Rosalinda (Philippine TV series)

Rosalinda is a 2009 Philippine television drama romance series broadcast by GMA Network. The series is based on the 1999 television series of the same title. Directed by Maryo J. de los Reyes and Gil Tejada Jr., it stars Carla Abellana in the title role and Geoff Eigenmann. It premiered on July 6, 2009 on the network's Telebabad line up replacing Totoy Bato. The series concluded on November 27, 2009 with a total of 105 episodes. It was replaced by Full House in its timeslot.

Based onRosalinda (1999)
Developed byRJ Nuevas
Directed by
Opening theme"Ay Amor! (Umiibig si Rosalinda)" by La Diva
Ending theme"Himig" by Carla Abellana
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Tagalog
No. of episodes105
Executive producer(s)Wilma Galvante
Production location(s)Philippines
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time30-45 minutes
Production company(s)GMA Entertainment TV
Original networkGMA Network
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseJuly 6 (2009-07-06) 
November 27, 2009 (2009-11-27)


Rosalinda is a Mexican telenovela that was aired in 1999 on Televisa with singer-actress Thalía in the title role and Fernando Carrillo as Fernando Jose.[1] The series had 80 forty-five-minute episodes, It was originally created by Delia Fiallo.[2]

The Mexican series was aired in the Philippines in 2000, dubbing in Tagalog language. After airing its first episode, its ratings began to rise and Rosalinda became the most popular telenovela in the Philippines after Marimar. Re-runs of Rosalinda were aired on GMA Network in 2008 to 2009.[3]


The series starts with a woman named Soledado. Attorney Alfredo Del Castillo is Soledad's boss and secret lover. Jose Fernando Atlamirano, Alfredo's brother-in-law, feels lust for Soledad, but she only has eyes for Alfredo. One day, Jose Fernando sends a letter to Soledad pretending to be Alfredo. When she arrives at their meeting place, Jose Fernando tries to rape Soledad. Alfredo arrives just in time and kills Jose Fernando to save Soledad. However, Alfredo collapses from a seizure, and Soledad is left holding the gun as the help and a young Fernando Jose, Jose Fernando's son, arrives on the scene. Jose Fernando's wife and Alfredo's sister, Dona Valeria, does not believe that it was Alfredo who killed her husband, but blames Soledad. As such, Soledad is sent to prison for 24 years for a crime she did not commit.

While serving her sentence, Soledad gives birth to a baby girl, naming her Rosalinda. But because she is incarcerated, she is forced to give the baby to her sister, Dolores Perez . At the same time, Dolores' daughter dies. To avoid telling her husband, Javier, the truth, she tells him that Rosalinda is their daughter. When Soledad finds out, she gets angry, but she also realizes that her daughter will have a better future not knowing that her real mother is in jail.

Years later, Rosalinda is now an adult and falls in love with the handsome Fernando Jose. Neither knows the truth about their respective pasts. When Dona Valeria finds out that Fernando Jose is in a relationship, she gets mad at her son for dating someone beneath their social status. Dolores and Rosalinda's sister, Fedra also does not accept their relationship because she is also infatuated with Fernando Jose. But despite all the things and people going against them, Rosalinda and Fernando Jose find a way to keep their love strong.[4]

Cast and characters

Carla Abellana portrays Rosalinda Perez.
Katrina Halili portrays Fedra Perez.
Ariel Rivera portrays Alfredo Del Castillo.
Ryza Cenon portrays Abril Del Castillo.
Lead cast
Supporting cast
Guest cast
  • Carlos Morales as Jose Fernando Altamirano
  • Jennifer Sevilla as Dolores Romero Perez
  • Mymy Davao as Clarita
  • Isabel Oli as Austerica Carvajal
  • Bernard Palanca as Allan
  • Ana Capri as a client of a mental hospital
  • Charlie Davao as Victor Durantes
  • Bebs Hollmann as Pamela
  • Chelsea Eugenio as young Rosalinda
  • Francheska Salcedo as young Fedra


According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household television ratings, the pilot episode of Rosalinda earned a 26.3% rating.[6] While the final episode scored a 27% rating.[7]


  • 2010 PMPC Star Awards for Television's "Best Female-New TV Personality" - Carla Abellana


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