FPJ’s Batang Quiapo is a 2023 Philippine action drama television series directed by Malu Sevilla and starring Coco Martin and Lovi Poe. The series is a remake of the 1986 film of the same name, which was originally starred by Fernando Poe Jr.
The series tells the story of Cardo Dalisay (Martin), a young man who grew up in the streets of Quiapo, Manila. Cardo is a skilled fighter and a protector of the oppressed. He is also in love with his best friend, Joy Ramirez (Poe).
However, Cardo’s life is turned upside down when he is framed for the murder of a wealthy businessman. Cardo is forced to go on the run and become a fugitive. He must also clear his name and protect Joy from those who are trying to harm her.
- Coco Martin as Cardo Dalisay
- Lovi Poe as Joy Ramirez
- Jaime Fabregas as Don Emilio Ramirez
- Jestoni Alarcon as Chief Espinas
- Charo Santos-Concio as Dolores Dalisay
- Christopher de Leon as Don Julio Ramirez
- McCoy de Leon as Tanggol Ramirez
- Lito Lapid as Mayor Alberto Santos
- Mark Anthony Fernandez as Ramon “Bong” Espinas
- Bianca Umali as Maria “Lia” Dalisay
- Ariel Rivera as David Ramirez
- Cherry Pie Picache as Aling Magda
- John Arcilla as Renato “Buwitre” Hipolito
- Eddie Garcia as Don Eduardo Ramirez
- Susan Roces as Doña Clara Ramirez
Recap of October 12, 2023 episode
In the October 12, 2023 episode of Batang Quiapo, Cardo and Tanggol finally meet. Cardo is surprised to learn that Tanggol is his son, but he is happy to have finally found him.
Meanwhile, Don Julio is furious that Cardo is still alive. He orders his men to find Cardo and kill him.
Cardo and Tanggol go to Quiapo to visit Aling Magda. Aling Magda is happy to see Cardo and Tanggol, and she tells them about Cardo’s mother, Dolores.
Dolores is still alive, but she is in hiding. She is afraid of Don Julio, but she wants to see Cardo one last time.
Cardo and Tanggol decide to go to Dolores’ hiding place. However, they are followed by Don Julio’s men.
A fight ensues, and Cardo and Tanggol are outnumbered. However, they are able to defeat Don Julio’s men and escape.
Cardo and Tanggol finally meet Dolores. Dolores is overjoyed to see Cardo, and she tells him that she is proud of him.
Cardo tells Dolores that he will protect her from Don Julio. He also tells her that he will never give up until Don Julio is brought to justice.
The episode ends with Cardo and Dolores embracing.