2010 in the Philippines
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2010 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 2010.
- President: Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (Lakas Kampi CMD) (until June 30), Benigno Aquino III (Liberal) (starting June 30)
- Vice President: Noli de Castro (Independent) (until June 30), Jejomar Binay (PDP-Laban) (starting June 30)
- Senate President: Juan Ponce Enrile
- House Speaker: Prospero Nograles (until June 26), Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. (starting June 26)
- Chief Justice: Reynato Puno (until May 17), Renato Corona (starting May 17)
- Philippine Congress: 14th Congress of the Philippines (until June 4), 15th Congress of the Philippines (starting July 26)
- January 5 – Senator Panfilo Lacson left the Philippines, shortly before charges against him were filed for being the alleged mastermind in the murder of publicist Bubby Dacer and his driver Emmanuel Corbito as claimed by former policeman Cesar Mancao.
- January 14 – Dr. Mercedes B. Concepcion and Dr. Ernesto O. Domingo were conferred the title and rank of National Scientist for Demography and Internal Medicine, respectively.
- March 4 – National Scientist Lourdes J. Cruz was recognised as one of the five laureates of L'Oreal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science for the discovery of conotoxins produced by certain marine snails that can serve as painkillers and pharmaceutical probes to study brain function.
- June 13 – Thomas S. Monson dedicates the Cebu City Philippines Temple.
- June 30 – Benigno S. Aquino III is inaugurated as the 15th President of the Philippines at the Quirino Grandstand.
- July 14 – Typhoon Conson, locally known as Basyang, hits Metro Manila.
- July 26 – President Benigno S. Aquino III delivered his first State of the Nation Address (SONA).
- August 2 – Ivan Padilla, leader of a notorious carjacking group, was killed following a shootout with law enforcers in Makati City.
- August 18 – A bus bound for La Union plunged into a 150-foot deep ravine in Sablan, Benguet, killing 42 passengers and injured 9 others including the driver and the conductor.
- August 23 – Hostage-taking incident in Quirino Grandstand. This incident caused the straining of ties between Hong Kong and the Philippines.
- August 31 – Filipino physicists Christopher Bernido and Ma. Victoria Carpio-Bernido were among this year's recipients of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards.
- September 13 – President Benigno Aquino III appointed Philippine National Police (PNP) Deputy Director General Raul Bacalzo as the new PNP Director, replacing General Jesus Verzosa, who retired on September 14, 2010.
- September 26 – An explosion rocks the De La Salle University in Manila during the last day of the 2010 Bar Exams.
- October 18 – Typhoon Megi, locally known as Juan, hits northern Luzon. It was among the most intense tropical cyclones ever recorded.
- October 25 – Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections are held in the Philippines.
- November 23 – Department of Tourism (DOT) Undersecretary Vicente Romano III officially resigned his post, as a result of a controversial tourism promotion campaign called "Pilipinas Kay Ganda".
- November 30 – Former policeman Gerardo Biong, convicted in the Vizconde massacre case, is freed after 15 years of imprisonment. Biong was found guilty of burning bedsheets and tampering with other evidence in the crime.
- December 1 – Hundreds of kuliglig drivers launched protests against a Manila City ordinance banning them from major thoroughfares. The motorcade started from Plaza Lawton to the SC in Padre Faura in Manila and paralyzed traffic in major portions of the city.
- December 6 – The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) created a tracker team to hunt down Senator Panfilo Lacson. The team was composed of members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).
- December 7 – The Supreme Court (SC) declared as "unconstitutional" Executive Order No. 1, creating the Truth Commission. The Philippine Truth Commission was created by President Benigno Aquino III and tasked to investigate cases of graft and corruption during the Arroyo administration.
- December 10 – President Benigno S. Aquino III ordered the release of "Morong 43" (43 health workers arrested as suspected communist rebels in February 2010), saying their rights were violated.
- December 14 – Hubert Webb and six other convicted in the Vizconde massacre case were acquitted by the Supreme Court, based primarily on inconsistent testimonies of witness Jessica Alfaro during trial.
- December 16 – The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines) announced the release of new peso bills and presented their new design.
- December 19 – A fire in a lodging house in Tuguegarao City killed 15 people and injured 14 others.
- December 20 – After 7 years in detention, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV was released from jail.
- December 27 – President Benigno S. Aquino III signed the P1.645-trillion national budget for 2011.
Highest grossing Filipino films for the year.
|1||My Amnesia Girl||Star Cinema||144.8 million|
|2||Miss You Like Crazy||Star Cinema||143.25 million|
|3||Here Comes The Bride||Star Cinema, OctoArts Films & Quantum Films||116 million|
|4||Petrang Kabayo||Viva Films||115.2 million|
|5||You To Me Are Everything||Regal Films and GMA Films||102.42 million|
|6||Babe, I Love You||Star Cinema and VIVA Films||96.34 million|
|7||Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote||GMA Films, MZet Productions, OctoArts Films, Imus Productions, APT Entertainment||86.7 million|
|8||Paano Na Kaya||Star Cinema||82.25 million|
|9||Hating Kapatid||Viva Films||81.97 million|
|10||Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!)||Star Cinema||67.9 million|
This includes music albums of all kinds released this year, concerts and formations (band or new singers).
- January 28: Unforgettable - Gabby Concepcion (Warner Music Philippines)
- February 13: Juris - Juris (Star Records)
- March 17: Try Love - Joanna Ampil (Sony Music Entertainment Philippines)
- March 23: Eto Pa! - Brownman Revival (Sony Music Entertainment Philippines)
- June 5: In Love & War - Francis Magalona & Ely Buendia (Sony Music Entertainment Philippines)
- September 6: Middle-Aged Juvenile Novelty Pop-Rockers - Parokya Ni Edgar (Universal Records Philippines)
- January 10: Sharon Cuneta: The Mega Birthday Concert, live at the Araneta Coliseum
- February 5–7: 4minute Live at SM Supermalls
- February 6: Musicfest 2010: Kris Allen, JabbaWockeeZ and Boyce Avenue Live at Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
- February 26 & 27: Toni Gonzaga: Love Is..., live at the Music Museum
- February 27: Backstreet Boys - This Is Us World Tour Live at the Araneta Coliseum
- March 5 & 6: Nina, live at the Music Museum
- March 6: FT Island Manila 2010 Showcase - F.T. Island (PICC Plenary Hall)
- March 9: Paramore Live in Manila!- SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds
- March 12–13: Christian Bautista: Romance Revisited - Christian Bautista (Music Museum)
- March 14: Owl City, live at TriNoma Mindanao Open Parking Area
- March 25–27: Cobra Starship: Live at Ayala Malls
- March 27: Changing Lives: Justin Timberlake, Timbaland and Jojo live at SM Mall of Asia Open Grounds
- March 28: Tom Jones, live at Araneta Coliseum
- April 10: Super Junior: Live at the Araneta Coliseum
- April 17: Pulp Summer Slam 2010 feat. Lamb of God and Testament: Live at Amoranto Stadium
- May 1: Kelly Clarkson, live at Araneta Coliseum
- May 2: Tears For Fears, live at Araneta Coliseum
- May 4: Allison Iraheta, live at Robinson's Place Manila
- May 15: Then & Now; feat. All-4-One, JoJo, Diana King, SWV, VFactory, TQ, P.M. Dawn etc. live at SM Mall of Asia Open Grounds
- May 17: Protest Broadcast: live at the Araneta Coliseum
- May 27: Dashboard Confessional, live at TriNoma Mindanao Open Parking Area
- June 14: U-KISS: live at the Araneta Coliseum
- June 19: K-Pop meets P-Pop, feat. U-KISS, Pop Girls and XLR8, live at the Araneta Coliseum
- June 22: Engelbert Humperdinck, live at the Araneta Coliseum
- June 25: Air Supply, live at SMX Convention Center
- July 9: Usher, live at SM Mall of Asia open grounds
- July 15–17: Charice, live at the Eastwood City malls
- July 16: As 1 The Repeat, live at the Araneta Coliseum
- July 23–25: Jason Derulo, live at the Ayala Malls
- July 27: The Lettermen and The Cascades, live in Manila
- July 30-August 1: One Way live at SM Supermalls
- July 31: La Diva Unleashed, live at the Music Museum
- August 13: Boyz II Men, live at the Araneta Coliseum
- August 21: La Diva Unleashed: The Repeat; feat. Harry Santos, Gian Magdangal and Jan Nieto, live at the Music Museum
- September 3: Jay Sean, live at the Araneta Coliseum
- September 10: ASAP Sessionistas live in General Santos City
- September 11: Rock with Arnel Pineda, live at Metro Concert Bar
- September 11: Citipointe Live, at the Philsports Arena
- September 11: Intensity feat. Rain and U-KISS, live at the SM Mall of Asia open grounds
- September 11, 18 & 25: Billy Crawford in 25 B.C., live at the Music Museum
- September 16, 17, 22, 23, 29 and 30: Gary V in Soul in Motion, live at the Music Museum
- September 18: Supahfest; feat. T-Pain, Flo Rida, Kelly Rowland and Sean Kingston, live at the SM Mall of Asia open grounds
- September 18: The Spinners, live at the Araneta Coliseum
- September 24 & 25: Erik Santos: The Power of One, live at the Meralco Theater
- October 1: John Mayer, live at SM Mall of Asia open grounds
- October 3: Jay Park, live at SMX Convention Center Hall 1
- October 7: Just Jade: Jade Ecleo feat. Jay-R and Dingdong Avanzado, live at Metro Concert Bar
- October 8: Ogie Alcasid and Ryan Cayabyab: Ogie & Mr. C, live at the PICC Plenary Hall
- October 10: Adam Lambert, live at SM Mall of Asia open grounds
- October 15: Tanduay Rhum Rock Fest, live at SM Mall of Asia open grounds
- October 15–17: Pokwang: Endangered Species, live at Aliw Theater
- October 16: Jack Jones: Greatest Hits Tour live at the Araneta Coliseum
- October 16: Jolly Kids Meal presents Kids Who Can Concert, at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium
- October 17: The Cascades: live at the PAGCOR Theater
- October 22: Taylor Swift live in Manila (cancelled)
- October 23: David Foster and Friends feat. Natalie Cole, Ruben Studdard, Peter Cetera, Charice and The Canadian Tenors: live at the Araneta Coliseum
- October 30: Pointen live at SM Bacoor
- November 6: Hatebreed: live at World Trade Center, Pasay City
- November 12: Richard Poon - The Crooner: live at the PICC Plenary Hall
- November 13: Faithfully...Jovit Baldivino: live at the Aliw Theater
- November 16: David Archuleta live at SM North EDSA
- November 18: Gin Blossoms: live at the Araneta Coliseum
- November 18-December 4: Magsimula Ka: live at the Music Museum
- November 19: Ai-Ai delas Alas - Akin Ang Tronong 'To!: live at the Araneta Coliseum
- November 26: Imelda Papin & Dionisia Pacquiao: live at Araneta Coliseum
- November 27: Dionne Warwick: live at the Araneta Coliseum
- November 27: Ely Buendia: XL - Xtra Live at 40: live at Republiq in New Resorts World
- November 28: Jed Madela: A Classic Christmas, live at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World
- November 29: Jay-R & Kyla: Soulmates, live at the Music Museum
- December 3: Ugat the Legends of Pinoy Rock: live at Araneta Coliseum
- December 7: G-Force: About Phase: live at San Juan Gym
- December 9: IDO4: live at the Araneta Coliseum
- December 10: Bone Thugs n Harmony: live at SMX Convention Center
- December 16–19: The Little Big Club: live at the Aliw Theater
- 100 Percent
Holidays in italics are "special days", while those in regular type are "regular holidays".
- January 1: New Year's Day
- February 22: 1986 EDSA Revolution
- April 1: Maundy Thursday
- April 2: Good Friday
- April 3: Black Saturday
- April 9: Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor)
- May 1: Labor Day
- May 10: Election Day
- June 12: Independence Day
- November 1: All Saints Day
- November 16: Eid al-Adha
- November 30: Bonifacio Day
- December 25: Christmas
- December 30: Rizal Day
- December 31: New Year's Eve
In addition, several other places observe local holidays, such as the foundation of their town. These are also "special days".
- February 13 – Boxing: Nonito Donaire won against Manuel Vargas via knockout in the third round to retain the interim WBA super flyweight title
- March 13 – Boxing: Manny Pacquiao defeats Joshua Clottey, controlling the fight from start to finish and winning by unanimous decision. This was the first boxing match held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, drawing more than 41,000 people. This was Pacquiao's first defense of his newly awarded WBO welterweight title.
- September 12 – Cheerleading: The UP Pep Squad won the UAAP Cheerdance Competition. FEU Tamaraws placed second, while the UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe placed third.
- September 30 - UAAP Season 73 Ateneo Blue Eagles was the 3-peat Championship Crown Against FEU Tamaraws The Final Score 65-62.
- October 15 - NCAA Season 86 San Beda Red Lions Was Championship Again After Losing San Sebastian Golden Stags Last Year.
- November 12–27 - Multi Sport Event: The Philippines is participating at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.
- November 13 – Boxing: In a unanimous decision, Manny Pacquiao defeated Antonio Margarito and claimed the vacant WBC Super Welterweight boxing championship.
- December 4 – Boxing: Nonito Donaire won against Wladimir Sidorenko via knockout in the fourth round to win the vacant WBC Continental Americas bantamweight title.
- December 6 - Football: The Philippines national football team defeated Vietnam by the score of 2-0 in the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup, in what is considered one of the biggest upsets ever recorded in the regional tournament.
- January 6: Mila Ocampo, 68, former actress and mother of Snooky Serna (born 1941)
- January 18: Celestino Tugot, 99, Filipino professional golfer
- January 19: Cerge Remonde, 51, former Press Secretary (born 1958)
- February 14: Josie Lichauco, 75, former DOTC Secretary (born 1934)
- February 21: Albader Parad, senior leader of Abu Sayyaf, Islamic rebels
- February 26: Oscar Obligacion, 86, veteran comedian (born 1924)
- February 28: Boy Mayor, 55, former Jueteng whistle blower (born 1954)
- March 5: Marco Polo Garcia, 39, former child star (born 1970)
- March 15: Emilia Boncodin, 55, former Budget secretary, whistle-blower in ZTE-NBN controversy (born 1954)
- March 15: Joseph Galdon, SJ, former dean of the Ateneo de Manila University
- March 25: Tan Chu Lim, 103, founder and chairman Emeritus of LCC Malls (born 1906)
- April 7: Philip Medel, suspect in Nida Blanca case
- April 12: Palito (Reynaldo Hipolito), 75, veteran comedian (born 1934)
- April 12: Miguel Cinches, 78, former Bishop of Surigao from 1973–2001 (born 1932)
- April 18: Ricardo Marata, 45, former PBA guard (born 1964)
- April 22: Fred Panopio, 71, folk singer (born 1941)
- April 27: Armando Sanchez, 57, former Batangas governor (born 1953)
- April 29: Jojo Acuin, 63, popular psychic of the stars (born 1957)
- May 3: Florencio Campomanes, 83, Filipino chess player, President Emeritus of FIDE (born 1927)
- May 17: Raffy P. Nantes, 56, outgoing governor of Quezon (born 1957)
- June 13: Emilio Macias, 76, Filipino politician, Governor of Negros Oriental (born 1933)
- June 14: Desidario Camangyan, radio journalist (born 1952)
- June 16: Joselito Agustin, Filipino radio journalist (born 1976)
- June 30: Fran Ribaño, 44, fashion designer (born 1966)
- July 1: Francisco F. Claver, 81, Filipino Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Malaybalay (1969–1984). (born 1928)
- July 10: Adelina Barrion, 58, Filipino entomologist and geneticist
- July 22: Florencio Vargas, 78, former governor of Cagayan, Representative of the 2nd District of Cagayan (born 1931)
- July 22: Magnolia Antonino, 94, former Senator and grandmother of congresswoman Darlene Antonino-Custodio (born 1915)
- July 23: Prospero Luna, 79, comedian-actor (born 1931)
- July 25: Redford White (Cipriano Cermeno II), 55, actor and comedian (born 1955)
- August 1: Orlando Olgado, 67, Filipino actor TV and radio anchor (born 1942)
- August 8: Charlie Davao, 75, Filipino actor, father of actor Ricky Davao (born 1934)
- August 11: Margaret Jao-Grey, 57, Filipino journalist and columnist Philippine Star and Business Mirror (born 1952)
- August 16: Nestor Escaño, 77, Radyo Patrol pioneer (born October 24, 1933)
- August 20: Lourdes Libres Rosaroso, Cebuano radio broadcaster (born 1935)
- August 21: Melody Gersbach, 24, Binibining Pilipinas International 2009 (born 1986)
- September 16: Butch Albarracin, 64, founder of Center for Pop Music Philippines (born February 22, 1946)
- October 3: Abraham Sarmiento, 88, former Supreme Court Associate Justice 1987-1991 (born 1921)
- October 7: Metring David, 90, actress-comedian (born 1920)
- October 30: Kirk Abella, 32, Filipino actor (born 1978)
- November 1: Ernesto Presas, 65, martial arts grandmaster. (born 1945)
- November 3: Saklolo Leano, 82, lawyer.
- November 4: Ophelia Alcantara Dimalanta, 76, poet & academic, hypertension. (born 1933)
- November 10: Prospero Oreta, former MMDA chairman (born 1942)
- November 15: Leonardo Co, 56, botanist & academic (born 1953)
- November 16: Wyngard Tracy, 58, talent manager & television personality
- November 21: Gregorio Oca, chairman of the Associated Marine Officers and Seamens Union of the Philippines, lingering illness (born 1926)
- November 29: Hortensia Starke, 89, former Representative from Negros Occidental (born 1921)
- December 9: Felix Maramba Jr., 89, industrialist (born 1924)
- December 19: Leonardo Siguion Reyna, 89, lawyer and ex-ConCon delegate (1921)
- December 26: Pablo Gomez, 81, writer, radio announcer of DZRH and director (born 1929)
- December 29: Rejoice Rivera (Diane Marie Santos), 26, singer, dancer & member of Baywalk Bodies (born 1984)
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