Rio Del Mar (1998 TV series)
Rio del Mar is a Philippine drama series produced by TAPE Inc.
TAPE Inc is the partner of GMA Network in afternoon dramas and noontime variety and game shows Eat Bulaga! since 1995. The offices and production studios are located at Xavierville Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines. It was established in 1978...

 and aired over GMA Network
GMA Network
GMA Network is a major commercial television & radio network in the Philippines. GMA Network is owned by GMA Network, Inc. a publicly listed company...

. Directed by Mel Chionglo, Jeffrey Jeturian and Gina Alajar, this series is about family, friendship, deception and betrayal.


The Vivarez family is a perfect picture of an ideal and happy family. But all things change when Roberto, the head of the family, died in an accident. Now, Bianca, the widow, is facing a difficult tasks of taking care of her children alone and providing them better future. Is she brave enough to face the hardships and challenges of being a single parent?

Cast of Characters

Main Cast:
  • Vivian Velez as Bianca
  • Michael de Mesa
    Michael de Mesa
    -Early life:Born Eduardo Mikael De Mesa Eigenmann on 24 May 1960 to acclaimed performer Eddie Mesa and actress Rosemarie Gil, Michael De Mesa and his siblings Mark Gil and Cherie Gil grew up steeped in the arts...

     as Anton
  • Celia Rodriguez as Candida
  • Krista Ranillo
    Krista Ranillo
    Cristalle Lauren Tupaz Ranillo , also known as Krista Ranillo, is a Filipina actress. She comes from a "showbiz family" and earned her degree in 2007. In 2010 she married businessman Nino Jefferson Lim in a Jewish-interfaith ceremony...

     as Giselle
  • Melisse "Mumay" Santiago as Stefany
  • Aiza Seguerra
    Aiza Seguerra
    Cariza Yamson Seguerra better known as Aiza Seguerra is a Filipino actress, singer-songwriter and guitarist. She traces her roots from Calauag, Quezon....

     as Anna
  • Cogie Domingo
    Cogie Domingo
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     as Gerald
  • Jhong Hilario
    Jhong Hilario
    Virgilio Hilario, Jr. , better known by his stage name Jhong Hilario, is a Filipino actor and dancer. He is part of the dance group Streetboys in the Philippines....

     as Ruben
  • AJ Eigenmann as Jon-Jon
  • Stella Ruiz as Elaine
  • Menggie Cobarubias as Pio
  • Ariza Azakawa as Lizelle

Special Participation:
  • Ronaldo Valdez
    Ronaldo Valdez
    Ronaldo Valdez is a Filipino movie and television actor. Born Ronald James Gibbs in Manila, Philippines, he is the father of actor-singer Janno Gibbs.-Television:* "Glamorosa - Manolo...

  • Dennis Roldan
  • Julio Diaz
    Julio Díaz
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  • Sharmaine Arnaiz
    Sharmaine Arnaiz
    Sharmaine Arnaiz is a Filipino actress.-Biography:She was born Sharmila Velasco Pribhdas-Shahani to an Indian father and a mother of Ilonnga blood. She has a younger sister who is also an actress named Bunny Paras and their mother is the sister of the mother of Patrick Garcia and Cheska...

  • Val Sotto
  • Daisy Reyes
  • Nina Medina

Headwriter: Ms. Bibeth Orteza

Episode Writers:
*Devine Babat
*Suzette Doctolero
*Honcelita "Che" Marcelo
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