|August issues of different magazines|
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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.
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.
on the covers of Sports World (September 25, 1982),
Scene Magazine (February 1983, courtesy of Ms. Vilma Vitug),and Sports World (January 28, 1984).
Jomari Yllana with former wife Aiko Melendrezon the cover of Mr. & Ms. (February 8, 2000)
1978 – Ariel S. Tabag, poet, fictionist and musician.
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.
Maja Salvador on the cover ofSpeed (August 2009).
Maja Salvador got her first leading role in the the ABS-CBN afternoon TV series Nagsimula sa Puso (2009-2010), a remake of the 1990 film of the same title starring Hilda Koronel.
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