After the results of the 1986 presidential election, mass protests began in support of Corazon Aquino. The Philippine military renounced support of Marco's regime, and Marco was forced to flee to Hawaii.
Military Officials Convicted for the Murder of Benigno Aquino
Various officials in the Philippine military were tried and convicted of the murder of Benigno Aquino Jr. in 1983.
U.S Military Presence in the Philippines Ends
The Philippine senate voted to end U.S military presence in the Philippines. For the first time in over 100 years, the Philippines was completely without the military or political presence of another nation.
Peace with Moro National Liberation Front
A peace agreement is reached with the Moro National Liberation Front. The Moro Islamic Liberation Front continues insurgency.
Asian Financial Crisis Hurts Economy
The Asian Financial Crisis, which affected much of Southeast Asia, damaged the Philippine economy. Fears arise of a worldwide financial crisis.
Joseph Estrada is Elected President
Former actor Joseph Estrada wins the 1998 presidential election and becomes the 13th president of the Philippines. He is the last Philippine president of the 20th century.