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).
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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 6– 20 – The participated in the Philippines 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.  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.
January 4 – Liza Soberano, actress
January 10 – Ayra Mariano, actress
February 3 – James Teng, actor
February 10 – Donny Pangilinan, actor
February 16 – Jack Reid, actor and Commercial model
February 24 – Mariel Pamintuan, actress
March 27 – BJ Forbes, actor
March 30 – Janella Salvador, actress
April 16 – Paul Salas, actor
May 27 – Sachzna Laparan, model and actress
May 28 – Luis Gabriel Moreno, archer and Youth Olympic Games medalist
June 22 – Maureen Wroblewitz, winner and TV co-host Asia's Next Top Model
August 1 – Barbie Imperial, actress
August 19 – Ella Guevara, actress
August 21 – Prince Villanueva, actor
August 23 – Russell Reyes, member of BoybandPH
August 24 – Sofia Andres, actress
September 21 – Miguel Tanfelix, actor
October 1 – Ryle Paolo Santiago, member of Hashtags
October 10 – Nash Aguas, actor
November 10 – Renz Valerio, actor
November 11 – Carlo Lacana, actor
December 2 – Gabbi Garcia, actress and endorser
December 6 – Krystelle Yague, news anchor and singer
December 9 – Mika Dela Cruz, actress
December 25 – Jose Emmanuel Martinez, comic book expert
December 26 – Ashley Ortega, actress December 28 – Aaron Junatas, actor
January 9 – Charito Solis, actress (b. 1935)
March 31 – DJ Dejarlo, Filipino professional basketball player and MBA player
April – Pancho Magalona, Philippine actor (b. 1921)
June 11 – Leopoldo Salcedo, actor (b. 1912)
August 27 – Babalu, actor and comedian (b. 1942)
September 1 – Francisco Coching, Filipino comic books illustrator and writer (b. 1919)
September 6 – Ric Segreto, recording artist (b. 1952)
October 9 – Anthony Alonzo, Filipino Actor and Politician (b. 1948)
October 23 – Adrian Gonzales, Filipino comic book artist (b. 1937)
December 17 – Alberto Jover Piamonte, fourth Archbishop of Jaro in the Philippines (b. 1934) December 18 – Abdurajak Abubakar Janjalani, chief founder and leader of Abu Sayyaf (b. 1959)
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