Paroa: Ang Kuwento ni Mariposa

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Paroa: Ang Kuwento ni Mariposa
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Also known as The Story of Mariposa
Developed by
Written by
  • Glaiza Ramirez
  • Gilbeys Sardea
Directed by Mark A. Reyes
Creative director(s) Jun Lana
Starring Barbie Forteza
Opening theme "Kahit Man Lang Sa Pangarap" by Julie Anne San Jose
Composer(s) Vehnee Saturno
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Tagalog
No. of episodes 85
Executive producer(s) Rebya Upalda
Location(s) Manila, Philippines
Cinematography Jay Linao
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 30-45 minutes
Production company(s) GMA Entertainment TV
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release November 5, 2012 (2012-11-05) – March 1, 2013 (2013-03-01)
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Paroa: Ang Kwento ni Mariposa (International title: The Story of Mariposa / lit. Paroa: The Story of Mariposa) is a Philippine television drama fantasy series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by Mark A. Reyes, it stars Barbie Forteza in the title role.[1][2] It premiered on November 5, 2012 on the network's Telebabad line up replacing Moon Embracing the Sun and worldwide on November 7, 2012 worldwide on GMA Pinoy TV. On January 21, 2013, it was moved to the network's Afternoon Prime line up. The series concluded on March 1, 2013 with a total of 85 episodes.[3] It was replaced by Forever on its timeslot.


The series chronicles the adventures of Mariposa, a girl who belongs to the kingdom of the butterfly people known as Paroa. However, she will grow up in the human world because their kingdom got destroyed. Her mother Aurora, the queen of Paroa, will save her from the destruction of their kingdom. Thus, Mariposa will grow up under the care of Amalia who treats her as her own child despite her strange looks — Mariposa’s skin is similar to a woolly worm. Despite people making fun of her looks, Mariposa will still have a cheerful and optimistic disposition.

Meanwhile, Inigo will grow up hating the Paroas because her mother Rosanna told him that his father died because of them. He will be Mariposa’s high school classmate. He has a bad-boy image and always gets kicked out from school that’s why he is still in his sophomore year. Inigo and Mariposa will be friends but because of peer pressure he will also mock and make fun of Mariposa. However, when Mariposa transforms into a beautiful Paroa, Inigo will like and develop feelings towards her not knowing that she is the same girl who he mocked and at the same time a Paroa who he grew up hating.[4]

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Extended cast
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According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household television ratings, the pilot episode of Paroa: Ang Kuwento ni Mariposa earned a 12.1% rating.[5] While the final episode scored a 12.1% rating.[6]


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