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1976 in the Philippines

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1976 in the Philippines
Decades:  1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s

1976 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 1976.



  • President: Ferdinand Marcos (Nacionalista Party)
  • Chief Justice: Roberto Concepcion
  • Events

  • April 30 – A bus crash near Manila killed at least 28 persons.
  • May 20–24 – Flooding in the wake of a typhoon killed 215 persons and left 60,000 homeless in Luzon Island.
  • July 17 – August 1 – The Philippines competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. The Asian nation sent only eleven athletes to Montreal, its smallest delegation since 1932, to compete in track and field, boxing, shooting, swimming and weightlifting.
  • August 16 – The Moro Gulf earthquake took place near the islands of Mindanao and Sulu, in the Philippines. The magnitude was calculated as being as high as 8.0 on the moment magnitude scale. According to reports, the earthquake was recorded around 16:10 UTC. At least 5,000 people died during the earthquake and tsunami.
  • August 26 - Bernabe Buscayno also known as Kumander Dante of the New People's Army arrested
  • August 29 – A boat capsized in Davao River, leaving 19 persons missing and presumed dead.
  • October 16–17 – National referendum-plebiscite was called in which the majority of the barangay voters approved that Martial Law should be continued and ratified the proposed amendments to the Constitution substituting the Interim Batasang Pambansa for the Regular Batasang Pambansa, pursuant to Presidential Decrees Nos. 991, 1031, and 1032.
  • December 23 – The Tripoli Agreement was signed
  • Births

  • February 7 – Chito Miranda, singer-songwriter and frontman of Parokya ni Edgar
  • February 18 – Bernadette Sembrano, broadcast journalist
  • April 21 – Rommel Adducul, basketball player
  • Deaths

  • June 12 – Guillermo Tolentino, sculptor and National Artist of the Philippines
  • References

    1976 in the Philippines Wikipedia

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