2006 in the Philippines

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Philippines 2006 in the Philippines
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Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 27 – Marine Captain Nicanor Faeldon, who escaped from the Philippine Army headquarters on December 14, was recaptured by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). Faeldon and other junior officers of the AFP launched the Oakwood mutiny on July 27, 2003, where they demanded President Arroyo and then Defense secretary Angelo Reyes to resign.

February[edit]

Southern Leyte mudslide

March[edit]

April[edit]

  • April 20 – The Supreme Court declared that a part of Executive Order No. 464 as unconstitutional, thus paving way for the resumption of Congressional inquiries.
  • April 25 – The Supreme Court ruled that a part of the government policy of Calibrated Pre-Emptive Response as unconstitutional.

May[edit]

Typhoon Caloy over the Philippines

June[edit]

  • June 2 – Four U.S. Marines facing rape charges in the Philippines see their accuser in court for the first time as the formal trial begins in a case that was filed in December, stemming from an incident at a Subic Bay bar. The case has prompted protests and calls for the Visiting Forces Agreement to be amended or scrapped. (Reuters)
  • June 3 – The deaths of three Philippines soldiers by the communist New People's Army is confirmed. The ambush by NPA guerrillas took place on Wednesday in Balbalan, Kalinga. The NPA also says two more government soldiers were killed and four were wounded in another attack on Wednesday on an army outpost in Pinukpok town, but the government could not confirm this. (AFP)
  • June 8U.S. Navy investigators who looked into rape allegations against four marines in the Philippines are barred by the U.S. embassy from testifying in the trial of the four. The plaintiff's attorney characterised the move as a "clear attempt on the part of the US government, to keep us from getting the evidence that we need and from showing the court the truth." (AFP)
  • June 13 – A group calling itself Taong Bayan at Kawal, or Masses and Soldiers, claims for an early-morning bomb blast at a police headquarters in Manila, as well as earlier blasts at Manila office building on June 6, an explosion outside the home of an ally of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo last week and two simultaneous bomb blasts in police stations on June 11. The group denies it was behind a bombing in Lipa City that injured nine people on June 11. (AFP)
  • June 19
  • June 24 – President Arroyo signed the repeal of the death penalty law, as stated in Republic Act No. 9346.
  • June 26

July[edit]

  • July 14Mayon Volcano in Albay spews out lava and ash. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised the alert level from level 1 to level 3, prompting evacuations.
  • July 15 – The Professional Regulation Commission admitted that there was a leakage of test questions in the June 2006 Nurses Licensure Examination

August[edit]

September[edit]

Typhoon Milenyo (Xangsane) shortly before landfall on Samar Island.

October[edit]

November[edit]

Super typhoon Reming over Bicol.
Marianne Puglia (Miss Earth Fire 2006), Hil Hernández (Miss Earth 2006), Amruta Patki (Miss Earth Air 2006), Catherine Untalan (Miss Earth Water 2006)

December[edit]

(INQ7.net)

The Cebu International Convention Center, the venue of the 12th ASEAN Summit.

Sports[edit]

The UST crowd on the UAAP championship game.
The San Beda Little Indians during their halftime presentation at the seniors' basketball finals.

Television[edit]

National holidays[edit]

The celebration of the holidays may be moved due to President Arroyo's "holiday economics" policy.

Holidays in italics are "special days", while those in regular type are "regular holidays".

In addition, several other places observe local holidays, such as the foundation of their town. These are also "special days".

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]