The Battle of Yuldong was the greatest Filipino victory in the Korean War. A mere 900 Filipino fighting men withstood the night attack of an entire communist Chinese army that numbered 40,000 men at peak strength.- Art Villasanta, Filipino soldiers’ story of Korean War: Valor redux (Guess we had our Spartan moment in a war which is less discussed in our history books nor discussed by our historians; but Leonidas lost, while our veterans stood their ground)
FEBRUARY 25, 1986: Corazon Aquino is sworn in as the first woman President of the Philippines. Corazon Aquino became the 11th President and 1st woman President of the Philippines on February 25, 1986. She was also the first popularly and demographically elected female president and head of state in Asia. She is most recognized for her leadership in the People Power Revolution, which helped restore democracy in the Philippines. As President, Aquino oversaw the development of a new constitution which established a bicameral legislature. Her administration held strong emphasis on civil liberties and human rights. Although doing an amazing job in office, her administration was not perfect. She dealt with a series of overthrow attempts and destructive natural disasters until her term ended in 1992. She was recognized by TIME magazine as its “Woman of the Year” in 1986. Corazon Aquino recently passed away in 2009.