Florinda (TV series)
Florinda is a ABS-CBN
ABS–CBN Corporation is a Philippine-based media conglomerate. It is the Philippines' largest media and entertainment conglomerate. The corporation was the merger of Alto Broadcasting System which at that time owned by James Lindenberg and Antonio Quirino, and the Chronicle Broadcasting Network ...

 weekly mini-series format adapted from the movie of the same title originally starred by Susan Roces
Susan Roces
Jesusa Purificación Sonora , better known as Susan Rocés, is a Filipina actress and widow of Ronald Allan Kelley Poe, better known as Fernando Poe, Jr...

 in 1977. This is the third installment of Sineserye Presents: The Susan Roces Cinema Collection
Sineserye Presents
Sineserye Presents is a primetime show broadcast by ABS-CBN. It literally means a film serialized to a TV series which is the show's concept.-Origins:...



Florinda is a 1977 suspense thriller. It was serialized in Tagalog Klasiks and was written by Rico Bello- Omagap and the movie was directed by Armando Herrera. The film starred Susan Roces
Susan Roces
Jesusa Purificación Sonora , better known as Susan Rocés, is a Filipina actress and widow of Ronald Allan Kelley Poe, better known as Fernando Poe, Jr...

 in the title role, Florinda. The ensembled cast also includes Dante Rivero
Dante Rivero
Dante Rivero is a FAMAS award-winning and Gawad Urian Award-nominated Filipino film and television actor.-Television :-Movies:*2002 Bro.....

, Rosemarie Gil, Ramil Rodriguez, and the late Jay Ilagan
Jay Ilagan
Jay Ilagan is a Filipino actor. He hosted Stop, Look & Listen and starred in My Son, My Son and Goin’ Bananas.-Personal life:...

. The Film revolves on a avenging love between the titular character, Florinda and the man she truly loves Ramil, but one day before there wedding a unlikely disappearance begins with Ramil, which causes Florinda to panic but one night she will finally find out all the mysterys locked within their new home.


Florinda is a final installment of The Susan Roces Cinema Collection in which genres Susan Roces' classic blockbuster suspense films turned into a four-week primetime series of the Queen of Philippine Movies.


Ramil requests Florinda to help him restore his ancestral home; and on their site visit, Florinda relives painful memories she once had there. It seems Ramil’s mother, Doña Cristina, greatly disapproves of her relationship with the lad, so the old lady persistently sets them apart up until her final breath. Despite his mother’s refusal, Ramil still decides to ask Florinda’s hand in marriage; and surprisingly, even beneath her grave, Doña Cristina openly expresses her displeasure. On the day of the wedding, Ramil fails to show up; so immediately, she goes in search for the missing lad. With no idea where her groom could have possibly gone, Florinda suddenly breaks down. Mother and daughter, Criselda and Mara, finally reach Florinda’s new found home after accepting Ramil’s job offer a few days back. Florinda instantly recognizes the Criselda from the past, since the said lady used to serve Ramil’s family. On the other hand, upon learning about her sister Florinda’s paranormal experiences, Rachelle then decides to consult an expert; and to her surprise, the said professional confirms that there is in fact a vengeful spirit residing in their new found home.

Rachelle’s friends Gladys and Archie only played a trick on her; the paranormal experience they have encountered is merely an act the two purposely staged. On the other hand, Florinda somehow feels Doña Cristina persistently haunting her, but she puts the thought aside; and despite the rather unusual experiences, she continues to go in search for her missing groom, thus making other people think that she is gradually losing her mind. Aware of her sister’s current state, Rachelle then tries to convince Florinda to undergo psychological treatment; but instead of being thankful for her sister’s support, Florinda furiously exclaims that she is not ill. Florinda finally grows convinced that there is in fact a bothered spirit residing in her house after Caloy confirmed her story. Immediately, she consults her housemaid Criselda regarding the matter. Aside from Criselda, Florinda also informs Eric; she relays to the policeman all the information she had gathered from Caloy, including the fact that the kid saw Ramil enter the house. On the other hand, Rachelle is starting to grow impatient of her sister who keeps on insisting about Donya Cristina’s bothered soul roaming around their house. It is shown at a part on the series that Criselda loved Ramil and wanted to get married to him. So for her, killing Florinda is the only way to get married to Ramil. A killing begins to her wrath of murdering Florinda, killing Florinda and Rachelle's trusted people. When Ramil escapes from Criselda, she finds the chance to stab Florinda, but when Criselda nearly stabs Florinda, the ghost of Doña Cristina finally appeared to her. In the end, Criselda goes to a mental prison, while Mara is imprisoned for being an accomplice when she actually helped Florinda, Rachelle and Ramil escape. Florinda is in a hospital due to her stab injury to the leg, and refuses Ramil's offer for marriage and puts Rachelle in charge of being the caretaker of the house. When Florinda finally went out of hospital, she prays at a church and finds Caloy. But to her surprise, she finally knew that Caloy was a ghost and they lived happily ever after.

Main Cast

  • Maricel Soriano
    Maricel Soriano
    Maricel Soriano , is a critically acclaimed Filipina film and television actress.-Biography:...

    as Florinda
  • Roxanne Guinoo
    Roxanne Guinoo
    Roxanne Guinoo-Yap is a Filipina actress. She is currently under contract with ABS-CBN.-Career:In 2004, Guinoo joined the popular reality search Star Circle Teen Quest via ABS-CBN and made it to the Top 5 finalist or much known as the "Magic Circle of 5", along with co-questors Hero Angeles,...

    as Rachelle
  • Nikki Gil
    Nikki Gil
    Monica Pauline "Nikki" Gil is a Filipino singer, actress, host, model and myx VJ.-Biography:Monica Pauline Gil was born in Manila to Dino and Julie Gil. She is of Filipino, Spanish and German descent...

    as Mara
  • Jay Manalo
    Jay Manalo
    Jose Martin Manalo, better known by his stage name Jay Manalo , is a Filipino actor of Filipino-Vietnamese descent. Although born in Saigon, Vietnam, he was raised in Tondo, Manila, Philippines.- Movies :...

    as Ramil Gonzales
  • Zanjoe Marudo
    Zanjoe Marudo
    Zanjoe Acuesta Marudo is a Filipino actor and model. He was former housemate of Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition and became one of the Big Four along with Bianca Gonzalez, John Prats, and the big winner Keanna Reeves....

    as Archie
  • Cherry Pie Picache
    Cherry Pie Picache
    Cherry Pie Castro Picache is a Filipina actress and screenwriter who has starred T.V. and films and has worked as a model for modelling Palmolive, Camay, and Eskinol.Picache attended St. Mary's College in Mo...

    as Criselda Bautista as the Villain Killer Ghost
  • William Martinez as Eric
  • Susan Roces
    Susan Roces
    Jesusa Purificación Sonora , better known as Susan Rocés, is a Filipina actress and widow of Ronald Allan Kelley Poe, better known as Fernando Poe, Jr...

    as Introducer

Supporting Cast

  • Pooh Garcia
    Pooh (comedian)
    Reynold Garcia , known as Pooh, is a Filipino actor, comedian, impersonator, singer, and salon co-owner. He is known for currently starring in the comedy gag show Banana Split. He is also known for impersonating boxer and congressman Manny Pacquiao.He was the 2006 and 2007 awardee for Aliw Award...

    as George
  • Aaron Junatas as Caloy
  • Carla Martinez as Doña Cristina
  • Shirley Fuentes as Sally

External links

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