Tabing Ilog

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Tabing Ilog
The Tabing Ilog cast members
GenreTeen drama
Created byABS-CBN
Theme music composerBarbie Almalbis
Opening theme"Tabing Ilog" by Barbie's Cradle
Country of origin Philippines
No. of episodes244
Running time90 minutes (every Sunday)
Original networkABS-CBN
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseMarch 14, 1999 (1999-03-14) – October 19, 2003 (2003-10-19)

Tabing Ilog (English translation: The Riverside / The Riverbank)[1] is a youth-oriented Filipino television drama series which aired on ABS-CBN Channel 2 for more than four years from late 1990s to the early 2000s. It was topbilled by Paula Peralejo, John Lloyd Cruz, Patrick Garcia, Jodi Sta. Maria, Paolo Contis, Desiree del Valle, Baron Geisler and Kaye Abad which the story circulates on their friendship and find their paths in finding new friends. The show was extremely popular and till this day is being referenced in Philippine pop culture.

The premise of the series focuses on the friendship of best friends Anne, Eds, Badong, James, Rovic, Fonzy, Corrine and George.


Main cast[edit]

  • Trina Zuniga as Maria / Cecilia Dela Rhea
  • Carol Banawa as Andrea "Andoy"
  • Camille Prats as Natasha
  • Juddha Paolo as Roy
  • Angelene Aguilar as Patpi "Pat P"
  • Paolo Paraiso as Dodge
  • Maoui David as Hillary "Maoui"
  • Brian Tan as Jiggs

Supporting cast[edit]

  • Mylene Dizon as Jennifer "Jenny" Ricafort
  • Rica Peralejo as Anne's sister (She appears on flashback scenes. She was the ex-girlfriend of James who committed suicide.)
  • Ian Galliguez as Sabrina
  • Caridad Sanchez as Lola Juling Mercado (Rovic's grandmother)
  • Angel Aquino as Tita Pia Fuentebella (George's stepmother)
  • Mat Ranillo III as Carlos Fuentebella (George's father)
  • Susan Africa as Esperanza "Esper" Magtibay (Badong's mother)
  • Pen Medina as Epifanio "Panyong" delos Santos (Eds' father)

Extended cast[edit]

Special participation[edit]


  • PMPC Star Awards for Television's Best Youth-Oriented Program (1999-2002)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tabing Ilog: Then and Now (April 18, 2014). Retrieved on December 23, 2014.

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