1997 in Philippine television

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List of years 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.


Date Show
January 27 TV Patrol Tuguegarao on ABS-CBN TV-3 Tuguegarao
February 2 SOP on GMA
February 8 Master Showman Presents on GMA
February 17 Esperanza on ABS-CBN
March 3 Showbiz Lingo Plus on ABS-CBN
March 10 Pangarap Kong Jackpot on PTV-4
Mula sa Puso on ABS-CBN
March 16 Compañero y Compañera on ABS-CBN
March 17 Ikaw Na Sana on GMA
April 3 Si Tsong, Si Tsang on GMA
April 7 Good Morning Asia on GMA
April 14 TV Patrol Tacloban on ABS-CBN TV-2 Tacloban
May 11 Showbiz Lingo Plus on ABS-CBN
May 19 Kaya ni Mister, Kaya ni Misis on ABS-CBN
June 2 Growing Up on GMA
June 16 TV Patrol Albay on ABS-CBN TV-4 Legazpi
June 22 Spice Boys on ABS-CBN
Wansapanataym on ABS-CBN
Onli in da Pilipins on ABS-CBN
June 24 !Oka Tokat on ABS-CBN
July 4 M.U. on GMA
July 6 Jin Jin and the Panda Patrol on GMA
Next on GMA
Bilibitornot on GMA
Vilma Tonight: A Limited Engagement on GMA
August 18 Headline Trese on IBC 13
September 1 TV Patrol Ilocos on ABS-CBN TV-7 Laoag
October 13 Si Manoy at si Mokong on GMA
October 14 Ibang Klase on GMA
November 16 SNBO on GMA
November 23 Kaybol, Ang Bagong TV on ABS-CBN
November 24 TV Patrol Palawan on ABS-CBN TV-7 Palawan
December 1 CTN Midnite on IBC 13


  • Math-Tinik on ABS-CBN
  • Beverly Hills, 90210 on Studio 23
  • Baywatch on Studio 23
  • The Nanny on Studio 23
  • Aawitan Kita on GMA
  • Solbrain on ABC 5
  • The Final Report on PTV-4
  • Details 0923 on IBC 13
  • Skyranger Gavan on RPN 9
  • Walang Kukurap on GMA
  • Bitoy's Adventures in Bilibkaba? on GMA
  • Cinema Cinema Cinema on RPN 9
  • Isumbong Mo Kay Tulfo on RPN 9



  • Hana Yori Dango on ABS-CBN
  • Pamilya Ukay-Ukay on ABS-CBN
  • Carol En Cosme on ABS-CBN
  • Ilusiones on ABS-CBN
  • Lazos de Amor on ABS-CBN
  • Maria Mercedes on ABS-CBN
  • Beverly Hills, 90210 on ABS-CBN
  • Baywatch on ABS-CBN
  • Eye to Eye on GMA
  • The Nanny on ABS-CBN
  • B na B: Baliw na Baliw on ABC 5
  • Good Evening Please on ABC 5
  • PSE Live: The Stock Market Today on IBC 13
  • Machineman on IBC 13
  • Tell The People on RPN 9
  • Cinema Cinema on RPN 9
  • Nap Knock on RPN 9
  • Home TV Shopping on RJTV



  • 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)

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