2009 in the Philippines

2009 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 2009.

Philippines 2009
in
the Philippines

Decades:
See also:

IncumbentsEdit

Gloria Macapagal
Arroyo
Noli
de Castro
Juan Ponce
Enrile
Prospero
Nograles
Reynato
Puno

EventsEdit

JanuaryEdit

  • January 5
    • Criminal charges are filed against the son of DAR Secretary Nasser Pangandaman and four others in connection with the mauling of Delfin dela Paz and his 14-year-old son in the presence of Pangandaman himself.[1]
    • Three Red Cross officials, Swiss Andreas Notter, Filipino Mary Jane Lacaba and Italian Eugenio Vagni are kidnapped. Andreas Notter and Mary Jane Lacaba were released four months later.[2] Eugenio Vagni was released six months later on July 12.[3]
  • January 10 – Wide areas in Southern Mindanao are cut off from electrical power after explosions blamed on the Moro Islamic Liberation Front destroy main transmission lines in Lanao del Norte[4]
  • January 12 – Four officials of the Department of Justice take a leave of absence after being implicated in a bribery scandal involving efforts to release three wealthy young men charged with drug trafficking.[5]
  • January 14 – Former Batangas governor Antonio Leviste, formerly married to Senator Loren Legarda, is found guilty of homicide by a Makati trial court in connection with the 2007 shooting death of his long-time aide Rafael de las Alas.[6]

MayEdit

JuneEdit

  • June 22 – First death caused by H1N1 is confirmed in the Philippines and also first death in Asia.

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

HolidaysEdit

On November 13, 2002, Republic Act No. 9177 declares Eidul Fitr as a regular holiday.[21] The EDSA Revolution Anniversary was proclaimed since 2002 as a special non-working holiday.[22] 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."

Entertainment and cultureEdit

ConcertsEdit

SportsEdit

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jon Ibanez (2009-01-05). "Pangandaman kin face child abuse, injury raps over golf 'brawl'". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2009-01-05.
  2. ^ "Inquirer.Net". Philippine Daily Inquirer. April 19, 2009. Archived from the original on October 12, 2012. Retrieved April 3, 2012.
  3. ^ "www.icrc.com". icrc.com. July 12, 2009. Retrieved April 3, 2012.
  4. ^ Ryan Rosauro & Richel Umel (2009-01-10). "Bomb blasts cut power to Mindanao areas". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on 2009-02-10. Retrieved 2009-01-10.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  5. ^ Tetch Torres (2009-01-12). "Prosecutors in Bribe Probe Take Leave". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on 2009-05-28. Retrieved 2009-01-12.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  6. ^ Allison Lopez & Tetch Torres (2009-01-14). "Ex-Batangas gov guilty of homicide". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on 2009-01-31. Retrieved 2009-01-14.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  7. ^ "Philippines hit by Typhoon "Kiko" (Morakot), dozens killed - Wikinews, the free news source". en.wikinews.org. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  8. ^ "Nine people die after Philippine ferry sinks - Wikinews, the free news source". en.wikinews.org. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  9. ^ "Accident description". Aviation safety network. Retrieved October 18, 2009.
  10. ^ "Son of Palace exec killed in QC shooting incident". GMA News. 19 November 2009. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  11. ^ "Fugitive Jason Ivler captured after shootout with NBI team". GMA News. 19 November 2015. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  12. ^ "Jason Ivler found guilty of murder, sentenced to spend at least 30 years in jail". CNN Philippines. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  13. ^ Tricia Escobedo and Maria Ressa (2009-11-25). "Death toll rises in Philippines massacre". CNN News. Retrieved 2009-11-25.
  14. ^ "BBC News - Philippines 'poll-related' deaths reach 57". news.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  15. ^ a b "Arroyo declares martial law in Maguindanao province". GMA News Online. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  16. ^ Lira Dalangin-Fernandez. "Martial law declared in Maguindanao". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on 2009-12-07. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  17. ^ Kwok, Abigail 18 hostages freed, 2 escape in Agusan kidnapping 2009-12-10 Philippine Daily Inquirer
  18. ^ Convoy ambushed near Philippine massacre site 2009-12-10 CNN
  19. ^ Sy, Marvin (2009-12-13)GMA lifts martial law: State of emergency stays [permanent dead link]The Philippine Star
  20. ^ Philippines lifts martial law in southern province(AP)
  21. ^ "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 2017-10-01. Retrieved February 22, 2022.
  22. ^ 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 2021-02-26. Retrieved February 22, 2022.
  23. ^ Pinoy named CNN 'Hero of the Year'[permanent dead link] 2009-11-23