2012 in the Philippines

2012 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in 2012.

Philippines 2012
in
the Philippines

Decades:
See also:

IncumbentsEdit

Benigno S.
Aquino III
Jejomar
Binay
Juan Ponce
Enrile
Feliciano R.
Belmonte, Jr.
Maria Lourdes
Sereno

EventsEdit

JanuaryEdit

  • January 57 – A landslide happens in Compostela Valley, where more than 30 people are reportedly dead, and 50 still missing.[1]
  • January 15 – The Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) declares the Independence of Bangsamoro Land (Sulu, Mindanao, Palawan, Sabah) in Valencia Bukidnon.[2]
 
Supreme Court building, with tarpaulins expressing support for Chief Justice Renato Corona.

FebruaryEdit

AprilEdit

MayEdit

  • May 29 – Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona votes 20–3, is found guilty and convicted at the conclusion of the Impeachment Trial and is removed from the office.[9]

JuneEdit

  • June 6 – The Venus transit of June 6, 2012 is the second and last of two Venus transits of the 21st century, it was witnessed by amateur astronomers and sky watchers throughout the country since the first transit happened on June 8, 2004.[10]
  • June 23Bacoor becomes a city in the province of Cavite through ratification of Republic Act 10160 which was approved on April 10.

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

  • October 15 – The Philippine government signs a document touted as the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro, which culminates the Aquino Administration's effort to end the deadlock in the peace process. This new document, while merely providing for a general framework for the actual peace negotiations, announces that "the status quo is unacceptable and that the Bangsamoro shall be established to replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). The Bangsamoro is the new autonomous political entity (NPE) referred to in the Decision Points of Principles as of April 2012." According to President Aquino, this was the agreement that "can finally seal genuine, lasting peace in Mindanao."[20] with Bangsamoro replacing ARMM which was described by President Benigno Aquino III as "a failed experiment".[21]

DecemberEdit

 
Animated enhanced infrared satellite loop of Typhoon Bopha from peak intensity to landfall in the Philippines

HolidaysEdit

On December 11, 2009, Republic Act No. 9849 declared Eidul Adha as a regular holiday.[27] Also amending Executive Order No. 292, also known as The Administrative Code of 1987, the following are regular and special days shall be observed. The EDSA Revolution Anniversary was proclaimed since 2002 as a special nonworking holiday.[28] On February 25, 2004, Republic Act No. 9256 declared every August 21 as a special nonworking holiday to be known as Ninoy Aquino Day.[29] 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. ^ "Landslide kills 25 in Compostela Valley". Philippine Daily Inquirer. January 5, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2012.
  2. ^ People Signing of Declaration of Mindanao Independence
  3. ^ Santos, Matikas (January 1, 2012). "Chief Justice Corona: There is no turning back". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved January 16, 2012.
  4. ^ "Quake kills 52 in Negros Oriental". Philippine Daily Inquirer. February 7, 2012. Retrieved August 8, 2012.
  5. ^ "Scarborough shoal standoff: A timeline". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved May 15, 2016.
  6. ^ Tina G. Santos. "PH, Chinese naval vessels in Scarborough Shoal standoff". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved May 15, 2016.
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  8. ^ Kristine Alave (May 5, 2014). "UN approves PH territorial claim to Benham Rise". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved May 5, 2014.
  9. ^ Mendoza, Shielo (May 2, 2012). "Chief Justice Renato Corona: Guilty as charged". ph.yahoo.com. Retrieved May 30, 2012.
  10. ^ "PHL one of the best places to see Venus Transit on June 6". GMA News. May 31, 2012. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
  11. ^ "Former President of Philippines Is Freed on Bail". The New York Times. July 25, 2012. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  12. ^ "Death Toll Mounts To 53 As Philippines Reels Under Floods". Rttnews.com. Retrieved August 8, 2012.
  13. ^ "More than one million people battle Luzon floods | The Go-To Site for Filipinos Everywhere". GMA News. Retrieved August 8, 2012.
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  17. ^ "Robredo's plane crashes off Masbate". ABS-CBN News. August 18, 2012. Retrieved August 18, 2012.
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  22. ^ "First Full-Length Original Flamenco Ballet 'La Luna Roja' comes to the stage this November (October 9, 2017)". Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  23. ^ "BBC News – Philippine Typhoon Bopha death toll passes 300". BBC News. December 6, 2012. Retrieved December 6, 2012.
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  26. ^ Angela Casauay (December 28, 2012). "President Aquino signs RH bill into law". Rappler. Retrieved December 28, 2012.
  27. ^ "AN ACT DECLARING THE TENTH DAY OF ZHUL HIJJA, THE TWELFTH MONTH OF THE ISLAMIC CALENDAR, A NATIONAL HOLIDAY FOR THE OBSERVANCE OF EIDULADHA, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 26, CHAPTER 7, BOOK I OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 292, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF 1987, AS AMENDED". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. December 11, 2009. Archived from the original on August 27, 2017. Retrieved February 23, 2022.
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  29. ^ "AN ACT DECLARING AUGUST 21 OF EVERY YEAR AS NINOY AQUINO DAY, A SPECIAL NONWORKING HOLIDAY, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. February 25, 2004. Archived from the original on August 20, 2017. Retrieved February 23, 2022.
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  33. ^ PWD athletes largest Ph delegation to London Paralympics Archived April 7, 2014, at the Wayback Machine Sports Central Retrieved 07/26/12
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  38. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: "Mini Ms U semifinalist Baylee Van Den Berg takes on 'Guess Who' | It's Showtime Online" – via YouTube.
  39. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: "Guess that 'throwback item' with Mini Ms U daily winner Baylee Van Den Berg | It's Showtime Online" – via YouTube.
  40. ^ "Broadcast journalist Angelo Castro Jr. dies at 67". GMA News. April 5, 2012. Retrieved April 5, 2012.
  41. ^ "Witness in Julie Ann Rodelas slay included in charges". GMA News. November 16, 2012. Retrieved November 16, 2012.
  42. ^ "Father Reuter, mentor to generations, passes away at 96". GMA News. December 31, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2012.