Andres de Saya

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Andres de Saya
Genre Situational comedy, Drama
Created by Carlo J. Caparas
Written by Manny Pavia
Ferdie Aguas
Directed by Cesar Cosme
Starring Cesar Montano
Iza Calzado
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, Tagalog, English
No. of episodes 13
Executive producer(s) Wilma Galvante
Producer(s) GMA Entertainment TV Group
Running time 30–45 minutes
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original release May 28 (2011-05-28) – August 21, 2011 (2011-08-21)

Andres de Saya is a weekly sitcom of GMA Network starring Cesar Montano and Iza Calzado.[1] It is a TV remake of comic novel of Carlo J. Caparas.[2] It premiered on May 28, 2011 in the Philippines, replacing Mind Master's time slot.[3] The show premiered on GMA Pinoy TV on June 4 (Middle East); June 5 (North America, Asia-Pacific), one week after its original premiere.[4] but on July 24 they moved to Sunday replacing Show Me Da Manny.



Andres de Saya was first introduced as a form of comics, written by Carlo J. Caparas. Later on, in 1980, it was adapted into a film with Vic Vargas on the title role, and Gloria Diaz as his wife.[5] After which, two parts of the said movie followed. The second and third part of the movie which was shown in 1982 and 1986, respectively, was titled, Andres de Saya (Mabagsik na daw!) and Anomalya ni... Andres de Saya with Vargas and Diaz reprising their roles.


In this sitcom, Cesar plays as Andres "Andy" Taguyod, a seemingly perfect peg of a tough, macho man. He works as a bouncer in a "gimik" bar and provides for his kin; he does not aspire to be rich but his ultimate dream is to marry a woman he really loves.

When he met Matilde "Mat" Golpe de Oro (Iza), Andres knew that he has found the woman of his dreams. Matilde came from a well-off family and is a title holder in many beauty pageants. Although she was not initially attracted to Andres, circumstances brought them to each other's arms in a shotgun wedding.

One night, Matilde ended up in Andres' bed due to drunkenness and although nothing really happened between them, Matilde's grandmother made a big deal out of it. Lola Coring, played by Ms. Gloria Romero, insisted that the two get married despite the fact that she does not approve of Andres for her granddaughter.

What happens to Andres and Matilde after their forced marriage? Will Andres be able to win the heart of his strong-willed wife and the respect of his haughty grandmother-in-law? Or will he just be contented being the second-in-command in their house?

Follow this classic example of a man who would do anything for love, or whom people would often label as "under de saya." And see how Andres turns from being every-inch-a-man to a husband who crumbles and only answers "Yes, babe?" to all of Matilde's demands—be it doing the laundry, washing the dishes or cleaning the house.[4]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast
Extended cast
Former Cast (Guest Cast)

Season 1 and series endings[edit]

After a quite successful run, the show aired its finale episode on August 21, 2011 as its Season 1 ended (13 episodes), and was not renewed for a second season.[6][7]


  • The main cast both transferred to rival networks in 2012 (Cesar Montano in TV5 while Iza Calzado in ABS-CBN)
  • Julie Anne San Jose and Elmo Magalona with Jillian Ward worked again in Daldalita.