In our relationships with partners and loved ones, hurting and getting hurt are inevitable. But in order to move on to the next chapter of our lives, they say, we must learn to forgive those who have wronged us and give them a second chance. The value of forgiveness is highlighted in some of our favorite Kapamilya teleseryes, which feature conflicts and rivalries that end in reconciliations.
It’s better to let go of a grudge than get revenge, and these Kapamilya teleserye characters show us why:
1. Agatha and her twin sisters and family (“The Blood Sisters”)
It was clear from the start that among the triplets played by Erich Gonzales in “The Blood Sisters,” Agatha was going to be the black sheep and the rebellious one. She joined a syndicate that threatened to kill her whole family and even served as an accomplice when Rocco (Jake Cuenca) fatally shot her twin Carrie. In the final week of the series, Agatha apologized for everything she did and even expressed her intention to sacrifice her life so they can save their mother, Adele (Cherry Pie Picache), from their enemies. Erika and Carrie, ultimately forgave their sister and encouraged her to make it up to them and change for the better. “Nakikita namin na totoo kang nagsisisi. Lahat may kapatawaran sa batas, sa amin, lalong lalo na sa Diyos,” Erika told Agatha.
2. Cardo and Alyana (“FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano”)
Cardo (Coco Martin) is known for his dedication to helping people and serving the country. However, his passion was also the reason his marriage with Alyana (Yassi Pressman) crumbled to pieces. After Alyana gave up on their marriage, Cardo pursued her tirelessly. All it took for Alyana to forgive Cardo was a life-changing moment when she realized she could not live without her husband. After Alyana apologized to Cardo for treating him unfairly, she said she was ready to give their love another chance, “Gusto kong magsimula tayo ulit. Kalimutan na natin ang lahat ng hindi magagandang alaala at buuin natin muli ang pamilya natin.”
3. Samantha and Ana (“Asintado”)
Samantha (Shaina Magdayao) treated Ana (Julia Montes) as her mortal nemesis as she competed for Gael (Paulo Avelino)’s love. But when she learned that her archrival was her long lost sister, she slowly learned to leave their past behind. She also asked for forgiveness from Ana for not keeping her promise to their parents to protect her and letting her heart be consumed with resentment. Samantha ultimately let go of her bitterness and even attended Ana and Gael’s wedding without making a scene, despite being extremely upset.
4. Matadora and Marikit and the rest of Sansinukob (“Bagani”)
After a near-death experience, Matadora (Aiko Melendez) realized the error of her ways and sought forgiveness from her sister Marikit (Charlie Dizon) for using her in her anger, and from Dilag (Lara Quigaman) and Ganda (Liza Soberano) for wreaking havoc in Sansinukob while under the power of Sarimaw. Matadora expressed great remorse for what she did and was welcomed back to her home in the farming region.
5. Espie and Vincent (“Wansapanataym Presents: Ikaw ang GHOSTo Ko”)
Fortuneteller Espie (Maymay Entrata) experienced a painful heartbreak after her childhood love Vincent (Edward Barber) toyed with her feelings. Fast forward to the present: The two reunite and Vincent is a troubled ghost who asks for Espie’s help so he can come back to life and help his mother find the answers about his sudden, mysterious death. At first, Espie had a hard time accepting his former love’s apology, but her willingness to put her abilities to good use helped her forgive Vincent.