Review of People Power Events

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Below you will find a link to a timeline of events that led up to the outbreak of People Power. You should also review your dipity timelines!

To see the timeline of events click here.

Important events to know are:

  1. First election of Marco
  2. First Quarter Storm
  3. Constitutional Convention to switch to Parliamentary System
  4. Bombing at Plaza Miranda
  5. Martial Law
  6. Assassination of Ninoy
  7. Confetti Revolution
  8. Snap Elections
  9. Enrile and Ramos Defect
  10. EDSA Revolution

Here’s a link to a QUIZLET I’ve created that should help you review key concepts and people as well!


You’ll also need to know Metro Manila pretty well (especially for the MM Map quiz). Make sure you study the places and the locations of the additions we put into the Map (EDSA, Malacanang,etc).

Here is the link to a Metro Manila Map game a former student came up with, which will help you study too! 

Make sure you have on your maps:

  1. EDSA
  6. NAIA

Good luck! 🙂

Peer Pressure- Muskaan

For my health buzz, I choose the topic Peer Pressure because we all can relate to it. We all have been pressured into doing something we would not want to do. Good or bad. I personally have been pressured in both positive and negative ways by my peers and classmates. This issue is relevant to all of us. All throughout your life you will be victims of peer pressure. Especially as adolescents. We tend to focus more on our friends and what they think. We all want to fit in. Do what the crowd is doing. We are scared to be different. This is an important subject because we need to learn how to deal with Peer pressure and know when to say no to something that we don’t believe is right. As mentioned before, teenagers are likely to spend a majority of their time with friends and this can both influence them negatively or positively. Peer pressure can be negative when your friends make you do things like shoplift, for example. But, your peers can also influence you in a positive way by convincing you to study for a test, or finish your homework.

Peer Pressure is when someone your age, pressures you to do something that you aren’t comfortable doing. I learned that peer pressure is both a good and a bad thing. I also learned that we should stand up for what our what we believe in  and if someone is making you do something against your values, you have the right to say no and not do it. I think Peer Pressure is impacting us all and will our whole lives. But, we need to learn how to deal with it and react to it.  I believe that peer pressure isn’t all that bad. It also has a positive side. I used to think Peer Pressure was all bad, now I think that it could also help someone and affect them positively.

Ebola Nico/Ocin

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I Chose to write about this topic because I think that it is important for everyone to know that there some viruses out there that are very dangerous. This expands my learning because I get to find out more about Ebola and how we can prevent it from being transmitted from one person to another. This is relevant to e because I need to know what this virus can do. This is very important because people need to know about this virus and know what kind of outbreaks it has caused.


I learned about the symptoms of Ebola, which are coughing red eyes, sore throat muscles pain, and more. My thinking changed when I learned about Ebola because the basic things from keeping Ebola to spread is cover your mouth if you cough or wash your hands.

Cancer – Lorenzo Y-B

Did you know cancer was one of the leading causes of death in 2012 with about 8.2 million deaths. Only heart attacks, strokes and lung diseases have killed more people.  Cancer deaths moreover are projected to double by 2020.  The most common type of cancer in men are lung and prostate cancer and in women, breast and colorectal cancer.

Cancer has affected several members of my family.  Many years before I was born, my dad’s sister and grandmother both died of cancer.  In 2007, my dad’s mother passed away because of prostate cancer and my youngest brother never even met her.  My uncle and grandfather both have cancer but seem to respond well to treatment.   Cancer can affect anyone, but thankfully, only 1 in 100 cancers affect children ages 0-14 and young people ages 15-24. There is no single cure but there are an array of treatments that can help when diagnosed early. These treatments can include surgery, radiation or chemotherapy, gene therapy, etc.

So what is cancer?  Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by out-of-control cell growth. There are over 100 types of cancer, each classified by the cell that is initially infected. Cancer causes harm when a damaged cell splits rapidly to form lumps called tumors. Tumors can grow and interfere with the digestive, nervous and circulatory systems. It also releases hormones that alter body function. Some tumors that only stay in one spot and show limited growth are considered benign (harmless). On the other hand, the more dangerous or malignant tumors can move around the body and destroy healthy tissues and organs in a process called invasion.

I used to think that cancer was hereditary. After reading articles, I found that out that life choices and genes are big factors. Unhealthy life choices such as smoking, heavy alcohol intake, exposure to sun or carcinogens (cancer-causing agents) in the environment make a person more susceptible.  Yet, there are a lot of healthy people who still get cancer.  A Time magazine article wrote that some tumors can appear at random due to genetic bad luck, as illustrated in the picture.  That is why vigilant screening to pick up the early signs can be life-saving.  In addition, I would like to think that by living a healthy lifestyle, eating the right amounts fruits and vegetables, drinking 8 glasses of water a day, exercising at least 2 and a half hours a week and refraining from alcohol and tobacco, one can prevent cancer.   Print

CIP – Sofia Beck

I chose Congenital Insensitivity to Pain because I thought that it was an intriguing condition that many people may think of as an advantage. CIP is a condition that prevents someone the ability to feel physical pain. I feel connected to this condition because when I was little, I would hear about people who couldn’t feel pain and wondered if such condition really existed.  When I found out that Congenital Insensitivity to Pain really did exist, I began to wonder how people with CIP had gone through simple tasks in their daily lives. This made me reflect about how different our lives are to theirs. Also, this is an important topic that we need to be aware of and be informed about because we may encounter someone who has this condition. Teenagers who have CIP have to identify an injury in a way other than pain, hence, they have to check themselves often to make sure they protect their health. Additionally, a teenager living with CIP may not have the opportunity to be as carefree and adventurous as someone without it because of the health risks involved. CIP affects teenagers who not only have this condition but also the people around them as they have to be constantly aware and mindful of  their actions to avoid causing any injuries.

This has changed my thinking immensely because before I researched about it, I thought that it was an advantage to not feel pain. But, I realized that people with CIP have to be very careful and learn to function differently than we do. Because of the fact that they are unable to feel when they injure themselves,  people with CIP are also more prone to severe infections and diseases. Their everyday lives and the things they have to go through are definitely not an advantage. As a result, I have ironically become grateful that I have a sense of feeling and pain. In conclusion, Congenital Insensitivity to Pain shows us that there is a reason that we feel pain, and this it is an essential human need.

Ebola – Health Buzz – Jaree

Ebola is right now one of the biggest outbreaks in virus history, and it’s important we know. You may think Ebola is no danger to us and this is useless, but you are wrong. Ebola spreads everywhere, and Airports have done their job making sure no quarantined passengers get into the city. This is very important because, and I will say this in all caps, EBOLA HAS NO CURE. Yep, the most deadly virus of all time HAS NO CURE. This may affect teenagers because we all travel a lot to our home countries, and to different islands on vacation. You should always look in the airport for those warning messages for Ebola. If you do end up seeing it, make sure to take precautions to always wash your hands and avoid touching things unnessesarely because Ebola spreads through the touch of bodily liquids, meaning any liquid can be infected if touched by an Ebola patient or mized with a bodily fluid from an Ebola patient.


What I have learned about this issue is that Ebola is one of the biggest pandemics in history, but it first infected African Towns quickly killing all nearby towns. It was named Ebola for the river it grew up near, The Ebola River. My thinking has changed deeply because of Ebola because we cannot stop this with any injections or shots, we simply have to dodge and avoid. Ebola can be fatal within 10-16 days of it’s first symptoms, and this can lead to Blood-Filled Vomiting, Diarrhea and very likely Death. This influences my thinking in Wellness Class because now that Ebola cannot be stopped, it makes me look at other post-viruses and to see how those were stopped. Even though Ebola has been far worse, I begin to wonder what they did on the Black Death Virus and many other pandemics, which put a stop to it.




OCD – Sydney

I chose to do my research on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder because it is a common issue that affects many people.  I am connected to this disorder because it is an interesting topic that has always fascinated me and made me wonder the reason why people want everything so orderly and perfect.  It is important to know about this topic because people around us have this disorder, and we should know the symptoms of it.  The impact of OCD on adolescents/teenagers is that they may become socially awkward, their grades might suffer, and in some cases, depression might develop.


OCD is a brain disorder that is the result of severe anxiety to those affected.  It is a combination of both obsessions and compulsions that waste time and intercept activities that the person values.  Some common obsessions include contamination, perfectionism, and harm.  Some common compulsions include washing/cleaning, constant checking, and repetition.  If you were a victim of OCD, you would replay of a certain thought or image over and over again.  No matter what you did to try to get that image out of your mind, you couldn’t because of your disorder.  You would constantly be trying to escape your own thoughts and anxiety so that for once, you could be worry-free.  Before I started this project, I had the misconception of OCD being an untreatable disorder that all neat-freaks had.  Afterwards, I realized that the obsession of cleanliness is just one component of having OCD.  Also, I learned that this common disorder is treatable by a face-your-fears therapy and/or medications.


Lucid Dreaming-Lorenzo

I chose to study lucid dreaming because I was amazed by how one actually has the ability to control his or her own dreams. I feel connected to this issue because someday, when I have the time, I want to practice and learn how to achieve lucid dreaming. Learning about lucid dreaming expanded my learning because it is a term that I had never heard about before. Additionally, this issue was relevant to me because I am a big fan of the movie “Inception”, and lucid dreaming is a term very relevant to that movie. Finally, lucid dreaming affects teenagers as some teenagers will have the ability to achieve lucid dreaming and impact their own lives.

I learned that lucid dreaming is the ability to control your own dreams. It transforms your dream world into an authentic reality where everything you see, hear, feel, taste, and smell seems real. There are multiple steps that one can take to become a lucid dreamer. First, recording dreams in a notebook helps a person recall dreams and improves lucidity. Second, one should perform reality checks every day so that when he or she dreams it becomes a habit and the person will be able to determine whether a dream is real or not. Third, before one goes to bed the person should repeatedly say out loud “I will have a lucid dream” to increase the chance of having a lucid dream. My thinking about lucid dreaming has changed a lot through my research. When my teacher first told me that people can achieve the ability to control their own dreams I did not believe her. Now I realize that lucid dreaming is in fact a real issue and can actually be performed. Regarding wellness, I now understand how people can affect their own health by getting more control of their dreams.

Alessandro – The Placebo Effect

I chose the Placebo Effect because I was really fascinated by how humans explore so many stuff while they till need to explore their bodies and brains. I feel that this effect is relevant and important to everyone because if you think about it, it can change medicine and lead to new discoveries. This can affect more than teenagers, it can affect everyone from the day they become intelligent and can walk and talk. The Placebo Effect for example is that, if someone has a headache and you take a pill or a tablet, and you tell them that it will cure whatever they are feeling and if they believe it, it actually happens. The Placebo Effect is the thing that makes it happen. Even more than headaches! This just proves how much the brain can heal by itself and that we do not need some of the medicines we have now. If only humans could actually tap into their minds then we would probably be much stronger life forms, and don’t forget that evolution can make that better.

I learned that the humans are stronger than even themselves think and that the placebo effect can be expressed in many different ways. You might not even have to buy medicine for your children anymore. What if your children are young and they have headaches or soar throats. Just make something random and SAFE and tell them it will cure them and hey, if they believe it it might just happen. I think that this is a fascinating subject that should be looked into more and should be given more attention. This has changed my thinking in wellness because the placebo can be used in advantage to maybe change peoples habits and cure some of the sick maybe and that wellness just scratches the surface and there are much more medical mysteries that can help the human kind and help them survive and lead on easier

Cerebral Palsy By Morgan

I chose Cerebral Palsy because I find it extremely fascinating and I dont know alot about it and so even though it affects many people not many people actually know about it. Cerebral palsy is a brain disorder. Most people who have it are born with it or develop it very early on. The brain usually tells your body what to do. It tells you to walk and talk and eat. But people with cerebral Palsy can’t do most of those functions because their brain doesn’t communicate to their muscles. They are usually in a wheelchair and can not walk, talk or do most of anything by themselves. There are three types of Cerebral Palsy 1) Spastic. People with spastic palsy cannot relax their muscles and most of their muscles are really tense. 2) Athetoid.  People with Athetoid Palsy usually have sudden motions in their arms or legs like twitching and jerking which they cannot control  3) Ataxic Palsy cause imbalance and very bad coordination. So people who have Ataxic Palsy might seem really shaky when they move. Some people might not be able to walk  or talk and need care their whole entire life while others might not need any care at all it varies from end to end. People with Cerebral Palsy have it there whole life  and right now there is no cure but there are treatments that can help with movement such as physical therapy and surgery.

I learned that Cerebral Palsy is a brain disorder that makes it so most people can’t control their muscles there are three types that vary and that some people might not need care most of their lives while others do. there is no cure but there are treatments to help. Cerebral Palsy affects 1 child in 323 every year. I now know more abut one of the biggest childhood disabilities even though no one really knows about it many people have it and it is one of the worst childhood disabilities. I think that people should be more aware of what others are going through and when they see someone with Cerebral Palsy they shouldn’t think differently about them. Cerebral Palsy is a brain disorder that can not be cured and affects many children in todays world.cerebral-palsy-Small