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2013 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 2013.
Incumbents [ edit ]
Feliciano R. Belmonte, Jr.
January [ edit ]
February [ edit ]
April 20 – A Chinese fishing vessel with 20 fishermen on board, ran ground at the Tubbataha reef, almost two months after an American navy ship ran ground on the same reef. The fishermen will face charges of illegal poaching and attempted bribery. 
Location of the shooting incident, the territorial waters and EEZ claimed by both countries
May 2 – Former police officer Cesar Mancao, accused of involvement in the murders of publicist Bubby Dacer and his driver Emmanuel Corbito, escaped from the custody of the National Bureau of Investigation. 
May 9 – A Philippine Coastguard vessel open fired a Taiwanese fishing vessel, allegedly inside Philippine maritime territory, leaving one Taiwanese fisherman dead. Tensions between Taiwan and the Philippines heat up as Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou, threatens to impose sanction on the Philippines following a day after the incident. The Philippine Coast Guard sympathizes with the victim but refuses to apologize for the incident and insisted that its personnel are just doing its job to address illegal fishing. 
May 13 – 2013 Mid-term Elections. 
September [ edit ]
October [ edit ]
The rubble of the Church of Our Lady of Light in
, the oldest and one of the largest in the province
November [ edit ]
Janet Lim-Napoles's official mugshot
November 7 – Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged mastermind in the P10 billion pork barrel scam faced the Senate for the first time to answer the allegations against her. 
Map showing the path of a storm as represented by colored dots connected by a white line; the position of the dots indicates the storm's position at six-hour intervals, while color denotes the storm's intensity at that point.
December [ edit ]
December 6 – Former Batangas governor Antonio Leviste was released after four years after his parole was granted. 
December 9 – The Philippines and the Bangsamoro sign a power-sharing agreement, paving the way for the peace process. 
December 11 – The highest number of journalists is killed in a single year since 2009 in the country reaching a total of twelve. 
December 12 – The Comelec disqualified governors Vilma Santos of Batangas, E. R. Ejercito of Laguna, Ryan Luis Singson of Ilocos Sur and Amado Espino, Jr. of Pangasinan. The commission also disqualified congressmen Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of Pampanga and Rodolfo Biazon of Muntinlupa and several elected government officials failed to submit their Statement of Contributions and Expenditures. 
December 15 – Former Pagadian mayor Samuel S. Co and his wife, Priscilla were arrested. Both are facing syndicated estafa case in connection with the multi-billion Ponzi scheme of Aman Futures.  
December 16 – A bus operated by Don Mariano falls off the Metro Manila Skyway near Bicutan, Parañaque, killing 18 people and injuring 20 others. The accident which was the worst along the skyway at that time led to calls for the installation of speed-limiting or monitoring devices in public utility vehicles. 
December 20 – A shooting that occurred at the arrival area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila killed four people, including Mayor Ukol Talumpa of Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur and his wife Lea Talumpa, and left five others injured. 
December 23 – Philippine President Joseph Estrada visits former President Gloria Arroyo in the hospital where she is currently detained. 
December 28 – San Pedro became the sixth city in Laguna. 
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."
Theater, culture and arts [ edit ]
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Concerts [ edit ]
Regine Velasquez Silver Rewind live at the Mall of Asia Arena January 16:
Swedish House Mafia: The One Last Tour live at the Mall of Asia Arena January 16–20:
Jabbawockeez live at the Ayala Malls January 19: Dream K-Pop Fantasy Concert Featuring
Girls Generation, Infinite, U-Kiss, Exo M/K, Tasty, and Tahiti live at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds February 2: TM Astig Panalo Fest
Mall of Asia Arena February 14: Foursome live at the
Mall of Asia Arena February 14:
Jessica Sanchez live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum February 15:
Paramore live at the Mall of Asia Arena February 16:
Psy live at the Mall of Asia Arena February 22:
Jose Feliciano live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum February 28:
Cliff Richard live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum March 2:
2PM live at the Mall of Asia Arena March 15:
Jose & Wally Concert: A Party for Juan and All live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum March 16: Foursome: The Repeat live at the
Mall of Asia Arena March 20:
Demi Lovato live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum March 22:
Bloc Party live at the World Trade Center, Hall D March 31:
The Script live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum April 5:
Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive live at the NBC Tent, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City April 6:
Julio Iglesias live at the Manila Hotel Tent City April 9:
Lawson live at the Eastwood Mall Open Park April 27:
Close-Up Summer Solstice 2013 Featuring Afrojack, Alex Gaudino, Cedric Gervais, Dev, Jump Smokers, Sandwich, Spongecola, Urbandub, and Cobra Starship live at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds April 30:
Daniel Padilla: A Birthday Concert live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum May 3:
Modern English and The Alarm: Back To The 80's - New Wave Concert Party live at the Mall of Asia Arena May 4:
Slash live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum May 8:
Aerosmith: The Global Warming World Tour! live at the Mall of Asia Arena May 11:
Julie Anne San Jose: It's My Time Concert live at the Music Museum May 14:
Jason Mraz live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum May 15:
Avicii live at the Mall of Asia Arena May 17:
Vice Ganda Concert: I-Vice Ganda Mo Ako sa Araneta! live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum May 20:
Nick Vujicic: Unstoppable Concert live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum May 26:
Alden Richards live at Trinoma June 7:
Switch Featuring Callalily and 6cyclemind live at the Music Museum June 12: Freedom Rocks Independence Day Concert live at the Araneta Center
Rico Blanco live at the Music Museum June 14:
Sungha Jung live at the J Centre Convention Hall, Mandaue City, Cebu June 15:
Sungha Jung live at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila June 15:
CNBlue: The Blue Moon World Tour live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum June 24: A Royal Evening With Princess Velasco live at the Off The Grill
June 27: Antipolo Music Festival live at the
Ynares Center June 29: Big Fish Innovation White live at the World Trade Center
June 29: The Pianist’s Pianist live at the CCP Theater
Lee Min-ho live at the Mall of Asia Arena July 19:
Spongecola: Maximum Capacity live at the Music Museum July 20:
Dionne Warwick and Tavares live at The Manila Hotel Tent. July 21:
Dionne Warwick and Tavares live at the SMX Convention Center Davao July 23:
Dionne Warwick and Tavares live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum July 26:
Juris Fernandez live at the Ynares Sports Arena July 26:
The XX live at the NBC Tent July 31:
Killswitch Engage live at SM Skydome August 6:
Pet Shop Boys live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum August 7:
Carly Rae Jepsen live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum August 8:
Fall Out Boy Save Rock and Roll live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum August 9:
Mark Bautista The Sound of Love live at Music Museum August 13:
Linkin Park: Living Things World Tour live at the Mall of Asia Arena August 13:
Air Supply: The Greatest Hits live at the Solaire Resort August 16:
Ogie Alcasid: 25 I Write The Songs: The 25th Anniversary Celebration live at the Mall of Asia Arena August 17:
Abra The Grand Concert live at the Globe Circuit Event Grounds, Makati City August 17:
Bamboo and Yeng Constantino: By Request live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum August 19:
Japandroids live at the Hard Rock Cafe, Glorietta III, Makati August 20:
Side A iHelp Concert for a Cause live at the Music Museum August 25: Bazooka Rocks Festival live at the
SMX Convention Center August 30:
Renee Olstead live at the Fairmont Hotel August 31: Big Fish Innovation Black live at the World Trade Center
Pitbull: Global Warming Tour live at the Mall of Asia Arena September 5:
George Benson with Patti Austin live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum September 7: K-Pop Republic Featuring
Dal Shabet, Exo K and SHINee live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum September 7:
The Piano Guys live at the SM Mall of Asia Center Stage September 7:
Patti Austin with Joe Pizzulo live at the Crowne Plaza Ballroom September 9:
Patti Austin with Joe Pizzulo live at the SMX Convention Center Davao September 10:
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum September 13:
Martin Nievera 3D Concert live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum September 14:
Sandwich 15th Anniversary Concert live at the 19 East Bar September 17:
Tony Bennett live at the PICC Plenary Hall September 19:
Rihanna: Diamonds World Tour live at the Mall of Asia Arena September 26:
The Killers live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum September 26:
Zia Quizon: A Little Bit of Lovin live at the Music Museum September 27: 202: Debut Performance live at D.L. Umali, UPLB
September 27–29: Relient K live at the Ayala Malls
September 28: The Magical Music of Disney live at the CCP Main Theater
Charice and Aiza: The Power of Two live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum September 28: P.O.D. Live at Dutdutan 13 live at the
World Trade Center September 28: Bikes, Boards and Bands live at the Republic Wake Park
October 2: Biodiversity Rocks Concert live at the
Hard Rock Cafe October 3: Club Life:
Tiesto live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum October 4:
Planetshakers: Night of Fire live at the Qimonda I.T. Center Cebu City October 4:
Smart Bro Live and Loud Interactive Concert live at the Trinoma Mindanao Open Parking October 10:
Fatboy Slim live at the Republiq October 12: One More Try: My Husband's Lover The Concert live at the
Smart Araneta Coliseum October 18: Michael Johnson, Stephen Bishop, Joe Puerta Concert live at the
Smart Araneta Coliseum October 21:
Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth and Gin Blossoms live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum October 24:
Kesha: Warrior Tour live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum October 24:
Super Junior: Super Show 5 live at the Mall of Asia Arena October 25:
Tanduay Rhum Rockfest Year 7 live at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds October 26: Black Party Manila X live at the
Smart Araneta Coliseum October 26: Big Fish Cream Halloween Ball live at the
World Trade Center October 28:
Rob Schneider live at the Solaire Resort October 29:
Libera live at the PICC Plenary Hall October 30:
Explosions in the Sky live at the Samsung Hall SM Aura November 3: 2013 Infinite 1st World Tour ‘ONE GREAT STEP’ live at the
Smart Araneta Coliseum November 6:
One Republic: The Native Tour live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum November 7:
Aljur Abrenica Come and Get Me Concert live at the Music Museum November 8:
Matchbox Twenty live at the Mall of Asia Arena November 9:
Close-Up Forever Summer live at the Bonifacio Global City November 9:
Erik Santos inTENse Concert live at the PICC Plenary Hall November 9:
Mocha Girls Red Hot Mocha Night live at the Music Museum November 11:
The Lettermen live at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila November 12: Myx Mo 2013 live at the
SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds November 13: Love Overload Over Asia with
John Ford Coley live at the Solaire Resort November 15:
Sarah Geronimo Perfect 10 Concert live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum November 15:
Jed Madela 10th Anniversary Concert live at the PICC Plenary Hall November 15: Greenlight Music Festival live at the Greenfield District
Richard Clayderman live at the PICC Plenary Hall November 16: David Elkins live at the
Hard Rock Cafe Makati November 16: Tulong Na, Tabang Na, Tayo Na A Benefit Concert live at the
Smart Araneta Coliseum November 20:
Lani Misalucha Queen of the Night live at the Solaire Resort November 21: United Republiq featuring
Axwell live at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds November 22:
Martin Nievera 3D The Repeat live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum November 25:
Alicia Keys: Set the World on Fire Tour live at the Mall of Asia Arena November 25:
Tegan and Sara live at the NBC Tent November 26:
Two Door Cinema Club live at the NBC Tent November 28: Sitti Bossa Love Concer live at the Music Museum
Enrique Gil King of the Gil live at the Smart Araneta Coliseum November 30: Cinema Jam Outdoor Movie and Music Fest live at the Circuit Makati
Sarah Geronimo Perfect 10 Concert The Repeat live at the Mall of Asia Arena December 6 & 7:
Lea Salonga Playlist Concert live at the PICC Plenary Hall December 7: Sonic Carnival Feast live at the
SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds December 11:
Air Supply live at the Solaire Resort December 12:
Zedd live at the SMX Convention Center December 14:
Otto Knows live at the Republiq Club December 14: Exception Music Festival live at the Circuit Makati
Boyce Avenue live at the Resorts World Manila
January 16 -
Basketball: The Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters win the 2012–13 PBA Philippine Cup, its sixth PBA championship. March 6 -
Volleyball: La Salle defeated Ateneo in three sets, 25-23, 25-20, 25-16, to finish the series in two games and win their eighth UAAP women's volleyball championship title. Michele Gumabao was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Finals. March 9 -
Cheerleading: The Altas Perpsquad won the NCAA Cheerleading Competition. AU Dancing Chiefs placed second, while the EAC Pep Squad placed third. April 13 -
Boxing: Nonito Donaire lost to Guillermo Rigondeaux by unanimous decision, ending his 12-year winning streak since his first loss to Rosendo Sanchez.   May 19 -
Basketball: The Alaska Aces wins defeating the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel with a score of 104-80, winning the 2013 PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals. June 29 - July 6 -
Multi Sport Event: The Philippines participated in the held in 2013 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games Incheon, South Korea from June 29 to July 6. July 22 -
Basketball: NBA 2013 MVP and Finals MVP LeBron James of the Miami Heat visited the Philippines at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. August 1–11 -
Basketball: The 2013 FIBA Asia Championship was hosted by the Philippines from August 1–11, 2013 and held at the Mall of Asia Arena at Pasay City, Manila. The Philippines men's national basketball team won the silver medal. August 16–24 -
Multi Sport Event: The Philippines competed at the held in 2013 Asian Youth Games Nanjing, People's Republic of China from August 16, 2013 to August 24, 2013. The Philippines have their first ever gold medal for the Asian Youth Games after Mia Legaspi and Princess Superal grabbed the Gold and Silver respectively in Women's Golf.  September 15 -
Cheerleading: The NU Pep Squad won the UAAP Cheerdance Competition. UP Pep Squad placed second, while the DLSU Animo Squad placed third. October 10 –
Basketball: The first ever NBA pre-season game was held in the Philippines. The pre-season game was also the first one to be held in Southeast Asia.   October 11–15 –
Football: The Philippines hosted the 2013 Philippine Peace Cup in Bacolod. The Philippines won the tournament. October 12 -
Basketball: Basketball team De La Salle Green Archers defeated the UST Growling Tigers 2-1 in their final series to win their eighth men's title in the UAAP Championships. October 25 -
Basketball San Mig Coffee defeated Petron in 2013 PBA Governors' Cup Finals at Big Dome in Quezon City won score 87-77 November 10 -
Boxing: Nonito Donaire won via TKO in the 9th round against Vic Darchinyan. November 16 -
Basketball: Basketball team San Beda Red Lions defeated the Letran Knights 2-1 in their final series to win their nineteenth men's title in the NCAA Championships. November 23 -
Boxing: Manny Pacquiao won via unanimous decision against Brandon Rios to retain the WBO International Welterweight title. December 11–22 -
The Philippine Team placed seventh place 2013 Southeast Asian Games: December 17 -
Basketball: La Salle defeated SWU 2–0 in the best-of-3 finals to win their 2nd PCCL championship.
Broadcasting [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Gonzalo G. Puyat II, 79, former president of FIBA  January 9:
Anscar Chupungco, 73, liturgist and theologian, heart attack  January 23: Erlinda Domingo, mayor of
Maconacon, Isabela, murder  January 24:
Pepe Pimentel, 83, TV host, stroke  February 8:
Elvie Villasanta, actress & comedian, mother of Ariel Villasanta, breast cancer  February 16:
Benjamin Dy, 60, Governor of Isabela, emphysema  March 10:
Edelmiro Amante, 79, Congressman of Second District of Agusan del Norte and Executive Secretary, liver cancer  March 10:
Danny Zialcita, 73, Filipino movie director, writer and producer, stroke  March 14:
Subas Herrero, 69, actor, double pneumonia  March 21:
Isagani Cruz, 88, judge and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, sleep  March 23:
Onofre Corpuz, 86, President of the University of the Philippines, illness  April 23:
Jose Solis, 73, Filipino politician, member of the House of Representatives for Sorsogon 2nd District  April 24:
Pedro Romualdo, 77, Filipino politician, member of House of Representatives for Camiguin (1987–1998, since 2007), Governor of Camiguin (1998–2007), pneumonia  April 30:
Roberto Chabet, 76, Filipino artist, heart attack  May 12: Tita Swarding, 60, radio personality, emphysema
 May 12:
Daisy Avellana, 96, stage actress and director, National Artist of the Philippines for Theater and Film, illness  May 15:
Raul Gonzalez, 78, Filipino journalist, Press Secretary for Diosdado Macapagal (1961–1965), cancer  May 19:
Bella Flores, 84, actress, complications from a recent hip surgery  May 28:
Eddie Romero, 88, director, National Artist of the Philippines for Theater and Film, prostate cancer  June 12:
Hugo Gutierrez, Jr., 86, Filipino jurist, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, diabetes  June 26: Sammy Lagmay, 55, former comedian, diabetes
 July 5:
Ama Quiambao, 65, actress, heart attack  July 6:
Ruben J. Villote, 80, Filipino Roman Catholic priest and activist, illness  July 8:
Tunggan Mangudadatu Piang, Filipino politician, heart attack  July 9:
Andrea Veneracion, 84, Filipina choral conductor, National Artist for Music, stroke  July 22:
Ramon T. Jimenez, 89, attorney in the Philippines, illness  July 26: Roldan Lagbas, Misamis Oriental board member, improvised explosive device
 August 12: Karyn Cecilia Velez, 24, badminton sensation, road accident
 August 15: Behn Cervantes, 74, Stage and screen actor-director, pneumonia
 August 21:
Rodolfo Tan Cardoso, 75, Filipino chess player, heart attack  September 7:
Susan Fuentes, 58, Queen of Visayan songs, colon cancer  September 11:
Frank Chavez, 66, former Solicitor General of the Philippines, stroke  September 13:
Nora Daza, veteran gourmet chef, restaurateur, socio-civic leader and television host, 84, pneumonia  September 15:
Julius Camba, reporter, 28, car accident  October 7:
Leandro Mendoza, Philippine Executive Secretary, 67, heart attack  October 9:
Maximiano Tuazon Cruz, 90, Filipino Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Calbayog, illness  October 15:
Cancio Garcia, 75, Filipino jurist, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, heart attack  October 15: Chito Alcid, 62, showbiz columnist, TV host, colon cancer
 October 18: Alberto G. Romualdez, 73, DOH Secretary, lymphoma
 October 20:
Jamalul Kiram III, 75, Sultanate of Sulu, organ failure  October 27:
F. Landa Jocano, 83, Anthropologist, pneumonia  October 31:
Andres Narvasa, 84, Chief Justice, pneumonia  November 2: Renato del Prado, 73,
Character Actor, colon cancer  November 4: Fr. Joe Dizon, 65, Activist priest, diabetes
 November 13: Aiko Baniqued-Moore, 28, Filipina model, head injuries
 November 13:
Onesimo Cadiz Gordoncillo, 78, Filipino Roman Catholic archbishop, lung cancer  November 24:
June Keithley, 66, Veteran broadcaster, breast cancer  November 27:
Manuel F. Segura, 94, Cebuano World War II veteran and author, pneumonia  November 29: Joash Dignos, radio anchor of DXGT, gunshot
 December 6: Michael Milo, radio anchor of PRIME Radio FM, gunshot
 December 9: Cornelio Agaid Padilla Jr., 67, cyclist, heart failure
 December 11: Rogelio Butalid, 44, radio anchor of
DXTG, gunshot  December 13:
Delfin Bangit, 58, 39th Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, multiple organ failure  December 18: Dominic Gamboa, 47, frontman of
Tropical Depression, kidney failure  December 20: Ukol Talumpa, Mayor of
Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur, murder  December 25:
Ismael Mathay, Jr., 81, former mayor of Quezon City, cardiac arrest 
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