* – Vice-President Jejomar C. Binay, Sr. was affiliated with PDP–Laban at the time when he was sworn into office. He announced that he left PDP–Laban on March 1, 2014. Since then he became an independent. He was set to announce his new political party on June 12, 2014, but he decided to postpone it due to the current political issues affecting the country.
February 4 – In an interview by Keith Bradsher of The New York Times to President Aquino III, Aquino called for the international community to help the Philippines in resisting China's assertive claims to South China Sea, a heavily contested body of water that is rich in natural resources such as oil and natural gas.
The country thanked the international community, through #PHThankYou campaign posted in various signages and billboards around the world, for reaching out, and providing response and aid after Typhoon Haiyan killed more than 6 thousand people and caused massive destruction in Central Visayas in November 2013.
February 15 – More than 519,221 members of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) joined the Worldwide Walk For Those Affected by Typhoon Yolanda held in Manila and in selected sites in the Philippines and abroad as the Worldwide Walk breaks the records of the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest charity walk in a single venue and in the largest charity walk in multiple venues in 24 hours.
February 18 – The Supreme Court of the Philippines (SC) declared the major provisions of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (Republic Act 10175) including the online libel provision as constitutional. On the online libel, the court further clarified that only the original authors of libelous material are covered by the law, and not those who received or reacted to it (e.g., liking, sharing, and commenting on an online post). The court also ruled the unconstitutionality of some provisions of the law including unsolicited commercial communications, on collection or recording of traffic data in real-time by means of a computer system, and take-down clause or restricting access to computer data.
February 27 – A massive power breakdown occur in the island of Mindanao affecting 25 million people in several major cities and provinces. The blackout lasted for more than five hours. Several businesses declared profit losses, while local government services were greatly paralyzed due to the blackout. On February 28, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced that the cause of the power interruption was due to line trippings which started in Agus I Hydroelectric Power Plant in Lanao del Norte.
March 4 – The Senate concurred the ratification the country's separate extradition treaties with the United Kingdom, India, and Spain in a vote of 17 with no objections and abstentions. All the extradition treaties will have a retroactive effect, which means, according to Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, "The treaties are applicable to offenses committed prior to the entry into force of the treaties. This means that we can extradite the plunder criminals if they flee to the UK, Spain, or India, even though the plunder was committed before the effectivity of the extradition treaties." The treaties to the said three countries were ratified by President Aquino III on December 6, 2013.
The country sent naval assets and a search-and-rescue plane in the West Philippine Sea after a Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members went missing. The last contact made with the aircraft was when it was over the Gulf of Thailand.
Chinese coast guard ships blocked two Philippine vessels from entering Ayungin Shoal (known internationally as Second Thomas Shoal). On March 11, the Aquino government released an official statement and a diplomatic protest about the incident, through the Department of Foreign Affairs, stating that the Ayungin Shoal is part of the Philippines, and China's act was considered a clear and urgent threat to the rights and interests of the country. Furthermore, the civilian vessels were only conducting rotation of personnel and resupply operations in the said shoal. In order to resupply the Filipino troops garrisoned in the grounded BRP Sierra Madre in the said shoal, the Philippine Navy decided in providing air drop supplies of food and water to the soldiers. In a text message by Chinese Embassy spokesman Zhang Hua to the media on March 12, she said, "The Chinese side does not accept the protest by the Philippine side."
March 21 – Asia-Pacific Cable Network 2, a submarine cable, was damaged. It caused internet connectivity issues and affected Eastern Communications and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company subscribers. The said problem also affected other 9 Asia-Pacific countries.
March 27 – The five page Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro was signed in Malacañan Palace grounds by the government's peace panel chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer and MILF negotiator Mohager Iqbal. The signing was also attended by a thousand people, including President Aquino III, MILF chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, Prime MinisterNajib Razak of Malaysia, and the Presidential Advisor on the Peace Process Teresita Deles. The CAB comprises the Bangsamoro Framework, including its annexes on Transitional Arrangements and Modalities, Revenue Generation and Wealth Sharing, Power Sharing, Normalization, and the addendum on Bangsamoro Waters and Zones of Joint Cooperation.
March 29 – A Philippine civilian vessel carrying supplies for eight soldiers stationed in BRP Sierra Madre, a grounded ship turned military outpost, evaded a blockade by two Chinese Coast Guard ships in Ayungin Shoal (known internationally as Second Thomas Shoal).
April 7 – Daniele Bosio, an Italian diplomat to Turkmenistan, was detained and investigated for child abuse after being found in company with three male street children. According to Justice Secretary De Lima, Bosio cannot invoke a diplomatic immunity for the reason that he is not stationed in the country.
April 14 – 13 policemen, including Philippine National Police (PNP) Superintendent Hansel Marantan, were relieved from their duties in connection with the January 2013 Atimonan rub-out incident that killed suspected gambling leader Vic Siman, environmentalist Jun Lontok and 10 others.
April 15 – The Department of Energy (DOE) issued a yellow alert status on the Luzon grid following a series of temporarily shutdown of the Masinloc and Pagbilao power plants that decreased the island's power reserves.
April 23 – In a joint statement, the government delegations of the Philippines lead by Manila Mayor Estrada and Hong Kong have agreed that the four demands of the 2010 Manila hostage crisis' victims and their families were resolved. Visa sanctions for Philippine officials and diplomats were also lifted by Hong Kong.
April 30-May 2 – PNP in cooperation with the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) launched a simultaneous campaign called "Operation Strike Back" that lead in the arrest of 58 suspects involve in internet sextortion syndicate in 4 key areas in Luzon (including Bicol, Taguig, Bulacan and Laguna) in connection with the suicide attempt of 17-year old Dunfermline teenager Daniel Perry due to webcam blackmail plot.
May 2 – The Office of the Ombudsman granted Ruby Tuason immunity from criminal prosecution and her request to be a state witness in the PDAF scam case. Tuason also returned the 40 million pesos, part of the earnings or kickbacks used in the PDAF transactions, to the National Treasury in front of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales.
May 5-16 – The 30th Balikatan joint-military exercises between the Philippines and United States military forces commenced. More than 3,000 Filipino soldiers and 2,500 US military joined various drills for the Balikatan which will center on humanitarian response, and maritime security and defense.
The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) main office.
Abigail Pendulas, wife of Aman Futures Group owner Manuel Amalilio who was involved in a pyramiding scam, was arrested by the Central Luzon PNP in San Fernando City, Pampanga.
A Chinese fishing boat carrying more than 11 crew and 500 turtles was seized by the operatives of the PNP Maritime Police Patrol in Half-Moon Shoal (locally known as Hasa-Hasa Shoal) at the Spratlys Group of Islands.
Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya was charged with graft and corruption for a P1.1-billion deal signed for automated ticketing systems. After a complaint was launched by the National Federation of Filipino Consumers the Office of the Ombudsman brought forth charges. The Contactless Automated Fare Collection System was awarded through a competitive transaction process to an ineligible firm, AF Consortium, and was in violation of Section 3 of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. Due to conflict of interest and an ongoing case against the Government, AF Consortium should have been disqualified by the transaction team. The lead adviser to the Government on this transaction was Rebel Group International BV of the Netherlands.
May 7 – An army colonel died while 31 people were hurt, and several buildings and vehicles were damaged after a fire incident and series of explosions struck the Explosives and Ordnance Disposal armory of the Philippine Army in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.
May 8 – The Ombudsman cleared former president and current Pampanga congresswoman Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on her involvement on the P728 million fertilizer fund scam.
Angat Dam, one of Luzon's dams with short water reserves due to the 2014 dry season.
May 12 – Angat Dam reached the critical level as the water level dropped to 179.72 meters above sea level, relatively due to the effect of the dry season. Release of water for the irrigation in farm areas of Bulacan and Pampanga were cut off.
May 13 – Lacson's Napoles list of involved politicians was released to the public. On May 14, whistleblower Benhur Luy's list was also released, with 25 senators included in the said list to be involved with any Janet Napoles transactions.
May 13-16 – The PNP hosts the recently concluded 34th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Association of Chiefs of Police (ASEANAPOL) Conference held at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Pasay City. PNP Chief Alan Purisima together with 9 ASEAN chiefs of Police joined the meeting. President Aquino III led the first day of the meeting where he said that the ASEAN will continue to fight against transnational crimes.
May 14 – The Philippines protested to China's alleged construction activities in Johnson Reef (known locally as Mabini Reef) of the disputed Spratlys Group of Islands.
May 21 – Following the overspending of campaign funds for his running for the 2013 Laguna gubernatorial elections, The COMELEC En Banc unseats Laguna Gov. E.R. Ejercito, in a unanimous decision. Vice Governor Ramil Hernandez will take over the position of Ejercito.
May 23 – A first maritime boundary treaty for the Philippines, the Philippines and Indonesia signed a maritime treaty that draws the boundary of the two countries' overlapping Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in Mindanao and Celebes seas. It took 20 years for both countries to set the maritime boundary.
The "Tacloban Declaration" disaster risk reduction and management framework agreement was launched during the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management held in the country.
President Aquino III signed an executive order declaring the "State of Emergency" over Region IV-A (CALABARZON) and Basilan due to infestation of coconut scale insects in the coco plantations.
June 9 – Senator Ramón Bong Revilla, Jr. delivered his privilege speech at the Senate, entitled "Salamat, Kaibigan". He said that his conscience was clear and he was ready to be arrested due to plunder charges on the PDAF scam against him. Two days later Senator Jinggoy Estrada delivered his own privilege speech at the Senate. He said that he will he would go on a short leave but promised to return to the Senate soon.
June 11 – Khair Mandos, The alleged financier of the Abu Sayyaf group was arrested in a joint operation of the police and military in Paranaque City.
Typhoon Rammasun making landfall in the Philippines on July 15.
July 15-17 – Typhoon Glenda (International Name: Rammasun) left massive damage across Metro Manila and near-by regions, fallen down trees, electric posts, and ripped out roofs of the houses, classes in schools and work in government offices were suspended and airport, train operations and stocks trading halted after the typhoon shutdown the Metro. According to the NDRRMC, 97 persons were confirmed dead. At least 90% of the total residents of Metro Manila lost power, as poles were knocked and lines downed. The national grid corporation posted on Twitter, saying "Around 90% of Meralco’s franchise area is experiencing power outage brought about by downed poles, lines and outages of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines' transmission lines due to Typhoon Glenda."
Militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) filed the first valid impeachment complaint against President Aquino III in connection with DAP. On July 22, youth civic groups led by Youth Act Now filed an impeachment complaint against President Aquino III. On July 24, a third impeachment complaint was filed against President Aquino III. This time, in connection with the Philippine-United StatesEnhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA).
July 27 – The country's population has reached 100 million.
August 8 – The Sandiganbayan denied with finality the appeal of detained Senator Juan Ponce Enrile to dismiss the plunder case filed against him in connection with the pork barrel scam. The anti-graft court’s Third Division said he failed to present new reasons for the court to reconsider its earlier ruling finding probable cause to proceed with the case and issue warrant of arrest against him.
August 11 – ACT-Teachers party-list Rep. Antonio Tinio led several teachers in submitting the fourth impeachment complaint against President Benigno Aquino III over what they claimed as the continuation of the pork barrel system in Congress.
August 12 – After 3 years of hiding, Retired General Jovito Palparan who was accused in the case of disappearance of UP students' Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeno in 2006 was arrested in Sta. Mesa, Manila.
August 13 – A defective MRT train was out-of-control and crashed into a station's steel fence at the MRT-Taft Station in Pasay City. More than 50 passengers and pedestrians in the intersection were injured.
August 18 – Vice President Jejomar Binay and his son, Makati Mayor Junjun Binay face plunder charges in the alleged overprice of a carpark building filed a supplemental petition reflecting a bigger cost for the project.
August 20 – A civil society group filed three separate graft and plunder complaints against Senator Alan Peter Cayetano and his wife, Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano. Lawyer Roderick Vera of the group Philippine Association for the Advancement of Civil Liberties, Inc. charged them with violations of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act before the Office of the Ombudsman.
September 8 – DPWH initially set plans for the demolition of Anda Circle in Manila and converted into an intersection to ease traffic and congestion near the port area.
September 10 – President Aquino III lead the handover of the draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law to the Senate and House leaders in a historical turnover ceremony at the Malacaňang.
September 11 – Five members of the La Loma police station in Quezon City who surrendered denied they were involved in the same EDSA incident that was caught in a photograph that went viral in social media.
Mayor Joseph Estrada issued Executive Order 67, ordering the immediate lifting of the truck ban in the city to give way to the efforts of the national government to address port congestion, which was blamed for heavy traffic in Metro Manila.
At least 29 people are missing after the ferry MV Maharlika II sinks off the Philippines coast.
September 18 – Vice President Jejomar Binay delivered a 20-minute address to answer the allegations of the overpriced P2.7-billion Makati City Hall Building 2. He said the charges of corruption against him were “all lies” and testimony on them in the Senate would not stand up in court.
Metro Manila experienced one of the highest amounts of rainfall in history, which was brought by the enhancement of the southwest monsoon.
September 19 – 18 dead, 16 injured and 104,000 families were affected after heavy rains and floods due to Tropical Storm Mario and the intensified southwest monsoon shuts down Metro Manila.
September 22 – PNP Chief Director General Alan Purisima faces graft, plunder and indirect bribery complaints over an allegedly undervalued property and the renovation of a multi-million residence at the general police headquarters in Camp Crame.
October 4 – Philippine National Police (PNP) P/Sr. Inspector Oliver Villanueva surrendered to the Philippine National Police – Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) in Quezon City. Villanueva was one of the 12 policemen together with Police Senior Inspector Allan Emlano in the "hulidap" incident in EDSA-Mandaluyog on September 1.
Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. could face money laundering charges as the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) told the Sandiganbayan that Revilla deposited at least P87.6 million in his bank accounts during the supposed period he was accused of participating in the pork barrel scam.
October 21 – Manuel Amalilio, the brains behind a P12 billion Ponzi scheme in the Philippines, has been freed by a Malaysian court; the extradition request for Amalilio was also denied by the Malaysian government.
October 28 – Former Makati Mayor Elenita Binay, wife of Vice President Jejomar Binay post bail for the graft and malversation charges before the anti-graft court's Third Division in connection with the alleged anomalous purchase of P8.83 million worth of medical equipment and supplies in 2001 during her incumbency as Makati mayor.
President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday approved the P170.9-billion master plan to rebuild areas devastated by Typhoon Yolanda, almost a year after the powerful storm devastated parts of central Philippines.
Former Iloilo Provincial Administrator Manuel Mejorada Jr. has filed criminal charges against Senate President Franklin Drilon, Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr., and Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson in connection with the alleged overpricing in the construction of the Iloilo Convention Center (ICC).
November 18 – Former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado alleged before the Senate Blue Ribbon Subcommittee that presumptive presidential candidate, Vice President Jejomar Binay, was given units in 60 to 70 percent of condominium buildings in the city in exchange for faster processing of permits, tax relief and other privileges for the developers.
A total of 43 kidnapping cases have been recorded in the country from January to November this year, according to records from Philippine National Police's Anti-Kidnapping Group with most cases already solved.
November 24 – A Palawan court found nine Chinese fishermen guilty of poaching and environmental crimes for fishing in disputed waters in connection with the poaching incident in Half Moon Shoal (Hasa-Hasa Shoal) on May 6.
November 26 – The Office of the Ombudsman has indicted former Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) chairman Camilo Sabio for graft after he allegedly tried to influence his brother Associate Justice Jose Sabio Jr., then a magistrate in the Court of Appeals, as regards an ownership row in the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) in 2008.
Twelve NGOs linked to alleged pork barrel scam brains Janet Lim-Napoles cornered the P900 million in royalties from the Malampaya gas fund released to the Department of Agrarian Reform, Commission on Audit chairperson Grace Pulido Tan said.
December 4 – The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the preventive suspension of PNP Chief Director General Alan Purisima in connection with a supposed anomalous contract the PNP entered into with a courier service in 2011.
December 6-10 – Typhoon Ruby (International Name: Hagupit) left massive damaged across Eastern Visayas and Western Visayas and near-by provinces in Luzon, fallen down trees, electric posts, and ripped out roofs of the houses, classes in schools and work in government offices were suspended and airport, train operations and stocks trading halted. According to the NDRRMC, 18 Persons were confirmed dead.
December 16 – Atty. Renato Bondal, a former political opponent of Vice President Jejomar Binay on Tuesday has filed graft and plunder charges against him and 30 others in connection with the alleged overpricing of the construction of the P1.33-billion Makati Science High School.
December 24-26 – A total of 719 flights of the Cebu Pacific were cancelled and delayed because of this many passengers were angry and dismayed over the delayed flights in the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. The Civil Aeronautics Board, Department of Transportation and Communication and the Manila International Airport Authority will conduct an investigation on this incident.
December 26-January 1 – Typhoon Seniang (international name Jangmi) crossed the Visayas and Mindanao region, leaving almost 55 people dead and more than 8 others missing.
The 2014 Chinese New Year was the first time that the event was declared as a national holiday.
In late September 2013, the government had already announced at least 18 Philippine holidays for 2014 as declared by virtue of Proclamation No. 655, series of 2013. Note that in the list, holidays in italics are "special non-working holidays," those in bold are "regular holidays," and those in non-italics and non-bold are "special holidays for schools."
In addition, several other places observe local holidays, such as the foundation of their town. These are also "special days."
April 1 – In the Asian Development Bank's publication Asian Development Outlook 2014, the bank cites that the economy will continue to grow 6.4% in 2014, and 6.7% in 2015.
April 3 – The country's overall ranking in the World Economic Forum's Enabling Trade Index improved from 72nd to 64th ranking. From said the index, the Philippines ranks fifth lagging behind its Southeast Asian neighbors: Singapore (ranked 1st), Malaysia (ranked 25th), Thailand (ranked 57th), and Indonesia (ranked 58th).
April 9 – International Monetary Fund projected that the Philippine economy will grow to 6.5% this year and in 2015. IMF also cited that the Philippines will be one of the few ASEAN economies that will outperform other economies in the region.
May 1 – In an International Labor Organization report, the Philippines was recorded to have the highest unemployment rate among all ASEAN countries. As of 2013, the country recorded a 7.3% unemployment rate.
May 8 – S&P upgraded the Philippines' credit rating from "BBB-" to "BBB" with a stable outlook.
May 10 – Merchandise exports grew up by 11.2% last March 2014 due to strong demands of major commodities, according to the PSA.
May 21-23 – For the first time, the Philippines hosted the World Economic Forum on East Asia. This year's edition of the WEF on East Asia discussed key issues on the economy in Asian countries. The 3-day forum was held at the Makati Shangri-La in Makati City. Aside from the WEF, the country also hosted the 10th ASEAN Finance Ministers' Investors Summit.
June 9 – The Department of Agriculture started their investigation on the higher prices of garlic in retail markets.
The photo above is a similar case of Psoriasis that caused panic in Pangasinan after it was identified as a flesh-eating disease. It was later announced as a hoax.
February 25 – The Department of Health (DOH) confirmed that the mysterious flesh-eating disease affecting two persons in the province of Pangasinan was a hoax. DOH also clarified that the two individuals were in fact affected by leprosy, and a severe case of psoriasis. The said disease was first reported on Bandila, a late night news program broadcast by ABS-CBN, on February 24. The news created fear among the public. It also became a hot topic online as the mysterious disease was said to be part of a prophecy by a self-titled Indian prophet Vincent Selvakumar of the Voice of Jesus Ministries who visited the country last April 2013. Julius Babao, one of the anchors of the news program, later clarified on February 25 that it was not their intention to ignite fear among the public. He further added, "It is not the program's intention to scare the public but to report the information we gathered so that authorities would give appropriate action." On February 27, ABS-CBN issued an official statement that was broadcast on the same program apologizing for the fear and panic caused by the report that was broadcast on February 24. The network also added that their internal ombudsman office will look into the false report, and will take appropriate actions based on the findings of the network's ombudsman. On February 28, the provincial government of Pangasinan demanded for an apology from ABS-CBN. The provincial government said that the false news report had greatly damaged the province's tourism sector.
March 24 – The government launched PhilHealth's "Alaga Ka para sa Maayos na Buhay" program, or known simply as "Alaga Ka", that is estimated to provide 14.7 million indigent families access to primary health services.
April 7 – DOH officials including Secretary Enrique Ona and Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag led the "Mosquito Dance" for the prevention of mosquito-carrying diseases in part of the annual World Health Day and the founding anniversary of the World Health Organization.
April 16 – An OFW who returned from Al Ain City, United Arab Emirates was found positive of the MERS-CoV at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The said person was tested for the said virus in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) but immediately travelled to Manila. Doctors from UAE later contacted DOH confirming the condition of the OFW. The said OFW, who was working as a nurse in the UAE, had contact with the Filipino paramedic who had died recently in the said country. The OFW together with four of his family members who fetched him at the airport were quarantined. In a press release on April 19, DOH announced that the OFW who was found by UAE doctors positive of MERS-CoV was found negative of the virus in an subsequent test by Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM). Explaining further with the test, Secretary Ona explained, "Since ten days had lapsed from the reported testing date at the UAE, our task force right away got in touch with him and decided to perform a test on him, and fortunately, as well for the comfort of everybody, the findings of our Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, he tested negative." In the said press release, DOH also announced that they are tracking all other 414 passengers of Etihad Airways Flight 424 (the flight the OFW took from Abu Dhabi, UAE to Manila) in order to be tested. As of April 29, 400 passengers were already contacted, of whom 371 were already tested and were found to be negative. The remaining 14 passengers have yet to be contacted.
May 15 – The Network to Stop Aids Philippines (NSAP) wants the DOH to stop the planned implementation of mandatory HIV testing. NSAP says the testing would lead to discrimination against those who may be found infected with the dreaded virus.
June 4-8 – The National Kidney and Transplant Institute's hemodialysis center was temporarily shut down after patients suffered chills when they used their dialysis machines. In June 9, the center partially opens. DOH continues to investigate into the matter.
August 1 – The DFA has issued the Alert Level 1 status in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the areas in West Africa who has already declared an outbreak of the ebola virus. DOH tightened monitoring measures in key ports in the country.
November 12 – Health Secretary Enrique Ona and Health Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag were investigated by National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for the alleged purchase of expensive vaccines in 2012.
January 22 – Vhong Navarro was beaten by Cedric Lee and five other men in a condominium unit after he was allegedly caught in the act of raping Deniece Cornejo, the occupant of the said condominium unit. Navarro aired his side on the said incident in an interview by Boy Abunda for his program, Buzz ng Bayan, on January 26. Last April 26, Lee together with his companion Simeon Raz was arrested by the NBI agents in Oras, Eastern Samar, 1 week after the Taguig RTC issued warrants of arrests for the serious illegal detention case. On May 5, Cornejo surrendered to the authorities at the Philippine National Police headquarters in Camp Crame. On September 15, Deniece Cornejo, Cedric Lee and Simeon Raz posts bail for the Serious Illegal Detention case. On January 25, 2015, one year after Vhong Navarro was punched, Businessman Ferdinand Guerrero was arrested by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) inside the penthouse of Ritz condominium in Makati City.
February 9 – "Quick Change", directed by Eduardo Roy Jr., won the Critic Jury’s Prize at the Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema in France. It also competed on March 29 to April 5 in the 28th Fribourg International Film Festival in Switzerland.
After 14 years on air as an easy-listening station, 97.9 Natural (formerly Home Radio) and its provincial stations undergo reformatting again to a Hot AC-Top 40 hybrid station. Marco Avocado was the first DJ on board.
March 18 – The triumvirate of Ian Mark Corales, Drianne Paul Saberon, and Nina Claire Rivaca from Cebu and the duos Febra Sagarino and Rueda Haictin from Dipolog and Maretchen Vasquez and Esther Martinez from Surigao were the winners of the first Boses: Tinig Pinoy singing competition organized by RPN-Radyo Ronda. The finals was held at the SM Aura Premier, Taguig City.
April 5 – "On The Job", "Alagwa", and "Ang Kwento ni Mabuti" were named as the "pinakapasadong pelikula" (highly passed films) at the 16th PASADO Gawad Sining Sine organized by the Pampelikulang Samahan ng mga Dalubguro. It was held at the Far Eastern University Auditorium.
April 11–May 4 – Six Filipino full-length films was screened in the 4th Southeast Asian Film Festival held at the Singapore Art Museum in Singapore.
April 13 – "Debosyon", one of the entries of 2013 Cinemalaya was recognized by the ReelWorld Film Festival as the "Honorable Mention–Outstanding International Feature" at the conclusion of the festival held in Toronto, Canada.
DZRH and Monster Radio 93.1 both won the Best AM and FM station awards for Metro Manila at the recently concluded 22nd KBP Golden Dove Awards. Veteran radio anchor of DZRH and Radyo Agila/Net 25 and former AGHAM party-list congressman Angelo Palmones was this year's recipient of the Ka Doroy Valencia Brodkaster of the Year.
May 1–11 – Five Filipino full-length films (consists of "Debosyon" by Alvin Yapan, "Kabisera" by Borgy Torre, "Shift" by Siege Ledesma, "Blue Bustamante" by Miko Livelo, and "Rekorder" by Mikhail Red) was featured at the 30th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.
May 3 – Independent film "Mga Kwentong Barbero", directed by Jun Lana and starred by Eugene Domingo, won the 3rd place Audience Award at the 2014 Udine Far East Film Festival, held in Udine, Italy.
May 4 – DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 organized the 5K colored fun run called "Tulong Na, Tabang Na, Tayo Na, Takbo Na" at the Bonifacio Global City. Anchors and reporters of the said radio station, DJs from MOR 101.9, and several ABS-CBN talents joined more than 3,500 runners who took part at the fun run. Philippine Army's Jujiet De Asis and Philippine Air Force's Miscelle Gilbuena dominated the male and female categories of the fun run. The proceeds of the event will benefit the victims of Typhoon Yolanda and the radio station's scholars.
May 10 – Due to her contributions to the growth of Paoay, Ilocos Norte which is the shooting location of award-winning film "Himala", the town unveiled the monument in honor of actress Nora Aunor, the lead star of the said movie.
Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz (It's Take A Man and A Woman) was awarded as the Box Office King & Queen of the 2014 Box Office Entertainment Awards. Vic Sotto (My Little Bossings) & Vice Ganda (Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy) was proclaimed as the Phenomenal Stars of this year's awarding.
June 2 – ATC @ IBC primetime block started airing with Hi-5 as the first program.
June 9 – Radyo PBA, the live radio coverage of the PBA games aired over DZSR Sports Radio 918 kHz and selected Radyo ng Bayan AM stations will also start to hook-up through Radyo5 News FM stations across the country.
June 16 – 105.1 Crossover celebrated its 20th year as a jazz and R&B station, with the theme "Celebrating 20 Years of Great Music." At the same time, the station's first disc jockey after almost a decade, Benjamin from the former 106.7 Dream FM and Citylite 88.3, went on board (6:00 AM – 10:00 AM weekdays).
June 17 – Independent film actress Angeli Bayani beaten Nora Aunor and Vilma Santos and awarded as the Best Actress for the film Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan in the 37th Gawad Urian Award held at the Dolphy Theater, ABS-CBN, Quezon City. Joel Torre won the Best Actor, while Norte Hangganan ng Kasaysayan was named as the Best Picture.
July 20 – "Mga Kuwentong Barbero", directed by Jun Robles Lana, is nominated for best foreign film at the 3rd Madrid International Film Festival in Madrid, Spain. It is also nominated for best director of a foreign film (for Lana), best actress of a foreign film (for Eugene Domingo), and best producer of a feature film (Ferdinand Lapuz).
Nora Aunor, Eula Valdez, Dante Rivero and Robert Arevalo won the top acting awards in the 10th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival. Aunor ("Hustisya") was named Best Actress in the Directors Showcase category while Valdez ("Dagitab") was chosen as Best Actress in the New Breed category. Meanwhile, Arevalo ("Hari ng Tondo") won the Best Actor trophy in the Directors Showcase category and Rivero ("1st ko Si 3rd") emerged as the Best Actor in the New Breed category. Bwaya emerged as the Best Film in the New Breed category and Kasal emerged as the Best Film in the Directors Showcase category.
August 26 – Former actor and congressman Dennis Roldan (Mitchell Gumabao, in real life) was found guilty on kidnapping. Roldan, together with Adrian Domingo and Rowena San Andres were sentenced to life imprisonment and ordered to jail at the New Bilibid Prison in connection with the kidnapping case of a 3-year old Chinese Kelshi Yu in Pasig City in 2005.
September 7 – Billy Crawford was arrested after his drunk behavior at the Taguig Police Station 7, happened hours after the Star Magic Ball when Crawford was the guest. Billy was apologized to the police and the fans. The following day, Crawford post bail on his Malicious Mischief case.
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April 24-26 – 2014 Aliwan Fiesta was held at Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. Lumad Basakanon representing the Sinulog Festival of Cebu hailed as the streetdance champion of this year's fiesta. Steffi Aberasturi from Cebu crowned as the Reyna ng Aliwan 2014, the sixth straight time a Cebuana won the pageant.
May 1 – Young actor Enchong Dee named as the ambassador of the National Commission for Culture & Arts for the celebration of the National Heritage Month.
May 27 – Makati City was celebrated their 344th founding anniversary with a Cultural Presentation of the Makateños grand parade at the city's business district. The Grand Parade was featured several fiesta held in the country, including the Sinulog, Dinagyang, Ati-Atihan, Kadayawan, Maskara and Caracol festivals.
June 20-August 31 – After their successful first run, Philippine Educational Theater Association's theater play "Rak of Aegis" based on the songs rendered by the Aegis band was started their second run held at the PETA Phinma Theater, Quezon City. Aicelle Santos, Robert Seña, Isay Alvarez and Arnell Ignacio led the cast of the hit theater play.
June 17-22 – Theater play "Stomp", last seen in the country in 2011 was re-shown in Manila for the second time at the CCP Complex, Pasay City.
June 20 – President Aquino III has named six newly proclaimed National Artists, they are Alice Reyes (for Dance), Francisco Coching (for Visual Arts), Cirilo Bautista (for Literature), Francisco Feliciano (for Music), Ramon Santos (for Music) and Jose Maria Zaragoza (for Architecture, Design and Allied Arts).
April 2, Volleyball – The Philippine Super Liga 1st player draft was held at the NBA Cafe, SM Aura Premier, Taguig City. Former NU Lady Bulldogs star spiker Dindin Santiago was the 1st overall pick of the draft. Santiago will be played for Petron. Graduating La Salle Lady Spikers team captain Abigail Maraño picked by AirAsia Zest, the newest franchise of the league as the 2nd overall pick. AirAsia Zest will be headed by 16-year champion coach of La Salle, Ramil de Jesus.
April 16, Volleyball –Vatin Varamin-Iran men's volleyball team defended their championship title in the 2014 Asian Men's Club Volleyball Championship after they beaten Al-Rayyan Qatar in the championship match, 19-25, 25-17, 26-24, 25-16. PLDT Home FIBR Power Pinoys ended in the 7th place.
April 24, Cycling – The 4-day 5th Le Tour de Filipinas edition ended with Mark Galedo declared as the winner of the bikeathon. Galedo was the 2nd Filipino to win in the competition.
May 4-10, Multi-sport – 2014 Palarong Pambansa, the 57th edition of the multi-sports competition for the youth athletes was held at the Laguna Sports Complex, Sta. Cruz, Laguna; other sporting events were also held in Pila and Los Baños. Laguna Governor E.R. Ejercito, Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, and prominent athletes led the opening ceremonies at the second day of the games. It was followed by the unveiling of the 26-foot-tall statue of Jose Rizal as an eskrima swordsman, the tallest monument of Rizal in the world. Zeanne Faith Cabrera of the Calabarzon delegation won the first gold medal of the competition after she ruled the girls javelin throw event, Approximately more than 11,000 participants and 1,000 trainers, coaches and sports officials from 17 regions joined the event.
September 4, Basketball – Gilas Pilipinas claims their first win in the FIBA World Cup in four decades against Senegal in overtime, 81-79. Filipino fans and Malacanang Palace congratulates Gilas after their successful end of their campaign.
September 8-9, Volleyball – 70 volleybelles attended the 2-day National Women's Volleyball tryout for the 2015 Southeast Asian Games at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium.
November 23, Boxing – Manny Pacquiao is scheduled to fight against undefeated American boxer Christopher Algieri. The WBO Welterweight title fight will be held at the CotaiArena in Macau, China SAR. Pacquiao defeated Algieri in a unanimous decision to retain the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title in 12th round.