1987 in the Philippines

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1987 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 1987.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 22 – Mendiola massacre takes place when peasant farmers rallied against President Aquino and for land reform, and ended in a bloody shooting killing 13 and 74 others injured.
  • January 27–29 – Mutinous rebels seized GMA Network compound in Quezon City, leaving its employees and the network's President and CEO and his family as hostages which lasted for two days as a reward for Marcos's return. The two-day plot ended in a skirmish, killing a rebel soldier and 35 others were hurt.

February[edit]

March[edit]

  • March 1 – ABS-CBN launches the Star Network for the relaunch of channel 2.
  • March 2 – TV Patrol was launched as its flagship newscast.

April[edit]

May[edit]

  • May 11 – Local elections was held in the Philippines for the first time.
  • May 14 – Metro Manila's temperature rose to 38.5 degrees Celsius, was brought by the 1986–87 El Niño.

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

  • August 8 – UAAP Games Green Archers was First Won Against Growling Tigers was Score 72–63.
  • August 23 - UAAP Games Blue Eagles was First Won Against Green Archers was Score 95-91.
  • August 28–29 – Coup attempt takes place when rebel soldiers made a threatened reprisal against Aquino and ended in a gunfight with 50 people killed and 200 wounded as Government troops fizzled the plot.

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

Nina at peak intensity while approaching landfall in the Philippines.
  • November 25 – Supertyphoon Sisang slammed into Luzon, killing 1,063 people and what is believed as the worst typhoon to hit an area in the 20th century.

December[edit]

Television[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

National holidays[edit]

See also[edit]