1996 in Philippine television

The following is a list of events affecting Philippine television in 1996. Events listed include television show debuts, finales, cancellations, and channel launches, closures and rebrandings, as well as information about controversies and carriage disputes.

List of years in Philippine television

EventsEdit

  • March 11 - RPN debuts the series premiere of MariMar, which would begin an era of Latino drama broadcasts in Philippine television.
  • May 1 - The ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) was officially launched as the Sarimanok News Network (SNN).
  • May 6 - Pinoy Box Office was officially launched as the Viva Cinema.
  • October 12 - Studio 23 (now S+A) was officially launched, until its closure on January 16, 2014.

PremieresEdit

Date Show
February 12 TV Patrol General Santos on ABS-CBN TV-3 General Santos
March 4 Blow by Blow on IBC 13
March 9 Usapang Business on ABS-CBN 2
March 12 The Neverending Story on RPN 9
March 13 Friends on ABC 5
Extreme on ABC 5
Something Wilder on ABC 5
March 21 SeaQuest 2032 on RPN 9
Chicago Hope on RPN 9
April 8 Lyra on GMA 7
April 12 Friday Box Office on ABC 5
April 13 Saturday Night Blockbusters on ABC 5
April 15 Tierra Sangre on PTV 4
Mukha ng Buhay on PTV 4
Kris on PTV 4
April 27 Creepy Crawlers on ABC 5
May 5 Partners Mel and Jay on GMA 7
May 6 D.A.T.S. on GMA 7
May 12 Super Games on GMA 7
Eezy Dancing on ABC 5
May 13 Good Evening Please on ABC 5
May 18 Wild About Wheels on ABC 5[1]
May 24 XYZ: Young Women's TV on PTV 4[2]
May 25 Super Laff-In on ABS-CBN 2
Wow Mali on ABC 5
May 26 Love Bytes on ABC 5
June 1 ABS-CBN Weekend News on ABS-CBN 2
June 3 Alas Singko Y Medya on ABS-CBN 2
June 15 Gimik on ABS-CBN 2
July 1 TV Patrol Naga on ABS-CBN TV-11 Naga
July 8 Dateline Philippines on Sarimanok News Network (now ANC)
Balitang K on ABS-CBN 2
July 22 María Mercedes on ABS-CBN 2
South of Sunset on ABC 5
August 3 Central Park West on RPN 9
August 8 Babylon 5 on RPN 9
August 11 Space: Above and Beyond on RPN 9
August 12 ETChing: Entertainment Today with Lyn Ching on GMA 7
Mia Gracia on GMA 7
Kris on GMA 7
August 26 Acapulco, Cuerpo y Alma on RPN 9
August 27 1896 on ABC 5
September 2 Cancion de Amor on RPN 9
September 6 The Quantum Channel on ABS-CBN 2
October 7 TV Patrol Dagupan on ABS-CBN TV-32 Dagupan
October 14 Simplemente Maria on RPN 9
News 23 on Studio 23
November 9 Ora Engkantada on RPN 9
November 10 Anna Karenina on GMA 7
November 11 Agujetas de Color de Rosa on GMA 7
Ms. D! on GMA 7
Flames on ABS-CBN 2
November 18 Today with Kris Aquino on ABS-CBN 2
November 28 Public Life with Randy David on GMA 7
December 1 Next on GMA 7
December 9 GoBingo on GMA 7

UnknownEdit

  • MariMar on RPN 9
  • Cyber Jam on SBN 21
  • SBN Live on SBN 21
  • SBN Karaoke on SBN 21
  • Lihim ng Gabi on GMA 7
  • Bilibitornot on GMA 7
  • PG (Parents Guide) on GMA 7
  • Special Engagement on GMA 7
  • 1896 Kalayaan on GMA 7
  • Earthlink on ABS-CBN 2
  • Powerline on ABS-CBN 2
  • Guni Guni on ABC 5
  • Home Sweet Haus on ABC 5
  • Que Horror on ABC 5
  • Chinese Variety Show on ABC 5
  • O-gag on ABC 5
  • Dial M on PTV 4
  • Dighay Bayan on PTV 4
  • Muay Thai on PTV 4
  • Better Home Ideas on RPN 9
  • Veggie, Meaty & Me on RPN 9
  • Nap Knock on RPN 9
  • Let's Dance with Becky Garcia on RPN 9
  • Good Morning Misis! on RPN 9
  • Star Search sa 9 on RPN 9
  • Back To Back on RPN 9
  • Life In The Word on RPN 9
  • Nap Knock on RPN 9
  • Isumbong Mo Kay Tulfo on RPN 9
  • The Quantum Channel on RPN 9
  • Jiban on IBC 13
  • Winspector on IBC 13
  • PSE Live: The Stock Market Today on IBC 13
  • Usisera-Intrigera on IBC 13
  • Mag Smile Club Na! on IBC 13
  • Sky Ranger Gavan on IBC 13
  • Ilusiones on ABS-CBN 2
  • Lazos de Amor on ABS-CBN 2
  • Pollyanna on ABS-CBN 2
  • Magic Knight Rayearth on ABS-CBN 2
  • Little Women on ABS-CBN 2
  • Si Mary at Ang Lihim na Hardin on ABS-CBN 2
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion on ABC 5
  • Eto Rangers on ABC 5
  • Battle Ball on IBC 13
  • Dragon Quest on IBC 13
  • Ranma ½ on RPN 9

Programs transferring networksEdit

Date Show No. of seasons Moved from Moved to
February 18 Philippine Basketball Association 22 PTV 4 VTV (IBC 13)
March 4 Blow by Blow
May 5 Mel & Jay ABS-CBN GMA Network (retitled as Partners Mel and Jay)
August 12 Tierra Sangre PTV 4 RPN 9
Mukha ng Buhay
Kris GMA Network
October 14 Oprah RPN 9 Studio 23
November 7 National Basketball Association GMA Network / Citynet Television (now GTV) VTV (IBC 13)
Unknown Sky Ranger Gavan ABC 5
Pollyanna ABS-CBN
Better Home Ideas RPN 9

FinalesEdit

Unknown dateEdit

UnknownEdit

  • Liberty on TV on GMA 7
  • Profiles Of Power on GMA 7
  • Sounds Family on GMA 7
  • FPJ sa GMA on GMA 7
  • 1896 Kalayaan on GMA 7
  • World TV Mag on World TV 21
  • Lente on ABC 5
  • Small Wonder on ABC 5
  • Action Theater on ABC 5
  • Better Home Ideas on ABC 5
  • Kada on ABC 5
  • P.O.P.S.: Pops On Primetime Saturday on ABC 5
  • 1896 on ABC 5
  • Guni Guni on ABC 5
  • Home Sweet Haus on ABC 5
  • Hope Top of the Hour News on ABC 5
  • Isang Tanong, Isang Sagot! on ABC 5
  • Nora Aunor Sunday Drama Special on ABC 5
  • Movie Greats on ABS-CBN 2
  • Carol En Cosme on ABS-CBN 2
  • Bayan Ko, Sagot Ko on ABS-CBN 2
  • Movie Greats on ABS-CBN 2
  • Konsumer Korner on IBC 13
  • P.Y. (Praise Youth) on IBC 13
  • T.A.H.O (Tawanan at Awitan kay Hesus Oras-oras) on IBC 13
  • Usisera-Intrigera on IBC 13
  • PPP: Piling Piling Pelikula on IBC 13
  • Lumayo Ka Man on RPN 9
  • Chibugan Na! on RPN 9
  • Actually, Yun Na! on RPN 9
  • Back To Back on RPN 9
  • Star Smile Factory on RPN 9
  • Veggie, Meaty & Me on RPN 9
  • Race Weekend on PTV 4
  • Pollyanna on ABS-CBN 2
  • Little Women on ABS-CBN 2
  • Si Mary at Ang Lihim na Hardin on ABS-CBN 2
  • Eto Rangers on ABC 5

NetworksEdit

LaunchesEdit

BirthsEdit

  • January 3 - Baninay Bautista
  • January 4 - Joshua Colet, actor and model
  • January 6 - Elisse Joson, actress, model and endorser
  • January 15 - Julian Estrada, actor
  • January 22 – Khalil Ramos, actor and singer
  • February 3 – Rhap Salazar, singer, songwriter and actor
  • March 26 – Kathryn Bernardo, actress and singer
  • March 29 – Erin Ocampo, TV Host, singer, dancer and actress
  • April 3 - Jonathan Celestino, actor, dancer and TV host
  • April 12 - Charlie Dizon, actress amd dancer
  • April 22 - Angelica Mauricio, actress and model
  • April 29 – Rebecca Chiongbian, actress
  • May 10 - Anjo Damiles, actor
  • May 21 – Jay Arcilla, actor
  • May 27 - Rico dela Paz, actor
  • June 2 - Morissette, singer, songwriter, and actress
  • June 9 - Marvelous Alejo, actress and singer
  • July 20 - Sue Ramirez, actress
  • July 22 – Jane Oineza, actress
  • July 23 – Viy Cortez, vlogger
  • August 3 –
    • Kristoffer Horace Neudeck, actor and model
    • Anikka Dela Cruz
  • August 9 – Sanya Lopez, actress
  • August 13 - Thea Tolentino, actress
  • August 15 - Chienna Filomeno, actress, dancer and TV Host
  • August 17 – Ella Cruz, actress
  • August 24 – Faye Lorenzo
  • August 31 – Eugene Herrera, actor and swimmer
  • September 8 – Krystal Reyes, actress
  • September 13 – CJ Navato, actor
  • September 21 – Cecille Escolano, actress, dancer and TV Host
  • September 27 – Remedy Rule, swimmer
  • October 9 - Vincent Manlapaz, actor, dancer and TV Host
  • October 17 – Karen Reyes, actress
  • October 26 – Ronnie Alonte, actor and singer
  • November 4 – Michael Christian Martinez, figure skater
  • November 7 – Luke Gebbie, swimmer
  • November 14 – Rabiya Mateo
  • November 28 –
    • Claire Bercero, actress and dancer
    • Tom Doromal, actor, dancer and TV Host
  • December 7 – Kamille Filoteo, dancer, singer and TV Host
  • December 11 – Kelly Day, actress, model, singer, dancer, TV Host
  • December 22 -
    • Joao Constancia, actor, dancer and singer
    • Makisig Morales, actor and singer
  • December 25 - Ivana Alawi, actress

DeathsEdit

  • June 2 - Ishmael Bernal, Filipino film, stage and television director, actor and
  • November 27 - Balot, comedian, film, television and stage actor

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Wild About Wheels' now on TV". Manila Standard. May 17, 1996. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  2. ^ Dipasupil, E. G. (Ed.). "The sisterhood on TV." Manila Standard (May 24, 1996), X(101), p. 31. Retrieved May 7, 2018.