Pauline Mendoza lands first lead role via ‘Babawiin Ko ang Lahat’

Apt for the powerful title of her newest show, Pauline Mendoza lands her first lead role in a television series through GMA’s ‘Babawiin Ko ang Lahat,’ which premieres February 22 on the network’s Afternoon Prime block.

This new drama series poses the question: “When all that you care for in life is taken away from you, how far would you go to fight for what is rightfully yours?”

Largely noticed for her well-loved (and -hated) stint in the top-rated Telebabad series ‘Kambal, Karibal’ in 2017, Pauline Mendoza has long since shown more than what she is capable of when it comes to drama.

‘Babawiin Ko ang Lahat’ is headlined by this ensemble: Carmina Villarroel as Dulce Espejo-Tanaka, Victor’s materialistic and conniving former lover who vows to take everything from the latter for the sake of her children; Tanya Garcia-Lapid as Christine Salvador, devoted wife of Victor and doting mother of Iris; Neil Ryan Sese as Inspector Jun, a police captain who is ready to take down whoever defames the Salvador family; Kristoffer Martin as Joel Espejo, the black sheep among the two children of Dulce and Victor but is also just a victim of his father’s absence in his life; Dave Bornea as Randall Madrigal, Trina’s ex-boyfriend and Iris’ childhood friend and admirer; Liezel Lopez as Trina Espejo, Dulce and Victor’s greedy daughter who envies her half-sister Iris to the extent of making the former’s life miserable; and John Estrada as Victor Salvador, CEO of Allegre-Salvador Farm and the loving yet protective patriarch of the Salvador family.

It also features Therese Malvar as Lala, Iris’ loyal and bubbly confidante; Tanya Gomez as Menchie, Victor’s kind and supportive elder sister who has always been against Dulce; Gio Alvarez as Greg Madrigal, Randall’s father and Victor’s comrade; Manolo Pedrosa as Justin Roxas, Randall’s cousin who secretly fancies Iris; and with the special participation of Jett Pangan as Akira Tanaka, a Japanese-Filipino Yakuza boss and Dulce’s ex-husband; Jenine Desiderio as Tiya Elena Allegre, Christine’s strict and protective auntie; and Charee Pineda as Minnie, Dulce’s enabler and crony.

Here is the synopsis of ‘Babawiin Ko ang Lahat’:

Born in comfort, Iris (Pauline) was raised like a princess, beloved by her parents – Victor (John) and Christine (Tanya) – who would do anything and everything to protect her, including from their own past. When Victor’s old flame Dulce (Carmina), together with her two children Joel (Kristoffer) and Trina (Liezel), comes barging in their lives unannounced and begins to take everything away that Iris holds dear to her heart – the young man she is interested in, the wealth that is rightfully hers, and the father she loves – she soon realizes that she must shed her innocence and learn how to fight against her own half-blood relations to regain the most important thing in her life: her family.

Created by the GMA Entertainment Group, this original series is headed by SVP for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable, VP for Drama Redgie A. Magno, AVP for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy, Senior Program Manager Anthony R. Pastorpide, and Executive Producer Nieva S. Magpayo.

The story is made possible by Creative Director Aloy Adlawan; Creative Head Dode Cruz; Creative Consultant Des Severino; Concept Proponent RJ Nuevas; Headwriter Glaiza Ramirez; writers Anna Aleta Nadela and Christine Novicio; and brainstormers Jason John LimPatrick Ilagan, and Meryl Bunyi.

Directed by Jules Katanyag, ‘Babawiin Ko Ang Lahat’ will have its world premiere on February 22, and will air on weekday afternoons on GMA Network.

For viewers overseas, this new drama series can be viewed via GMA Pinoy TV, the network’s flagship international channel.