Current Events Quiz

With this online practice test, you will be familiarized with the latest significant events in the Philippines and the world. It is intended for NAPOLCOM entrance exam examinees as well as for other government-conducted examinations.

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The DOJ indicted 11 members of the________fraternity over the fatal hazing of University of Santo Tomas (UST) law freshman student Horacio "Atio" Castillo III in September last year.
He is the current Chief of the Bureau of Fire Protection.
From which country does the Miss Universe 2018 come from?
It is the country that hosted the Trump-Kim Summit last June 12, 2018.
When was the last Presidential Elections which resulted to the victory of President Rodrigo Duterte?
On April 30, 2019, he was arrested by the NBI for sharing "Bikoy" videos accusing President Rodrigo Duterte and his family of their involvement in the illegal drug trade.
He is the Philippine president who implemented the Nationwide Smoking Ban.
What are the 24-hour nationwide emergency hotlines?
A rainfall advisory from PAG-ASA which means 7.5mm-15mm of rainfall is expected for the first one hour and has possibility to occur continuously. It advises people to MONITOR.
This program was launched by the DOTr which greatly affected transport groups and resulted to several transport strike because one of its provisions includes phasing out of jeepneys.
She won the 4th and last gold medal for the Philippines in the 2018 Asian Games women's street skateboard event in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia.
It was an ISIS-affiliated local terrorist group which took over Marawi City.
The current Senate President of the 18th Congress.
She was included in Time's Person of the Year 2018 and was arrested by National Bureau Investigation (NBI) for cyber libel upon the orders of the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46.
On February 20, 2019, President Duterte signed Republic Act 11210 granting additional leave benefits for working mothers from 60-78 days to 105 days.
It is the Korean shipyard located in Subic, Zambales that filed for corporate rehabilitation after it declared bankruptcy; the biggest ever bankruptcy in the Philippines.
The current Speaker of the House of the 18th Congress.
The Barangay and Sangguiang Kabataan elections were held on:
It is also known as PHL-Microsat-1, a Philippine microsatellite launched to the International Space Station (ISS) in March 23, 2016.
Benham Rise is a 13-million hectare underwater plateau located near Aurora. The area is solely claimed, as part of its continental shelf, by the Republic of the Philippines, which was confirmed by the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on April 12, 2012. Thru the Executive Order No. 25, President Duterte renamed the underwater plateau. What do we call Benham Rise now?
President Duterte has signed this law, which expands the services covered by Philhealth and intends to include all Filipino citizens in the program.
She created history for the Philippines at the 2018 Asian Games by winning the first ever gold medal for the Philippines in both women's individual and women's team event in Asian Games golf competitions.
Last April 26, 2018, this world- famous island was closed to tourists for six months and will undergo rehabilitation.
Who is the Filipina weightlifting athlete who won a silver medal in the recent 2016 Rio Olympics held in Brazil?
On January 21, 2019, a plebiscite takes place with the majority of voters deciding to ratify the _____________ paving way to the creation of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region and abolition of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
Medinilla magnifica, or rose grape is a flowering plant native to the Philippines. It is featured on the newly-designed 10-peso coin issued by the BSP last March 2018. What is the local name of this plant?
On May 18, 2018, this museum was opened to the public for the first time. It is hosted inside the building formerly occupied by the Department of Tourism within Rizal Park near the Agrifina Circle.
One hundred-three (103) shipping containers from Canada which were falsely declared as plastic scraps for recycling were sent to the Philippines from June 2013 to January 2014. What do these containers have?
She was removed from office by way of an 8–6 decision by the Supreme Court over a quo warranto petition, rendering her appointment as Chief Justice null and void.
Judge Elmo Alameda of __________ issued a warrant against Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV over a rebellion case following President Duterte's issuance of Proclamation 572 voiding his amnesty.
Senator Manny Pacquiao founded this semi-professional basketball league on August 29, 2017. According to Pacquiao, the league is not intended to be a competitor to the Philippine Basketball Association, the country's top professional basketball league.
He was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author and was famous for his scientific works about black holes. He died on March 13, at the age of 76.
On January 31, 2018, a ________ coinciding with a super moon and blue moon phenomenon was witnessed by many astronomers and skywatchers throughout the country.
The Philippine Navy ship that made history by completing the country’s first-ever port call in Russia.
It was the date when President Duterte declared Martial law in the whole island of Mindanao.
He is the former PNP Chief and former Director General of the Bureau of Corrections under the Duterte administration .
He is the 3rd richest man in China as of January 2018 with an estimated net worth of $40.8 billion according to Forbes Magazine. He was bestowed the title of Doctor of Science in Technopreneurship, honoris causa, by De La Salle University on October 25, 2017.
On January 1, 2018, the Republic Act No. 10963, widely known as the TRAIN Law took effect. What does TRAIN stand for?
The date when the Philippines won against China on its case on the Permanent Court of Arbitration.
A rainfall advisory from PAG-ASA which means 15mm-30mm of rainfall is expected for the first one hour and has possibility to cause flood. It advises people to be ALERT with the possible flooding.
What is the local name of this native vine that is featured on the newly-designed 5-peso coin recently released by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas? It is commonly known as the jade vine.
A rainfall advisory from PAG-ASA which means 30mm and up of rainfall is expected for the first one hour and has possibility to cause severe flood. Response to this warning should be immediate evacuation due to flooding.
An Executive Order issued by President Duterte which allows accessibility of documents and other transactions in the government to ensure transparency and accountability.
According to Article 31 of the ASEAN Charter, the Chairmanship of ASEAN shall rotate annually, based on the alphabetical order of the English names of Member States. After Singapore chaired and hosted the ASEAN summit last 2018, what country will assume the Chairmanship this 2019?
He was the controversial Tanauan, Batangas mayor who was assassinated by an unknown sniper during a flag-raising ceremony.
On February 2, 2018, President Rodrigo Duterte signed____________or the Free Irrigation Service Act, a law that waives irrigation fees for farmers who own 8 hectares of land or less.
What is the government agency mandated by the Philippine Identification System Act to implement the national ID system for citizens and resident aliens of the Philippines?
On January 27, 2019, at least 20 people were killed while 111 people were injured as explosions rocked the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in _________.
On his 3rd SONA, President Duterte told the Members of the Senate to urgently pass this law to put in place a policy that will address our competing land requirements for food, housing, businesses, and environmental conservation.