Filipino History (Part 2)

Philippines: Cebu - Luzon - Manila

Historical Events

Events 101 - 193 of 193

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

First Lady and Politician Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politician
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

BeatificationPapal 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

Pope Paul VI
Paul VI
  • 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

Sport defeatBoxing 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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 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 "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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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" 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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."

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016-12-12 Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte boasts he killed susected criminals personally when mayor of Davao City

President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte
President of the Philippines
Rodrigo Duterte
  • 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
  • 1959-12-31 Alfie Anido, Filipino actor, 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, Filipino actress
  • 1961-05-11 Cecile Licad, 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
  • 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
  • 1965-07-21 Jovy Marcelo, Filipino racing driver (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 Composer
  • 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
  • 1976-06-20 Jerome Fontamillas, Filipino American musician (Switchfoot)
  • 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

Person of interestManny 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
  • 1979-12-07 Derek Ramsay, British-Filipino actor and model, born in Enfield, England
  • 1980-05-13 Mau Marcelo, Filipino singer
  • 1980-08-04 Dingdong Dantes, Filipino actor
  • 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 artist, 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 Camile Velasco, Filipino-American singer
  • 1986-02-14 Roxanne Guinoo, Filipina actress, born in Cavite, Philippines
  • 1986-03-10 JC de Vera, Filipino Actor
  • 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 Carla Humphries, Filipina actress
  • 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
  • 1989-11-30 Margaret Nales Wilson, Filipino model
  • 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 Charice Pempengco, Filipino singer
  • 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
  • 2000-05-02 Angel Sy, Filipina child actor, born in Bulacan, Philippines

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Famous Deaths