Drama Series in the Philippines are widely known as Teleseryes but if it has a fantasy theme they are called fantaserye. These teleseryes usually consists of more than a hundred episodes and they last for a year or two depending upon their ratings.
Maging Sino Ka Man a.k.a MKSM or in English “Whoever You May Be” has 164 episodes. Since it has plenty of episodes I will just cut them into 12 parts.
Watch Episodes 1 – 18. Some of it with english subtitle, thanks to Halo Halo Fun Subs, click here.
Part 1: Bucolic Place
Jackie Madrigal is the unica hija of a banking magnate, Fidel Madrigal. She tries hard to be the perfect daughter and the perfect girlfriend to JB. One day, she was kidnapped after she went to her own charity foundation event in a province. One of the kidnappers is Eli’s brother, Pong, a taxi driver. Pong was a reluctant accomplice. Due to financial constraints he agreed to be the driver of the kidnap for ransom gang. During the kidnapping, Pong had second thoughts about the whole thing. He purposely smash the van that he is driving to another car thereby causing an accident and injuries to the passengers in the van including Jackie. Eli that time was already looking for them knowing in his heart that his brother is up to no good since he saw him talking and going with the kidnap gang that morning. He found them in the road. Pong was so scared of what had happened and beg Eli to just take Jackie somewhere and get the hell out of there.
Jackie’s car was so damaged after the accident. The car was on fire and then later on exploded. A passerby was able to get the driver out of the car but unfortunately she died during the explosion. The police was able to recover the car and mistakenly thought that the burned body found in the car was Jackie’s because the girl was wearing a bracelet that Fidel gave Jackie. The girl has Jackie’s bracelet because prior to the kidnapping when Jackie was distributing goods to the poor people in the province she gave the bracelet to the same girl she met there as a gift.
Eli was able to bring Jackie in another province far away from the city. She has lost her memory and can only rely on Eli, whom she only knows as her husband, and whom she grows to eventually love. Eli is constantly plagued by the lies he has told Jackie. They lead a quiet and simple life, hidden away in a small provincial town, with many nosy but caring neighbors to help them adjust to their new life.
While in the province, Eli gets a job working at a quarry, where he meets the foreman, a man named Oca. Mang Oca recognizes the jade pendant that Eli wears around his neck and takes an immediate interest in Eli, but does not reveal the reason why.
With Jackie now believed to be dead, the Madrigal, Berenguer, and Magsaysay families mourn their loss. Celine, who for many years has concealed a secret love for JB, spends time with him and in the process the two eventually develop a budding romance. Their relationship is complicated by the arrival of Kevin Romero, a client who makes no secret of his interest in Celine. With JB’s support, Celine stands up to Kevin’s blackmail attempt and gains confidence in herself. But before Celine and JB’s relationship can grow further, Jackie hits her head in a fall and wakes up remembering who she really is.