Darating ang Umaga

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Darating Ang Umaga
Starring Eula Valdez
Vina Morales
Opening theme "Saan Darating Ang Umaga?" by Vina Morales
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, Tagalog, English
No. of episodes 183
Running time 30-45 minutes
Original channel ABS-CBN
Original run March 3, 2003 (2003-03-03) – November 14, 2003 (2003-11-14)

Darating ang Umaga (English: Till Morning Comes) is a Filipino drama made by ABS-CBN in 2003. Starring Vina Morales and Eula Valdez.


A medallion is crafted to bring fortune to the Banal Family and to their next generations of kin. Eventually, greed prevails and the medallion is broken into two, thereon carrying a curse in the entire Banal clan. The curse soon came in the form of a man named Don Lucio Riego de Dios. With his arrival in the lives of Milagros and Ramon, a cycle of endless and ruthless sufferings begin until these misfortunes are carried on to their daughters (Mira and Arriana) and to everyone they are bound to love. Their only chance to experience happiness and peace rests on the mending of the broken medallion. Don Lucio however, vows never to see the end of the curse on the Banals. It is Arriana’s mission to save her family from oppression, but it entails a sacrifice that may be far greater than what Arriana is able to make.


Supporting cast[edit]

  • Dante Rivero as Don Lucio Riego de Dios
  • Daria Ramirez as Milagros Banal-Cordero
  • Glydel Mercado as Gertrudis Del Fuego
  • Jerome John Hughes as Voltaire
  • Spanky Manikan as Ramon Reverente
  • Sharmaine Suarez as Savannah
  • Maribeth Bichara as Vennie
  • Aljon Jimenez as Dagon Del Fuego
  • Sarji Ruiz as Timothy Del Fuego
  • William Lorenzo as Dad
  • Beverly Salverjo as Rosea
  • Eva Darren as Olinda
  • Izza Ignacio as Tere
  • Maritoni Fernandez as Fiona
  • Emilio Garcia as Young Don Lucio
  • Bobby Andrews as Raymond de Dios
  • Lui Villaruz as Daniel (Impostor)


  • It was also re-aired twice in 2006 on Pinoy Central TV (now called Kapamilya Channel) and re-aired in 2007 in English.
  • In 2003 it became a 50th Soap Opera Offering on ABS-CBN's 50th Year of Television.
  • Vina Morales and Eula Valdez' first team up on Primetime Television as Siblings and Second in 2007's remake of Loida Virina's 80's Hit and long-running Soap "Flordeluna" which was retitled as "Maria Flordeluna".
  • The theme song of the soap-opera was originally performed by Raymond Lauchengco became the theme song of the 1983 film with the same title. In 2008, the theme song of the soap-opera entitled Saan Darating Ang Umaga? became an afternoon drama of ABS-CBN's rival station, the GMA Network as well as Pyra: Ang Babaeng Apoy in 2013. The theme song is recently used by another teleserye Budoy, aired on ABS-CBN.

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