1983 in the Philippines
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1983 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in that year.
- President: Ferdinand Marcos (Liberal)
- Prime Minister: Cesar Virata (Liberal)
- House Speaker: Nicanor Yñiguez
- Chief Justice: Querube C. Makalintal (until June 30), Enrique Fernando (starting June 30)
- February 6—Fifteen workers died in a mine explosion in Danao, Cebu caused by a cigarette.
- July 12 – Typhoon Bebeng, The monsoon trough spawned a tropical depression on July 12, east of the Philippines. It headed westward, strengthening to a tropical storm that night and a typhoon on the 13th. Vera made landfall on the 14th as an 85 mph (137 km/h) typhoon in the Philippines, weakened over the islands, especially Luzon, and restrengthened over the South China Sea to a 100 mph (160 km/h) typhoon. Damage totaled US$9 million in the Philippines. The typhoon left 45 people dead.
- August 17—An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale struck Luzon, the Philippines' largest island, leaving at least 21 people dead.
- August 21 – Former Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. and his assistant Ronaldo Galman were shot dead at the Manila International Airport tarmac after his arrival. The event is cited to be a catalyst to the People Power Revolution.
- November 21—A Philippine inter-island ferry sank during a storm off Cebu, killing at least 13 people.
- February 13 - The launching of Ang Iglesia ni Cristo the first religious program on MBS Channel 4 (now PTV-4)
- January 3 - Precious Lara Quigaman, actress, Miss International 2005 winner
- March 11 - Bianca Gonzalez, host
- June 24 - John Lloyd Cruz, actor
- July 27 - AJ Dee, Filipino actor
- September 9 - Kristine Hermosa, actress
- September 17 - Ice Seguerra, singer
- November 18 - JC Intal, basketball player
- March 23 - Jeffrey Postigo, brother of Julie Vega
- June 2 - Julio Rosales – Cardinal
- August 21 - Benigno Aquino, Jr. – Politician and Senator
- The 1984 World Book Year Book. Chicago, Illinois 60654: World Book, Inc. (Doubleday & Company, Inc.). 1984. ISBN 0-7166-0484-1. ISSN 0084-1439.
- "15 in Mine Killed" Toledo Blade. Feb. 7, 1983. Retrieved Oct. 18, 2016.
- "Mine blast killed 15 Filipinos" Lakeland Ledger. Feb. 7, 1983. Retrieved Oct. 18, 2016.
- "Mine blast kills 15" Star-News. Feb. 7, 1983. Retrieved Oct. 18, 2016.
- "Death toll reaches 21 in Philippines quake" Spokane Chronicle. Aug. 19, 1983. Retrieved Oct. 18, 2016.