Hawak Kamay (TV series)

Hawak-Kamay (International title: Instant Dad / transl. Holding Hands) is a 2014 Philippine family drama television series starring Piolo Pascual, Iza Calzado, Nikki Gil, Xyriel Manabat, Andrea Brillantes, Zaijian Jaranilla and Yesha Camile. The series premiered on ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida evening block and worldwide on The Filipino Channel from July 21, 2014 to November 21, 2014, replacing Dyesebel.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

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Also known asInstant Dad
Created by
  • Willy Laconsay
  • John Roque
Written by
  • Clarissa Estuar
  • Kay Brondial
  • Genesis Rodriguez
  • Jessel Duque
  • Raymund Barcelon
  • Tanya Winona Bautista
  • Margarette Labrador
  • Michael Transfiguracion
  • Carmela Abaygar
  • Cherry Villaluz
  • Erica Bautista
Directed by
  • Jerry Lopez Sineneng
  • Mae Czarina Cruz-Alviar
  • Rechie A. del Carmen
  • Erick C. Salud
  • Ricky S. Rivero
Opening theme"Hawak Kamay" by Piolo Pascual
ComposerYeng Constantino
Country of originPhilippines
Original languageFilipino
No. of episodes90
Executive producerAdjanet Fresco Rase
  • Mavic Holgado-Oducayen
  • Justine F. Javier
Production locationPhilippines
EditorAlexces Megan Abarquez
Running time28–32 minutes
Monday - Friday at 19:45 (PST)
Production companyRSB Unit (now RSB Scripted Format and RGE Drama Unit)
Original networkABS-CBN
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseJuly 21 (2014-07-21) –
November 21, 2014 (2014-11-21)
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Eugene "Gin" Agustin (Piolo Pascual) is a frustrated musician who becomes the guardian of the three orphans that his dearly departed sister adopted: Emong (Zaijan Jaranilla), Dara (Xyriel Manabat) and Ningning (Yesha Camile). Gin is unprepared to be the guardian of three young children but with the help of strict lawyer Bianca Magpantay (Iza Calzado) and her sister (later revealed to be her daughter) Lorrie (Andrea Brillantes), Gin learns how to be a good parental figure to these three children. Different trials threaten to tear them apart, but Gin becomes determined to fight to keep all of them together and give them a complete family along with Atty. Bianca and Lorrie. Little by little they realize that it isn't important that they aren't related by blood because love makes a family.

Cast and charactersEdit

Main castEdit

Supporting castEdit

  • Nikki Gil as Meryl Ann "Meann" Marcelo
  • Juan Karlos Labajo as Charles Kenneth "CK" Rodríguez
  • Nadia Montenegro as Grace Catacutan
  • Atoy Co as Santi Marcelo
  • Gilleth Sandico as Chayong Marcelo
  • Leo Rialp as Renato Magpantay
  • Evangeline Pascual as Patrice Magpantay
  • Hyubs Azarcon as Otoy
  • Rubi Rubi as Baby
  • Ana Abad Santos as Denise Rodriguez
  • Moi Bien as Rihanna
  • Jess Mendoza as Tolits
  • Lloyd Zaragoza as Rambo
  • Dianne Medina as Christina
  • Axel Torres as Icko Mendoza
  • Maris Racal as Wendy
  • Manolo Pedrosa as Mikey
  • Nichole Baranda as Hazel
  • Jacob Dionisio as Rafael "Paeng" Marcelo
  • Crispin Pineda as Edgar
  • Cara Eriguel as Yanie
  • Ryan Bang as Bok
  • Fatima Cadiz as Yaya Fatima

Guest castEdit

Special participationEdit

Awards and NominationsEdit

29th PMPC Star Awards for Television
BEST DRAMA ACTOR Piolo Pascual Nominated
BEST CHILD PERFORMER Xyriel Manabat Nominated
BEST CHILD PERFORMER Zaijan Jaranilla Nominated

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ HAWAK KAMAY Final Trailer. YouTube. ABS-CBN Entertainment. July 11, 2014. Retrieved July 14, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ HAWAK KAMAY Full Trailer. YouTube. ABS-CBN Entertainment. June 16, 2014. Retrieved June 20, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "WATCH: Piolo, Iza behind-the-scenes of new teleserye". ABS-CBN News. March 18, 2014. Retrieved April 6, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "First look: Piolo starts work on new teleserye". ABS-CBN News. March 17, 2014. Retrieved March 17, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Aster Amoyo (March 12, 2014). "Iza leading lady na ni Piolo sa TV". The Philippine Star. Retrieved March 13, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Iza starts work on teleserye with Piolo". ABS-CBN News. May 6, 2014. Retrieved May 10, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Piolo Pascual considers TV his 'comfort zone'". ABS-CBN News. May 6, 2014. Retrieved May 10, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)