My Daddy Dearest
|My Daddy Dearest|
|Created by||GMA Entertainment TV Group|
|Developed by||Denoy Navarro Punio|
|Written by||Marlon Miguel
John Kenneth de Leon
|Directed by||Don Michael Perez|
|Creative director(s)||Jun Lana|
Milkcah Wynne Nacion
|Opening theme||"My Daddy Dearest"
sung by Milkcah Wynne Nacion
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|Original language(s)||Filipino, Tagalog, English|
|No. of episodes||50 (Final)|
|Executive producer(s)||Leilani Feliciano Sandoval|
|Producer(s)||Lilybeth G. Rasonable|
|Location(s)||Metro Manila, Philippines|
|Cinematography||Carlos Montaño, Jr.|
|Camera setup||Multiple-camera setup|
|Running time||30-45 minutes|
|Original channel||GMA Network|
|Picture format||480i NTSC|
|Original release||June 11, 2012– November 2, 2012|
My Daddy Dearest is a Filipino drama-comedy series created and written by Denoy Navarro - Punio, under the helm of Don Michael Perez and produced by GMA Network. This series headlines Ogie Alcasid and Jolina Magdangal with JC Tiuseco, and Milkcah Wynne Nacion. The series premiered on June 11, 2012 replacing Alice Bungisngis and her Wonder Walis on GMA early primetime block and June 13, 2012 worldwide via GMA Pinoy TV.
Originally titled as Bongga Ka Tay! (lit. Dad, You Are Fabulous!, and also from the combination words Bong which is the name of the main character, and the Filipino gay lingo bongga which means fabulous) but was later changed to My Daddy Dearest.
Inspired on Sebastián Ortega's hit telenovela, Lalola, the series centers on Bong, played by Ogie Alcasid and his daughter Daisy, played by Milkcah Wynne Nacion. They've never been so close to each other and Bong, being a single parent and has no idea on how to raise his daughter all by himself. Daisy tried her best to get her dad's attention but because of one certain wish, everything goes beyond their imagination which changes Daisy's dad into a woman.
The series concluded on August 17, 2012 and replaced by Korean family drama, Smile, DongHae on its timeslot. It ran for 10 weeks with 50 episodes overall. It was the last local afternoon-primetime series on GMA until My BFF, Seasons of Love and Elemento two years later.
Bong, the son of a rich man who grew up without the guidance and care of his mother.
In the story, Bong is just like his father. He is a smooth "lady-killer" who lives the good life until he meets and falls in love with Rose who is a simple, loving woman who has a unique gift for growing and tending plants. Their love continues to blossom with the birth of a beautiful daughter named Daisy.
Unfortunately, fate has other plans for him and his family. Rose dies in a tragic accident during Daisy’s first birthday. As a result, Bong goes back to his old playboy ways, leaving his daughter to fend for herself. He is unaware of the daily torments that Daisy goes through in the hands of her Lola Mercedes, her Tita Daphne, and cousin Lily, who all want nothing more than to possess all of Bong’s inheritance, including the family company.
Despite the luxurious life she's living, Daisy feels lonely because of the absence of her father. Often, she finds refuge in her beloved mother’s garden, which unknown to her, is occupied by a small magical pixie named Winnie. Knowing Daisy’s pain, Winnie decides to help her by granting her one wish: for Daisy’s dad to become a mom instead!
Bong’s life turns upside down as he transforms from a Macho-Papa to a Sexy-Mama!
Meanwhile, Mercedes and her kin seize the opportunity and use Bong’s identity crisis as an excuse to take over the family company.
Cast and Characters
- Ogie Alcasid as Bong Adonis /Sampaguita /Bong Adonis Clone
- Jolina Magdangal as Rose Adonis/Camilla
- Milkcah Wynne Nacion as Daisy Adonis
- JC Tiuseco as Chris 'CJ' Javier
- Pauleen Luna as Winnie/Annie/Minnie/Reyna Ada/Various Pixie characters
- Pinky Amador as Mercedes Adonis
- Kyle Danielle Ocampo as Lily
- Sherilyn Reyes as Daphne
- Mike "Pekto" Nacua as Marco
- Ehra Madrigal as Ivy
- Menggie Cobarrubias as Juancho
- Richard Quan as Bryan
- Jan Manual as Jing
- Neil Ryan Sese as Val
- Nicky Castro as Junior
- This was the second TV project of Milkcah Wynne Nacion, Jolina Magdangal-Escueta and Pauleen Luna, after Iglot.
- This was also the second TV project of Milkcah and Ogie Alcasid, after Daldalita.
- This was also the last local early primetime series on GMA until My BFF, Seasons of Love and Elemento followed two years later in 2014.
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