Sana Ngayong Pasko
|Sana Ngayong Pasko|
|Also known as||A Christmas Wish|
|Developed by||Senedy Que|
|Directed by||Mike Tuviera|
Christopher de Leon
JC de Vera
|Theme music composer||Jimmy Borja|
|Opening theme||"Sana Ngayong Pasko"
by Ariel Rivera
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|Original language(s)||Filipino, Tagalog, English|
|No. of episodes||25 episodes|
|Executive producer(s)||Wilma Galvante|
|Producer(s)||GMA Entertainment TV Group|
|Location(s)||Metro Manila, Philippines
Santa Maria, Bulacan, Philippines
|Camera setup||Multiple-camera setup|
|Running time||30-45 minutes|
|Original channel||GMA Network|
|Picture format||480i NTSC|
|Original run||December 7, 2009 – January 8, 2010|
|Related shows||Jillian: Namamasko Po|
Sana Ngayong Pasko or A Christmas Wish (international title) is a Philippine drama produced by GMA Network. It stars Susan Roces as a grandmother suffering with dementia, under the direction of Mike Tuviera. Since the show is a Christmas special, it only lasted until January 8, 2010. It premiered on December 7, 2009.
Sana Ngayong Pasko tells about the ill-fated life of retired teacher Remedios, who suffered terribly during the onslaught of typhoon Ondoy. With no one to turn to, Remedios yearns for her family she lost several years ago because her husband Pablo wrongfully accused her of having an affair with another man.
As the Christmas season begins, her only dream is to embrace her children and reunite with her family. More so, Remedios is running out of time because she is suffering from senile dementia. She needs to show how much she cares for the people she loves and at the same time resolve family issues before her memory fails her completely.
Unknown to Remedios, after Pablo threw her out of the house, he decided to take away all the photos and personal belongings of his wife. He wanted his children to forget their mother — even saying the name of Remedios was not permitted in the house.
Cast and characters
- Susan Roces as Remedios Dionisio
- Christopher de Leon as Gordon Dionisio, the elder son of Remedios. He is the father of Irene and Rigo.
- Gina Alajar as Felicidad "Fely" Dionisio, the only daughter of Remedios.
- TJ Trinidad as Stephen Dionisio, the youngest son of Remedios. He is the husband of Aisha and the father of Jopet.
- Dante Rivero as Pablo Dionisio, husband of Remedios.
- Eddie Gutierrez as Ernesto Dionisio, the brother of Pablo.
- Ces Quesada as Lola Narcisa
- JC de Vera as Rigo Dionisio, the only son of Gordon and boyfriend of Happy.
- Maxene Magalona as Irene Dionisio, the only daughter of Gordon and the eldest grandchildren of Remedios. She is also the girlfriend of Bernie.
- JC Tiuseco as Bernie, the boyfriend of Irene and the elder brother of Happy.
- Ynna Asistio as Happy, the boyfriend of Rigo and younger sister of Bernie.
- Jacob Rica as Jopet Dionisio, the only son of Stephen and Aisha.
- Francine Prieto as Aisha Dionsio, wife of Stephen.
- Carmina Villaroel as Young Remedios
- Zoren Legaspi Young Ernesto
- Jomari Yllana as Young Pablo
- Renz Valerio as Young Gordon
- Sandy Talag as Young Fely
- Dion Ignacio as Julius
- Pen Medina as father
- Ian Veneracion as Doctor Emmanuel
- Arnell Ignacio as Wanda
- Biboy Ramirez as Dannyboy
- Janine Desiderio as Divine
- Geoff Taylor as Teen Jopet
- Frencheska Farr as Elivra
- Yassi Pressman as Valeria
Awards & nominations
Sana Ngayong Pasko scored two nominations from the Seoul International Drama Awards for the Best Drama and Susan Roces for Best Actress. The result of the awards was yet to known on August 30, 2010.
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