The Promise (2007 film)

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The Promise
Screenshot of opening credits
Directed by Mike Tuviera
Produced by Annette Gozon-Abrogar(GMA Films)
Lily Monteverde(Regal Films)
Written by Raquel Villavicencio
Starring Richard Gutierrez
Angel Locsin
Music by Arnold Buena
Allan Feliciano
Cinematography Marissa Floirendo
Edited by Jay Halili
John David Hukom
Distributed by Regal Films
GMA Films
Release dates
  • February 14, 2007 (2007-02-14)
Running time
113 minutes
Country Philippines
Language Tagalog
Box office P80,000,000

The Promise (Filipino: Ang Pangako) is a Philippine movie. It was starred Richard Gutierrez and Angel Locsin.


A grandfather is walking along the beach when his grandchildren catch up to him and inquire about the lighthouse that looks over the waters. He replies by telling them that the lighthouse is older than he himself and tells him a story about it. The story is about a young girl named Andrea (Angel Locsin) and her older brother Jason whose parents work in a sugar cane field of a family called the De Veras. One day, Andrea finds a dirty boy hiding out in their truck. She screams for help and her father comes along, pities the boy and takes him in as his own son.

As the years go by and the children get older, Andrea and the boy, Daniel (Richard Gutierrez) grow very fond of each other while Jason becomes jealous of Daniel because of how much attention he has gotten from his family.

Now Andrea and Daniel are in their early twenties and one fateful day, Andrea's parents get into a car accident and die. Jason secretly comes back for his parents funeral and afterwards, he shows up at the hacienda and tells Daniel and Andrea that he is the head of the household and kicks Daniel out. The De Vera's children, Antonio (aka Anton,(TJ Trinidad)) and Monique, come back from studying abroad and their mother throws them a welcome home party. After hearing that Monique has returned, Andrea and Daniel go to check it out even though they weren't invited.

Anton then holds a box out in front of her and opens it, revealing a necklace with a diamond pendant. Daniel sees that Andrea is still wearing the locket that he gave her and he is surprised when she had to take it off just to try on Anton's necklace. Then Anton gets down on one knee and asks Andrea if she loves him. Despite her heart telling her the contrary, she sadly looks up at Daniel and says yes. Daniel is shocked to hear this after everything that he and Andrea have been through together. Anton then asks her to marry him and before she could answer, Daniel had already fled from the party. Andrea says she would think about it and runs off to find Daniel and explain things to him. She searches everywhere but once she gets to his house, she finds no one and has concluded that he took all his savings and ran away.



Year Award-Giving Body Category Recipient Result
2008 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards[2] Prince of Philippine Movies Richard Gutierrez Won
Princess of Philippine Movies Angel Locsin Won


  1. ^ The Promise full credits,, n.d. Accessed last April 22, 2007.
  2. ^ "The 38th Box-Office Entertainment Awards (Part 2)". Retrieved 2014-05-24.

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