Sana Ngayong Pasko

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Sana Ngayong Pasko
Also known as A Christmas Hope
Genre Drama
Developed by Senedy Que
Directed by Mike Tuviera
Starring Susan Roces
Theme music composer Jimmy Borja
Opening theme "Sana Ngayong Pasko" by Ariel Rivera
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Tagalog
No. of episodes 25
Executive producer(s) Wilma Galvante
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 December 7, 2009 (2009-12-07) – January 8, 2010 (2010-01-08)

Sana Ngayong Pasko (International title: A Christmas Hope / lit. Hope This Christmas) is a Philippine television drama series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by Mike Tuviera, it stars Susan Roces. It premiered on December 7, 2009 on the network's Telebabad line up. The series concluded on January 8, 2010 with a total of 25 episodes.[1] It was replaced by The Last Prince in its timeslot.


Retired teacher Remedios, who suffered terribly during the onslaught of typhoon Ondoy. With no one to turn to, Remedios yearns for her family she lost several years ago because her husband Pablo wrongfully accused her of having an affair with another man.

As the Christmas season begins, her only dream is to embrace her children and reunite with her family. More so, Remedios is running out of time because she is suffering from senile dementia. She needs to show how much she cares for the people she loves and at the same time resolve family issues before her memory fails her completely.

Unknown to Remedios, after Pablo threw her out of the house, he decided to take away all the photos and personal belongings of his wife. He wanted his children to forget their mother — even saying the name of Remedios was not permitted in the house.

Cast and characters[edit]

Lead cast[edit]

  • Susan Roces as Remedios Dionisio
  • Christopher de Leon as Gordon Dionisio, the elder son of Remedios. He is the father of Irene and Rigo.
  • Gina Alajar as Felicidad "Fely" Dionisio, the only daughter of Remedios.
  • TJ Trinidad as Stephen Dionisio, the youngest son of Remedios. He is the husband of Aisha and the father of Jopet.

Extended cast[edit]

  • Dante Rivero as Pablo Dionisio, husband of Remedios.
  • Eddie Gutierrez as Ernesto Dionisio, the younger brother of Pablo.
  • Ces Quesada as Lola Narcisa
  • JC de Vera as Rigo Dionisio, the only son of Gordon, younger brother of Irene and boyfriend of Happy.
  • Maxene Magalona as Irene Dionisio, the only daughter of Gordon and the eldest grandchild of Remedios. She is also the girlfriend of Bernie and the elder sister of Rigo.
  • JC Tiuseco as Bernie, the boyfriend of Irene and the elder brother of Happy.
  • Ynna Asistio as Happy, the boyfriend of Rigo and younger sister of Bernie.
  • Jacob Rica as Jopet Dionisio, the only son of Stephen and Aisha.
  • Francine Prieto as Aisha Dionisio, wife of Stephen and the mother of Jopet.

Guest cast[edit]


According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household television ratings, the pilot episode of Sana Ngayong Pasko earned a 22.2% rating.[3] While the final episode scored a 25.3% rating.[4]


Sana Ngayong Pasko scored two nominations from the Seoul International Drama Awards for the Best Drama and Susan Roces for Best Actress. The result of the awards was yet to known on August 30, 2010.


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