2017 in the Philippines

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Philippines 2017 in the Philippines

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2017 in the Philippines details events of note that is scheduled to take place in the Philippines in the year 2017.

2017 is designated as Visit ASEAN Year 2017.[1]

Incumbents[edit]

President Rodrigo R. Duterte
Rodrigo R.
Duterte
Vice-President Leni Robredo
Leni G.
Robredo
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III
Aquilino
M. Pimentel III
House Speaker Pantaleon Álvarez
Pantaleon
D. Álvarez
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno
Maria Lourdes
P.A. Sereno

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

Resorts World Manila immediately following the shooting. The complex was shrouded in smoke from fires started by the suspect. Also picture is Maxims Tower, where the attacker committed suicide.

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

  • October 1617 – Armed group leaders, Isnilon Hapilon of Abu Sayyaf and Omar Maute of Maute Group, leaders of ISIL-linked militants fighting the government in the Battle of Marawi were reportedly killed on October 16 during the operation of rescuing the hostages, according to the statement released by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.[75][76][77] The following day President Rodrigo Duterte declared the liberation of Marawi.[78][79][80] While the armed forces says this meant that the conflict is substantially it pointed out that there are still skirmishes.[81]
  • October 23 – the Battle of Marawi was declared officially over by the military[82][83][84]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Holidays[edit]

On August 18, 2016, the government announced at least 19 Philippine holidays for 2017 as declared by virtue of Proclamation No. 50, series of 2016.[94] Note that in the list, holidays in italics are "special non-working holidays," those in bold are "regular holidays," and those in non-italics and non-bold are "special holidays for schools."

In addition, several other places observe local holidays, such as the foundation of their town. These are also "special days."

Business and economy[edit]

Health[edit]

Sports[edit]

May[edit]

August[edit]

October[edit]

Entertainment and culture[edit]

January[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

November[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  136. ^ Bishop Rodolfo Fontiveros Beltran
  137. ^ Bishop Leopoldo Sumaylo Tumulak
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  141. ^ Filipino MMA fighter Rocky Batolbatol dies in road accident
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  143. ^ Talent manager Alfie Lorenzo passes away
  144. ^ 'Bungo,' Baguio’s ex-top cop, is dead
  145. ^ Ramon Villegas passed away
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  149. ^ "Touching messages pour online following the passing of veteran actor Ernie Zarate". Kicker Daily News. Retrieved 2017-12-28. 
  150. ^ Ex-PBA player Cris Bolado dies in motorcycle accident
  151. ^ PH hoops legend Loreto Carbonell dies at age 84
  152. ^ "Legendary Kundiman singer Ric Manrique Jr. passes away at age 76". GMA News Online. 24 September 2017. Retrieved 2017-09-24. 
  153. ^ Former senator Aytona passes away at 99
  154. ^ Ballaran, Jhoanna (September 30, 2017). "Veteran radio broadcaster Joe Taruc dies at 70". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved September 30, 2017. 
  155. ^ Tycoon and philanthropist Washington Sycip passes away
  156. ^ Batanes Representative Dina Abad dies
  157. ^ Veteran journalist Tony Calvento passes away
  158. ^ Director Emmanuel Borlaza passes away at 81
  159. ^ First female Education secretary Lourdes Quisumbing dies at 96
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  161. ^ a b Terrorists Isnilon Hapilon, Omar Maute killed in Marawi battle
  162. ^ Cardinal Vidal passes away at 86
  163. ^ Bishop Juan de Dios Mataflorida Pueblos
  164. ^ Boxer Jeffrey Claro dies after lapsing into coma following sparring session
  165. ^ Former action star Baldo Marro passes away
  166. ^ Santiago, Maxxy (November 5, 2017). "Isabel Granada passes away at 41". ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs. Retrieved November 5, 2017. 
  167. ^ Hashtags member dies in drowning incident
  168. ^ Elias Tolentino, 1960s basketball star, dies at 75
  169. ^ Alex Dacanay writes '30'
  170. ^ Cebuano bishop dies at 80
  171. ^ Bishop Elenito Reyes Galido
  172. ^ Ex QC Vice Mayor Charito Planas dies at 87
  173. ^ Former Supreme Court justice Flerida Ruth Romero dies
  174. ^ "Mona Sulaiman, Asia's fastest woman of early '60s, dies at 75". Rappler. Retrieved 21 December 2017.