2006 in Philippine television

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List of years in Philippine television

The following is a list of events affecting Philippine television in 2006. Events listed include television show debuts, finales, cancellations, and channel launches, closures and rebrandings, as well as information about controversies and carriage disputes.





  • May 7 - Gerald Santos wins Pinoy Pop Superstar on its Grand Showdown held at the Araneta Coliseum.



  • October 1 - Sports Plus ceased broadcasting and replaced by the Basketball TV channel formed by Solar, while moving most of Sports Plus programs to Solar Sports.


  • November 26 - Miss Earth 2006 beauty pageant was hosted by the Philippines at the National Museum Grounds at Manila. Miss Chile won the pageant.



Date Show
January 9 Gulong ng Palad on ABS-CBN
Tinig on GMA
Sad Love Song on GMA
January 16 Sikat Ka! Iloilo on ABS-CBN TV-10 Iloilo
January 18 American Idol (season 5) on ABC 5
February 4 Komiks on ABS-CBN
February 5 Trip na Trip on ABS-CBN
February 12 Your Song on ABS-CBN
February 13 My Name is Kim Sam Soon on GMA
February 20 Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas on GMA
Agawin Mo Man Ang Lahat on GMA
Hongkong Flight 143 on GMA
February 27 Sa Piling Mo on ABS-CBN
March 4 XXX: Exklusibong, Explosibong, Exposé on ABS-CBN
March 5 Us Girls on Studio 23 (now ABS-CBN Sports and Action)
March 10 Gudtaym on ABS-CBN
March 20 Majika on GMA
April 1 Hapinas on QTV now GMA News TV
April 16 Urban Zone on ABS-CBN
April 17 Duyan on GMA
April 24 Noel on QTV now GMA News TV
May 1 Project 11 on QTV now GMA News TV
May 6 Fantastikids on GMA
May 15 Bituing Walang Ningning on ABS-CBN
I Luv NY on GMA
May 29 Calla Lily on ABS-CBN
Captain Barbell on GMA
June 3 Let's Go on ABS-CBN
June 5 Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal on ABS-CBN
June 11 U Can Dance on ABS-CBN
June 25 Pinoy Meets World on GMA
July 3 Bandila on ABS-CBN
July 5 100% Pinoy on GMA
July 8 Aalog-Alog on ABS-CBN
July 9 Love Spell on ABS-CBN
July 10 Pinakamamahal on GMA
Ang Pagbabago on GMA
July 24 Linlang on GMA
July 29 John en Shirley on ABS-CBN
Star Magic Presents on ABS-CBN
July 30 Teka Mona on ABC 5 (now TV5)
Philippine Idol on ABC 5 (now TV5)
July 31 The Slayers on GMA
August 7 O-Ha! on ABC 5 (now TV5)
August 22 Swak na Swak on ABS-CBN
August 27 Pinoy Dream Academy on ABS-CBN
August 28 Super Inggo on ABS-CBN
September 9 Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko on ABS-CBN
September 11 Crazy for You on ABS-CBN
Bakekang on GMA
September 25 Dangal on GMA
October 2 Atlantika on GMA
October 9 Maging Sino Ka Man on ABS-CBN
October 16 A Rosy Life on GMA
October 23 TV Patrol Pampanga on ABS-CBN TV-46 Pampanga
October 29 Kapuso Movie Festival on GMA
November 6 Makita Ka Lang Muli on GMA
November 8 Palaban on GMA
November 25 Abt Ur Luv on ABS-CBN
December 4 StarStruck: The Next Level on GMA
December 23 Takeshi's Castle on GMA

Unknown dates[edit]


  • Sunday's Best on ABS-CBN
  • Sapulso on QTV (now GMA News TV)
  • Games Uplate Live on ABS-CBN
  • Tribe on Net 25
  • Kids TV on ABC 5
  • America Atbp. on ABC 5
  • ABC News Alert on ABC 5
  • Metro on ABC 5
  • Generation RX on ABC 5
  • Star sa Kusina on ABC 5
  • America's Next Top Model on ETC
  • Cold Case on ETC
  • Inside Edition on ETC 2nd Avenue
  • Jesus the Healer on GMA
  • PJM Forum on GMA
  • Barangay Uniting For Chess on SBN 21
  • Usapang Legal with Willie on SBN 21
  • Morning! Umaga Na! on SBN 21
  • Celebrity Night of Dance and Music on SBN 21
  • Now Na! on QTV
  • Proudly Filipina on QTV
  • The 700 Club Asia on QTV
  • Gag Ito! on Studio 23
  • Kapatid Sa Hanapbuhay on Net 25

Programs transferring networks[edit]

Date Show Moved from Moved to
December 23 Takeshi's Castle QTV GMA Network


Unknown dates[edit]





  • September 30 : Sports Plus


  • January 19: JB Agustin, actor, socialite and philanthropist
  • May 3: Mutya Orquia, actress
  • June 23: CX Navarro, actor
  • September 14: Hannah Lopez Vito, actress and host of Team Yey!
  • December 30: David Remo, actor and model


  • January 23: Ernie Baron, television journalist, host, and inventor (born 1940)
  • April 23: Chat Silayan, actress and former beauty queen (born 1960)
  • August 14: Analiza "Hazel" Recheta, Arnel Guiao and Ismael Cabugayan, television journalists
  • September 18: Eddie Mercado, television host (born 1938)
  • September 20: Jojo Lapus, newspaper journalist and television scriptwriter (born 1945)
  • October 7: Dan Campilan, television journalist (born 1980)
  • November 24: Maximo V. Soliven, newspaper journalist and publisher (born 1933)
  • November 28: Rosita Quinto Stecza, 1950s actress under the screen name Rosa Mia (born 1924)
  • December 22: Danilo Ayala Bernardo, journalist (born 1948)

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