2012 in Philippine television

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The following is a list of events affecting Philippine television in 2012. Events listed include television show debuts, finales, cancellations, and channel launches, closures and rebrandings, as well as information about controversies and carriage disputes.




  • May 6: Raymart Santiago, along with Claudine Barretto and his 8-man entourage, assaulted a known journalist and senior citizen, Ramon Tulfo, due to Ramon purportedly using his mobile phone to take photos of Claudine screaming at and humiliating a ground attendant of Cebu Pacific concerning missing luggage which supposedly contained asthma medicine for their friend's children. This occurred within NAIA Terminal 3 in a location not covered by CCTV. Witnesses state that the brawl began when Raymart and his entourage surrounded Tulfo and demanded that he hand over his phone. Ramon refused and the assault commenced.

A video of the brawl that was recorded and posted on YouTube clearly shows Raymart choking Tulfo while encouraging his friends to throw punches at him. Claudine can clearly be seen attacking Tulfo as well. The airport security guards eventually stopped the attack and escorts Ramon away while Raymart follows alongside screaming obscenities at him.

A few days after the incident, Claudine Barretto filed assault and child abuse charges on Ramon Tulfo as they claim that he (Tulfo) initiated the attack. Claudine also states that she has a witness to her claim. The name of the witness was not given and he has not given his account of the incident to anybody but Claudine. The rationale behind the child abuse charges, according to Claudine, comes from the fact(?) that Ramon (allegedly) begins the assault in front of her children, traumatizing them. Upon questioning the ground attendant Claudine was heckling, it was Raymart and their entourage who had initiated the assault.





Date Show
January 2 Chef Boy Logro: Kusina Master on GMA
Heartstrings on ABS-CBN
January 16 Legacy on GMA
Walang Hanggan on ABS-CBN
January 23 Sailor Moon on ABS-CBN
Naruto Shippuden (season 4) on ABS-CBN
Lumayo Ka Man Sa Akin on ABS-CBN
5 Girls and a Dad on Net 25
City Hunter on ABS-CBN
January 29 IBilib on GMA
January 30 Mundo Man ay Magunaw on ABS-CBN
E-Boy on ABS-CBN
February 4 Oka2kat on ABS-CBN
Spooky Valentine on GMA
February 6 Good Morning Club on TV5
Broken Vow on GMA
Alice Bungisngis and her Wonder Walis on GMA
Biritera on GMA
February 9 Smash on 2nd Avenue
February 12 The Biggest Game Show In The World (Asia) on TV5
Toink on TV5
February 13 The Good Daughter on GMA
My Beloved on GMA
Valiente on TV5
February 15 America's Next Great Restaurant on 2nd Avenue
February 19 Kapitan Awesome on TV5
Luv U on ABS-CBN
February 20 It Started with a Kiss on GMA
Nandito Ako on TV5
Pilipinas News on TV5
February 25 Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal (season 4) on ABS-CBN
February 27 Felina: Prinsesa ng mga Pusa on TV5
Isang Dakot Na Luha on TV5
February 28 A Blow to the Heart on Studio 23 (now ABS-CBN Sports+Action)
March 1 Solar Headlines on Talk TV
March 5 Hiram na Puso on GMA
Wako Wako on ABS-CBN
March 12 Dahil Sa Pag-ibig on ABS-CBN
March 14 Up All Night on 2nd Avenue
March 25 Project Runway Philippines (season 3) on ETC
March 26 A Woman's Word on Telenovela Channel
April 8 Sunday Funday on TV5
April 15 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Philippines on TV5
April 16 Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo on ABS-CBN
Princess and I on ABS-CBN
Dream High on ABS-CBN
April 23 Cooking Kumares on TV5
May 6 Tweets For My Sweet on GMA
May 7 Aryana on ABS-CBN
Chuno: The Slave Hunters on GMA
Love Spell on Telenovela Channel
Big Love on Telenovela Channel
May 12 My Chubby World Big Adventure on GMA
May 13 Pinoy Adventures on GMA
May 14 White Lies on TV5
Love You a Thousand Times on TV5
Pink Lipstick on TV5
Sharon: Kasama Mo, Kapatid on TV5
May 20 Pare & Pare on GMA
May 21 Luna Blanca on GMA
May 28 Cooking with the Stars on GMA
Dinosaur King on ABS-CBN
Hiyas on ABS-CBN
June 4 Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? on GMA
Makapiling Kang Muli on GMA
June 11 MARS on GMA News TV
One True Love on GMA
My Daddy Dearest on GMA
June 12 The Lying Game on ETC
June 17 Together Forever on GMA
June 18 Faithfully on GMA
Lie To Me on GMA
Solar Network News on Talk TV
June 23 The X Factor Philippines on ABS-CBN
June 25 Balitang Ilokano on GMA Ilocos
July 2 Gash Bell on ABS-CBN
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's on ABS-CBN
Lorenzo's Time on ABS-CBN
Metro One on PTV-4
News @ 1 on PTV-4
News @ 6 on PTV-4
PTV Sports on PTV-4
PTV Newsbreak on PTV-4
NewsLife on PTV-4
July 7 The Weekend News on PTV-4
July 9 Two Wives on ABS-CBN
Be Careful With My Heart on ABS-CBN
Hindi Ka Na Mag-iisa on GMA
Kahit Puso'y Masugatan on ABS-CBN
July 15 Agri Tayo Dito on All ABS-CBN regional channels (produced by ABS-CBN Davao)
July 16 Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto on ABS-CBN
Pintada on ABS-CBN
Solar Nightly News on Talk TV
July 23 Protégé: The Battle For The Big Artista Break on GMA
July 24 The World According to Paris on ETC
July 28 Drop Dead Diva on GMA News TV
July 29 Third Eye on TV5
July 30 Enchanted Garden on TV5
Artista Academy on TV5
Lee San: The Wind of the Palace on GMA
August 4 Ang Latest on TV5
August 5 H.O.T. TV: Hindi Ordinaryong Tsismis on GMA
August 13 Moon Embracing the Sun on GMA
Reaksyon on TV5
August 20 Smile, Dong Hae on GMA
August 27 Angel's Temptation on GMA
September 1 The Blue Planet on GMA News TV
September 3 Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga on GMA
September 5 The Next on ETC
September 10 Panahon.TV on PTV-4
Slayers Revolution on ABS-CBN
Equator Man on ABS-CBN
Aso ni San Roque on GMA
September 13 Survivor: Philippines on GMA News TV
September 16 Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kuwento on GMA
September 17 Baretang Bikol on GMA Bicol
September 20 Hamon ng Kalikasan on GMA News TV
October 1 Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan on ABS-CBN
Solar Newsday on Talk TV
Solar Daybreak on Talk TV
October 6 Sarap Diva on GMA
October 8 Magdalena on GMA
Ina, Kapatid, Anak on ABS-CBN
Coffee Prince on GMA
October 15 Heroman on ABS-CBN
October 16 Beauty and the Beast on ETC
October 20 Life in the Undergrowth on GMA News TV
October 22 Kape at Balita on GMA News TV
Emily Owens, M.D. on ETC
Dogs in the City on 2nd Avenue
Cielo de Angelina on GMA
October 27 Extra Challenge on GMA
October 29 Yesterday's Bride on GMA
Temptation of Wife on GMA
A Beautiful Affair on ABS-CBN
The Amazing Race Philippines on TV5
October 31 CMV By Request on INCTV
Gabay sa Mabuting Asal on INCTV
Let's Talk on INCTV
Lingap sa Mamamayan on INCTV
Paninindigan on INCTV
Taga Rito Kami on INCTV
November 5 Gintama (season 2) on ABS-CBN
Paraiso on ABS-CBN
Paroa: Ang Kuwento ni Mariposa on GMA
November 11 Arrow on Jack TV/Jack City (now defunct)
November 12 Nay-1-1 on GMA
MasterChef Pinoy Edition on ABS-CBN
November 17 Celebrity Bluff on GMA
Magpakailanman on GMA
Watta Job on GMA
November 19 A Gentleman's Dignity on ABS-CBN
The Princess' Man on GMA
November 26 Pahiram ng Sandali on GMA
Legal Help Desk on Solar News Channel
November 27 MedTalk on Solar News Channel
November 28 News.PH on Solar News Channel
November 29 Elections 2013 on Solar News Channel
November 30 News Café on Solar News Channel
December 3 Pinoy True Stories on ABS-CBN
Solar Sports Desk on Solar News Channel
December 10 Animazing Tales on ABS-CBN
December 16 Teen Gen on GMA
December 17 Giant on TV5

Unknown Dates[edit]

  • August: UNTV News on UNTV
  • September : I Am Meg on ETC

Network changes[edit]

Date Show Moved from Moved to
January 19 American Idol GMA News TV ETC
January 28 Go, Diego, Go! TV5 ABS-CBN
January 28 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron TV5 ABS-CBN
February 20 It Started with a Kiss ABS-CBN GMA Network
May 14 They Kiss Again ABS-CBN GMA Network (as It Started with a Kiss 2)
June 23 NCAA Season 88 Studio 23 (now ABS-CBN Sports+Action) AKTV on IBC 13
July 9 Marimar RPN/GMA Network Telenovela Channel
August 11 Bitag TV5 PTV 4
October 22 Kape at Balita GMA Network GMA News TV
Unknown El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera TV5 ABS-CBN
Unknown Shakey's V-League NBN (now PTV 4) AKTV on IBC 13

Programs returning in 2012[edit]

Show Last Aired Network Date
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? 2012 TV5 July 1
City Hunter 2012 ABS-CBN July 9
The Baker King 2011 GMA Network July 16
Jollitown 2011 ABS-CBN July 22
Metal Fight Beyblade 2010 ABS-CBN October 1
Kape at Balita 1993 GMA News TV October 22
One True Love 2012 GMA Network October 22
Ang Iglesia ni Cristo N/A INCTV October 31
Ang Pagbubunyag N/A INCTV October 31
Ang Tamang Daan N/A INCTV October 31
INC & the Bible N/A INCTV October 31
Pasugo N/A INCTV October 31
Magpakailanman 2008 GMA Network November 17
Hitman Reborn! (season 4) 2011 ABS-CBN November 19




  • January 29: Maan Panganiban, former courtside reporter turn News5 reporter, lymphoma (born 1986)
  • February 18: Linda Estrella, Filipina movie star from Sampaguita Pictures (born 1922)
  • March 2: Isagani Yambot, veteran Philippine newsman and publisher of Philippine Daily Inquirer, heart attack (born 1934)
  • March 15: Luis Gonzales, Filipino movie star from Sampaguita Pictures, pneumonia (born 1928)
  • April 5: Angelo Castro, Jr., former ABS-CBN anchor and journalist, cancer (born 1945)
  • April 6: Nita Javier, former LVN actress, cancer (born 1932)
  • June 26: Mario O'Hara, award-winning director, leukemia (born 1944)
  • July 8: Buboy Favor, executive producer of various GMA Network shows
  • July 10: Dolphy, actor and comedian dubbed the "King of Comedy", chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and multiple organ failure (born 1928)
  • August 18: Jesse Robredo, Department of the Interior and Local Government secretary, plane crash (born 1958)
  • September 25: Jun Bote Bautista, news broadcaster and journalist (born 1939)
  • September 30: Butch Maniego, sportscaster and executive director of the PBA D-League (born 1962)
  • October 8: Marilou Diaz-Abaya, multi-awarded film director, breast cancer (born 1955)
  • November 6: Julie Ann Rodelas, talent and model of ABS-CBN, murder (born 1992)
  • November 26: Celso Ad. Castillo, award-winning film director, screenwriter and actor, heart attack (born 1943)


The following is a list of Free-to-Air and Local Cable Networks making noteworthy launches and closures during 2012.


Date Station Channel Source
March 1 Fox Filipino Cignal Channel 24
Cablelink Channel 53
G Sat Channel 108
Dream Satellite TV Channel 11
April 2 beTV Philippines SkyCable Channel 35
April 12 Hyper Cignal Channel 53
May 12 Colours Cignal Channel 27 (SD) 57 (HD)
Weather Information Network Cignal Channel 3
July 16 Viva TV Cignal Channel 16
Dream Channel 54
October 1 Jeepney TV SkyCable Channel 9
Destiny Cable Channel 41
October 20 Jack City UHF Channel 31 (now broadcast on cable since September 2014)
October 30 Solar News Channel UHF Channel 21 (now VHF Channel 9)
December 1 Toonami SkyCable Channel 42
Destiny Cable Channel 42
December 18 TeleAsia Cignal Channel 12 (Filipino) 84 (Chinese)


The following is a list of television stations that have made or will make noteworthy network rebranded in 2012.

Date Rebranded from Rebranded to Channel Source
October 31 GEM TV INC TV UHF Channel 49 (now UHF Channel 48)


Date Station Channel Sign-on debut Source
April 1 AXN Beyond Philippines December 2010 (relaunch)
July 13 Channel [V] Philippines Destiny Cable Channel 46 May 1994
July 15 VIVA Cinema May 1996
August 3 Universal Channel July 2010
September 30 CgeTV SkyCable Channel 72 (Digital) December 2010
October 19 CHASE 31 December 2011
October 29 Talk TV 21 March 2011
November 30 Boomerang SkyCable Channel 125 September 2005


  1. ^ "Philippines gets 2nd saint: teen martyr Calungsod | Inquirer Global Nation". Globalnation.inquirer.net. Retrieved 2012-10-21.

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