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Created by  ABS-CBN
Original network  ABS-CBN
Final episode date  19 October 2003
Genre  Teen drama
7.7/10 IMDb

Country of origin  Philippines
First episode date  14 March 1999
Network  ABS-CBN
Program creator  ABS-CBN
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Starring  Desiree del ValleJodi Sta. MariaPaula PeralejoKaye AbadPaolo ContisBaron GeislerPatrick GarciaJohn Lloyd Cruz
Running time  90 minutes (every Sunday)
Original release  March 14, 1999 (1999-03-14) – October 19, 2003 (2003-10-19)
Cast  Kaye Abad, John Lloyd Cruz, Jodi Santamaria, Baron Geisler, Desiree del Valle
Similar  Gimik, Ang TV, Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay, Maging Sino Ka Man, G‑mik

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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 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.

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Main cast

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

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  • Kaye Abad as Epifania "Eds/Ponyang" delos Santos
  • John Lloyd Cruz as Rolando Victor "Rovic" Mercado
  • Jodi Sta. Maria as Georgina "George" Fuentebella
  • Patrick Garcia as Jaime "James" Collantes
  • Paolo Contis as Salvador "Badong" Magtibay
  • Desiree del Valle as Corrine Ledesma
  • Paula Peralejo as Angela "Anne" de Guzman
  • Baron Geisler as Alfonso "Fonzy" Ledesma
  • Minor/recurring characters:

  • Trina Zuniga as Marie / Cecile Dela Rhea
  • Carol Banawa as Andoy / Andrea
  • In July 2003, additional characters were introduced which include:

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  • 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

  • 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)
  • Extended Cast

  • 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)
  • Special Participation

  • Dimples Romana as Jacqueline / Jackie
  • Anna Larrucea as Gail
  • 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
  • Awards

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

    Tabing Ilog Wikipedia