Harman Patil

1977 in the Philippines

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1977 in the Philippines
Decades:  1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s

1977 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 1977.

Contents

Incumbents

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

  • August 21-27 – World Law Conference was held in Manila. On August 22, President Marcos announces amnesty for some persons "deemed guilty of subversion."
  • October 10 – Patikul massacre leaves 35 Philippine Army officers and men dead.
  • October 21 – A U.S. Marine Corps helicopter crashed during a military exercise in Mindoro, killing 24 servicemen.
  • November 10 – Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) Chairman Jose Maria Sison was arrested.
  • November 25 – Benigno Aquino Jr. was found guilty of charges and sentence him to death by firing squad, but the death sentence was postponed.
  • December 16–17 – National referendum was called where the majority of the voters voted that President Ferdinand Marcos should continue in office as incumbent President and Prime Minister after the organization of the Interim Batasang Pambansa.
  • Unknown date

  • October – Eugenio Lopez, Jr. and Sergio Osmeña III escaped from detention in Fort Bonifacio and flee to the United States.
  • Births

  • January 12 – Piolo Pascual, Filipino actor
  • February 14 – Donna Cruz
  • February 25 – Niña Corpuz
  • May 7 – Bam Aquino, Filipino politician
  • May 12 – Onemig Bondoc, Filipino actor
  • July 28 – Sunshine Cruz, Filipino actress
  • October 18 – Gloc-9, Filipino rapper and recording artist
  • Deaths

  • April 30 – Eddie Peregrina (b. 1945)
  • August - Eulogio Balao, Filipino soldier and politician (b. 1907)
  • September 8 - George J. Willmann, Naturalized Filipino missionary from the United States. (b. 1897)
  • November 11 – Abraham Sarmiento, Jr., Filipino journalist and political activist (b. 1950)
  • References

    1977 in the Philippines Wikipedia


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