Palibhasa Lalake

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Palibhasa Lalake
Created by ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp.
Developed by ABS-CBN
Written by Jose Javier Reyes
Ipe Pelino
Divino Reyes
John-D Lazatin
Directed by Johnny Manahan
Starring See cast
Opening theme "Katawan" by Hagibis
Ending theme "Katawan" by Hagibis
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) English
Filipino
Tagalog
No. of episodes n/a
Production
Executive producer(s) Sherida Monteverde
Douglas M. Quijano
Running time 1 hour and 30 minutes
Production company(s) Mother Studio
Broadcast
Original channel ABS-CBN
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original run May 18, 1987 (1987-05-18) – November 20, 1998 (1998-11-20)

Palibhasa Lalake (Just Because (You're) A Man) was a Philippine TV sitcom series on ABS-CBN which ran from 1987 to 1998 and directed by Johnny Manahan.

Sypnopsis[edit]

The show began in 1987 with the original cast composed of Joey Marquez, Richard Gomez, Miguel Rodriguez, Gloria Romero, Cynthia Patag, and Amy Perez.

They were later joined by Carmina Villaroel (who then played Richard's younger sister, Cathy, a street smart tomboyish kid from the province, and Apa Ongpin (who played the role of a rich Castilian hunky nerd).

Over the years, many characters have come and gone, like Rene Requiestas (as Minerva's genius brother who is never taken seriously), John Estrada (as Johnny, a dumb hunk whose favorite endeavor is to invent things that never succeed). Later additions to the family was Gwapings member, Eric Fructuoso, who was first featured as a suitor of Cathy. Eventually the two other Gwapings members namely Mark Anthony Fernandez and Jomari Yllana were also added to the cast. They played regular teenage rascals always on the lookout for girls). Still later on, another bench brat joined in the fray, Jao Mapa.

Since the show was predominantly male, girls had to join in the fun too. Lindsay Custodio, Rica Peralejo, Jacqui Manzano, and Regine Tolentino, then teenagers, were notable early guests. Claudine Barretto and G. Toengi also appeared as recurring guest stars in early years. In an effort to boost ratings, later seasons saw the addition of character foils, such as Tikboy (Anjo Yllana), a lovable semi-retardate in search of his long-lost mother.

Cast[edit]

Regular[edit]

The Gwapings[edit]

The Kutings[edit]

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