Pieta (TV series)

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Laban ng Anak, Dalamhati ng Ina
(One Son's Fight, One Mother's Grief)
GenreAction, Drama
Created byGina Marissa-Tagasa, Carlo J. Caparas
Based onPieta (1983 film)
by Carlo J. Caparas
Developed byEnrico C. Santos
Written byWilly Laconsay
Directed byToto Natividad
Don Cuaresma
StarringCherie Gil
Ryan Agoncillo
Nikki Gil
Krista Ranillo
Jestoni Alarcon
and John Regala
Opening themeKapalaran by Ciara Sotto
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Filipino
No. of episodes138
Executive producer(s)Roldeo T. Endrinal
Production location(s)Philippines
Running time30–45 minutes
Production company(s)Dreamscape Entertainment Television
Original networkABS-CBN
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseOctober 27, 2008 (2008-10-27) –
May 1, 2009 (2009-05-01)

Pieta is a television daytime drama series that aired on ABS-CBN from October 27, 2008 to May 1, 2009 replacing Ligaw na Bulaklak.


Pieta tells the story of Amanda (Cherie Gil) and her son Rigor (Ryan Agoncillo). Once she discovers that she is pregnant, Amanda struggles to build a better future for her child.

When her son Rigor commits a crime at a young age, Amanda decides to protect him by taking the fall. While she spends many years in prison, Rigor is slowly dragged into a life of violence. Amanda returns home after being released only to see her son turn into her worst nightmare.

Cast and characters[edit]

1983 original movie cast[edit]

Series cast[edit]

Main cast
Cast Character Description
Cherie Gil Amanda Tupaz Mother of Rigor who is willing to bear any suffering for the sake of her son.
Ryan Agoncillo Rigor Tupaz Son of Amanda and boyfriend of Martha. He is also the former boyfriend of Guia. A son consumed by anger who will try to find refuge in the violent neighborhood gangs.
Nikki Gil Guia V. Angeles New love interest of Rigor. She was under the care of Rigor and witness in Miguel's crime
Krista Ranillo Martha The rich young woman who will capture the heart of Rigor. The daughter of Helga. She is also the mother of Rigor's child.
John Regala Miguel Alcona The gang leader on a hunt for Amanda and will become Rigor’s greatest nemesis. The leader of a syndicate is involved with drugs and smuggling goods. Miguel is out to seek revenge at Amanda.
Jestoni Alarcon Delfin Torres A kindhearted man who will give Amanda the second chance at love. Rigor & Ella's biological father
Supporting cast

Guest cast[edit]

  • Alessandra De Rossi as Young Amanda
  • Joross Gamboa as Young Delfin
  • Baron Geisler as Young Miguel
  • Gemmae Custodio as Young Martha
  • Nikki Bagaporo as Young Jessa
  • Andrew Muhlach as Young Efren
  • Paul Salas as Young Rigor
  • Steven Fermo as Young Boyong
  • Fred Payawan as Young Geron
  • Tanya Gomez as Irma
  • Vice Ganda as Tita Ganda
  • Crispin Pineda as Mang Tomas
  • Enrique Gil as Harold
  • Jeffrey Santos as Jake
  • Lance Raymundo as Turko
  • Mon Confiado as Lucas
  • Michael Conan as Exis
  • Evangeline Pascual as Lilia
  • Charles Christianson as Tony Boag
  • Lauren Novero as Toro
  • Dante Javier as the Barangay Chairman
  • Ynez Veneracion as Isidra "Ising" Calingasan
  • Eda Nolan as Young Ising
  • Jacq Yu as Kai

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