Di Ba't Ikaw

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Di Ba't Ikaw
Also known as Love and Revenge
Developed by Raquel Villavicencio
Directed by Maryo J. de los Reyes
Opening theme "Di Ba't Ikaw" by Jessa Zaragoza
Composer(s) Vehnee Saturno
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Tagalog
No. of episodes 120 + 1 special
Executive producer(s) Lilybeth Rasonable
Production location(s)
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) GMA Entertainment TV
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release May 17 (1999-05-17) – October 29, 1999 (1999-10-29)

Di Ba't Ikaw (International title: Love and Revenge / lit. Isn't It You) is a 1999 Philippine television drama romance series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by Maryo J. de los Reyes, it stars Jessa Zaragoza, Angelika dela Cruz, Jao Mapa and Jomari Yllana. It premiered on May 15, 1999 on the network's Telebabad line up replacing Del Tierro. The series concluded on October 29, 1999 with a total of 120 episodes.[1][2]


Hasmin, a young lady who lives and works at Hacienda Montecillo, owned by Victor Montecillo. Victor's favorite son and heir, Junie Montecillo falls in love with Hasmin, and so as Hasmin to Junie. Their love affair will be opposed by many, but the couple are determined to fight for their love. Until Hasmin learns that Victor was the one responsible for her mother's death. She is torn between her vow of revenge to Victor and her love for Junie.

Cast and characters[edit]

Lead cast[edit]

  • Jessa Zaragoza as Hasmin Cardenas - A woman who lives and works at Hacienda Montecillo. Hasmin lived almost all her life enduring the cruelties of her drunkard and lazy father, Domeng. Ever since childhood, Hasmin has longed for a father's love and care—things that Domeng can't give. Instead, he molds Hasmin to avenge to the one responsible for her mother's early death— Victor Montecillo. Things become more complicated to Hasmin when she falls in love with the latter's son, Junie.
  • Jao Mapa as Victor "Junie" Montecillo, Jr. - The youngest son of Victor Montecillo and Amelia Montecillo. A submissive son. A supportive brother. He is a man burdened by family duties. Trained to be the next in charge of Hacienda Montecillo. One fateful day, he meets an accident while strolling around the sugarcane field. Here he meets Hasmin, the one who saves his life. The two became friends and eventually fall in love with each other.
  • Jomari Yllana as Paolo Montecillo - The eldest son of Victor Montecillio and Amelia Montecillo. Greedy, rebellious and taking everything for granted. Jealous with the love and attentions his parents are giving to his younger brother, Paolo plots to end Junie's life.

Supporting cast[edit]

  • Romeo Vasquez as Victor Montecillo - The patriarch of the powerful Montecillo clan. Ruthless, greedy, domineering and womanizer. In his past, he fell in love with Anita, a poor worker in their hacienda. His father strongly opposed their relationship. Choiceless, the young then abandoned Anita, not knowing that the latter is pregnant. He marries Amelia, a daughter of another businessman . Their marriage aimed at two purposes: to braoden their business empire and to save Amelia's honor.[3]
  • Pilar Pilapil as Amelia Montecillo - The wife of Victor Montecillo. Greedy and arrogant. Money is the compass that ruled her life, taking her on different roads and opportunities. But it also made her a victim of great deception, humiliations and sufferings.
  • Edu Manzano as Guiller - Saling's long, lost son who harbors hatred towards the Montecillos.
  • Ciara Sotto as Grace Montecillo - The youngest child of Victor Montecillo and Doña Amelia Montecillo. A pampered, high-class young lady who never experienced any hardships in life ... not until she met Alex. They coincidentally runs into each other and sense that they share a kind of connection. They easily fall in love with each other. Things go astray, though, when they find out that they are really ... "connected".
  • Angelika dela Cruz as Eloisa - Domeng's daughter to ex-flame Helen. She's a sweet and kind-hearted girl—totally opposite of her mother.
  • Daria Ramirez as Saling - The servant in the mansion of the Montecillos.
  • Julio Diaz as Domeng Cardenas - Hasmin Cardenas' drunkard, lazy and cruel father. He was once a loving person. But things change when his wife, Anita dies. This unfortunate event turned Domeng into a monster. He blames the whole world for all the misfortunes that happening in his life, including his daughter Hasmin.
  • Ali Sotto / Jean Saburit as Karina Latada - Victor Montecillo's mistress and the mother of Alexander. Tough and deceitful. She is a threat for Amelia and has a big part in Hasmin's plan of revenge to the Montecillos.
  • Gabby Eigenmann as Alexander "Alex" Montecillo - Victor Montecillo's son to Karina Latada. Care-free and playboy. But all things change when he meets Grace. They met in an unexpected place and time ... and love sparks easily between them. But their budding romance cut short when they both learned the saddest truth about their blood connection.
  • Jake Roxas as Berting - Hasmin's loyal friend and confidante who also harbors a special feelings toward the childhood friend.

Other cast[edit]


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