From Wikipilipinas: The Hip 'n Free Philippine Encyclopedia
The Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2016, popularly referred to as Cinemalaya 2016, is an all-digital film festival and competition aiming to promote, encourage, and honor the cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers who present bold, fresh, artistic insights on the lives of the Filipinos. It is a project of the Cinemalaya Foundation, Inc., Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Film Development Council of the Philippines, and Econolink Investments, Inc. Screening of films will be from August 5 to 14.
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The Tsinelas (slippers), which was derived from the Spanish word chinela, is a light low-cut footwear that can be easily slipped onto the foot. It has a very simple design consisting of a flexible sole and a Y-shaped hold-strap strategically placed in order to bind the slipper to the foot. It is considered a necessity by most Filipinos and has been incorporated in the standard inventory of every household, regardless of their social and economic class. Though traditionally made from abaca or katad (leather), modern tsinelas are now made out of rubber, fabric, synthetic resin, and other materials.
- August 29, 1916 – The 64th Congress of the United States enacted the Philippine Autonomy Act of 1916, popularly known as the “Jones Law.” It provided the Philippine Islands the framework for the creation of an autonomous government in preparation for the grant of independence by the United States Government. It created a bicameral Philippine Legislature composed of a Senate and a House of Representatives.
- August 29, 1896 – The Katipuneros led by Supremo Andres Bonifacio started the general uprising against Spain. They attacked an isolated garrison in Luzon. The flame of revolution swiftly engulfed nearby towns with Spanish Governor General Ramon Blanco declaring the state of war and martial law in eight provinces.
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