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1971 in the Philippines

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1971 in the Philippines
Decades:  1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s

1971 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 1971.



  • President: Ferdinand Marcos (Nacionalista Party)
  • Vice President: Fernando Lopez (Nacionalista Party)
  • House Speaker: José Laurel, Jr. (until April 1), Cornelio Villareal (starting April 1)
  • Chief Justice: Roberto Concepcion
  • Congress: 7th
  • Events

  • February 1–9 – Diliman commune
  • June 1 – The Constitutional Convention assembles to rewrite the 1935 Constitution. The Convention elects former President Carlos Garcia as its head.
  • June 14 – Garcia dies and former President Diosdado Macapagal takes over the top position at the Convention.
  • June 19 – Manili massacre
  • August 21 – The Plaza Miranda bombing occurred during a political campaign rally of the Liberal Party at Plaza Miranda in the district of Quiapo, Manila in the Philippines on August 21, 1971. It caused nine deaths and injured 95 others, including many prominent Liberal Party politicians.
  • August 22 – President Marcos suspends the Writ of Habeas Corpus
  • October 10 – Leonardo “Nardong Putik” Manecio, one of the most notorious gangsters and dubbed as Cavite’s Public Enemy No. 1 was killed in Imus early morning after NBI agents engaged him in a highway shootout.
  • November 8 – Senatorial elections were held in the Philippines. The opposition Liberal Party took 5 seats in the Philippine Senate while 3 seats were taken by the Nacionalista Party, the administration party.
  • Births

  • February 14 – Kris Aquino, Filipina actress and TV host
  • February 22 – Lea Salonga, Filipina Broadway actress
  • February 24 – Paolo Abrera, Filipino actor, TV host and commercial model
  • July 23 – Eugene Domingo, Filipino actress
  • August 1 - Tina Paner
  • August 26 - Antonio Trillanes, Senator of the Philippines
  • October 27 – Niño Muhlach
  • References

    1971 in the Philippines Wikipedia

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