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1980 in the Philippines

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1980 in the Philippines
Decades:  1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

1980 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 1980.



  • President: Ferdinand Marcos (Liberal)
  • Prime Minister: Ferdinand Marcos (Liberal)
  • House Speaker: Querube Makalintal
  • Chief Justice: Enrique Fernando
  • Events

  • January 30 – Local elections for governors, vice governors, mayors and vice mayors in the nation's first elections for provincial and municipal officials since the declaration of martial law. The party Kilusang Bagong Lipunan led Ferdinand Marcos won majority of the seats.
  • April 22 – Passenger ship MV Don Juan bound for Bacolod City sank in Tablas Strait, 20 nautical miles (37 km) off Maestre de Campo Island, Romblon after colliding with the oil tanker M/T Tacloban City. Reported casualties were 18 dead and 115 missing, with 745 survivors.
  • May 26 – The Kabataang Barangay elections (KB) were held. It was participated by about 3 million Filipino youths aged 15 to 18 years old.
  • Births

  • January 16 -
  • Sam Oh, TV host and radio DJ
  • Drew Arellano, TV host and actor
  • February 7 - Luis Alandy, actor
  • February 8 - Jenny Miller, Canadian-Filipino actress
  • March 1 – Cassandra Ponti, Filipina actress, dancer, and model
  • May 13 - Mau Marcelo, singer and winner of Philippine Idol
  • July 6 – JB Magsaysay, actor, businessman and politician
  • August 2 – Dingdong Dantes, Filipino actor
  • August 15 - Cogie Domingo, Filipino Actor and Former Model
  • August 17 – Tootsie Guevara
  • October 1 – Phoemela Baranda
  • References

    1980 in the Philippines Wikipedia

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