2001 in the Philippines
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2001 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in 2001.
- President: Joseph Estrada to January 20, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
- Vice President: Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to January 20, Teofisto Guingona
- Senate President: Aquilino Pimentel to June 30, Franklin Drilon
- House Speaker: Arnulfo T. Fuentabella to January 20, Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. to June 30, Jose C. de Venecia, Jr.
- Chief Justice: Hilario Davide, Jr.
- January 11 - Citiatlas Metro Manila (A1 and A2) launched by Asiatype for publication with 125 full colored maps in blue cover with the location.
- January 16–20 – EDSA Revolution of 2001. Millions of people marched in the streets of EDSA for a peaceful protest against President Estrada for being accused of plunder.
- January 20 –
- March 9 – Noli de Castro steps down as anchorman of TV Patrol and is replaced by Korina Sanchez on Monday.
- April 4 – Estrada was arrested in San Juan following a protest by his supporters and detained at Camp Crame.
- April 22 – Dream Satellite TV launched as the country's first DTH satellite TV provider and commenced commercial services.
- May 1 – Estrada supporters attacked Malacañan Palace following a riot, killing many and several others were rounded up by the police.
- May 14 – Legislative and local elections were held nationwide.
- May 27 – Twenty tourists were taken hostage by the Abu Sayyaf terrorists in a popular island resort in Palawan, the 22 hostages were killed and the crisis lasted 12 months.
Main article: 2001 in Philippine television
- February 15 - Angeli Nicole Sanoy, actress
- August 23 – Zaijian Jaranilla, actor
- October 18 – Carlos Dala, actor
- January 28 - Chuck Perez – Actor
- November 7 - Nida Blanca – Actress
- November 23 - Maria Teresa Carlson – Actress