2013 in the Philippines

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2013 in the Philippines
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2013 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 2013.

Incumbents[edit]

President Benigno S. Aquino III
Benigno S. Aquino III
Vice-President Jejomar C. Binay, Sr.
Jejomar C. Binay, Sr.
Senate President Franklin M. Drilon
Franklin M. Drilon
House Speaker Feliciano R. Belmonte, Jr.
Feliciano R. Belmonte, Jr.
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno
Maria Lourdes
P.A. Sereno

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

Lolong
Location map of the standoff

March[edit]

April[edit]

  • April 20 - A Chinese fishing vessel with 20 fishermen on board, ran ground at the Tubbataha reef, almost two months after an American navy ship ran ground on the same reef. The fishermen will face charges of illegal poaching and attempted bribery.[9]

May[edit]

Location of the shooting incident, the territorial waters and EEZ claimed by both countries
  • May 2 - Former police officer Cesar Mancao, accused of involvement in the murders of publicist Salvador "Bubby" Dacer and his driver Emmanuel Corbito, escaped from the custody of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) early Thursday morning.[10]
  • May 7 - Mayon Volcano produced a surprise phreatic eruption lasting 73 seconds. Ash and rock were produced during this eruption. Ash clouds reached 500 meters above the volcano's summit, which drifted west southwest The event killed five climbers, of whom three were Germans, one was a Spaniard living in Germany and one was a Filipino tour guide while Seven others were reported injured.[11]
  • May 9- A Philippine Coastguard vessel open fired a Taiwanese fishing vessel, allegedly inside Philippine maritime territory, leaving one Taiwanese fisherman dead. Tensions between Taiwan and the Philippines heat up as Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou, threatens to impose sanction on the Philippines following a day after the incident. The Philippine Coast Guard sympathizes with the victim but refuses to apologize for the incident and insisted that its personnel are just doing its job to address illegal fishing.[12]

June[edit]

July[edit]

  • July 15 - The alleged leader and a member of the Ozamiz robbery group, Ricky Cadavero alias "Kambal" and Wilfredo Panogalinga Jr. alias "Kulot," were killed Monday night by their escorts from the Philippine National Police (PNP).

August[edit]

  • August 12 - MNLF leader Nur Misuari unilaterally declared the independence of the Bangsamoro Republik. The Philippine government refuses to recognize the republic and no other foreign governments has officially recognized the republic.
  • August 16 - MV St. Thomas Aquinas collided with MV Sulpicio Express Siete resulting in 55 deaths. 65 people remain missing.
Demonstrators in Luneta Park
  • August 28 - Just hours after Malacanang set a P10-million bounty for any information leading to her arrest, Janet Napoles surrendered to President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III.[24]

September[edit]

October[edit]

The rubble of the Church of Our Lady of Light in Loon, Bohol, the oldest and one of the largest in the province
  • October 15 - A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck the island of Bohol with a depth of 20.0 km (12.4 mi). It was centered about 20 miles below the town of Sagbayan.[28] As of October 15, it was reported that the death toll was at least 93, including people in Cebu.[29] The following day, the death toll had risen to 144, with 291 people injured.[30]
  • October 30 - President Aquino III addressed the nation in a television broadcast, to depend the Disbursment Acceleration Program (DAP).[32]

Coordinates: 14°35′27″N 121°3′34″E / 14.59083°N 121.05944°E / 14.59083; 121.05944

November[edit]

Janet Lim-Napoles's official mugshot
  • November 7 - Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged mastermind in the P10 billion pork barrel scam faced the Senate for the first time to answer the allegations against her.[33]
Map showing the path of a storm as represented by colored dots connected by a white line; the position of the dots indicates the storm's position at six-hour intervals, while color denotes the storm's intensity at that point.
  • November 8 - Typhoon Haiyan (known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda), the deadliest Philippine typhoon[34][35] on record, caused catastrophic destruction in the Visayas, particularly on the islands of Samar and Leyte, killing 6,300 people. About 11 million people have been affected by the typhoon with many left homeless.

December[edit]

  • December 11 - The highest number of journalists is killed in a single year since 2009 in the country reaching a total of twelve.[50]
  • December 15 -
    • Former Pagadian mayor Samuel S. Co and his wife, Priscilla were arrested. Both are facing syndicated estafa case in connection with the multi-billion Ponzi scheme of Aman Futures.[53][54]
    • a robbery incident happened on the jewelry section of The SM Store on the first floor amidst of Christmas shopping . Martilyo Gang were said to be the perpetrators of the incident.[55]

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."

Business and Economy[edit]

Health[edit]

Music[edit]

Albums[edit]

Concerts[edit]

Sports[edit]

Broadcasting[edit]

Television[edit]

For the events related to Philippine television in 2013, see 2013 in Philippine television.

Radio[edit]

Films[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Unknowned Deaths[edit]

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