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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 and worldwide on GMA Pinoy TV on June 10, 2014. 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
The Half Sisters title card.jpg
Title card
Created byDode Cruz
Developed byLuningning Ribay
Written by
Directed by
Creative director(s)
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
Executive producer(s)Winnie Hollis-Reyes
Production location(s)Metro Manila, Philippines
CinematographyJay Linao
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time25-35 minutes
Production company(s)GMA Entertainment TV
Original networkGMA Network
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseJune 9, 2014 (2014-06-09) –
January 15, 2016 (2016-01-15)
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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
Extended cast


On June 9, 2015 marked the first anniversary of the series.[3]

During a press visit to the series' set located in Commonwealth, Quezon City, Director Mark Reyes announced 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.[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]


Year Award Category Recipient 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


  1. ^ Estoista-Koo, Kaye. "Barbie Forteza Reveals The Half Sisters Extended Until 2015; Enjoys Playing A "b*tch" In Kpop Themed Movie". Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  2. ^ "Bakbakang Eula Valdez at Jean Garcia, abangan sa 'The Half Sisters' | - Entertainment - Home of Kapuso shows and stars - Articles". Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  3. ^ "The Half-Sisters Joins the 'One-Year Serye' Club". 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.

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