2011 in the Philippines

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2011 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 2011.

Incumbents[edit]

For the current incumbents of the Executive Cabinet under the current administration, see Cabinet of the Philippines. For the current leaders in the Congress of the Philippines, see Senate of the Philippines and the House of Representatives of the Philippines. For the complete list of the current Justices of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, see Current Justices of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.
President Benigno Aquino III
Benigno S.
Aquino III
Vice-President Jejomar Binay
Jejomar
Binay
Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile
Juan Ponce
Enrile
House Speaker Feliciano R. Belmonte, Jr.
Feliciano R.
Belmonte, Jr.
Chief Justice Renato Corona
Renato
Corona

Events[edit]

January[edit]

In light of the perceived resurgence of heinous crimes in the Philippines, Vice President Jejomar Binay called for the re-imposition of death penalty to give Filipinos a "discipline". The capital punishment in the country was abolished on June 24, 2006 by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Much of the extent of the flooding is located on the areas of the map shaded green. The green-shaded part of the map receives year-round rainfall.

February[edit]

On February 8, 2011, a week after being accused of corruption while being AFP Chief of Staff, Angelo Reyes died due to a gunshot wound in an apparent suicide
  • February 1 – Heidi Mendoza, a former auditor at the Commission on Audit (COA), reveals alleged irregularities and cover-ups in financial transactions involving the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).[19]
  • February 3 – The Court of Appeals clears Senator Panfilo Lacson for the alleged murders of publicist Bubby Dacer and his driver Emmanuel Corbito.[20][21]
  • February 8 – Former Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff Angelo Reyes commits suicide amidst graft charges.[22][23]
  • February 16 – Three Filipinos (Ramon Credo, Sally Villanueva and Elizabeth Batain) are sentenced to death in China for drug trafficking. The three were imprisoned separately in 2008 and they were convicted and sentenced in 2009. They would be the first Filipinos to be executed in China.[24]
  • February 18 – Following a visit by Vice President Jejomar Binay, the People's Republic of China agrees to postpone the executions of three Filipinos convicted of drug trafficking.[25]
  • February 20 – After months of little activity, the Bulusan volcano suddenly erupts and sends a plume of ash 2 kilometers high.[26]
  • February 24Ilocos Sur Representative Ronald Singson, son of former Governor Chavit Singson, is sentenced to 1-year and 6 months of imprisonment in Hong Kong for possession of illegal drugs. Singson was caught by local authorities in July 2010 with 6.67 grams of pure cocaine and two tablets of the narcotic Nitrazepam at Hong Kong's international airport.[27][28]

March[edit]

  • March 1 – After being sentenced to over a year of imprisonment in Hong Kong, Ronald Singson resigns as the representative of the first district of Ilocos Sur.[29]
  • March 6
    • President Benigno Aquino III appoints Lieutenant General Eduardo Oban as the new chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.[30]
    • President Benigno Aquino III appoints retired AFP chief Ricardo David as the new immigration commissioner.[31]
  • March 11 – Following the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) issues a tsunami warning to parts of the Philippines along coastal areas and then raises alert to level 2, forcing evacuation.[32][33]
  • March 21 – The House of Representatives votes (212–46) to impeach Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez.[34]
  • March 24 – For failing to attend the inquiry into military corruption without a justifiable reason, former AFP comptroller Jacinto Ligot and his wife Erlinda are cited in contempt by the Senate and hold in Senate custody.[35][36]
  • March 26 – Senator Panfilo Lacson returns to the Philippines after more than a year away from the country.[37]
  • March 30 – OFW's Sally Ordinario Villanueva, Ramon Credo and Elizabeth Batain sentenced to Lethal Injection in China for being drug mules. A certain Tita Cacayan was said to be the recruiter of Ordinario.[38]

April[edit]

  • April 26 – Agusan del Sur hostage crisis.[39]
  • April 7 – A press conference in DOJ was held. BIR Commissioner Kim Henares filed a case against Rep. Mikey Arroyo, his wife Angela and Brazilian model-actress Dianna Menezes.[40]
  • April 22 – An unexpected landslide happened on Compostella Valley, where 13 miners are killed.[41]

May[edit]

  • May 4 – Omb. Merceditas Gutierrez officially leave the Office of the Ombudsman by having a send-off party after announcing retirement two days earlier.[42]
  • May 89Typhoon Bebeng entered the Philippine area of Responsibility, and hits Bicol region where 20 people reported dead while 2 still missing. In May 10, the government of Camarines Sur, declared the said province under a state of calamity due to Typhoon Bebeng.[43]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • September 27Typhoon Pedring (international name Nesat)[48] It made landfall in the provinces of Isabela and Aurora and affected Metro Manila. It caused heavy damage to infrastructure. 9 confirmed death, almost 2 billion pesos cost of damage was reported and at least 20 fishermen were reported missing.

November[edit]

December[edit]

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".

Concerts[edit]

Films[edit]

List of top films at the Philippine Box-Office chart published by Box Office Mojo.

# Date Film Gross
1 January 9, 2011
2 January 16, 2011
3 January 23, 2011 The Green Hornet $626,260
4 January 30, 2011 The Green Hornet $283,945
5 February 6, 2011 Bulong $763,790
6 February 13, 2011 My Valentine Girls $399,950
7 February 20, 2011 Just Go With It $308,770
8 February 27, 2011 I Am Number Four $587,026
9 March 6, 2011
10 March 13, 2011 The Adjustment Bureau $146,192
11 March 20, 2011 Battle: Los Angeles $404,751
12 March 27, 2011 Catch Me, I'm in Love $1,227,262
13 April 3, 2011 Catch Me, I'm in Love $599,631
14 April 10, 2011 Rio $599,631
15 April 17, 2011 Rio $458,103
16 April 24, 2011 Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak! $507,380
17 May 1, 2011 Thor $1,397,065
18 May 8, 2011 Fast Five $1,091,224
19 May 15, 2011 In The Name of Love $1,098,179
20 May 22, 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides $1,463,948
21 May 29, 2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 $1,958,888
22 June 5, 2011 X-Men: First Class $1,645,650
23 June 12, 2011 X-Men: First Class $893,119
24 June 19, 2011 Green Lantern $1,651,953
25 June 26, 2011 Green Lantern $664,828
26 July 3, 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $4,869,897
27 July 10, 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $2,325,399
28 July 17, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 $3,590,647
29 July 24, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 $1,635,099
30 July 31, 2011 Captain America: The First Avenger $2,103,025

Top-Grossing Filipino films for 2011

# Film Gross
1 Catch Me, I'm in Love P120.21M
2 In The Name of Love P117.2M
3 Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak! P72.31M
4 Bulong My Valentine Girls P67.27M
5 Temptation Island P60M
6 Who's That Girl P58.31M
7 Forever and a Day P44.73M
Released Title Directed by Cast Film Outfit Genre
2 February 2011 Bulong Chito S. Roño Vhong Navarro, Angelica Panganiban Star Cinema Horror, Comedy
7 February 2011 Ikaw Ang Pag-ibig Marilou Diaz-Abaya Jomari Yllana, Ina Feleo, Eddie Garcia, Marvin Agustin, Jaime Fabregas Star Cinema, Unitel Productions Drama
9 February 2011 My Valentine Girls Dominic Zapata, Andoy Ranay, Chris Martinez Richard Gutierrez, Solenn Heussaff, Lovi Poe, Eugene Domingo, Rhian Ramos, Jillian Ward GMA Films Romantic Comedy
2 March 2011 Who's That Girl Wenn V. Deramas Anne Curtis, Luis Manzano, Eugene Domingo Viva Films Romantic Comedy
22 March 2011 Catch Me, I'm in Love Mae Cruz Gerald Anderson, Sarah Geronimo, Matteo Guidicelli Star Cinema Romantic Comedy
23 April 2011 Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak! Tony Y Reyes Vic Sotto, Bea Alonzo, Pokwang, Zaijan Jaranilla, Xyriel Manabat Star Cinema & MZet Productions Comedy
11 May 2011 In the Name of Love Olivia M. Lamasan Angel Locsin, Aga Muhlach Star Cinema Romance
15 June 2011 Forever and a Day Cathy Garcia-Molina Sam Milby, KC Concepcion Star Cinema Romance
6 July 2011 Temptation Island Chris Martinez Marian Rivera, Heart Evangelista, Lovi Poe, Solenn Heussaff, Rufa Mae Quinto, John Lapus Regal Films & GMA Films Comedy
13 July 2011 The Adventures of Pureza Soxie H. Topacio Melai Cantiveros, Jason Francisco Star Cinema & SineScreen Comedy

Sports[edit]

Television[edit]

Deaths[edit]

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