1997 in the Philippines
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1997 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 1997.
- President: Fidel Ramos
- Vice President: Joseph Estrada
- Senate President: Ernesto Maceda
- House Speaker: Jose de Venecia, Jr.
- Chief Justice: Andres Narvasa
- July 6 - Sisters Marijoy and Jacqueline Chiong were abducted and killed in Cebu City the suspects were later executed which in turn would lead to the abolition of death penalty in 2006.
- August 19 – Agila-2 communications satellite was launched from China and began commercial service. It is the first satellite of the country not acquired while in orbit.
- September 16 – Total lunar eclipse was witnessed in the Philippines.
- February 11 - Sunyee Maluche, actress and model
- February 15 - Kit Thompson, actor
- March 10 - Julia Barretto,actress
- May 1 - Miles Ocampo, actress
- July 31 - Barbie Forteza, actress and dancer
- September 16 - Julian Marcus Trono, actor
- October 4 – Michelle Vito, actress
- October 20 - Manolo Pedrosa, actor and student
- November 4 - Bea Binene, actress and dancer
- December 4 - Ruru Madrid, actor
- April 6 - Max Alvarado, 68, actor (born February 19, 1929)
- April 21 - Diosdado Macapagal, 87, Former President of the Philippines (born September 21, 1910)
- July 3 - Chiquito, 65, actor and comedian (born March 12, 1932)
- July 7 - Rolando Tinio, 60, Filipino poet, dramatist, actor, essayist, and educator (born March 5,1937)
- October 11 - Dencio Padilla, 68, actor and comedian (born May 7, 1929)
- December 31 - Gerard Fainsan, 23, singer and member Universal Motion Dancers (born January 20, 1974)
Main article: 1997 in Philippine television