My Binondo Girl

My Binondo Girl
My Binondo Girl logo.jpg
Format Romantic comedy
Drama
Written by Noreen Capili
Dang Sulit
Honey Hidalgo
Directed by Malu L. Sevilla
Francis Xavier Pasion
Starring Kim Chiu
Xian Lim
Jolo Revilla
Matteo Guidicelli
Theme music composer Ogie Alcasid
Opening theme "Sino Ako"
by Regine Velasquez
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, English, Chinese
No. of episodes 110 (final)
Production
Executive producer(s) Arnel T. Nacario
Editor(s) John Ryan Bonifacio
George Padolina, Jr.
Vince San Antonio
Location(s) Philippines (Binondo, Manila)
China (Hong Kong)
Running time 30-45 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ABS-CBN
Picture format NTSC (480i)
Original run August 22, 2011 (2011-08-22) – January 20, 2012 (2012-01-20)
External links
Website

My Binondo Girl is a Philippine romantic comedy television drama which debuted on August 22, 2011 on ABS-CBN.[1][2] The drama revolves around a girl who pretends to be a man to gain her father's affection.[3]

Production

The cast was announced during a press conference in April 7, 2011. In the story conference held by the network, it was stated that Kim Chiu will topbill the series together with Cherry Pie Picache, Glydel Mercado, and Ai Ai delas Alas. Three leading men were chosen for the series which includes Jolo Revilla, Matteo Guidicelli, and Xian Lim.[4] Filming started in April 2011 in Binondo, Manila and Hong Kong.[5]

Synopsis

My Binondo Girl is the story of Jade Dimaguiba, a girl who spent her life craving the approval and acceptance of her Chinese father Chen Sy (Richard Yap), who attempted to put her up for adoption when she was young because of China’s One Child Policy (wherein couples either put their first child up for adoption or pay a government fine to have a second child). His decision was swiftly made after learning that his Filipina wife Zeny (Ai Ai delas Alas) is pregnant with a baby boy, which is more favored under the Chinese tradition. In order to protect her child, Zeny returns to the Philippines only to suffer a miscarriage and lose the second child.

Years after, Chen Sy, already a successful business tycoon, finds Zeny to see Yuan, the baby boy. Zeny refuses to tell him his whereabouts but despite this, Chen continues to ignore Jade and disregard her as his daughter. Jade vows to gain her father’s acceptance someday and graduates with top honors to prove to her father that despite her gender, she is a worthy daughter.

However, in an unexpected turn of events, Chen loses his other son Chen Sy II (from his second marriage) to an accident and Jade is forced to pose as Yuan in order to get her mother and gradmother Amor (Gina Pareño) out of jail because of Jean (Cherrie Pie Picache), the second wife’s machinations. Jade is helped through her journey by Onyx (Jolo Revilla), her childhood friend and determined suitor; Trevor (Matteo Guidicelli), the happy go lucky stepson of her father’s business partner; and Andy (Xian Lim), who started off as her competition but ended up as one of her staunchest supporters upon learning her dual identity.

Cast

Main cast

Supporting cast

Extended cast

Guest cast

Special participation

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2011 ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards Pop Kapamilya TV Character Kim Chiu as Jade/Yuan Won
2012 26th Star Awards for TV Best New Male TV Personality Richard Yap as Papa Chen Won

International release

Country/Region Network(s) Series premiere Series Title in Country Reference
Taiwan Taiwan PTS TBA Jade [12][13]
Hong Kong Hong Kong TBA [12][13]
China China [12][13]
Vietnam Vietnam [13]
Cambodia Cambodia [13]
Malaysia Malaysia Astro Bella Jade (My Binondo Girl)

See also

References

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