In the riveting story of The General’s Daughter, we first knew Ivan (Ronnie Alonte) as one of the soldiers in Tiago’s (Tirso Cruz III) army of bandits. Like his adoptive brother Franco (Paulo Avelino), they once let Tiago control their lives and believed in his lies. Nevertheless, they both realized that they needed to get off on the wrong path and change for the better.
While Franco had Rhian (Angel Locsin) by his side to help him on his journey, Ivan had Claire (Loisa Andalio) to guide him in becoming a better man.
When Franco ordered him to tail Ethan (JC De Vera) to get some useful information from the said government soldier, Ivan accidentally bumped into Claire and almost hit her with his motorcycle. With the intense argument that occurred between them after the incident, they parted ways unaware that they have exchanged their phones. Thus, they met again to return each other’s phones. When Claire saw the damages on her phone, which she dropped in the near-accident, she blamed Ivan and forced him to pay for it. Instead of paying her in cash, Ivan helped her in her online selling business instead. Soon, Ivan learned that Claire is Ethan’s sister and saw their connection as a good strategy to spy on her brother.
However, as they frequently saw each other and started to become friends, Ivan fell in love with Claire. She helped him and believed that he could improve as a person. And while Ivan changed for the better with Claire’s influence, Franco followed suit because of Rhian’s prodding. With this, Franco supported him Ivan when he decided to stop spying and focused on being a better man for Claire. Of course, their relationship was tested when the truth about Ivan’s past came out.
Knowing Ivan’s secrets, Claire was heartbroken and decided to let go of him at first. But eventually, she realized how much she loves Ivan and would reconcile with him. When her brother Ethan discovered everything and tried to protect her by forcing her to avoid Ivan, Claire knew that she must fight for their love.
Amid all the conflicts that occurred between them, Ivan and Claire indeed taught us how we must all let love change us to be the better version of ourselves, and how we must fight for love in the best way we can.
Before we say goodbye to them as The General’s Daughter approaches its finale, let us look back on Ivan and Claire’s most ‘kilig’ scenes in this Kapamilya Toplist.