2009 in Philippine television

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List of years in Philippine television

The following is a list of events affecting Philippine television in 2009. Events listed include television show debuts, finales, cancellations, and channel launches, closures and rebrandings, as well as information about controversies and carriage disputes.


  • February 9 - ABS-CBN TV-10 Batangas launches TV Patrol Southern Tagalog as the originating station broadcast around Batangas and across CALABARZON, which has been owned by the Regional Network Group.
  • May 22 - A victory party for Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao, who just became the new IBO (International Boxing Organization) and Ring Magazine Light Welterweight Champion, was held at the Renaissance Hotel in Makati City, in partnership with GMA Network, Inc. Solar and GMA executives at that time signed for a partnership in TV coverage of Manny Pacquiao's upcoming boxing matches.[1]
  • November 29 - Solar rebranded C/S9 as Solar TV at 11:00am with a slogan It's A Bright New World on RPN. On October 31, 2010, it changed some of its programming content to English/Tagalog with a new slogan Kung Saan Lahat Panalo!.


Date Show
January 2 I Propose on ETC (SBN 21)
January 5 Parekoy on ABS-CBN
January 15 American Idol (season 8) on Q (now GMA News TV)
Models NYC on ETC (SBN 21)
January 19 Tayong Dalawa on ABS-CBN
February 2 May Bukas Pa on ABS-CBN
Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang on GMA
February 16 Paano Ba Ang Mangarap? on GMA
SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon on ABS-CBN
February 16 Ruffa & Ai on ABS-CBN
February 22 Wow Mali on TV5
February 23 Totoy Bato on GMA
March 1 Joey's Quirky World on GMA
March 2 Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? on GMA
March 9 All About Eve on GMA
March 13 OFW Diaries on GMA
March 14 Cool Center on GMA
March 19 I Survived on ABS-CBN
March 23 Zorro on GMA
March 30 Pinoy Bingo Night on ABS-CBN
April 19 Jollitown (season 2) on GMA
April 20 Hole in the Wall on GMA
Kambal sa Uma on ABS-CBN
April 27 Only You on ABS-CBN
May 4 Nodame Cantabile on GMA
Precious Hearts Romances Presents on ABS-CBN
May 10 Power of 10 on GMA
May 16 Are You The Next Big Star? on GMA
May 17 Dear Friend: Madrasta on GMA
June 6 Happy Land on GMA
June 8 Ngayon at Kailanman on GMA
June 29 All My Life on GMA
The Wedding on ABS-CBN
July 6 Rosalinda on GMA
August 10 Darna on GMA
August 12 Project Runway Philippines (season 2) on ETC (SBN 21)
August 23 Show Me Da Manny on GMA
August 24 Katorse on ABS-CBN
September 7 Kuwentong Talentado on TV5
September 10 Moomoo and Me on TV5
September 14 Stairway to Heaven on GMA
September 15 Glee on ETC (SBN 21)/Jack TV
September 21 Ikaw Sana on GMA
September 28 Kaya Kong Abutin Ang Langit on GMA
Tinik Sa Dibdib on GMA
Lovers in Paris on ABS-CBN
October 12 Nagsimula sa Puso on ABS-CBN
October 17 Bitoy's SHOwwwTIME on GMA
October 24 Failon Ngayon on ABS-CBN
Showtime on ABS-CBN
Sarap At Home on Q
October 25 BandaOke on GMA
October 31 Kulilits on ABS-CBN
November 9 Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood on 2nd Avenue (RJTV 29)
Hi-5 Series 11 on TV5
November 12 The Riches on 2nd Avenue (RJTV 29)
November 15 StarStruck (Season 5) on GMA
November 21 Shining Through on 2nd Avenue (RJTV 29)
November 28 The Bottomline with Boy Abunda on ABS-CBN
November 30 Full House on GMA
NewsCap on RPN 9
December 1 The Insider on Solar TV
December 7 Tweetbiz: The Bizniz of Chizmiz on Q (now GMA News TV)
Sana Ngayong Pasko on GMA
December 19 Tropang Potchi on Q



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  • Global Pinoy Cinema



  • November 2 - Iglesia Ni Cristo Channel 22. move to Channel 136


  • June 23: Xia Vigor, child actress
  • June 26: Yesha Camile, child actress
  • July 12: Lilygem Yulores, child actress
  • August 28: Jana Agoncillo, child actress
  • September 18: Chunsa Jung, child actress
  • October 14: Leanne Bautista, child actress


  • February 5: Roberto Gonzales, 66, actor best known for martial-arts roles (born 1942)
  • February 10: Berting Labra, 76, film actor often in comic sidekick roles (born 1932)
  • February 12: Cris Daluz, 75, character actor (born 1934)
  • March 6: Francis Magalona, 44, actor, TV host, photographer and rapper and father of actors Elmo Magalona, Frank Magalona, Saab Magalona and Maxene Magalona (born 1964)
  • March 16: Roland Dantes, 65, martial artist and actor & uncle of actor of Dingdong Dantes (born 1944)
  • March 18: Pocholo Ramirez, 75, race car driver and television host and grandfather of Myx VJ Janine Ramirez (born 1933)
  • March 21: Genoveva Matute, 93, writer (born 1915)
  • April 4: Nelly Sindayen, 59, journalist and Time Magazine correspondent (born 1949)
  • April 11: Tita Muñoz, film actress (born 1926/1927)
  • April 27: Paraluman, 85, film actress (born 1923)
  • June 13: Douglas Quijano, 64, talent manager (born 1944)
  • July 2: Susan Fernandez, singer and activist (born 1956)
  • July 28: Emilio Gancayco, 86, former jurist in the Supreme Court and grandfather of teen actress Erich Gonzales (born 1922)
  • August 10: Tyrone Suarez, 39, former movie actor and model (born 1970)
  • August 11: Kennely Ann Lacia-Binay a.k.a. Audrey Vizcara, 29, former movie actress and model daughter-in-law of Makati City
  • September 1: Alexis Tioseco, 28, Filipino-born Canadian film critic (born 1981)
  • September 8: Rogelio Borja Flores, 74. former sports writer (born 1935)
  • September 15: Espiridion Laxa, 79, incumbent chairman of film academy of the Philippines and film industry leader and pioneering independent film producer (born 1930)
  • October 7: Alecks Pabico, 42, Filipino journalist (Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism) (born April 19, 1967)
  • November 19: Johnny Delgado, 61, former actor and writer (born 1948)
  • November 21: Bernard Bonnin, 71, former actor (born 1938)
  • November 23: Victor Nuñez, 31, TV Reporter, UNTV 37 (born 1978)
  • December 16: Gennie Q. Jota, 74, Executive Director of Family Rosary Crusade (born 1936)
  • December 29: Mandy Saguin, 63, former TV host of Kaagapay and well known as "Super Doc" (born September 6, 1946)

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