Saan Darating Ang Umaga?
|Saan Darating Ang Umaga?|
|Created by||GMA Entertainment TV Group|
|Directed by||Maryo J. de los Reyes|
Joel Torre and
|Theme music composer||George Canseco|
|Opening theme||"Saan Darating Ang Umaga?"
performed by Yasmien Kurdi
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|Original language(s)||Filipino, Tagalog, English|
|No. of episodes||80 episodes|
|Executive producer(s)||Wilma Galvante|
|Running time||25-35 minutes|
|Original network||GMA Network|
|Picture format||480i SDTV|
|Original release||November 10, 2008– February 27, 2009|
Saan Darating Ang Umaga? or Morning Awaits (International title) is a Philippine suspense drama series aired on GMA Network. This is the eleventh installment of Sine Novela. The original movie was released in 1983. It aired from November 10, 2008 to February 27, 2009.
From March 5, 2012 until June 20, 2012 GMA Life TV aired its English-dubbed version worldwide.
The eleventh offering of Sine Novela brings us a Maryo J. delos Reyes masterpiece—Saan Darating ang Umaga?
Saan darating ang Umaga? is about the Rodrigo clan led by the powerful patriarch Don Leonardo Rodrigo (Charlie Davao). Don Leonardo is a wealthy businessman who is very proud of his humble beginnings. It was only through hard work and diligence that he was able to achieve all the luxuries in life. Today, he is one of the most respected and well-known businessmen in the real estate business. Because of this, he expects his sons to Dindo Rodrigo (Gary Estrada) and Ruben Rodrigo (Joel Torre) to follow his lead.
Dindo and Ruben are architects working for their father's company. But it was Ruben who took after his father's ideals and compassion for the business. Not only is he talented but he is kind-hearted. He is a loving husband to Lorrie Rodrigo (Lani Mercado) and a caring father to his daughter Shayne Rodrigo (Yasmien Kurdi).
Dindo, meanwhile, is the opposite of Ruben. He and his evil wife Agatha Rodrigo (Pinky Amador) are very dependent and still live with Leonardo. Aside from not having a child, Dindo has been rumored for having an extramarital affair with his secretary Marinel "Mylene" Medina (Shirley Fuentes).
When Don Leonardo passes away, he leaves all his wealth as well as the firm to Ruben. But unknown to Ruben, his father's last will marks the beginning of a series of misfortune in their family.
Ruben and Lorrie have been longing to have another child since their only daughter Shayne is already a teenager. However, they will find out that Lorrie can no longer bear a child, leading them to adopt a young boy named Joel Rodrigo (Jacob Rica).
Joel's presence provides an overwhelming happiness to Lorrie and Ruben. But it will be the beginning of Shayne's rebellion when she begins to feel neglected.
Shayne will then meet Raul Agoncillo (Dion Ignacio) who will give her the attention she has been looking for from her parents.
Ruben and Lorrie try to mend back their family. Just when they thought it's going to be all right again, tragedy struck. As Ruben died, Lorrie became mentally unstable and she blames Joel for her husband's death.
Shayne must then make a painful decision. Should she take Joel back to the orphanage? Especially now she has learned to love the child as her own brother.
- Lani Mercado as Lorrie Rodrigo
- Joel Torre as Ruben Rodrigo†
- Yasmien Kurdi as Shayne Rodrigo
- Jacob Rica as Joel Rodrigo
- Dion Ignacio as Raul Agoncillo
- Andrea del Rosario as Ms. Patricia Bernales
- Gary Estrada as Dindo Rodrigo
- Pinky Amador as Agatha Rodrigo
- Charlie Davao† as Don Leonardo Rodrigo†
- Shirley Fuentes as Marinel "Mylene" Medina Michikawa / Yaya Rose
- Arci Munoz as Bianca
- Luz Valdez as Yaya Sabel
- Vaness del Moral as Donna
- Deborah Sun as Melody Valera / Bea Torralba
- Nicole Dulalia as Young Shayne
- Gay Balignasay as Acy
- Lui Manansala as Olive
- Joseph Bitangcol as Mark
- Directed by: Maryo J. De Los Reyes
- Writers: Anna Aleta Nadela
- Head Writer: Marides Garbes-Severino
- Creative Consultant: Roy Iglesias
- Executive-in-charge of Production: Wilma Galvante
Awards and nominations
|- | 2009 | 23rd PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Daytime Drama Series || (shared with the cast) || style="background: #FDD; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="no table-no2"|Nominated
- Nida Blanca as Lorie
- Nestor De Villa as Ruben
- Maricel Soriano as Shayne
- Raymond Lauchengco as Raul
- Jaypee De Guzman as Joel
- Directed by: Maryo J. de los Reyes
- Writers: Fanny Garcia
- Executive-in-charge of Production: VIVA Films
The theme song of the soap opera also became a theme song of the movie with the same title originally performed by Raymond Lauchengco.
- Darating ang Umaga
- Pyra: Ang Babaeng Apoy
- Sine Novela
- List of shows previously aired by GMA Network
- Lorna Tolentino formally bids goodbye to GMA-7; accepts ABS-CBN's offer
- Dion Ignacio moves to leading man status in Saan Darating ang umaga Retrieved from Philippine Entertainment Portal on 2008-11-04
- Full Credits, imdb.com, n.d. Accessed last September 16, 2007.