Filipino History (Part 2)

Philippines: Cebu - Luzon - Manila

Historical Events

Events 101 - 180 of 180

  • 1967-01-06 2 homemade buses collided on a mountain road in Terpate, Philippines plunging off a cliff, killing 84, injuring 140
  • 1967-08-08 Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore & Thailand meet to form Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • 1969-03-29 Communist New People's Army found in Philippines
  • 1970-11-27 Pope Paul VI wounded in chest during a visit to Philippines by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest

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1972-09-21 Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos declares martial law in Philippines (not publicly announced until 23rd Sep)

10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos
  • 1972-09-23 Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos announces state of emergency and declares martial law
  • 1974-03-09 Last Japanese soldier, a guerrilla operating in Philippines, surrenders, 29 years after World War II ended
  • 1976-08-17 An earthquake & tsunami in the Philippines kills up to 8,000
  • 1977-09-30 Philippine political prisoners, Eugenio Lopez, Jr. and Sergio Osmeña III successfully escaped from Fort Bonifacio Maximum Security Prison in the Philippines
  • 1978-04-01 Philippine College of Commerce becomes the Polytechnic University of the Philippines by presidential decree
  • 1981-01-17 Philippino president Marcos ends state of siege
  • 1986-02-07 Corazon Aquino defeats incumbent Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos but fraudulent returns gave the election to Marcos
  • 1986-02-15 Ferdinand Marcos wins rigged presidential election in the Philippines
  • 1986-02-22 Start of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.

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1986-02-25 Corazon Aquino becomes President of the Philippines, Marcos flees the country

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino
  • 1986-02-26 People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
  • 1986-07-06 Ex-minister Arturo Tolentino failed coup in Philippines
  • 1987-01-29 The president of the Philippines puts down a rebellion against their government in Manila
  • 1987-02-02 Philippines adopts constitution
  • 1987-02-11 Philippines constitution goes into effect
  • 1987-11-25 Supertyphoon Nina pummels the Philippines with category 5 winds of 165 mph and a surge that swallows entire villages. at least 1,036 deaths attributed to the storm.
  • 1990-07-16 400 die in a (7.7) earthquake in Philippines
  • 1990-11-14 Philippines hit by typhoon, 110 die
  • 1991-04-21 French underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio discovers the San Diego, Dutch galleon sunk in 1600 off Fortune Island in the Philippines
  • 1991-06-07 Mount Pinatubo (Philippines) erupts for 1st time
  • 1991-06-15 Climactic eruption of the Mount Pinatubo volcano in the Philippines, the second-largest volcanic eruption on Earth in this century
  • 1991-06-22 Underwater volcano, Mount Didicas, erupts in Philippines

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1991-11-04 Imelda Marcos returns from exile to the Philippines and was arrested the next day for tax fraud and corruption. She was then released on $6,400 bail.

First Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politican
Imelda Marcos
  • 1992-06-30 Fidel Ramos installed as president of Philippines
  • 1993-07-02 Boat sinks at Bocaue Philippines, 325 die
  • 1993-10-07 "Les Miserables" opens at Meralco Theatre, Philippines
  • 1993-12-15 C-130 flies into a Philippines hill & explodes, 16 killed
  • 1994-11-15 6.7-8.1 earthquake strikes Philippines, killing 45
  • 1995-01-02 Bus crashes in Luzon Philippines, 29 killed
  • 1995-01-06 A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines, leads to the discovery of plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack.
  • 1996-03-18 A nightclub fire in Quezon City, Philippines kills 162.
  • 1996-05-25 Jennifer Maria Holsten, 18, crowned Miss Filipino-American
  • 1996-09-02 A peace agreement is signed between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front in Malacañang Palace.

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2000-05-01 President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares existence of "a state of rebellion", after thousands of supporters of her arrested predecessor, Joseph Estrada, storm towards the presidential palace at height of EDSA III rebellion

14th President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
14th President of the Philippines
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada
President of the Philippines
Joseph Estrada
  • 2000-05-17 In the Philippines an explosion rocks Glorietta 2 injuring 13 persons, mostly teenagers. According to local authorities, the homemade bomb was placed in front of a toilet beside a video arcade.
  • 2000-12-30 Rizal Day Bombings: A series of bombs explode in various places in Metro Manila, Philippines within a span of a few hours, killing 22 and injuring about a hundred.

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2001-01-20 President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada is ousted in the EDSA II Revolution and succeeded by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada
President of the Philippines
Joseph Estrada
14th President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
14th President of the Philippines
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
  • 2003-07-27 A group of 321 Filipino armed soldiers called "Magdalo" took over the Oakwood Premier Ayala Center in Makati City to show the Filipino people the alleged corruption of the Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo administration
  • 2004-02-27 A bombing of a Superferry by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines worst terrorist attack kills 116.
  • 2005-02-14 Seven people are killed and 151 wounded in a series of bombings by suspected Al-Qaeda-linked militants that hit the Philippines' Makati financial district in Metro Manila, Davao City, and General Santos City.
  • 2006-02-17 A massive mudslide occurs in Southern Leyte, Philippines; the official death toll is set at 1,126.
  • 2006-02-24 President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares Proclamation 1017 placing the country in a state of emergency in attempt to subdue possible military coup.
  • 2007-10-19 Bomb explosion rocks Glorietta 2, a shopping mall in Makati, the Philippines killing 11, injuring more than 100 people.
  • 2007-11-13 An explosion hits the south wing of the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Quezon City, killing four people, including Congressman Wahab Akbar, and wounding six.
  • 2007-11-29 The Armed Forces of the Philippines lay siege to The Peninsula Manila after soldiers led by Senator Antonio Trillanes stage a mutiny.
  • 2007-12-31 Bocaue Fire. Seven people injured when a fire razed several fireworks stores in the Municipality of Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines.
  • 2008-11-13 Equity research by Deutsche Bank states that Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines should not experience a recession, despite potential harm to economic growth from falling commodity prices and possible weaker exports
  • 2009-09-26 Typhoon Ketsana (2009) hit the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, causing 700 fatalities.
  • 2009-11-23 Maguindanao massacre occurs in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Mindanao, Philippines
  • 2010-05-11 Imelda Marcos wins election to the House of Representatives of the Philippines, representing Ilocos Norte province
  • 2010-08-01 200m x 250m photo mosaic commemorating the life of Filipino President Corazon Aquino is unveiled near Quirino Grandstand at the Luneta Park, Manila
  • 2010-09-09 A court in the Philippines orders Imelda Marcos to repay the government almost $280,000 for funds taken from the National Food Authority by Ferdinand Marcos in 1983
  • 2011-11-18 Former Filipino President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is arrested and held at Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City under charges of electoral sabotage
  • 2012-08-01 Typhoon Saola kills 82 people and displaces over 150,000 in the Philippines, Taiwan and China
  • 2012-08-08 16 people are killed from flooding from heavy rain in Manilla, Philippines
  • 2012-08-09 The death toll from the Philippines' floods rise to 70
  • 2012-09-01 Grenade injures 41 festival celebrants in Paquibato, Philippines
  • 2012-10-02 10 people are killed after a minibus and truck collide in Ilocos Norte, Philippines
  • 2012-12-04 Typhoon Bopha makes landfall in the Philippines killing at least 81 people
  • 2012-12-25 8 people are killed and thousands left homeless after two fires strike Manila, Philippines
  • 2013-01-04 8 people are killed by a gunman in Kawit, the Philippines
  • 2013-03-27 12 people are killed in the Philippines after a mini-tornado causes a boat to capsize
  • 2013-05-07 4 people are killed after the Mayon Volcano erupts in the Philippines
  • 2013-07-21 12 people are killed in a clash between two Muslim families in Lanao del Sur, Philippines
  • 2013-08-16 61 people are killed after the ferry MV Thomas Aquinas sinks in the Philippines
  • 2013-09-21 6 people are killed in military and insurgent conflict in Zamboanga City, Philippines
  • 2013-11-08 At least 6,000 people are killed after Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm recorded at landfall, makes landfall in the Philippines

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2013-11-23 Manny Pacquiao defeats American Brandon Rios to win the WBO welterweight title

  • 2013-12-16 21 people are killed and 20 are injured after a bus falls from an elevated highway in Manila, Philippines
  • 2014-09-13 At least 8 people are killed after the ferry MV Maharlika II sinks off the Philippines coast
  • 2014-12-07 Typhoon Hagupit hits central Philippines; millions flee homes for shelter
  • 2015-07-02 62 people are killed after the Kim Nirvana ferry capsizes off the coast of the Philippines
  • 2016-02-17 Nike ends endorsement deal with Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao after he made TV comments gay people are "worse than animals."
  • 2016-12-12 Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte boasts he killed susected criminals personally when mayor of Davao City
  • 2017-04-17 1st living giant shipworm at 3 ft found in the Philippines, really a type of clam

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 162 of 162

  • 1965-07-21 Jovy Marcelo, Filipino racing driver (d. 1992)
  • 1967-02-10 Armand Serrano, Filipino animator
  • 1967-06-22 Al Carlay, US fencer-foil (Olympics-96), born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1968-05-21 Julie Vega, Filipino child actress and singer (d. 1985)
  • 1969-08-12 Aga Muhlach, Filipino actor
  • 1969-09-29 Angelo Barretto, Filipino racecar driver
  • 1970-01-11 Joy Nilo, Filipino Composer
  • 1970-04-22 Regine Velasquez, Filipino singer and actress
  • 1971-02-14 Kris Aquino, Filipino Actress and TV Host
  • 1971-02-22 Lea Salonga, Philippines, singer/actress (Miss Siagon)
  • 1972-10-10 Jun Lana, Filipino playwright and screenwriter
  • 1974-07-15 Chot Ulep, Filipino musician
  • 1975-03-14 Rico Yan, Filipino actor (d. 2002)
  • 1975-08-29 Dante Basco, Filipino/American actor
  • 1976-04-21 Rommel Adducul, Filipino basketball player
  • 1976-05-02 Ailleen Damiles, Miss Universe-Philippines/Miss Photogenic (1996)
  • 1976-06-20 Jerome Fontamillas, Filipino American musician (Switchfoot)
  • 1977-01-12 Piolo Pascual, Filipino actor
  • 1978-11-06 Jolina Magdangal, Filipina singer, actress and television host

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1978-12-17 Manny Pacquiao, Filipino boxer and the 1st eight-division world champion, born in Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines

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1980-11-09 Vanessa Minnillo, Filipino-born American TV personality (Entertainment Tonight), born in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines

TV Personality & Model Vanessa Minnillo
TV Personality & Model
Vanessa Minnillo

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