The General's Daughter (TV series)

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The General's Daughter
The General's Daughter-titlecard.jpg
Title card
Created by
  • Rondel P. Lindayag
  • Danica Mae S. Domingo
Written by
  • David Franche Diuco
  • Li Candelaria
  • Adrelle Emil V. Alfonso
  • Hazel Karyl Madanguit
  • Ma. Nica A. Romero
  • Mark Bunda
  • China Gabriel
  • Andrian Legaspi
Directed by
  • Emmanuel Quindo Palo
  • Mervyn Brondial
  • Darnel Joy Villaflor
StarringAngel Locsin
Opening theme"Ikaw ang Aking Mahal" by Regine Velasquez-Alcasid
ComposerOgie Alcasid
Country of originPhilippines
Original languageFilipino
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes183 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Hazel Bolisay Parfan
  • Eleanor Martinez
EditorRommel Malimban
Running time25–38 minutes
Production companyDreamscape Entertainment Television
Original networkABS-CBN
Picture format
Original releaseJanuary 21 (2019-01-21) –
October 4, 2019 (2019-10-04)
External links

The General's Daughter is a 2019 Philippine action drama television series starring Angel Locsin. The series aired on ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida evening block and worldwide via The Filipino Channel from January 21 to October 4, 2019, replacing Ngayon at Kailanman, and was replaced by Starla.


2nd LT Rhian Bonifacio is an AFP Military Nurse dedicated to save lives. Beneath her benevolent exterior, however, lies a secret - she's a spy, trained by her very own father, "Heneral" Santiago Guerrero, to exact revenge against his sworn enemy, BGen. Marcial de Leon, the commander of the Northern Command of the AFP.

Unbeknownst to Rhian, she has been living a lie - that the father she has known and loved all her life was the enemy all along and has trained her to be used as a weapon against her real father. Having been indoctrinated to believe in the nobility of Tiago's cause, Rhian will be caught in the crossfire between Tiago's cell and the AFP. Rhian will find herself struggling between her love for her false family and the dictates of her conscience.

Cast and characters[edit]




  • Loisa Andalio[11][12] as Claire del Fierro
  • Ronnie Alonte[11][12] as Ivan Cañega
  • Art Acuña as Armando Segismundo
  • Archie Adamos as BGen. Lorenzo Buencamino, AFP
  • Cholo Barretto as 1st Lt. Joselito "Jopet" Ramirez, PA
  • Kim Molina as 2nd Lt. Maria Lilybeth "Billet" Abarquez, PA
  • Tess Antonio as Cora Apostol
  • May Bayot as Fedelina Catacutan
  • Amy Nobleza as Lea "Ekang" Apostol
  • Anne Feo as Helen del Fierro
  • Marc Santiago as Santino "Santi" M. Guerrero
  • Avery Balasbas as Aradella "Ara" De Leon
  • Nico Antonio as Andrew "Andoy" Apostol
  • Kate Alejandrino as Lt. Adelina Manlangit, PA
  • Rafael "Paeng" Sudayan as Papi
  • Jim Bergado as Barog
  • Lilygem Yulores as Joselyn
  • John Steven de Guzman as Tom-Tom
  • Luz Valdez as Gloria
  • Patrick Quiroz as Amir


  • Ashley Sarmiento as young Rhian
  • Francine Diaz as pre-teen Rhian
  • Bernard Palanca as young Tiago
  • Joseph Bitangcol as young Marcial
  • Meg Imperial as young Corazon
  • Roxanne Guinoo as young Amelia
  • Rino Marco as young Armando
  • Brandon Axl as young Franco
  • Louise Abuel as pre-teen Franco
  • Ruben Maria Soriquez as David Pascal
  • Menggie Cobarubbias as Mayor Manuel Sta. Maria
  • Leo Rialp as Oscar Villavicencio
  • Rolly Inocencio as Mang Eugene
  • Jomari Angeles as Caloy
  • Dido de la Paz as George Catacutan
  • Kiko Matos as Salvador "Buddy" Banzon
  • Giovanni Baldisseri as Roman
  • Dionne Monsanto as Vera "Ms. Poison" Sangre
  • Jong Cuenco as Bernardo "Mr. Mogul" Tuazon
  • Nonie Buencamino as BGen. Gregorio "Greg" Maximillano
  • Jerome Ponce as young Greg
  • Janice Hung as Capt. Alexandra "Cuatro" Noblejas, PA
  • Tart Carlos as Bekbek
  • Apollo Abraham as Tiago's Lawyer
  • Ces dela Cruz-Guevara as Elvira Ricaforte
  • Wilmar Peñaflorida as Tiago's Henchman
  • Claire Ruiz as Tintin
  • Chai Fonacier as Irene
  • Patrick Sugui as Banjo
  • Lou Veloso as Amor
  • Darwin "Hap Rice" Tolentino as Tomas
  • Mark "Big Mac" Andaya as Jack
  • Mercedes Cabral as Senator Gabriela "Cinco" Sta. Ana
  • Victor Silayan as Zandro "Tres" Abellanosa/Wilson Montino
  • Javi Benitez as Vladimir Lejano
  • Emilio Garcia as Mayor Dante Velario
  • Rochelle Barrameda as Irma Velario
  • Lara Morena as Adelfa Dimaranan


The General's Daughter premiered on January 21, 2019 which was simulcast worldwide on iWant TFC and YouTube.[13] The show aired on ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida evening block and worldwide via TFC.[14]

Before the conclusion of the show, it was picked up by the Myanmar-based Sky Net which airs the same over Myanmar.[15]


Reruns of The General's Daughter is broadcast through the Kapamilya Channel from June 15, 2020, to January 15, 2021, filling in for Ang sa Iyo ay Akin's originally planned timeslot. It was eventually replaced by the rerun of Asintado on the said timeslot.[16]



The initial cast of the series, which included Angel Locsin, Maricel Soriano, Janice de Belen, Eula Valdez and Ryza Cenon who had just transferred from the GMA Network, was announced by Dreamscape Entertainment Head Deo Endrinal via Instagram on April 12, 2018.[1] The series would be officially unveiled on November 2018 during ABS-CBN's Family is Love trade event.[17]

The series was first developed around 2014 or 2015, and underwent numerous changes before making it to air in 2019.[18] The biggest change made being that the Rhian Bonifacio character was supposed to be a member of the Navy Seals, which was different from the member of the Army Nurse Corps that the character ended up becoming.[18]

Angel Locsin was the first and sole choice for the role of Rhian Bonifacio.[18] According to Dreamscape's creative head, Rondel Lindayag, only Locsin had the angst to portray the character perfectly.[18] However, Locsin could not accept the role early in its development because she was tied to star in a Darna which was supposed to have been directed by Erik Matti.[18] Locsin would eventually be forced out of the role after suffering a disc bulge on her back.[19] Thereafter, Locsin did not star in another TV series to rehabilitate her back as well as having gone through a break-up with former boyfriend Luis Manzano;[19] the lone exception thereto being a supporting role in La Luna Sangre, which was a sequel to the Locsin-starrers Lobo and Imortal.[18][19]

The role of Marcial de Leon was originally offered to Cesar Montano, who declined the role as he was, at the time, the COO of the Tourism Promotion Board, an attached agency of the Department of Tourism.[20] Richard Gomez was next approached to play the role, but he likewise turned down the offer in order to prepare for his bid for reelection as Mayor of Ormoc.[20] The role would eventually be bagged by Albert Martinez who was then a part of Kadenang Ginto, he'd later appear concurrently on both shows.[21]

The series was billed as the "biggest teleserye of 2019" in terms of the cast, the mounting of the drama, the mounting of the action, and the mounting of the interaction between components of the story.[21][18]


During its near 9-month run, The General's Daughter was a consistent top rater, second only to perrenial ratings hit FPJ's Ang Probinsyano.[22] Its pilot rating of 34.0% was considered impressive considering that the episode aired on simulcast with its online platforms.[23] The series would then register a higher number, 35.1%, on its second episode.[23] The series would hit its peak on May 16, 2019 as it scored a rating of 36.7%.[24] The show would make history on its September 6, 2019 episode as it placed number 1 on Kantar Media, displacing FPJ's Ang Probinsyano to number 2 for the first time since its debut in 2015; on that broadcast, The General's Daughter scored 32.8% to FPJ's Ang Probinsyano's 32.4%.[25][26] The series would conclude on a high note, registering a rating 35.9%.[27]

Kantar Media National TV Ratings
(8:45PM PST)
Pilot Episode Finale Episode Peak Average
January 21, 2019[28]
October 4, 2019[29]
May 16, 2019[30]


Year Recipient Award-giving Body Award Result
2019-2020 Angel Locsin Gawad Filipino Awards Natatanging Filipina sa Larangan ng Pag- Arte Won[31]
Mindanao State University Kabantugan Awards Most Favorite TV Actress Won[32]
Young Educators' Convergence of Soccsksargen Inc, (YECS) Aral Parangal Best TV Actress Won[33]
Alta Media Icon Awards Most Influential Female TV Personality Won
9th EdukCircle Best Actress in a TV Series Won[34]
33rd PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actress Won[35]
Lion HearTV's Rawr Awards 2019 Actress of the Year Won
Favorite Bida Won
Gawad Lasallianeta Most Outstanding Female TV Lead Dramatic Actress Won
4th GEMS Hiyas ng Sining Award Highest Honors for Television (Aktres) Won
1st VP Choice TV Actress of the Year Won
51st Box Office Entertainment Awards Won
Angel Locsin
Maricel Soriano
Tirso Cruz III
Albert Martinez
Janice De Belen
Eula Valdez
Paulo Avelino
JC De Vera
Ryza Cenon
Best Acting Ensemble in a Drama Series Won
Tirso Cruz III Asian Academy Creative Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Regional) Won[36]
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Overall) Nominated
51st Box Office Entertainment Awards TV Best Supporting Actor Won
Albert Martinez 9th EdukCircle Best Supporting Actor Won[36]
Eula Valdez Best Supporting Actress Won[37]
Janice De Belen 33rd PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Supporting Actress Won[35]
Arjo Atayde 33rd PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Supporting Actor Won[35]
Ryza Cenon 9th OFW Gawad Parangal Best Supporting Actress Won
Paulo Avelino 3rd Laguna Excellence Awards Won
The General's Daughter Young Educators' Convergence of Soccsksargen Inc, (YECS) Aral Parangal Best Primetime TV Series Won[38]
Parangal Paulinian 2019 Natatanging Dramang Pantelebisyon Won[38]
Top 1 Teleserye on Twitter (April - July 2019) Won
5th EVSU - OCC Student's Choice Mass Media Awards Best Magazine TV Series Won[39]
33rd PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Primetime TV Series Won[35]
Asian Academy Creative Awards Best Telenovela or Soap Opera Series (Regional) Won[36]
Best Telenovela or Soap Opera Series (Overall) Nominated
Lion HearTV's Rawr Awards 2019 Bet na Bet na Teleserye Won
The Platinum Stallion Media Awards 2019 Best Primetime Show Won
4th GEMS Hiyas ng Sining Best TV Series Won
Anak TV Household Favorite TV Program Won


  1. ^ Born Arabella de Leon, she was first given the name "Diana Guerrero" after Heneral Tiago abducted her and led her to believe that she was his biological daughter. As part of the mission given to her by Tiago to infiltrate the AFP and to kill Marcial, she went under the alias "Rhian Bonifacio". While she suffered from amnesia, she was given the name "Dyosa" by Elai and the people of Barrio Sto. Francisco. She also carried the title "Uno", being the top trainee of Tiago Guerrero's terrorist youth camp.

See also[edit]


Year Award Giving Body Category Recipient Results
2019 33rd PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Primetime Drama Series The General's Daughter Won


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