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The Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2016, popularly referred to as Cinemalaya 2016, 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. It is a project of the Cinemalaya Foundation, Inc., Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Film Development Council of the Philippines, and Econolink Investments, Inc. Screening of films will be from August 5 to 14.



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"What's up Miss Mindy? Since it is the 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.-Andi"


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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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The Tsinelas (slippers), which was derived from the Spanish word chinela, is a light low-cut footwear that can be easily slipped onto the foot. It has a very simple design consisting of a flexible sole and a Y-shaped hold-strap strategically placed in order to bind the slipper to the foot. It is considered a necessity by most Filipinos and has been incorporated in the standard inventory of every household, regardless of their social and economic class. Though traditionally made from abaca or katad (leather), modern tsinelas are now made out of rubber, fabric, synthetic resin, and other materials.


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  • August 27, 1934 – An advisory judicial council was created with the primary task of preparing the list of members of the Bar duly qualified for appointment as judges of the Court of First Instance as well as those qualified for promotion to other judicial positions. It is now known as the Judicial and Bar Council.
  • August 27, 1900 – Upon learning that the American forces have landed at Aparri, President Emilio Aguinaldo decided to march to Palanan, Isabela. He left behind Capt. Julian del Pilar and Capt. Villareal to harass the enemy.
  • August 27, 1780 – Governor General Jose Basco Vargas established the Economic Society of Friends of the Country to promote the planting of new crops for export--such as indigo, tea, silk, opium poppies, and abaca (hemp)--and the development of local industry.
  • August 27, 1973Benigno Aquino Jr. delivered a statement – a denunciation of the regime of President Ferdinand Marcos before the Military Commission No. 2. It was a “kangaroo court” which was to try Aquino for charges ranging from illegal possession of firearms to subversion.


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Jose Garcia Villa is a Filipino poet and a National Artist for Literature. He is known for introducing the "reversed consonance rime scheme," as well as for "comma poems" that made full use of the punctuation mark in an innovative way. Villa is also a short story writer, critic, and painter.


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