Maging Akin Ka Lamang
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|Maging Akin Ka Lamang|
|Created by||VIVA Films|
|Directed by||Gil Tejada Jr.|
and Carlo Aquino
|Theme music composer||Tata Betita|
|Opening theme||"Maging Akin Ka Lamang" by Jonalyn Viray|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|Original language(s)||Filipino, Tagalog, English|
|No. of episodes||78|
|Executive producer(s)||Wilma Galvante|
|Running time||25-35 minutes|
|Original network||GMA Network And Globo|
|Picture format||480i SDTV|
|Original release||January 21– May 9, 2008|
Maging Akin Ka Lamang or Till You Are Mine (English title) is a Philippine drama aired on GMA Network. This was the sixth installment of Sine Novela. The original movie was released in 1987. It was aired worldwide on GMA Life TV.
The original movie, directed by the legendary director Lino Brocka, had four nominations and gave Lorna Tolentino another acting award for her role as Rosita Monteverde. For the remake, GMA writers wanted the series to be fit for TV: They extended the storyline by adding new elements that were never seen in the original movie and also added characters to make the story more meaningful. They agreed with VIVA Films that they will retain the original elements of the movie. Katrina Halili was the personal choice of Lorna Tolentino to reprise the latter's movie role as Rosita in the series. Due to Jennylyn Mercados pregnancy, she and boyfriend Patrick Garcia decided to drop out of the cast. Nadine Samonte and Polo Ravales were chosen as their replacement.
Maging Akin Ka Lamang unveils the intertwined lives of four people: Elsa Paruel (Nadine Samonte), a travel agent; Andy Abrigo (Polo Ravales), an ambitious OFW architect; Rosita Monteverde (Isabel Oli), a wealthy brat; and Ernie Balboa (Carlo Aquino), a businessman.
Elsa is an orphan working as a travel agent when she accidentally meets Andy, with whom she instantly falls in love. But rich heiress Rosita, Andy's childhood friend who is obsessed with him, will do everything to have the architect for herself. Rosita seduces him and they have a one-night stand. When Rosita's father, Augusto (Juan Rodrigo), finds out about his daughter's affair with Andy, his secretary's son, he sends Andy abroad. Afraid that Don Augusto will fire his mom Aida (Dexter Doria) from work, Andy has no choice but to go, leaving Elsa heartbroken.
But true love can wait. After five years, Andy returns and rekindles his romance with Elsa and eventually gets married. Andy and Elsa's marriage leaves Rosita devastated and vengeful.
Using her wealth and even her family friend Ernie, who is obsessed with her, Rosita steals Elsa's baby and makes it appear that the child died at birth. This leaves Elsa and Andy distraught.
After several years, Rosita comes back with Elsa's child who she has named Adrian (Jacob Rica). Is stealing Elsa's child enough to end Rosita's vengeance? Or is it just the start of her never-ending revenge and fury? And what if Elsa discovers her obsession; will she remain true and just to Andy? Is Andy's great love for Elsa enough to protect his family from Rosita's wrath? And will Ernie be able to find his much-needed space in Rosita's heart? Or will he just end up being the big loser?
Things are working out for Rosita as she uses the child against Andy and Elsa. The tables are about to turn on her when Andy's best friend Rick Rivera (Mike Tan) arrived from the States. During a lunch out Rick told Andy that he saw Rosita leave the country with a baby that Rosita claimed was her nephew. This revelation made Andy feel that the child Rosita introduced to him and Elsa is their child — he knew that Rosita is an only child so it's impossible for her to have a nephew or a niece. Andy realized that the rumors spreading that Rosita stole their child is true.
Elsa asked Rosita for help to make Adrian believe that Elsa is Adrian's real mother. Rosita wants Elsa to give Andy back to her to make Adrian believe that Elsa is her real mother. Elsa and Andy annulled to get Adrian from Rosita. Andy was supposed to go away in their wedding but Rosita still follows him on the airport. They were in the airport when Rosita was shot. Rosita died at the Hospital and buried to her house. Elsa promised to take care of Andy and Adrian. Elsa and Andy get married.
- Main Cast
- Nadine Samonte as Elsa Paruel-Abrigo
- Polo Ravales as Andy Abrigo
- Isabel Oli as Rosita Monteverde
- Carlo Aquino as Ernie Balboa
- Supporting Cast
- Mike Tan as Rick Rivera
- Jacob Rica as Adrian Monteverde
- Alicia Alonzo as Lola Leticia Paruel
- Pinky Amador as Carmen Paruel
- Dexter Doria as Aida Abrigo
- Arci Muñoz as Olive Paruel
- Juan Rodrigo as Don Augusto Monteverde
- Directed by: Gil Tejada Jr.
- Writers: Luningning Interino-Ribay
- Head Writer: Kit Villanueva-Langit
- Creative Consultant: Roy Iglesias
- Executive-in-charge of Production: Wilma Galvante
- Editor: Ricardo Gonzales
- Original theme music composer and lyricist: Tata Betita
"Maging Akin Ka Lamang" words and music by Tata Betita, arranged by Albert Tamayo, performed by Jonalyn Viray, originally sung by Pilita Corales for the original movie.
- Christopher De Leon as Andy Abrigo
- Lorna Tolentino as Rosita Monteverde
- Dina Bonnevie as Elsa Paruel - Abrigo
- Jay Ilagan as Ernie Balboa
- Toby Alejar as Rick Rivera
- TV remake of "Maging Akin Ka Lamang" starts taping in January 2008
- Lorna Tolentino asks for prayers for husband Rudy Fernandez
- FIRST READ ON PEP: Jennylyn Mercado and Patrick Garcia pulled out from Maging Aking Ka Lamang
- FIRST READ ON PEP: Nadine Samonte and Polo Ravales replace Jennylyn and Patrick in "Maging Akin Ka Lamang"
- Maging Akin Ka Lamang (1987)