aph the philippines

MAGANDANG GABI PO SA INYONG LAHAT!
[GOOD EVENING TO YOU ALL!]

KUMUSTA?
[HOW ARE YOU?]

MATAGAL NA PALA TAYONG HINDI NAGKIKITA, ANO?
[IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE WE LAST SAW ONE ANOTHER, HUH?]

AH… AHAHAH … ;W;

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(( H-Hi everyone ;;; ;v;/// We’re back, sorta. //kicked ))

(( WE WOULD LIKE TO APOLOGIZE FOR THE LONG GONE-NESS *BOWS* AND FOR THE INCONVENIENCE , IT’S BEEN A WHILE SINCE I LAST TOUCHED A COMPUTER, SERIOUSLY, SO, I’M RE-ADJUSTING, I JUST SPENT A SURPRISINGLY LONG TIME ON THIS ‘SUPPOSED-TO-BE’ QUICK PIECE -usually for me- CUZ I HAVEN’T DRAWN FOR A LONG TIME I SWEAR, SERIOUSLY, I HOPE YOU’D FORGIVE ME. “”“ ))

(( Yes, I’m still alayb. OTL ))

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“Never question a man’s patriotism by the blood that runs in his veins, or by the nationality of his ancestors; we should judge a man by what he is, rather than where his forefathers came…” ~ Manuel L. Quezon


(( So maybe a few of our half-blooded Filipino brothers and sisters are insecure about being a Filipino just because they’re not pure or are teased that they should go back to wherever they are stereotyped to have belonged to because of their looks even if they themselves know deep inside that they are Filipinos who love the Philippines and all. Well don’t be insecure, friends! If you have that Filipino blood, then you are Filipino! If you’re a naturalized Filipino, don’t be insecure! You’re still a Filipino! -just be sure you’re a legal Filipino peep ok, so that problems with the law will be avoided ;;w;“- Even though there are some bad or not so good things with being a Filipino, well, isn’t that the same with other nationalities as well? So don’t let those petty words put you down, stand proud; be proud to be a Filipino! ^_^b ))



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MANUEL L. QUEZON

-was a Filipino statesman, soldier, and politician who served as president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines from 1935 to 1944. He was the first Filipino to head a government of the entire Philippines (as opposed to the government of previous Philippine states), and is considered to have been the second president of the Philippines, after Emilio Aguinaldo (1899–1901). Quezon was a Spanish Filipino, with both his parents being Filipino mestizos.


In 1907, he resigned from the governorship and tried for a seat in the First Philippine Assembly, and he won by the largest  majority, for he was popular with the masses as well as the ilustrados. He became floor leader of the Assembly and distinguished himself with oratory, delivered in flowery Spanish phrases.


During his presidency, Quezon tackled the problem of landless peasants in the countryside. His other major decisions include the reorganization of the islands’ military defense, approval of a recommendation for government reorganization, the promotion of settlement and development in Mindanao, dealing with the foreign stranglehold on Philippine trade and commerce, proposals for land reform, and opposing graft and corruption within the government.
Credit must also go to Quezon who used diplomacy to convince Americans that Filipinos were prepared in governing their own sovereign government.

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REFERENCE/S:

> Based on Aida Rivera Ford’s HEROES IN LOVE [Four Plays], published by Anvil Publishing, Inc.

> McArthur, Douglas (1964). Reminiscences.> Quezon, Manuel L. (1946). The Good Fight.

> Perret, Geoffrey (1996). Old Soldiers Never Die: The Life of Douglas MacArthur.

> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_L._Quezon

(( Yes, Quezon Province was previously known as Tayabas, although it had lots of other names before too. <XD ))