FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano is the country’s most watched program.
As such, the country’s biggest stars have been called to grace this action-packed riveting drama through its emphatic two-year run at the top.
In its 100 weeks of airing, FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano has featured approximately 100 artists who have brought the television spectacle to greater heights, either giving their full support to Coco Martin’s character Ricardo “Cardo” Dalisay or making his life a living hell.
Let’s take a look back at these exceptional 100 actors and actresses and how they made our two-year TV viewing habit worthwhile.
Maja Salvador as SPO1 Glenda "Glen" F. Corpuz
Maja was a leading cast member during the show’s initial run as the righteous female cop Glen, who had been closely linked to Coco’s character, Cardo. We were all thrilled to see their onscreen chemistry with viewers shipping them as a possible bankable primetime couple.
But it wasn’t meant to be, with Maja leaving the show abruptly and instead landed the leading role in her breakthrough marquee outing, Wildflower, which is currently also achieving high ratings.
Bela Padilla as Carmen M. Guzman-Tuazon
People were so fixated and impressed with Bela’s presence on the show as Carmen, the wife of Cardo’s slain twin brother Ador, that they believed a possible romantic turn for the ages. Yet the story arc went the other way, though, as she ended up as the wife of Cardo’s worst rival Joaquin in a “forced” marriage. And, worse, she would tragically suffer the same fate as her late husband—with bullets from Papa Tom’s revolver taking her life.
This was her first major Kapamilya project that opened the doors for her to other acting stints in the network.
Arjo Atayde as Police C/Insp. Joaquin S. Tuazon
Arjo Atayde became the biggest revelation of the series with his outstanding portrayal of Cardo’s nemesis Joaquin, with his ruthless misdeeds that stuck on the minds of viewers.
He did not only act well, Arjo also got into the nerves of viewers. He wasn’t hated as a typical villain, though. He was widely admired for his acting chops in depicting primetime’s most reviled character and considered it as his major win that will surely advance his career further.
Albert Martinez as Tomas "Papa Tom" G. Tuazon
Considered as one of the country’s most respected and exceptional actors, Albert’s inclusion in the cast, especially on its earlier episodes, proved to be a big factor that drew the show’s avid audience.
Papa Tom was feared and likewise hated as Joaquin in their monstrosity and ruthlessness and their evil designs made people watch their every move and see what Cardo would do next. His portrayal is always as riveting and mesmerizing to make viewers never leave their seats.
Vice Ganda as Emmanuel "Ella" Moreno/Magdalena/Sharmaine
The Unkabogable Star’s appearance was one of the most talked about because the audiences were able to see a different Vice Ganda – very sensual and not in his usual comic vibe. Aside from his portrayal as the lead online scammer Ella, we were also surprised to see Coco as the sexy Paloma – dressed in all-black skin tight ensemble, lob hair, full makeup, and spoke in thin feminine voice. We were also delighted with their frequent face-offs, particularly on the dance floor.
Cesar Montano as Police Insp. Hector Mercurio
It was such a pleasure to witness the newest purveyor of the action genre and one of the legendary action stars in the country in one show. However, instead of being a hero like in his past projects, Cesar played the villain. He portrayed the role of Hector, an ex-member of the Philippine National Police – Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) who became a hitman after the demise of his wife. He had gunned down numerous leaders of crime groups and police officers, including Cardo’s grandfather Delfin (Jaime Fabregas).
Anne Curtis as Trina N. Trinidad
Who can miss out on the country’s most followed celebrity on social media, apart from being the foremost “It Girl,” fashion and lifestyle icon, and of course a brilliant award-winning actress, in taking a guest role on the top rating show?
Anne’s character, Trina, befits her true self and the audience’s imagination, being a foxy fashion designer on top of the world until her kidnapping that made her that damsel in distress waiting for our fabled hero to rescue her.
Christopher de Leon as Michael "Mike" Alonso
This legend has always been “first in mind” for any challenging, multi-dimensional movie or television multi-dimensional characters that resonate with us all. And Boyet, as always, delivered that kind of preeminence in the craft with the disdainful Michael, stepfather of the unwitting Trina.
How he shifted from the concerned fatherly figure to becoming the callous and brutal crime lord, who even victimized his own wife, was so spectacular and gripping for any viewer to fathom. Truly, an acting gem even the country’s most successful TV drama cannot afford to overlook as a guest.
Richard Yap as Mr. Philip Tang
From being the endearing “Papa Chen” in My Binondo Girl to the lovable “Ser Chief” on Be Careful With My Heart, Richard took a different, darker role on his stint on the show—indicative of how serious he was in pushing the limits in his acting craft.
Who would expect that this charming figure has become the leader of a child trafficking syndicate, Philip Tang, on the hunt by Cardo and his gorgeous alter-ego Paloma? While he did deliver a believable, loathsome character, Richard surely never lost the appeal that won the hearts of many.
Angelica Panganiban as Marta Maglipon/Jade Blanco
You would either laugh out loud with her antics or get awestruck by her vibrant, spirited personality, but Angelica is surely recognized for her impressive, memorable portrayals onscreen.
Her depiction of the drug mule Marta, who was also known as Jade, was stirring and impactful, as it clearly was a reverberating take on the tragic realities we face. Yet, the choice to reform and close the door on her vicious drug benefactors brings a moving message to all.
Iza Calzado as Colonel Olivia Buenaventura
Playing a strong female character is something so apt for Iza Calzado, whose stylish and poised projection onscreen depicts that tough persona and smarts. Being Col. Olivia Buenaventura is all the more fitting for Iza, who truly brought class and stature to the role.
While her appearance in the show was short-lived, it nevertheless became significant and memorable.
Gina Pareño as Maria Olga "Madam Olga" Fernandez
We are used to Gina as the mother or grandmother figure we all love. But in one of the rare times in her decades-old career, Gina played one notorious leader of a human trafficking syndicate victimizing young girls, whom she parlays on the flesh trade.
It truly was a refreshing change for the widely recognized veteran actress that expanded her illustrious craft.
Here are the other artists who made the program the biggest, most star-studded ensemble cast in history!
Agot Isidro as Verna Syquia-Tuazon
Tonton Gutierrez as SPO4 Pablo de Leon
Maricar Reyes as Isabel
Pokwang as Amor
Eric Quizon as Dr. Ivan Gomez
Gelli de Belen as Belinda Ojeda
Ritz Azul as Erica Nobleza
Jake Cuenca as Jonas Paulino
Elmo Magalona as Andrew Abella
Janella Salvador as Denise Paulino
Victor Neri as Mayor Anton Guerrero
Jay Manalo as Victor Mangubat
Meg Imperial as Maribel "Marie" Alegre
Cardo, ipinagtanggol si Marie sa mga nambastos na estudyante
John Regala as Congressman Randolf Subito
Cherry Pie Picache as Linda Aguilar
Carlo Aquino as Marlon Aguilar
James Blanco as Edwin Maniego
Paulo Avelino as Eric "Erwin" Maniego
Antoinette Taus as Maggie Padua
Tirso Cruz III as Judge Arturo Padua
Alessandra de Rossi as Rowena Macaraeg
Desiree del Valle as Monica Montenegro
Michael de Mesa as Ramil "Manager" Taduran
Jeric Raval as Gener Guinto
Ronnie Lazaro as Romano "Chairman" Recio
Maris Racal as Rona Carreon
Sam Pinto as Isabel
Simon Ezekiel Pineda as Honorio "Onyok" Amaba
Allan Paule as Melencio Aguilar
Julio Diaz as Julian Valerio
Xia Vigor as Keana Burton
Pen Medina as Fernan
Ian de Leon as Police S/Supt. Bartolome Catindig
Smokey Manaloto as Gordon Layug
Joem Bascon as Raymond
Polo Ravales as Brad
Mon Confiado as Mr. Cheng Lao
Wendell Ramos as Nelson Wong
Bembol Roco as Police C/Supt. Redentor Almario
Eddie Gutierrez as Police Director General (Chief PNP) Rodolfo D. Recto
Janus del Prado as Allan dela Paz/Jonel
TJ Trinidad as Attorney Patrick (Tomas' Lawyer)
Nonie Buencamino as Roberto Homer "Scarface" Dimayuga
Maria Isabel Lopez as Clarissa Subito
Albie Casiño as Richmond Subito
Valerie Concepcion as Nurse Andrea
Belle Mariano as Rachel S. Tuazon
Joey Marquez as Nanding Corpuz
Malou de Guzman as Lolit Fajardo-Corpuz
Art Acuña as Police S/Supt. (Colonel) Roy Carreon
Pepe Herrera as Benjamin "Benny" Dimaapi
Marc Acueza as Police S/Insp. Dino Robles
Rino Marco as Police S/Insp. Gregorio "Greg" Sebastian
Mhyco Aquino as Lorenz Gabriel
Lander Vera Perez as Alfred Borromeo
Susan Africa as Lorena
Justin Cuyugan as Apolinario "Apple" Mauricio
Jason Francisco as Arnold Cortes
Jayson Gainza as Jimboy Escaño
Christian Vasquez as Benedicto Vergel
Carlo Maceda as Douglas
Jake Roxas as Daniel
Spanky Manikan as Estong
Carlos Morales as Anton
Christopher Roxas as Marcelo
Jojit Lorenzo as Amado
Kristoffer King as Alwyn Recio
Aleck Bovick as Cora
Jess Lapid, Jr. as Police S/Insp. Raul Toribio
Bret Jackson as Matthew "Matt" Bale
Marco Gumabao as Jose Rafael "Joel" T. Olegario
Dominic Roque as PO3 Christian "Chris" Clemente
Beverly Salviejo as Cita "Yaya Cita" Roque
Izzy Canillo as young Ador de Leon and Cardo de Leon
Nash Aguas as teenage Ador de Leon and Cardo Dalisay
Al Vaughn Chier Tuliao as Ricardo "Ricky Boy" A. Dalisay, Jr.
Ronaldo Valdez as Leonardo Demetrio/Conrado "Ninong" Villegas
Emilio Garcia as Atong
Ricardo Cepeda as Police C/Insp. Albertino Tejada
Gerald Madrid as SPO2 Regalado
Paolo Serrano as SPO2 Soliman
William Martinez as Jomar
Atoy Co as Drug Fish Syndicate Leader
Daniel Fernando as Mr. Jack Chan
Jane Oineza as young Flora S. Borja
JC Santos as young Emilio Syquia
Sandino Martin as SPO2 Marlon Delgado
Inah Estrada as Cristina Nobleza