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    Towards the end of the Cold War, many civilizations sought to free themselves from their dictatorships due to corruption and abuse of power. As a result, various democratic revolutions began to arise, which led to numerous global transformations. On account of technological advances in the media and the importance of respecting human rights, countries, like the Philippines, were able to overcome their ruthless leaders by generating nonviolent movements, eventually resulting in the end of communism. With the influence of the media and the Catholic Church, the Filipino community successfully eliminated the infamous dictator, Ferdinand Marcos, by relying on independent organizations such as JAJA and NAMFREL, and civil disobedience campaigns.…

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    a. One of the biggest sources of anger with the Marcos administration 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…

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    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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    to other good aspects and qualities that can be drawn out from it. Being aware of the flourishing state of the Philippines during Marcos’ regime, Authoritarianism is healthy for the country at present and the things that should be considered are the country’s growth, the risk of giving up freedom, and the Filipinos’ perception on the idea. Results show that Filipinos are accustomed to see Authoritarianism…

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    was an example of extrajudicial killing on a mass scale. Violence has long been used as a solution to problems within the Philippines, going back to colonial times. After Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law, the killings in the Philippines increased. With the country descending into lawless chaos, both the rebels and government forces resorted to barbaric tactics, with the NPA “known to have used death squads known as ‘Sparrow Units’ in the mid-80s to purge its ranks of government spies and to…

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    IV. Results and Discussion Tobacco monopolies were believed to have started during the regime of President Ferdinand Marcos wherein he first imposed import and tax incentives to a Philippine tobacco company, Fortune Tobacco which led to the creation of a policy monopoly (Harvard School of Public Health, 2013). Incentives were given due to President Marcos’ close ties with Mr. Lucio Tan, the founder of Fortune Tobacco. Due to the rise of anti-tobacco advocates all over the world, foreign tobacco…

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    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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    “Heneral Luna is a film that should be watched by every Filipino from all across the globe.” This was the only statement my mind was able to process and produce the first time I watched the renowned movie Heneral Luna. It was as if my whole tiny and parched patriotic-system was watered and revived. The movie Heneral Luna is a biopic film directed by Jerrold Tarog and produced by Artikulo Uno productions having John Arcilla play the role of Antonio Luna. [1] It was a film narrating the story of…

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    A person’s knowledge that some people will be on their side and others will not, helps to shape their social identity (Hinsz & Nickell, 2004). Through conformity groups are able to shape group members way of thinking and thus individuals will adjust their attitudes and conduct to that of the group (Hart, 1998). Previously, I had overheard two staff members discussing the short comings of the last director and their disappointment in how things turned out, so I felt it was odd they did not feel…

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    The novel Denton Little’s Death Date by Lance Rubin is about seventeen year old Denton Little, a high school senior, who lives in a world exactly like our own except that updates in science have made it possible to accurately predict death dates. Denton Little is due to die on the day of his senior prom, ironically with the theme Livin It Up, though is unsure as to how and when he will die. Despite his early status, a death date before the age of 21, Denton has always wanted to live a normal…

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