release date (philippines) 10 March 2014
Romance, Drama

No Greater Love (Ikaw Lamang)


The story begins in the 1960’s, a time when a great wall divided the sugar barons and the sacadas (sugar plantation workers) of Central Philippines. Samuel, a sacada, falls in love with Isabelle, daughter of the landed elite. Both try to defy the odds but fail to bridge their opposing worlds, forcing them to go their
separate ways. Isabelle ends up marrying Franco, son of wealthy landowners, and they have a daughter named Natalia. Meanwhile, the heartbroken Samuel’s one night stand with his loyal friend Mona results in their marriage and the birth of their son, Gabriel.

A few years pass and Samuel becomes the leader of the sacadas fighting against the injustices of their landowners. Isabelle is a battered wife who remains trapped in a world where she has no voice. She has given birth to another daughter, Andrea, who Franco believes was fathered by Samuel. Franco, now the
corrupt mayor of their town, is challenged by Samuel in his campaign to be the next Governor. Violence instigated by Franco’s camp results in tragedy and endangers both the families ofSamuel and Isabelle. Isabelle finally decides to leave Franco and consents with Samuel’s plan to flee to Manila with her daughters.

Franco gets wind of their plan and manages to snatch Natalia from Isabelle. He plants a bomb on the ship where Samuel, Isabelle, their children and their immediate families have boarded going to Manila. The bomb explodes. Samuel, Isabelle, Gabriel and Andrea find themselves losing their beloved ones and separated by fate.

It is now the present time and Samuels’s son Gabriel and Isabelle’s daughter Andrea, who are both spitting images of their parents, meet under serendipitous circumstances, unknowing of their parents’ past. They develop feelings for each other but their chance at romance is once again threatened by circumstance.

Gabriel vows to exact revenge on Franco who is now a powerful senator. He takes advantage of Natalia’s vulnerability and uses her to anchor his grand plan against Franco. Meanwhile, Andrea, who grew up with adoptive parents, is later reunited with Franco and Natalia.

Will the love of Samuel and Isabelle, seemingly reborn in Gabriel and Andrea, survive this time?

Franco walks away with impunity, having been elected as Senator and rumored to be eyeing the presidency. Gabriel begins his revenge against him by sabotaging Natalia's wedding to James as he produces photos showing the latter flirting with another woman.

A kind-hearted jail warden named Roman helps Samuel escape from jail. Samuel eventually locates Calixto, Lupe and Gabriel. In order to begin life anew and help Gabriel exact revenge against Franco, he and Calixto briefly return to Salvacion to dig and sell the gold bars that were buried with Maximo when he was buried alive by Gonzalo and Pacquito before the ship explosion.

Isabelle, introducing herself as Dolores, helps Esther  after the latter collapses in a public market. She becomes friends with Esther and Roger, and later meets Jacq, whom she is able to recognize as her daughter Andrea.

Gabriel enters into a relationship with Natalia only to destroy their relationship later on in favor of Jacq (whose real identity Gabriel is not yet aware of) as part of his revenge against Franco. While courting her, Gabriel follows her to Salvacion, accompanied by Jacq. Natalia informs her father's chief of staff and
mistress Tessa (Mylene Dizon) about somebody who looks like her mother. The paths of Franco and Jacq then cross as a DNA test proves a father-daughter relationship between them.

Franco holds a party introducing Andrea as his daughter. Isabelle sneaks into the party and Franco sees her. Franco manages to have his wife and children live in the same home, and resorts to devilish means to prevent Isabelle and Andrea from escaping again. Franco and Isabelle supposedly renew their vows, but
Isabelle hints that she cannot love Franco the same way she loves Samuel. During this occasion, Samuel and Gabriel successfully rescue Andrea and Isabelle, but later on Natalia can only helplessly watch as Franco ruthlessly murders Samuel.

Charges of murder, falsification of documents and domestic violence are filed against Franco but despite a legislative hearing and the issuance of a warrant of arrest against him by the NBI, he refuses to surrender, holding Andrea hostage. Franco and Gabriel go on a duel in a ship but Franco falls off the ship to his
death after getting pierced by the ship's anchor. In the end, Andrea marries Gabriel and it is implied that Gabriel has regained the land in Salvacion that Franco took away from his family.


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