Buena Familia

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Buena Familia
Buena Familia title card.jpg
Title card
Genre Family drama
Created by RJ Nuevas
Written by
  • Kit Villanueva-Langit
  • Zita Garganera
  • Jules Katanyag
  • Pam Miras
  • Lobert Villela
Directed by Gil C. Tejada Jr.
Creative director(s) Roy Iglesias
Opening theme "Nasaan ang Dating Tayo" by Julie Anne San Jose
Composer(s) Tata Betita
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Tagalog
No. of episodes 159
Executive producer(s) Arlene D. Pilapil
Producer(s) Ali Marie Nokom-Dedicatoria
Production location(s) Philippines
Cinematography Lito ″Itok″ Mempin
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) GMA Entertainment TV
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release July 28, 2015 (2015-07-28) – March 4, 2016 (2016-03-04)
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Buena Familia (lit. Buena Family) is a 2015 Philippine television drama series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by Gil C. Tejada Jr., it stars Kylie Padilla and Julie Anne San Jose. It premiered on July 28, 2015 on the network's Afternoon Prime line up replacing Yagit and worldwide on GMA Pinoy TV. The series concluded on March 4, 2016 with a total of 159 episodes. It was replaced by Hanggang Makita Kang Muli in its timeslot.[1]

The story is about a wealthy family which is divided by war, repression, persecution and triggered crisis which were caused by Arthur's mistress Josephine and ultimately the great controversy between Celine's two opposing mothers.

The series is streaming online on HOOQ as video on demand.[2]


The Buenas are the epitome of an ideal household; prominent, educated, and very wealthy. Arthur, the father, is a successful investment tycoon and his wife, Bettina, engages in all the big social events. Their beautiful children Celine, Darling, Edwin, and Faye, all study in exclusive schools. Everything seemed perfect with the Buenas until Josephine Carter enters the picture.

Josephine poses as a new investor who later claims she was ruthlessly scammed by Arthur. It turns out that not only was she Arthur's former assistant, she was his disgruntled mistress as well. Now she plans to exact revenge on Arthur and ruin the Buena family in the process. Arthur is sentenced to jail because of a shocking scam and the family eventually lose all their wealth and holdings. Later, Bettina suffers a nervous breakdown and is institutionalized.

Without guardians, the four Buena children experience bullying, financial hardship, and the cruel realities of life as well as waves of opposition, repression, and persecution. But the cause of all these evils is Josephine. As the eldest, Celine is obliged to work to feed her siblings. She finds a job under Harry, a good-hearted businessman who admires Celine's determination. But their friendship is thwarted by his wily domineering mother Sandra and his awfully-scheming mistress Iris. He helps her bring the Buena family back on track. However, as her life was just starting to get better, Celine discovers that she is actually adopted and that her real mother is Josephine, the same woman who ruined and devastate her perfect life also the cause behind all the troubles and evils and the conflicting events triggered which she has caused against the Buenas.

Josephine manages to abduct and kill Celine as a means of getting her brutal wrath intensified against her rival Bettina, but when Arthur manages to stop her, he then later reveals that Celine is her long-lost child, this made Josephine blinded by unbelief and doubt. Tensions start to trigger between Bettina and Josephine.

Cast and characters[edit]

Kylie Padilla portrays Celine Buena.
Julie Anne San Jose portrays Darling Buena.
Jackie Rice portrays Iris Florencio.
Lead cast
Supporting cast
Guest cast


According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household television ratings, the pilot episode of Buena Familia earned a 14.6% rating.[3] While the final episode scored a 15.5% rating.[4]


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