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Tie a Yellow Ribbon

Oh! Tie a yellow ribbon round the old Oak trees
It's been three long years
Do you still want me... 

Does it ring a bell? Well, this song was so popular especially during the EDSA Revolution in 1986. I was still in Kindergarten at the time, hahaha! The song got famous because former President Corazon Aquino and her comrades were all wearing yellow to express and show their protest against the Marcos regime. The events weren't too vivid in my memory but I get to recollect them at my History classes in grade school till college. The Philippines was under the dictatorship government of Marcos since 1972 until Aquino stirred the Filipino  nation by going to EDSA and called for Marcos to go down as the country's President.
Finally, when Marcos was out of Malacañang Palace. there was a snap election where Aquino took over as the Philippine President. She took the reigns of the Filipino nation from 1986 until 1992. This time, Aquino is still behind the political scenes of the country but she is already suffering from cancer.