Babaeng Hampaslupa

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Babaeng Hampaslupa
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Also known asThe Poor Heiress
女游民
GenreSoap opera
Created byTV5 Network
Directed byEric Quizon
Joyce Bernal
StarringAlex Gonzaga
Susan Roces
Alice Dixson
Opening theme"Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin" by Faith Cuneta
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Filipino, Tagalog, English, Min Nan
No. of episodes113
Production
Executive producer(s)Manuel V. Pangilinan
Production location(s)Malabon, Philippines
Running time30-45 minutes
Release
Original networkTV5
Picture formatNTSC
Original releaseFebruary 7 (2011-02-07) –
July 15, 2011 (2011-07-15)

Babaeng Hampaslupa (The Hapless Woman; simplified Chinese: 女游民; traditional Chinese: 女遊民; pinyin: Nǚ yóumín) is a 2011 soap opera aired in the Philippines by TV5 and starred Susan Roces along with Alice Dixson and Alex Gonzaga and is directed by Eric Quizon and Joyce Bernal.

The timeslot was changed through the April 2011 season to 9pm the original time the series was normally shown was 8:30pm and moved up to 9:00-9:30pm after its primetime suspense series Mga Nagbabagang Bulaklak on its primetime block.

Story[edit]

Babaeng Hampaslupa tells the story of two clans, the Wongs and the Sees. A modern-day fairytale set on the boundaries between the Filipino and Chinese community.

Three generations of women tell a story and cope in the inner strength in the eyes of their faiths looking for love, respect, power, and self happiness.

The story also chronicles on lost loves between Helena See (Susan Roces) and George Wong (Freddie Webb) and the powerful manipulative Edward Wong (Eddie Garcia). The soap also shows flashbacks of young Helena See (Sheryl Cruz) with the Wong brothers, young George Wong (Mico Palanca) and young Edward Wong (Bernard Palanca).

The powerful love between Anastacia See/Diana Wong (Alice Dixson) and Charles Wong (Jay Manalo) and the vindictive Katarina Manansala Wong (Bing Loyzaga), Charles' manipulative wife turned ex in his perspective and Harry Bautista (Wendell Ramos), the newfound love in Anastacia/Diana's life.

And the eternal love between Grace/Elizabeth (Alex Gonzaga) whose life eternally unfolds in her fate, as she will learn betrayal and love between Nato (Alwyn Uytingco) and Andrew (Martin Escudero).

But between all their trials and tribulations they will face, who will they truly love and be with in the end of all their success?

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

Extended cast[edit]

Special participation[edit]

Characters[edit]

Wong family[edit]

  • Grace Mallari/Elizabeth Wong/Grace Elizabeth Wong
  • George Wong
  • Edward Wong
  • Charles Wong
  • Katarina Wong / Katarina Manansala
  • Stephanie / Elizabeth Wong (impostor)
  • William Wong
  • Margaret Wong
  • Elizabeth Wong (George Wong's first wife)

See family[edit]

  • Helena See
  • Diana Wong/Anastacia See
  • Andrew See

Soundtrack[edit]

The following song is the main song in the series:

  • "Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin" - Babaeng Hampaslupa's official theme, performed by Faith Cuneta.
  • Dubbed to be the best series ever that TV5 produced and the first teledrama offering in the first quarter of 2011.
  • This series is shot at the Hwa Chong Temple in Malabon, Philippines.

Critical reception[edit]

  • The series had a critical response of becoming a new landmark to primetime TV series.
  • It received an extension till July 11 due to its well received ratings and reviews.
  • Veteran actors Susan Roces and Eddie Garcia were previously seen in a MMK episode back in 2008.
  • Alice Dixson was given praise for her role in the drama series as heroine/antagonist.

Syndication[edit]

Philippines Philippines: Fox Filipino

International broadcast[edit]

Country Network Title
United States KIKU TV The Poor Heiress
Kenya NTV The Poor Heiress

See also[edit]

References[edit]