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1991 in the Philippines

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1991 in the Philippines
Decades:  1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s

1991 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 1991.


Map of Mt Pinatubo, Botolan, Zambales, Philippines


  • President: Corazon Aquino (PDP-Laban)
  • Vice President: Salvador Laurel (UNIDO)
  • President of the Senate: Jovito Salonga
  • Speaker of the House of Representatives: Ramon Mitra, Jr.
  • Chief Justice: Marcelo Fernan
  • Philippine Congress: 8th Congress of the Philippines
  • Events

  • January 29 – Merger of the Philippine Constabulary with the Integrated National Police to form the Philippine National Police.
  • February 10 – Lenny Villa, a first-year Ateneo Law student, died of serious physical injuries after three days of bloody hazing rites by the members of Aquila Legis fraternity.
  • June 15 – Mount Pinatubo erupts in what will be the second largest terrestrial eruption of the 20th century; the final death toll tops 800.
  • June 28 – SM Megamall was opened as the 3rd SM Supermall in the Philippines.
  • June 30 – The massacre of Estrellita, Carmela, and Jennifer Vizconde. Hubert Webb and the original suspects were released from prison in 2010 after they were acquitted by the Supreme Court.
  • July 13 – Maureen Hultman and John Chapman were murdered by Claudio Teehankee, Jr.. The case was controversial as Teehankee is the son of a former Chief Justice.
  • September 16 – The Senate of the Philippines rejects the bilateral treaty with United States which would have extended American use of Subic Bay Naval Base. American troops earlier abandoned Clark Air Base after Pinatubo erupted, and completed their withdrawal from Subic in 1992.
  • November 4–5 – Tropical Storm Uring lashes into Eastern Visayas, leaving 8,000 people dead as a result of widespread flooding in the coastal city of Ormoc, Leyte.
  • Television

    These are TV programs that premiered and had their finales this year.


  • Abangan Ang Susunod Na Kabanata, comedy (1991-1997)
  • Maalaala Mo Kaya, drama anthology (1991–present)
  • Kape at Balita, morning show (1991-1993)
  • Finales

  • Chika Chika Chicks, comedy (1987-1991)
  • Goin' Bananas, comedy (1987-1991)
  • Sports

  • November 24-December 3 – Manila was selected again as a host city in the 16th Southeast Asian Games, ten years since the 11th SEA Games held in the same city in 1981. The Philippine team participated in the 16th SEA Games and placed second with 91 gold, 62 silver and 84 bronze medals for a total of 237 medals ahead of Indonesia was in the first place.
  • Births

  • February 5 – Juami Tiongson, basketball player
  • February 20
  • Joshua Beloya, football player
  • Hidilyn Diaz, weightlifter
  • March 18 – Jeric Teng, basketball player
  • April 4 – Marlon Stöckinger, racing driver
  • May 3 – Bela Padilla, actress
  • May 15 – Gerald Santos, actor and singer
  • May 28 – Beauty Gonzalez, actress and model
  • June 16 – Ryan Bang, actor and comedian
  • June 22 – Michael Jim Polancos, comedian
  • July 19 – Arny Ross, actress
  • August 19 – Nathan Lopez, actor
  • August 25 – Marisa Park, football player
  • September 27 – Ynna Asistio, actress
  • November 25 – Martin del Rosario, actor
  • Deaths

  • May 21 – Lino Brocka, film director
  • July 11 – Atang de la Rama, film actress and singer
  • References

    1991 in the Philippines Wikipedia

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