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.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

  • August 19Agila-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.

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

  • 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)

Television[edit]