When I was in grade 6 and The Edsa Revolution (the first one, and not the other phony succeeding ones that did nothing to our country) was our topic for Sibika at Kultura, I went from school one day teeming with a sense of pride in being a Filipino, only to be shocked that my parents voted for Marcos during the snap elections. "Cory's just a housewife" they say. "What does she know about running the country?" I don't know if it was my parents' innate Ilocano-ness or they really believe that Marcos can do better than a plain housewife that made them vote for him.
I was 2 years old when the first Edsa Revolution happened. My parents told me how cute I was (their words; not mine) when I chanted "Cory! Cory!" with the ever iconic "L" sign (which stood for more patriotic things back then) in front of our house in Ilocos.
I can't say I knew better, being a 2-year-old when all this happened, but I'd like to believe I rooted for the right team, the good one.