2000 in the Philippines

2000 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 2000.

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IncumbentsEdit

EventsEdit

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

  • February 2 – A Caloocan court convicts three Filipino-Chinese men and a Filipino woman and sentences them to death regarding their involvement in illegal drug trafficking. The suspects were arrested in an entrapment operation in a motel in the city in 1999.[7]
  • Early February – Government authorities discover at least 50 another skeletal remains, belonging to the victims believed to be massacred by the NPA in the mid-1980s, in three mass graves in Cagayan de Oro City.[8][9]
  • February 23 – March 7 – Mayon volcano in Albay erupts, with the most violent occurred, February 28 – March 1; its status is raised to the highest, Alert Level 5, on February 24 due to its hazardous explosions with pyroclastic and lahar flows that affected parts of the province, with several thousands evacuated even outside identified danger zones.[10][11]
  • February 25–27 – Series of bombings occurred in Mindanao, prior to Pres. Estrada's six-day visit to the island, targeting buses and a radio station. Incidents are blamed on the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), which had broken talks from the president.[12][13][14][15][16]

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

  • June 21 – The PBCom Tower, the tallest building in the country upon its completion, opens.
  • June 27 – Fourteen are killed when armed men, allegedly from the NPA, ambushed a convoy of military medical personnel in Jones, Isabela.[68]

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

  • August 10 – Maasin becomes a city in the province of Southern Leyte through ratification of Republic Act 8796 which was approved last July 11.
  • August 11 – A clash between the police and a religious cult locally known as Tadtad in Pangantucan, Bukidnon results in deaths of at least 16 cult members and 4 others.[82]

SeptemberEdit

  • September 8 – Digos becomes a city in the province of Davao del Sur through ratification of Republic Act 8798 which was approved last June 15.
  • September 10 – San Jose del Monte becomes a city in the province of Bulacan through ratification of Republic Act 8797 which was approved last July 15.
  • September 18
    • Bislig becomes a city in the province of Surigao del Sur through ratification of Republic Act 8804 which was approved last August 16.
    • Tacurong becomes a city in the province of Sultan Kudarat through ratification of Republic Act 8805 which was approved last August 16.
  • September 30 – Masbate becomes a city in the province of Masbate through ratification of Republic Act 8807 which was approved last August 16.

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

  • December 7 – Impeachment trial against Pres. Estrada begins at the Senate; the first for an Asian head of state.[89][90][91] Its last day would be on January 16, 2001; trial aborted, Jan. 17.[84][92]
  • December 9 – Muñoz becomes a city in the province of Nueva Ecija through ratification of Republic Act 8977 which was approved last November 7.
  • December 16 – Sorsogon becomes a city in the province of Sorsogon through ratification of Republic Act 8806 which was approved last August 16.
  • December 23 – Bayawan becomes a city in the province of Negros Occidental through ratification of Republic Act 8983 which was approved last December 5.
  • December 25 – At least 45 people died when a bus falls into a ravine after being hit by another bus in Bansalan, Davao del Sur.[93]
  • December 30

TelevisionEdit

SportsEdit

  • January 31 – The Welcoat House Paints won the third straight PBL title in the 1999–2000 2nd Yakult-PBL Challenge Cup after beating Ana Water Dispenser in Finals Game 3 58–56.
  • February 11–13 The Philippines hosting the 2000 Asian Beach Volleyball Championship held from February 11 to 13, 2000 in Pasay, Philippines
  • June 11 – The Alaska Milkmen won their third PBA All-Filipino crown in the last five years with a 4–1 series victory over Purefoods TJ Hotdogs. The title-conquest was their 10th championship.
  • June 27 – The Welcoat Paint Masters won their fourth straight title of the Philippine Basketball League after they beaten the Shark Energy Drink at The 2000 PBL Chairman's Cup held at Makati Coliseum
  • August 6 – The 2000 ABC-PBA All-Star Game is the All-Star game was held on August 6, 2000, at the Philsports Arena in Pasig.
  • August 24–27 – The Philippines hosts the 2000 FIVB World Grand Prix at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
  • September 12–17 – Dagupan City was hosting the 2000 Asian Junior Women's Volleyball Championship was held in Dagupan City.
  • September 15 – October 1 – The Philippines participated in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia by sending a delegation of 20 members. But all of the athletes lost in the said event and did not home their medals.
  • September 15 – The San Miguel Beermen claim their 14th PBA crown by winning against Sta. Lucia Realtors in five games. The Realtors were on their first finals appearance since joining the league in 1993.
  • November 25 – The San Juan Knights defeated Negros Slashers, 104-91 in Game Six, at the San Juan Gym for their first MBA national title.
  • December 20 – The San Miguel Beermen retains the PBA Governors Cup title and captured their 15th PBA crown, defeating Purefoods TJ Hotdogs in their finals series, four games to one

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

Deaths unknownEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Labrador, Mel (January–February 2001). "THE PHILIPPINES IN 2000: In Search of a Silver Lining". Asian Survey. University of California Press. 41 (1): 221–229. doi:10.1525/as.2001.41.1.221. JSTOR 10.1525/as.2001.41.1.221.

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