I Luv NY

I Luv NY

In the city that never sleeps, gising na gising ang pag-ibig.
Genre Comedy, Romance, Drama
Created by GMA Network
Starring Jolina Magdangal
Jennylyn Mercado
Mark Herras
Marvin Agustin
Opening theme Makulay Na Buhay by Kitchie Nadal/Jolina Magdangal
Country of origin Philippines
No. of episodes 85
Executive producer(s) Wilma Galvante
Location(s) New York City, United States
Metro Manila, Philippines
Running time 30 minutes
Original network GMA Network
Original release May 15 (2006-05-15) – September 8, 2006 (2006-09-08)
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I Luv NY (read as "I Love New York") is a television program of GMA Network. This is the first Philippine TV soap taped in New York City. The show aired from May 15, 2006 to September 8, 2006.

The show is shot in different locations in New York, where the four main characters lived and encountered many problems and adventures. The series received a viewership rating of 33.4% for its whole run. From March 4, 2006 until June 30, 2006, the series re-aired on GMA Life TV worldwide.


Baste is a visitor in the United States from equatorial Philippines. Baste won his ticket to the United States in a TV contest and was in fact meant to go to Los Angeles. Some booking errors took him to New York instead, much to his disappointment, because he is obsessed with getting to California not just for a lark but to look for his long-lost mom, whom he last heard to be having the time of her life in the sunny state.

In New York, Baste meets the rebellious Natalie (Jennylyn), the high-strung Albert (Marvin), and screwball Polly (Jolina). His Philippine-acquired angst gets entangled with theirs and those of their families and friends.


Actor Role
Jolina Magdangal Apolinaria "Polly" Balumbalunan
Marvin Agustin Albert Sandoval (Natalie's cousin)
Jennylyn Mercado Natalie Young (Albert's cousin)
Mark Herras Sebastian "Baste" Santos
Isabel Oli Wendy
Gerald Santos Gerry Balumbalunan (Polly's younger brother)
Jonalyn Viray Jenny de Castro
Alfred Vargas Sebastian "Seb" Santos (Natalie's arranged fiancee and husband-to-be)
Tirso Cruz III Edward Young
William Martinez Joaquin Santos
Carmi Martin Diane Young
Yayo Aguila Susan Santos
Caridad Sanchez Lola Juliana
Mike Tan Jero
LJ Reyes Ponyang
Gabby Eigenmann Paul Young
Krizzy Jareño Shayne Young
Kirby de Jesus Sunshine
Neil Ferreira Billy
Raymon Salvador Kapitan Harabas
Tetchie Agbayani Poly's mother
Tess Bomb Ate Ging
Arnell Ignacio Chichi Florence LaRoux
Jocas de Leon Polly's hotel supervisor in New York
Tiya Pusit Tita Esther
Craig Scribner Immigration Officer

The soap features cameo appearances by Joey de Leon, Allan K. and Sugar of Eat Bulaga's segment, "Laban o Bawi". Likewise, Joey's daughter Jocas de Leon has a small part in the series as Jolina's hotel supervisor. In the later part of the show, Pinoy Pop Superstar grand champions, Gerald Santos (from Season 2) and Jonalyn Viray (from Season 1) were included.

Theme songs

See also

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