2006 in the Philippines

2006 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 2006.

Philippines 2006
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the Philippines

Decades:
See also:

IncumbentsEdit

Gloria Macapagal
Arroyo
Noli
de Castro
Manuel
Villar
Jose
de Venecia
Reynato
Puno

EventsEdit

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

 
Southern Leyte mudslide
  • February 24 – President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on 11:25 am declares a state of emergency via Proclamation No. 1017 after a failed coup attempt and street protests commemorating the 20th anniversary of the People Power Revolution. The protesters converged at the EDSA Shrine led by Vice President Teofisto Guingona were dispersed right after the proclamation. The protesters at EDSA-Santolan led by Prof. Randy David were dispersed violently by the police. Several leftist and rightist leaders were arrested or were under the threat of arrest within the next seven days. The President declared the lifting of the state of emergency via Proclamation No. 1021 on March 3.

AprilEdit

  • April 20 – The Supreme Court declares that a part of Executive Order No. 464 as unconstitutional, thus paving way for the resumption of Congressional inquiries.
  • April 25 – The Supreme Court rules that a part of the government policy of Calibrated Pre-Emptive Response as unconstitutional.

MayEdit

 
Typhoon Caloy over the Philippines

JuneEdit

  • June 2 – Four U.S. Marines facing rape charges in the Philippines see their accuser in court for the first time as the formal trial begins in a case that was filed in December, stemming from an incident at a Subic Bay bar. The case has prompted protests and calls for the Visiting Forces Agreement to be amended or scrapped. (Reuters)
  • June 3 – The deaths of three Philippines soldiers by the communist New People's Army is confirmed. The ambush by NPA guerrillas took place on Wednesday in Balbalan, Kalinga. The NPA also says two more government soldiers were killed and four were wounded in another attack on Wednesday on an army outpost in Pinukpok town, but the government could not confirm this. (AFP)
  • June 8U.S. Navy investigators who looked into rape allegations against four marines in the Philippines are barred by the U.S. embassy from testifying in the trial of the four. The plaintiff's attorney characterised the move as a "clear attempt on the part of the US government, to keep us from getting the evidence that we need and from showing the court the truth." (AFP)
  • June 13 – A group calling itself Taong Bayan at Kawal, or Masses and Soldiers, claims for an early-morning bomb blast at a police headquarters in Manila, as well as earlier blasts at Manila office building on June 6, an explosion outside the home of an ally of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo last week and two simultaneous bomb blasts in police stations on June 11. The group denies it was behind a bombing in Lipa City that injured nine people on June 11. (AFP)
  • June 19:
  • June 24 – President Arroyo signs the repeal of the death penalty law, as stated in Republic Act No. 9346.
  • June 26:

JulyEdit

  • July 14Mayon Volcano in Albay spews out lava and ash. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised the alert level from level 1 to level 3, prompting evacuations.
  • July 15 – The Professional Regulation Commission admits that there was a leakage of test questions in the June 2006 Nurses Licensure Examination.

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

 
Typhoon Milenyo (Xangsane) shortly before landfall on Samar Island.

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

 
Super typhoon Reming over Bicol.
 
Marianne Puglia (Miss Earth Fire 2006), Hil Hernández (Miss Earth 2006), Amruta Patki (Miss Earth Air 2006), Catherine Untalan (Miss Earth Water 2006)

DecemberEdit

 
The Cebu International Convention Center, the venue of the 12th ASEAN Summit.
  • December 8:
  • December 10 – Meycauayan becomes a city in the province of Bulacan through ratification of Republic Act 9356 which was approved last October 2.
  • December 12 – The House of Representatives backtracks on its plans for a constituent assembly and instead pushed for a constitutional convention. (INQ7.net)
  • December 13 – The National Disaster Coordinating Council revises the death tolls for Typhoon Reming, with 720 dead, 2,360 injured and 762 missing persons. (ReliefWeb)
  • December 16Abra Representative Luis Bersamin, Jr. is gunned down during a wedding ceremony at Quezon City. (INQ7.net)
  • December 27Khadaffy Janjalani's remains had been recovered near Patikul, on Jolo Island, reported by the Philippine military. DNA tests had been ordered to confirm the discovery.
  • December 30 – Convicted American serviceman Lance Corporal Daniel Smith is freed from a Makati jail late evening Friday and transferred to the US Embassy on orders of the Philippine government.[1]

HolidaysEdit

On November 13, 2002, Republic Act No. 9177 declares Eidul Fitr as a regular holiday.[2] The EDSA Revolution Anniversary was proclaimed since 2002 as a special non-working holiday.[3] 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."

SportsEdit

 
The UST crowd on the UAAP championship game.
 
The San Beda Little Indians during their halftime presentation at the seniors' basketball finals.

TelevisionEdit

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Smith returned to custody of US Embassy". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on July 9, 2011. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ 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.