1990s|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)
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.
July 30 - Eat Bulaga! (RPN 9)
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
June 9 – Rudy Fernandez, labor leader
September 4 – Canuplin, Filipino stage performer and magician
1979 in the Philippines Wikipedia
1979 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 1979.