Tabing Ilog

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Tabing Ilog
The Tabing Ilog cast members
Created by ABS-CBN
Starring Desiree del Valle
Jodi Sta. Maria
Paula Peralejo
Kaye Abad
Paolo Contis
Baron Geisler
Patrick Garcia
John Lloyd Cruz
Country of origin Philippines
Running time 90 minutes (every Sunday)
Original network ABS-CBN
Original release March 14, 1999 (1999-03-14) – October 19, 2003 (2003-10-19)

Tabing Ilog (English translation: The Riverside / The Riverbank) is a youth-oriented Filipino television drama series which aired on ABS-CBN Channel 2 for more than four years from late '90s 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]

Among the original main characters that were launched in 1999 include:

Minor/recurring characters:

  • Trina Zuniga as Marie / Cecile Dela Rhea
  • Carol Banawa as Andoy / Andrea

In July 2003, additional characters were introduced which include:

  • 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
  • Rica Peralejo as Anne's sister. She only appears on flash back scenes. She was the ex-girlfriend of James who committed suicide.
  • Ian Galliguez as Sabrina
  • Caridad Sanchez as Lola Juling (Rovic's grandmother)
  • Angel Aquino as Tita Pia (George's stepmother)
  • Matt 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)
  • Daria Ramirez as Azon delos Santos (Eds' mother)
  • Mico Palanca as Perry
  • Janette McBride as Fair
  • Rafael Rosell IV as Oliver McFuller
  • Leandro Muñoz as Fran Ledesma (Fonzy & Corrine's stepbrother)
  • Julia Clarete as Cynthia Ledesma (Fonzy & Corrine's stepsister)
  • Lito Legaspi as Francisco Ledesma (Fonzy & Corrine's father)
  • Gio Alvarez as Boyet delos Santos (Eds' older brother)
  • Dimples Romana as Jacqueline/Jackie
  • Eugene Domingo as Badong & Corrine's drama class professor
  • Dan Fernandez as Tito Jun (Rovic's stepfather)
  • Beth Tamayo as Sonia
  • Al Tantay as Anne's father
  • Efren Reyes, Jr. as Badong's father
  • Gerard Pizzaras
  • Romaro Salcedo as Ryan Cervantes
  • Julia Clarete as Celia


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

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