1997 in Philippine television

The following is a list of events affecting Philippine television in 1997. 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

PremieresEdit

Date Show
January 7 Math-Tinik on ABS-CBN 2
January 27 TV Patrol Tuguegarao on ABS-CBN TV-3 Tuguegarao
February 1 The Slayers on ABS-CBN 2
February 2 SOP on GMA 7
February 8 Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman on GMA 7
February 17 Esperanza on ABS-CBN
March 10 Zenki on ABS-CBN 2
Pangarap Kong Jackpot on PTV 4
Mula sa Puso on ABS-CBN 2
March 16 Compañero y Compañera on ABS-CBN 2
March 17 Ikaw na Sana on GMA 7
April 3 Si Tsong, Si Tsang on GMA 7
April 7 Good Morning Asia on GMA 7
April 10 1 for 3 on GMA 7
April 14 Mga Munting Pangarap ni Romeo on ABS-CBN 2
Zorro on ABS-CBN 2
TV Patrol Tacloban on ABS-CBN TV-2 Tacloban
May 11 Showbiz Lingo Plus on ABS-CBN 2
May 19 Kaya ni Mister, Kaya ni Misis on ABS-CBN 2
June 2 Growing Up on GMA 7
June 16 TV Patrol Legazpi on ABS-CBN TV-4 Legazpi
June 22 Spice Boys on ABS-CBN 2
Wansapanataym on ABS-CBN 2
Onli in da Pilipins on ABS-CBN 2
June 24 !Oka Tokat on ABS-CBN 2
July 4 M.U. on GMA 7
July 6 Jin Jin and the Panda Patrol on GMA 7
Bilibitornot on GMA 7
Vilma Tonight: A Limited Engagement on GMA 7
July 20 Rap 13 on IBC 13
August 11 Agujetas de color de rosa on GMA 7
August 18 Pira-pirasong Pangarap on GMA 7
Headline Trese on IBC 13
September 1 TV Patrol Laoag on ABS-CBN TV-7 Laoag
September 15 Del Tierro on GMA 7
September 22 Thunder Jet on ABS-CBN 2
October 13 Si Manoy at si Mokong on GMA 7
Adventures of Tom Sawyer on ABS-CBN 2
October 14 Ibang Klase on GMA 7
November 16 SNBO on GMA 7
November 23 Kaybol, Ang Bagong TV on ABS-CBN 2
November 24 Palawan TV Patrol on ABS-CBN TV-7 Palawan
December 22 B't X on ABS-CBN 2

UnknownEdit

  • Beverly Hills, 90210 on Studio 23 (now S+A 23)
  • Baywatch on Studio 23 (now S+A 23)
  • The Nanny on Studio 23 (now S+A 23)
  • Aawitan Kita on GMA 7
  • Solbrain on ABC 5
  • VR Troopers on ABC 5
  • Masked Rider on ABC 5
  • The Final Report on PTV 4
  • Klik na Klik sa Trese on IBC 13
  • Details 0923 on IBC 13
  • Sky Ranger Gavan on RPN 9
  • Pobre Niña Rica on GMA 7
  • Walang Kukurap on GMA 7
  • Bitoy's Adventures in Bilibkaba? on GMA 7
  • Gillage People on GMA 7
  • Jamming on GMA 7
  • Next on GMA 7
  • Tuesday Viva Presentations on GMA 7
  • Cinema Cinema Cinema on RPN 9
  • Julie on ABS-CBN 2
  • Zambo Jambo on ABS-CBN TV-3 Zamboanga
  • TV Innovations on Citynet 27 (now GTV 27)
  • TV Patrol Davao on ABS-CBN TV-4 Davao

Programs transferring networksEdit

Date Show Moved from Moved to
Unknown Ang Dating Daan IBC 13 RJTV 29
Unknown Sky Ranger Gavan IBC 13 RPN 9

FinalesEdit

UnknownEdit

  • Pamilya Ukay-Ukay on ABS-CBN 2
  • Carol En Cosme on ABS-CBN 2
  • Ilusiones on ABS-CBN 2
  • Lazos de Amor on ABS-CBN 2
  • Maria Mercedes on ABS-CBN 2
  • Beverly Hills, 90210 on ABS-CBN 2
  • Baywatch on ABS-CBN 2
  • The Nanny on ABS-CBN 2
  • Spice Boys on ABS-CBN 2
  • Earthlink on ABS-CBN 2
  • Lihim ng Gabi on GMA 7
  • Jamming on GMA 7
  • Vilma Tonight: A Limited Engagement on GMA 7
  • Bilibitornot on GMA 7
  • MU on GMA 7
  • Channel S on GMA 7
  • Pobre Niña Rica on GMA 7
  • MVP: Monday Viva Presentations on GMA 7
  • B na B: Baliw na Baliw on ABC 5
  • Good Evening Please on ABC 5
  • PSE Live: The Stock Market Today on IBC 13
  • Ikaw ang Humatol on IBC 13
  • Mga Himala at Gintong Aral ng El Shaddai on IBC 13
  • Machineman on IBC 13
  • Sky Ranger Gavan on IBC 13
  • Tell The People on RPN 9
  • Cinema Cinema on RPN 9
  • Nap Knock on RPN 9
  • Home TV Shopping on RJTV 29
  • Dance Upon a Time with Becky Garcia on RJTV 29
  • Quantum Showcase on Citynet 27 (now GTV 27)
  • TV Patrol Mindanao on ABS-CBN TV-4 Davao

ChannelsEdit

LaunchesEdit

BirthsEdit

  • January 20 – Kim Michael Last, That's My Bae contestant
  • January 27 - Angelica Nikka Javier, actor, dancer and TV Host
  • February 15 – Kit Thompson, actor
  • February 17 – Kenzo Gutierrez, actor, TV commercial, print and ramp model, football player and college student
  • March 10 – Julia Barretto, actress
  • March 13 – Lou Yanong
  • May 1 – Miles Ocampo, actress
  • May 6 – Maymay Entrata, model, singer, composer, dancer and actress
  • May 23 - Nikki Bagaporo, actress
  • June 17 - Jameson Blake, actor, dancer and TV Host
  • June 26 - Joshua Cadeliña, actor and singer
  • June 20 - Edmond Francisco, actor, dancer and TV Host
  • July 31 – Barbie Forteza, actress and dancer
  • September 16 – Julian Marcus Trono, actor
  • September 22 – Maris Racal, actress, singer and dancer
  • October 7 – Joshua Garcia, actor
  • October 4 – Michelle Vito, actress
  • October 12 - Jimboy Martin, actor
  • October 20 – Manolo Pedrosa, actor and student
  • October 22 – Kiara Takahashi
  • October 23 – Harlene Delgado, Broadcaster
  • November 4 – Bea Binene, actress, broadcast journalist and TV Host
  • November 17 - Jennifer Buencamino, actress, singer, dancer and TV Host
  • December 4 – Ruru Madrid, actor
  • December 7- Edward Kyle Secades, actor and dancer
  • December 17 – Jazz Ocampo, actress
  • December 18 – Mikee Quintos, actress and singer
  • December 19 - Maria Fabiana, actress, TV Host & Model
  • December 24 – Diana Mackey, actress

DeathsEdit

  • April 6 – Max Alvarado, 68, actor (born February 19, 1929)
  • July 3 – Chiquito, 65, actor and comedian (born March 12, 1932)
  • October 11 – Dencio Padilla, 68, actor and comedian (born May 7, 1929)
  • December 31 – Gerard Fainsan, 23, singer, actor and member Universal Motion Dancers (born January 20, 1974)

See alsoEdit