Growing Up

Growing Up is a Filipino teen drama anthology series aired on ABS-CBN. It is top billed by Mara Clara stars Kathryn Bernardo, Julia Montes, Diego Loyzaga, Kiray Celis and EJ Jallorina with other teen casts Daniel Padilla of Gimik 2010, Neil Coleta of 100 Days to Heaven, and Yen Santos of Good Vibes.


Ella and Tammy are childhood best friends who belong to a set of friends that treat each other as family. As such, they have a mother figure in the person of their favorite teacher, Lisa Ortega , who guides their path in their fragile journey as teenagers. When Ms.Ortega is diagnosed with cancer, Ella and Tammy rally their friends to raise funds for their beloved teacher’s expensive medical treatment. They join various contests in a big event in their community, aiming to seize the biggest prizes. But doing so proves to be no easy task, as each of them discover their respective strengths and weaknesses that challenge the way they think, dream, and love, and in so doing become obstacles to their objective. In the end, they manage to reap the reward they worked for, only to find out that it’s better than they hoped for.

Official Trailer

Main Cast

  • Kathryn Bernardo as Mikaella “Ella” Dimalanta / Cassandra
  • Julia Montes as Samantha “Tammy” Magtoto
  • Daniel Padilla as Peter Romnick “Patrick” Rivero
  • Neil Coleta as Christian Mico “Tikoy” Navarro
  • Kiray Celis as Brigette Honey “Britney” Gunay
  • EJ Jallorina as William Kingston “Winston” del Rosario
  • Carlos Diego Loyzaga as Ejay Edison “Jason” Rivero
  • Yen Santos as Cassandra “Cassie” Montenegro
  • Memorable Scenes