How important is it to pay back a debt of gratitude to the family who took you in and made everything possible for you to succeed? Ella and Miguel were adopted by well-to-do families as kids. Ella Alferos is now a lawyer in a private law firm while Miguel Ramirez defends his penniless clients in the public defenders office. But despite their privileged upbringing, both Ella and Miguel feel something amiss. For in the troubled childhood, they became each other’s source of strength. They find each other but the joyful reunion uncovers painful family connections that set their respective parents against one other. Add the fact that Miguel’s brother, Red, fancies Ella. And Ella’s sister, Denise, has long been in love with Miguel. It is their love that triggers a slew of family conflicts culminating in a secret so explosive, it threatens to destroy everything in its path. Would you fight for love knowing it would mean the destruction of the family you are indebted to?
(Dahil May Isang Ikaw)
Kristine Hermosa, Jericho Rosales, Lorna Tolentino, Gabby Concepcion, Chin-chin Gutierrez, John Estrada, Karylle and Side Lucero
Strongest among male adults (40+) and female adults (30-39)
Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, American Samoa, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Tanzania, Ghana, Nigeria, Poland, Romania
LIST OF AWARDS / RECOGNITION
38th International Emmy® Awards
Nominated, Best Telenovela
Nominated, Best Performance by an Actor (Sid Lucero)
2010 Asian TV Awards
Nominated, Best Drama Series
Ella Alferos (Kristine Hermosa) – she has known nothing but poverty as a child until she found love and affection in her friend Miguel. After being adopted by the wealthy Alferos family, Ella becomes a successful lawyer. But she soon gets caught between her adoptive family’s corrupt ways and her honest boyfriend. Up to when can she hold on to the promise of their love?
Miguel Ramirez (Jericho Rosales) – orphaned at an early age, Miguel befriends Red and Ella in the streets of Manila. He and Red get separated from Ella and find a new family with Atty. Tessa Ramirez. Miguel eventually becomes a lawyer and runs into Ella again. Their union uncovers a tangle of family secrets that leave their families feuding. Up to when can he protect their love?
Tessa Ramirez (Lorna Tolentino) – is a famous advocate for the rights of women and children. But behind her image as a tough defender is a mother lonely for her daughter. What if the child she has long searched for is the person she has tormented the most?
Jaime Alferos (Gabby Concepcion) – a responsible husband and father, Jaime has tried to bury his past. How long can he run away from his true feelings for the woman he has inadvertently hurt?
Patricia Aragon-Alferos (Chin Chin Gutierrez) – used to having power and wealth, Patricia’s only wish is for her family to remain intact. What is she capable of doing in the name of love?
Daniel Ramirez (John Estrada) – dreams of a simple life with his beloved Tessa. And there is nothing he would not do to make her happy. How long does he have to sacrifice his needs until he can win the love he has long yearned for?
Denise Alferos (Karylle) – spoiled by her rich mother, Denise is used to getting her way. But what if the man she desires only wants to be with her sister?
Alfred/Red Ramirez (Sid Lucero) – has grown up in Miguel’s care. But after Ella comes into their life, how will he fight for his right to love her when the man he considers his brother is his rival?