1992 in the Philippines

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1992 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 1992.



  • January 2 – The tailings dam breaks at Number Two tailings storage facility of Philex Mining Corporation's Padcal mine in Benguet Province, releasing 80 million cubic metres of effluent, probably the largest tailings spill in history.[1]
  • January 15Pag-asa was hatched in Davao City becoming the first Philippine eagle to be successfully bred and hatched in captivity.
  • May 25 – As part of PepsiCo's local promotion titled Number Fever, it was announced that the person who possessed the Pepsi bottle cap with the Number 349 scandal is eligible to claim the 1 million peso prize. About 800,000 were eligible for the prize instead of an intended single winner. Several protests and bombings followed after Pepsi refused to award the 1 million prize to thousands of bottle cap holders and said that a computer glitch caused the incident. Protests and bombings followed and about 22,000 people filed at least 689 civil suits and 5,200 criminal complaints for fraud and deception against Pepsi outnumbering suits filed against Ferdinand Marcos and Imelda Marcos.[2]
  • May 11Synchronized national and local elections were held.
  • June 30 – Former Defense Secretary Fidel V. Ramos and Former Senator Joseph Estrada and was sworn in as the 12th President and 11th Vice President of The Philippines, succeeding Corazon Aquino and Salvador Laurel.
  • November 24Subic Bay Naval Base closes as it is turned over to the local government, with a last batch of American soldiers finally leaving Naval Air Station Cubi Point and returning to the US, ending its military presence in the country.







  1. ^ AGHAM – Advocates of Science and Technology for the People, Center for Environmental Concerns (CEC), and Kalikasan People's Network for the Environment (Kalikasan-PNE) "Environmental Investigation Mission on the Impacts of the Philex Mining Corporation (PMC) Mine Tailings Pond 3 Failure TECHNICAL REPORT" ,  2013. Page 2 (7/28). Accessed June 2018.
    Harvey Wood, 2012. Disasters and Minewater. IWA Publishing. Page 36. Accessed via EbscoHost e-book publisher.
    Wise Uranium, 2018. "Chronology of Major Tailings Dam Failures"   gives outflow as 80 million tonnes.
  2. ^ Drogin, Bob (26 July 1993). "Pepsi-Cola Uncaps A Lottery Nightmare -- Bombings, Threats Follow Contest With Too Many Winners". Los Angeles Times. Seattle Times Company. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Philippines at the 1992 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-12-26.
  4. ^ "BASEBALL; Little League Strips Title From Team In Philippines". The New York Times. September 18, 1992. Retrieved January 23, 2017.