2013 in the Philippines

2013 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 2013.

Philippines 2013
in
the Philippines

Decades:
See also:

IncumbentsEdit

Benigno S.
Aquino III
Jejomar C. Binay, Sr.
Franklin M. Drilon
Feliciano R.
Belmonte, Jr.
Maria Lourdes
P.A. Sereno

EventsEdit

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

 
Location map of the standoff

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

  • April 20 – A Chinese fishing vessel with 20 fishermen on board, runs ground at the Tubbataha reef, almost two months after an American navy ship ran ground on the same reef. The fishermen will face charges of illegal poaching and attempted bribery.[10]

MayEdit

 
Location of the shooting incident, the territorial waters and EEZ claimed by both countries
  • May 2 – Former police officer Cesar Mancao, is accused of involvement in the murders of publicist Bubby Dacer and his driver Emmanuel Corbito, escaped from the custody of the National Bureau of Investigation.[11]
  • May 7Mayon Volcano produces a surprise phreatic eruption lasting 73 seconds. Ash and rock were produced during this eruption. Ash clouds reached 500 meters above the volcano's summit, which drifted west southwest The event killed five climbers, of whom three were Germans, one was a Spaniard living in Germany and one was a Filipino tour guide while Seven others were reported injured.[12]
  • May 9 – A Philippine Coastguard vessel open fired a Taiwanese fishing vessel, allegedly inside Philippine maritime territory, leaving one Taiwanese fisherman dead. Tensions between Taiwan and the Philippines heat up as Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou, threatens to impose sanctions on the Philippines a day after the incident. The Philippine Coast Guard sympathizes with the victim but refuses to apologize for the incident and insisted that its personnel are just doing their job to address illegal fishing.[13]
  • May 132013 Mid-term Elections.[14]
  • May 31

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

 
Demonstrators in Luneta Park

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

 
The rubble of the Church of Our Lady of Light in Loon, Bohol, the oldest and one of the largest in the province

NovemberEdit

 
Janet Lim-Napoles's official mugshot
  • November 7Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged mastermind in the P10 billion pork barrel scam faces the Senate for the first time to answer the allegations against her.[41]
 
Map showing the path of a storm as represented by colored dots connected by a white line; the position of the dots indicates the storm's position at six-hour intervals, while color denotes the storm's intensity at that point.
Map key
  Tropical depression (≤38 mph, ≤62 km/h)
  Tropical storm (39–73 mph, 63–118 km/h)
  Category 1 (74–95 mph, 119–153 km/h)
  Category 2 (96–110 mph, 154–177 km/h)
  Category 3 (111–129 mph, 178–208 km/h)
  Category 4 (130–156 mph, 209–251 km/h)
  Category 5 (≥157 mph, ≥252 km/h)
  Unknown
Storm type
  Extratropical cyclone / Remnant low / Tropical disturbance / Monsoon depression

DecemberEdit

 
Map of expressways in Luzon, with the South Luzon Expressway in red

HolidaysEdit

On December 11, 2009, Republic Act No. 9849 declared Eidul Adha as a regular holiday.[60] 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.[61] On February 25, 2004, Republic Act No. 9256 declared every August 21 as a special nonworking holiday to be known as Ninoy Aquino Day.[62] 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."

Theater, culture and artsEdit

MusicEdit

AlbumsEdit

ConcertsEdit

SportsEdit

BroadcastingEdit

TelevisionEdit

FilmsEdit

DeathsEdit

 
Lolong

ReferencesEdit

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