History UsefulNotes / Philippines

29th Aug '16 4:33:56 PM nombretomado
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* DisneyChannel actor Roshon Fegan's mother is Filipino.

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* DisneyChannel Creator/DisneyChannel actor Roshon Fegan's mother is Filipino.
28th Aug '16 7:11:29 PM general_tiu
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* Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa, the current chief of the country's police force known for his [[TheTysonZone bizarre media antics]] and his [[{{Wrestling/DwayneJohnson}} The Rock-like physique]], which partially lends to his nickname. [[note]]The other reason is due to where he was raised: Barangay Bato. Also, "bato" means [[BilingualBonus rock in Filipino.]][[/note]]

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* Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa, the current chief of the country's police force known for his [[TheTysonZone bizarre media antics]] antics]], being bald, and his [[{{Wrestling/DwayneJohnson}} The Rock-like physique]], which partially lends to his nickname. [[note]]The other reason is due to where he was raised: Barangay Bato. Also, "bato" means [[BilingualBonus rock in Filipino.]][[/note]]
24th Aug '16 2:51:12 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* A trailer for ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}},'' as well as the novel ''Halo: Landfall'' point to a Filipino ''colony'' on Mars called Katagalugan, with settlements like "New Manila" and "New Legaspi."
** And ''Videogame/DeadOrAlive's'' canon foreigner from Halo, Nicole-458, was allegedly a Filipina, because she was born at New Legaspi and likes the Filipino dessert called Halo-Halo, according to canon.
** The Covenant name of the Grunts is Unggoy which in Tagalog literally means ''monkey''.

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* A ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** The ''Landfall''
trailer for ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}},'' as well as the novel ''Halo: Landfall'' point 3}}'' points to a Filipino ''colony'' on Mars called Katagalugan, with settlements like "New Manila" and "New Legaspi."
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** And ''Videogame/DeadOrAlive's'' canon foreigner from Halo, ''Halo'', Nicole-458, was is allegedly a Filipina, because she was born at in New Legaspi and likes the Filipino dessert called Halo-Halo, according to canon.
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** The Covenant name of the Grunts is Unggoy "Unggoy", which in Tagalog literally means ''monkey''."monkey".
** The Hunter bosses in ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'' Warzone have Tagalog names like "Magsanggalang" and "Nakagagalit".
20th Aug '16 7:57:40 PM bwehehehe
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The current president of the Philippines is Rodrigo Duterte, elected in 2016 after a tumultuous campaign where he started as the dark-horse candidate. Immediately prior, he was mayor of Davao City and extremely controversial for his tough stance against crime, [[WellIntentionedExtremist bordering on support for outright vigilantism]], which has skyrocketed on a nationwide scale ever since he assumed office. This has earned him the [[RedBaron nickname]] "ComicBook/ThePunisher" by Time Magazine. He's also notorious for [[SirSwearsALot his potty mouth]] and his jokes which range from CrossesTheLineTwice to DudeNotFunny, leading to comparisons with Creator/DonaldTrump. All of these make him a [[{{Understatement}} really]] [[BaseBreakingCharacter polarizing figure]], with opinions ranging from overwhelming approval to near-universal contempt over his policies.

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The current president of the Philippines is Rodrigo Duterte, elected in 2016 after a tumultuous campaign where he started as the dark-horse candidate. Immediately prior, he was mayor of Davao City and extremely controversial for his tough stance against crime, [[WellIntentionedExtremist bordering on support for outright vigilantism]], which has skyrocketed on a nationwide scale ever since he assumed office. This has earned him the [[RedBaron nickname]] "ComicBook/ThePunisher" by Time Magazine. He's also notorious for [[SirSwearsALot his potty mouth]] and his jokes which range from CrossesTheLineTwice to DudeNotFunny, leading to comparisons with Creator/DonaldTrump. All of these make him a [[{{Understatement}} really]] [[BaseBreakingCharacter polarizing figure]], with opinions ranging from overwhelming approval to near-universal contempt over his policies.policies and strong pronouncements driving the country into what could be seen as an [[FlameWar online civil war]] between his supporters and detractors, with neither side backing down.
19th Aug '16 11:24:03 PM bwehehehe
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* Miriam Defensor-Santiago, HotBlooded [[LongRunner long-running]] senator 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).

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* Miriam Defensor-Santiago, HotBlooded [[LongRunner long-running]] senator 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.



* Leila de Lima, former human rights chairperson, justice secretary, and now senator. Oversaw the raids in the national penitentiary that uncovered the lavish lifestyles of high-profile inmates and later on became one of [[TheRival Duterte's staunchest critics]].

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* Leila de Lima, former human rights chairperson, justice secretary, and now senator. Oversaw the raids in the national penitentiary that uncovered the lavish lifestyles of high-profile inmates and later on became one of [[TheRival [[ArchEnemy Duterte's staunchest critics]].critics]].
* Richard "Dick" Gordon, currently a senator and chairman of the local Red Cross whose main claim to fame is his transformation of the former US Navy base in Subic into one of the region's investment hubs. Formerly mayor of Olongapo during TheEighties, tourism secretary in the early 2000s, and also ran for president in 2010. Like Cardinal Sin, he also has a curious sense of humor regarding [[DoubleEntendre his nickname]] being meme fodder, which in 2016, he and his campaign team [[AscendedMeme used to hilarious effect]].
* Antonio "Sonny" Trillanes IV, a retired Navy officer known for his principal involvement in two coups against the Arroyo regime. First gained a senatorial seat in 2007 ''while in jail'' and currently serving his second term as a legislator. Also infamous for being the person named behind the ScareCampaign ads against Duterte at the tail-end of the 2016 campaign period.
* Janet Lim-Napoles, a businesswoman linked as the mastermind behind the pork barrel [[note]]Formally known as Priority Development Assistance Fund, it is given to senators and congressmen to fund projects to their constituents without going through budgeting processes.[[/note]] scam, which led to the abolition of such funds in 2013 after triggering a Senate investigation and widespread protests.
* Jose Maria Sison, writer, chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines, and founder of left-wing youth group Kabataang Makabayan [[note]]KM, or Patriotic Youth in Filipino[[/note]] during TheSixties. Has been in exile in Netherlands since the first Aquino administration. He was also a professor of the current president and uncle of senator Leila De Lima.
17th Aug '16 10:42:02 PM fusilcontrafusil
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The current president of the Philippines is Rodrigo Duterte, elected in 2016 after a tumultuous campaign where he started as the dark-horse candidate. Immediately prior, he was mayor of Davao City and extremely controversial for his tough stance against crime ([[WellIntentionedExtremist sometimes bordering on support for outright vigilantism]]), which earned him the [[RedBaron nickname]] "ComicBook/ThePunisher" by Time Magazine. He's also notorious for [[SirSwearsALot his potty mouth]] and his jokes which range from CrossesTheLineTwice to DudeNotFunny, leading to comparisons with Creator/DonaldTrump. All of these make him a [[{{Understatement}} really]] [[BaseBreakingCharacter polarizing figure]], with opinions ranging from overwhelming approval to near-universal contempt over his policies.

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The current president of the Philippines is Rodrigo Duterte, elected in 2016 after a tumultuous campaign where he started as the dark-horse candidate. Immediately prior, he was mayor of Davao City and extremely controversial for his tough stance against crime ([[WellIntentionedExtremist sometimes crime, [[WellIntentionedExtremist bordering on support for outright vigilantism]]), vigilantism]], which has skyrocketed on a nationwide scale ever since he assumed office. This has earned him the [[RedBaron nickname]] "ComicBook/ThePunisher" by Time Magazine. He's also notorious for [[SirSwearsALot his potty mouth]] and his jokes which range from CrossesTheLineTwice to DudeNotFunny, leading to comparisons with Creator/DonaldTrump. All of these make him a [[{{Understatement}} really]] [[BaseBreakingCharacter polarizing figure]], with opinions ranging from overwhelming approval to near-universal contempt over his policies.
17th Aug '16 10:38:06 PM fusilcontrafusil
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* Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, former President and [[GenerationXerox son of Benigno Jr. and Corazon]], themselves noted political figures. Quiet and unassuming compared to his vivacious younger sister Kris, an actress. He's the only bachelor to have served as President, though he did date a bit while in office. Also known for resembling a [[Film/{{Minions}} Minion]].

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* Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, former President and [[GenerationXerox son of Benigno Jr. and Corazon]], themselves noted political figures. Quiet and unassuming compared to his vivacious younger sister Kris, an actress. He's the only bachelor to have served as President, though he did date a bit while in office. Also known for resembling resembles a [[Film/{{Minions}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Minions}} Minion]].
17th Aug '16 8:17:05 AM bwehehehe
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* Juan Ponce Enrile, current Senate President and a [[LongRunners long-running nonagenarian politician]]. Once part of Marcos' inner circle, he became one of the principal figures behind the EDSA Revolution, alongside Aquino and Ramos.

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* Juan Ponce Enrile, current former Senate President and a [[LongRunners long-running nonagenarian politician]]. Once part of Marcos' inner circle, he became one of the principal figures behind the EDSA Revolution, alongside Aquino and Ramos.
16th Aug '16 8:23:51 PM fusilcontrafusil
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Elected largely on goodwill based on his parents' legacy and bearing a similar earnest (if untested) public face like Cory in particular, Noynoy Aquino is best known for accelerating the country's economic growth under his watch. His administration also pushed for the case that rendered Chinese claims over the South China Sea invalid, which was ruled in the Philippines' favor by the UN in 2016 after his term ended the same year. While it may be TooSoon to call, opinions vary about whether his performance was BoringButPractical, SoOkayItsAverage or worse (or better). What's sure though is he presented a kinder, gentler image than the current president.

The current president of the Philippines is Rodrigo Duterte, elected in 2016 after a tumultuous campaign where he started as the dark-horse candidate. Immediately prior, he was mayor of Davao City and extremely controversial for his tough stance against crime ([[WellIntentionedExtremist sometimes bordering on support for outright vigilantism]]), which earned him the [[RedBaron nickname]] "ComicBook/ThePunisher" by Time Magazine. He's also notorious for [[SirSwearsALot his potty mouth]] and his jokes which range from CrossesTheLineTwice to DudeNotFunny, leading to comparisons with Creator/DonaldTrump. All of these make him a [[{{Understatement}} really]] [[BaseBreakingCharacter polarizing figure]], with opinions ranging from overwhelming approval to near-universal contempt over his policies.



* Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, former President and [[GenerationXerox son of Benigno Jr. and Corazon]], themselves noted political figures. Best known for accelerating the country's economic growth under his watch. His administration also pushed for the case that rendered Chinese claims over the South China Sea invalid. He's the only [[ConfirmedBachelor bachelor]] to have served in the office.
* Rodrigo Duterte, the extremely controversial former mayor of Davao City and current President whose tough stance against crime ([[WellIntentionedExtremist sometimes bordering on outright vigilantism]]) earned him the nickname [[RedBaron "The Punisher"]] by Time Magazine. During his term he managed to [[TheExtremistWasRight turn Davao City into one of the most affluent and highly progressive cities in the country]]. He's notorious for [[SirSwearsALot his potty mouth]] and his jokes which range from CrossesTheLineTwice to DudeNotFunny, leading to comparisons with Creator/DonaldTrump. All of these make him a [[{{Understatement}} really]] polarizing figure, with opinions ranging from overwhelming approval to near-universal contempt over his policies.

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* Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, former President and [[GenerationXerox son of Benigno Jr. and Corazon]], themselves noted political figures. Best known for accelerating the country's economic growth under Quiet and unassuming compared to his watch. His administration also pushed for the case that rendered Chinese claims over the South China Sea invalid. vivacious younger sister Kris, an actress. He's the only [[ConfirmedBachelor bachelor]] bachelor to have served as President, though he did date a bit while in the office.
office. Also known for resembling a [[Film/{{Minions}} Minion]].
* Rodrigo Duterte, the extremely controversial former mayor of Davao City and current President. The only one besides Aguinaldo to jump from mayor to President whose tough stance against crime ([[WellIntentionedExtremist sometimes bordering on outright vigilantism]]) earned him in one stroke, and the nickname [[RedBaron "The Punisher"]] by Time Magazine. first one from the Mindanao region instead of Luzon or Visayas. During his term as mayor of Davao City, he supposedly managed to [[TheExtremistWasRight turn Davao City it into one of the most affluent and highly progressive cities in the country]]. He's notorious for [[SirSwearsALot his potty mouth]] and his jokes which range from CrossesTheLineTwice to DudeNotFunny, leading to comparisons with Creator/DonaldTrump. All of these make him a [[{{Understatement}} really]] polarizing figure, with opinions ranging from overwhelming approval to near-universal contempt over his policies.country]].
16th Aug '16 7:10:40 PM fusilcontrafusil
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* The Luna brothers, [[SiblingYinYang Juan and Antonio]], associates of Rizal who are notorious for their [[HairTriggerTemper hot tempers]]. Juan was a painter who reportedly killed his wife and monther-in-law out of jealousy (and was only acquitted of murder because of racism; as a "Malay", it was ruled to be InTheBlood), while Antonio became a [[FourStarBadass military man]] with a dash of GeniusBruiser. It's a lesser-known fact that he was also a successful scientist who finished doctor's degrees in bacteriology and pharmacy in Europe. He quarreled with José Rizal over a LoveTriangle and Emilio Aguinaldo over government policy, causing the latter to have him killed - another OldShame for historians.

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* The Luna brothers, [[SiblingYinYang Juan and Antonio]], associates of Rizal who are notorious for their [[HairTriggerTemper hot tempers]]. Juan was a painter who reportedly killed his wife and monther-in-law out of jealousy (and was only acquitted of murder because of racism; as a "Malay", it his BerserkerRage was ruled to be InTheBlood), while Antonio became a [[FourStarBadass military man]] with a dash of GeniusBruiser. It's a lesser-known fact that he was also a successful scientist who finished doctor's degrees in bacteriology and pharmacy in Europe. He quarreled with José Rizal over a LoveTriangle and Emilio Aguinaldo over government policy, causing the latter to have him killed - another OldShame for historians.



* Gregorio del Pilar, one of Aguinaldo's generals and relative of Marcelo. Called the "boy general" due to his youth and allegedly [[TheCasanove a hit with the ladies,]] he died at age 24 fighting the Americans at his LastStand at Tirad Pass.

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* Gregorio del Pilar, one of Aguinaldo's generals and relative of Marcelo. Called the "boy general" due to his youth and allegedly [[TheCasanove [[TheCasanova a hit with the ladies,]] he died at age 24 fighting the Americans at his LastStand at Tirad Pass.
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