On the 122nd anniversary of the Philippines's independence from Spain, more than a thousand protestors march at the main campus of the University of the Philippines in Manila to protest a controversial anti-terrorism bill introduced by President Rodrigo Duterte.
The Japan Transport Safety Board concludes its investigation into a fatal collision between USS "Fitzgerald" and Filipino container ship "ACX Crystal". The board's final report concludes distraction and incomplete radar information aboard the US Navy vessel caused the accident.
Tropical Storm Kabayan (local name for then-Tropical Storm Mujigae) leaves at least two dead in the Philippines with two injured and 63 persons missing. The system intensified as it leaves the Philippine Area of Responsibility heading toward China.
Human Rights Watch and the Philippine Commission on Human Rights condemn the murders of an indigenous Lumad family and the rape of an indigenous Manobo girl by soldiers and militiamen of the Philippine Army under the guise of fighting a communist rebellion.