History UsefulNotes / Philippines

7th Dec '16 7:44:30 PM DustSnitch
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* Fernando Poe Jr., action star famous for films starring him as [[KnightInShiningArmor the champion of the downtrodden]] and a {{Badass}}, later BadassGrandpa extraordinaire. Also known for his [[HotBloodedSideburns sideburns]] and RapidFireFisticuffs. He ran for the presidency in 2004 unencumbered by things like "qualifications for office" or "actually having an agenda", and ''very'' narrowly lost to Gloria Magacapal-Arroyo, who was widely suspected of cheating. Suddenly died months after his loss, which resulted in a public outpouring of grief rivaling Ninoy Aquino's death.

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* Fernando Poe Jr., action star famous for films starring him as [[KnightInShiningArmor the champion of the downtrodden]] and a {{Badass}}, badass, later BadassGrandpa extraordinaire. Also known for his [[HotBloodedSideburns sideburns]] and RapidFireFisticuffs. He ran for the presidency in 2004 unencumbered by things like "qualifications for office" or "actually having an agenda", and ''very'' narrowly lost to Gloria Magacapal-Arroyo, who was widely suspected of cheating. Suddenly died months after his loss, which resulted in a public outpouring of grief rivaling Ninoy Aquino's death.
5th Dec '16 7:26:19 AM bwehehehe
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* Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., [[DeadGuyJunior son of the elder Marcos]] and senator. Was targeted for assassination during the aborted coup that led to the first EDSA. Like the rest of the Marcos family, maintains that President Marcos did right by the country and has declined to give apologies for the past or has only given [[BackhandedApology non-apologies]] at best. Ran as vice president in the last elections, gained a following among young voters and lost by a mere 200,000 votes, causing many among the older generations to wonder if the nation has AesopAmnesia.

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* Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., [[DeadGuyJunior son of the elder Marcos]] and senator. Was targeted for assassination during the aborted coup that led to the first EDSA. Like the rest of the Marcos family, maintains that President Marcos did right by the country and has declined to give apologies for the past or has only given [[BackhandedApology non-apologies]] at best. Ran as vice president in the last elections, gained a following among young voters and lost by a mere 200,000 votes, votes (and is currently filing an electoral protest against the incumbent Robredo), causing many among the older generations to wonder if the nation has AesopAmnesia.



* Margaux "Mocha" Uson, singer, dancer, and leader of the eponymous Mocha Girls. She has also been (in)famous for her blog (read: Facebook page) which established her as the [[{{BNF}} biggest Duterte supporter]] in cyberspace. Her father Oscar, a judge, was assassinated in 2002.

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* Margaux "Mocha" Uson, singer, dancer, former sex blogger, and leader of the eponymous Mocha Girls. She has also been (in)famous for her blog (read: Facebook page) which established her as the [[{{BNF}} biggest Duterte supporter]] in cyberspace. cyberspace, and consequently, one of the country's, if not the biggest, AcceptablePoliticalTargets. [[note]]Her Facebook page's reach is wider than those of the country's biggest mainstream media organizations ''combined''.[[/note]] Her father Oscar, a judge, was assassinated in 2002.
4th Dec '16 7:34:08 AM CelPrevXXVI
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* Miriam Defensor-Santiago, HotBlooded [[LongRunner long-running]] senator, former International Court of Justice judgem and [[TheAce Harvard graduate]] famous for [[IronLady taking control of proceedings whenever she talks]] and being quite the InsufferableGenius (though not without some sense of humor). Often hailed as one of the best presidents the country never had due to her [[{{Understatement}} immense background and qualifications]], having ran thrice in 1992, 1998, and 2016.

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* Miriam Defensor-Santiago, HotBlooded [[LongRunner long-running]] senator, former International Court of Justice judgem and [[TheAce Harvard graduate]] graduate]], famous for [[IronLady taking control of proceedings whenever she talks]] and being quite the InsufferableGenius (though not without some sense of humor). Often hailed as one of the best presidents the country never had due to her [[{{Understatement}} immense background and qualifications]], having ran thrice in 1992, 1998, and 2016.
20th Nov '16 8:07:19 AM Odacon_Spy
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* The first few levels in ''VideoGame/SniperGhostWarrior 2'' take place in the Philippines (in the Bicol region, specifically, judging by the satellite imagery in the first cutscene) and one of the [=HVTs=] for the mission is a "shot caller" for Abu Sayyaf.

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* The first few levels in ''VideoGame/SniperGhostWarrior 2'' take place in the Philippines (in the Bicol region, specifically, judging by the satellite imagery in the first cutscene) and one of the [=HVTs=] for the mission operation is a "shot caller" for Abu Sayyaf.
19th Nov '16 11:38:11 PM Odacon_Spy
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* The first few levels in ''VideoGame/SniperGhostWarrior 2'' take place in the Bicol region of the Philippines (judging by the satellite imagery in the first cutscene) and one of the mission's [=HVTs=] is a shot-caller for Abu Sayyaf.

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* The first few levels in ''VideoGame/SniperGhostWarrior 2'' take place in the Bicol region of the Philippines (judging (in the Bicol region, specifically, judging by the satellite imagery in the first cutscene) and one of the mission's [=HVTs=] for the mission is a shot-caller "shot caller" for Abu Sayyaf.
19th Nov '16 10:46:00 PM Odacon_Spy
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* The first few levels in ''VideoGame/SniperGhostWarrior 2'' take place in the Philippines (in the Bicol region, judging by the satellite imagery in the first cutscene) and one of the mission's [=HVTs=] is a shot-caller for Abu Sayyaf.

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* The first few levels in ''VideoGame/SniperGhostWarrior 2'' take place in the Bicol region of the Philippines (in the Bicol region, judging (judging by the satellite imagery in the first cutscene) and one of the mission's [=HVTs=] is a shot-caller for Abu Sayyaf.
19th Nov '16 10:42:57 PM Odacon_Spy
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* In the alternate history ''[[Literature/1983Doomsday]]'', The Philippines is one of the pre-doomsday nations to survive the nuclear war of 1983. During the war, three sites of the Philippines were hit by Soviet nuclear weapons, all which were US military bases: Clark Air Base in Pampanga, Subic Naval Base in Zambales, and Camp John Hay in Baguio City, Benguet. Following Doomsday, the country was plunged into crisis, as the affected provinces and nearby provinces were evacuated. Two years later, Chinese refugees arrived further complicating the situation. Ferdinand Marcos was disposed in a peaceful coup in 1987. The country was rediscovered by an ANZC recon team in 1995. The following year, the Philippines took control of Sabah.

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* In the alternate history ''[[Literature/1983Doomsday]]'', ''Literature/{{1983Doomsday}}'', The Philippines is one of the pre-doomsday nations to survive the nuclear war of 1983. During the war, three sites of the Philippines were hit by Soviet nuclear weapons, all which were US military bases: Clark Air Base in Pampanga, Subic Naval Base in Zambales, and Camp John Hay in Baguio City, Benguet. Following Doomsday, the country was plunged into crisis, as the affected provinces and nearby provinces were evacuated. Two years later, Chinese refugees arrived further complicating the situation. Ferdinand Marcos was disposed in a peaceful coup in 1987. The country was rediscovered by an ANZC recon team in 1995. The following year, the Philippines took control of Sabah.
19th Nov '16 10:41:48 PM Odacon_Spy
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* The first few levels in ''VideoGame/SniperGhostWarrior 2'' take place in the Philippines (in the Bicol region, judging by the satellite imagery in the first cutscene) and one of the mission's [=HVTs=] is a shot-caller for Abu Sayyaf.
18th Nov '16 8:25:03 PM bwehehehe
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In 1965 senator Ferdinand Marcos took power, and while his first term (the 1935 Constitution allowed for two four-year terms) was marked with massive infrastructural growth, his second term came with a mounting CultOfPersonality, and mounting public outrage, including an increase in student activism, over his and his wife Imelda's excesses and increasing charges of corruption. This time also saw the rebirth of the communist insurgency with the New People's Army (NPA) after a new Communist Party was founded, and the start of the modern Muslim insurgency with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), who appropriated the old Spanish label ''Moro'' (Moor).

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In 1965 senator Ferdinand Marcos UsefulNotes/FerdinandMarcos took power, and while his first term (the 1935 Constitution allowed for two four-year terms) was marked with massive infrastructural growth, his second term came with a mounting CultOfPersonality, and mounting public outrage, including an increase in student activism, over his and his wife Imelda's excesses and increasing charges of corruption. This time also saw the rebirth of the communist insurgency with the New People's Army (NPA) after a new Communist Party was founded, and the start of the modern Muslim insurgency with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), who appropriated the old Spanish label ''Moro'' (Moor).



* Ferdinand Marcos, the President who for good and/or ill made the deepest mark on the nation within the last half-century. Notorious for his dictatorial regime and imposing martial law during TheSeventies, causing much unrest & casualties among citizens all throughout the country. Booted out of office after 21 years through the "People Power Revolution" of 1986 and died in exile in Hawaii. Was continuously president for so long that a whole generation, the "Marcos babies", grew up under him. He is still popular and revered in his home province of Ilocos Norte, where his body is preserved at a mausoleum in his hometown. Has been attempted to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes' Cemetery) twice, exciting loyalists and frustrating near-everyone else. Before entering politics, he first became a nationwide celebrity as a law student when he was arrested for the murder of his father's political opponent. He was convicted but appealed to the Supreme Court and passed the bar exams with flying colors as a prisoner. He then served as his own defense lawyer and was acquitted.[[note]]The presiding judge at the trial was former president Jose Laurel. Marcos later repaid the favor by never going after his son Salvador aka Doy, later Cory's vice president, when he had other political opponents imprisoned.[[/note]] After World War II, he presented himself as a decorated war hero whose many medals included three from the US, one personally awarded on Bataan by Gen. [=MacArthur=]. He also claimed to have led the guerrilla group ''Maharlika'' (named after the ancient Tagalog warrior class). Later, various investigations by American and Philippine officials alike debunked his wartime claims: while he had been in the army, he never saw combat, he was never at Bataan, his resistance unit never existed, the US had never awarded him any medals and the Philippine medals he did have were thus of dubious merit.[[note]]If all his medals were authentic, he would have had more than ''Creator/AudieMurphy''... so, nope.[[/note]]

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* Ferdinand Marcos, UsefulNotes/FerdinandMarcos, the President who for good and/or ill made the deepest mark on the nation within the last half-century. Notorious for his dictatorial regime and imposing martial law during TheSeventies, causing much unrest & casualties among citizens all throughout the country. Booted out of office after 21 years through the "People Power Revolution" of 1986 and died in exile in Hawaii. Was continuously president for so long that a whole generation, the "Marcos babies", grew up under him. He is still popular and revered in his home province of Ilocos Norte, where his body is preserved at a mausoleum in his hometown. Has been attempted to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes' Cemetery) twice, exciting loyalists and frustrating near-everyone else. Before entering politics, he first became a nationwide celebrity as a law student when he was arrested for the murder of his father's political opponent. He was convicted but appealed to the Supreme Court and passed the bar exams with flying colors as a prisoner. He then served as his own defense lawyer and was acquitted.[[note]]The presiding judge at the trial was former president Jose Laurel. Marcos later repaid the favor by never going after his son Salvador aka Doy, later Cory's vice president, when he had other political opponents imprisoned.[[/note]] After World War II, he presented himself as a decorated war hero whose many medals included three from the US, one personally awarded on Bataan by Gen. [=MacArthur=]. He also claimed to have led the guerrilla group ''Maharlika'' (named after the ancient Tagalog warrior class). Later, various investigations by American and Philippine officials alike debunked his wartime claims: while he had been in the army, he never saw combat, he was never at Bataan, his resistance unit never existed, the US had never awarded him any medals and the Philippine medals he did have were thus of dubious merit.[[note]]If all his medals were authentic, he would have had more than ''Creator/AudieMurphy''... so, nope.[[/note]]
12th Nov '16 5:06:36 PM nombretomado
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Over the years, the Philippines's most popular genres in cinema have been romance, action, comedy, and horror. Icons of the screen include Fernando Poe Jr., dubbed "Da King" of Philippine movies (in the spirit of [[JohnWayne John "The Duke" Wayne]]) and star of many action films, famed for his gunplay, sideburns and rapid-fire punches, and Dolphy (Rodolfo Quizon), dubbed the "Comedy King", who adroitly mixed [[SadClown Sad Clowning]] and {{Slapstick}}, his movies (and TV shows) developing a tendency for {{Dramedy}}.

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Over the years, the Philippines's most popular genres in cinema have been romance, action, comedy, and horror. Icons of the screen include Fernando Poe Jr., dubbed "Da King" of Philippine movies (in the spirit of [[JohnWayne [[Creator/JohnWayne John "The Duke" Wayne]]) and star of many action films, famed for his gunplay, sideburns and rapid-fire punches, and Dolphy (Rodolfo Quizon), dubbed the "Comedy King", who adroitly mixed [[SadClown Sad Clowning]] and {{Slapstick}}, his movies (and TV shows) developing a tendency for {{Dramedy}}.
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