2013 in Philippine television

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The following is a list of events affecting Philippine television in 2013. Events listed include television show debuts, finales, cancellations, and channel launches, closures and rebrandings, as well as information about controversies and carriage disputes.





  • March 21 - Kris Aquino appeared in a 30-minute interview with TV Patrol to announce her resignation from all her ABS-CBN shows to spend time with her youngest son.[1] She also revealed that James Yap made sexual advances on her inside her room, which she refused. She said Yap threatened her in the presence of Bimby, who was traumatized of the said incident.[2][3] Aquino also filed a temporary protection order on March 20, 2013. In the petition, Kris asked the court to order Yap to stay away from her, her 5-year-old son Bimby and any household member, keep a distance of at least 100 meters, and to stay away from her residence, school, place of employment or any place frequented by her and her son.[4]




  • June 9 - Goin' Bulilit introduces the nine new cast members such as JB Agustin, Lance Lucido, CX Navarro, Aldred Nasayao, Jillian Aguila, Aaliyah Belmoro, Allyson McBride, Ashley Sarmiento and Kazumi Porquez.
  • June 10 - The controversial drama My Husband's Lover began airing on GMA7 which tackles homosexual relationships between men.



  • August 3 - video snippets of Chito Miranda having sexual intercourse with Neri Naig, and 2 two other women in three different occasions appeared in YouTube.[6]The video snippets with the other two women were taken down the same day, but the one with Naig became a viral hit that was shared in different blogs and social media sites. On his Twitter account, Miranda said his room was recently robbed. Among those stolen was his hard disk drive, where photo and video files were stored.[7][8] On Parokya ni Edgar's Facebook page and on Miranda's Instagram page,[9] Miranda expressed his sadness on the leaking of the private video. He also asked for forgiveness from both his and Naig's families.[10] A second more graphic clip, which is 11 minutes and 20 seconds long,different from the first video that spread in August was uploaded Monday afternoon on a Facebook page.[11][12]
  • August 18 - Former actress Megan Young crowned as Miss World Philippines 2013 at the Solaire Resort & Casino in Parañaque City[13]


  • September 2 - an alleged sex scandal of Wally Bayola and EB Babes dancer, Yosh Rivera, went viral in social media sites. The video, in which both of them are seen engaging in sexual intercourse, was uploaded onto YouTube that night. The video was immediately removed from the site but it was already circulated to other sites such as Facebook. After the scandal became known, the two of them have not appeared on Eat Bulaga! since.[14] It was reported that Bayola will temporarily not be appearing on Eat Bulaga!, as stated by his manager, Malou Choa Fagar who said the comedian "will lie low from the program".[15]
  • September 7 – Mutya Johanna Datul was crowned Miss Supranational 2013 and is the first Asian and first Filipina to win the title.[16]
  • September 14 – TV5 marks the launching of the new programming blocks Weekend Do It Better and Everyday All The Way.
  • September 28 – Miss Philippines Megan Young was crowned Miss World 2013 and is the first Filipina to win the title.[17]
  • September 29 - A fire hits the basement of GMA Network Center in Quezon City, the headquarters of GMA Network, the country's second-largest TV network. Although there were no injuries, it caused technological difficulties to the transmissions of both GMA and GMA News TV.





Date Show
January 2 Gintama (Season 4) on Hero
January 7 Rooftop Prince on ABS-CBN
Balitaan on PTV-4
Jeepney Jackpot: Pera o Para! on TV5[22]
Kidlat on TV5[23]
Sa Ganang Mamamayan on Net 25
Taumbahay on Net 25
Radyo Agila Balita Alas Dose on Net 25
January 13 Lokomoko: La-Bus on TV5
January 14 Good Morning Boss on PTV
You're Still the One on ABS-CBN
Minute to Win It on ABS-CBN[24]
Indio on GMA.[25]
The Alabang Housewives on TV5[26]
You Are My Destiny on TV5
January 21 Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw on ABS-CBN[27]
May Isang Pangarap on ABS-CBN[28]
Forever on GMA[29]
The Tim Yap Show on GMA
The Carrie Diaries on ETC
January 26 Human Planet on GMA News TV
Wowowillie on TV5[30][31]
Aksyon Weekend on TV5
Rescue 5 on TV5
January 27 Born Impact: Born to Be Wild Weekend Edition on GMA
Game 'N Go All-Stars on TV5
Istorifik: Pidol's Kwentong Fantastik on TV5
January 28 Blue Dragon (season 2) on ABS-CBN
Kahit Konting Pagtingin on ABS-CBN[32]
February 1 Biyahe ni Drew on GMA News TV
February 2 Hayop sa Galing on TV5
February 3 Para Sa 'Yo Ang Laban Na Ito on GMA[33]
Balwarte on TV5
February 4 CNN Konek on TV5
Juan dela Cruz on ABS-CBN[34]
February 5 Testigo Northern Mindanao on GMA Northern Mindanao
February 6 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 on TV5
February 9 Wagas on GMA News TV
Kanta Pilipinas on TV5
February 11 Never Say Goodbye on TV5
The Greatest Love on GMA
Bukod Kang Pinagpala on GMA [35]
Ohlala Couple on ABS-CBN
Apoy Sa Dagat on ABS-CBN
February 15 Mankind The Story of All of Us on GMA News TV
February 21 Kandidato 2013: Senador on GMA
February 25 Glory Jane on ABS-CBN
Unforgettable on GMA
Banana Nite on ABS-CBN
March 1 Martin Late @ Night on ABS-CBN
March 4 Big on GMA
March 9 Vampire Ang Daddy Ko on GMA [36]
March 10 Bayan Ko on GMA News TV
March 18 Little Champ on ABS-CBN
Mundo Mo'y Akin on GMA [37]
March 23 Alisto! on GMA
March 24 Earthflight on GMA News TV
April 6 Boracay Bodies on TV5
April 7 The Superhero Squad Show on ABS-CBN
April 8 Kuroko's Basketball (season 1) on ABS-CBN
Naruto Shippuden (season 5) on ABS-CBN
Dugong Buhay on ABS-CBN
Karinderya Wars on TV5
Unexpected You on GMA
The Ryzza Mae Show on GMA
Love & Lies on GMA
April 13 Toriko on GMA
April 15 Shakey's V-League on GMA News TV
To the Beautiful You on ABS-CBN
Kakambal ni Eliana on GMA
April 22 Missing You on ABS-CBN
Home Sweet Home on GMA
April 29 WansapanaSummer on ABS-CBN
Queen and I on GMA
May 5 GMA Blockbusters on GMA
May 6 I Do, I Do on GMA
Cassandra: Warrior Angel on TV5
May 11 Tropang Kulit on TV5
May 12 Everyday Easy on GMA
May 19 Great Migrations on GMA News TV
May 20 My Little Juan on ABS-CBN
May 22 Digimon Xros Wars on Hero
May 24 Gintama (Season 5) on Hero
May 27 A Promise of a Thousand Days on ABS-CBN
Annaliza on ABS-CBN
June 1 Superbook on GMA
June 3 Mga Basang Sisiw on GMA
Anna Karenina on GMA
June 10 Maghihintay Pa Rin on GMA
My Husband's Lover on GMA
June 15 Pororo the Little Penguin on GMA
One Day, Isang Araw on GMA
The Voice of the Philippines on ABS-CBN
June 16 Sunday All Stars on GMA
June 17 Likeable or Not on TV5
Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala on ABS-CBN
June 23 Kwentong Kusina, Kwentong Buhay on ABS-CBN
June 24 Love Rain on ABS-CBN
With a Smile on GMA
Absolute Boyfriend on ABS-CBN
Padam Padam... The Music of Their Hearts on GMA
July 1 My Daughter Seo-young on GMA
Undercover on TV5
Misibis Bay on TV5
July 7 Wild Case Files on GMA News TV
July 8 Muling Buksan Ang Puso on ABS-CBN
That Winter, The Wind Blows on ABS-CBN
July 20 The Jollitown Kids Show on GMA
July 22 Sailor Moon R on ABS-CBN
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal (season 1) on ABS-CBN
Binoy Henyo on GMA
The Innocent Man on GMA
July 27 Angry Birds Toons on GMA
August 11 Titser on GMA News TV
August 19 The Love Story of Kang Chi on ABS-CBN
August 26 Wish Upon A Star on ABS-CBN
Anak Ko 'Yan! on GMA
Pyra: Ang Babaeng Apoy on GMA
Got to Believe on ABS-CBN
September 2 Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin on ABS-CBN
September 8 FPJ: Da King on ABS-CBN on ABS-CBN
September 9 Akin Pa Rin ang Bukas on GMA
September 14 Showbiz Police: Intriga Under Arrest on TV5
Tropa Mo Ko Unli on TV5
Killer Karaoke on TV5
What's Up Doods? on TV5
September 15 The Mega and The Songwriter on TV5
September 21 Bingit on GMA
September 22 Dormitoryo on GMA
September 23 Lola on GMA
Prinsesa ng Buhay Ko on GMA
Kahit Nasaan Ka Man on GMA
Love Hotline on GMA News TV
September 30 Magkano Ba ang Pag-ibig? on GMA
Galema: Anak ni Zuma on ABS-CBN
News Team 13 on IBC
October 6 ThunderCats on GMA
October 7 Maria Mercedes on ABS-CBN
October 8 The Originals on ETC
Super Fun Night on ETC
October 12 I Dare You (season 2) on ABS-CBN
October 13 Star Cinema Originals on ABS-CBN
October 14 Face The People on TV5
Madam Chairman on TV5
Let's Ask Pilipinas on TV5
Genesis on GMA
Demolition Job on TV5
O Shopping on ABS-CBN
October 15 Numero on TV5
October 16 Dayo on TV5
October 17 For Love or Money on TV5
Positive on TV5
History with Lourd on TV5
October 18 Astig!: Sa Sports Walang Tsamba! on TV5
October 19 Bet on Your Baby (Philippine game show) on ABS-CBN
Katipunan on GMA
Juan Direction on TV5
October 20 Buzz ng Bayan on ABS-CBN
October 28 Fabulous Boys on GMA
Honesto on ABS-CBN
November 4 Crazy Love on ABS-CBN
Villa Quintana on GMA
A 100-Year Legacy on GMA
November 16 The Singing Bee on ABS-CBN
Killer Karaoke: Pinoy Naman on TV5
November 18 Sarap with Family on GMA News TV
Adarna on GMA
When a Man Falls in Love on ABS-CBN
November 23 Out of Control on GMA
Picture! Picture! on GMA
Spinnation on TV5
December 15 X-Men on ABS-CBN
December 16 Noli Me Tangere on IBC
December 23 Ultraman Mebius on ABS-CBN
Dōmo on ABS-CBN
December 29 Blade on ABS-CBN
True Horror Stories on GMA
December 30 Kapuso Primetime Cinema on GMA


The following are programs that were aired for a one-time episode broadcast:


  • January 1: 2012 Rose Parade on Studio 23
  • January 27 Silver: The 25th Anniversary Concert Special of Regine Velasquez-Alcasid on GMA
  • February 24: Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2013 Finals Night on ABS-CBN
  • April 27: 50 Years With The Master Showman: The Kuya Germs 50th Anniversary TV Special on GMA
  • May 25-September 21: The Today Show: Toyota Concert Series on Solar News Channel
  • May 16: Slimmer's World Miss Bikini Philippines 2013 on Studio 23
  • June 2: 44th Box Office Entertainment Awards on ABS-CBN
  • June 14: The Voice of Mcdonald's Grand Finals on Studio 23
  • August 12: 2013 Teen Choice Awards on ETC
  • September 28: Miss World 2013 on GMA
  • October 27: Miss Supranational 2013 on GMA
  • November 24: Come and Get Me: Aljur Abrenica Concert Special on GMA
  • December 1: Out of the Box: A Concert of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra for the 150th Birth Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio on PTV
  • December 13, 20, 27: iTunes Festival 2013 on myx
  • December 24, 31: iTunes Festival 2013 on Studio 23
  • December 29: Japan-Asean Music Fest 2013 on PTV

News and Current Affairs[edit]

  • February 13, March 6, 13, 20: Town Hall: A PPCRV Solar News Chanel Senatorial Series on Solar News Channel
  • March 4, 5, 7, 8: Stories: Half the Sky on Solar News Channel
  • March 15, November 26: Stories: Global Weirding on Solar News Channel
  • April 21, 28: Harapan 2013: The Senatorial Debates on ABS-CBN/Studio 23/ANC
  • April 25: STORIES: Tiger Woods on Solar News Channel
  • May 5: Landas: The GMA News and Public Affairs Election Docu-Movie Special on GMA
  • May 21, 23, 24: STORIES: Into The Mind on Solar News Channel
  • June 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28: Stories: Life on Solar News Channel
  • July 29, 30, December 16, 17: Stories: Future Earth on Solar News Channel
  • August 1: Stories: Why Do We Talk? on Solar News Channel
  • August 20: A Vision Worth Dying For: PTV Documentary Special on Ninoy Aquino on PTV
  • August 25: Agosto Bente-Uno: Ang Pagpatay kay Ninoy Aquino on ABS-CBN
  • September 12, 13, December 30, 31: STORIES: Ewan McGregor: Cold Chain Mission on Solar News Channel
  • September 15: Imbestigador: Bantay Kaban ng Bayan: The GMA News and Public Affairs Special Report on GMA
  • October 3: STORIES: Know the truth about Exercise on Solar News Channel
  • November 7-25: Tulong ng Bayan Yolanda Watch: Media ng Bayan Special Coverage on PTV/IBC
  • November 9: Bagsik ni Bagyong Yolanda: The ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs Special Coverage on ABS-CBN/Studio 23
  • December 8: College of Saint Benilde: Alternative Learing System Documentary on ANC
  • December 6, 9: Stories: Mandela: The Struggle Is My Life on Solar News Channel
  • December 10, 11, 13: Stories: Invisible Words on Solar News Channel
  • December 15: Frere: The Animated Story of St. John Baptist De La Salle on ANC
  • December 21: #GiveLoveGiveBackPhilippines: Justin Bieber's Visit to the Philippines Special on TV5
  • December 22: Yolanda: Ang Pagsalaysay ni Atom Araullo on ABS-CBN
  • December 25: Perspectives 2013: The ANC-Yahoo Yearend Report on ABS-CBN News Channel
  • December 27: On The Cusp of Change: 2013 Solar News Channel Year-Ender Report on Solar News Channel
  • December 29: Look Up, Look Up: 2013 GMA News and Public Affairs Yearend Review on GMA
  • December 31: Lima sa 2013, Kasama si Luchi Cruz-Valdes: The News5 Year-End Report on TV5
  • December 31: Yolanda: Ang Pagbangon - A RTVM Special Feature on IBC


  • March: Ang Susunod na Santo Papa: The GMA News Conclave Coverage on GMA
  • March 26, 28, 29: Stories: Son of God on Solar News Channel



  • Notes
  1. ^ a Originally aired on ABS-CBN
  2. ^ a Originally aired on GMA
  3. ^ Originally aired on TV5

Programs returning in 2013[edit]

Show Last Aired Retitled Channel Return Date
Inazuma Eleven (season 1) 2011 Same ABS-CBN January 7
American Idol (season 12) 2012 Same ETC January 17
Yakitate!! Japan 2006 Same ABS-CBN April 8
ETCETERA 2011 Same ETC September 8
The X Factor (U.S. season 3) 2012 Same Studio 23 September 12
I Am Meg 2012 Same ETC September 14
Wow Mali 2012 Wow Mali Pa Rin! TV5 September 15
Pinoy Explorer 2013 Same TV5
Who Wants to be a Millionaire? 2012 Same TV5
I Dare You 2011 Same ABS-CBN October 12
Misibis Bay 2013 Misibis Bay: Return to Paradise TV5 October 14
Princess Hours 2007 Same ABS-CBN November 18
Mega Fashion Crew 2012 Mega Fashion Crew: Reloaded ETC November 25
Kuroko's Basketball (season 1) 2013 Same ABS-CBN December 23
Naruto Shippuden (season 5) 2013 Same ABS-CBN




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