I Heart You, Pare!

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I ♥ You, Pare!
Also known as I ♥ You, Bro
Directed by
Opening theme "This Guy is in Love with You Pare" by Dingdong Dantes and Regine Velasquez
Ending theme "True Romance" by Regine Velasquez
Composer(s) Janno Gibbs
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Tagalog
No. of episodes 78
Executive producer(s) Wilma Galvante
Production location(s) Metro Manila, Philippines
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 30–45 minutes
Production company(s) GMA Entertainment TV
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release February 7 (2011-02-07) – May 27, 2011 (2011-05-27)

I ♥ You, Pare! (International title: I ♥ You, Bro / read as I Heart You, Pare! / lit. I Heart You, Man!) is a 2011 Philippine television drama romantic comedy series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by Andoy Ranay and Joyce E. Bernal,[1] it stars Regine Velasquez and Dingdong Dantes.[2] It premiered on February 7, 2011 on the network's Telebabad line up replacing Beauty Queen and worldwide on February 9, 2011 on GMA Pinoy TV. The series concluded on May 27, 2011 with a total of 78 episodes. It was replaced by Amaya in its timeslot.[3]


Tonya is a prim and proper country lass who lives a quiet, contented life in Vigan where she owns and manages a funeral home, when fate would have it that she meets Kenneth, an adventurous guy from Manila who always seems to get on the wrong side with his father. Kenneth, who is nursing a broken heart after learning that his father had arranged for his older brother to marry Kenneth's girlfriend, is swept away by Tonya's simplicity and candidness, and finds himself falling in-love with her.

A car accident which kills a young lady pushes Tonya to go into hiding as she is pursued by the young lady's gangster boyfriend on the mistaken conclusion that Tonya herself had caused the accident and subsequent death of the young lady. Tonya's uncle, Cesar (Sarsi), takes her to Manila where he and his old time gay friends decide that the best way to keep Tonya hidden from her pursuers is for her to assume a faux gay identity as Tonnette. To complete the disguise, they take her to Club Love, a top class act that features musical numbers featuring talented transvestites. As it turns out, Club Love is managed by Kenneth's colorful aunt who has recently hired him as co-manager.

Cast and characters[edit]

Regine Velasquez portrays Tonette.
Dingdong Dantes portrays Kenneth Castillo.
Lead cast
Supporting cast
Special participation


According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila People/Individual television ratings, the pilot episode of I Heart You, Pare! earned an 11.4% rating.[6] While the final episode scored a 22.9% rating in Mega Manila household television ratings.[7]

Home media release[edit]

The series will be released onto DVD-format by GMA Records. The DVDs are in volumes; there are six volumes total containing all of the show's episodes.[8]


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