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1983 in the Philippines

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1983 in the Philippines
Decades:  1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

1983 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in that year.



  • President: Ferdinand Marcos (Liberal)
  • Prime Minister: Cesar Virata (Liberal)
  • House Speaker: Nicanor Yñiguez
  • Chief Justice: Querube C. Makalintal (until June 30), Enrique Fernando (starting June 30)
  • Events

  • February 6—Fifteen workers died in a mine explosion in Danao, Cebu caused by a cigarette.
  • July 12 – Typhoon Bebeng, The monsoon trough spawned a tropical depression on July 12, east of the Philippines. It headed westward, strengthening to a tropical storm that night and a typhoon on the 13th. Vera made landfall on the 14th as an 85 mph (137 km/h) typhoon in the Philippines, weakened over the islands, especially Luzon, and restrengthened over the South China Sea to a 100 mph (160 km/h) typhoon. Damage totaled US$9 million in the Philippines. The typhoon left 45 people dead.
  • August 17—An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale struck Luzon, the Philippines' largest island, leaving at least 21 people dead.
  • August 21 – Former Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. and his assassin Ronaldo Galman were shot dead at the Manila International Airport tarmac after his arrival. The event is cited to be a catalyst to the People Power Revolution.
  • November 21—A Philippine inter-island ferry sank during a storm off Cebu, killing at least 13 people.
  • Television

  • February 13 - The launching of Ang Iglesia ni Cristo the first religious program on MBS Channel 4 (now PTV-4)
  • Births

  • January 3 – Precious Lara Quigaman
  • February 28 - Assunta De Rossi, actress and Former Model
  • March 11 – Bianca Gonzalez
  • June 24 - John Lloyd Cruz
  • July 27 – AJ Dee, Filipino actor
  • September 9 – Kristine Hermosa
  • September 17 – Aiza Seguerra
  • November 18 - J.C. Intal
  • Deaths

  • March 23 - Jeffrey Postigo, brother of Julie Vega
  • June 2 - Julio Rosales – Cardinal
  • August 21 - Benigno Aquino, Jr. – Politician and Senator
  • References

    1983 in the Philippines Wikipedia

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