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On 22 January 1987, thirteen people were killed and several others injured when authorities violently dispersed a farmer's march at Mendiola Bridge in Manila. The incident, dubbed the “Mendiola Massacre”, was the culmination of 8 days and 7 nights of encampment by members of the Kilusang Magbubukid sa Pilipinas (KMP) at the Department of Agrarian Reform (then Ministry of Agrarian Reform).



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"Hi, Mindy! I hope the new year finds you well. I was hoping to get my family into a healthy lifestyle, especially my kids. My husband and I think that living a healthily is a good way to start the year, not to mention a good lifestyle to keep. How do we start? - Carol"


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Hello, Carol! Starting your family on a healthy lifestyle is a great way to welcome 2017. Introduce healthy living slowly to your family so that everyone can easily adjust to it. To kick things off, try limiting junk food consumption—like chips and softdrinks—to once a week, progressing into making it just a once-a-month “practice”. As a substitute, go for healthy snacks like cereals with slices of sweet fruits like mangoes or bananas, as well as fruit juices or shakes. Encouraging an active lifestyle is also a great way to be healthy. You don't necessarily have to hit the gym with your brood; simple outdoor activities or games done on weekends, such as hopscotch (piko), patintero or biking, are good options not only because you're not stuck in front of the TV or computer but because you're also keeping traditional Pinoy games alive. You may also want to introduce organic foods to the table (note that organic foods are not just limited to fresh produce). They may be a bit pricey than regular food items, but considering they are untouched by harmful chemicals,

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Dogeaters is a novel written by Jessica Hagedorn, published in 1990. The novel depicts the rich culture and society of the Philippines during the tumultuous period of Martial Law by contrasting and intertwining the lives of various characters from two different times. Rio reminisces about her family and the Philippines while Joey tries to survive after witnessing an assassination during Martial Law. It earned an American Book Award and a nomination for the Philippine National Book Awards in 1990.


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  • January 24, 1868Jacinto Zamora and eight other student leaders led a student demonstration that demanded the newly appointed Mayor be removed.
  • January 24, 1897 - “The Cry of Tarlac” was raised in Tarlac. It signaled the spread of the Philippine Revolution in Central Luzon.


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Quintin Salas was a revolutionary leader in Panay during the American Occupation. He led the battles for independence in Dumangas and liberated the towns of Barotac Nuevo, Pototan, Passi and Banate in Iloilo on October 28, 1898. Upon his confiscation of the weapons, ammunitions and important documents of the Americans, he set the province's prisoners free.


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