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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2006 with 125 to follow.
By United Press International

Head of Philippines Marines dismissed

MANILA, Philippines, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The commander of the Philippines Marines was forced out Sunday, two days after President Gloria Arroyo said she had foiled a military coup.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2006 with 309 to follow.
By United Press International

Arroyo declares state of emergency

MANILA, Philippines, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Philippine President Gloria Arroyo declared a state of emergency Friday and ordered the arrest of military officers suspected of plotting a coup.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2006 with 323 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

This is Tuesday, Feb. 7, the 38th day of 2006 with 327 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2006 with 340 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 30, the 334h day of 2005 with 31 to follow.
By United Press International

Military recalls sap Philippine security

MANILA, Philippines, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Suspected anti-government units in the Philippines' armed forces are being broken up and recalled, threatening national security, reports said Wednesday. Officers have been put under surveillance or reassigned for fear they might attempt to destabilize th

Philippine House rejects impeachment bid

MANILA, Philippines, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The Philippine Congress Tuesday voted down a bid by the opposition to impeach President Gloria Arroyo on charges of election fraud.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2005 with 125 to follow.
By United Press International

Manila anti-Arroyo protest draws thousands

MANILA, Philippines, July 13 (UPI) -- A planned protest in Manila calling for the resignation of Philippine President Gloria Arroyo drew some 30,000 people Wednesday, below organizers' expectations. Police were on maximum alert to prevent the outbreak of violence during the protest.
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Corazon Aquino
WASHINGTON: Philippine President Corazon Aquino on Capitol Hill on November 9. 1989. (UPI Photo/Cliff Owen/Files)
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Maria Corazon Sumulong Cojuangco-Aquino (January 25, 1933 – August 1, 2009) was the 11th President of the Philippines and the first woman to hold that office. Aquino was also the first popularly and democratically-elected female president and head of state in Asia. She is best remembered for leading the 1986 People Power Revolution, which toppled Ferdinand Marcos and restored democracy in the Philippines. "Tita (Auntie) Cory", as she was affectionately known, is revered by many Filipinos as an icon of democracy and was hailed by TIME Magazine in 1986 as its 'Woman of the Year.'

A self-proclaimed "plain housewife", Aquino was married to Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr., the popular opposition leader and staunchest critic of then President Ferdinand Marcos. Senator Aquino was assassinated on August 21, 1983 upon returning to the Philippines after three years in exile in the United States.

After her husband's assassination, the widowed Aquino became the reluctant leader of the opposition against the authoritarian rule of the Marcos regime. She united the fragmented opposition and strengthened its moral crusade against the abuses and excesses of President Marcos' martial rule. In late 1985, when President Marcos called for a snap election, Cory Aquino challenged his regime. Aquino thrust herself into the political arena after one million signatures urging her to run for president were presented to her.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Corazon Aquino."
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