My Binondo Girl
|My Binondo Girl|
|Written by||Noreen Capili
|Directed by||Malu L. Sevilla
Francis Xavier Pasion
|Theme music composer||Ogie Alcasid|
|Opening theme||"Sino Ako"
by Regine Velasquez
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|Original language(s)||Filipino, English, Chinese|
|No. of episodes||110|
|Executive producer(s)||Arnel T. Nacario|
|Editor(s)||John Ryan Bonifacio
George Padolina, Jr.
Vince San Antonio
|Location(s)||Philippines (Binondo, Manila)
China (Hong Kong)
|Running time||30-45 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Dreamscape Entertainment TV|
|Picture format||NTSC (480i)|
|Original release||August 22, 2011– January 20, 2012|
My Binondo Girl is a Philippine romantic comedy television drama which debuted on August 22, 2011 and ends on January 20, 2012 on ABS-CBN. The drama revolves around a girl who pretends to be a man to gain her father's affection.
The cast was announced during a press conference in April 7, 2011. In the story conference held by the network, it was stated that Kim Chiu will topbill the series together with Cherry Pie Picache, Glydel Mercado, and Ai Ai delas Alas. Three leading men were chosen for the series which includes Jolo Revilla, Matteo Guidicelli, and Xian Lim. Filming started in April 2011 in Binondo, Manila and Hong Kong.
My Binondo Girl is the story of Jade Dimaguiba, a girl who spent her life craving the approval and acceptance of her Chinese father Chen Sy (Richard Yap), who attempted to put her up for adoption when she was young because of China’s One Child Policy (wherein couples either put their first child up for adoption or pay a government fine to have a second child). His decision was swiftly made after learning that his Filipina wife Zeny (Ai Ai delas Alas) is pregnant with a baby boy, which is more favored under the Chinese tradition. In order to protect her child, Zeny returns to the Philippines only to suffer a miscarriage and lose the second child.
Years after, Chen Sy, already a successful business tycoon, finds Zeny to see Yuan, the baby boy. Zeny refuses to tell him his whereabouts but despite this, Chen continues to ignore Jade and disregard her as his daughter. Jade vows to gain her father’s acceptance someday and graduates with top honors to prove to her father that despite her gender, she is a worthy daughter.
However, in an unexpected turn of events, Chen loses his other son Chen Sy II (from his second marriage) to an accident and Jade is forced to pose as Yuan in order to get her mother and gradmother Amor (Gina Pareño) out of jail because of Jean (Cherrie Pie Picache), the second wife’s machinations. Jade is helped through her journey by Onyx (Jolo Revilla), her childhood friend and determined suitor; Trevor (Matteo Guidicelli), the happy go lucky stepson of her father’s business partner; and Andy (Xian Lim), who started off as her competition but ended up as one of her staunchest supporters upon learning her dual identity.
- Kim Chiu as Jade Dimaguiba/Yuan Sy
- Xian Lim as Andy Wu
- Jolo Revilla as Onyx Dimalanta
- Matteo Guidicelli as Trevor Wu
- Ai Ai delas Alas as Zenaida "Zheny" Dimaguiba-Sy
- Gina Pareño as Amor Dimaguiba
- Cherry Pie Picache as Jean Dimasupil-Sy
- Glydel Mercado as Ningning Wu
- Ricardo Cepeda as Edison Wu
- Richard Yap as Chen Sy
- Marina Benipayo as Menchu Wu
- Laureen Uy as Amethyst Sy
- Maja Salvador as Amber Dionisio
- Simon Ibarra as Arturo Dimalanta
- Gilleth Sandico as Stella Dimalanta
- Coleen Garcia as Marissa
- Eda Nolan as Annie
- David Chua as Stephen
- Bea Saw as Althea
- Moi Marcampo as Anikka Cruz
- Quintin Alianza as Young Stephen
- Maurice Mabutas as Young Annie
- Aiko Climaco as Lena
- Gwen Garci as Lorraine
- Raymund Concepcion as College Dean
- George Lim as Arturo and Onyx's Boss
- Janvier Daily as Rafael Bautista
- Ian Valdez as Parlorista
- John Medina as Gieneth
- Rayver Cruz as Young Edison
- Aze Sasaki as Patrice
- Peter Chua as Wo Shu Master
- Robi Domingo as Chen Sy II
- Catherine Kiok Lay as Teacher
- Mutya Orquia as Young Jade Dimaguiba
- Sharlene San Pedro as Young Amethyst Sy
- Izzy Canillo as Young Onyx
- Kristoff Meneses as Young Andy
- Joshen Bernardo as Young Trevor
Awards and nominations
|2011||ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards||Pop Kapamilya TV Character||Kim Chiu as Jade/Yuan||Won|
|2012||26th Star Awards for TV||Best New Male TV Personality||Richard Yap as Papa Chen||Won|
|Country/Region||Network(s)||Series premiere||Series Title in Country||Reference|
|Malaysia||Astro Bella||Jade (My Binondo Girl)|
|This section requires expansion. (May 2014)|
|2012||GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Princess of Philippine Television||Kim Chiu||Won|
- Ai-Ai De Las Alas sympathizes with Kim Chiu for being love less for now retrieved on June 6, 2011 via http://www.push.com.ph/
- Kim Chiu prays for viewers and fans to support Binondo Girl even without Gerald Anderson retrieved on July 29, 2011 via http://www.pep.ph/
- Kim Chiu excited to be on primetime TV via My Binondo Girl retrieved on August 9, 2011 via www.push.com.ph
- Kim Chiu talks about her three leading men in Binondo Girl and her pictorial with Beverly Hills 90210 star Matt Lanter retrieved on May 4, 2011 via http://www.pep.ph/
- Kim Chiu shoots scenes in China retrieved on May 13, 2011 via http://www.push.com.ph/
- Kim Chiu's new challenges in Binondo Girl retrieved on April 11, 2011 via http://www.abs-cbnnews.com.
- Kim Chiu and Xian Lim loveteam blossoms in my binondo girl retrieved on October30, 2011 via http://www.pep.ph/
- Matteo Guidicelli considers My Binondo Girl leading lady Kim Chiu a "blessing" retrieved on August 19, 2011 via www.pep.ph
- Matteo Guidicelli hopes his team-up with Kim Chiu will be successful retrieved on April 9, 2011 via http://www.push.com.ph/
- Laureen Uy makes her acting debut in Binondo Girl retrieved on April 9, 2011 via http://www.push.com.ph/
-  retrieved on September 30, 2011 via http://www.push.com.ph.
- Kim Chiu's My Binondo Girl to be shown in Hongkong, China and Taiwan under the international title of "Jade"
- My Binondo Girl airs internationally!
- "Vice Ganda named Phenomenal Box-Office Star; Derek Ramsay is Box-Office King while Anne Curtis and Cristine Reyes share Box-Office Queen title". Pep.ph. Retrieved 2014-05-20.