1978 in the Philippines
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1978 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 1978.
- President: Ferdinand Marcos
- Prime Minister: Ferdinand Marcos (post established on June 12)
- House Speaker: Vacant to June 12 Querube Makalintal
- Chief Justice: Fred Ruiz Castro
- April 7 – General elections were held for the election of the 166 (out of 208) regional representatives to the Interim Batasang Pambansa (the nation's first parliament). The elections were participated by the leading opposition party, the Lakas ng Bayan (LABAN) which had twenty-one candidates for the Metro Manila area and the leading candidate was the jailed opposition leader Ninoy Aquino while the regime's party known as the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL) which was led by the then First Lady Imelda Marcos.
- April 27 – Parliamentary sectoral elections for the election of the Interim Batasang Pambansa sectoral representatives was held.
- October 1–14 – The 1978 FIBA World Championship was hosted by Philippines from October 1 to 14, 1978. Rizal Memorial Coliseum at Manila and Araneta Coliseum at Quezon City, Metro Manila were the venues for the event. The Philippines ranked seventh place in the event.
- October 6 - Bro. Eddie Villanueva establishes the Jesus is Lord Church Movement.
- December 9 to 20 – The Philippines participated in the 1978 Asian Games held in Bangkok, Thailand. It ranked ninth with 4 gold medals, 4 silver medals and 6 bronze medals with a total of 14 over-all medals.
- January 19 – Bamboo Mañalac, Filipino musician and singer
- May 11 – Judy Ann Santos, Filipina television and film actress
- September 17 – Jennifer Rosales, Filipina golfer
- October 10 – Francis Escudero, Filipino congressman and later senator
- December 17 – Manny Pacquiao, Filipino boxer and politician
- The PBA on GTV (sports program)