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The Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2017, popularly referred to as Cinemalaya 2017, is an all-digital film festival and competition aiming to promote, encourage, and honor the cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers who present bold, fresh, artistic insights on the lives of the Filipinos.

For its 13th year, it will continue to showcase once more new and/or emerging film talents from August 4 to 13 at CCP. This year’s theme, “See the Big Picture”, serves as a challenge to both the government and theater owners to get behind the film festival and support and promote independent and short films.



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"What's up Miss Mindy? Since it is the first death anniversary of the late beloved President Corazon Aquino, I would like to know the origin of the term “Cory Magic,” which is believed to have sparked the EDSA revolution. "


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Hi Andi! I'm doing fine here at Wikipilipinas. Regarding your question, Father Catalino Arevalo of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines described Corazon Aquino as having a “will of steel” in calling for civil disobedience against the Marcos administration, but nonetheless displayed no “fuzz, fret or fury” when she led the EDSA People Power revolt. These remarkable characteristics of Tita Cory are believed to have inspired the people to topple the Marcos regime—thus, the term “Cory Magic.” You may read this to know more about her legacy. \m/

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Bicol Express.

Bicol is known for its volcano Mt. Mayon which has an almost perfect cone shape. Because of this, Bicol, has been one of the great tourist spots in the country, helping to promote the culture of the Philippines, especially the Bicol Region. Everyone wants to take a peek at Mayon Volcano. But that's not the only reason why Bicol is famous. It is also famous for its Bicol Express.


Pinoy Flashback

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  • August 17, 1898 – The remains of Dr. Jose Rizal were exhumed from the Paco Cemetery and taken to his house in Estraude Street in Binondo, Manila. It was where his father died in January of the same year.
  • August 17, 1898 – Four days after the infamous Mock Battle of Manila, the second expeditionary forces of the United States led by General Francis V. Greene arrived at Parañaque.
  • August 17, 1945 – Two days after Japan surrendered in World War II, President Jose P. Laurel announced the dissolution of the Second Republic of the Philippines established during the Japanese Occupation of the Southeast Asian archipelago.


To learn more about Philippine history and literature, visit Filipiniana.net

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Teodora Morales Alonzo Realonda y Quintos (b. 9 November 1827 - d. 16 August 1911) was the mother of Philippine national hero Jose Rizal, and a native of Sta. Cruz, Manila. She was known for being a disciplinarian as well as a dedicated, courteous and hard-working mother. As the young Rizal's first teacher, she had a profound influence on his development and was his inspiration in taking up medicine.


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