Filipino History (Part 2)

Philippines: Cebu - Luzon - Manila

Historical Events

Events 101 - 193 of 193

Election of Interest

1965-11-12 Ferdinand Marcos elected 10th President of Philippines

Music History

1966-07-04 Beatles attacked in the Philippines after (unintentionally) insulting Imelda Marcos

  • 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 founded in the Philippines

Papal Visit

1970-11-27 Pope Paul VI wounded in chest during a visit to Philippines by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest

  • 1972-09-21 Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos declares martial law in the Philippines (not publicly announced until 23rd Sep)
  • 1972-09-23 Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos announces state of emergency and declares martial law
  • 1973-02-12 1st US POWs in North Vietnam released; 116 of 456 flown to Philippines
  • 1974-03-09 Last Japanese soldier, a guerrilla operating in the Philippines, surrenders, 29 years after World War II ended

Boxing Title Fight

1975-10-01 "The Thrilla in Manila"; Muhammad Ali stops Joe Frazier in 14 rounds in Quezon City, the Philippines to retain his WBC/WBA heavyweight title

  • 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 President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos ends martial law
  • 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
  • 1986-02-26 People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
  • 1986-07-06 Ex-minister Arturo Tolentino failed coup in the 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 the 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 of the 20th century
  • 1991-06-22 Underwater volcano, Mount Didicas, erupts in the Philippines
  • 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.
  • 1992-06-30 Fidel Ramos installed as president of Philippines
  • 1993-07-02 Boat sinks at Bocaue Philippines, 325 die
  • 1993-10-07 Musical "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.

Historic Event

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

  • 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.

Historic Event

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

  • 2003-07-27 A group of 321 Filipino armed soldiers called "Magdalo" take over Oakwood Premier Ayala Center in Makati City to show 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, tied with Typhoon Meranti as being the strongest storm ever recorded at landfall, hits the Philippines

Sports History

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."

Historic Event

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
  • 2018-05-02 Date for first humans or hominins in the Philippines pushed back ten-fold after report of site on Luzon with butchered rhinoceros 709,000 years ago
  • 2018-07-15 Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao stops WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse in 7 in Kuala Lumpur for his first knockout in 9 years and 60th career victory
  • 2018-09-15 Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong), category 5 strength, makes landfall in Cagayan province, Philippines, killing at least 100
  • 2019-01-27 Two bombs at a Roman Catholic cathedral on Jolo Island, southern, Philippines kills 20, Islamic State claims responsibility
  • 2019-02-07 Measles outbreak declared in the Philippines with 1,813 cases and 26 deaths
  • 2019-03-16 Beached dead whale found to have 88 pounds of plastic inside it, including 40 pounds of plastic bags, in Mabini, Philippines
  • 2019-04-10 New species of human announced named Homo luzonensis, 3ft tall, remains dated 50-60,000 years old found in cave on island of Luzon, Philippines
  • 2019-04-13 Body of 38-year-old Filipino woman discovered in abandoned mine starts the hunt for Cyprus's first serial killer, at least 5 other bodies later discovered
  • 2019-08-06 The Philippines declares a national dengue epidemic with 622 people killed and 146,000 cases so far in 2019

Famous Birthdays

  • 1959-08-27 Leila de Lima, Filipino lawyer, Senator, Chair of the Philippine Senate Electoral Reforms and People's Participation Committee, born in Iriga, Philippines
  • 1959-12-30 Alfie Anido, Filipino model and actor (Temptation Island), born in Calamba, Laguna, Philippines (d. 1981)
  • 1960-04-16 Wahab Akbar, Filipino politician and Congressman, born in Lantawan, Basilan, Philippines (d. 2007)
  • 1961-01-27 Dina Bonnevie, Filipina actress (Beautiful Strangers; The Blood Sisters), born in 60) Quezon City, Philippines
  • 1961-05-11 Cecile Licad, Filipina concert pianist (Leventritt Award, 1981), born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1962-02-17 Lou Diamond Phillips, Filipino American actor (La Bamba, Stand & Deliver), born at Subic Bay Naval Station, Philippines
  • 1962-12-18 Renaldo Lapuz, Filipino-American singer, born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1963-12-29 Francisco Bustamante, Filipino billiard player, born in Tarlac, Philippines
  • 1964-12-31 Liz Masakayan, Filipino WPVA volleyball player (Best of Beach-3rd-1994), born in Quezon City, Philippines
  • 1965-05-11 Monsour del Rosario, Filipino martial artist and actor
  • 1965-07-10 Alec Mapa, Filipino-American actor and comedian
  • 1965-07-20 Jovy Marcelo, Filipino racing driver, born in Quezon City, Philippines (d. 1992)
  • 1967-02-10 Armand Serrano, Filipino animator, born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1967-06-22 Al Carlay, US fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1968-05-21 Julie Vega, Filipina child actress and singer, born in Quezon City, Philippines (d. 1985)
  • 1969-08-12 Aga Muhlach, Filipino actor
  • 1969-09-29 Angelo Barretto, Filipino racecar driver
  • 1970-01-11 Joy Nilo, Filipino pianist, conductor, and composer, chiefly of choral music, born in Oriental Mindoro, Philippines
  • 1970-04-22 Regine Velasquez, Filipino singer and actress
  • 1971-02-14 Kris Aquino, Filipino actress & TV host, born in Quezon City, Philippines
  • 1971-02-22 Lea Salonga, Filipina singer & actress (Miss Siagon), born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1972-05-01 Bobby Chouinard, Filipino baseball pitcher (first Filipino to play MLB), born in Manilla, Philippines
  • 1972-07-06 D-Styles, American scratch DJ, born in the Philippines
  • 1972-10-10 Jun Lana, Filipino playwright and screenwriter (Shadow Behind The Moon), born in Makati City, Philippines
  • 1974-07-15 Chot Ulep, Filipino musician, born in Quezon City, Philippines
  • 1975-03-14 Rico Yan, Filipino actor (d. 2002)
  • 1975-04-02 Deedee Magno Hall, Filipino-American rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • 1975-08-29 Dante Basco, Filipino-American actor, born in Pittsburg, California
  • 1976-04-21 Rommel Adducul, Filipino basketball player, born in Tuguegarao, Cagayan, Philippines
  • 1976-06-20 Jerome Fontamillas, Filipino-American rock keyboardist (Switchfoot), born in Pasay, Philippines
  • 1976-12-07 Derek Ramsay, British-Filipino actor (No Other Woman), TV personality ("Eat Bulaga!"), and ultimate frisbee player, born in Enfield, England
  • 1977-01-12 Piolo Pascual, Filipino actor, born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1978-11-06 Jolina Magdangal, Filipina singer, actress and television host, born in Hagonoy, Bulacan, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao

1978-12-17 Manny [Emmanuel Dapidran] Pacquiao, Filipino boxer (first ever eight-division world champion), born in Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines

  • 1979-07-20 Claudine Barretto, Filipino actress
  • 1980-05-13 Mau Marcelo, Filipina-American soul and R&B singer, born in Lucena, Philippines
  • 1980-08-02 Jose "Dingdong" Dantes, Filipino actor (One More Try) and television host (Star Struck), born in Quezon City, Philippines
  • 1980-11-09 Vanessa Minnillo, Filipino-born American TV personality (Entertainment Tonight), born in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines
  • 1981-03-04 Carol Banawa, Filipino singer and celebrity
  • 1981-11-13 Mark Cardona, Filipino basketball player, born in Mandaluyong, Philippines
  • 1981-11-18 Giancarlo "Gian" Magdangal, Filipino pop singer and stage actor, born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1983-02-19 Assunta De Rossi, Filipino actress
  • 1983-06-24 John Lloyd Cruz, Filipino Actor
  • 1983-06-28 Maui Taylor, Filipino model and actress (Kool Ka Lang), born in Brighton, England
  • 1983-11-06 Janette McBride, Filipino-Australian actress and television host, born in Queensland, Australia
  • 1984-01-20 Toni Gonzaga, Filipino singer and actress, born in Rizal, Philippines
  • 1984-07-19 Alessandra De Rossi, Filipino actress
  • 1984-08-10 Mariel Rodriguez, Filipino TV host
  • 1984-11-28 Joross Gamboa, Filipino actor
  • 1984-11-29 Sitti [Navarro], Philippine bossa nova and pop singer, born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1985-02-14 Heart Evangelista, Filipina singer & actress, born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1985-02-17 Anne Curtis, Filipino actress and commercial model
  • 1985-04-23 Angel Locsin, Filipina TV and movie actress (Mulawin), born in Santa Maria, Bulacan, Philippines
  • 1985-09-01 Eli-Mac [Camile Velasco], Filipino-American pop singer (American Idol), born in Makati, Philippines
  • 1986-02-14 Roxanne Guinoo, Filipina actress, born in Cavite, Philippines
  • 1986-03-10 JC de Vera, Filipino actor, born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1987-05-15 Jennylyn Mercado, Filipina actress and singer
  • 1987-08-14 Tim Tebow, American NFL quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2007, BCS National C'ship 2006, 08; U of Florida; Denver Broncos), born in Makati, Philippines
  • 1987-08-23 Nikki Gil, Filipina actress, host and singer, born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1987-09-06 Ramiele Malubay, Filipino-American singer, born in Dammam, Saudi Arabia
  • 1987-10-17 Bea Alonzo, Filipina actress
  • 1987-12-21 Valerie Concepcion, Filipino actress, born in Tondo, Philippines
  • 1987-12-30 Jake Cuenca, Filipino actor and commercial model
  • 1988-03-02 Nadine Samonte, Filipino actress
  • 1988-05-20 Madeleine Humphries, Filipina-American actress and TV presenter, born in California
  • 1988-10-05 Maja Salvador, Filipina actress, born in Aparri, Philippines
  • 1989-02-05 Cristine Reyes, Filipino actress, born in Marikina, Philippines
  • 1989-03-07 Gerald Anderson, Filipino actor and model (Maalaala Mo Kaya), born in Subic, Philippines
  • 1989-03-15 Margaret Nales Wilson, Filipino model, born in Bacolod City, Philippines
  • 1990-04-19 Kim Chiu, Filipino Chinese actress (Sana Maulit Muli), born in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines
  • 1990-10-03 Rhian Denise Ramos, Filipino actress
  • 1991-08-28 Sarah Jane Santos, Filipino singer
  • 1992-10-17 Sam Concepcion, Filipino performer and actor
  • 1993-05-10 Jake Zyrus [Charice Pempengco], Filipino pop and R&B singer, born in Cabuyao, Philippines
  • 1996-08-17 Ella Cruz, Filipina actress (Aryana), born in Angat, Philippines
  • 1996-09-08 Krystal Reyes, Filipina actress (Bakekang), born in Santa Maria, Bulacan, Philippines
  • 1998-08-19 Ella Guevara, Filipino actress (Starstruck Kids), born in Quezon City, Philippines
  • 2000-05-02 Angel Sy, Filipina child actor, born in Bulacan, Philippines

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