Nang Ngumiti ang Langit

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Nang Ngumiti ang Langit
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Also known asMichaela[1]
GenreDrama
Family
Created byMel Mendoza-Del Rosario
Written by
  • Denise O'Hara
  • Michael Bryan Transfiguracion
  • Ruel Montañez
  • Erica Bautista
  • Mark Gopez
  • Jimuel dela Cruz
Directed by
  • FM Reyes
  • Marinette Natividad-de Guzman
StarringSophia Reola
Opening theme"Yakap Mo" by Lara Maigue
ComposerJonathan Manalo
Country of originPhilippines
Original languageFilipino
No. of episodes147 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producersCarlo Katigbak
Cory Vidanes
Laurenti Dyogi
Ruel Bayani
Producers
  • Edgar Joseph J. Mallari
  • Minelle Nielo Espiritu
  • Rizza Gonzales-Ebriega
Production locationsMetro Manila, Philippines
Editors
  • Jay Mendoza
  • Mai Marcial
  • BJ Karganilla
  • Kristine Hortaleza
  • Renz Amisola
  • John Paul Ponce
Running time28–35 minutes
Production companyRGE Drama Unit
DistributorABS-CBN Entertainment
Release
Original networkABS-CBN
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseMarch 25 (2019-03-25) –
October 18, 2019 (2019-10-18)

Nang Ngumiti ang Langit (International title: Michaela / transl.When the Heaven Smiled) is a 2019 Philippine drama television series starring Sophia Reola. The series was aired on ABS-CBN's PrimeTanghali noontime block and worldwide on The Filipino Channel from March 25 to October 18, 2019, replacing Playhouse and was replaced by I Have a Lover.

Premise[edit]

Michaela "Mikmik" Dimaano is a bright, wise cracking 9-year-old girl living happily with her mother Ella and her adoptive grandmother Ester in a quiet province. Everything changes when Ella is diagnosed with late onset leukemia, the same time Mikmik discovers her true relations to Divina Salvador, a wealthy businesswoman. In order to pay for her mother's medication, Mikmik, with the help of Ester, visits Divina but is rejected, as Ella is blamed for her step-brother Eric’s death. Ella then dies, and Mikmik is taken by Ruth, her late mother's best friend, to live with the Salvadors.

The Salvador family consists of the matriarch, Divina – the wife of the late Gabriel Salvador and head of El Salvador Builders, Katrina – a business executive and wife of Divina’s late son Eric, and Katrina’s daughters: the harsh and envious Amber, and the misguided but kind hearted Britney. Mikmik immediately finds refuge and comfort in Benjie and Ruth's son Joseph, but has to face the spite and cruelties of her cold step-grandmother Divina, her wicked step-aunt Katrina, and her older step-cousin Amber. Divina and Katrina’s hatred stem from the fact that Mikmik is the only rightful heir to the Salvador wealth: Ella is the legitimate child of Gabriel as his marriage with her mother Letty was not annulled, making Divina a mistress, and Eric was Divina's adoptive son, due to the fact she cannot bear children.

When a mysterious man from the past named Michael Villaluna resurfaces and creates a paternal connection with Mikmik, things escalate to greater heights. As family feuds worsen, no lies will remain undiscovered, no secrets will remain unrevealed, and eventually Mikmik will get the happiness and the complete family that she truly deserves.

Cast and characters[edit]

Cristine Reyes portrays Katrina Balingit-Salvador.
Shaina Magdayao portrays Grace Andrada-Villaluna.
Main cast
Supporting cast
  • Pilar Pilapil as Doña Divina Salvador[5]
  • Dante Rivero as Don David Villaluna[6]
  • Matet de Leon as Ruth Estacio-Dimagmaliw[8]
  • Keempee de Leon as Benjamin "Benjie" Dimagmaliw[9][8]
  • Ces Quesada as Ester Dimaano[8]
  • Michelle Vito as Anna Defensor
  • Vance Larena as Kokoy Santos[10]
  • Moi Bien as Barbie Dimaculangan
  • Lotlot Bustamante as Marilyn Ledesma
  • Pat Liwanag as Chichi Magbanua
  • Hyubs Azarcon as Leroy "Roy" B. Gonzales
  • Ethyl Anne Osorio as Sarah Perez
  • Teroy Guzman as Atty. Reynante "Nante" Castillo
  • Nina Ricci Alagao as Atty. Liberty Sandejas
  • Heart Ramos as Britney B. Salvador[5]
  • Krystal Mejes as Amber B. Salvador[5]
  • Miguel Vergara as Joseph E. Dimagmaliw[8]
Guest cast
  • Kaye Abad as Ella D. Salvador[2]
  • Rafa Siguion-Reyna as Eric Salvador[5]
  • Isay Alvarez as Leticia "Letty" Dimaano-Salvador
  • Leo Rialp as Gabriel Salvador
  • Tetchie Agbayani as Elizabeth Villaluna
  • Carlos Morales as Lloyd
  • Jaycee Parker as Glenda
  • Rhed Bustamante as young Ella
  • Hannah Lopez Vito as young Anna
  • Gwen Zamora as young Divina
  • Mico Palanca as young Gabriel
  • Jennica Garcia as young Letty
  • Victor Silayan as young Nante
  • Veyda Inoval as young Katrina
  • Izzy Canillo as young Michael
  • Althea Ruedas as young Mikmik
  • Malou Canzana as Alexis
  • Levi Ignacio as Rogelio
  • Paolo Serrano as Victor
  • JB Agustin as Biboy
  • Isaac Reodica as Rocky
  • Elisia Parmisano as Rachel
  • Althea Guanzon as Diana
  • Pipay Navarro as Ashley
  • Kazumi Porquez as province kid

Broadcast[edit]

Nang Ngumiti ang Langit premiered on ABS-CBN on March 25, 2019.[11]

Timeslot Block[edit]

It was the last late-morning drama series to be produced by the network before the COVID-19 pandemic and its shutdown in May 2020.

Rerun[edit]

Re-runs were aired on cable channel Jeepney TV every weeknights from January 6, 2020 to March 13, 2020, also aired on Kapamilya Channel and free-to-air channel A2Z every weekday afternoons from July 26, 2021 to February 18, 2022 replacing the reruns of Magpahanggang Wakas and was replaced by the reruns of Be My Lady, and on web-based channel Kapamilya Online Live every weekday midnight from August 4, 2022 to September 23, 2022 replacing the reruns of Marinella and was replaced by the reruns of Ang Munting Paraiso

Ratings[edit]

Kantar Media National TV Ratings
(11:30AM PST)
Pilot Episode Finale Episode Peak Average
15.8%
March 25, 2019[12]
21.3%
October 18, 2019[13]
21.3%
October 18, 2019[13]
16.9%


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michaela".
  2. ^ a b Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit: Meet Dimaano Family. ABS-CBN Entertainment. March 15, 2019.
  3. ^ Siazon, Rachelle (November 18, 2018). "Cristine Reyes ready to start over with new ABS-CBN teleserye". Philippine Entertainment Portal.
  4. ^ Anarcon, James Patrick (March 6, 2019). "Cristine Reyes returns to playing kontrabida after 12 years". Philippine Entertainment Portal.
  5. ^ a b c d e Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit: Meet Salvador Family. ABS-CBN Entertainment. March 15, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit: Meet Villaluna Family. ABS-CBN Entertainment. March 15, 2019.
  7. ^ "Shaina Magdayao join cast to Nang Ngumiti ang Langit". ABS-CBN news. August 8, 2019. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  8. ^ a b c d Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit: Meet Dimagmaliw Family. ABS-CBN Entertainment. March 22, 2019.
  9. ^ Anarcon, James Patrick (October 9, 2018). "Keempee de Leon returns to ABS-CBN after 16 years for this project". Philippine Entertainment Portal.
  10. ^ Talabis, Louise Danielle (February 13, 2019). "Vance Larena describes co-star Cristine Reyes as a "great woman"". Philippine Entertainment Portal.
  11. ^ Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit Full Trailer: Coming Soon on ABS-CBN!. ABS-CBN Entertainment. March 5, 2019. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
  12. ^ "National TV Ratings (March 25, 2019 – Monday)". ABS-CBN Corporate. March 26, 2019. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  13. ^ a b "National TV Ratings (October 17–20, 2019)". ABS-CBN Corporate. October 21, 2019. Retrieved October 21, 2019.

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