2004 in the Philippines
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2004 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 2004.
- President: Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (NPC)
- Vice President: Teofisto Guingona (NPC) (until June 30), Noli de Castro (Independent) (starting June 30)
- Senate President: Franklin Drilon
- House Speaker: Jose de Venecia
- Chief Justice: Hilario Davide
- Philippine Congress: 12th Congress of the Philippines (until June 4), 13th Congress of the Philippines (starting July 26)
- February 27 - SuperFerry 14 was bombed by the Abu Sayyaf terrorists killing 116 people. It was considered as the worst terrorist attack in the Philippines.
- May 5 – Total lunar eclipse witnessed in the Philippines at dawn.
- May 10 - Philippine presidential election, 2004 (Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was re-elected)
- May 14 – Synchronized national and local elections were held. This was the first election participated by Overseas Filipinos under the Overseas Absentee Voting Act of 2003
- June 8 – The Venus transit of June 8, 2004 was the first of two Venus transits of the 21st century, it was witnessed by amateur astronomers and sky watchers throughout the country.
- June 30 – Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is inaugurated in Cebu City, along with Noli de Castro as President and Vice-President, respectively.
- July 7 -- Angelo dela Cruz, a truck driver and a native of the Philippines was abducted by the Iraqi insurgents near the Iraqi city of Fallujah. He was released after the Philippine government moved up its withdrawal of troops in Iraq as an answer to the demand of his captors. Dela Cruz returned home on July 21.
- July 23 - An eight-storey SAI office building, leaning precariously for days in Divisoria, one of Manila's busy shopping districts, collapsed.
- August 13–29 - The Philippines competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, from August 13-29, 2004.
- November 16 - Hacienda Luisita massacre occurred, twelve picketing farmers and two children were killed and hundreds were injured when police and soldiers dispatched by then Labour Secretary Patricia Santo Tomás, stormed a blockade by plantation workers.
- November 14 - December 4 - Typhoons Unding, Violeta, Winnie and Yoyong hits the Philippines, left at least 1060 people dead, more than 560 missing and 850,000 displaced.
- March 1 - Wazzup Wazzup (Studio 23, now ABS-CBN Sports+Action)
- March 15 - 24 Oras (GMA Network)
- April 17 - Art Angel (GMA Network)
- May 23 - Rated K (ABS-CBN)
- January 27 - Xyriel Manabat, actress
- February 8 - Clarence Delgado, actor
- March 3 - Izzy Canillo, actor
- March 8 - Brenna Penaflor, actress
- March 12 - Darlene Vibares, singer
- August 19 - Mona Louise Rey, actress and commercial model
- October 6 - Chacha Cañete, actress
- November 21 - Lyca Gairanod, singer and actress
- January 2 - Maria Clara Lobregat, Latina Zamboangueña - Filipina politician from Zamboanga City (born 1921)
- January 19 - Herminio A. Astorga, 74, vice-mayor of the City of Manila. (born December 22, 1929)
- January 27 - Salvador Laurel, 75, former Philippine Vice President of the Aquino Administration (born November 18, 1928)
- February 18 - Frankie Evangelista, 69, former radio-TV anchor (born July 24, 1934)
- February 21 - Nestor de Villa, 75, former actor (born July 6, 1928)
- March 4 - Halina Perez, 22, former sexy star (born December 11, 1981)
- April 8 - Hamsiraji Marusi Sali, Filipino terrorist
- April 27 - Larry Silva, 66, former actor and comedian (born 1937)
- April 29 - Nick Joaquin, 86, writer/historian/journalists (born 1917)
- May 5 -
- May 13 - Vicatan, 55, comic book artist and novelist (born 1948)
- May 17 - Enrique Zobel, Filipino businessman and polo player. (born 1927)
- June 10 - Voltaire Y. Rosales, Filipino Executive Judge (born 1956)
- July 3 - Mamintal M. Adiong Sr., Filipino politician, serving as Governor of Lanao del Sur (born 1936)
- July 31 - Roger Mariano, 44, former DZJC anchor (born 1960)
- August 2 - Arturo Tolentino, 93, former Philippine Vice President (born 1910)
- August 14 - Bomber Moran, 59, former actor (born October 18, 1944)
- August 17 - Luz Magsaysay, wife of Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay and the seventh First Lady of the Philippines. (born 1915)
- August 27 - Nestor Ponce, Jr., 53, former Undersecretary of the Presidential Adviser of Arroyo Administration (born 1951)
- August 30 - Dely Atay-Atayan, 90, former comedian (born March 17, 1914)
- September 24 - Christopher Misajon, 31, former GMA Iloilo correspondent (born 1973)
- October 3 - Engracio Arazas, 66, Former basketball player (born 1938)
- October 4 - Rio Diaz, 45, former TV host/actress/beauty queen (born 1959)
- October 13 - Enrique Fernando, 13th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines (born 1915)
- October 28 - Edgardo Fulgencio, 86, Olympic Basketball Player (born 1917)
- November 10 - Katy de la Cruz. 97, singer, actress, known as "Queen of Bodabil" (born 1907)
- November 11 - Saturnino Ador-Dionisio, Filipino nutritionist (born 1910)
- November 19 - George Canseco, 70, Filipino song composer (born April 23, 1934)
- November 28 - Zenaida Amador, oldest theater group from Repertory Philippines (born February 7, 1933)
- December 7 - Pacita Abad, painter (born 1946)
- December 14 - Fernando Poe, Jr. 65, actor and politician (born August 20, 1939)
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