2010 in the Philippines

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Philippines 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 Benigno Aquino III
Benigno S.
Aquino III
Vice-President Jejomar Binay
Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile
Juan Ponce
House Speaker Feliciano R. Belmonte, Jr.
Feliciano R.
Belmonte, Jr.
Chief Justice Renato Corona



  • January 5Senator 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.[1]
  • 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.[2]


  • February 21 – One Abu Sayyaf senior leaders, Albader Parad, has been killed.[3]


  • March 4National 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.[4]



Benigno S. Aquino III taking his oath of office as the 15th President of the Philippines.



The bus of 2010 Manila hostage crisis


Site of the 2010 Bar Exam Blast


Map plotting the track and intensity of the storm according to the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale



According to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the new peso bills have special security features and quality material.[33] However, several errors have been discovered on the banknotes and have become the subject of ridicule by critics.[34]



Highest grossing Filipino films for the year.

Rank Title Film Outfit Gross
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
Released Title Directed by Cast Film Outfit Genre
27 January Paano Na Kaya Ruel S Bayani Kim Chiu, Gerald Anderson, Melissa Ricks Star Cinema Romantic comedy
17 February Marino Paul Sta Ana Allen Dizon, Ara Mina, Bangs Garcia, Krista Ranillo CDP Events & Entertainment Production and ATD Entertainment Production Drama
17 February Ben & Sam Mark Shandii Bacolod Ray An Dulay, Jess Mendoza Ignatius Film Productions LGBT
24 February Miss You Like Crazy Cathy Garcia Molina Bea Alonzo, John Lloyd Cruz, Maricar Reyes Star Cinema Drama
26 February Pitas Joey Romero Sid Lucero, Kristel Moreno, Bembol Roco, Rio Locsin Legaslas Entertainment Drama
10 March The Red Shoes Raul Jorolan Nikki Gil, Marvin Agustin Unitel Production Romantic Drama
10 March Bakal Boys Ralston Jover Gina Pareño Apogee Productions Drama
10 March Parisukat Jonison Fontanos Toffee Calma, Jeff Tatsuro Ignatius Films LGBT
17 March Santuaryo Monti Parungao Basti Romero, Justin Dizon, Nicos Bacani, Gino Quintana, A.J. Ona and Ralph Mateo Climax Productions LGBT, Thriller
22 March Romeo & Juliet Adolfo B Alix Jr Alessandra De Rossi Kisapmata Productions Drama
3 April Babe, I Love You Mae Czarina Cruz Anne Curtis, Sam Milby Star Cinema and VIVA Films Romance
21 April Working Girls Jose Javier Reyes Eugene Domingo, Ruffa Gutierrez, Bianca King, Cristine Reyes, Iza Calzado, Jennylyn Mercado, Eula Valdez GMA Films, VIVA Films and Unitel Pictures Comedy
28 April D'Survivors Adolfo B Alix Jr Rocky Salumbides, Daniel Matsunaga, K Brosas, Akihiro Sato, Fabio Ide Astral Productions Comedy
5 May You To Me Are Everything Mark Reyes Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes Regal Films and GMA Films Romantic Comedy
7 May Pulupot Monti Parungao Gio Gapas, Justin de Leon & Echo Caceres Treemount Pictures LGBT
12 May Here Comes The Bride Chris Martinez Angelica Panganiban, Eugene Domingo, John Lapus, Tuesday Vargas, Tom Rodriguez & Jaime Fabregas Star Cinema, OctoArts Films and Quantum Films Comedy
26 May Noy Dondon Santos Coco Martin, Erich Gonzales, Cherry Pie Picache, Baron Geisler, Joem Bascon & Vice Ganda CineMedia & Star Cinema Historical
2 June Fling Hans Salazar Rafael Rosell, Jacq Yu & Lara Morena Romantic Comedy
9 June Emir Chito Roño Francesca Farr, Dulce, Julia Clarete & Jhong Hilario CCP, Film Council of the Philippines & Viva Films Drama, Musical
16 June I'll Be There Maryo J delos Reyes KC Concepcion, Gabby Concepcion & Jericho Rosales Star Cinema Drama
23 June Lagpas: Ikaw, Ano'ng Trip Mo? Hedji Calagui Dennis Torres, Rob da Silva, Dustin Jose Cody Entertainment Production LGBT
14 July Cinco Frasco Mortiz, Enrico Santos, Cathy Garcia-Molina, Ato Bautista & Nick Olanka Maja Salvador, Pokwang, Jodi Sta. Maria-Lacson, Mariel Rodriguez, Zanjoe Marudo, Rayver Cruz, AJ Perez, Sam Concepcion, Robi Domingo Star Cinema Horror
21 July Hating Kapatid Wenn V. Deramas Sarah Geronimo, Judy Ann Santos & Luis Manzano Viva Films Comedy
18 August In Your Eyes Mac Alejandre Claudine Barreto, Anne Curtis & Richard Gutierrez Viva Films & GMA Films Drama
25 August Mamarazzi Joel Lamangan Eugene Domingo, Diether Ocampo, John Lapus, Andi Eigenmann & Carla Abellana Regal Films Comedy
1 September Sa 'yo Lamang Laurice Guillen Lorna Tolentino, Bea Alonzo, Christopher de Leon, Diether Ocampo, Coco Martin, Shaina Magdayao, Enchong Dee, Empress & Miles Ocampo Star Cinema Drama
8 September Two Funerals Gil Portes Tessie Tomas, Xian Lim, Jeffrey Quizon, Mon Confiado, Robert Arevalo & Princess Manzon Cinema One Originals Drama
29 September I Do Veronica B Velasco Erich Gonzales, Enchong Dee, Pokwang, Dennis Padilla, Melai Cantiveros, Jason Francisco & Nash Aguas Star Cinema Romantic comedy
13 October White House Topel Lee Gabby Concepcion, Iza Calzado, Maricar Reyes, Lovi Poe, Megan Young, Joem Bascon, Sarah Lahbati, Janus del Prado & Richard Quan Regal Films Horror
13 October Petrang Kabayo Wenn V Deramas Vice Ganda Viva Films Comedy
22 October Lilay: Darling of the Crowd Andrew Kho Kenjie Garcia Sparks International Production LGBT
27 October Till My Heartaches End Jose Javier Reyes Kim Chiu & Gerald Anderson Star Cinema Romantic drama
27 October Laruang Lalake Jay Altarejos Richard Quan, Marco Morales, Arjay Carreon and Mark Fabillar Lexuality Productions LGBT
24 November My Amnesia Girl Cathy Garcia-Molina John Lloyd Cruz, Toni Gonzaga Star Cinema Romantic comedy
10 December Pinoy Scout Neal Tan Sam Concepcion Exogain Productions Drama
25 December Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote Tony Y. Reyes Bong Revilla Jr, Vic Sotto GMA Films, MZet Productions, OctoArts Films, Imus Productions, APT Entertainment Comedy fantasy
25 December Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!) Wenn V. Deramas Ai-Ai de las Alas, Eugene Domingo Star Cinema Comedy
25 December Dalaw Jerry Lopez Sineneng, Dondon Santos Kris Aquino, Diether Ocampo Star Cinema, CineMedia Entertainment horror-suspense
25 December Shake, Rattle & Roll XII Zoren Legaspi, Topel Lee, Jerrold Tarog Shaina Magdayao, Ricky Davao, Andi Eigenmann, Rayver Cruz, Carla Abellana, Sid Lucero Regal Entertainment Inc. horror-suspense
25 December RPG: Metanoia Louie Suarez Zaijan Jaranilla, Aga Muhlach, Vhong Navarro, Eugene Domingo, Mika Dela Cruz, Jairus Aquino, Basty Alcances Star Cinema Animation
25 December Super Inday and the Golden Bibe Mike Tuviera Marian Rivera, Jake Cuenca, Pokwang, John Lapus Regal Entertainment Fantasy
25 December Rosario Albert Martinez Jennylyn Mercado, Dennis Trillo, Dolphy, Sid Lucero, Isabel Oli, Yul Servo Cinemabuhay International, Studio5 Drama
25 December Father Jejemon Frank Gray Jr Dolphy RVQ Productions Comedy


This includes music albums of all kinds released this year, concerts and formations (band or new singers).




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  • 100 Percent
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National holidays[edit]

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".





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