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8 Filipino TV dramas that featured twins or triplets as lead characters

Both ABS-CBN and GMA Network have taken interest in making shows with triplets or twins as the main characters. We look back on some of the most memorable of them.

As they are in real life, twins and triplets are interesting subjects in film and TV dramas.

It’s probably every actor’s dream—or not—to play twins or triplets in a movie or TV series. The opportunity challenges the actor’s versatility and provides a strong testament to the actor’s ability to take on meaty and demanding roles.

Both ABS-CBN and GMA Network have been interested in making shows with triplets or twins as the main characters. We look back on some of the most memorable of them.

Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN, 2010)

This series is an adaptation of the popular comics in the ‘80s of the same name. It starred Andi Eigenmann in the title role. The story follows twin sisters, Agua and Bendita, and their opposite fates caused by their parents’ sin. The series was among ABS-CBN’s surprising hits in 2010, which prompted the network to extend its airing.

Calla Lily (ABS-CBN, 2006)

Sharlene San Pedro starred in the title role on this series. She portrayed the twins, Calla and Lily, who are total opposites of each other. The story follows the kids as they live without their OFW mother and under their father’s care. The series did not enjoy impressive viewership, which may be the reason why it was prematurely axed.

FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano (ABS-CBN, 2015)

It’s hard to question FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’s overwhelming success given the time it has so far spent being on air. Now in its 6th year, the series remains among the most-watched TV series in the country. The show followed the now-iconic character, Cardo Dalisay, his quest to avenge the death of his twin brother, Ador, and his quest to fight injustices in the country.

Kambal, Karibal (GMA Network, 2018)

This series marked the second time GMA Network produced a mermaid-themed series where the lead star played dual or triple roles—the first being, MariNaRa, starring Ruffa Mae Quinto. The story follows twin sisters, Alona and Pear, who were born with the features of a fish. The series received a lukewarm reception and ended with just 78 episodes.

Kambal Sirena (GMA Network, 2014)

This series marked the second time GMA Network produced a mermaid-themed series where the lead star played dual or triple roles—the first being, MariNaRa, starring Ruffa Mae Quinto. The story follows twin sisters, Alona and Pear, who were born with the features of a fish. The series received a lukewarm reception and ended with just 78 episodes.

Marinara (GMA Network, 2004)

Dubbed as the first-ever Kwelanovela on Philippine television, Marinara is best remembered as GMA Network’s response to ABS-CBN’s Marina, which, then, was lording the rating game. Comedienne Ruffa Mae Quinto portrayed triplets in the series. The show was short-lived because of its unimpressive TV rating.

Saan Ka Man Naroroon (ABS-CBN, 2001)

Saan Ka Man Naroroon remains today as one of ABS-CBN’s longest-running soap operas, having stayed on the air for nearly two years. The series starred Claudine Barretto, who played the triple roles of Rosario, Rosenda, and Rosita. It was a testament to Barretto’s versatility as an actress, which was validated by her many critical acclaims for her performance on the show.

The Blood Sisters (ABS-CBN, 2018)

The Blood Sisters is ABS-CBN’s second attempt at dramas which featured an actress playing triplets. Here, Star Circle Quest winner, Erich Gonzales, was the one taking the challenge, as she played sisters Erika, Carrie, and Agatha. The series mostly won its pre-primetime slot with a high TV rating.


Have you watched, by any chance, one of these shows? Which one is your favorite? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Written by JE C.C.

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