Ah, but enough of dwelling on the grim and cynical realities of Philippine politics! As they say, it’s the study of history which keeps us from repeating the mistakes of the past, so to history we go! Take a look at this wonderfully detailed timeline of the 1986 EDSA Revolution, featuring hour by hour updates of the event, with locations, people, and source citations, all painstakingly compiled by the late Teddy Benigno for the 10th anniversary of EDSA back in 1996. (I’ve linked it before, but it’s definitely worth another look today.)
Also see CountryStudies.us: From Aquino’s Assassination to People Power. And of course, the EDSA Revolution Wikipedia entry.