of the streets adjacent to the presidential palace after the Marcos family fled the Philippines. It was alleged that the man had been firing a gun at the crowd storming the palace. He is being repeatedly kicked by Aquino supporters.

  • Tens of thousands press onto the palace grounds. By midnight, the palace building is nearly secure and portraits of Corazon Aquino and Doy Laurel are hung above the balcony where Marcos gave his final speech hours earlier. Several times througout the evening the crowd sings "Bayan Ko."