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Corazon Aquino

Corazon Aquino was the first woman to become president of the Philippines and the first female president of any Asian country. Corazon staunchly opposed the current governmental regime of the Philippines and, at the urging of the people, ran in the election for president under the United Nationalist Democratic Organization though she had no previous political experience. 278 more words

First Woman

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Homeward Bound - trainspottingChicago

Good afternoon.
I’m on the 3:58PM out of the City.

I think John Cleese and Merv Griffin just sat next to me in the jump seat on this crowded train home. 137 more words


Philippines General seeks arms upgrade as China threat expands

Philippine military chief Gregorio Pio Catapang likens his task to a boxing match. Dwarfed by neighbours like China, with whom ties are strained, he’d like his forces to last at least a few rounds in the ring. 834 more words


Philippine airport bomb plotters planned anti-China attacks

A member of the Philippine National Police’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit examines abandoned luggage found at the entrance of Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International airport in Pasay City, Metro Manila on Sept 1, 2014. 426 more words