I am an 80s baby. So many wonderful things happened in the 80s:
The Bagets movie was shown in 1984. New heartthrobs were seen on the silver screen like: Aga Muhlach, William Martinez, Raymond Lauchengco and others.
The EDSA revolution happened in 1986 which brought about a change in government from Ferdinand Marcos to Cory Aquino. Other political figures that were catapulted to prominence were Fidel Ramos, Juan Ponce Enrile and Gringgo Honasan.
In the sporting world, John McEnroe finally beats Bjorn Borg in grand slam tennis.
Espadrilles, Topsiders and Penny Loafers were the popular footwear among young people.
It was when Spandau Ballet is not known as a dance but as a music band. You heard great music from Tears for Fears, China Crisis, Duran Duran, Toto, U2, Wham and many others.
Michael Jackson recorded songs that landed in the top billboard chart like Billie Jean, Rock With You, Beat It, Human Nature, Thriller, Man In The Mirror and Smooth Criminal.
A better bit of history: Victory was planted in 1984 in Recto Ave. This was when Steve and Deborah Murrell, Rice Broocks and Al Manamtam along with a team of Americans, came to start a church reaching out to university students. What started as a small church in the university belt (Manila), now grew to about 50 churches in the Philippines. It’s been 25 years and we are so grateful to God for the goodness that He has shown to our church and our families.
But the best part of it all, I got saved on July 25, 1986 in Makati Church (the second church of Victory). So many others like me surrendered their lives to Christ back in the 80’s.
Tonight, many of those people are going to Victory Pioneer to have a get-together of sorts in an event called DEKADA ‘80. We will have a grand reunion to celebrate and reminisce God’s faithfulness for 25 years and to create an impact for the next 25 years.
Looking forward to seeing you guys!