Maging Sino Ka Man (“Whoever You May Be”) was a Filipino primetime soap opera that premiered on the ABS-CBN network on October 6, 2006 and ended on May 25, 2007.
A soap that tackles intricate filial relationships among the elite and the poor and how the social economic classes respond to each longing for love and justice, Maging Sino Ka Man revolves around the lives of four main characters (Eli, Jackie, Celine, and JB) who each are searching for purpose, freedom, and happiness. The soap was praised both by audiences and critics due to it’s excellent storyline and powerhouse acting.
Recurring subplots include a father’s masochistic attitude as a result of his hatred toward his deceased mom, an infidel wife who redeems herself as a mother, a business tycoon who gives importance more to power and creating a “perfect son,” a son’s submission to his overpowering mother,a young woman’s struggles to move on from her pain, a brother’s guilt over a crime and a man’s vengeful transformation due to the death of his foster father.
Eli is a hard-working guy who comes from a poor family. He believes that love can surpass every challenge that may come his way, even his stature in life. An accident and a brutal discovery leads him to taking back what was originally his.
As the unica hija of a banking magnate, Jackie is the exact opposite of Eli in terms of status. She tries hard to be the perfect daughter and the perfect girlfriend to JB. She has a loving father, an attentive boyfriend, the looks, the wealth –- and yet, something is still missing from her life.
Celine Magsaysay Celine is a strong girl who faces every trial in her life head on. She presents a tough image for everyone to see, but in reality she carries a sadness that she cannot seem to let go. Hidden behind her image of steel is actually a heart of gold.
Jaime “JB” Roxas-Berenguer A man who has everything, except his freedom. He is the heir apparent to the Roxas Shipping empire, which is now under the helm of his mother, Corazon. He always wants to help is mother, so she could be proud of him.He loves his girlfriend Jackie, but takes for granted and at times doesn’t seem to really know her.
Don Fidel Madrigal Jackie’s father. A wealthy banking magnate. Thinking that he is cheated by the women in his life (his mother, also imelda’s mother, his wife, his daughter), he becomes so bitter towards life. He is willing to risk everything he has to achieve the peace he has been longing to have for years.
Corazon Roxas Vda. De Berenguer JB’s Mother. Matriarch of the Roxas Shipping family. She comes from a dark past that gives her a hateful outlook in life, but in her is a pure heart screaming to be freed.
Imelda Magsaysay Fidel’s younger half-sister and Celine’s mother. Despite their family’s wealth, she feels that a big part of her life is missing.
Monique Madrigal Fidel’s former wife and Jackie’s estranged mother. Even though she and her daughter are apart, she still hopes that one day Jackie will learn to trust her once again.
Gloria “Mamu G.” Roxas Corazon’s sister and JB’s favorite aunt. She may have some quirks in her personality but she is the one person JB runs to in times of trouble.
Diosdado “Dadoods” Davide Eli’s adoptive father. A fisherman, his family is the most important thing in his life and he will do anything to protect them. He succumbs to illness and is sad to be a burden to his two sons.
Apolinario “Pong” Davide Eli’s older brother. Not a very bright student, he gave Eli the opportunity to pursue a college education while he worked as a taxi driver. Desperation leads him to one dreadfully wrong decision, with disastrous consequences
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