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1968 in the Philippines

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1968 in the Philippines
Decades:  1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s

1968 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in 1968.

Contents

Incumbents

  • President: Ferdinand Marcos (Nacionalista Party)
  • Vice President: Fernando Lopez (Nacionalista Party)
  • House Speaker: José Laurel, Jr.
  • Chief Justice: Roberto Concepcion
  • Congress: 6th
  • Events

  • March 18 – Jabidah massacre takes place when Army soldiers murdered a number of Moro recruits through machine gunfire in Corregidor Island in retaliation to the planned invasion of Sabah.
  • August 2 – The 1968 Casiguran earthquake occurred with a moment magnitude of 7.6 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). The earthquake's epicenter was located in Casiguran, Aurora. This was deemed the most destructive earthquake in the Philippines prior to the 1990 Luzon earthquake.
  • October 12–27 – The Philippines participated in the 1968 Summer Olympics with 49 competitors in ten sports.
  • Television

  • December 18 – ABS-CBN opens its present-day headquarters, the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center on Bohol Avenue (renamed as Sgt. Esguerra Avenue in 1989), Quezon City, the most advanced broadcast facility in the country during that time.
  • Births

  • April 13 – Lani Mercado, actress and member of the Philippine House of Representatives
  • April 23 – Juan Miguel Zubiri, Filipino Representative and senator
  • May 12 – Herbert Bautista
  • May 21 – Julie Vega, child actress and singer (d. 1985)
  • June 21 – Jett Pangan, singer
  • July 15 – Julius Babao
  • September 3 – Grace Poe
  • November 9 – Janice de Belen
  • November 15 - Teodoro Casiño, journalist and politician
  • December 11 - Eula Valdez
  • Deaths

  • February 21 – Vicente Duterte, Filipino politician and lawyer, father of the 16th President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte (b. 1911)
  • February 11 – Efren Reyes, Sr., Filipino actor (b. 1924)
  • May 8 – Telesforo Trinidad, Filipino fireman in the United States Navy and recipient of the Medal of Honor (b. 1890)
  • September 20 – Higino A. Acala, Sr., Filipino lawyer (b. 1925)
  • References

    1968 in the Philippines Wikipedia


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