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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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'Benigno Simeon Aquino, Jr., popularly known as Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. and by his nickname Ninoy, was a former Philippine senator, governor, vice governor and mayor and a leader of the opposition to the rule of Ferdinand Marcos. He was assassinated at the Manila International Airport (later renamed in his honor) upon returning home from exile in the United States. His death catapulted his widow, Corazon Aquino, to the limelight and subsequently to the presidency, replacing the 20-year Marcos regime.

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