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From Dictatorship to Democracy
First broadcast February 2006

Vinia Datinguinoo (l) and Yvonne Chua (r)

On 22 February 1986, the Philippine people brought down a dictatorship and restored democracy in their dramatic four-day People Power Revolution.

They braved tanks and armed forces to overthrow the dictator, Ferdinand Marcos, who was accused of corruption, infringing human rights and election fraud.

In this landmark series marking the twentieth anniversary of the revolution, Rosie Goldsmith meets key players in the events of 1986 and since, drawing on an exciting archive of material from that period.

Part Three: After the Revolution

Yvonne Chua and Vinia Datinguinoo, both journalists from the Philippines Centre for Investigative Journalism in Manila, gives two insiders' views of what it's like to live in Manila today and the parlous state of the Philippines economy.

They show us how Filipinos are obsessed by shopping malls, and why women are often the first to feel - and fight - poverty.

They also explain why they believe what the modern-day Philippines needs most of all is an economic, not political, revolution.

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