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Opening theme
Gimikby Jao Mapa

First episode date
15 June 1996

Number of seasons


Directed by
Laurenti Dyogi

Country of origin

Final episode date
6 February 1999

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Written by
John D. LazatinKeiko Aquino GalvezMarcia de Jesus

Judy Ann SantosRico YanDiether OcampoG. ToengiMylene DizonJolina MagdangalMarvin AgustinBojo MolinaPatrick GarciaKaye AbadKristopher PeraltaDiego CastroAndrea BlaesiDominic OchoaKristine HermosaRica PeralejoPaula PeralejoJohn Lloyd CruzCheska GarciaCarlos AgassiBaron GeislerLaura James

The Filipino Channel, ABS-CBN

Tagalog, English, Filipino

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Gimik was a Filipino youth-oriented television series aired and produced by ABS-CBN. The show ran from June 15, 1996 until February 6, 1999 every Saturday for 1 hour and 30 minutes and was shown international through TFC.


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Gimik circles throughout the lives of 12 juveniles. It tackles the fun, experiences and the problems that the youth encounter. Pre-marital sex, unwanted pregnancy, insecurities of a middle child, sibling rivalry, broken families, parent-child conflict, jealousy, animosity, sexual preference, aids awareness, love relationships and student life.


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Dianne(Judy Ann Santos), is an only child of a very modern couple, a young socialite. Ricky(Rico Yan), a son of rich doctors, the boy-next-door and is the object of Dianne's fancy. He was a medical student but changed his course to Business Administration afterwards. Gina(G Toengi), is the older sister of Carlo(Patrick Garcia) the bestfriend of Toffee(Kristopher Peralta). Gina is a Textiling Major. Their parents are in the States and they live with their grandmother. Joey(Marvin Agustin), tactless and as such is suffering from the Middle Child Syndrome. He is a Computer Science Major. Jigs(Diego Castro), an asthmatic teener with an over-protective mother. Gary(Diether Ocampo), dropped out from school because he enjoys working, he is a product of a broken family. Melanie(Mylene Dizon), a working student in a video shop. She moved from the province to study Nursing through a scholarship. She is a boarder in Kakai's(Kaye Abad) house. She and Andi(Andrea Blaesi) are inseparable and are in the age of experimenting. Ese(Jolina Magdangal), a fine arts student, bubbly and the colorful one and Brian(Bojo Molina), a medical student whose mother has animosity to Melanie as his girlfriend. Dianne and Gina are best friends as well as Ricky and Gary whose love stories are intertwined. Ese and Joey's love hate relationship, Melanie and Brian's thorny relationship add spices in the entire series.


The teen-oriented show consisted mostly Talent Center artists (now ABS-CBN's Star Magic). It became the launching pad for the careers of the most successful young stars of their generation in mid 90's. (Young Superstar Judy Ann Santos. Matinee Idol Rico Yan. Teen Idol Jolina Magdangal. Actors Diether Ocampo and Marvin Agustin. Golden Boy Patrick Garcia and Character actresses Mylene Dizon, Kaye Abad and G Toengi). The series was originally created as part of ABS-CBN Corporation's 50th anniversary.

Additional cast

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Several Talent Center artists joined the show when the original cast members (Judy Ann Santos, Rico Yan, Diether Ocampo, Jolina Magdangal, Patrick Garcia and Marvin Agustin) became successful in their separate careers, making it hard for them to appear regularly, nevertheless LJ Moreno, Kristine Hermosa and Dominic Ochoa were added. In 1997, Judy Ann Santos left the show to focused on Esperanza, Andrea Blaesi's character vanished in 1996 and Diego Castro later left the show and moved to rival show TGIS, nonetheless Rica Peralejo (from rival show T.G.I.S.), Jodi Sta. Maria, Baron Geisler, Paula Peralejo, Carlos Agassi, Laura James, John Lloyd Cruz and Cheska Garcia joined the show.

Main Cast

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  • Judy Ann Santos as Dianne Villaruel
  • Rico Yan as Ricardo "Ricky" Salveron
  • Patrick Garcia as Carlo de Leon
  • G. Toengi as Angelina "Gina" de Leon
  • Diether Ocampo as Gary Leo "Gary" Ballesteros
  • Marvin Agustin as Joseph "Joey" Fajardo
  • Jolina Magdangal as Socorro Corazon "Ese" Aragon
  • Mylene Dizon as Melanie Suntay
  • Bojo Molina as Brian Lorenzo
  • Diego Castro as Jigs Mercado
  • Kaye Abad as Cassandra "Kakai" Marquez
  • Kristopher Peralta as Teofilo "Toffee" Sanchez
  • Andrea Blaesi as Andi Cuyugan
  • LJ Moreno as Cathy Dominguez
  • Dominic Ochoa as Eric Abesamis
  • Kristine Hermosa as Tintin Fernandez
  • Rica Peralejo as Jersey Salveron
  • Paula Peralejo as Pauline Salveron
  • John Lloyd Cruz as Junie de Dios
  • Cheska Garcia as Corrine Apostol
  • Baron Geisler as Choy Ledesma
  • Carlos Agassi as Marco Trinidad
  • Laura James as Cindy Trinidad
  • Extended Cast

  • Jodi Sta. Maria as Gretchen
  • Vanessa del Bianco as Daphne Ortiz
  • William Thio as Dave Apostol
  • Donnie Fernandez as Chad
  • Anna Larrucea as Yanna Cortez
  • Tanya Garcia as Angela
  • Bernard Palanca as Scud Torres
  • Desiree del Valle as Dette Zubiri
  • Miguel de la Rosa as Migs
  • Don Laurel as Dondi Aranas
  • Nikki Valdez as Jek-Jek
  • Andrea del Rosario as Samantha Banzon
  • Kathleen Hermosa - Melanie's younger sister
  • Buboy Garovillo - Ese's father
  • Julia Clarete as Jules
  • Gerard Pizzaras as Jerry
  • Diana Enriquez as Denise Salvador
  • Show location

  • Manila, Metro Manila, Luzon, Philippines
  • Tagaytay City, Cavite, Luzon, Philippines
  • Batangas, Luzon, Philippines
  • Baguio City, Luzon, Philippines
  • Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippines
  • Film Adaptation

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    Motion picture release Gimik: The Reunion was later made, retaining all the main characters. Ricky, Ese, Joey, Gina, Gary, Melanie and Bryan look forward to love, marriage and career. Judy Ann Santos made a special appearance as her character Dianne in the latter part of the film. Kristine Hermosa and Dominic Ochoa, a regular cast since 1997, made cameo appearances in the movie with different roles.


  • Kahit Anong Mangyari
  • (Barkada Theme Song) Lyrics and Music by Vehnee Saturno Performed by Gimik The Reunion Cast

  • Let This Love Grow
  • Performed by Roselle Nava and Richard Marten

  • Mahal Mo Ba Ako?
  • Performed by Jolina Magdangal

  • Bakit Ikaw Pa Rin
  • Performed by Icari

  • What Good Is That Without You
  • Performed by Ninette Christine Tenza

  • Lagi Kang Wala
  • Performed by Bad Cats

  • Allryte sa Gimik
  • Performed by Jolina Magdangal and Boomroom

  • Burn
  • Performed by Kulay

  • Don't Know What To Do
  • Performed by 92 A.D.

  • Love Sweet Love
  • Performed by Jeffrey Hidalgo and Arnee Hidalgo

    Gimik 2010

    In the same network's 2010 Trade Launch, the station announced that the show will return on television with the title of Gimik 2010 as part of Your Song.


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