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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.




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"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"


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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!

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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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  • February 14, 1975 - The Philippine Heart Center for Asia in Quezon City was inaugurated. Now known as Philippine Heart Center, it is a hospital and research center with the most modern facilities for heart and related diseases in the country.
  • February 14, 1952Simeon Ola y Arboleda, revolutionary leader from Albay and said to be the last First Philippine Republic General to surrender to the Americans, died at the age of 86.


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Maria Kalaw Katigbak was a Philippine civic leader, business executive and writer, who in 1962 became the second Philippine woman senator. She was also a former beauty queen. She was born on February 14, 1912, to the prominent writer and statesman Teodoro M. Kalaw and writer and women’s rights advocate Pura Villanueva-Kalaw. She was the eldest of their 4 surviving children. She was crowned the queen of the 1928 Carnival de Filipinas in Manila, a title which was then the equivalent of Miss Philippines and which had been held by her accomplished mother 20 years before.


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