Basta't Kasama Kita

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Basta't Kasama Kita
Basta't Kasama Kita-titlecard.jpg
GenreRomantic comedy, Action, Thriller, Mystery
Directed byJerry Lopez Sineneng
StarringJudy Ann Santos
Robin Padilla
Rommel Padilla
Opening theme"Basta't Kasama Kita" by Josh Santana
Composer(s)Greg Caro
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Filipino
No. of episodes338
Production
Production location(s)Philippines
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Star Creatives[1]
RCP Productions
Release
Original networkABS-CBN
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseMay 26, 2003 (2003-05-26) –
September 10, 2004 (2004-09-10)
Chronology
Related showsAng Probinsyano

Basta't Kasama Kita (International title: As Long As I'm With You / transl. Just as You Are With Me) is a 2003 action thriller crime mystery teleserye which was aired on ABS-CBN primetime series from May 26, 2003 to September 10, 2004 replacing Bituin. The series starred the Padilla brothers and Judy Ann Santos; the show also aired worldwide on ABS-CBN's The Filipino Channel and on a two-week delay on the International Channel (now defunct AZN-TV) in the United States.

The TV series re-aired on the defunct Pinoy Central TV in 2005-2006 and in 2010-2011, it re-aired on Kapamilya Channel. In 2013, it re-aired on Jeepney TV.

Premise[edit]

Princess Gonzales (Judy Ann Santos) is a young law graduate who signs up with the National Bureau of Investigation as a rookie agent, her dedication to her work is fueled by a desire to find out what happened to her father, who disappeared several years before and presumed dead. Her performance later earns her an assignment with the NBI's EAGLES (Elite Agents of Government Against Lawless Elements of Society) squad, where she is paired up with veteran agent Ambet Katindig (Robin Padilla) as they handle tough missions. Although Princess and Ambet's work ethics clash over the course of the series, their bond develops into a relationship by the end.

Cast and characters[edit]

Robin Padilla portrays Alberto "Ambet" Katindig.
Judy Ann Santos portrays Princess Gonzales.
Main cast
Supporting cast
Extended cast
  • Giorgia Ortega as Lady Godiva
  • Camille Prats as Diamante/Susan
  • Asia Agcaoili as Rowena Macaraeg
  • Michelle Bayle as Mariel Buenaflor
  • Anton Bernardo as Danny Balboa
  • Maricar de Mesa as Lyra Manuel
  • Jojit Lorenzo as Paolo Macapanas
  • Lui Manansala as Ellen Rosales
  • Gerard Pizzaras as Alan Balano
  • Mike Magat as Marco Garcia
  • Rodel Velayo as Edwin Buenaflor
  • Evangeline Pascual as Mrs. Peters
  • Hannah Camille Bustillos as Vilma
  • Nikki Valdez as Alex
  • Pauleen Luna as Karina
  • Neil Ryan Sese as Buloy
  • June Hidalgo as Kidlat
  • July Hidalgo
  • Zaldy "Mar" Castillo
  • Mark Dionisio as Rey "Acid thrower"
  • Toffee Calma as Wang
  • Bing Davao as Gatmaitan
  • Gigette Reyes as Pia
  • Jen Rosendahl as LaToya
  • Rodolfo Solis Jr. as Rigor
  • Gem Ramos as Alan's Wife
  • Manolito Ong
  • Renato Rodriguez
  • Mark Matibag
  • Ronald Bingwaoel
  • Francis Noblefranca
  • Jethro Carandang
  • Ferdinand dela Cruz
  • Carlene Aguilar
  • Ama Quiambao
  • Jhong Hilario
  • Cherry Lou
  • Michael Conan
  • Caridad Sanchez
  • Chandro Concepcion

Reception[edit]

The finale posted a 52.5% in the Mega Manila TV Ratings according to AGB Philippines. The show became known for doing the first ever live finale (in 2004) for any drama series on Philippine television behind the rival soap opera of GMA Network Te Amo, Maging Sino Ka Man, which also ended the following week.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

[2] [3]

  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5IhK1hn0dw
  2. ^ Basta't Kasama Kita Archived December 16, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "ABS-CBN Entertainment feature - Basta't Kasama Kita". Archived from the original on 2006-10-21. Retrieved 2007-12-07.