Saan Darating Ang Umaga?

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Saan Darating Ang Umaga?
Created by GMA Entertainment TV Group
Directed by Maryo J. de los Reyes
Starring Yasmien Kurdi
Dion Ignacio
Lani Mercado
Joel Torre and
Jacob Rica
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 (2008-11-10) – February 27, 2009 (2009-02-27)

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.


Main cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

Guest cast[edit]

  • Deborah Sun as Melody Valera / Bea Torralba
  • Nicole Dulalia as Young Shayne
  • Gay Balignasay as Acy
  • Lui Manansala as Olive
  • Joseph Bitangcol as Mark

Production crew[edit]

  • 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[edit]

|- | 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



Production crew[edit]

Theme song[edit]

The theme song of the soap opera also became a theme song of the movie with the same title originally performed by Raymond Lauchengco.

In 2003, "Saan Darating Ang Umaga?" was used as a theme song of the ABS-CBN primetime soap opera Darating ang Umaga. The theme song was performed by Vina Morales.

Later in 2011, it became a theme song of the same network primetime drama series performed by Angeline Quinto Budoy and finally Pyra: Ang Babaeng Apoy in 2013 performed by Kyla Alvarez.

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