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Module 2.2: 1. Background of the author(s) The author of the speech before the Joint session of the US Congress is Corazon Aquino, along with his speechwriter, Teddy Locsin Jr., who prepared her speech in 1986 before her presidency. Corazon Aquino (also called “Cory”) was the 11 th President of the Philippines from 1986 to 1992. She is also the first woman to become a president. She was the leader of the People Power Revolution which is also known as EDSA Revolution in 1986. This led to the fall of the Marcos administration. The person who wrote her speech, Teodoro Locsin Jr. he was a secretary and speech writer of Corazon Aquino’s speech. Today, he is known as the DFA Secretary. 2. Historical background of the document The speech by Corazon Aquino was all about asking for help from the US to preserve the freedom the Filipinos won themselves. In her speech, she also expressed her grief from the death of her husband, Ninoy Aquino, who is the rival of Ferdinand Marcos, the dictator. Because of his

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