My Special Tatay

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My Special Tatay
My Special Tatay title card.jpg
Title card
Also known asThe Heart Knows[1]
Created byAgnes G. Uligan
Written by
  • Renei Dimla
  • Patrick Ilagan
Directed byL.A. Madridejos
Creative director(s)Roy C. Iglesias
StarringKen Chan
Theme music composerVehnee Saturno
Opening theme"Kahit Man Lang sa Pangarap" by Rita Daniela
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Tagalog
No. of episodes53
Executive producer(s)Joseph T. Aleta
Production location(s)Philippines
  • Robert Ryan Reyes
  • Noel Mauricio
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time26-30 minutes
Production company(s)GMA Entertainment Group
Original networkGMA Network
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 3, 2018 (2018-09-03) – present
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My Special Tatay (International title: The Heart Knows / lit. My Special Dad) is a 2018 Philippine television drama family series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by L.A. Madridejos, it stars Ken Chan in the title role. It premiered on September 3, 2018 on the network's Afternoon Prime line up replacing Hindi Ko Kayang Iwan Ka.


Boyet, a young man with mild intellectual disability who has a quiet and simple life with her mother, will be changed when they find out that he has a child. Despite their state in life and Boyet's condition, they will take care of the child along with the help of aunt Chona and Boyet's childhood friend, Carol.[2]

Cast and characters[edit]

Ken Chan portrays Boyet Mariano.
Lilet portrays Isay Mariano.
Lead cast
Supporting cast
Guest cast


According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Nationwide Urban Television Audience Measurement People in television homes, the pilot episode of My Special Tatay earned a 6.6% rating.[6] The series got its highest rating on October 16, 2018 with a 6.9% rating.[7]


  1. ^ "The Heart Knows". Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  2. ^ "My Special Tatay". Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  3. ^ Ilaya, Felix (July 31, 2018). "Ken Chan, to play a father with mild intellectual disability on 'My Special Tatay'". Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Tantiangco, Aya (August 3, 2018). "Ken Chan, balik-Afternoon Prime via 'My Special Tatay'; Lilet, balik-telebisyon". Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d "My Special Tatay: Ang nakaraan ni Isay Teaser". August 30, 2018. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
  6. ^ "GMA Drama on Twitter". September 4, 2018. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  7. ^ "Ken Chan on Twitter". Retrieved October 24, 2018.

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