Pangako Sa ’Yo

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Pangako Sa ’Yo
Title card for Pangako Sa 'Yo
Genre Drama, Romance
Created by ABS-CBN
Developed by Star Cinema
Written by Emman dela Cruz
Ted Boborol
Michiko Yamamoto
Creative director(s) Olivia M. Lamasan
Starring Kristine Hermosa
Jericho Rosales
Eula Valdez
Jean Garcia
Theme music composer Rey Valera (arranged by Homer Flores)
Opening theme "Pangako Sa 'Yo" by Vina Morales / April Boy Regino
Country of origin Philippines
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 486
Executive producer(s) Ellen Nicholas Criste
Running time 30 minutes
Original channel ABS-CBN
Original release November 13, 2000 (2000-11-13) – September 20, 2002 (2002-09-20)
Related shows Pangako Sa ’Yo (2015)
External links

Pangako Sa ’Yo (lit. This I Promise You) is a primetime soap opera series produced and broadcast by the Philippine media network ABS-CBN. It is dubbed the first "teleserye" on Philippine television. It starred Kristine Hermosa and Jericho Rosales. The soap, which ran from 2000 to 2002, spanned 486 episodes at 30 minutes each. The show posted an all time high rating of 64.9% during its September 2002 series finale, posting the country's second highest rating for any episode by a TV series next to Esperanza and Labs Ko Si Babe, and the highest rated finale episode for any Filipino TV series.[citation needed]


The story begins with the romance between Amor de Jesus (Eula Valdez) and Eduardo Buenavista (Tonton Gutierrez). Eduardo's mother, Doña Benita (Liza Lorena), opposes the relationship since Amor was a housemaid and because she wanted Eduardo to marry Claudia (Jean Garcia) for political reasons. Doña Benita asked Eduardo's brother, Diego (Jestoni Alarcon), who has a crush on Amor, to separate them. On seeing Diego trying to rape Amor, Eduardo mistook it as them having a relationship, breaking his heart and prompting him to marry Claudia. A now-pregnant Amor is banished from the Buenavista hacienda, and she returns to living with her mother at the dumpsite. She vows revenge on the Buenavista family when she finds out that Eduardo has married Claudia.

After giving birth to a girl named María Amor (who turned out to be Yna) (Kristine Hermosa), Amor and her friend Lourdes (Amy Austria) survived by working in clubs. Amor caught the eye of a rich American named James Powers, who brings her to the United States. She leaves her child and mother named Chayong (Perla Bautista) at the dumpsite and sends money to them from time to time. James Powers proves abusive towards Amor, forbidding her from returning home when a landslide hit the dumpsite. Amor think that her mother and daughter had died, and in retaliation does not get her husband medical help when he suffered a stroke. Powers dies, and Amor inherits his fortune.

Eduardo and Claudia had two children: Angelo (Jericho Rosales) and Lia (Jodi Sta. Maria). Eduardo is the governor of the province of Punta Verde while Claudia has become the ever-elusive Gambling Queen. Angelo is a rebel who dislikes his father while Lia is a sweet, devout Catholic teenager whose feelings everyone wants to protect.

Amor's daughter survives the landslide and is adopted by Isko (Cris Daluz) and Belen Macaspac (Eva Darren). They already had a son named Caloy (Jay Manalo), who hated Yna. The couple found drawings Eduardo made for Amor, signed "Ynamorata" near the abandoned child, so they decided to call the little girl they found Ynamorata. Isko and Belen soon had another child, Flerida (Hazel Ann Mendoza).

Doña Benita regretted forcing Eduardo to marry Claudia, as her daughter-in-law turned out to be cruel. She tried to explain on her deathbed that it was she who broke his relationship with Amor, but died before explaining. To atone for her sins, Doña Benita's spirit haunts the dreams of the grown Yna.

By accident, Yna and Eduardo meet, and Yna dreams of Doña Benita showing her that her past lies in the Buenavista family. Intrigued, she gets a job working as a housemaid for the family. Yna and Angelo fall in love, much to Claudia's chagrin. She looks down on maids, and actively makes Yna's life a living hell.

Amor Powers returns to the Philippines from the United States after making a name for herself in the business world. Amor had been all the while planning her revenge on the Buenavista family, whom she blamed for her past sufferings as well as the assumed death of her child. The dilemma is that, after finding out that Yna's true father is Eduardo, Angelo and Yna are therefore half-siblings. It is later revealed that Angelo's biological father is not Eduardo, and it was initially thought to have been Simon (John Arcilla), Claudia's former, impoverished lover. It is later revealed that Diego (who is adopted) sired Angelo with a poor woman named Thelma who had died.

It turns out that Claudia had a daughter with Simon; Claudia's father later switched the babies after Doña Benita demanded a male heir to the family fortune (the boy that replaced the girl was revealed to be Angelo). The daughter's name was Maria Amor (Dianne dela Fuente), and she was raised by an old woman named Puríng (Anita Linda), who had her believing she was Amor's daughter. Everyone, including Claudia, later on briefly mistook Maria Amor (whose birth name was Clarissa) to be Amor and Eduardo's daughter.

To exact revenge on Amor, Claudia kills Maria Amor, but later finds out the girl's true identity as her daughter. When she reconciles with everyone at Yna and Angelo's wedding, she sees her daughter's spirit and begs forgiveness. Claudia is jailed, and receives her daughter's ashes.

The end of the series sees everyone happy and reunited with their true loves: Yna marries Angelo, Claudia marries Simon inside prison, while Amor and Eduardo wed at last.


Main cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

Extended cast[edit]

  • Nikka Valencia as Julieta Macaspac
  • Jay Manalo as Caloy Macaspac
  • Luis Alandy as David
  • Carlo Muñoz as Mark
  • Liza Lorena as Doña Benita Buenavista
  • Ricky Davao as Tony Banks
  • Sally Baderes as Nimfa Macaspac
  • Rey Kilay as Cookie
  • Ernie David as Digoy
  • Dante Castro as Warden
  • Ian Galliguez as Chinee
  • Perla Bautista as Chayong de Jesus
  • Flora Gasser as Pacita
  • Mosang as Doray
  • Monina Bagatsing as Rizza
  • Ernie Zarate as Mayor Enrique Zalameda
  • Richard Quan as Benjie Gatmaytan
  • Dennis Trillo as Ruel
  • Melissa Mendez as Minerva Capito
  • John Arcilla as Simon Barcial
  • Kristine Garcia as Elizabeth
  • Ilonah Jean as Cherry Barcial
  • Georgina Sandico as Grace Magpantay
  • Connie Chua as Panying
  • Gigette Reyes as Debra
  • Gladys Reyes as Norina
  • Roi Rodrigo as Miguel
  • Ramon Christopher as Cris
  • Ronnie Quizon as Badeo
  • Gino Paul Guzman as Rebel
  • Mike Lloren as Albert
  • Toffee Calma as Arman/Eman
  • Jeffrey Hidalgo as Kenneth
  • Corrine Mendez as Shiela
  • Jane Zaleta as Julie Anne
  • Gem Ramos as Lia's Friend
  • Rodney Shattara as Lia's Friend
  • Paolo Contis as Vinny
  • Mico Palanca as Lia's Friend
  • Berting Labra† as Mang Pepe
  • Joed Serrano as Joed
  • Anita Linda as Puring San Juan
  • Raquel Villavicencio as Dr. Castillo
  • Erwin Tulfo as Himself (Cameo)
  • Phoemela Baranda as Queenie Bermudez
  • James Cooper as James
  • Leni Rivera as Pinky Lee
  • Alfred Vargas as Dyno Zuryete
  • Ina Raymundo as Eidelwess Guttenberg
  • Denise Laurel as Chammy
  • Jon Achaval as Enrico
  • Mark Acueza as Kit
  • Froilan Sales as Rufo Delgado
  • Maribeth Bichara as Charisma Ledesma
  • Lucita Soriano† as Lola Gaying
  • Bing Davao as Lorenzo dela Merced
  • Suzette Ranillo as Fatima dela Merced
  • Jiro Manio as Kokoy dela Merced
  • Onemig Bondoc as Errol Garcia
  • Juan Rodrigo as Fr. Crispin Arenas
  • Roderick Lindayag as Dolfo
  • Tara Ballesca as Young Bea Bianca
  • Rene Pangilinan as Rene
  • Gerard Pizzaras
  • Pocholo Montes
  • Chinggoy Alonzo
  • Vic Vargas

Production credits[edit]

  • Directors: Jerry Lopez-Sineneng, Trina Dayrit, Rory Quintos
  • Screenwriters: Tammy Bejerano, Theodore Boborol, Emman de la Cruz, Dado C. Lumibao and Michiko Yamamoto
  • Producers: Ellen Nicolas Criste and Malou N. Santos

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • Asian Television Awards 2001: Runner Up - Best Drama Series
  • Asian Television Awards 2001: Highly Commended - Best Direction (Long Form)
  • 15th PMPC Star Awards for Television: Best TV Series
  • 15th PMPC Star Awards for Television: Best Actress - Eula Valdez
  • 16th PMPC Star Awards for Television: Best Actress - Jean Garcia

International releases[edit]

Pangako Sa ’Yo (known internationally as The Promise) was a successful hit in China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, and Singapore. Outside Asia, it was also shown in Kenya, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania, Namibia, Zambia, Botswana and Uganda, making African audiences instant fans of Hermosa and Rosales.[1]

Its highest rating in Indonesia was 50.8%, beating the highest rating of Full House which was 50.5%. It was the opening and hit TV series on Bukedde TV 1 in Kampala, Uganda and people would leave their work with one word on their lips "Yna", the lead character of the show.[2]

After its top-rating broadcast on local television, Pangako Sa ’Yo was aired on ABS-CBN’s international TV network The Filipino Channel (TFC) in 2007. Reruns of the show are currently being shown in North America via Cinema One Global, an international TV channel affiliate of TFC.[3]

The soap opera was shown (or currently showing) in:

Cambodian adaptation[edit]

Cambodia's The Promise (2013) title card.

The Philippines most successfully distributed canned TV series worldwide, Pangako Sa ’Yo ("The Promise"), has been localized in Cambodia after Cambodian Television Network (CTN) bought its format from ABS-CBN, the Philippines' leading and largest multimedia conglomerate.[4]

Cambodia's The Promise (Khmer:សន្យាស្នេហ៍) was aired on 2013 with 198 episodes. Based on a gripping story from the Philippines about power, corruption and love, the scenario has been adapted to suit the Cambodia cultural context and audience sensitivities. The Promise was broadcast peak-time on CTN, Cambodian's most popular TV channel, running three shows a week until July 2014.


On August 14, 2006, Pangako Sa ’Yo had a rerun on ABS-CBN and on the The Filipino Channel until December 2007. Reruns are currently shown on Cinema One Global an international affiliate of TFC starting October 17, 2011 to January 2012. A less successful rerun was aired from March to August 2011 on ABS-CBN, in the late evening timeslot (1:30 A.M. - 3:30 A.M.) every day, with an alternate ending. It re-aired again on Jeepney TV on Sky Cable Channel 69 (now moved to Sky Cable Channel 9 in April 2013).

In Malaysia, through local satellite TV channel, ASTRO Bella, starting November 22, will air Pangako Sa ’Yo because of high demand. It airs in Tagalog with Bahasa Melayu subtitles. Airs Monday to Friday at 11:00am with encore on the same day and also on weekends with marathon. In Singapore through local satellite TV Channel from Malaysia, Astro Prima on mio TV Channel 602 starting 10 April 2013, will air Pangako Sa ’Yo because of high demand in Singapore due to this series was first shown on MediaCorp Suria in 2007. It airs in Tagalog with Bahasa Melayu subtitles. Airs Monday to Friday at 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM with encore on the same day at 10:00 AM and also on 12 midnight on same day.


Pangako Sa'Yo was aired last May 25, 2015. The remake is feature by the tandem of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. Bernardo is playing the role of Yna Macaspac which was originally portrayed by Kristine Hermosa while Padilla is playing the role of Angelo Buenavista which was originally portrayed by Jericho Rosales. Jodi Sta. Maria who originally played the role of Lia Buenavista is also part of the remake but this time she will play the role of Amor Powers originally portrayed by Eula Valdez while Angelica Panganiban is portraying the role of Claudia Buenavista which was portrayed by Jean Garcia in the original. Rory Quintos, who also directed the original series will also direct the remake while Star Creatives, the team behind the successful series' Princess and I, Got to Believe, The Legal Wife and Forevermore will be the one in-charge to produce the remake.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Pangako Sa 'Yo International Release". ABS-CBN. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Pangako Sa 'Yo Goes International". BusinessWorld. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  4. ^ (March 10, 2012). "Pangako Sa 'Yo Gets Cambodian Adaptation". Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Pangako Sa'yo 2015 Remake Teaser

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