Totoy Bato

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Totoy Bato
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Genre Drama
Based on Carlo J. Caparas' Totoy Bato
Developed by Suzette Doctolero
Directed by
Starring Robin Padilla
Theme music composer Ogie Alcasid
Opening theme "Ako'y sa 'Yo" by Regine Velasquez
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Tagalog
No. of episodes 93
Production
Executive producer(s) Wilma Galvante
Production location(s) Philippines
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 30-45 minutes
Production company(s) GMA Entertainment TV
Release
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release February 23 (2009-02-23) – July 3, 2009 (2009-07-03)

Totoy Bato is a 2009 Philippine television drama series broadcast by GMA Network. The series is based on the graphic novel created by Carlo J. Caparas. Directed by Mac Alejandre and Don Michael Perez, it stars Robin Padilla.[1] It premiered on February 23, 2009 on the network's Telebabad line up replacing Gagambino. The series concluded on July 3, 2009 with a total of 93 episodes. It was replaced by Rosalinda in its timeslot.

Premise[edit]

Anna Molina dreams to be a popular and successful singer someday. Her friend Arturo "Totoy Bato" Magtanggol, on the other hand, only dreams of being with his father. After his mother died, Totoy's wish comes true when his father comes home after serving his sentence, Podong turns out to be an abusive and cruel dad. Totoy's only comfort is Anna, his best friend and true love, who promised never to leave his side, but breaks her promise when her materialistic mother Matilda decides to live in Manila, she leaves Totoy with a promise that she will come back for him.

Years pass, Anna is now a famous singer in the country, and the quiet life of Totoy will be disturbed when a land grabber appears and kills his loving wife Elena. Madness and revenge engulfs Totoy and he promises to fight the manipulative haciendero no matter what. Totoy decides to start a new life in Manila — where faces more fights, this time in the boxing arena where he will be known as Totoy Bato.[2]

Cast and characters[edit]

Robin Padilla portrays Totoy Bato.
Regine Velasquez portrays Anna Molina.
Eddie Garcia (right) portrays Coach Fredo.
Manny Pacquiao portrays himself.
Lead cast
Supporting cast
Extended cast

Ratings[edit]

According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household television ratings, the pilot episode of Totoy Bato earned a 36.7% rating.[3] While the final episode scored a 30.4% rating.[4]

Home media release[edit]

The series was released on DVD by GMA Records. The DVDs are in volumes, containing all of the show's episodes.

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