Una Kang Naging Akin

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Una Kang Naging Akin
Genre Drama
Created by GMA Entertainment TV Group
Directed by Joel Lamangan
Starring Angelika de la Cruz
Wendell Ramos
Maxene Magalona
Theme music composer Tata Betita
Opening theme "Una Kang Naging Akin"' by Ram Chaves
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, Tagalog, English
No. of episodes 80
Executive producer(s) Wilma Galvante
Running time 25-35 minutes
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original release September 1 (2008-09-01) – December 19, 2008 (2008-12-19)

Una Kang Naging Akin or When You Were Mine (International title) is a Philippine drama on GMA Network. This is the tenth instalment of Sine Novela.[1] The original movie was released in 1991.[2] The series stars Angelika dela Cruz, Wendell Ramos and Maxene Magalona with Alfred Vargas, LJ Reyes and Gina Alajar. It aired from September 1, 2008 to December 19, 2008. From September 22, 2011 until January 5, 2012 it was re-aired on GMA Life TV dubbed in English and renamed as When You Were Mine.

Movie version[edit]

The story was originally done in the big screen back in 1991 led by former lovers Gabby Concepcion and Sharon Cuneta with Dawn Zulueta. It was a critical and a commercial success during that time gaining Dawn Zulueta a best supporting actress award and a best actress nomination for Sharon Cuneta. It was directed by Laurice Guillen and released through Viva Films. Other cast includes Michael de Mesa, Eddie Gutierrez, Patrick Guzman, Armida Siguion-Reyna and the late actress Charito Solis.[3]

Television series[edit]

Sine Novela, GMA-7's afternoon series, featured the premiere of the heartbreaking film-turned-TV-series Laurice Guillen's Una Kang Naging Akin.

Una Kang Naging Akin brings to light the story of two women who fall in love with the same man in two exceptional occasions.

Directed by Joel Lamangan, Sine Novela presents Una Kang Naging Akin, which tells about the entangled love story of Vanessa, Nick/Darwin and Jessa. The series stars Angelika dela Cruz, Maxene Magalona, and Wendell Ramos.

Making the story more colorful and complicated are Alfred Vargas as Ronnie, a young man who is love-struck with Jessa; LJ Reyes as Liway, Jessa’s half-sister who is head-over-heels in love with Ronnie; Gina Alajar as Luisa, the estranged mom of Jessa and stepmother of Vanessa; Racquel Villavicencio as Dona Margarita Soriano, Nick's arrogant mom; Mel Martinez as Eli Solis, an art director who also manages Jessa’s career; Jim Pebanco and Gilette Sandico as Tiyo Anding and Tiya Agnes, relatives of Jessa.

Plot summary[edit]

Tragedy strikes when the helicopter that Nick (Wendell Ramos) is riding suddenly crashed in a remote island. A body is found in the crash site but it turned out to be Nick's officemate whose name was not listed in the passenger manifesto. The "death" of Nick caused great grief to Vanessa (Angelika dela Cruz) since she was already betrothed to be married to the young man.

On the remote island, Nick meets Dr. Modesto Mallari (Ricardo Cepeda), a marine biologist. Because of his memory loss, Nick introduces himself as Darwin.

Dr. Mallari takes Darwin to his home where he introduces his daughter, Jessa (Maxene Magalona), a beautiful painter. Darwin admits that he cannot recall his past and Jessa initially doubted his story. However, as time passes by, the two develop feelings for each other and have a child together.

Darwin becomes involved in another accident that triggers the return of his past memories. He remembers that he is a wealthy businessman named Nick who is about to marry his beloved girlfriend Vanessa. With the return of his memory, Darwin's identity as well as Jessa and their child no longer exist in Nick's recollection.

Will Jessa allow her husband to forget her and their son? Or will she have the courage to fight for what she thinks is rightfully hers? What will Vanessa do to keep Nick with her for good? How will she deal with Jessa and her son? Will Jessa's love for Darwin cause Nick to remember their marriage? And who really has the right to have Nick/Darwin? Is it Vanessa, the woman he first loved or Jessa, the woman who bore his firstborn son?[4]


Main cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

  • Tony Mabesa as Don Jaime Adriano
  • Raquel Villavicencio as Doña Margarita Adriano
  • Ricardo Cepeda as Dr. Modesto Mallari
  • Maggie Wilson as Annie Villanueva
  • Mel Martinez as Eli Solis
  • Jim Pebangco as Tiyo Anding
  • Gillete Sandico as Tiya Agnes
  • Paolo Paraiso as Marvin
  • Paolo Serrano as Jule
  • Mika Dela Cruz as Anna
  • Kevin Santos as Biboy
  • Frank Garcia as Raffy
  • Hazel Ann Mendoza as Violy

See also[edit]