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President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III has urged Filipinos Thursday not to forget the hard-earned lessons of the Marcos dictatorship as he led celebrations for the 30th anniversary of the People Power Revolution, his last as head of state.

In his speech, the President disputed the notion that the Marcos administration was the golden age of the Philippines.

He said only the Marcos family and his cronies benefited from the dictatorship which reduced the country to being "the sick man of Asia."

Aquino added the term "golden age" during that time would only apply to cronyism, foreign debt, and human rights abuses.

-ANC's News Now, February 25, 2016