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Aquino, Corazon

(Encyclopedia)Aquino, Corazon (Maria Corazon “Cory” Aquino) kôrˌəzōnˈ, äkēˈnō [key], 1933–2009, Philippine politician, president of the Philippines (1986–92), b. Maria Corazon Cojuangco. Her husban...

Aquino, Benigno Simeon Cojuangco, 3d

(Encyclopedia)Aquino, Benigno Simeon Cojuangco, 3d, 1960–2021, Philippine businessman and political leader, son of Benigno Aquino 2d and Corazon Aquino. After earning his college degree in econo...

Ramos, Fidel Valdez

(Encyclopedia)Ramos, Fidel Valdez fēdĕlˈ väldĕsˈ räˈmōs [key], 1928–, Philippine general and politician, president of the Philippines (1992–98), b. Lingayen. A career army officer, he became deputy chi...

Marcos, Ferdinand Edralin

(Encyclopedia)Marcos, Ferdinand Edralin fārdēnändˈ ĕdˈrälēnˌ märˈkōs [key], 1917–89, Philippine political leader. A lawyer and aide to Manuel Roxas (1946–47), he was elected to congress in 1949, ser...

Macapagal-Arroyo, Gloria

(Encyclopedia)Macapagal-Arroyo, Gloria ärōˈyō [key], 1947–, Philippine political leader, president of the Philippines (2001–10), daughter of Diosdado Macapagal. A professor of economics, she entered governm...

D'Aquino, Iva Toguri

(Encyclopedia)D'Aquino, Iva Toguri, 1916–2006, American citizen of Japanese descent, best-known of some dozen women who, during World War II, made English propaganda broadcasts to American troops on Radio Tokyo; ...

Tokyo Rose

(Encyclopedia)Tokyo Rose: see D'Aquino, Iva Toguri. ...

López Velarde, Ramón

(Encyclopedia)López Velarde, Ramón rämōnˈ lōˈpās vālärˈᵺā [key], 1888–1921, Mexican poet. One of the major poets of Mexico, he deeply influenced the work of later poets, notably Xavier Villaurrutia....

Estrada, Joseph Marcelo Ejercito

(Encyclopedia)Estrada, Joseph Marcelo Ejercito, 1937–, Filipino actor and politician, b. Jose Marcelo Ejercito. Under the name Erap Estrada, he became a popular action-film star whose roles often cast him as a he...

Philippines, The

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Philippines, The fĭlˈəpēnzˌ, officially Republic of the Philippines, republic (2015 est. pop. 101,716,000), 115,830 sq mi (300,000 sq km), SW Pacific, in the Malay Archipelago off the SE A...

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