Got to Believe

For the 2002 movie film, see Got 2 Believe.
Got to Believe

The official poster for Got to Believe
Genre Romance, Drama, Comedy
Created by Henry King Quitain
Olivia Lamasan
Developed by Malou N. Santos
Des Tanwangco
Written by Mark Duane Angos
Jay Fernando
Ceres Helga Barrios
Marie Ann Dimaculangan-Fampulme
Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina
Starring Kathryn Bernardo
Daniel Padilla
Opening theme Got to Believe in Magic by Juris
Composer(s) David Pomeranz
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 140 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Mylene H. Ongkiko
Location(s) Philippines
Editor(s) Roman Rodriguez
Rizaldy Mora
Gerald Garcia
Running time 30-45 minutes
Monday - Friday at 20:30 (PST)
Production company(s) Star Creatives
Original network ABS-CBN
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original release August 26, 2013 (2013-08-26) – March 7, 2014 (2014-03-07)
Related shows Muling Buksan ang Puso
External links

Got to Believe is a 2013 Philippine romantic comedy television series directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina and starring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. The series was aired on ABS-CBN and worldwide on The Filipino Channel from August 26, 2013 to March 7, 2014,[1] replacing Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala. The series finale, dubbed as the Best Ending Ever, ranked #1 by Kantar Media nationwide TV rating.[2][3][4][5]


Season 1

As young Chichay (Kathryn Bernardo) unexpectedly met young Joaquin (Daniel Padilla) in their family-owned amusement fair, she taught him to believe that magic exists. However, their friendship abruptly ended as Chichay's family moved to the province while Joaquin had an almost-fatal accident which prevented him from living a normal life. Ten years later, they have literally bumped into each other but never had any idea about their childhood past.

Despite of living a comfortable and wealthy life, teenage Joaquin feels he is different due to his brain injury. His overprotective mother, Juliana (Carmina Villaroel), unknowingly hired teenage Chichay as his nanny. The two that had started off having an unpleasant relationship with each other eventually became friends. As they found comfort in each other's company, they learned various lessons in life such as the true meaning of friendship, of standing by your family, and of accepting one’s self. While their feelings blossomed into love, things also got complicated and had put them to the test as they encountered numerous conflicts like their parents' past, their economic gap and the cause of Joaquin's accident when he was still a kid.

Season 2

The second season begun with the episode aptly entitled "The New Chapter" which takes place two years after the events of the first season with both lead characters already living a different life respectively. New challenges and additional conflicts occurred on most of the characters while the major plot from the previous season unravels to the storyline. Extensively used to promote the show was the tagline -- "The heart remembers what the mind forgets."[6]

Alex (Liza Soberano) was a major addition to the cast in a pivotal role.[7][8] It also marks that the series was filmed and used Singapore on some of its episodes having Chichay and Joaquin on several tourist spots in the country.[9]


Main cast

Supporting cast

Extended cast

Guest cast


Initially, Got to Believe was originally planned to be premiered back-to-back with Muling Buksan ang Puso on July 8, 2013, replacing Apoy sa Dagat and Missing You. But due to the request of Koreanovela fans, the series was later postponed because of That Winter, the Wind Blows. After the delayed airing, the series aired on August 26, 2013 replacing Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala.[10][11]


This is a reunion project of 80's generation actresses Manilyn Reynes, Isabel Granada and Carmina Villaroel alongside teen idols Benjie Paras and Ian Veneracion.


The theme song, "Got to Believe in Magic", written by Charles Fox & Stephen Geyer, was originally sung by American singer David Pomeranz as a soundtrack for the 1982 film Zapped!. It was later included in his compilation album, Born for You: His Best and More that was released on July 19, 1999. The album was recorded in the Philippines and co-produced by Pomeranz with Filipino composer Lorrie Ilustre. The song was a popular hit within the country during the time of the album's release. It was also covered by Filipino band Side A and was used as a theme song for the 2002 Filipino romance film Got 2 Believe.[12]

Another song which was a success, especially in the Philippines, was "Ikaw Na Na Na" sung by G2B Boys.[13]

Due to the song's previous usage in the film, director Cathy Garcia-Molina clarified that the television drama is completely different. The rendition featured within the show is sung by Filipina singer Juris.[14]

Got to Believe
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released December 10, 2013 (2013-12-10)
Recorded 2013
Genre Pop, OPM
Length 62:74
Label Star Records
No. TitleArtist Length
1. "Got to Believe in Magic (Acoustic)"  Juris 4:32
2. "My Only Love"  Marion Aunor 3:47
3. "Pagdating Ng Panahon"  Kathryn Bernardo 4:50
4. "Kasama Kang Tumanda"  Daniel Padilla 2:45
5. "Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko"  Daniel Padilla 3:18
6. "Got to Believe in Magic"  Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo 4:15
7. "Ikaw Na Na Na Na (Disco Version)"  G2B 3:00
8. "Ikaw Na Na Na Na (Acoustic Version)"  G2B 6:31


(08:30PM PST)
34.0% (August 26, 2013)
38.6% (March 7, 2014)

Additional information

Due to the series' high popularity, it gained a fan base called G2B Army. The series also started releasing different Got to Believe merchandises like covers for tablets, hoodies, and shirts thru B.U.M. Equipment. [17]

See also


  1. "'Got to Believe' treats fans; show ends Friday night - Inquirer Entertainment".
  2. "'Got to Believe' ending dominates Twitter - Entertainment, News, The Philippine Star -".
  3. ""Got To Believe" set to treat viewers with the 'best ending ever' on March 7 - LionhearTV".
  4. 1 2 "Kantar Media: Nationwide TV Ratings - March 7, 2014 (Friday) - LionhearTV".
  5. 1 2 "NATIONAL TV RATINGS (Urban + Rural): March 7, 8, and 9, 2014".
  6. ""GOT TO BELIEVE" January 23, 2014 Chichay & Joaquin in Singapore".
  7. "The Feels We Get From Watching Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo On Got To Believe".
  8. "Liza Soberano forms triangle with Daniel, Kathryn - ABS-CBN News".
  9. "Random Republika: Got to Believe Chapter 2: The 6 KathNiel Spots in Singapore".
  10. Pagsolingan, Karen A. (August 19, 2013). "Daniel Padilla defends Judy Ann Santos against loose talk that her soap is delaying the launch of Got To Believe In Magic - The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz".
  11. Smith, Chuck (August 8, 2013). "Judy Ann Santos leaving ABS-CBN? - Entertainment, News, The Philippine Star -".
  12. Gonzales, David. "Born for You: His Best & More review". Allmusic. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  13. "Ikaw Na Na Na G2B Boys". Lyriczz. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  14. Donato, Jerry (18 July 2013). "Got to believe in the Kathniel magic". Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  15. "Kantar Media: Nationwide TV Ratings - August 26, 2013 (Monday) - LionhearTV".
  16. "Most Watched TV Pilot and Finale episodes of 2013 - LionhearTV".
  17. (2013-07-31). "'Got to Believe' starts 'youth army'". ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
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