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Isang malakas na lindol (Intensity VIII), na ang epicenter ay sa Moro Gulf, ay tumama sa Mindanao at naging sanhi ng isang tsunami na kumitil sa mahigit 3,000 katao (humigit-kumulang 3,000 pa ang nawawala) at sumira sa kabahayan ng 20,000 pamilya.
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Personalities and celebrities born on August 16:
1843 – Jose Enriquez Basa, lawyer, judge, teacher and delegate to the Malolos Constitution (d. May 7, 1912).
1935 – Carlos Velasco Badion, basketball player known as “Bad Boy” and national team player – in Lubao, Pampanga (d. June 20, 2002).
1950 – Roque Federizon Lee (better known as Roxlee), cartoonist, painter, animator, film maker and rock musician – in Naga City.
1959 – Jess Lapid Jr (Jesse Lloyd Flake Lapid), actor, fight director and scuba-diving instructor – in Angeles City, Pampanga.
1963 - Erin Tañada (full name Lorenzo Reyes Tañada III), lawyer and politician – in Quezon City.
1968 – Vilma Beltran Vitug, actress, model and businesswoman – in Pampanga.
Vilma Vitug |
on the covers of Sports World (September 25, 1982), Scene (February 1983, courtesy of Ms. Vilma Vitug),
and Sports World (January 28, 1984).
Jomari Yllana with
former wife Aiko Melendez|
on the cover of Mr. & Ms. (February 8, 2000)
1978 – Ariel S. Tabag, poet, fictionist and musician.
1980 – Inez Veneracion (Sheryl del Rosario), actress.
on the cover of Sexy Movie Stars Komiks Magazine (November 11, 1997)
1990 – Melissa Carmen Bulanhagui, Filipino-American figure skater – in Philadephia, Pennsylvannia.
1994 – Tippy Dos Santos (full name Stephanie Denise Esquivias Dos Santos), Filipino-American singer and actress – in Houston, Texas.