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]

  • January 1 - Celebratory gunfire kills a four-year-old boy and more than 400 others are injured by powerful firecrackers in typically rowdy New Year celebrations in the Philippines.[1]
  • January 2 - At 2:26 p.m Stephanie Nicole Ella, the 7-year-old girl who was hit in the head by a stray bullet while watching the fireworks show outside her Caloocan City home on New Year’s Eve dies.
  • January 4 – Eight people are killed, including the perpetrator, after a mass murder took place in Kawit, Cavite.[2] Eleven people were also wounded in the said mass murder.[3][4]
  • January 6 - Thirteen people were killed in a mass murder in Atimonan, Quezon[5]
  • January 17 – USS Guardian (MCM-5), an American mine countermeasures ship, ran ground at Tubbataha Reef, testing relations between the Philippines and the United States.[6]
  • January 26 - A holdup and shootout occurred when the Martilyo Gang robbed a jewelry store in the Department Store in the first floor.[7]

February[edit]

Lolong
Location map of the standoff

March[edit]

  • March 4-The Gramercy Residences, the tallest residential building in the Philippines at 302m was opened.
  • March 13 - Kristel Tejada, a freshman student in UP-Manila killed in a suicide attempt due to her financial reasons & no late payment policy of university.[10]
  • March 16 - The Solaire Resort & Casino at the Entertainment City in Parañaque opens to the public, becoming the first resort-casino complex to open in the area.

April[edit]

  • April 14 - Ariella Arida, Bea Rose Santiago, Joanna Cindy Miranda, Mutya Johanna Datul and Pia Wurtzbach was crowned as the new Binibining Pilipinas winners. Arida was crowned by Miss Universe 2012 1st runner-up Janine Tugonon as the new Miss Universe–Philippines 2013. Santiago was crowned as the new Binibining Pilipinas–International 2013 by the outgoing titleholder Nicole Schmitz. Miranda as the new Binibining Pilipinas–Tourism 2013 crowned by Katrina Jayne Dimaranan. Datul was crowned as the new Binibining Pilipinas–Supranational 2013 by Miss Supranational 2012 3rd runner-up Elaine Kay Moll. Wurtzbach ended as the Binibining Pilipinas 2013 1st runner-up.[11]
  • 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.[12]

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.[13]
  • May 13 – 2013 Mid-term Elections
  • May 17 - SM Aura Premier opens in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.
  • May 31 - A fatal explosion occurred at the Two Serendra condominium complex, in the Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.[14]

June[edit]

  • June 2 - Cebu Pacific Flight 971, using an Airbus A320-214 and registered as RP-C3266 carrying 165 passengers inbound from Manila, overshot the runway at Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City during a heavy rain. There were no fatalities and injuries, however the plane was heavily damaged and written-off.[15]
  • June 5- Senator Juan Ponce Enrile resigns as Senate President amidst various allegations against the senator.[16]
  • June 10- The controversial drama My Husband's Lover began airing on GMA7 which tackles homosexual relationships between men.
  • June 27- Tropical Storm Rumbia (2013) brought heavy rains to the northern Philippines, triggering more landslides and flashfloods.

July[edit]

August[edit]

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.

September[edit]

  • September 7 – Mutya Datul was crowned Miss Supranational 2013 and is the first Asian and first Filipina to win the title.[27]
  • September 9–28 - The Moro National Liberation Front and government forces clash in Zamboanga City, paralyzing economic activity in the city.
  • September 13 - Stephanie Kristel Elba, a 12-year-old Grade 7 student from Muntinlupa Business High School (MBHS), was found dead at a construction site behind their house on Sept. 13.
  • September 18 - A flash mob surprised the devotees of Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Baclaran Church after the Novena Mass and started singing in front of the shrine's altar as a "random act of culture" as well as commemorating the 44th anniversary of the Cultural Center of the Philippines
The National Theater at the CCP complex, 2013 panorama

October[edit]

  • October 5–6 – ABS-CBN marks its 60th Anniversary of the Philippine Television with the Grand Kapamilya Weekend held at the Quezon City Memorial Circle, Smart Araneta Coliseum and Marikina Sports Complex.
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.[30] As of October 15, it was reported that the death toll was at least 93, including people in Cebu.[31] The following day, the death toll had risen to 144, with 291 people injured.[32]
  • October 18 - Jollibee opens its 800th branch in Malaybalay, Bukidnon.
  • October 19 - A road accident involving three buses and five other vehicles which occurred on a zigzag diversion in Maharlika Highway in Barangay Santa Catalina, Atimonan, Quezon province. The road accident killed 20 people and another 54 were wounded.[33]
  • October 28 -
  • October 29 - a fire broke out in the toy section in the department store causing the employees who were decorating Christmas lights to flee and also guests in the Holiday Inn to evacuate and move into Crowne Plaza Hotel. The fire which started at that 11pm that night raged for about six hours. The fire was put out and under control by early in the morning of October 31 and the mall was closed for 2 days. The mall reopened at 12nn on November 1, 2013.[35][36]
  • October 30 - President Aquino III addressed the nation in a television broadcast, to depend the Disbursment Acceleration Program (DAP).

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.[37]
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.

December[edit]

Map of expressways in Luzon, with the South Luzon Expressway in red

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]

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