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Marie Josephine Leopoldine Bracken (9 August 1876 – 16 March 1902) was the common-law wife of Philippine national hero Jose Rizal during his exile in Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte. She was described to be a petite Irish girl with striking blue eyes and chestnut blonde hair.




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"What's up Miss Mindy? Since it is the first death anniversary of the late beloved President Corazon Aquino, I would like to know the origin of the term “Cory Magic,” which is believed to have sparked the EDSA revolution. -Andi"


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Hi Andi! I'm doing fine here at Wikipilipinas. Regarding your question, Father Catalino Arevalo of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines described Corazon Aquino as having a “will of steel” in calling for civil disobedience against the Marcos administration, but nonetheless displayed no “fuzz, fret or fury” when she led the EDSA People Power revolt. These remarkable characteristics of Tita Cory are believed to have inspired the people to topple the Marcos regime—thus, the term “Cory Magic.” You may read this to know more about her legacy.

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Bohol is the tenth largest island in the Philippines. The province is located in the middle of Visayas and is surrounded by other islands like Cebu and Siquijor, thus protecting it from typhoons and heavy rains that often hit the region. Because of Bohol’s perfect weather topped with rich natural resources and hospitable people, it’s no wonder why it has become one of the most sought after destinations in the Philippines. Below is an Itinerary guide for 4 days and 3 nights if ever you plan on a trip to Bohol.


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  • August 3, 1898 – In a speech at Kawit, Cavite, President Emilio Aguinaldo appealed to local officials to keep unity, peace, and upright conduct amidst apprehensions expressed by Felipe Agoncillo and Apolinario Mabini, Aguinaldo's diplomatic official and key adviser respectively, over Aguinaldo's supposed “alliance” with the Americans.
  • August 3, 1900 – President Emilio Aguinaldo issued a manifesto wherein he appeals to the Filipinos to continue fighting to defend their rights until victory against the imperialist enemy is achieved and independence is won and recognized.
  • August 3, 1902Isabelo de los Reyes established the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, better known as Aglipayan Church. It is an independent Christian Protestant church in the catholic tradition with Father Gregorio Aglipay as Supreme Bishop.
  • August 3, 1944 – The remains of President Manuel Quezon were transferred from Saranac lake to Washington – where all flags were ordered to be lowered to half-mast.


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Gregorio Labayan Aglipay is known as the first Filipino Supreme Bishop and founder of the of the first Filipino independent Catholic Church, Iglesia Filipina Independiente.


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