1998 in the Philippines

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1998 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 1998.

The year was also designated for the country's year-long 100th Anniversary of Philippine Independence, known as its theme 100 Kalayaan: Kayamanan ng Bayan (1898-1998).





  • January 17 – The Tanduay Gold Rhum Masters achieved their 6th title of the PBL after their winning against AGFA HDC Films in Game 5 of the 1998 PBL All-Filipino Cup Finals, 82–76.
  • March 7 – The Inauguration games of the Metropolitan Basketball Association held at Don Narciso Ramos Sports Complex in Lingayen, Pangasinan.
  • May 8 – The Alaska Milkmen regain the 1998 PBA All-Filipino Cup crown with a 4-3 series victory against the San Miguel Beermen and repeated as back-to-back title, Alaska winning their 8th PBA title.
  • July 6 – The Tanduay Centennial Rhum Masters were crowned as the PBL Basketball champions of the 1998 Yakult PBL Centennial Cup after beating Batang Red Bull in the Game 3 of the finals series, 71–65. and also breaking its seventh title drought.
  • August 14 – The Alaska Milkmen won their 9th straight PBA title, defeating the San Miguel Beermen for the second time in the season, winning in six games.
  • October 6 – The Mobiline Phone Pals won the PBA Centennial Cup title, defeating the Formula Shell Super Unleaded in winning the overtime 67-66.
  • October 31 – The Pampanga Dragons wins as the first MBA champions, winning against Negros Slashers 4-1. The Dragons clinch the first MBA national championship.
  • December 620 – The Philippines participated in the 1998 Asian Games held in Bangkok, Thailand from December 6 to December 20, 1998. Ranked 21st with 1 gold medal, 5 silver medals and 12 bronze medals with a total of 18 over-all medals.[2]
  • December 9 – Formula Shell Super Unleaded wins their third PBA title and their first in six years, with a 4-3 series victory over the Mobiline Phone Pals.



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  1. ^ "TODAY IN HISTORY: In 1913, the Association de Damas Filipinas was established". InterAksyon. September 26, 2011. Retrieved September 26, 2011.
  2. ^ 1998 Asian Games medal tally Archived 2009-02-13 at the Wayback Machine.