(TV) Gretchen Barretto and Bea Alonzo’s rivalry begins on “Magkaribal’s” sub-titled version on TFC

The cat fight between archenemies Victoria (played by Gretchen Barretto) and Vera (Angel Aquino) transcends the battle for fashion supremacy as Victoria unintentionally drives Louie (Derek Ramsey) to the arms of her sister and Vera’s ward, Gelay (Bea Alonzo) on “Magkaribal’s” sub-titled version for non-Filipino speaking viewers on The Filipino Channel (TFC) this December. 

For the opening salvo of “TFC’s Sub-titled Classics presents Magkaribal” this December, (December 7, Saturday, Riyadh time) worldwide, Louie is seen to have accepted the challenge to fight in an event organized by self-proclaimed fashion queen Vera, for client Alexander Jacob.  At the fight, Victoria gets the surprise of her life when she discovers that fighter Markado is actually Louie, her one true love.  Shocked, Victoria runs off to the comfort room where she first finds out about Louie and Gelay’s seemingly budding romance from gossiping ladies.  The rumors are proven wrong however, by Louie’s sudden proposal to Victoria for marriage.

The following week on December 15 (December 14 Riyadh time) on “Magkaribal’s” sub-titled version in English, Victoria does a double rejection – of Louie’s proposal for marriage and her father’s plea for (Mark Gil) forgiveness.  Out of despair, Louie gets drunk and Gelay provides comfort.  Because of this, the people around them continue to believe that there is more to friendship between the two, much to the chagrin of Gelay’s best friend Caloy (Enchong Dee).

On the third week of the sub-titled series for non-Filipino speaking viewers on December 22 (December 21, Riyadh time), Gelay and Louie’s closeness develops further as the budding designer with a knack for femme fashion comforts the otherwise strong, feisty fighter.  Meantime, Manuel drops the bomb as he tells daughter Chloe (Erich Gonzales) that Victoria is his daughter.  In an attempt to make amends, Chloe tries to apologize to Victoria for her father.

On the final week of the iconic series on December 29 on TFC worldwide (December 28 Riyadh time), Vera also gets the surprise of her life as she finds out that Gelay’s mother could be Stella, (Dimples RomanaManuel’s first wife.  In what seems to be a reversal of fortune, Manuel also agrees to sell the nearly bankrupt Vera Couture and to Victoria,which leaves Vera to seek desperate measures in the hands of new character Paul (Christian Vasquez).

More secrets are revealed and more relationships are compromised as “TFC’s Sub-titled Classics presents: Magkaribal” unfurls Sundays, on TFC worldwide (Saturdays, Riyadh time).  Watch “Magkaribal’s” sub-titled version on TFC’s official online service TFC.tv anytime, anywhere.  Connect with fellow Kapamilyas and visit

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