2001 in the Philippines

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2001 in the Philippines
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2001 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in 2001.



  • 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 – Vice-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was sworn as the second female and the 14th President of the Philippines.
    • Estrada was stepped down as the 13th President of the Philippines from his office in Malacañan Palace.
  • 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.
  • November 7 – Actress Nida Blanca was killed in a parking lot in San Juan.