1999 in Philippine television

The following is a list of events affecting Philippine television in 1999. 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


  • December 31 - Philippine television marks the turning of the century in a big way as it heralds the dawn of the New Millennium.
    • PTV Network hosts the telecasts of the national millennium festivities held in the Rizal Park in Manila led by President Joseph Estrada.
    • GMA Network airs nationwide the national edition of the successful 2000 Today broadcast, with celebrations centering at the Makati Central Business District. At around 11:50pm, Regine Velasquez sang the Philippine Millennium theme song, "Written in the Sand", live at the top of The Peninsula Manila.
    • ABS-CBN hosts its own celebration coverage, focused not just on concerts of its big network talents in three venues: the Expo Pilipino Amphitheater in the Clark Freeport and Special Economic Zone in Pampanga, and within Metro Manila, the Quezon Memorial Circle (Quezon City), and The Fort in Bonifacio Global City (Taguig), but also on news reports of the celebrations from all over the country and the world as the new year and new century arrives. Within minutes to midnight, the network airs a special identity card marking the change to the new century with the introduction of its current logo, set to Ryan Cayabyab's music which the network would later adopt as the startup and closedown tune till the mid-2000s. The marathon telecast was originally the national edition of Millennium Live, which was cancelled days before due to lack of funding from most of the international TV networks that joined the project, but was finally pushed through as a series of international broadcasts by some of the partner channels.


Date Show
January 18 i-Witness on GMA
TV Patrol North Central Luzon on ABS-CBN TV-32 Dagupan
February 8 Marinella on ABS-CBN
February 14 Che Che Lazaro Presents on GMA
February 20 G-mik on ABS-CBN
March 1 D Day on GMA
March 6 Ang Munting Paraiso on ABS-CBN
March 8 Beh Bote Nga on GMA
March 14 Tabing Ilog on ABS-CBN
March 15 Breakfast on Studio 23
March 15 Nagmamahal Pa Rin Sa Iyo on ABS-CBN
March 20 Ispup on ABC 5 (now TV5)
April 10 Pasugo: Ang Tinig ng Iglesia ni Cristo on GMA
April 12 Saan Ka Man Naroroon on ABS-CBN
TV Patrol Central Mindanao on ABS-CBN TV-5 Cotabato
May 17 Di Ba't Ikaw on GMA
June 7 Chabelita on ABS-CBN
June 13 The Buzz on ABS-CBN
July 5 TV Patrol Caraga on ABS-CBN TV-11 Butuan
July 24 Alas Dose sa Trese on IBC 13
July 27 Pasugo: Ang Tinig ng Iglesia ni Cristo on Ultravision 25
Pilot Guides on Ultravision 25
The Message on Ultravision 25
August 2 Labs Ko Si Babe on ABS-CBN
August 16 Kirara, Ano Ang Kulay ng Pag-ibig? on GMA
Pulso: Aksyon Balita on ABS-CBN
August 23 Frontpage: Ulat ni Mel Tiangco on GMA
September 8 Pwedeng Pwede on ABS-CBN
September 13 Judy Ann Drama Special on ABS-CBN
October 4 Ratsada on GMA Iloilo
Balitang Bisdak on GMA Cebu
Testigo on GMA Davao
October 11 ANC Headlines on ABS-CBN News Channel
October 17 Dawson's Creek on ABC 5
October 23 Digital LG Quiz on GMA
November 1 Online Bingo Filipino on PTV-4
November 8 Maynila on GMA
December 4 Click on GMA
December 6 Unang Hirit on GMA
Liwanag ng Hatinggabi on GMA
Neon Genesis Evangelion on ABS-CBN


  • Fora Medica on PTV-4
  • How 'Bout My Place on RPN
  • Tipong Pinoy on RPN
  • Battle of the Brains on PTV-4
  • Friends Again on IBC 13
  • Fastbreak on IBC 13
  • Travel Time on ANC
  • News Bites on Studio 23
  • PBA Classics on UltraVision 25
  • Fastbreak on IBC 13
  • Pilot Guides on UltraVision 25
  • The Message on UltraVision 25
  • Teletubbies on GMA
  • One Cubed on GMA
  • Inhumanoids on ABC 5
  • Pahina on ABS-CBN
  • Epol/Apple on ABS-CBN



  • Kassandra on ABS-CBN
  • Metalder on ABS-CBN
  • Gameplan on GMA
  • Magnegosyo on GMA
  • Hiwalay Kung Hiwalay Daw on GMA
  • Midnight Prayer Helps on GMA
  • Job Network on PTV-4
  • Relaks Lang on PTV-4
  • Cyber Jam on SBN 21
  • Takot Ka Ba Sa Dilim? on IBC 13
  • Goin' Bayabas on IBC 13
  • Blow by Blow on IBC 13
  • Mag Smile Club Na! on IBC 13
  • Hard Hat on ABC 5
  • Nagmamahal Pa Rin Sa Iyo on ABS-CBN
  • Campus Romance on GMA



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