A History of Philippines: 1980-2020

  • Assasination of Benigno Aquino Jr.

    Assasination of Benigno Aquino Jr.
    After being exiled from the Philippines for 3 years, Benigno Aquino Jr., a major leader of the opposition to the then-dictator Ferdinand Marcos, was fatally shot at Manila International Airport. This turned the small anti-Marcos cause into a national issue.
  • Marcos Regime is Uprooted, Corazon Aquino Becomes President.

    Marcos Regime is Uprooted, Corazon Aquino Becomes President.
    Pressured into holding a snap election, Marcos defeats Benigno Aquino Jr.'s widow, Corazon Aquino to win president in a fraudulent and unfair attempt to stay in power. After the People Power Revolution, where an estimated 3 million Filipinos gathered in Epifanio delos Santos Avenue to protest the election, Marcos flees to Hawaii, and Corazon Aquino is declared president.
  • Fidel Ramos Beomes President

    Fidel Ramos Beomes President
  • The United States Ends its Military Presence in The Philippines

    The United States Ends its Military Presence in The Philippines
    After the Filipino senate denied that the U.S. a ten year renewal on their military bases in the Philippines, the U.S. finally gave control of Clark Air Base and Subic Bay Naval Base to the Philippines. This marked the first time in almost a century where the U.S. had no military presence in the Philippines.
  • Birth of Jacob Nakshian

    Birth of Jacob Nakshian
    I, Jacob Randall Nakshian, was born on January 10, 1998 at 6:28 PM at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, RI. My parents were Rebecca Randall and William Nakshian.
  • Joseph Estrada Becomes President

    Joseph Estrada Becomes President
  • Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is Elected President

    Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is Elected President
    On January 20th, 2001, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who had previously served as the Vice President to Joseph Estrada, was elected the fourteenth President if the Philippines, after Joseph Estrada was forced to leave offfice in the 2001 ESDA Revolution. In November 2011, she was arrested for electoral fraud charges, then released on bail, but re-arrested for misuing 8.8 million dollars of state lottery funds.
  • Meeting My Friend Greg

    Meeting My Friend Greg
    Enterning the first grade, I met my friend Greg LaCroix in Mrs. Potzeba's class, but did not become best friends with him until the fifth grade. Greg is still my friend, and we enjoy just relaxing on the sofa, eating mashed potatoes with our hands.
  • Meeting My Friend Will

    Meeting My Friend Will
    When i entered the second grade, I met my friend Will Davock in Mrs. Freidland's/ Mrs. Ratcliffe's class and we soon connected through our love of smooth jazz and Michael Caine. He is still my friend to this day and when he;s not screaming, "Free Lil' Boosie!", Will and I enjoy kidnapping neighborhood cats and holding them for ransom.
  • Starting the Third Grade

    Starting the Third Grade
    On September 2nd, 2006, i started the third grade, which became one of my favorite years of schooling. My teacher, Ms. Reagan, encouraged me to be creative and weird, and made me truly love to read books.
  • Meeting My Friend Jake

    Meeting My Friend Jake
    When I was in the third grade, I met my friend Jake Scharf in Ms. Reagan's class, and we ended up becoming better friends through D.I., a creative organization. Still my friend, Jake spends his time riding Razor scooters, giving foot massages to the elderly, and cuddling with his dogs Kippy and Shorty.
  • Meeting My Dog Nelli for the First Time

    Meeting My Dog Nelli for the First Time
    In the late summer of 2008, my family bought our first dog, Nelli, a golden doodle (mix between a golden reteiver and a poodle) only a couple of months old. We still own her to this day, with Nelli's black fur fading to gray, and our lovable pooch spending most pf her free time lounging around the house.
  • The Maguindanao Massacre

    The Maguindanao Massacre
    On the morning of November 23rd, 2009, people were on their way to enter Esmael Mangudadatu as a candidate for govenor of the Maguindanao province, when many were kidnapped and brutally killed. Killing 58 people, the masacre was suspected of being caused by opposing candiate Andal Ampatuan Jr. and other members of a Mulim political clan.
  • Benigno Aquino III Elected As President

    Benigno Aquino III Elected As President
    On June 30, 2010, Benigno Aquino III, son of former president Corazon Aquino, was elected as the 15th President of the Philippines. In his presidency, Aquino has stabilized the economy, fought for womens' rights, and has confronted China's claims to the South China Sea.
  • My Vacation to Atlanta, Georgia

    My Vacation to Atlanta, Georgia
    Over the February break of 2012, my family and I visited Atlanta, Georgia, and I loved the South. Whether we were vising the world's biggest aquarium, the CNN station, or the Coca-Cola museum, i was having a great time and an unforgetable experience.
  • Graduating from Middle School

    Graduating from Middle School
    At the end of June in 2012, I finally graduated from North Cumberland Midlle School, and would go on to attend Cumberland High School. I can now look back on these three years with regret and embaressment.
  • Wininning the CAL Basketball State Championship

    Wininning the CAL Basketball State Championship
    With a 54-44 score, my St. John Vianney church league basketball team won the state championship for RI. It had been an exciting and fun season, and through winning the championship, we got our picture taken for the Valley Breeze newspaper.
  • Meeting My Girlfriend Sarah

    Meeting My Girlfriend Sarah
    I met my girlfriend Sarah Ocampo in my Spanish class last year, and we'e been dating for almost a year, I enjoy her for being good-looking, funny, and smelling great all at the same time.
  • Typhoon Haiyan Hits the Philippines

    Typhoon Haiyan Hits the Philippines
    On November 7th, category five Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, proving to be the deadliest typhoon in the nation's history.This typhoon killed 6,201 people, with 1, 785 people still missing, and 1.5 billion dollars caused in damage.
  • Jejomar Binay is Elected President

     Jejomar Binay is Elected President
    I predict that Jejomar Binay, the current Vice President of the Philippines, will become the new President of the Philippines in 2016. He has even expressed that he wants to be President in the future in interviews.