The 2019 PBA season will be the 44th season of the Philippine Basketball Association. The league will continue to use the three-conference format, starting with the Philippine Cup. The Commissioner’s Cup and the Governors’ Cup are the second and third conferences in the upcoming season. This tournament does not allow teams to hire foreign players or imports. Prior to 2004–05 season, the tournament was then known as the PBA All-Filipino Cup. It is considered the most prestigious of the three conferences in a PBA season.