1989 in the Philippines
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1989 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 1989.
- President: Corazon Aquino (PDP-Laban)
- Vice President: Salvador Laurel (UNIDO)
- Senate President: Jovito Salonga
- House Speaker: Ramon Mitra, Jr.
- Chief Justice: Marcelo Fernan
- Philippine Congress: 8th Congress of the Philippines
- January 5 – Camp Cawa-Cawa siege in which Camp Cawa-Cawa in Zamboanga City was seized by rouge policeman Rizal Alih and his mutinous men. The siege of the police headquarters building ended in a firefight and an airstrike which killed several people including Gen. Eduardo Batalla and Col. Romeo Abendan of the Philippine Constabulary. Alih was arrested in Malaysia by a manhunt operation in 2009.
- March 31 – The famous alleged Marian apparition in the town of Agoo, La Union to Judiel Nieva, a teenager who later become a transgender took place. It was said that the Blessed Virgin appeared on a guava tree, delivering messages and prophecies to Judiel. It became a highly sensational event for many Filipino Catholics as millions of pilgrims came to Agoo to see the phenomena like the "sun dancing", a statue of the Virgin Mary crying tears of blood, etc. The events in Agoo drawn attention to the Philippine Church hierarchy even to Rome, who conducted a thorough investigation on the events. In the year 1993, the events of Agoo apparitions are declared "non constat de supernaturalitate" (condemned) by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines and the judgment of the late Bishop Salvador L. Lazo of San Fernando diocese who was the Ordinary of the said diocese during the phenomena.
- March 28 – Elections were held in the country's 42,000 barangays.
- July 17 – DZBB established as the first AM radio station and was known as "Bisig Bayan".[not in citation given]
- August 1 – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao region was first created through Republic Act No. 6734 (the Organic Act).
- August 13–15 – A hostage crisis at the Davao Metropolitan District Command Center (Davao Metrodiscom) occurred, perpetrated by the group of inmates led by Felipe Pugoy and Mohammad Nazir Samparani which resulted to the death of 5 hostages and all 16 inmates.
- September 20 – Lea Salonga begins her performance in Miss Saigon musical in London for leading role as Kim.
- September 28 – Former President Ferdinand Marcos dies in an inter-organ failure at his hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii.
- December 1–9 – A coup d'etat against the government of Philippine President Corazon Aquino was staged by members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines belonging to the Reform the Armed Forces Movement (RAM) and soldiers loyal to former President Ferdinand Marcos led by Colonel Gregorio Honasan, General Edgardo Abenina, and retired General Jose Ma. Zumel.
- January 9 – Fely Irvine, actress, singer and dancer
- January 12 – Arci Muñoz, actress, commercial model and lead singer of the band 'Philia'
- January 22
- January 25 – Yasmien Kurdi, actress, singer and mother
- January 29 – Dawn Chang, actress and member of Girltrends
- February 5 – Cristine Reyes, Filipina actress
- February 7 – Wendy Tabusalla, actress
- February 11 – Lovi Poe, actress and singer
- February 14 – Paul Lee, basketball player
- March 3 – Sef Cadayona, actor
- March 7 – Gerald Anderson, Filipino-American actor
- March 31 – Benjamin Alves, actor
- April 2 – Danita Paner, Filipina singer and actress
- April 26 – Nikko Ramos, filipino DJ of Magic 89.9 and presenter basketball of UAAP on ABS-CBN Sports and Action of ABS-CBN Sports.
- May 2 – Monica Verallo, TV host journalist news anchor
- May 15 – Stephan Palla, football player
- May 17 – Kris Bernal, actress
- May 27 – Yam Concepcion, actress
- June 8 – Tomas Trigo, football player
- July 2 – Emman Monfort, basketball player
- July 12 – Xian Lim, Chinese-Filipino actor
- July 16 – Samantha Nierras, football player
- July 20 – Rayver Cruz, actor and dancer
- July 26 – Janelle Quintana, actress
- August 2 – Raymond Almazan, basketball player
- August 18 – Nikki Bacolod, actress and singer
- August 21 – Tina Marasigan
- August 22 – Chariz Solomon, actress
- September 21 – Jef Gaitan, actress
- September 24 – Pia Wurtzbach, Miss Universe 2015
- September 27 – Robi Domingo, actor
- October 2 – Janine Gutierrez, actress
- October 19 – Janine Tugonon, Miss Universe 2012, 1st runner–up
- November 6 – Shaina Magdayao, actress
- November 12 – Gino M. Santos, director and producer
- November 15 – Jona, singer
- November 17 - June Mar Fajardo, basketball player
- November 20 – Edgar Allan Guzman, actor
- November 22 - Eduardo Castillo
- November 26 – Angeline Quinto, actress and singer
- November 30 – LA Revilla, basketball player
- December 11 – Sam Pinto, actress
- December 15 – Cora Waddell, actress and commercial model
- December 30 – Sabrina, singer
- January 27 – Bayani Casimiro, Sr., Filipino dancer (b. 1918)
- April 21 – James N. Rowe, United States Army officer (b. 1938)
- September 28 – Ferdinand Marcos, President of the Philippines (b. 1917)
- "Cawa-cawa siege remembered almost 20 years after". ABS CBN News. January 8, 2009. Retrieved January 9, 2009.
- Super Radyo DZBB maintains lead in Mega Manila ratings
- Davide Commission Report, p. 222
- "Martin Nievera, Cristine Reyes celebrate birthdays". 2010-02-25. Retrieved 2012-03-02.