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 in 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 Hindu Widows' Remarriage Act was passed by the East India Company in 1856. The East India Company was a colonial government composed of British merchants. The company ruled in India from 1757 to 1858.Full Answer >
Mughal emperor Shah Jahan constructed the Taj Mahal from 1632 until 1654 as a monument and mausoleum for his wife, Arjumand Banu Begum, also known as Mumtaz Mahal. In 2005, former Indian Bharatiya Janata Party official Vinay Katiyar claimed the building was a Hindu temple to Shiva built by Raja Jai Singh, and that the mausoleum is called Tejo Mai Mahal. The party quickly distanced itself from Katiyar's controversial claim.Full Answer >
Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, Mahatma Gandhi headed India's movement for independence by challenging the British not with violence and weapons, but with peaceful protests and stirring inspirational speeches. Gandhi shared his vision of civilization when he said "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."Full Answer >