The Half Sisters

The Half Sisters
Created by GMA Entertainment TV
Developed by Luningning Ribay
Written by
Directed by
Creative director(s)
Narrated by
  • Barbie Forteza as Diana
  • Thea Tolentino as Ashley
Opening theme Ibibigay Ko Ang Lahat
Performed by Maricris Garcia
Composer(s) Tata Betita
Country of origin
Original language(s) Filipino, English, Japanese
No. of episodes 418
Executive producer(s) Winnie Hollis-Reyes
Cinematography Jay Linao
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 1 hour
Production company(s) GMA Entertainment TV
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 480i NTSC
Original release June 9, 2014 (2014-06-09) – January 15, 2016 (2016-01-15)
Related shows That's My Amboy
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The Half Sisters

The Half Sisters is a 2014 Philippine family drama series directed by Mark A. Reyes, topbilling Barbie Forteza, Thea Tolentino, Andre Paras, Jean Garcia, Jomari Yllana and Ryan Eigenmann. The series premiered on GMA Network on June 9, 2014 replacing Villa Quintana on the network's Afternoon Prime block and internationally via GMA Pinoy TV on June 10, 2014.[1] The series was granted several extensions due to its significant success. The show ended on January 15, 2016 its one-year run with the total of 418 episodes and was replaced by Wish I May it's timeslot.[2][3][4]


In the series, Rina is the childbearing woman of the “twins,” one sired through amorous marital copulation with her husband Alfred and the other sired when she was raped by her former boyfriend Benjie. Benjie is sent to prison because of what he did; while Rina remains a loving wife to Alfred as they live a financially comfortable life together. Eventually, Rina got pregnant and gives birth to twins Diana and Ashley. However, Alfred is having doubts about who the father is, he demands Rina to undergo DNA testing that resulted to a confirmation of hetero-paternal superfecundation, wherein Rina’s twins have different fathers – Diana by Benjie and Ashley by Alfred.

Meanwhile, after Benjie is released from prison, he managed their family business which eventually became successful. On the other hand, Alfred’s business failed. Prompted by financial woes and obligations, and knowing the truth about Diana and Benjie, Alfred asks her daughter Ashley to pretend to be the biological daughter of Benjie so his daughter can live a more comfortable life, thus, robbing Diana her birthright and as the rightful heiress.

Ashley was desperate to save both Diana and her mother Rina when her father Alfred tells her to choose either of the two of them will be saved in 3 minutes. Ashley chooses to save Diana from being blown while their mother was automatically gunned down. But it reveals that Rina was saved by Dr. Santi Abarrientos III, who is forced by Alfred to tell Rina that he was Benjie's killer by accident earlier, before he tackles her to safety to avoid being shot. Alfred now confronts his daughter and Diana who taunts them that their mother is dead and wants to kill Diana. Diana tells Ashley to leave but she refuses as Alfred tries to count on three to kill them both but Rina manages to shoot him in the chest in time before he attempts to shoot them both. Before dying, Alfred briefly apologizes to his daughter for his actions and his crimes that he committed. Ashley cries in her dying father's arms after reuniting with both Rina and Diana.

A year later Ashley and Diana became bridesmaids in their friends' wedding after Bradley reconciles his relationship with Diana. This marks the end of the story with the half-sisters are happy with their current boyfriends.


Main cast

Supporting cast


On June 9, 2015 marked the first year anniversary of the series which is now a rare event in Philippine television following Be Careful With My Heart's two-year run.[5]

During a press visit to the series' set located in Commonwealth, Quezon City, Director Mark Reyes shared that the show is once again extended until January 15, 2016. He also shared that the show's final chapter will now focus on an edgier plot and might not have another special guest since they want to focus on their lead stars.[6]


The Half Sisters is a family drama that stars Barbie Forteza and Thea Tolentino, is the first daytime show on 2014 that earned ratings as high as those shows airing in weekday primetime according to AGB Nielsen Mega Manila Household Ratings.[7] The series is consistently getting impressive primetime-worthy ratings for about 19-20% since the last quarter of 2014. Due to the impressive performance of both actors and the series itself, it got several extensions that leads to the series airing for more than a year.


June 9, 2014


January 15, 2016


November 28, 2014



Year Award/Recognition Category Nominee Result
2014 PMPC Star Awards for TV 2014 Best Daytime Drama Series The Half Sisters Nominated
Best New Male TV Personality Andre Paras Nominated
2015 ENPRESS Golden Screen Television Awards Outstanding Breakthrough Performance by an Actor Won
PMPC Star Awards for TV 2015 Best Daytime Drama Series The Half Sisters Won
Best Supporting Actress Jean Garcia Nominated
2016 2016 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Promising Love Team on TV Andre Paras & Barbie Forteza Won
Most Popular Daytime Drama The Half Sisters Won

See also


  2. Estoista-Koo, Kaye. "Barbie Forteza Reveals The Half Sisters Extended Until 2015; Enjoys Playing A “b*tch” In Kpop Themed Movie". Retrieved 2015-10-16. C1 control character in |title= at position 79 (help)
  3. "Bakbakang Eula Valdez at Jean Garcia, abangan sa 'The Half Sisters' | - Entertainment - Home of Kapuso shows and stars - Articles". Retrieved 2015-10-16.
  4. "Afternoon drama show 'The Half Sisters' extended | The Manila Times Online". Retrieved 2015-10-16.
  5. "The Half-Sisters Joins the 'One-Year Serye' Club". From the Tube. Retrieved 2015-10-16.
  6. Anarcon, James Patrick. "Barbie Thea Starrer, The Half Sisters, Extended Until Jan 2016". Retrieved 2015-10-21.
  7. 1 2 Ching, Mark Angelo. "AGB Nielsen Mega Manila Household Ratings (Nov 24 30, 2014): The Half Sisters smashes Be Careful With My Heart Finale Ratings; Dream Dad debuts On Top Of The Charts". Retrieved 2015-10-16.
  8. Ching, Mark Angelo. "AGB Nielsen Mega Manila Household Ratings (June 7 13, 2014): The Legal Wife makes Ratings History In 2014; The Half Sisters Debuts Strongly". Retrieved 2015-10-16.
  9. Ching, Mark Angelo. "AGB Mega Manila Ratings (Jan 6-17, 2016): Little Nanay rates higher than Probinsyano as Coco becomes Paloma". Retrieved 2016-02-28.
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