2000 in the Philippines
Jump to navigation Jump to search
2000 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 2000.
- President: Joseph Estrada (PMP)
- Vice President: Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (Lakas)
- Senate President:
- House Speaker: Manuel Villar
- Chief Justice: Hilario Davide
- Philippine Congress: 11th Congress of the Philippines
- Mount Mayon erupted, displacing thousands.
- A wave of bombings shook the Mindanao Island, where buses and radio stations were targeted. In total, 45 died and 27 were injured. Blame was placed in the Moro National Liberation Front, which had broken talks from President Estrada.
- March 15–July 12 – All-out war in Mindanao happened when Government troops clashed against MILF rebels as a warning to the separation of an Islamic state.
- April 13 – At least 56 people were killed when an overloaded Philippine ferryboat headed for Malaysia capsized. As many as 65 others are feared dead.
- April 19 – Air Philippines Flight 541 crashes into a coconut plantation in Island Garden City of Samal, Killing 131 passengers and crew.
- May 3 – Abu Sayyaf terrorists hostaged 21 people including 10 tourists and 11 resort workers in a resort island of Sipadan, Malaysia. The hostage crisis lasts four months.
- May 4 – After originating in the Philippines, the ILOVEYOU computer virus spreads quickly throughout the world.
- May 17 – Terrorists bombed Glorietta Mall in Makati, injuring 12 persons mostly teenagers.
- May 21 – Terrorists bombed SM Megamall in Mandaluyong, killing 1 person and 17 others injured.
- July 10 – Torrential rains destabilized a mountain of garbage which collapsed onto a shanty town called "Promised Land" in Payatas, Quezon City, about 800 shanties built upon trash were destroyed and at least 218 people were killed in the avalanche of waste.
- A major blackout knocked out power to Luzon Island, disrupting the economy. This one was attributed to the enormous school of jellyfish.
- December 30 – Bombings in Metro Manila occurred on Rizal Day killed 22 people and more than 100 others injured.
- January 31 – The Welcoat House Paints won the third straight PBL title in the 1999-2000 2nd Yakult-PBL Challenge Cup after beating Ana Water Dispenser in Finals Game 3 58-56.
- February 11–13 The Philippines hosting the 2000 Asian Beach Volleyball Championship held from February 11 to 13, 2000 in Pasay, Philippines
- June 11 – The Alaska Milkmen won their third PBA All-Filipino crown in the last five years with a 4-1 series victory over Purefoods TJ Hotdogs. The title-conquest was their 10th championship.
- June 27 – The Welcoat Paint Masters won their fourth straight title of the Philippine Basketball League after they beaten the Shark Energk Drink at The 2000 PBL Chairman's Cup held at Makati Coliseum
- August 6 – The 2000 ABC-PBA All-Star Game is the All-Star game was held on August 6, 2000 at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.
- August 24–27 – The Philippines hosts the 2000 FIVB World Grand Prix at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
- September 12–17 – Dagupan City was hosting the 2000 Asian Junior Women's Volleyball Championship was held in Dagupan City.
- September 15–October 1 – The Philippines participated in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia by sending a delegation of 20 members. But all of the athletes lost in the said event and did not home their medals.
- September 15 – The San Miguel Beermen claim their 14th PBA crown by winning against Sta. Lucia Realtors in five games. The Realtors were on their first finals appearance since joining the league in 1993.
- November 25 – The San Juan Knights defeated Negros Slashers, 104-91 in Game Six, at the San Juan Gym for their first MBA national title.
- December 20 – The San Miguel Beermen retains the PBA Governors Cup title and captured their 15th PBA crown, defeating Purefoods TJ Hotdogs in their finals series, four games to one
- February 26 – Alexa Ilacad, actress
- March 1 – Nikki Samonte, model and singer
- March 2 – Bianca Umali, actress and dancer
- March 12 – Sabrina Man, actress
- April 21 – Taki Saito, actress, performer, host
- July 15 – Edward Barber, actor
- August 3 – Kira Balinger, actress
- August 21 – Kate Valdez, actress
- November 28 – Jacob Rica, actor and model
- January 22 – Teddy "Boy" Locsin, Sr., journalist. (b. 1914)
- March 20 – Ramon Mitra, Jr., Filipino statesman, diplomat, and a pro-democracy activist (b. 1928)
- April 8 – Alfredo Alcala, Filipino comic book artist (b. 1925)
- April 11 – Salvador Lazo Lazo, Filipino prelate of the Roman Catholic Church (b. 1918)
- May 3 – Rhoel Gallardo, C.M.F., Catholic priest (b. 1965)
- May 12 – Cipriano Bautista, Filipino politician (b. 1929)
- May 28 – Francisco Vestil, Filipino basketball player (b. 1914)
- June 11 – Sarah Jane Salazar, Filipino AIDS activist and educator (b. 1975)
- September 27 – Pablo Cuneta, Filipino politician, former Mayor of Pasay City and father of Sharon Cuneta (b. 1910)
- September 29 – Maningning Miclat, Filipino poet and painter (b. 1972)
- November 24 – Bubby Dacer, Publicist (b. 1934)
- December 4 – Tito Arévalo, Filipino actor and musician (b. 1914)
- Valeriano Abello (b. 1913)
- Jun Aristorenas, Filipino actor, director, dancer, producer and writer (b. 1933)
- The Encyclopedia Americana Annual 2001. Grolier, Inc. 2001.