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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.


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  • August 16, 1599 – King Philip III wrote colonial Spanish governor Francisco de Tello de Guzman and informed him of his order for Nueva Espana to send able settlers to the Philippines.
  • August 16, 1956 - RA 1425, commonly known as the Rizal Act, took effect. It required the inclusion in school curricula of courses on Dr. Jose Rizal's life and works to rekindle the flame of nationalism in the hearts of Filipinos, particularly the youth.
  • August 16, 2008 - Lucrecia R. Kasilag died from pneumonia at the age of 89. She was a noted composer, educator, cultural and arts administrator, and performing artist. She was named National Artist in Music in 1989.


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Teodora Alonzo.jpg 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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