Benigno Aquino

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  • Political Revolutions In The Philippines

    martial law, allowing him to abolish Congress, as well as imprison many politicians and officials, such as senator Benigno Aquino (Kenney 2010, 78). Likewise, after losing the 1986 presidential election, he tainted the results and had Parliament declare him the winner (Civil Disobedience Campaign 1986, 88). Marcos took extreme measures to receive even more control over politics and society despite the potential consequences. After constant state of corruption and abuse of power, Ferdinand Marcos inevitably met his demise. Being a victim of Marcos’s martial law, Benigno Aquino decided to return to Manila and lead the pro-democracy movements; unfortunately, in 1983, before any action was taken, he was assassinated. Nevertheless, his death helped bring about the revolution. Aquino became a martyr for the Philippines. As a result, his widow, Corazon Aquino, took over his role as oppositional leader and encouraged reconciliation as opposed to revenge. Having the full support of the Catholic Church, she was able to become a huge influence on society. When she decided to run against Marcos in the 1986 presidential election, she became an advocate of hope. Benigno’s death also created independent organizations such as JAJA (Kenney 2010, 79). Despite the crisis, Aquino and his wife set in motion the Philippine revolution. Following Benigno Aquino’s assassination, Justice for Aquino, Justice for All (JAJA) was formed. It is a diverse organization made up of different social classes…

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  • Biography Of Corazon Aquino

    Corazon Aquino was open to growth in the various ways as she worked to find solutions to the conflicts in the Philippines. Through her understanding that influence sometimes depends upon being the one in charge and at other times working effectively within a group, she demonstrated an ability to influence others in a way that promoted justice. Aquino used nonviolence to stand up against injustices and made many new reforms according to the needs of the people. Unlike the Philippine’s president…

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  • Effects Of Colonialism On Filipino Society

    The election was heavily rigged in such a way that Marcos won once again. After several years, the United States intervened in his imprisonment and Benigno and his wife, Corazon Aquino, were exiled to the U.S. Years later, they returned to the Philippines, and Benigno was assassinated upon arrival at the airport. Corazon Aquino then took over his position as prominent figure of opposition to the Marcos regime, collaborating with other influential groups and figures to stage a direct opposition…

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  • Commencement Argument Essay

    in discourse analysis. His study revealed that the structure of Mandela’s speech fulfilled his political agenda, as well as the interpersonal meaning by considering the contextual factors of the economic and socio-political situation of the country. In the Philippines, Jubrin (2003, as cited in Autida-van der Zee, 2013) conducted a critical discourse analysis of the State of the Nation Address of former presidents, Ferdinand Marcos, Joseph Estrada and Gloria Arroyo. Autida-van der Zee (2013)…

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  • Tobacco Monopolies Case Study

    Ona and President Aquino. For the first time in the country, progress was seen from two aspects: The taxation was able to reach 46 billion which exceeded the government’s target by 31.6%, and 67 percent (Pena, 2014), or seven out of 10 smokers who consumes 10 sticks per day, only buys one cigarette. A reduction of 35% from young people aging 18-24 who smokes in 2012 to 18% in 2014 was also seen (Mabasa, 2014). With the continuous success of President Aquino’s administration with regards to the…

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  • Aquino's Corruption In The Philippines

    was the perception of widespread corruption and fraud which plagued the governmental process. Aquino and her revolution made campaign promises to “clean up the corruption and cronyism for which Ferdinand Marcos’ was famous” (Niu 93) though once she herself had won office, the revolutionary vigor and fervor of her campaign somewhat reversed themselves. In addition to the above policy positions which she made which notably did not help the Filipino people, she herself soon capitulated to the same…

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  • Justice In The Movie: The Death Of A Hero

    It has been more than three decades since the so-called “The Death of a Hero” happened. Justice was considered not served because the mastermind of the assassination of Senator Aquino was never revealed. Evidences and different arguments were presented but no one was able to unveil the truth behind the controversial death of the senator. However, it was inevitable that the blame was put on Marcos due to the fact that the senator was against his administration and was seeking democracy for the…

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  • Argumentative Essapines: People Cannot Go A Day Without Using The Internet

    the country’s slow Internet connection. The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) proposed the making of Internet as a basic service and Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV agreed with this proposal (Macaraig, 2014). With the Public Service Act of 1936, the government cannot thoroughly control the connectivity of the Internet since the Internet access is only a value added service. I think making the Internet a basic service can help in improving the Internet speed in our country. With…

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  • Alexis De Tocqueville Case Study

    the Philippines conducted democratically held elections and was thus categorized as a democracy. But, the political history of the Philippines has been marred with periods of consistent corruption. The authoritative reign of Ferdinand Marcos from 1965-1986 was once such administration. The rebellion of the New People’s Army, his declaration of Martial Law and the murder of Benigno “NoyNoy” Aquino all attest to the dictatorial nature of his rule. The New People’s Army was fighting against the…

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  • The Importance Of The Mass Media And Agenda Setting Theory

    This is now called the “policy agenda.” The policy agenda is the outcome of the public agenda with the influence of the media agenda. As issues arise, people will protest and write petitions or give complains to the government until they acknowledge the problem and propose a law or a policy that grants, allows or prohibits a certain act. An example of policy agenda is the recent earthquake drill. The news about the earthquake was given full attention and that made the President Benigno Aquino…

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