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The 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution (also known as the EDSA Revolution, or People Power) was a four-day series of non-violent mass demonstrations that toppled the Marcos dictatorship and installed Corazon Aquino as president in 1986. The revolution, which ran from February 22 to February 25, was considered as the forerunner of nonviolent demonstrations around the world such as those in Eastern Europe.
The revolution was named after Epifanio de los Santos Avenue or EDSA, where the majority of the protests took place. It is also known as the Yellow Revolution, after Aquino's campaign color.
"It is only a few months until the next elections! Advertisements of candidates are shown every commercial breaks and campaign posters and banners fill the streets. Presidential wannabes are also being asked on their stand on events or issues currently faced by the country. When my teacher asked what I want to be when I grow up, I answered that I want to be a President so I can serve my country. What are the qualifications to run for President? -Louise"
It's always good to hear that the youth wants to give their best for the country. To run for the top post, one must be a natural born citizen of the Philippines; a registered voter; able to read and write; at least 40 years of age on the day of election; and a resident of the Philippines for at least 10 years preceding the election. Study hard, be a good citizen and example to your friends, and be a good follower to be a good leader. Good luck on reaching your dreams!
Batibot is a children's television program from the Philippines, based on Sesame Street. Premiering in 1984, with the name Sesame!, and eventually renamed Batibot several years later. Batibot in Tagalog means "small, but strong and robust". As Sesame!, the program used both English and Tagalog as the media of communication, but after evolving into Batibot, the show became a completely Filipino language children's educational show.
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Claro Mayo Recto' was a Filipino politician, jurist, poet and one of the foremost statesmen of his generation. He is remembered mainly for his nationalism, for "the impact of his patriotic convictions on modern political thought".
He was born in Tiaong|Tiáong, Tayabas (now known as Quezon province) of educated, upper middle-class parents. He studied Latin at the Instituto de Rizal in Lipa, Batangas from 1900 to 1901. Further schooling was at the Colegio del Sagrado Corazón of Don Sebastián Virrey. He moved to Manila to study at the Ateneo de Manila where he consistently obtained outstanding scholastic grades, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree maxima cum laude. He received a Masters of Laws degree from the University of Santo Tomás.
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