2007 in the Philippines

2007 in the Philippines means that the year 2007 happened in the Philippines.

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Events

January

  • January 4: Flash floods at Eastern Visayas leave 9 dead. (GMA News)
  • January 9: Throngs of people went to Quiapo, Manila to celebrate the Black Nazarenes 400th-year anniversary of arrival from Mexico. (Daily Inquirer)
  • January 13: Asian leaders pledge closer ties at the 12th ASEAN Summit at Mandaue City. (BBC News)
  • January 17: Police storm the Iloilo Capitol to serve the dismissal order against Governor Niel Tupas, Sr. Tupas later came up with a temporary restraining order to prevent more hostilities. (GMA News)

  • January 30: Sorsogon Congressman Francis Escudero files his candidacy for the Senate. (Daily Inquirer)
  • January 31: Solicitor-General Antonio Eduardo Nachura is chosen by the President as the new Supreme Court associate justice. (GMA News)

    February

  • February 1: Retired Police Chief Hermogenes Ebdane is appointed as the new Secretary of National Defense. (GMA News)
  • February 4: Frankie Minoza wins the 2007 Philippine Open at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club. (Daily Inquirer)
  • February 11: The United Opposition, subsequently renamed Genuine Opposition, completes its 12 candidates for the upcoming elections. (GMA News)
  • February 12: Eight administration politicians filed their certificates of candidacy for the 2007 senatorial elections, calling themselves "TEAM Unity". (ABS-CBN News)
  • February 14: Campaign period for national positions (Senate and Party-list) begins for the 2007 elections.
  • February 16: Leyte governor Jericho Petilla of TEAM Unity backs out of the senatorial race in favor of Cesar Montano. (GMA News)
  • February 21: The International Basketball Federation lifts the national team's suspension as it recognizes the new basketball federation. (FIBA.com)
  • February 24: Basketball team Barangay Ginebra Kings defeated the San Miguel Beermen in the Philippine Cup Finals. (Daily Inquirer)
  • February 28: Senator Francis Pangilinan has been dropped from the Genuine Opposition's senatorial roster. (Daily Inquirer)

    March

  • March 3: Anna Theresa Licaros is crowned as Binibining Pilipinas-Universe at the pageant held at the Araneta Coliseum.
  • March 14: Police have stormed a courtroom in Taguig City, killing a gunman to end a day-long hostage drama. Hostage-taker Almario Villegas was shot dead during the operation inside the Taguig Hall of Justice. Villegas seized the hostages in a dispute over land ownership. {BBC News); Campaign period for local positions begins.
  • March 25: In StarStruck's Final Judgment, Aljur Abrenica was named as "ultimate hunk," Jewel Mische as "ultimate sweetheart", and the tandem of Kris Bernal and Mart Escudero as the "ultimate love team" at the Marikina Sports Park.

  • March 28: Armed gunmen led by Jun Ducat took 32 children and two teachers hostage near Manila City Hall. The gunmen later surrendered and released the hostages after their demands of free education for the children and land for their families was met. (BBC News)

    April

  • April 15: Manny Pacquiao knocked out Jorge Solis on the eighth round to retain the WBC International Superfeatherweight championship at the Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas.

    May

  • May 14 - Synchronized national and local elections were held.
  • May 21: Genuine Opposition candidates lead in the Senatorial elections notching 8 seats in the unofficial NAMFREL tally. (GMA News)
  • May 21: A teacher from Maguindanao claims votes from that province were fraudulent. (PDI)

    June

  • June 6: Genuine Opposition candidates win the most number of seats in the Senate while TEAM Unity retains control of the House and local positions at general elections in the Philippines even though failure of elections were declared in the province of Maguindanao.

  • June 30: Proclaimed winners in the elections begin their term which will end on June 30, 2007.

    July

  • July 7: In a pair of world championship bouts, Florante Condes beats IBF minimumweight champion Muhammad Rachman in a bout a Jakarta and Nonito Donaire beat the IBF flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States to become only the two current Filipino world champions.
  • July 11: The chief suspect in the Nida Blanca murder case, her husband Rod Strunk, committed suicide on Tracy, California. (Tracy Press)
  • July 11: Fourteen members of the Philippine Marines were found beheaded after an encounter against Islamic rebels in the province of Basilan. (BBC)
  • July 14: Two months after the elections, Juan Miguel Zubiri of TEAM Unity was proclaimed senator nosing out Koko Pimentel of the Genuine Opposition. (Inquirer)
  • July 20: The Alaska Aces defeated the Talk N Text Phone Pals to win their 12th Philippine Basketball Association championship in the 2007 PBA Fiesta Conference. (Inquirer)
  • July 27: The Department of Agriculture declares an outbreak of hog cholera at the provinces of Pampanga and Bulacan.

    August


    Typhoon Chedeng

    Tropical Storm Dodong

    Super Typhoon Egay
  • August 8: Continuous rains the preceding three days broke the ongoing dry spell as Typhoon Chedeng passed through the northern limits of Batanes and the Babuyan Islands. (Inquirer)
  • August 9: Tropical Storm Dodong caused 3 deaths and 17 injuries.
  • August 11: Boxer Gerry Peñalosa knocked out Jhonny González of Mexico to win the WBO Bantamweight Championship at the ARCO Arena, Sacramento, California.
  • August 15: Heavy rains from Super Typhoon Egay caused the suspension of classes and the closure of government offices in Northern Luzon and Metro Manila. (Inquirer)
  • August 18: Baseball players from Makati City were beaten by players from Pearl City, Hawaii to lose in the Junior League World Series at Taylor, Michigan. (City of Taylor)

  • August 26: Raul Gonzalez, the secretary of Department of Justice, was started to confine in the hospital due to his illness at the blood vessels. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo allow him to be vacant in the Arroyo cabinet or in his office, but would still serve as secretary.
  • August 28: Exiled Communist Party of the Philippines founding chairman Jose Maria Sison was arrested at Utrecht, Netherlands. (Inquirer)
  • August 30: The government announced that the economy grew 7.5 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier, topping market estimates, as private and government consumption boosted growth to its strongest level in two decades, President Arroyo announced in a press conference at Malacañang Palace. (ABS-CBN News)

    September

  • September 12: The Sandiganbayan convicted former president Joseph Estrada for plunder and sentenced him to reclusion perpetua while acquitting him and his co-accused on other charges.
  • September 29: The De La Salle Junior Archers and the Ateneo Lady Eagles won their respective divisional championships against the Ateneo Blue Eaglets and the UP Lady Maroons.
  • September 30: Tropical Storm Hanna causes the deaths of nine people in Ifugao in a landslide and Quezon City. (GMA News)

    October

  • October 6: Boxer Manny Pacquiao defeats Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera via unanimous decision at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas to retain the WBC international super featherweight title. (ESPN)
  • October 7: Basketball team De La Salle Green Archers swept the UE Red Warriors 2-0 in their final series to win their seventh men's title in the UAAP.
  • October 19: The Glorietta mall (pictured) in Makati City was allegedly bombed by unknown assailants. (BBC News)

    Television

    These are TV programs that premiered and had their finales this year; new seasons and miniseries are excluded.

    Programs still on air/not ending their run that debuted on 2007:

    Film

    Albums

    National holidays

    The celebration of the holidays may be moved due to President Arroyos "holiday economics" policy.

    Holidays in italics are "special days", while those in regular type are "regular holidays". In addition, several other places observe local holidays, such as the foundation of their town. These are also "special days."

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    Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (born April 5, 1947), also known by her initials "G.M.A.", is the 14th and current president of the Republic of the Philippines. She is the country's second female president after Corazon Aquino.
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    Government
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    Manuel "Noli" Leuterio De Castro, Jr. (born July 6, 1949) is a politician and former broadcast journalist in the Philippines. De Castro was elected Senator in 2001 and was elected as Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines in 2004.
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    Senate of the Philippines

    Type Upper house
    Houses Senate
    Senate President Manuel B. Villar, Jr., Nacionalista
    since July 24, 2006
    Senate President pro tempore Jinggoy P.
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    Manuel "Manny" Bamba Villar, Jr. (born December 13, 1949) is a Filipino businessman and politician, currently the President of the Senate — the third highest ranking official of the Philippines.
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    House of Representatives of the Philippines

    Type Lower house
    Houses House of Representatives
    House Speaker Jose C. de Venecia, Jr., Lakas-CMD
    since July 23, 2001
    Deputy Speakers Arnulfo T. Fuentebella Luzon
    Raul V.
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    José C. de Venecia, Jr.

    Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines
    1992–1998, 2001–incumbent


    Representative, 4th District
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    1987–1998, 2001-incumbent

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    Reynato S. Puno (born May 17, 1940) is the incumbent Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. Appointed on December 8, 2006 by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, he is the 22nd person to serve as Chief Justice.
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    January 4 is the 1st day of the year (2nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 0 days remaining.

    Events

    • 46 BC - Titus Labienus defeats Julius Caesar in the Battle of Ruspina.

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    Region VIII
    EASTERN VISAYAS


    Regional center Tacloban City, Leyte
    Population 3,610,355
    – Density 168.5 per km
    Area 21,431.6 km
    Divisions
    – Provinces 6
    – Cities 6
    – Municipalities 137
    – Barangays 4,390
    – Cong.
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    January 9 is the 1st day of the year (2nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 0 days remaining.

    Events

    • 475 - Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople.

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    Quiapo

    City Manila
    Population (2000) 24,615
    – Density
    Area km²
    – Barangays 16
    – Cong. Districts 3rd District Quiapo is a district of Manila, Philippines, also referred to as the "old downtown".
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    The Black Nazarene is a life-sized, dark-skinned statue of Jesus Christ that a priest bought in Mexico, carved by an Aztec carpenter. The image is now enshrined in the minor basilica in Quiapo, Manila, Philippines and the day on which devotees go to the church is Friday.
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    Anthem
    Himno Nacional Mexicano


    Capital
    (and largest city) Mexico City

    Official languages Spanish (
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    January 13 is the 1st day of the year (2nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 0 days remaining.

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    Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent. It covers 8.6% of the Earth's total surface area (or 29.4% of its land area) and, with almost 4 billion people, it contains more than 60% of the world's current human population.
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    January 17 is the 1st day of the year (2nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 0 days remaining.

    Events

    • 38 BC - Octavian marries Livia Drusilla.

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    Region: Western Visayas (Region VI)
    Capital: Iloilo City
    Founded:
    Population:
    2000 census—1,925,002 (7th largest)
    Density—408 per km (11th highest)
    Area: 4,719.

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    Region: Bicol Region (Region V)
    Capital: Sorsogon City
    Founded:
    Population:
    2000 census—650,535 (37th largest)
    Density—304 per km (19th highest)
    Area: 2,141.

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    House of Representatives of the Philippines

    Type Lower house
    Houses House of Representatives
    House Speaker Jose C. de Venecia, Jr., Lakas-CMD
    since July 23, 2001
    Deputy Speakers Arnulfo T. Fuentebella Luzon
    Raul V.
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    Philippines

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    Politics of the Philippines



    Government
    Political history Constitution

    Executive
    President (list)
    Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
    Vice President
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    Senate of the Philippines

    Type Upper house
    Houses Senate
    Senate President Manuel B. Villar, Jr., Nacionalista
    since July 24, 2006
    Senate President pro tempore Jinggoy P.
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    January 31 is the 1st day of the year (2nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 0 days remaining.

    Events

    • 1504 - France cedes Naples to Aragon.

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