This week the Philippines celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Yellow Revolution that caused authoritarian former president Ferdinand Marcos to flee the country after ruling it for 21 years. The revolution was dubbed yellow because of the color of ribbons that people wore when they went out into the streets to protest.On February 7, 1986, the country had presidential elections. The victory by a narrow margin was attributed to Marcos, but the National Citizens' Movement for Free Elections, a watchdog that observed the voting process, claimed that the real winner was Corazon Aquino, the leader of the opposition and the wife of the oppositional politician Benigno Aquino who was killed in 1983.On February 22, the opposition that was supported by the Minister of Defense and Deputy Commander in Chief, forced Marcos to resign, and on February 25, Corazon Aquino took office as the President of the Philippines. In the photo: a visitor at the museum is looking at the photographs of victims of President Marcos' political regime.
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