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Dahil May Isang Ikaw

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Dahil May Isang Ikaw
Title card
GenreRomance, Legal drama
Created byABS-CBN Studios
Written byMark Duane Angos
Rose Colindres
Jerome Co
Brean John De Leon
Directed byJerry Lopez Sineneng
Rechie A. del Carmen
StarringKristine Hermosa
Jericho Rosales
Lorna Tolentino
Gabby Concepcion
John Estrada
Chin Chin Gutierrez
Sid Lucero
Opening theme"Ikaw" by Martin Nievera
Country of originPhilippines
Original languageFilipino
No. of episodes105
Executive producersNarciso Y. Gulmatico, Jr.
Running time30-45 minutes
Production companyStar Creatives
Original release
ReleaseAugust 24, 2009 (2009-08-24) –
January 15, 2010 (2010-01-15)

Dahil May Isang Ikaw[1] (International title: Destined Hearts / transl. Because There is One You) is a Philippine primetime drama series that aired on ABS-CBN starring Kristine Hermosa, Jericho Rosales, Lorna Tolentino, Gabby Concepcion, John Estrada, Chin Chin Gutierrez, Karylle and Sid Lucero. The show marks the reunion of young actors Kristine Hermosa and Jericho Rosales as a love team after five years, since their previous series, Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas. It is a comeback primetime series of award-winning actress Lorna Tolentino on ABS-CBN after eight years. The first teaser was released on July 22, 2009, after TV Patrol which shows viewers the powerhouse cast and actors portrayal in the series. It premiered on ABS-CBN from August 24, 2009 to January 15, 2010, replacing Only You and was replaced by Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo.

According to ABS-CBN International Sales and Distribution, the series will soon air in Malaysia and other Asian countries with the English title of Destined Hearts.[2] In 2010, Dahil May Isang Ikaw was nominated at the International Emmy Awards in the telenovela category, while Sid Lucero became the country's first male actor ever to be nominated in the same awards show in the acting categories for his role. The show was nominated as best foreign drama series in the Emmy Awards.[3]

Premiere and concept[edit]

The show premiered on August 24, 2009, at 09:30 PM (PST) timeslot. It was then adjusted to 08:45 PM (PST) timeslot last December 14, 2009, replacing the timeslot of Lovers In Paris. Dahil May Isang Ikaw tells the tale of two families whose fates intertwine with one another, creating a rather complicated love story between two brothers and two sisters.

Story and development[edit]

Tessa Ramirez (Lorna Tolentino) is a great and well-respected lawyer who has won every case she took, particularly child abuse cases. However, the agony in searching for her lost daughter is her greatest fight. Before attaining success in life, she was once a faithful and loving partner of Jaime Alferos (Gabby Concepcion) during college in 1980. Jaime had promised Tessa that they will get married once he comes back from a six-month stay in the States for academics. One day, Jaime's mother (Alicia Alonso) told Tessa that Jaime is committed to an affair with another lady. Tessa called Jaime, but the phone call was received by Patricia Aragon (Chin-Chin Gutierrez), who confirmed the relationship. Tessa was pregnant at that time. Daniel Ramirez (John Estrada) is a friend who secretly loves her. He will do anything that will please Tessa and, in fact, he stands as husband and father of the child.

In an unexpected situation, Tessa's daughter Melissa was kidnapped by a syndicate whose motives is to raise babies to be laborers. Daniel was taking baby Melissa to see her pediatrician, when he was suddenly held at gunpoint by a man demanding he hand over the baby or be killed. Tessa greatly blamed Daniel when she discovered he lost her daughter.

In an effort to make things up to Tessa, Daniel promises to put her through law school, which is her most cherished dream. To support her, he turns to a life of crime. One day while robbing a bank, his heist partner is killed after shooting a bank customer during a scuffle. The customer turns out to be a brother of a government official and, because his killer is already dead, Daniel is detained for his murder.

Ella (Mika dela Cruz, later to be Kristine Hermosa) is a girl who has simple dream, to be loved by her mother. She tried to make her dream come true by dropping a bended one peso coin to the river; it was caught by a sailing vessel instead. She saw a boy, Miguel (Paul Salas, later to be Jericho Rosales) who secretly boarded that ship. She asks him to drop the coin to the water but young Miguel didn't hear it clearly. Both of them were caught, Miguel by a fisherman forcibly asking him to get down immediately and Ella by her mother while punishing her because of stealing the peso.

Here comes young Pip (Nash Aguas, later to be Sid Lucero) who stole a lady's handbag due to starvation. Pip has been influenced by his biological father before. Young Miguel advised his half brother (not by blood) not to do it anymore.

As all struggle for their dreams' fate leads Miguel to Tessa after overhearing Ella's dream about being with her idol who is Tessa the dedicated lawyer Miguel heard in Ella's stories. Tessa decides to provide help to Miguel on getting Pip out of jail. Not only does she do this but finds it in her heart that she is close to young Miguel as if he were her child. In prison meanwhile Pip's life is hardened. Daniel decides to take in Pip so he doesn't want to be hardened by the inmates.

Pip seems to be open to Daniel, and Pip is raised with Daniel being his father figure. As Pip leaves early, Tessa decides to take in the two boys to be her own. On the other hand, Jaime takes in little Ella. Patricia and her daughter little Denise (later on played by Karylle) dislike Angela, and they even make it a point to hurt Ella. Ella and Denise later on become friends. Jaime adopts Ella, but Patricia has a constant dislike to her. As Ella grows into a beautiful young woman, she becomes a successful lawyer — making it her ultimate goal to work with her idol, Tessa, and become close to her in general. She becomes ready for her next encounter with her long-lost love Miguel as the two become lawyers who unexpectedly are in the top league: Miguel is No. 1 while Ella is No. 2 in the board exams. Ella is unaware when she meets Tessa as she decides to apply for the law firm. Tessa gives her a big case after Ella initially tries to get hold of Tessa. When Tessa finds out about her last name the bell rings on her behalf and feels mortified yet shocked that her father is Jaime Alferos. Ella is dedicated on that big case.

As Daniel gets out of prison, he goes back to doing his evil deeds and so does Patricia, as both of them are scared to lose Jaime and Tessa. The predicament also goes for Denise and Pip, who is now called Alfred or "Red". They both are ready to pursue against all odds in exchange for their love.

All are struggling as the latter comes to the point that the two families are in a feud. A family torn between love, deception, and all odds.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

Guest cast[edit]

Production staff[edit]

  • Head writer: Arah Jell Badayos
  • Writers: Rose Colindres, Mark Duane Angos, Jerome Co, Amanda Beltran
  • Creative director: Ricky Lee
  • Creative consultant: Badong Royales


24th PMPC Star Awards for Television[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2010 Dahil May Isang Ikaw Best Primetime TV Series Won
2010 Lorna Tolentino
Chin-Chin Gutierrez
Best Actress Nominated
2010 John Estrada
Sid Lucero
Jericho Rosales
Best Actor Nominated

34th Annual Guillermo Mendoza Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2010 Dahil May Isang Ikaw Most Well Liked Primetime Television Series Nominated
2010 Dahil May Isang Ikaw Favorite Television Series Couple Nominated

International Emmy Award 2010[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2010 Dahil May Isang Ikaw Best Drama Series Nominated
2010 Sid Lucero Best Actor Nominated

ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Awards 2010[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2010 Dahil May Isang Ikaw POP TV Show of The Year Nominated

2011 New York Festivals TV & Film Award[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2011 Dahil May Isang Ikaw Best Telenovela Finalist[4]

International Broadcast[edit]



  1. ^ Siazon, Rachelle (February 22, 2009). "Kristine Hermosa is now more cautious with her love life". ABS-CBN Interactive. Archived from the original on February 24, 2009. Retrieved April 21, 2009.
  2. ^ "ABS-CBN shows gain an international following". Archived from the original on June 13, 2015. Retrieved March 21, 2010.
  3. ^ "Sid Lucero scores a nomination in International Emmy Awards for Dahil May Isang Ikaw". Archived from the original on March 15, 2011. Retrieved July 7, 2011.
  4. ^ "Philippines bags 12 nominations at the 2011 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards; 8 from ABS-CBN, 4 from GMA-7". Archived from the original on March 18, 2011. Retrieved November 19, 2019.

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