The EDSA Revolution or People Power Revolution from 1986 is the most important event in contemporary Philippine history. Being a crucial element of the country's identity as a democratic nation, the successful campaign against the Marcos regime is commemorated on February 25th each year.
Hated by many but still admired by some, former president and dictator Ferdinand Marcos is the person who shaped the Philippines in the second half of the 20th century -more than anybody ever did. Traces of his two-decade-long reign can still be found everywhere: in infrastructure and pompous architecture, in the economic power structure, in still pending legal cases, and in social problems that originated from or worsened in the Marcos era.
Former Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. is regarded as an icon of Philippine democracy. His assassination in 1983 fueled the opposition to rise up against the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, inspiring the first People Power Revolution and installing a new administration.
There will be a lot of changes in the coming days and possibly the next six years. Here are the things that Megacitizens should expect from the Duterte administration.
For a long time, the history of Manila was shaped by foreign powers. In fact, few cities in the world have such a long history of colonization. Here is a brief overview of the city's and the country's checkered past.
Being the first freely elected Philippine president after the Marcos era, Cory Aquino counts as one of the national ikons of the democratic Philippines, together with Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr., her husband. The Filipinos honor her as “the housewife who led a revolution” and “mother of Philippine democracy”.
President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino delivered his 5th State of the Nation Address, highlighting the achievements of his administration, attacking his critics, and emphasizing another inherited "ill" of his term.
President Benigno Aquino pointed out the recent gains in economics, education, health, and social services in his 2013 State of the Nation Address (SONA). But he also took the joint session of congress as an opportunity to shame government agencies for the still prevailing corruption.
Filipinos celebrated the 115th anniversary of the country's declaration of independence on June 12 with rituals, leisure time, and reminders of the Filipino virtues and history.
Thousands of Filipinos took to the streets on Monday, August 26, to protest against the misuse of tax money and for the abolition of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), better known as 'Pork Barrel Fund'.
Pamana is a 'docu-musical tribute to Ninoy and Cory Aquino'. It only runs for a couple of days, so get your tickets now!
In the aftermath of the President's State-of-the-Nation-Address (SONA) on July 22, 2013, we were able to talk to well-known political analyst Professor Edmund Tayao about its relevance for Megacitizens.