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Valiente (1992 TV series)

Also known as Brave
Created by TAPE Inc.
Directed by
  • Herman Escueta
  • Jose Rowel Icamen
Opening theme "Valiente" by Vic Sotto
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Tagalog
Location(s) Philippines
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Television and Production Exponents Inc.
Original network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release February 10, 1992 (1992-02-10) – September 12, 1997 (1997-09-12)
Related shows Valiente (2012)

Valiente (International title: Brave) is a Philippine television drama series originally broadcast by ABS-CBN and GMA Network. Directed by Herman Escueta and Jose Rowel Icamen, it stars Tirso Cruz III. It premiered on February 10, 1992 on ABS-CBN and aired its final episode on the network on January 27, 1995. The series premiered on GMA Network on January 30, 1995. The series concluded on September 12, 1997.


The soap's story centered on two best friends: Theo Braganza and Gardo Valiente, whose lives are opposite from one another. Theo was born rich, a playboy and was groomed as an heir to one of the biggest haciendas, Hacienda Braganza. Gardo on the other hand, was born poor, God-fearing and was poised to take over his father Damian as one of Hacienda Braganza's workers. Despite their differences, Gardo and Theo treated each other like brothers until Gardo falls for Theo's youngest sister, Maila. Their relationship was doomed from the start as Theo never liked Maila for Gardo as he preferred Maila's elder sister Leona to fall for his friend. The conflict turned for the worse as an uprising occurred in Hacienda Braganza which caused the death of Gardo's father Damian and scarred Gardo's face after a battle with Theo.

Gardo later on planned his revenge during Theo's wedding with Elaine. However, the bloodshed resulted in both Maila and Leona's death and the Braganza matriarch Donya Trinidad (who was killed before the wedding of Theo and Elaine). Since then, the two men had vowed revenge against one another and fight till the last breath.

In the final episode, Gardo succeeded at the end, while Theo was dead after his last wish.

Cast and characters

Lead cast
Supporting cast
  • Odette Khan as Donya Trinidad "Trini" Braganza
  • Jean Garcia as Elaine Velasquez-Braganza
  • Ruben Rustia† as Damian Valiente
  • Renato del Prado as Pepito "Peping" Ramirez
  • Aris Cuevas as Badong
  • Jose Manalo
  • Nognog
  • Various as Armando Braganza
  • Marissa Sanchez as Vivian
  • Augusto Victa as Atty. Fidel Dioquino
  • Eugene Domingo as Dolores
  • Alma Lerma as Adeling
  • Marlon Mance as Dino
  • Lucita Soriano as Nena
  • Richard Arellano as Crisanto
  • Simon Serrano as Bugoy (11 episodes only)
  • Rustom Padilla as Dr. Albert Rosales
  • Liza Ranillo as Cita
  • Jeniffer Mendoza as Celia
  • Patricia Ann Roque as Lea / Melissa B. Valiente
  • Karina "Kara" Cruz as Chona
  • John Arcilla as Froilan / Benjie
  • Robert Arevalo as Cenon (Chona's father)
  • Maggie Dela Riva
  • Tet Antiquiera †
  • Rochelle Barrameda
  • Romy Mallari as Lea's adoptive father
  • Jean Saburit as Lea's adoptive and wicked mother
  • Matutina
  • Berting Labra
Cameo appearance
  • Sunshine Dizon as Young Leona
  • Atong Redillas as Young Theo
  • Various as Young Gardo

Broadcast history

Valiente was co-produced and broadcast by ABS-CBN on February 10, 1992 as a replacement for another TAPE-produced drama Agila after Mara Clara from August 17 until January 27, 1995 and before Anna Luna from 1989 until 1994. It was playing with the most known TAPE-produced TV show Eat Bulaga! and sitcom Okay Ka Fairy Ko. When TAPE disagreed with ABS-CBN’s request to buy the rights of Eat Bulaga! from them, Valiente, along with Eat Bulaga! and Okay Ka Fairy Ko, started to be co-produced and broadcast by GMA Network on January 28, 1995. The final episode happened on September 12, 1997.


The remake of the said soap was bought by TV5.

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