1982 in the Philippines

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Philippines 1982 in the Philippines

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1982 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 1982.



  • March 30 – At least 38 deaths resulted when Typhoon Nelson tore through the central and southern areas of the country.[1]
  • May 17Barangay elections are held for the first time in the country's 42,000 barangays for the positions of barangay captains and six councilors following the Batas Pambansa Blg. 222 or the Barangay Election Act of 1982.
  • July 21 – Former senator and former Vice President Emmanuel Pelaez was ambushed in his car in New Manila, Quezon City. Although he survived assassination attempt despite he took six bullets, his driver died.[2][3][4]
  • July 25 – The tourist ship 'Coral Island' caught fire off Manila Bay when an engine exploded on a trial run, and 21 crew members died.[1]
  • November 19-December 4 – The Philippines participated in the 1982 Asian Games held in New Delhi, India from November 19 to December 4, 1982. It ranked 10th with 2 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 9 bronze medals with a total of 14 over-all medals.[5]



  1. ^ a b The 1983 World Book Year Book. Chicago, IL 60654: World Book, Inc. 1983. ISBN 0-7166-0483-3. ISSN 0084-1439.
  2. ^ Del Mundo, Fernando (July 21, 1982). "Unidentified gunmen ambushed a limousine carrying Philippines Minister of..." UPI Archives. United Press International. Retrieved July 22, 2016.
  3. ^ Branigin, William (March 8, 1986). "Manila's New Envoy Survived Murder Attempt". The Washington Post. The Washington Post. Retrieved July 22, 2016.
  4. ^ Macabenta, Greg (June 21, 2014). "What's happening to our country?". Asian Journal - Editorial. Asian Journal. Retrieved July 22, 2016.
  5. ^ "1982 Asian Games medal tally". Olympic Council of Asia. Archived from the original on September 23, 2004. Retrieved 2012-03-15.