1990 in the Philippines
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1990 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 1990.
- 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
- February 12 – General elections are held for the first time in the newly created Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao for the Regional Governor and Vice-Governor.
- March 4 – Hotel Delfino in Tuguegarao, Cagayan was seized by suspended Cagayan governor Rodolfo Aguinaldo commanding his private army estimated at 300 men. His suspension as governor in January 1990 and his subsequent indictment on charges of rebellion and murder were both related to his support for the Dec. 1-9, 1989 failed coup attempt against President Corazon Aquino. Brig. Gen. Oscar Florendo, sent by Aquino to serve Aguinaldo with an arrest warrant, was captured by Aguinaldo's men and later shot in the hotel, he died of his wounds. Hours of standoff ensued until nearly 1,000 government troops attacked the hotel to dislodge Aguinaldo's forces. In this siege at least a dozen others were killed in or around the hotel. Following the melee, Aguinaldo fled with about 90 fighters for mountains in the north.
- April 25 – Two U.P. Students, Ernesto "Cochise" Bernabe II and his girlfriend Anna Lourdes "Beebom" Castanos were abducted and killed in Pampanga. (which their decomposing bodies were found on June 25–26)
- May 13 – Gunmen kill two United States Air Force airmen near Clark Air Base on the eve of talks between the Philippines and the United States over the future of American military bases in the Philippines.
- June – U.S. Peace Corps removed 261 volunteers from the country amid Communist threats.
- July 16 – The Luzon earthquake struck with a 7.8 Ms. The earthquake caused damage within an area of about 20,000 square kilometers, stretching from the mountains of the Cordillera Administrative Region and through the Central Luzon region.
- September 28 – Sixteen military members are convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment regarding the 1983 assassination of Sen. Aquino.
- October 4–6 – Forces loyal to Col. Alexander Noble declared the independence of Mindanao in October 4 and seized two military garrisons in Cagayan de Oro and Butuan. Noble forces were compromised by government forces and later turned himself in to the government in October 6.
- November 12 – Typhoon Ruping slammed Visayas and affected Cebu City, Bacolod, and other key cities in the Visayas.
- November 16 – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao is officially created.
- September 22–October 7 – The Philippines participated in the 1990 Asian Games held in Beijing, China and ranked 13th with 1 gold medal, 2 silver medals and 7 bronze medals with an overall total of 10 medals.
- January 8 – Melissa Ricks, actress
- January 10 – Carla Jenina Lizardo, beauty queen and courtside reporter
- January 12 – RR Garcia, basketball player
- January 14 – Mikee Lee, actor, model and host
- February 1 – Ryan Buenafe, basketball player
- February 7 – Neil Etheridge, football player
- February 12 – Joana Houplin, football player
- February 13 – John Riel Casimero, boxer
- February 15 – Patrick Deyto, football player
- February 17:
- February 27 – Megan Young, U.S.-born Filipina actress and Miss World 2013
- March 8 – Nico Salva, basketball player
- March 24 – Aljur Abrenica, actor 
- April 3 – Nico Ibaviosa, actor
- April 19:
- April 27 – Jackie Rice, actress
- May 4 – Andrea Torres, TV/film actress and commercial model
- May 9:
- May 31 – Justine Peña, host of O Shopping, commercial model and actress
- June 3 – Juneric Baloria, basketball player
- June 10 – Valeen Montenegro, actress
- June 12 – Eric Camson, basketball player
- June 19 – Jason Dy, singer
- June 25:
- June 27 – Angelia Ong, model and beauty queen
- July 5 – Arron Villaflor, actor and model
- July 13:
- Chino Tan, actor and model
- Matt Ganuelas-Rosser, basketball player
- July 17 – Hiyasmin Neri, actress and host
- July 20 – Dominic Roque, actor and model
- July 23 – Young JV, singer-songwriter
- August 3 – Sophie Albert, actress
- August 10 – Gwen Zamora, Filipina actress
- August 12 – Enzo Pineda, actor
- August 19 – Debbie Gracia, actress and commercial model
- August 29 – Rizzini Alexis Gomez, 2012 Miss Tourism International titleholder (d. 2015)
- September 1 – Arianne Bautista, actress
- September 2 – Carl Guevara actor and model
- September 16 – Nar Cabico, singer
- September 20 – Erich Gonzales, actress
- September 21 – Ivan Dorschner, actor
- September 27 – Charee Pineda, Filipino-American actress
- September 29 – Gerphil Flores, classical singer
- October 3 – Rhian Ramos, actress 
- October 11 – Jericho Cruz, Filipino basketball player of UAAP and PBA
- November 9 – Robin Roño, basketball player
- November 16 – Arjo Atayde, actor
- November 20 – Rodney Brondial, basketball player
- December 2 – Abra, rapper
- December 11 – Rome dela Rosa, basketball player
- December 12 – Michael DiGregorio, basketball player
- December 30 – Rizza Diaz, courtside reporter
- February 7 – Alfredo M. Santos, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (1962–65) (b. 1905)
- May 12 – Anastacio Caedo, Filipino sculptor (b. 1907)
- June 30 – Miguel Cuenco, lawyer and politician (b. 1904)
- December 20 – Lauro Mumar, Olympic basketball player (b. 1924)
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- Uli Schmetzer, Chicago Tribune. "OUSTED GOVERNOR THREATENS AQUINO". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved August 24, 2020.
- "Aljur Abrenica". Retrieved February 22, 2012.
- "Kim Chiu shrugs off Internet photos of Simon Atkins kissing Sam Pinto". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Archived from the original on September 27, 2013. Retrieved February 22, 2012.
- "Andi Eigenmann". Archived from the original on February 11, 2012. Retrieved February 22, 2012.
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