Kambal, Karibal

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Kambal, Karibal
Kambal, Karibal title card.jpg
Title card
Also known asHeart & Soul[1]
Created byBorgy Danao
Written by
  • Des Garbes-Severino
  • Onay Sales
  • Kutz Enriquez
Directed byDon Michael Perez
Creative directorRoy Iglesias
Theme music composerVehnee Saturno
Opening theme"Kanlungan" by Hannah Precillas
Country of originPhilippines
Original languageTagalog
No. of episodes178 (list of episodes)
Executive producerJoy Lumboy-Pili
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time24-48 minutes
Production companyGMA Entertainment Content Group
Original networkGMA Network
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseNovember 27, 2017 (2017-11-27) –
August 3, 2018 (2018-08-03)
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Kambal, Karibal (International title: Heart & Soul / transl. Twin, Rival) is a Philippine television drama supernatural series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by Don Michael Perez, it stars Bianca Umali, Miguel Tanfelix, Pauline Mendoza and Kyline Alcantara. It premiered on November 27, 2017 on the network's Telebabad line up replacing Alyas Robin Hood. The series concluded on August 3, 2018 with a total of 178 episodes. It was replaced by Onanay in its timeslot.

Originally titled as Santa Santita, it marked as the comeback show of Marvin Agustin in the network after six years. The series is streaming online on YouTube.[2]


The story centers on twins Crisanta and Criselda. Criselda dies due to a rare disease and remains a spirit that only appears to Crisanta. Their bond starts to fall apart when they both fall in love with Diego. The rivalry between them builds up when their mother's affections are focused on Crisanta. When Criselda's emotions consume her and her soul finds another person's body to inhabit, she returns to take both her mother's affection and Diego's love.[3]

Cast and characters[edit]

Lead cast
Supporting cast
Guest cast


According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Nationwide Urban Television Audience Measurement People in television homes, the pilot episode of Kambal, Karibal earned an 8.5% rating.[7] While the final episode scored a 13% rating.[8] The series got its highest rating on April 26, 2018 with a 12.8% rating[9] In National Urban Philippines Audience Shares, it got its highest rating on January 22, 2018 with a 42.3% rating.[10] Due to its high ratings, the show was extended until August 2018.[11]


Accolades received by Kambal, Karibal
Year Awards Category Recipient Result Ref.
2018 32nd PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Primetime Drama Series Kambal, Karibal Nominated [12]
Best Drama Supporting Actress Kyline Alcantara
Pauline Mendoza
1st Asian Academy Creative Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role (National) Miguel Tanfelix Won [13]
Best Actress in a Supporting Role (National) Kyline Alcantara Won [14]
4th LionhearTV RAWR Awards Bet na Bet na Teleserye Kambal, Karibal Nominated [15]
2019 6th Paragala Central Luzon Media Awards Best Television Actress Nominated N/A


  1. ^ "Heart & Soul". GMA Worldwide. Archived from the original on March 31, 2019. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  2. ^ "Kambal, Karibal - Home - Full Episodes". Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  3. ^ "About Kambal Karibal". Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  4. ^ James Patrick Anarcon (November 2, 2017). "Marvin Agustin returns to GMA-7; joins Carmina Villarroel, BiGuel in new teleserye". Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  5. ^ Anarcon, James Patrick (February 26, 2019). "WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Original teleserye leading ladies". Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  6. ^ "Francesca Salcedo, napapansin na sa 'Kambal Karibal'". Balita. April 10, 2018.
  7. ^ Santos, Mari-an (December 2, 2017). "How did Kambal, Karibal pilot episode fare in AGB ratings?". Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  8. ^ "How did final episode of Kambal,Karibal in AGB Nielsen NUTAM People". August 6, 2018. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  9. ^ "GMA Drama on Facebook". April 26, 2018. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  10. ^ GMA Network (January 25, 2018). "GMA Network on Twitter". Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  11. ^ https://www.pep.ph/pepalerts/21682/emkambal-karibalem-extended-ang-airing-hanggang-june-2018
  12. ^ Ganal, FM (October 6, 2018). "Bagani, Contessa, Asintado, Kambal, Karibal among nominees for 32nd PMPC Star Awards for Television". PEP.ph. Retrieved December 23, 2020.
  13. ^ "Asian Academy Creative Awards: National/Regional Winners 2018". Asian Academy Creative Awards. October 17, 2018. Archived from the original on January 15, 2019. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  14. ^ Anarcon, James Patrick (October 17, 2018). "Maja Salvador, Kyline Alcantara win acting awards at Asian Academy Creative Awards". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  15. ^ [1]

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