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|Created by||Viva Television and GMA Network|
|Developed by||GMA Network|
|Directed by||Gil Tejada, Jr.|
Keempee de Leon
|Theme music composer||Vehnee Saturno|
|Opening theme||"Villa Quintana"
sung by Rockstar
|Ending theme||"Somewhere Down The Road" (Finale theme)
sung by Barry Manilow
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|Original language(s)||Filipino, Tagalog, English|
|No. of episodes||318 episodes|
|Executive producer(s)||Veronique del Rosario-Corpuz|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original channel||GMA Network|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original run||November 6, 1995– January 24, 1997|
|Related shows||Villa Quintana (2013 TV series)|
Villa Quintana is a Filipino drama series produced by VIVA Television and GMA Network top-billed Keempee de Leon and Donna Cruz in the lead characters. The series is derived from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The drama depicts the tragic love story of a young couple from different social classes.
Robert (Joel Torre) is the one and only son and heir of Don Manolo Quintana (Tony Mabesa) -- the most powerful man in Sitio Mabilog. He falls in love with the family's lowly helper, Lumen (Chanda Romero). Despite the difference of their social status, they manage to keep their love affair strong but hidden from anyone.
But the lover's fairy tale romance is suddenly jeopardized when Don Manolo discovers their secret relationship. The old Quintana strongly opposes and forces his son to marry Stella (Isabel Rivas), a daughter of another wealthy businessman and Robert's ex-girlfriend who is still head-over-heels in love with him. Weak-willed and no choice, Robert complies to what his father's wishes. With a heavy heart, he abandons Lumen and marries Stella.
Wallowing in grief and devastation, Lumen woes are aggravated further when she finds out that she's pregnant with Robert's child. Felix (Pen Medina), Lumen's friend and confidante who is also secretly in love with her, voluntarily marries Lumen to save her reputation and promises to keep the baby's real identity a secret.
Many years later...
Fate seems playing a game into Robert, Stella, Lumen and Felix as the history repeats itself -- this time, with their children, when Isagani (Keempee de Leon) and Lynette (Donna Cruz) fall in love with each other. But unlike their parents, the two are determined to fight for their love despite all odds. A love that heaven forbids and a tragic love story that starts to unfold from here.
Isagani and Lynette finally discovered the shocking truth about their blood relation -- that they are half-siblings. Things become more and more complicated as their families continue to fight with each other. Both having a hard time accepting their fate, there is one question that continues to run over their heads: are they mistaking their longing for one another as passionate love or sibling love?
Isagani and Lynette decide to elope for the second time, follow their hearts and leave everything behind. They run and run, until they end up in a chapel. In the altar, they promise that they will love no one but each other, forever. Isagani breaks a glass, and together, they cut their wrists.
Meanwhile, Leny (Stella's bestfriend and confidante) confesses to Robert the darkest secret of his wife, Stella -- that their daughter, Lynette is not actually his.
But it's too late...
The following morning, they found Isagani and Lynette at the front of a chapel's altar, hugged each other... lifeless.
Cast of characters
- Joel Torre as Robert Quintana
- Chanda Romero as Lumen Samonte
- Pen Medina as Felix Samonte
- Isabel Rivas as Stella Quintana
- Isabel Granada as Rochelle Quintana
- Lander Vera Perez as Jason Quintana
- Jessa Zaragoza as Patrice
- Richard De Dios as Paking
- Timmy Cruz as Elena Malvar
- Mia Gutierrez as Amparing
- Philip Lazaro as Danica
- Tony Mabesa as Don Manolo Quintana
- Fame delos Santos as Leny
- Carmen Enriquez as Doña Guada
- Archie Adamos as Gaston
- Mel Kimura as Ditas
- Onemig Bondoc as Alfon
- Naty Santiago as Manang Syon
1996 Star Awards for Television
- Villa Quintana - Best Drama Series
- Keempee de Leon - Best Drama Actor
- Isabel Rivas - Best Drama Actress
- Villa Quintana was the first soap opera to be aired on Philippine primetime television (after Anna Liza's reign), pitted against ABS-CBN's top-rating news show TV Patrol. After just a few weeks of airing, Villa Quintana beat TV Patrol in ratings, prompting ABS-CBN to transfer their afternoon soap opera, Mara Clara, to the same timeslot.
- Viva Films had plans to bring the popular TV series to the big screen, but the producers cancelled the project. However, Donna Cruz and Keempee De Leon top-billed several movies together after Villa Quintana.
- In one episode of the show during a Santacruzan festival the TGIS casts were the ones who participated in the parade.