2002 in the Philippines

2002 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 2002.

Philippines 2002
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IncumbentsEdit

EventsEdit

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

MayEdit

  • May 31 – Hostage crisis in Philtranco Bus Terminal in Malibay, Pasay occurs at dawn which lasted for two hours and ended with the death of both the 4-year-old boy, Dexter Balala, and the drugged knife-wielder, Diomedes Talbo. The young victim was stabbed 13 times by the suspect while the police tried to conduct a rescue attempt, which then failed. The policemen shot the suspect, however, they also hit the boy five times including one bullet which pierced his heart.[2][3][4][5]

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

OctoberEdit

  • October 2 – A bomb blasts in front of a Malagutay district karaoke bar near a military arms depot[8] in Zamboanga City killed an American Green Beret commando and three Filipino civilians. At least 25 other people, one of them another American trooper, are wounded in the blast.[9][10]
  • October 17 – Two TNT bombs explode around noon inside a shopping centre in the commercial district of Zamboanga City, when the mall was most busy, killing at least seven and wounding about 150 people.[11] Two department stores are destroyed in the attack.
  • October 18 – All establishments and offices across the country inspect for bomb scares.
  • October 21 – A Philippine Marine guarding the church is killed and 18 others were wounded after a bomb, placed in bag left at a candle store, exploded at Fort Pilar, a Catholic shrine in Zamboanga City.[12]

HolidaysEdit

As per Executive Order No. 292, chapter 7 section 26, the following are regular holidays and special days, approved on July 25, 1987.[13] The EDSA Revolution Anniversary is proclaimed this year as a special non-working holiday.[14] On November 13, Republic Act No. 9177 declares Eidul Fitr as a regular holiday.[15] Note that in the list, holidays in bold are "regular holidays" and those in italics are "nationwide special days".

In addition, several other places observe local holidays, such as the foundation of their town. These are also "special days."

TelevisionEdit

SportsEdit

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

Unknowned DeathsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Magnitude 7 and Greater Earthquakes in 2002". United States Geological Survey. December 1, 2003. Archived from the original on February 18, 2012. Retrieved March 4, 2012.
  2. ^ Alquitran, Non; Dizon, Nikko (June 3, 2002). "Cops who fired guns in bungled hostage drama face dismissal". The Philippine Star. Philstar Global. Retrieved August 24, 2016.
  3. ^ Dizon, Nikko (June 1, 2002). "Cops bungle hostage crisis". The Philippine Star. Philstar Global. Retrieved August 24, 2016.
  4. ^ Dizon, Nikko (May 31, 2003). "Lessons from a hostage tragedy". The Philippine Star. Philstar Global. Retrieved August 24, 2016.
  5. ^ Vanzi, Sol Jose (2002). "GMA DEFENDS PNP'S INVOLVEMENT IN PASAY HOSTAGE TRAGEDY". www.newsflash.org. PHILIPPINE HEADLINE NEWS ONLINE. Retrieved August 24, 2016.
  6. ^ "Philippine cult leader surrenders after bloody clash" People's Daily Online. 06-19-2002.
    "Ecleo faces more charges" Philstar.com. 06-21-2002.
    All were retrieved 02-28-2022.
  7. ^ World Almanac and Book of Facts 2007. 2007.
  8. ^ "Abu Sayyaf kidnappings, bombings and other attacks". GMA News. August 23, 2007. Retrieved March 22, 2010.
  9. ^ "ABUS, AL-QAEDA TAGGED IN WEDNESDAY NIGHT ZAMBOANGA BOMBING". newsflash. October 4, 2002. Retrieved March 22, 2010.
  10. ^ "Pentagon Names Soldier Killed in Bomb Blast" Los Angeles Times. 10-04-2002. Retrieved 04-01-2022.
  11. ^ "Church attacked in Philippines city". BBC News. October 20, 2002. Retrieved March 23, 2010.
  12. ^ "Abu bomb expert captured". The Philippine Star. November 15, 2002. Retrieved March 23, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "Executive Order No. 292 [BOOK I/Chapter 7-Regular Holidays and Nationwide Special Days]". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. July 25, 1987. Archived from the original on September 3, 2017. Retrieved February 22, 2022.
  14. ^ Vega, Kristoffer Vincenzo (February 25, 2021). "The EDSA People Power Revolution: Why do we celebrate it as a Holiday?". sprout.ph Blog. Archived from the original on February 26, 2021. Retrieved February 22, 2022.
  15. ^ "AN ACT DECLARING THE FIRST DAY OF SHAWWAL, THE TENTH MONTH OF THE ISLAMIC CALENDAR, A NATIONAL HOLIDAY FOR THE OBSERVANCE OF EIDUL FITR, AND THE TENTH DAY OF ZHUL HIJJA, THE TWELFTH MONTH OF THE ISLAMIC CALENDAR, A REGIONAL HOLIDAY IN THE AUTONOMOUS REGION IN MUSLIM MINDANAO (ARMM) FOR THE OBSERVANCE OF EIDUL ADHA, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 26, CHAPTER 7 OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 292, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF 1987, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. November 13, 2002. Archived from the original on October 1, 2017. Retrieved February 22, 2022.
  16. ^ 2002 Asian Games medal tally Archived February 7, 2009, at the Wayback Machine