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Today’s Exactly100: What If…


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Today’s Exactly100: What If…
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Immediately after the February 1986 EDSA Revolution, the revolutionary government of former president Cory Aquino replaced all local officials with officers-in-charge. The goal was to dismantle the old regime’s political machinery.  It didn’t work. Marcos’ ouster only galvanized his political strongholds, mainly in the Ilocos region and Eastern Visayas.

In the 1992 presidential elections, the “EDSA” votes were split among several candidates. Fidel Ramos won by a plurality of votes. Had the pro-Marcos votes not been split between former first lady Imelda Marcos and Danding Cojuangco, the restoration would have come earlier, ironically through the first democratically-held election after 1986. /Joey Salgado


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