This 2017, Shaina Magdayao returns to daytime television in the newest afternoon teleserye “The Better Half”. She stars with Carlo Aquino, JC de Vera and Denise Laurel. Throughout the years, Shaina has proven she is one of the finest actresses of her generation. In today’s Kapamilya Throwback, let us look back at her teleserye journey as we list down the most memorable roles she has played.
1. Marinella (1999-2001)
In 1999, she portrayed the role of Rina in the daytime drama series “Marinella”. Rina was the best friend of Marie (Camille Prats) and Ella (Serena Dalrymple). The series also starred Eula Valdez and Rio Locsin. It was directed by Erick Reyes.
2. Ikaw Ang Lahat Sa Akin (2005)
In 2005, she played Hazel in the primetime drama series “Ikaw Ang Lahat Sa Akin”. Hazel was the loving stepsister of Jasmin (Bea Alonzo). The series also starred Claudine Barretto, Diether Ocampo, Angelika dela Cruz and John Lloyd Cruz. It was directed by FM Reyes.
3. Rounin (2007)
In 2007, she portrayed the role of Selene in the primetime action-fantasy series “Rounin”. Selene was one of the elite students at Zephire, the protegé of Aura (Angelica Panganiban) and the love interest of Mythos (Rayver Cruz). The series also starred Diether Ocampo, Luis Manzano, Rafael Rosell, Nikki Gil and Jhong Hilario. It was directed by Erik Matti.
4. Kambal sa Uma (2009)
In 2009, she played Vira in the daytime fantasy-drama series “Kambal sa Uma”. Vira was the twin sister of Ella (Melissa Ricks) who was given away by their mother when she was still a baby. The series also starred Matt Evans, Jason Abalos, Rio Locsin and Gina Alajar. It was directed by Manny Palo and Rechie Del Carmen.
5. Rubi (2010)
In 2010, she portrayed the role of Maribel in the primetime drama series “Rubi”. Maribel was the disabled rich friend of Rubi (Angelica Panganiban) and the girlfriend of Hector (Diether Ocampo). The series also starred Jake Cuenca, Cherry Pie Picache, Kaye Abad and Cherie Gil. It was directed by Erick Salud, Don Cuaresma, Manny Palo and Darnel Joy Villaflor.
6. Alyna (2010-2011)
In 2010, she played Alyna in the daytime drama series “Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Alyna”. Alyna was a woman who grew up feeling unloved until she met the two men who changed her life, Rex (Sid Lucero) and Dominic (Jason Abalos). The series also starred Kaye Abad, JM de Guzman, Beauty Gonzalez and Ma. Isabel Lopez. It was directed by FM Reyes.
7. Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo (2012)
In 2012, she portrayed the role of Sarah in the daytime drama series “Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo”. Sarah was an overseas Filipino worker and the loyal wife of Paul (Jake Cuenca) who also had an affair with another woman, Mia (Bangs Garcia). The series also starred Ron Morales, Sandy Andolong, Ma. Isabel Lopez and Gloria Diaz. It was directed by Lino Cayetano, Manny Palo, Jojo Saguin and Avel Sunpongco.
8. Nathaniel (2015)
In 2015, she played Rachel in the primetime family drama series “Nathaniel”. Rachel was the wife of Paul (Gerald Anderson) and the loving mother of Nathaniel (Marco Masa). The series also starred Isabelle Daza, Pokwang, Sharlene San Pedro, Jairus Aquino, Jayson Gainza and Coney Reyes. It was directed by Darnel Joy Villaflor, Francis Xavier Pasion, Manny Palo and Jon Villarin.
9. The Story of Us (2016)
In 2016, she portrayed the role of Lucia in the Book 2 of the primetime drama series “The Story of Us”. Lucia was the cheerful girlfriend of Macoy (Xian Lim) who helped him move on from his relationship with Tin (Kim Chiu). The series also starred Princess Punzalan, Aiko Melendez and Zsa Zsa Padilla. It was directed by Richard Somes, Will Fredo and Cathy Garcia-Molina.
Catch Shaina Magdayao as Camille in “The Better Half”, Mondays to Fridays after “It’s Showtime” only on ABS-CBN Kapamilya Gold.