My Binondo Girl

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My Binondo Girl
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Also known asJade, 玉: 我岷伦洛女孩
GenreRomantic comedy
Drama
Written byNoreen Capili
Dang Sulit
Honey Hidalgo
Directed byMalu L. Sevilla
Francis Xavier Pasion
StarringKim Chiu
Xian Lim
Jolo Revilla
Matteo Guidicelli
Theme music composerOgie Alcasid
Opening theme"Sino Ako" by Regine Velasquez
Ending theme"Ako Sa 'yo lamang" by Xian Lim
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Filipino, English, Chinese
No. of episodes110
Production
Executive producer(s)Arnel T. Nacario
Production location(s)Philippines (Binondo, Manila)
China (Hong Kong)
Editor(s)John Ryan Bonifacio
George Padolina, Jr.
Vince San Antonio
Running time30-45 minutes
Production company(s)Dreamscape Entertainment Television
Release
Original networkABS-CBN
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseAugust 22, 2011 (2011-08-22) –
January 20, 2012 (2012-01-20)
External links
Website

My Binondo Girl (simplified Chinese: 玉: 我的岷伦洛女孩; traditional Chinese: 玉: 我的岷倫洛女孩; pinyin: Yù: Wǒ de Mín Lún Luò Nǚhái) is a 2011 Philippine romantic comedy television drama. It is set to premiere from August 22, 2011 to January 20, 2012 replacing Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin on ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida evening block.[1][2] The drama revolves around a girl who pretends to be a man to gain her father's affection.[3]

Production[edit]

The cast was announced during a press conference in April 7, 2011. In the story conference held by the network, it was stated that Kim Chiu will topbill the series together with Cherry Pie Picache, Glydel Mercado, and Ai Ai delas Alas. Three leading men were chosen for the series which includes Jolo Revilla, Matteo Guidicelli, and Xian Lim.[4] Filming started in April 2011 in Binondo, Manila and Hong Kong.[5]

Synopsis[edit]

My Binondo Girl is the story of Jade Dimaguiba, a girl who spent her life craving the approval and acceptance of her Chinese father Chen Sy (Richard Yap), who attempted to put her up for adoption when she was young because of China's One Child Policy (wherein couples either put their first child up for adoption or pay a government fine to have a second child).

His decision was swiftly made after learning that his Filipina wife Zeny (Ai Ai delas Alas) is pregnant with a baby boy, which is more favored under the Chinese tradition. In order to protect her child, Zeny returns to the Philippines only to suffer a miscarriage and lose the second child.

Years after, Chen Sy, already a successful business tycoon, finds Zeny to see Yuan, the baby boy. Zeny refuses to tell him his whereabouts but despite this, Chen continues to ignore Jade and disregard her as his daughter. Jade vows to gain her father's acceptance someday and graduates with top honors to prove to her father that despite her gender, she is a worthy daughter.

However, in an unexpected turn of events, Chen loses his other son Chen Sy II (from his second marriage) to an accident and Jade is forced to pose as Yuan in order to get her mother and grandmother Amor (Gina Pareño) out of jail because of Jean (Cherry Pie Picache), the second wife's machinations. Jade is helped through her journey by Onyx (Jolo Revilla), her childhood friend and determined suitor; Trevor (Matteo Guidicelli), the happy go lucky stepson of her father's business partner; and Andy (Xian Lim), who started off as her competition but ended up as one of her staunchest supporters upon learning her dual identity.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

Extended cast[edit]

Guest cast[edit]

  • Quintin Alianza as Young Stephen
  • Maurice Mabutas as Young Annie
  • Aiko Climaco as Lena
  • Gwen Garci as Lorraine
  • Raymund Concepcion as College Dean
  • George Lim as Arturo and Onyx's Boss
  • Janvier Daily as Rafael Bautista
  • Ian Valdez as Parlorista
  • John Medina as Gieneth
  • Rayver Cruz as Young Edison
  • Aze Sasaki as Patrice
  • Peter Chua as Wo Shu Master

Special participation[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2011 ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards Pop Kapamilya TV Character Kim Chiu as Jade/Yuan Won
2012 26th Star Awards for TV Best New Male TV Personality Richard Yap as Papa Chen Won

International release[edit]

Country/Region Network(s) Series premiere Series Title in Country Reference
Taiwan Taiwan PTS TBA Jade [6][7]
Hong Kong Hong Kong TBA Jade [6][7]
China China
Vietnam Vietnam SCTV Giấc mơ của Jade (Jade's dream) [7]
Cambodia Cambodia Jade [7]
Malaysia Malaysia Astro Bella

Awards[edit]

Year Award-Giving Body Category Recipient Result
2012 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Princess of Philippine Television[8] Kim Chiu Won

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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