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General Emilio Aguinaldo was officially considered the First President of the Philippines (1899-1901) and led Philippine forces first against Spain in the latter part of the Philippine Revolution (1896-1897), and then in the Spanish-American War (1898), and finally against the United States during the Philippine-American War (1899-1901). He was captured in 1901 and went into exile on Guam, finally returning to the Philippines decades later. #philippine history #history


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The first woman ever admitted to Harvard Med School. Truly inspiring. A Filipina woman named Fe del Mundo received an offer from the president of the Philippines for a full scholarship to attend any medical in the United States after graduating as valedictorian from the University of the Philippines in 1933. She decided to attend Harvard Medical School in 1936, even though HMS wasn’t admitting women at the time. Harvard only started officially accepting women to the medical school in…


The necklace of The Romanovs Jewelry Collection; it was owned by Imelda Marcos the wife of the President of The Philippines, the richest woman of 1990s.

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Maria Corazon Sumulong "Cory" Cojuangco-Aquino (1933-2009) was a Filipino politician who served as the 11th President of the Philippines, the first woman to hold that office, and the first female president in Asia. Regarded as "The Mother of Philippine Democracy", Cory led the 1986 People Power Revolution, which toppled Ferdinand Marcos and restored democracy in the Philippines.