Tayong Dalawa (English: The Two Of Us) was a Philippine primetime drama series broadcast on ABS-CBN which featured an ensemble cast. The story revolved around fraternal twin brothers (Jake Cuenca and Gerald Anderson) who share the same name, the same aspirations, and the same lady-of-interest (Kim Chiu). The title of the series was taken from one of Rey Valera’s classic songs, in a manner similar to most Filipino soap operas.
Philippines Title: Tayong Dalawa
English Title: The Two Of Us
Directed by: Ruel Bayani and Trina Dayrit
Country of origin: Philippines
Language(s): English, Filipino
No. of episodes: (2009 -05-22)[update]88 (as of May 22, 2009)
Broadcast: ABS-CBN Philippines
Philippine Drama: The Two Of Us
Broadcast: Astro Prima Channel 105
Date: April 6, 2010 onwards at 3.00 pm & 12.30am
David "JR" Garcia, Jr. was born into a poor family. His father, David Garcia Sr., deserted his mother before he was born because his wife, Ingrid Garcia was pregnant with David "Dave" Garcia, Jr. When Audrey King and her family went to Tagaytay for a visit, she fell from a set of high stairs. If David "JR" Garcia Jr. was not there she probably would have died. When he gets help, she asks for his name. He tells her that he is David Garcia, Jr. When she gets to the hospital and is asked by the witnesses and her family who saved her, she says it's David Garcia, Jr. but David "Dave" Garcia, Jr. is the one who is credited. She did not realize that he is a different boy. As she grows up falling in love with Dave, Dave meets his brother and soon best friend, JR. Their families did not approve of the friendship. Dave's family thought that JR just wanted to use Dave for his money. Dave & JR's mother's would not let the two hang out. But their father allowed the friendship to continue, because there was something about JR that David Sr. liked, but he didn't know what it was. Dave's grandmother, Elizabeth, suspects and so does JR's mother, Marlene, but nothing stops these two from becoming best friends. When everyone found out that Dave & JR are twin siblings, the family rivalry became worse. Elizabeth, Dave's grandmother did everything to make sure that the news about the siblings did not come out. She lied and schemed, for Marlene, JR's mother, to go to jail. Audrey's father then sends her to Cebu to study there, but not before she meets JR. He feels like he has seen her before, but does not realize who she is. When Dave and JR were sent to the Philippine Military Academy, they started to get competitive with each other, in academics, and for their true love. When they finally got into battle, will brotherhood save them both, or will envy leave them both to die? Audrey has grown up in love with the wrong person, but when she realizes who her true savior is, will she be able to return her love?
- Jake Cuenca as David "Dave" M. Garcia, Jr.
- Gerald Anderson as David "JR" D. Garcia, Jr.
- Kim Chiu as Audrey Garcia (nee King)
- Helen Gamboa as Elizabeth "Mamita" Martinez
- Gina Pareño as Rita "Lola Gets" Dionisio
- Coco Martin as Ramon D. Lecumberri
- Cherry Pie Picache as Marlene Dionisio-Garcia
- Agot Isidro as Ingrid Martinez-Garcia / Ingrid Martinez-Cardenas
- Jodi Sta. Maria as Angela
- Alessandra De Rossi as Greta Romano
- Anita Linda as Lilian "Lily" King
- Jiro Manio as Stanley "Stan" King, Jr
- Spanky Manikan as Stanley King, Sr.
- Miguel Faustman as David Garcia, Sr.
- Mylene Dizon as Loreta King
- Baron Geisler as Leo Cardenas
Hunyango's plans are finally falling into their rightful places
Hunyango persistently holds up Ramon. Aside from wiring the lad’s whole household so that he could keep a watchful eye on him, he also tries to further taint his name in front of Dave and his whole family. Ramon is still totally clueless about this all. Up to now, he still believes that Dave, JR and his whole family is the one responsible for it all; so again, he decides to make them pay back, which immediately infuriates concerned Greta.
JR shoots down Ramon
JR catches Ramon paying Rita a visit in their home, and upon catching sight of him, he immediately tries to hold him down. On the said dispute, JR is forced to shoot Ramon’s arm; but the latter still successfully escapes with the help of Rita. Again, JR question’s irrational acts; and to make it worse, he blames her unreasonable toleration for everything Ramon has become, thus leading Rita to immediately infuriate.
Greta saves Ramon's life
After getting the sign from above, Rita finally agrees to take part on the entrapment operation against Ramon; aside from that, Greta too decides to switch sides under one condition; Ramon should be taken by the authorities alive. Unfortunately, the said operation gets out of hand. The authorities are forced to fire after the lad decides to escape. Fearful that Ramon might seriously get hurt, Greta gets in the way of the encounter, thus causing her to take in all the bullets intended for Ramon. Immediately, the latter rushes the young lady to the hospital; but unfortunately she fails to make it on time.
Ramon flees the country
Marlene, JR and Rita learn about Greta’s death, and the news immediately disheartens them; together with Ramon who hears of the said information from his grandmother. On the other hand, despite everything Ramon is going through, Marlon is still persistent to hunt him down. Unfortunately for the said big boss, Ramon finally realizes how he and his men are double crossing him. Left with nowhere else to go, he discreetly flies alone to Hong Kong.
Ingrid grooms Dave to run for congress
Dave’s lawyer finally arrives; and together they try convincing Audrey that he is in fact pursuing their annulment case. After their hoax meeting, the lawyer then clears out to Dave that they only have limited time to hold the said act, so he must start convincing Audrey to call off her thoughts regarding their annulment as soon as possible. On the other hand, Marlon’s friend tries convincing Ingrid to let Dave enter politics. Upon hearing the perks of being a government official, including the power of giving pardon to detainees like Audrey’s father, Ingrid comes up with another devious scheme to cover up Dave’s fake marriage to Audrey.
Audrey agrees to marry Dave again
Dave starts campaigning for the upcoming election; and in line with his needed grooming, Ingrid tries convincing Audrey to call off their annulment in order to protect Dave’s image. In order to make up for all of Dave’s good deeds towards her and her whole family, though it is against her will, Audrey finally agrees with Ingrid’s proposition. Aside from that, she also agrees to marry Dave in church; just as Ingrid planned. Immediately, Dave informs the press about the upcoming occasion not just to flaunt about it, but also to freshen up his political name.
Dave runs away from his own wedding
Dave and Audrey’s wedding is finally on. They have finally publicized it, and they already gave out all the invitations. The night before the wedding, Dave surprisingly dreams about his grandmother Elizabeth. On the said meeting, the old lady tries telling her grandson to let Audrey go; but despite his dead grandmother’s advice, he still decides on pushing through with his marriage to the young lady; but surprisingly, on the day of the wedding itself, Dave suddenly decides to run away from his own wedding. The said event enrages JR, so he immediately barges in the lad’s home to give him a good beating.
Marlene learns about Dave and Audrey's fake marriage
Out of extreme drunkenness, Dave accidentally spills out to Marlene the truth behind his mock marriage to Audrey. The next day, Marlene relentlessly drags the lad to go with her so that he could admit everything and pay all the necessary apologies to the young lady. Upon catching sight of him, Audrey immediately grows furious; but this doesn’t stop Dave from saying his sorry. Unfortunately for the lad, though he was able to find courage to face Audrey once more, he fails to find the guts to confess the truth about their fake marriage.
JR learns about Dave's secret
Since Dave fails to confess everything to Audrey, Marlene decides to take the necessary action herself; but first, she tries seeking legal consultation regarding the said matter. Upon learning that pursuing the said case could lead to Dave’s imprisonment, Marlene ends up in a rather tight situation. Pretty much caught in the said dilemma, Marlene finally admits the newly disclosed revelation to Rita; and later on to JR. On the other hand, Ramon successfully takes over Hunyango’s clients in Hong Kong, thus immediately enraging the latter.
Audrey finally learns about their fake marriage
JR rushes to Dave in deep rage upon learning the news from Marlene, and immediately he gives the lad a good beating; and after that, JR calls Audrey to relay the said information, thus leaving the twins in another heated argument. In order to keep herself out of trouble, Audrey finally decides to stay away from the warring siblings. Extremely disappointed with the unfortunate series of events, Dave resorts to excessive drinking once again; but this time around, his intoxication leads him straight to the hospital.
Ingrid takes her revenge on Audrey
Deeply enraged by the thought that Audrey is in fact the cause of his son Dave’s misery, Ingrid decides on taking revenge on the poor young lady. Immediately, she drops by the school where Audrey works; and there she madly makes a scene by unrelentingly badmouthing Audrey in front of everybody. On the other hand, now that Marlon knows where Ramon is, he persistently chases the lad with a sure to kill order
Ingrid plots against Audrey
JR learns about Audrey’s plan to work in Texas; but instead of stopping her, he decides on letting her be, just as she wanted. On Audrey’s going away party, JR drops by to bid the young lady goodbye. Aside from JR, Dave too pays her so called ex-wife a visit, but unlike with JR, Audrey made him feel unwelcome. On the other hand, Ingrid comes up with a scheme against Audrey. Immediately, she calls up a hit man to run after the girl who made his son’s life miserable.
JR and Audrey get married
Before Audrey leaves the country, JR gathers the courage to admit his true feelings towards her. At first, Audrey refuses to accept JR’s love offering; but upon realizing that she too couldn’t hold her feelings towards the lad for so long, she also ends up lowering down her defenses; she too admits that her heart belongs to no other than JR, thus leaving no more reason for them not to get married.
Dave gives his best wishes to the newly-wed
Ingrid finds Dave lying unconscious on his bathroom floor, so she immediately rushes him to the hospital. Upon recovering from his injury, he sneaks out of his room to attend JR and Audrey’s wedding. Upon seeing the happy couple dancing in the middle of the dance floor, Dave couldn’t help but breakdown. Marlene chases after to offer comfort; and before they even finish their mother-and-son pep talk, Audrey surprisingly walks in. Dave gives her his best wishes before finally walking out of the venue.
Rita gets hit by a car
Upon Audrey and JR’s return from their honeymoon, an unfortunate event cuts their pleasure short; the car which Ingrid hired to run over Audrey accidentally hits Rita, thus immediately bringing the latter to a very critical condition. On the other hand, Ramon purposely sends a tip to the authorities regarding Marlon’s involvement in illegal activities. Upon receiving the said information that is accompanied by supporting photos, men in uniform are immediately sent to invite the influential man for questioning.
Ramon is being held responsible for Rita's accident
The investigation proves that Audrey is in fact the target of the car that hit Rita, thus causing Marlene to instantly infuriate. Aware of the situation, JR then requests Audrey to stay away from his enraged mother for a while. On the other hand, aside from learning about the motive behind the frustrated murder, Marlene and her family also gets a hint of the possible mastermind behind it; and to their surprise, most if not all the evidences are pointing at their very own Ramon.
Marlon goes behind bars
Dave inspects the cellphone Ingrid threw away, and there he realizes that his mother is in fact hiding something from him, but he fails to discover what it is. On the other hand, in order to get himself out of his own mess, Marlon purposely sets Ingrid up to take responsibility for all his illegal transactions. Immediately after receiving the tip, the authorities raid Ingrid’s supermarket. Surprisingly, their lead is confirmed after getting their hands on all the illegal firearms stored in the store’s warehouse. Aware of Ingrid’s innocence, JR meddles in the said case; and there he tells the authorities about everything he knows with regard to Hunyango’s true identity, thus leading to Marlon’s immediate arrest.
Ramon comes to see Rita
Despite JR’s resistance, Marlene unrelentingly accepts Dave’s offer to treat Rita’s sickness abroad; but unfortunately for her, even the doctors insist that traveling is not recommended for the patient, so her plan fails to take effect. On the other hand, Rita has finally accepted her fate, so for her final request, she asks everyone around her to look for Ramon. Now that Marlene, too, has finally accepted her mother’s condition, she takes the initiative to contact her son Ramon; and just as Rita expected, lad comes to see her despite all the dangers.
Rita takes her final breath
Rita finally takes her last breath after seeing and imparting his final words to Ramon. The lad could have stayed longer to grieve for his dearly departed grandmother if not for the police’s unexpected arrival. Immediately, Ramon assumes that the bust operation is in fact Marlene’s doing, thus causing him to further despise her. Incidentally, Audrey had told JR about Ramon’s visit, so the lad immediately sought for back up in order to catch his brother.
Ingrid gets busted
Marlene learns that Audrey is in fact the one responsible for the police’s sudden bust operation in the hospital, thus causing her to further despise her. Despite Marlene’s ill-treatment towards her, Audrey perseveringly tries to win her mother-in-law’s favor. Surprisingly, Audrey succeeds on her so called mission; aside from winning the lady’s confidence, she also ends up gaining her trust along the way. On the other hand, Ingrid’s plot to kill Audrey is finally revealed. Incidentally, JR catches Audrey’s hit man; and at gunpoint, he confesses that Ingrid is in fact the mastermind behind his sure-to-kill mission.
Ramon seeks vengeance
Upon learning about Ingrid’s plot which led to Rita’s death, Ramon then decides to physically assault the socialite; and if not for Dave’s unexpected arrival, Ingrid could have been dead. The said incident enrages Dave, so he rushes in Marlene’s household to search for Ramon, but unfortunately she too have no idea where he is. Surprisingly, aside from Ingrid, Ramon also decides to take down Audrey, so immediately he sends his men to kidnap the young lady’s aunt, Angela. On the other hand, in order to have more time with his family, JR finally decides to quit the military.
JR is held capture
JR finally learns that Ramon is in fact the one responsible for Angela’s capture; so in order to recover the hostage, he rushes to the meeting place that his mischievous brother told him. Unfortunately, Angela’s safety leads to JR’s unexpected capture. Upon realizing that JR’s life is in danger, Ramon immediately informs Marlene and Audrey regarding the missing lad’s whereabouts. With nowhere else to go, the two then decide to seek Dave’s help with regard to the matter. Thinking that Ramon might be there, Dave rushes to go in search for JR.
Ramon jumps off a bridge
Ramon accidentally bumps into Dave and JR as the two try to make their way out of the warehouse; and there, the three of them engage in an inevitable heated argument at gunpoint. Unfortunately, the said incident gets Ramon badly injured; but surprisingly he manages to escape the place. On his way to escape, he couldn’t help but reflect on everything JR told him; he ends up realizing how much anger and hatred had actually changed him. And upon realizing the how much he doesn’t like the man he has now become, Ramon finally decides taking his own life by jumping off a bridge.
Ramon is still alive
Aware that Ramon is badly injured from the encounter that he had with the authorities, Marlene persistently searches all the nearby hospitals, but to no avail; little does she know that the lad is still alive after his faithful colleague rescued him from his jump off the bridge. On the other hand, Audrey’s heart condition is growing worse; the child inside her womb could actually cost her very own life.
Audrey pushes through with the pregnancy
Despite all the possible risks, Audrey decides to push through with her pregnancy; and her whole family, including JR, learns about the said condition after the doctor confided them. On the other hand, in order to speed up the search for Ramon, Ingrid offers a 10 million pesos reward in exchange for a lead towards Ramon’s arrest. Upon learning the said move, Ramon immediately calls Ingrid to threaten her once more.
Audrey gives birth
Now that Audrey’s secret is out in the open, JR humbly seeks for Dave’s help in order to save the life of his wife and the child inside her womb. The latter immediately agrees, but surprisingly Audrey refuses to seek professional help abroad; fortunately, she survives her baby’s delivery. On the other hand, Ramon’s most faithful man learns about Ingrid’s move to speed up the search for his boss. Immediately, he decides to take action by purposely gunning down Dave.
Audrey passes away
Dave survives his supposed assassination; but to his surprise, he wakes up well only to realize that there is a bad news awaiting him. Audrey suddenly drops ailing upon returning home with her newly born kid. JR tries to save her life by immediately rushing her to the hospital, but unfortunately she doesn’t make it. She peacefully dies in JR’s loving arms.
Ramon finally surrenders
JR receives a rather unusual call from Ramon; the latter is inviting him to meet up with him in an abandoned building, asking for a rather large group of authorities to come with him. Incidentally, the said message is in fact a tip to trap all the big names involved in his illegal business. On the said operation, JR, Dave and Ramon meet once more at gun point; but unlike before, their mother Marlene helplessly stands right at the middle of them. In order to salvage Ramon’s miserable life, Marlene begs on her knees for his surrender; and though reluctant at first, the lad ends up submitting himself to his mother’s desire. Everything could have ended up in Ramon’s peaceful arrest, if not for Ingrid’s unexpected interference. The latter relentlessly shoots Ramon down as the lad tries to make his way into the police car, thus leaving him in a rather critical condition. Ramon survives the attack, but unfortunately he loses his sense of sight before actually serving his life sentence in prison. To Marlene, Dave and JR’s surprise, a certain Emma Garcia unexpectedly walks in their house and introduces herself as David Garcia, Sr.’s wife; with her is her son which she refers to as David Anthony Garcia, III.
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