Juanita Banana

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Juanita Banana
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Created by Pablo S. Gomez
Directed by Jeffrey R. Jeturian
Rechie Del Carmen
Starring Bianca Manalo
Opening theme "Mucha Juanita" by Rico J. Puno
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, English
No. of episodes 85
Running time 30-45 minutes
Production company(s) Star Creatives
Original network ABS-CBN
Picture format NTSC (480i)
Original release October 25, 2010 (2010-10-25) – February 18, 2011 (2011-02-18)
External links
Website juanitabanana.abs-cbn.com

Juanita Banana is a Philippine comedy drama created by Pablo S. Gomez. It stars Binibining Pilipinas 2009-Universe, Bianca Manalo in the title role.[1][2][3] It aired from October 25, 2010 to February 18, 2011. replacing Rosalka.


1968 film[edit]

Juanita Banana had a movie adaptation in 1968, starring Rosemarie Sonora as Juanita, Pepito Rodriguez, the late Ricky Belmonte, German Moreno and Bella Flores which was produced by Pablo S. Gomez.[4]

A young woman tries to catch a teardrop from a banana tree’s heart believing that it gives her magical powers but she gets the fascination of a dwarf prince who uses his own magic to grant her every wish.


Villa Family[edit]

  • Bianca Manalo as Juanita Villa
  • Lito Pimentel as Val Villa
  • Trina Legaspi as Daldit Villa
  • Aaron Junatas as Bubwit Villa
  • Isay Alvarez as Belen Villa

Buenaventura Familya[edit]

The Dwarfs[edit]

  • Matt Evans as Prinsipe Rikitik
  • Carlos Morales as Haring Bradpitik
  • Kalila Aguilos as Reyna Sirikit
  • Joma Labayen as Ngititik
  • David Chua as Walastik
  • Lui Villaruz as Pepetik

Supporting Cast[edit]

Special Participation[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Juanita Banana: Feature Article retrieved via www.abs-cbn.com 10-23-2010
  2. ^ Bianca Manalo is excited to work with Matt Evans and Rodjun Cruz in Juanita Banana Archived 2010-10-27 at the Wayback Machine. retrieved via www.push.com.ph 10-24-2010
  3. ^ Bianca Manalo on Juanita Banana: ‘Blessed lang po talaga ako’ Archived 2010-10-20 at the Wayback Machine. retrieved via www.push.com.ph 10-16-2010
  4. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0343874/ Juanita Banana (1968) on IMDB