A multi-awarded, memorable drama that resonated with viewers, Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin, spoke of intense hatred and jealousy, ludicrous schemes, and vile betrayal, yet eventually overcome by genuine love and forgiveness in the end.
It was the 2011 drama that sent Coco Martin to the stratosphere as a primetime TV star with a breakthrough dual role as Alexander and Javier del Tierro, twin brothers on opposite ends of a gripping tale that gave him multiple awards as a now mainstream actor.
Aired from March 7, 2011 to August 19, 2011, the drama depicted the contrasting lives of the twins after they were separated at birth because of a scheming Alondra (Lorna Tolentino), who had nothing but hatred, envy and discord towards her half-sister Lora (Amy Austria-Ventura), a leftist rebel who’s the twins’ real mother. She took Alexander as her own after Lora gave birth to the twins as she lay unconscious from a slay attempt Alondra hatched. Not only did she take Alexander as her own, but also married the boy’s father and Lora’s boyfriend Joaquin (John Estrada), a military colonel, with whom she was utterly obsessed.
Alexander was thus raised under military influence and Javier, on the other hand, grew up under the care of the rebels. In time, they would meet in a bloody encounter and get the shock of their lives discovering how they look alike and eventually learn they are twins but fighting on opposing sides.
They became cordial at first but eventually developed animosity given their conflicting backgrounds—Alexander following the rule of law, while Javier going against it. Javier would then get involved in illegal drug syndicates, and even conspire with Alondra in her evil schemes, which now targeted Alexander and Lora.
But in the end, after a fatal final confrontation that claimed Alondra’s life, brotherly love and forgiveness brought Alexander and Javier back together, with Lora and Joaquin reuniting as one family.
As a result of his riveting performance, Coco bagged several acting plums from the KBP Golden Dove Awards, Golden Screen TV Awards, PMPC Star Awards for TV, and Gawad Tanglaw Awards, among others. The series also reached record high ratings and received enormous critical acclaim and recognition.
It is became one of ABS-CBN’s most successful and awarded teleseryes.