The Half Sisters

The Half Sisters is a 2014 Philippine television drama romance series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by Mark A. Reyes, it stars Barbie Forteza and Thea Tolentino in the title roles. It premiered on June 9, 2014 replacing Villa Quintana on the network's Afternoon Prime line up. The series concluded on January 15, 2016 with a total of 418 episodes. It was replaced by Wish I May in its timeslot.

The Half Sisters
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Title card
Created byDode Cruz
Developed byLuningning Ribay
Written by
  • Luningning Interino-Ribay
  • Gilda Olvidado-Marcelino
  • Christine Badillo-Novicio
  • Jonathan Cruz
Directed by
Creative director(s)Jun Lana
Narrated by
  • Barbie Forteza as Diana
  • Thea Tolentino as Ashley
Opening theme"Ibibigay Ko ang Lahat" by Maricris Garcia
Composer(s)Tata Betita
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Tagalog
No. of episodes418 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Winnie Hollis-Reyes
Production location(s)Metro Manila, Philippines
  • Jennalyn Sablaya
  • Paolo Mendoza
  • Gervic Estella
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time18–30 minutes
Production company(s)GMA Entertainment TV
Original networkGMA Network
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseJune 9, 2014 (2014-06-09) –
January 15, 2016 (2016-01-15)
External links

The series is streaming online on YouTube.[1]

Cast and charactersEdit

Barbie Forteza portrays Diane Mercado.
Ruru Madrid portrays Joaquin Castillo.
Sanya Lopez portrays Lorna.
Eddie Garcia portrays Eduardo Guevarra-McBride.
Lead cast
Supporting cast
Recurring cast


During a press visit to the series' set located in Commonwealth, Quezon City, the show was 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.[4]


According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household television ratings, the pilot episode of The Half Sisters earned an 11.5% rating.[5] While the final episode scored a 23.2% rating.[6] The series had its highest rating on November 28, 2014 with a 25.6% rating.[7]


Accolades received by The Half Sisters
Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2014 28th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Daytime Drama Series The Half Sisters Nominated [8]
Best New Male TV Personality Andre Paras Nominated
2015 ENPRESS Golden Screen Television Awards Outstanding Breakthrough Performance by an Actor Won [9]
29th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Daytime Drama Series The Half Sisters Won [10]
Best Supporting Actress Jean Garcia Nominated
2016 2016 Box Office Entertainment Awards Most Popular Daytime Drama The Half Sisters Won [11]
Most Promising Love Team on TV Andre Paras, Barbie Forteza Won


  1. ^ "The Half Sisters Full Episodes Super Stream - YouTube". Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  2. ^ Estoista-Koo, Kaye (October 13, 2014). "Barbie Forteza reveals The Half Sisters extended until 2015; enjoys playing a "b*tch" in Kpop-themed movie". Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  3. ^ Acar, Aedrianne (January 29, 2015). "Bakbakang Eula Valdez at Jean Garcia, abangan sa 'The Half Sisters'". GMA Entertainment. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  4. ^ Anarcon, James Patrick. "Barbie Thea Starrer, The Half Sisters, Extended Until Jan 2016". Archived from the original on October 21, 2015. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
  5. ^ Ching, Mark Angelo (June 23, 2014). "AGB Nielsen Mega Manila Household Ratings (June 7-13, 2014): The Legal Wife makes ratings history in 2014; The Half Sisters debuts strongly". Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  6. ^ Ching, Mark Angelo (February 18, 2016). "AGB Mega Manila Ratings (Jan 6-17, 2016): Little Nanay rates higher than Probinsyano as Coco becomes Paloma". Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  7. ^ Ching, Mark Angelo (December 13, 2014). "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 chart". Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  8. ^ "28th Star Awards for Television nominees revealed". November 5, 2014. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  9. ^ "2015 Golden Screen TV Awards full list of winners". April 27, 2015. Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  10. ^ "FULL LIST: Winners, 2015 PMPC Star Awards for TV". Rappler. December 4, 2015. Retrieved April 24, 2020.
  11. ^ "AlDub and other Kapuso celebs dominate the 2016 Box Office Entertainment Awards". GMA Entertainment. February 22, 2016. Retrieved September 24, 2020.

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