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]

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.
  • January 12 – Four traveling merchants and a guide were killed and one wounded when suspected Abu Sayyaf militants ambushed them in Basilan.[4]
  • January 22 – Raymond Dominguez, suspected leader of a notorious carnapping syndicate, surrenders to police in Malolos City, Bulacan, after being tagged as the mastermind in three gruesome murders. The Dominguez brothers, Raymond and Roger, are allegedly involved in the killings of car dealers Venson Evangelista, Emerson Lozano, and the latter's driver, Ernani Sencil.[9][10]
  • January 28 – President Benigno Aquino III puts up a P1-million reward for information leading to the arrest of the people behind the January 25 bombing of a passenger bus.[13]

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).[14]
  • February 10 – Roger Dominguez, suspected carjack ring leader and brother of Raymond Dominguez, is arrested after being flagged down for violating traffic rules in Timog Avenue, Quezon City. Like his brother, the older Dominguez is linked to the killings of Venzon Evangelista and Ernane Sencil in January.[19][20]
  • 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 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 9 – President Benigno Aquino III appoints retired AFP chief Ricardo David as the new immigration commissioner.[32]
  • 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.[36][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

April[edit]

  • April 26 – Agusan del Sur hostage crisis
    • April 2–15 people consisting students, teachers, and 2 drivers were held hostage in Brgy. La Purrisima, Agusan del Sur.
    • April 3–1 hostage freed.
    • April 5–2 hostages were set free by hostages to get medicine but the Crisis Management committee convinced them to not go back.
    • April 6–13 remaining hostages were abandoned in the hostage site. A press conference was held in the house of the mayor."Ondo Perez Group" is the said verdicts.

May[edit]

  • May 2 – Omb. Merceditas Gutierez announced her retirement as an ombudsman in The Office of the Ombudsman.
  • May 4 – Omb. Merceditas Gutierez officially leave the Office of the Ombudsman by having a send-off party.
  • May 89 – Typhoon "Bebeng" entered the Philippine area of Responsibility, and hits Bicol region where 20 people reported dead while 2 still missing.
  • May 10 – The government of Camarines Sur, declared the said province under a state of calamity due to Typhoon Bebeng.
  • May 13 - Typhoon Bebeng leaves the country, along with about billions of dollars in property damaged.

June[edit]

  • June 16 – The Central total lunar eclipse of June 16 becomes one of the longest lunar eclipses of the century; it was witnessed by many amateur astronomers and eclipse watchers throughout the country since the ones that had happened between 1953 and 2000.
  • June 2027 – Tropical storm Falcon dumps heavy rain in Luzon led to a series of floods leaving 2 people dead and 5 missing.

July[edit]

  • July 26-27 – Tropical Storm Juaning hits the Philippines where 31 died while 27 still missing.
  • July 29 - Tropical Storm Kabayan came into the East Philippine Sea. But luckily, it didn't entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility.
  • July 31 - Tropical depression Lando sighted in the West Philippine Sea, and it joined with Kabayan, which they are the cause of rain in some parts of Metro Manila.

August[edit]

  • August 3 – After 4 years of serving the country as a 12th Senator of the 14th Congress, Juan Miguel Zubiri announced his resignation as the senator of the Philippine Republic, and planned to replace the real 12th senator of the 14th-new Congress Atty. Koko Pimentel.
  • August 11 – After 4 years of waiting Atty. Koko Pimentel proclaimed as a new Senator of the Republic of the Philippines, replacing the resigned Juan Miguel Zubiri.

September[edit]

  • September 27Typhoon Pedring (international name Nesat)[39]
    • – Made landfall in Isabela and Aurora provinces.
    • - It is also hits Metro Manila.
    • - Many infrastructure wrecked by the said typhoon.
    • - Despite of the typhoon, the artist and actress of GMA Network Camille Prats decided to continue burying her husband in Manila Memorial Park in Dasmariñas, Cavite.
    • – 9 confirmed death, almost 2 billion pesos cost of damage was reported, 20 fishermen are still missing.

October[edit]

  • October 25 - A Philippine civil defence official estimates that approximately 10,000 people in the southern Philippines have fled their homes due to fighting between Abu Sayyaf rebels and government forces.[citation needed]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Map plotting the track and intensity of the storm according to the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale.
  • December 1618Typhoon Sendong (international name Washi) crossed the Visayas and Mindanao region, leaving almost 1,500 people dead and more than thousands missing.

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 Bulong Chito S. Roño Vhong Navarro, Angelica Panganiban Star Cinema Horror, Comedy
7 February Ikaw Ang Pag-ibig Marilou Diaz-Abaya Jomari Yllana, Ina Feleo, Eddie Garcia, Marvin Agustin, Jaime Fabregas Star Cinema, Unitel Productions Drama
9 February 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 Who's That Girl Wenn V. Deramas Anne Curtis, Luis Manzano, Eugene Domingo Viva Films Romantic Comedy
22 March Catch Me, I'm in Love Mae Cruz Gerald Anderson, Sarah Geronimo, Matteo Guidicelli Star Cinema Romantic Comedy
23 April Pak! Pak! My Dr. Kwak! Tony Y Reyes Vic Sotto, Bea Alonzo, Pokwang, Zaijan Jaranilla, Xyriel Manabat Star Cinema & MZet Productions Comedy
11 May In the Name of Love Olivia M. Lamasan Angel Locsin, Aga Muhlach Star Cinema Romance
15 June Forever and a Day Cathy Garcia-Molina Sam Milby, KC Concepcion Star Cinema Romance
6 July Temptation Island Chris Martinez Marian Rivera, Heart Evangelista, Lovi Poe, Solenn Heussaff, Rufa Mae Quinto, John Lapus Regal Films & GMA Films Comedy
13 July The Adventures of Pureza Soxie H. Topacio Melai Cantiveros, Jason Francisco Star Cinema & SineScreen Comedy

Sports[edit]

Television[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

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