GMA Entertainment TV
Gil C. Tejada, Jr.
First episode date
GMA Entertainment TV
Final episode date
4 March 2016
Number of episodes
Kit Villanueva-LangitZita GargarenaJules KatanyagPam MirasLobert Villela
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Buena Familia (lit. Good Family) is a 2015 Philippine family Drama series directed by Gil C. Tejada, starring Kylie Padilla, Martin del Rosario, Julie Anne San Jose, Jake Vargas and Julian Trono. The drama series premiered on GMA Network and worldwide via GMA Pinoy TV on July 28, 2015, replacing the top-rating drama series Yagit on the network's Afternoon Prime block. The drama series also features the return of the love team of Bobby Andrews and Angelu de Leon in Philippine television.
The story is about a wealthy family which is divided by war, repression, persecution and triggered crisis which were caused by Arthur's mistress Josephine and ultimately the great controversy between Celine's two opposing mothers.
The Buenas are the epitome of an ideal household; prominent, educated, and very wealthy. Arthur, the father, is a successful investment tycoon and his wife, Bettina, engages in all the big social events. Their beautiful children Celine, Darling, Edwin, and Faye, all study in exclusive schools. Everything seemed perfect with the Buenas until Josephine Carter enters the picture.
Josephine poses as a new investor who later claims she was ruthlessly scammed by Arthur. It turns out that not only was she Arthur's former assistant, she was his disgruntled mistress as well. Now she plans to exact revenge on Arthur and ruin the Buena family in the process. Arthur is sentenced to jail because of a shocking scam and the family eventually lose all their wealth and holdings. Later, Bettina suffers a nervous breakdown and is institutionalized.
Without guardians, the four Buena children experience bullying, financial hardship, and the cruel realities of life as well as waves of opposition, repression, and persecution. But the cause of all these evils is Josephine. As the eldest, Celine is obliged to work to feed her siblings. She finds a job under Harry, a good-hearted businessman who admires Celine's determination. But their friendship is thwarted by his wily domineering mother Sandra and his awfully-scheming mistress Iris. He helps her bring the Buena family back on track. However, as her life was just starting to get better, Celine discovers that she is actually adopted and that her real mother is Josephine, the same woman who ruined and devastate her perfect life also the cause behind all the troubles and evils and the conflicting events triggered which she has caused against the Buenas.
Josephine manages to abduct and kill Celine as a means of getting her brutal wrath intensified against her rival Bettina, but when Arthur manages to stop her, he then later reveals that Celine is her long-lost child, this made Josephine blinded by unbelief and doubt. Tensions start to trigger between Bettina and Josephine.