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1979 in the Philippines

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1979 in the Philippines
Decades:  1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s

1979 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 1979.

Contents

Incumbents

  • President: Ferdinand Marcos (Nacionalista Party)
  • Prime Minister: Ferdinand Marcos (Nacionalista Party)
  • House Speaker: Querube Makalintal
  • Chief Justice: Fred Ruiz Castro (until July 2), Enrique Fernando (starting July 2)
  • Events

  • March 29 – A fire in a discothèque and massage parlor in Manila killed 15 persons.
  • April 10 – Presidential Decree No. 1616, an act to create an Intramuros Administration for the purpose of restoring and developing Intramuros was enacted.
  • April 18 – A typhoon killed at least 12 persons, left hundreds homeless, and caused property damage estimated at $3.5 million.
  • May 7 – Sangguniang Pampook elections are held for the Regional Legislative Assembly of the former Autonomous Regions in the Philippines which are the Region IX and Region XII.
  • July 30 – Eat Bulaga!, the longest running noon-time variety show in the Philippines, premiered on RPN. It was also aired on ABS-CBN from 1989 to 1995 and on GMA Network since 1995.
  • October 31 – Project Gintong Alay, a national sports program was commenced.
  • November 12 – Melanie Marquez, was crowned as Miss International 1979 in the pageant night was held in Mielparque, Tokyo, Japan.
  • December 20 – A bus plunged into a river in Isabela province, killing at least 50 persons.
  • Premieres

  • July 30 - Eat Bulaga! (RPN 9)
  • Births

  • January 29 – Boom Labrusca, Filipino actor
  • March 1 – Lee Vann Corteza, Filipino pool player
  • April 10 – Ryan Agoncillo, Filipino film television actor model and photographer
  • July 20 – Claudine Barretto, Filipina actress
  • August 16 – Sarah Balabagan, Filipina prisoner and singer
  • September 22 – Jericho Rosales, Filipino cinema and television actor, singer, and songwriter
  • November 26 – Sheryn Regis, Filipina singer, songwriter and television host
  • Deaths

  • June 9 – Rudy Fernandez, labor leader
  • September 4 – Canuplin, Filipino stage performer and magician
  • References

    1979 in the Philippines Wikipedia


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