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“… The 1986 revolution in the Philippines … brought an end to the martial law imposed by Marcos’ regime in 1972, and saw the accession to power of the first woman president, Cory Aquino.”
Freedom songs of militant optimism Reigned with victorious patriotism Liberty shouting spirit of volunteerism Vanquishing oppressed activism… Music reverberating freedom’s prevalence Street dancing breaking Martial Law’s silence Commending People power revolution excellence God I thank for His bestowed historical opulence… Such marked grand national milestone in my College days Having first woman president along political race After freedom-driven coup d’etat of peaceful ways The Lord I praise for His provident grace… Best of all is my spiritual freedom exposure Midst university culture shock pressure Genuine peace*, divine liberation I gained with pleasure Through Jesus Christ the Saviour Who my eternity does assure.
*Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. March 12, 2020 1st place, "DANCE WITH ME" Poetry Contest Sponsored by Kim Rodrigues; judged on 4/7/2020.

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Date: 4/8/2020 11:59:00 AM
Congratulations Beata for your #1 win with this tribute to Philippine democracy winning the day and Cory being elected. I was in your beautiful country in 1982 and marshal law was no picnic. I would have loved to have seen the dancing in the streets! Praise God for His providential hand through that revolution ~ John
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Date: 4/8/2020 2:28:00 AM
Beata Beautiful! Historically Providence a pleasure to read inspiring write... bless you for sharing A FAV for me. Congratulations on your first place win... James
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Date: 4/7/2020 9:32:00 PM
So interesting! Thank you for sharing your experience with the rest of us! Congratulations, Beata, on first place!
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Date: 3/14/2020 7:42:00 AM
Well penned. I admire. All the best.
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