Saluting Philippine EzineArticles Authors

Philippine Independence Day Celebration!

Today, the Philippine Republic celebrates its independence from 300 years of Spanish rule. According to the history books, it was on this date in 1898 that General Emilio Aguinaldo raised the Filipino flag from the balcony of his mansion and called the people to take up arms against their Spanish colonizers. General Aguinaldo became the first president of the Philippine Republic and his proclamation of Philippine Independence is re-enacted yearly from the same balcony of the now historic mansion.

In honor of this day of celebration, EzineArticles expert author from the Philippines Michael Lee is today’s Author Spotlight.

A Filipino native, Michael is a professional copywriter, self improvement expert and teacher of the art of persuasion and influence. In his self improvement article Persuasion and Influence – The Remarkable Law of Expectation, he offers:

“Why is this [the law of expectation] persuasion and influence principle so effective?
We aim to meet, if not exceed other’s expectations of us, especially if we stand to gain benefits like getting rewards, earning trust or being regarded highly.”

His presentation of this concept is simple and effective with further explanation through situational examples throughout the article. An EzineArticles Platinum Member since October 2004, Michael has consistently submitted his 261 articles in 50 categories, resulting in nearly 200,000 page views. Michael furthers his credibility as an EzineArticles Expert Author by proudly displaying his professional author photo on his extended author bio page.

Thanks Michael Lee for being an EzineArticles Expert Author and to all 825 members from the Philippines, enjoy your day of celebration!


Emad Hassan kenona writes:

Very wonderful celebration to mentioned the independence history of the nations but i need to include Africa like Sudan .

Comment provided June 12, 2008 at 4:14 PM


Emad Hassan kenona writes:

Please we like to know more about the history of the nations ,i think is value culture ,also we need dialogue culture forums between mnations

Comment provided June 12, 2008 at 4:23 PM


Albert Hallado writes:

Hi Chris,

This means a lot to me I am a Filipino living in Las Vegas! Thank You so much I really appreciate it.

Albert Hallado

Comment provided June 12, 2008 at 11:01 PM



Like the article that Michael wrote on Persuasion and Influence. Great to acknowledge other countries and authors from different ethnic roots. I hope to accomplish milestones such as Michael’s in the future. Congratulations Michael.

Comment provided June 12, 2008 at 11:40 PM


Lance Winslow writes:

The Philippines is a great country and Filipinos have great families that are very close and wonderful. I hope everyone knows this FACT!

Comment provided June 13, 2008 at 5:07 AM


Alejandro Guevara Onofre writes:

This Asian country is a wonderful place. From my point of view, my country (Peru/South America) resembles Philippines in history, geography, culture and people. Unlike many countries (for example Spain, Sweden, Brazil and Japan), Philippines has two female rulers in its history: Maria Corazon Sumulong Cojuanjco Aquino (1986-1992) and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (currently president). It is an example for democracy in the world. MABUHAY PHILIPPINES!
Alejandro from Lima, Peru

Comment provided June 13, 2008 at 10:46 AM


Michael Lee writes:

This is Michael Lee. Thanks very much to Chris Knight for making me the Author Spotlight, and for saluting Filipino authors. It’s an honor, and we truly appreciate it.

Comment provided June 16, 2008 at 5:00 PM


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