Palibhasa Lalake is a Philippine sitcom on ABS-CBN which ran from March 3, 1987, to November 9, 1998, and was replaced by Sa Sandaling Kailangan Mo Ako. The program was directed by Johnny Manahan.

Palibhasa Lalake
Updated title card used on Jeepney TV
Created byABS-CBN Corporation
Written by
Directed byJohnny Manahan
Theme music composerMike Hanopol
Opening theme"Katawan" by Hagibis
Ending theme"Katawan" by Hagibis
Country of originPhilippines
Original languageFilipino
No. of episodes609
Executive producers
  • Sherida Monteverde
  • Douglas M. Quijano
  • Joanna Gomez-Santos
  • Cynthia de Jesus-Jordan
  • Emerald Suarez
  • Linggit Tan-Marasigan
Running time1 hour and 30 minutes
Production companiesABS-CBN Entertainment
Mother Studio
Original release
ReleaseMarch 3, 1987 (1987-03-03) –
November 9, 1998 (1998-11-09)

Sypnopsis edit

The show began on March 3, 1987, with the original cast composed of Joey Marquez, Richard Gomez, Miguel Rodriguez, Gloria Romero, Cynthia Patag, and Amy Perez.[1]

They were later joined by Carmina Villaroel (who then played Richard's younger sister, Cathy, a street smart tomboyish kid from the province, and Apa Ongpin (who played the role of a rich Castilian hunky nerd).

Over the years, many characters have come and gone, like Rene Requiestas (as Minerva's genius brother who is never taken seriously), John Estrada (as Johnny, a dumb hunk whose favorite endeavor is to invent things that never succeed). Later additions to the family were Gwapings member, Eric Fructuoso, who was first featured as a suitor of Cathy. Eventually the two other Gwapings members namely Mark Anthony Fernandez and Jomari Yllana were also added to the cast. They played regular teenage rascals always on the lookout for girls). Still later on, another bench brat joined in the fray, Jao Mapa.

Since the show was predominantly male, girls had to join in the fun too. Lindsay Custodio, Rica Peralejo, Jacqui Manzano and Regine Tolentino, then teenagers, were notable early guests. Claudine Barretto and G. Toengi also appeared as a recurring guest stars in early years. In an effort to boost ratings, later seasons saw the addition of character foils, such as Tikboy (Anjo Yllana), a lovable semi-retardate in search of his long-lost mother.

After 11 years of airing, Palibhasa Lalake aired its final episode on November 9, 1998.

Cast edit

Regular edit

The Gwapings edit

The Kutings edit

Additionals edit

Theme song edit

The theme song of the show is "Katawan", performed by Hagibis (composed by Mike Hanopol).

Reruns edit

The show's episodes are rerun over at Jeepney TV[8][9] from October 20, 2014 to November 5, 2021.

The show is streaming on iWant TFC and YouTube.[10][11]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Reyes, Jose Javier (April 26, 2019). "Joey Reyes on making the rule-breaking, water-dousing, riot-of-a-sitcom that was 'Palibhasa Lalake'". ANCX. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Valle, Jocelyn (January 29, 2020). "Palibhasa Lalake". PEP. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Where Are They Now: The Cast of Palibhasa Lalake". Spot. January 29, 2014. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  4. ^ "Anjo: 'I'm proud of Jackie'". PEP. November 6, 2006. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  5. ^ Geronimo, Gian C. (November 24, 2016). "Comedian Bearwin Meily is #FitnessGoals". Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  6. ^ Valle, Jocelyn (July 12, 2019). "Gabby Eigenmann almost became a Gwapings member but..." PEP. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  7. ^ Henares, Tim (December 8, 2019). "8 Somewhat Overlooked Filipino Deaths in 2019". 8list. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  8. ^ Manila Standard Showbitz (October 27, 2014). "The big comeback of 'Palibhasa Lalake'". Manila Standard. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  9. ^ Orosa, Rosalinda L. (October 16, 2014). "Palibhasa is back on Jeepney TV". The Philippine Star. Retrieved March 19, 2020.
  10. ^ "Palibhasa Lalake". iWant. Retrieved August 24, 2020.
  11. ^ [FULL EPISODE] Palibhasa Lalake Episode 1 | Jeepney TV on YouTube

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