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The Philippines campaign fought 8 December 1941, was the invasion of the Philippines by Imperial Japan and the defense of the islands by United States and Philippine forces, the invasion ended on 8 May 1942.
In late October, American forces invaded the Filipino island of Leyte. The invasion lasted from 17 October to 26 December 1944.
Thailand triggered the crisis on 2 July and on 3 July, the Bangko Sentral intervened to defend the peso, raising the overnight rate from 15% to 32% at the onset of the Asian crisis in mid-July 1997.
On April 6, a SARS case was found in Manila (the capital city of the Philippines), a person who had returned from Hong Kong.
On 20 February, Xiaomi opened its first Mi Store in the Philippines.
On 9 March, President Rodrigo R. Duterte suspended classes in all levels in Metro Manila from 10 to 15 March.