The lives of two families are entwined by fate as they face love, deception and overcoming the greatest of odds. Tessa Ramirez (Lorna Tolentino) is a woman who became a high-powered lawyer but has always been pained by the kidnapping of her daughter years ago. The girl was fathered by her college sweetheart, Jaime Alferos (Gabby Concepcion), who promised to marry her after he studied overseas but never did. Tessa instead married Daniel Ramirez (John Estrada), a longtime friend who always loved her. But riddled with guilt over having Tessa’s daughter snatched from him by gunpoint, Daniel turns to a life of crime to support Tessa through law school. Angela “Ella” Alferos-Ramirez (Kristine Hermosa) grows up to become an attorney like her idol, Tessa, and her childhood love, Miguel Ramirez (Jericho Rosales), also becomes an attorney. After Tessa helps Miguel with the legal issues of his half-brother, Pip (Sid Lucero), she grows close to Miguel and thinks of him as her own son. Meanwhile, Pip meets Daniel in prison and Daniel also takes Pip under his wings and protects him. Meanwhile by a twist of fate, Jaime takes in Ella as his daughter, and Ella goes to work for Tessa at her law firm. When Tessa finds out that Ella’s father is Jaime, how will the collision of her past and present affect her future? “Destined Hearts (aka Dahil May Isang Ikaw)” is a 2009 Filipino teleserye directed by Jerry Lopez Sineneng and Rechie Del Carmen.