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Kambal, Karibal
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Also known as Heart & Soul
Created by Borgy Danao
Written by
  • Des Garbes-Severino
  • Onay Sales
  • Kutz Enriquez
Directed by Don Michael Perez
Creative director(s) Roy Iglesias
Theme music composer Vehnee Saturno
Opening theme "Kanlungan" by Hannah Precillas
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Tagalog
No. of episodes 178 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Joy Lumboy-Pili
Production location(s) Philippines
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 20-35 minutes
Production company(s) GMA Entertainment Content Group
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original release November 27, 2017 (2017-11-27) – August 3, 2018 (2018-08-03)
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Kambal, Karibal (International title: Heart & Soul / lit. Twin, Rival)[1] is a Philippine television drama supernatural series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by Don Michael Perez, it stars Miguel Tanfelix, Bianca Umali, Pauline Mendoza and Kyline Alcantara. It premiered on November 27, 2017 on the network's Telebabad line up replacing Alyas Robin Hood and worldwide on GMA Pinoy TV. The series concluded on August 3, 2018 with a total of 178 episodes. It was replaced by Onanay in its timeslot.

Originally titled as Santa Santita, it marked as the comeback show of Marvin Agustin in the network after six years.[2]


The story centers on twins Crisanta and Criselda. Criselda dies due to a rare disease and remains a spirit that only appears to Crisanta. Their bond starts to fall apart when they both fall in love with Diego. The rivalry between them builds up when their mother’s affections are focused on Crisanta. When Criselda’s emotions consume her and her soul finds another person’s body to inhabit, she returns to take both her mother’s affection and Diego’s love.[3]

Cast and characters[edit]

Lead cast
  • Miguel Tanfelix as Diego Ocampo de Villa
  • Bianca Umali as Crisanta "Crisan" Enriquez Magpantay / Crisanta "Crisan" Abaya Bautista / Victoria Enriquez Magpantay
  • Pauline Mendoza as Criselda "Crisel" Enriquez Magpantay / Criselda "Crisel" Abaya Bautista / Amanda Enriquez Magpantay
  • Kyline Alcantara as Francheska "Cheska" Enriquez de Villa / Francheska "Cheska" Akeem Nazar / Grace Akeem Nazar
Supporting cast
Guest cast


According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Nationwide Urban Television Audience Measurement People in television homes, the pilot episode of Kambal, Karibal earned an 8.5% rating.[5] While the final episode scored a 13% rating.[6] The series got its highest rating on April 26, 2018 with a 12.8% rating[7] In National Urban Philippines Audience Shares, it got its highest rating on January 22, 2018 with a 42.3% rating.[8] Due to its high ratings, the show was extended until August 2018.[9]


Year Awards Category Recipient Result Ref.
2018 32nd PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Primetime Drama Series Kambal, Karibal Nominated [10]
Best Drama Supporting Actress Kyline Alcantara Won
Pauline Mendoza Nominated


  1. ^ "Heart & Soul". GMA Worldwide.
  2. ^ James Patrick Anarcon (November 2, 2017). "Marvin Agustin returns to GMA-7; joins Carmina Villarroel, BiGuel in new teleserye". Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  3. ^ "About Kambal Karibal". Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  4. ^ "Francesca Salcedo, napapansin na sa 'Kambal Karibal'". Balita. April 10, 2018.
  5. ^ Santos, Mari-an (December 2, 2017). "How did Kambal, Karibal pilot episode fare in AGB ratings?". Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  6. ^ "How did final episode of Kambal,Karibal in AGB Nielsen NUTAM People". August 6, 2018. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  7. ^ "GMA Drama on Facebook". April 26, 2018. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  8. ^ GMA Network (January 25, 2018). "GMA Network on Twitter". Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  9. ^ https://www.pep.ph/pepalerts/21682/emkambal-karibalem-extended-ang-airing-hanggang-june-2018
  10. ^ Bagani, Contessa, Asintado, Kambal, Karibal among nominees for 32nd PMPC Star Awards for Television

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