The Filipino Senate of 2010-2013 was composed of 24 individuals, with the most prominent members being Edgardo J. Angara, Joker P. Arroyo, Gregorio B. Honasan II, Panfilo M. Lacson, and Kiko Pangilinan.Know More
The Fifteenth Congress of The Republic of the Philippines was composed of 24 Senators from 2010-2013. The Senate President was Juan Ponce Enrile, who resigned on June 5th, 2013. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada replaced him as acting Senate President after serving as the President Pro Tempore.
Other important members of the Fifteenth Congress of the Republic of the Philippines included Vicente C. Sotto III, the Senate Majority Leader, and the Minority Floor Leader, Alan Peter Compañero S. Cayetano. Juan Miguel F. Zubiri chose to resign from his position as Senator on August 3rd, 2011 because of allegations that he committed poll fraud during the 2007 Senate elections.
The Fifteenth Congress was politically diverse and was made up of a variety of political parties, including the LDP, Lakas, Liberal, NPC, and PMP. The various parties worked together to focus on several major issues, with the most prominent being the 2011 national budget and the investigations of the alleged corruption of the military. The Senate also attempted to impeach Merceditas Gutierrez, but were unsuccessful.Learn more about Modern Asia
While Jose Rizal is considered a national hero by many for his pivotal role in the Philippine Revolution against the Spaniards, there is no official national hero of the Philippines. In 1898, December 30 was declared a national day of mourning for the death of Rizal and others during the revolution.Full Answer >
The U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan began as a military outpost for Japanese troops in the early 1900s before American troops occupied this part of central Seoul, South Korea, following World War II. Of the more than 600 buildings on the base as of October 2014, 226 of them were red-brick structures constructed by the Imperial Japanese Army. Most of these Japanese structures were built between 1920 and 1930.Full Answer >
Pakistan considers Kashmir to be one of the most important territories in the country and believes that the ceding of it to India in 1947 was not fair to them. India regards Kashmir as its legal property and an important territory to the country.Full Answer >
Mahatma Gandhi draws fame for political leadership: he led India's independence movement and advocated for equal treatment and rights of Indian and South African citizens. Mahatma Gandhi, born Mohandas Karamchand Ghandi, originated in Porbandar, India. Gandhi received an undergraduate education in India, then moved to London to study law before ultimately becoming involved in politics and advocating civil disobedience.Full Answer >