Edgar Allan Guzman rapes Meg Imperial in “Ipaglaban Mo” this Saturday!

ABS-CBN’s weekend legal drama “Ipaglaban Mo” hit its new all-time high national TV rating of 19.1% last Saturday (July 4) as opposed to its rival program “Karelasyon” with only 11%.


According to data from Kantar Media, more urban and rural homes in the country tuned in to the episode “Akin Ang Anak Mo” that featured the story of a mother who fought for a child that was already given to her by her biological sister.

This Saturday (July 11), Atty. Jose and Jopet Sison shed light on the case of Gigi (Meg Imperial), a woman with a flirtatious and liberated image who was raped by a guy to whom she is attracted with.

With how she is around him, there is no doubt that Gigi likes Ricky (EA Guzman) very much. Unfortunately for her, Ricky doesn’t take her seriously and only thinks she is just for fun.

One night, Gigi joins Ricky and his friends at a house party. She got so drunk that she passed out. It was past midnight when she woke up with Ricky pulling her to the floor. This is where Ricky forced himself inside Gigi with the help of his friends Nestor (Alex Castro) and Edmund (JC Santos).

Gigi cried rape but most of the people around her didn’t believe her because of her tarnished reputation. As she takes the case to the court, will her character and reputation affect the verdict?

Don’t miss the “Ilalaban ang Dangal” episode of “Ipaglaban Mo” this Saturday (July 11) after “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN.


Marco Alcaraz and Lara Quigaman tacles Marital Rape on ‘Ipaglaban Mo’!

Real-life couple Marco Alcaraz and Precious Lara Quigaman team up for the first time on television as they topbill tomorrow’s (Feb 28) episode of ABS-CBN’s hit legal drama “Ipaglaban Mo,” which will tackle marital rape.


The two will give life to the story of Stella and Jimmy, who have remained sexually intimate in their 20 years of marriage.

Things will suddenly change when Jimmy starts to become violent whenever he wants to make love to his wife.

One night, Stella chooses not to sleep beside Jimmy out of fear. Jimmy gets mad and forces himself on Stella despite her begging him to stop.

The incident happens again for the worse because this time, Jimmy sexually abuses his wife in front of their daughter. Stella, fed up with Jimmy’s behavior, files rape charges against him in court.

Whose side will the court take? Does Stella really have an obligation to give Jimmy’s every sexual need as his lawfully wedded wife?

Don’t miss the episode of “Ipaglaban Mo” entitled “Inabusong Karapatan,” directed by Jillmer Dy this Saturday (Feb 18) after “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN.


Myrtyle Sarosa is a seductress in “Ipaglaban Mo”!

Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4” Big Winner Myrtle Sarrosa (Dolly) stars in “Ipaglaban Mo” this Saturday (Nov 29) as a college student who fell in love with her married professor, whom she eventually accused of raping her.

Dolly was delighted when her crush Prof. Romy (Christian Vasquez) volunteered to tutor her after having received failing grades. Prof. Romy, meanwhile, remained sincere in his intention to help his student despite Dolly’s efforts to seduce him. However, Dolly had already presumed that the affection was mutual between them.

In respect to his family and profession, Prof. Romy immediately rejected Dolly’s affection. However, Dolly attempted to kill herself, but Prof. Romy was able to save her. The incident led to Dolly and Prof. Romy having sex due to Dolly’s aggressiveness.

Dolly’s family eventually found out what happened. To overcome embarrassment, they forced Dolly to sue her professor. Did the court take side on Prof. Romy and his claim that he did not rape Dolly because she only seduced him?

Don’t miss the Avel Sunpongco-directed “Love Ko Si Sir” episode of the hit legal drama anthology “Ipaglaban Mo” this Saturday (Nov 29) after “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN.


College Student raped by textmate seeks justice in “Ipaglaban Mo”!

“Goin’ Bulilit” graduate Trina “Hopia” Legaspi (Janet) portrays a college student who was raped by a man she met via text messaging in “Ipaglaban Mo” this Saturday (October 11).


Janet thought that she would finally have her first boyfriend when she met Glen (Edgar Allan Guzman). But she later on realized that befriending him was a big mistake after their supposed date turned into a crime. Unfortunately, the incident happened not just once, but twice.

Did the timid teenager find the strength to fight for justice? How did the assault change Janet’s life? Did Glen get the punishment he deserved?

Also joining the cast in this week’s episode titled “Buong Tapang Na Lalaban,” directed by FM Reyes, are Irma Adlawan, Kristel Fulgar, and Alex Diaz.

Don’t miss “Ipaglaban Mo,” the drama anthology that empowers Filipinos with knowledge of their legal rights and obligations, this Saturday after “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN.


Aiko Melendez is an old-maid raped victim in “Ipaglaban Mo”!

ABS-CBN’s hit legal drama anthology “Ipaglaban Mo” tackles the rape case of a spinster named Candida (Aiko Melendez), who was sexually abused by her younger suitor Popoy (Arron Villaflor) this Saturday (August 23).


Did the court take Candida’s side when most of the people believed that they were lovers? Why did Popoy commit the crime?

Also joining the cast in this week’s episode titled “Sa Aking Pagbangon,” directed by Jon Villarin, are Lui Manansala and Deniesse Aguilar.

Don’t miss “Ipaglaban Mo,” the drama anthology that empowers Filipinos with knowledge of their legal rights and obligations, hosted by Atty. Jose Sison and Jopet Sison, this Saturday (August 23) after “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN.


JM De Guzman first acting job after rehab showcased in “Ipaglaban Mo” this Saturday

After more than a year of absence from the limelight, JM de Guzman finally makes his acting comeback on television via the hit legal drama anthology “Ipaglaban Mo” this Saturday (August 9).


In the said episode, JM (Andoy) plays a fish porter, who led 30 of his co-workers in a labor rights protest and filed a complaint against their employer for not giving them special pays and incentives despite having worked at the company for three years.

As a result, Andoy and his group were fired from their jobs, but they continued their legal battle. They sued the company again for illegal dismissal and violation of Article 118 of the Labor Code, which states that it is unlawful for employers to discharge any employee who has filed any complaint against them.

The Labor Arbiters took the side of the employer, but the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) reversed the first decision and ordered the management to give the fish porters their job back, pay their back wages, and grant them special pays and incentives.

However, the employer then filed a petition with the Supreme Court to junk the NLRC’s decision. What was the final decision of the court in this case? Did Andoy and his co-workers find justice after the twist and turns of their battle for their rights?

Also joining the cast in this week’s episode titled “Ibigay Ang Aming Karapatan,” directed by Garry Fernando, are Yam Concepcion, Leo Rialp, Bryan Santos, Ketchup Eusebio, and Janus del Prado.

Don’t miss “Ipaglaban Mo,” the drama anthology that empowers Filipinos with knowledge of their legal rights and obligations, hosted by Atty. Jose Sison and Jopet Sison, this Saturday (August 9) after “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN.


Valerie Concepcion is a drug dealer in “Ipaglaban Mo” this Saturday!

Valerie Concepcion (Auring) plays a selfless and loving mother who would do anything, even sell drugs, just to provide for her child’s needs in “Ipaglaban Mo” this Saturday (June 28).


Despite her hard work, single mother Auring still finds it hard to make ends meet. She could not even buy a pair of school shoes for her 10-year-old son Joshua (Bugoy Carino).

Desperate Auring decides to enter the illegal drug trade to give her son a better life. But even before selling a single gram of prohibited drugs, the authorities caught her. What punishment awaits Auring? What would happen to Joshua if the court decides to put her in jail?

Witness the heartwarming story of a mother’s unconditional love in the episode titled “Kailan Mo Ako Mapapatawad?” directed by Cong. Lino Cayetano. Also joining the cast are Anna Capri and Archie Adamos.

Don’t miss “Ipaglaban Mo,” hosted by Atty. Jose Sison and Jopet Sison, this Saturday after “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN.


Shaina Magdayao Accidentally Kills Her Stalker in “Ipaglaban Mo”!

Shaina Magdayao (Shirley) plays the character of a woman who accidentally killed her perverted stalker, portrayed by Jhong Hilario (Erwin), in “Ipaglaban Mo” this Saturday (June 21).

Erwin was an earnest suitor of Shirley. Despite Shirley’s overt rejections, Erwin remained persistent until his love for Shirley turned into an obsession. Erwin became so desperate that he even climbed up her house through her bedroom window and attempted to rape her. He would also follow her wherever she goes.

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Traumatized, Shirley decided to bring a knife to protect herself just in case Erwin would try to harass her again.

One day, Erwin sat beside her at a church service, and then touched her in her private parts. That incident provoked Shirley to threaten Erwin with her knife. However, Erwin forcibly grabbed the knife from her, and Shirley accidentally stabbed him in the neck.

Erwin’s mother filed charges against Shirley for her son’s death. How would Shirley fight for her rights as an abused woman? If the court decides against her, would she be given a lighter punishment?

Also joining the cast in this week’s episode titled “Ako Ang Biktima” and directed by Richard Arellano are William Lorenzo, Gileth Sandico, Gigi Locsin, and Mimi Orara.

Don’t miss “Ipaglaban Mo,” hosted by Atty. Jose Sison and Jopet Sison, every Saturday after “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN.


Ella Cruz is a mentally ill child rape victim in “Ipaglaban Mo”!

Teen star Ella Cruz plays a 13-year-old mentally challenged girl named “Coney,” who was raped by her 17-year-old neighbor Edmond portrayed by Ella’s fellow former “Goin’ Bulilit” star John Manalo in “Ipaglaban Mo” this Saturday (June 14).

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Coney’s father Rico (Cris Villanueva) immediately filed a rape case against Edmond after her daughter’s traumatic experience. Edmond’s father, Edgar (Eric Fructuoso), on the other hand, would also fight for the rights of his son, whom he believed was innocent.

Edmond’s camp insisted that the court should not believe Coney because she was mentally ill. Would the court take Coney’s side despite her condition?

Also joining the cast in this week’s episode, titled “Lalaban Ang Tatay Para Sa’yo” directed by Eric Quizon, are Matet de Leon, Kyline Alcantara, and Jon Lucas.

Meanwhile, the much-awaited comeback of “Ipaglaban Mo” debuted strong last Saturday (June 7), winning in its timeslot with a national TV rating of 13.9%, or eight points higher than 5.9% of its rival “GMA Tales of Horror,” based on data of Kantar Media.

Don’t miss “Ipaglaban Mo” hosted by Atty. Jose Sison and Jopet Sison every Saturday after “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN