2009 in the Philippines

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2009 in the Philippines
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2009 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 2009.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 5
    • Criminal charges were filed against the son of DAR Secretary Nasser Pangandaman and four others in connection with the mauling of Delfin dela Paz and his 14-year old son in the presence of Pangandaman himself.[1]
    • Three Red Cross officials, Swiss Andreas Notter, Filipino Mary Jane Lacaba and Italian Eugenio Vagni were kidnapped. Andreas Notter and Mary Jane Lacaba were released four months later.[2] Eugenio Vagni was released six months later on July 12.[3]
  • January 12 – Four officials of the Department of Justice take a leave of absence after being implicated in a bribery scandal involving efforts to release three wealthy young men charged with drug trafficking.[5]
  • January 14 – Onetime Batangas governor Antonio Leviste, formerly married to Senator and 2004 vice-presidential candidate Loren Legarda, is found guilty of homicide by a Makati City trial court in connection with the 2007 shooting death of his long-time aide Rafael de las Alas.[6]

May[edit]

June[edit]

  • June 22 – First death caused by H1N1 confirmed in the Philippines and also first death in Asia.

July[edit]

August[edit]

  • August 8Typhoon Morakot, locally known as Kiko, killed dozens of people, affected over 28,000 people in the Philippines.[9]
  • August 23 – a South East Asian Airlines Dornier 328 registered RP-C6328 operating flight DG-0624 was hit by strong crosswinds when decelerating after landing on runway 13. The aircraft veered off the runway and came to a stop in the grass. None of the 32 passengers and 3 crew was injured. The airport had to be temporarily closed to tow the aircraft away.

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

  • December 4 – President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has officially placed Maguindanao province under a state of martial law.[17] The declaration, also suspended the writ of habeas corpus in the province.[18] The announcement was made days after hundreds of government troops were sent to the province, which would later raid armories of the powerful Ampatuan clan. The Ampatuan family was implicated in a gruesome massacre that saw the murder of 57 persons, including women members of the rival Mangudadatu clan, human rights lawyers, and 31 media workers, in the worst incident of political violence in the nation's history. It has also been condemned worldwide as the worst loss of life of media professionals in one day in the history of journalism.[17]

National holidays[edit]

Holidays in italics are "special days", while those in regular type are "regular holidays".

In addition, several other places observe local holidays, such as the foundation of their town. These are also "special days."

Concerts[edit]

Television[edit]

These are TV programs that premiered and had their finales this year; new seasons and miniseries are excluded.

Premieres[edit]

Finales[edit]

Film[edit]

Sports[edit]

Births[edit]

  • June 26: Yesha Camile, actress
  • August 28: Jana Agoncillo, actress

Deaths[edit]

  • January 6: Victor Sumulong, 62, incumbent mayor of Antipolo City and former congressman (born 1946)
  • January 10: Anabel Bosch, 32, vocalist for rock bands as Elektrikcoolaid and Tropical Depression (born 1976)
  • January 11: Edilberto Alegre, 70, food critic and BusinessWorld columnist (born 1938)
  • January 13: Mary Ejercito, 103, mother of former President Joseph Estrada (born May 2, 1905)
  • February 5: Roberto Gonzales, 66, actor best known for martial-arts roles (born 1942)
  • February 10: Berting Labra, 76, film actor often in comic sidekick roles (born 1932)
  • February 12: Cris Daluz, 75, character actor (born 1934)
  • February 24: Amiel Alcantara, 10, former elementary student (born 1998)
  • March 6: Francis Magalona, 44, actor, TV host, photographer and rapper (born 1964)
  • March 15: Miguel Bernad, 91, S.J., academic, critic, Philippine Star columnist (born 1917)
  • March 16: Roland Dantes, 65, martial artist and actor & uncle of actor of Dingdong Dantes (born 1944)
  • March 18: Pocholo Ramirez, 75, race car driver and television host and grandfather of Myx VJ Janine Ramirez (born 1933)
  • March 21: Genoveva Matute, 93, writer (born 1915)
  • March 23: Manuel del Rosario, 93, Catholic bishop of Malolos, Bulacan (born 1915)
  • April 4: Nelly Sindayen, 59, journalist and Time Magazine correspondent (born 1949)
  • April 7: Leo Prieto, 88, first Commissioner of the Philippine Basketball Association (born 1920)
  • April 11: Tita Muñoz, film actress (born 1926/1927)
  • April 27: Paraluman, 85, film actress (born 1923)
  • May 16: Prospero Amatong, 78, former Davao del Norte governor & congressman (born 1931)
  • May 17: Toch Arellano, 55, professional photographer (born 1953)
  • May 28: Manuel Collantes, 90, diplomat and Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1984 (born 1918)
  • June 13: Douglas Quijano, 64, talent manager (born 1944)
  • June 25: Commodore Ramon A. Alcaraz, 93, World War II veteran (born 1915)
  • July 2: Susan Fernandez, singer and activist (born 1956)
  • July 3: Alexis San Luis, 52, incumbent mayor of Pili, Camarines Sur (born 1957)
  • July 6: Fr. Jovencio Rabosa, 46, parish priest of Cebu (born 1963)
  • July 16: Carlos Dela Cruz, 49, incumbent mayor of Matuguinao, Samar (born 1960)
  • July 26: David Emralino, 54, former mayor of Candelaria, Quezon (born 1955)
  • July 28: Emilio Gancayco, 86, former jurist in the Supreme Court and grandfather of teen actress Erich Gonzales (born 1922)
  • August 1: Corazon Aquino, 76, former Philippine president and first female president (1986–1992), (born 1933)
  • August 10: Tyrone Suarez, 39, former movie actor and model (born 1970)
  • August 11: Kennely Ann Lacia-Binay a.k.a. Audrey Vizcara, 29, former movie actress and model daughter-in-law of Makati City mayor Jejomar Sr. & wife of Makati City Councilor Jejomar "Jun-Jun" Binay, Jr. (born 1980)
  • August 24: Eduardo V. Roquero, 60, incumbent mayor of San Jose del Monte City (born 1949)
  • August 31: Eraño G. Manalo, 84, Executive Minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo (1963–2009), (b. January 2, 1925)
  • September 1: Alexis Tioseco, 28, Filipino-born Canadian film critic (born 1981)
  • September 2: Jimmy Lopez, 46, witness of Dacer-Corbito Double Murder Case (born 1963)
  • September 6: Fr. Cecilio Lucero, 53, parish priest of Catubig, Northern Samar (born 1956)
  • September 6: Alfonso “Boyong” Mañalac, 69, former Malabon councilor (born 1939)
  • September 8: Rogelio Borja Flores, 74. former sports writer (born 1935)
  • September 15: Espiridion Laxa, 79, incumbent chairman of film academy of the Philippines and film industry leader and pioneering independent film producer (born 1930)
  • September 16: Sotero Laurel II, 90, former politician & Senator 1986–1992 (born 1918)
  • September 22: Odette Alcantara, 67, activist, environmentalist (born 1942)
  • September 24: Rodolfo "Rod" Nazario, 74, boxing promoter & former business manager (born 1935)
  • September 26: Antonio "Tony" Chua, 44, former basketball team manager for Red Bull Barako (born 1965)
  • September 26: David T. Fernando, 62, co-founder of Smart Communications, Inc. (born 1947)
  • October 6: Renato "Porky" P. Gomez, Comedian, Member of Pork Chop Duo
  • October 7: Alecks Pabico, 42, Filipino journalist (Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism) (born April 19, 1967)
  • October 10: Rodrigo del Rosario, 92, Filipino Olympic weightlifter. (born 1917)
  • October 25: Billy Bibit, 59, Filipino soldier and coup d'état leader, complications from a stroke. (born 1950)
  • November 18: Amelia J. Gordon, former mayor of Olongapo City, mother of Senator Richard Gordon (born 1920)
  • November 19: Johnny Delgado, 61, former actor and writer (born 1948)
  • November 21: Bernard Bonnin, 71, former actor (born 1938)
  • November 23: Alejandro "Bong" Reblando, 53, former Manila Bulletin correspondent and former Associated Press reporter (born 1956)
  • November 23: Victor Nuñez, 31, TV Reporter, UNTV 37 (born 1978)
  • December 29: Mandy Saguin, 63, former TV host of Kaagapay and well known as "Super Doc" (born September 6, 1946)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jon Ibanez (2009-01-05). "Pangandaman kin face child abuse, injury raps over golf 'brawl'". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2009-01-05. 
  2. ^ "Inquirer.Net". Newsinfo.inquirer.net. April 19, 2009. Retrieved April 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ "www.icrc.com". icrc.com. July 12, 2009. Retrieved April 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ Ryan Rosauro & Richel Umel (2009-01-10). "Bomb blasts cut power to Mindanao areas". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  5. ^ Tetch Torres (2009-01-12). "Prosecutors in Bribe Probe Take Leave". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  6. ^ Allison Lopez & Tetch Torres (2009-01-14). "Ex-Batangas gov guilty of homicide". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2009-01-14. 
  7. ^ "Sandiganbayan justice is new SC magistrate". GMANews.TV. 2009-01-14. Retrieved 2009-01-14. 
  8. ^ Kwok, Abigail; Ager, Maila (2009-08-05). "Thousands escort Aquino funeral cortege". INQUIRER.net. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  9. ^ http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Philippines_hit_by_Typhoon_%22Kiko%22_(Morakot),_dozens_killed
  10. ^ http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Nine_people_die_after_Philippine_ferry_sinks
  11. ^ http://www.inquirer.net/specialreports/eranomanalo/view.php?article=20090908-224140&db=1
  12. ^ "Accident description". Aviation safety network. Retrieved October 18, 2009. 
  13. ^ Pinoy named CNN 'Hero of the Year' 2009-11-23
  14. ^ Tricia Escobedo and Maria Ressa (2009-11-25). "Death toll rises in Philippines massacre". CNN News. Retrieved 2009-11-25. 
  15. ^ Death toll in southern Philippines massacre reaches over 50 _English_Xinhua
  16. ^ BBC News - Philippines 'poll-related' deaths reach 57
  17. ^ a b http://www.gmanews.tv/story/178575/arroyo-declares-martial-law-in-maguindanao
  18. ^ http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/nation/view/20091205-240233/Martial-law-declared-in-Maguindanao
  19. ^ Kwok, Abigail 18 hostages freed, 2 escape in Agusan kidnapping 2009-12-10 Philippine Daily Inquirer
  20. ^ Convoy ambushed near Philippine massacre site 2009-12-10 CNN
  21. ^ Sy, Marvin (2009-12-13)GMA lifts martial law: State of emergency stays The Philippine Star
  22. ^ Philippines lifts martial law in southern province(AP)