Got to Believe

Got to Believe is a 2013 Philippine romantic comedy-drama 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, was ranked #1 by Kantar Media nationwide TV rating.[2][3][4][5]

Got to Believe
Title card
Created byHenry King Quitain
Olivia Lamasan
Developed byMalou N. Santos
Des Tanwangco
Written byMark Duane Angos
Jay Fernando
Ceres Helga Barrios
Marie Ann Dimaculangan-Fampulme
Directed byCathy Garcia-Molina
StarringKathryn Bernardo
Daniel Padilla
Opening theme"Got to Believe in Magic" by Juris
ComposerDavid Pomeranz
Country of originPhilippines
Original languageFilipino
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes140
Executive producerMylene H. Ongkiko
Production locationsPhilippines
EditorsRoman Rodriguez
Rizaldy Mora
Gerald Garcia
Running time30-45 minutes
Monday - Friday at 20:30 (PST)
Production companyStar Creatives
Original networkABS-CBN
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseAugust 26, 2013 (2013-08-26) –
March 7, 2014 (2014-03-07)
Related showsMuling Buksan ang Puso
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Season 1Edit

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 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 2Edit

The second season began 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 occur for 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]

Cast and charactersEdit

Main castEdit

Supporting castEdit

  • Joonee Gamboa as Francisco "Lolo Isko" Tampipi
  • Chinggoy Alonzo as Ronaldo San Juan
  • Minnie Aguilar as Matilda Cristobal-Pantoja
  • Lou Veloso as Mang During Pantoja
  • Al Tantay as Tatay Poro
  • Thara Jordana as Emma
  • Janice Jurado as Rona Manansala
  • Nina Ricci Alagao as Gigi Galvez
  • Beverly Salviejo as Tarantina
  • Cecil Paz as Madam Fifi
  • Hyubs Azarcon as Whitey
  • Ethyl Osorio as Ethel
  • Benjamin Domingo as Bubbles
  • Darwin "Hap Rice" Tolentino as Nanoy
  • Mhyco Aquino as Jericho "Jec-Jec" Manansala
  • Irma Adlawan as Yaya Puring
  • Ping Medina as Asiong

Recurring castEdit

Guest castEdit



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 Kapamilya series is a reunion project of 80's generation actresses Manilyn Reynes, Isabel Granada and Carmina Villaroel alongside teen idols Benjie Paras, Jojo A. 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
ReleasedDecember 10, 2013 (2013-12-10)
GenrePop, OPM
LabelStar Records
1."Got to Believe in Magic (Acoustic)"Juris4:32
2."My Only Love"Marion Aunor3:47
3."Pagdating Ng Panahon"Kathryn Bernardo4:50
4."Kasama Kang Tumanda"Daniel Padilla2:45
5."Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko"Daniel Padilla3:18
6."Got to Believe in Magic"Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo4:15
7."Ikaw Na Na Na Na (Disco Version)"G2B3:00
8."Ikaw Na Na Na Na (Acoustic Version)"G2B6:31
Additional tracks (minus one)
1."Got to Believe in Magic (Acoustic Version) (instrumental)"Juris4:32
2."My Only Love (instrumental)"Marion Aunor3:47
3."Pagdating Ng Panahon (instrumental)"Kathryn Bernardo4:50
4."Kasama Kang Tumanda (instrumental)"Daniel Padilla2:45
5."Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko (instrumental)"Daniel Padilla3:18
6."Got to Believe in Magic (instrumental)"Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo4:15
7."Ikaw Na Na Na Na (Disco Version) (instrumental)"G2B3:00
8."Ikaw Na Na Na Na (Acoustic Version) (instrumental)"G2B6:29



(8:30PM PST)

Fanbase and merchandiseEdit

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]

International broadcastEdit

Country Network Title Date
  Vietnam TodayTV VTC7 Hãy tin em thêm lần nữa February 3, 2015
  Malaysia TV9 Got To Believe February, 2015
  Indonesia MNCTV Kaulah Takdirku (You Are My Destiny) March 6, 2017


Reruns of the show's episodes air on Jeepney TV.[18]

On March 18, 2020, ABS-CBN announced that Got to Believe will have a rerun starting March 23, 2020 via the network's Kapamilya Gold afternoon block, replacing Sandugo which has recently wrapped up, as part of ABS-CBN's temporary programming changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[19] This rerun was abruptly cut due to the temporary closure of ABS-CBN following the cease and desist order issued by the National Telecommunications Commission on account of its franchise expiration.[20]

All episodes highlights of Got To Believe is currently uploaded on ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube Channel, along with Walang Hanggan, 100 Days to Heaven and May Bukas Pa.

See alsoEdit


  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". Archived from the original on 2014-03-02.
  4. ^ a b "Kantar Media: Nationwide TV Ratings - March 7, 2014 (Friday) - LionhearTV". Archived from the original on March 11, 2014.
  5. ^ a b "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". Archived from the original on 2014-03-07.
  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". Archived from the original on January 8, 2014.
  16. ^ "Most Watched TV Pilot and Finale episodes of 2013 - LionhearTV". Archived from the original on 2014-01-20.
  17. ^ (2013-07-31). "'Got to Believe' starts 'youth army'". ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  18. ^ "Got To Believe on Jeepney TV". The Philippine Star. February 21, 2016. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  19. ^ "'The Legal Wife' at 'Got To Believe', muling magbabalik". ABS-CBN News. March 18, 2020. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  20. ^ Rivas, Ralf (May 5, 2020). "ABS-CBN goes off-air after NTC order". Rappler. Retrieved June 26, 2020.

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