Walang Hanggan (2012 TV series)

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For the TV series with the same title that once aired on GMA, see Walang Hanggan (GMA TV series).
Not to be confused with Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan.
Walang Hanggan
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Walang Hanggan Title Card
Also known as My Eternal
Genre Romantic drama
Melodrama
Written by Reggie Amigo
Noreen Capili
Directed by Jerry Lopez Sineneng
Trina N. Dayrit
Jojo A. Saguin
Starring Coco Martin
Julia Montes
Richard Gomez
Dawn Zulueta
Opening theme Hanggang Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan
by Gary Valenciano
Composer(s) George Canseco
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 203
Production
Executive producer(s) Rosselle Beegee-Soldao
Hazel B. Parfan
Editor(s) Renewin Alano
Vincent San Antonio
John Ryan Bonifacio
Amida Lesme
Location(s) Philippines
Milan, Italy
San Francisco
Cinematography Ronnie Nadura
Bobby Pintor
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) Dreamscape Entertainment TV
Release
Original network ABS-CBN
Picture format NTSC (480i)
Original release January 16, 2012 (2012-01-16) – October 26, 2012 (2012-10-26)
Chronology
Related shows Hihintayin Kita Sa Langit (I'll Wait For You in Heaven)
(1991 film)
External links
Website

Walang Hanggan (Lit: Boundless / English: My Eternal) is a classic Philippine television drama series loosely based on the 1991 Gomez-Zulueta film Hihintayin Kita Sa Langit,[1] a film based on the Emily Brontë novel, Wuthering Heights. Directed by Jerry Lopez Sineneng and Trina N. Dayrit, it is topbilled by Coco Martin, Julia Montes, Richard Gomez, and Dawn Zulueta, together with an ensemble cast.[2][3] The series was premiered on ABS-CBN and worldwide on The Filipino Channel on January 16, 2012, replacing Nasaan Ka Elisa?. The drama became a huge hit maintaining the top spot in viewer ratings for most of its run, with its final episode on October 26, 2012 attaining its highest rating of 45.4% nationwide.[4]

Plot[edit]

The story spans three generations.

Cruz sisters Virginia (Susan Roces) and Margaret (Helen Gamboa) vie for the love of Joseph Montenegro (Eddie Gutierrez) in the fictional province of Olivarez. Virginia had to sacrifice everything to let Margaret live a better life with Joseph. Around two decades later, Margaret and Joseph's son Marco (Richard Gomez) develops feelings for Emily Cardenas (Dawn Zulueta), a daughter of a worker in their plantation. However, numerous circumstances and Margaret's haughtiness towards Emily prompts Marco to marry rich banker Jane Bonifacio (Rita Avila) - much to Emily's detriment. It fuels the Virginia-Margaret rivalry more, especially when Marco migrates to the US after Emily shuns him when he tries to explain.

Meanwhile, laborer William Alcantara (Joel Torre) settle in Olivarez with his children Katerina (Julia Montes) and Tomas (Joem Bascon). He adopts a streetboy named Daniel (Coco Martin) while working at the Cruz family business, where Virginia assumes a role as his adoptive grandmother. Daniel first plays around with Katerina but they gradually develop a friendship over the next several years. Marco and Jane return home with their children Johanna (Melissa Ricks) and Nathan (Paulo Avelino), with the latter becoming interested in Katerina as well. Virginia and Margaret's rivalry affects the children. Emily reemerges with a plan to avenge her woes by taking all the shares in the business. At the same time, Nathan schemes to get Daniel out of the way so he can marry Katerina. Tomas stabs Daniel. Daniel remained unconscious for weeks but Emily was confident he would pull through. Katerina, Genia and the Montenegros search for Daniel with the help of the authorities but still there was no sign of him in town or in the nearby farms. The police find Daniel's bloodied shirt and after a few weeks, they presume him dead. Tomas rejoices, as no one knows he is the culprit behind the crime. Genia doesn't lose hope though and she feels its time Marco knows the truth.

Daniel insists on going home to the farm and Emily lets him go. Katerina busies herself with farm work and to help her, Nathan says she can pretend he is Daniel. Katerina smiles for the first time in days and gives Nathan a hug and this is what Daniel sees. He assumes that Katerina is happy without him and he decides to go with Emily to Italy. Emily arranges to have Daniel's name changed and soon he is in Milan with her. Genia reveals that Marco had a son with Emily and he has difficulty believing this. Marco could not help but ask Emily about their son but she denies even being pregnant. The pain of losing her child prompts Emily into blackmailing Marco and Jane about Johanna's real identity. Daniel sends money he earns from the vineyards to his grandmother through a bank account he opened in her name. Genia however is puzzled where the money came from. Katerina begins her part-time job as a waitress and she doesn't appreciate Nathan's over generosity because she feels like a charity case. Emily gets drunk in front of Daniel and shares with him how she misses her son.

Nathan asks Katerina to give him a chance to love her. Katerina asks for 3 signs to make sure Nathan is really the one for her. Coincidentally Nathan was able to do 2 out of the 3 and the last sign that would make Katerina say yes is if he proposes to her in the rain, just like one of her special memories with Daniel. Meanwhile, Daniel begins calling Emily 'Mama' and the two become closer together.

Nathan proposes to Katerina. Daniel heard the news about this and decided to go back to the Philippines to stop their wedding but Daniel failed to. He saw that Katerina is already happy with Nathan. Daniel felt like Katerina doesn't love her anymore. Emily felt bad for Daniel and she comforts him. The two of them plan their revenge to the Montenegros. Daniel was introduced as "Daniel Guidotti" and al of the Montenegros, including Katerina and Nathan, were shocked to see him alive. Emily smiles while watching the "scene" and that all of her plans are working. The world got smaller and smaller for all Of them. Daniel confronts Katerina. Marco and Emily met again. This will show if love is enough to conquer all odds and forget all the pans of revenge.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

  • Shamaine Buencamino as Luisa Alcantara
  • Ogie Diaz as Kenneth
  • Arlene Muhlach as Perla
  • John Medina as James Ocampo
  • Richard Yap as Henry de Dios
  • Eda Nolan as Lorraine Delgado
  • Ivan Morales as David Conde

Guest cast[edit]

Special participation[edit]

Production[edit]

Music[edit]

Walang Hanggan: The Official Soundtrack
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Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released January 15, 2012 (2012-01-15)
Recorded 2012
Genre OPM
Length 47:35
Label Star Records

The theme song, "Hanggang Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan", composed by songwriter George Canseco, was sung by Filipino singer Gary Valenciano for the show's own rendition. The song was originally covered by Richard Reynoso as a theme song for the 1991 Gomez-Zulueta film Hihintayin Kita Sa Langit. It was later on covered by Ayegee Paredes for the classic 2001 soap opera Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan.

A second album was released for the show with new songs, such as "Pangako", "Sana Maulit Muli", and "Kahit Isang Saglit", covered by Martin Nievera, Aiza Seguerra, and Juris Fernandez. Another cover of the show's main theme song was recorded for Walang Hanggan: The Official Soundtrack Volume 2. The second rendition of the song was covered by Filipino singer Nina Girado.

Walang Hanggan: The Official Soundtrack
No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "Hanggang Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan"   Gary Valenciano 4:04
2. "Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala"   Bugoy Drilon and Liezel Garcia 4:13
3. "Hanggang"   Angeline Quinto 4:04
4. "Dadalhin"   Bryan Termulo 4:47
5. "Kailangan Kita"   Jovit Baldivino 3:50
6. "Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin"   Jed Madela 3:48
7. "Hanggang Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan (instrumental)"   Gary Valenciano 4:04
8. "Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala (instrumental)"   Bugoy Drilon and Liezel Garcia 4:15
9. "Hanggang (instrumental)"   Angeline Quinto 4:05
10. "Dadalhin (instrumental)"   Bryan Termulo 4:49
11. "Kailangan Kita (instrumental)"   Jovit Baldivino 3:48
12. "Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin (instrumental)"   Jed Madela 3:48
Total length:
47:35

Marketing[edit]

The first full-length trailer was released on December 17, 2011 via the drama-anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya.[5]

From January 9 to 13, 2012, the cast members of the series appeared via the morning talk show Kris TV where they promoted the series. First to make an appearance were Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta,[6] followed by the artists of the Walang Hanggan: The Official Soundtrack album.[7] On January 11, Julia Montes, Melissa Ricks, Joem Bascon and Paulo Avelino promoted their latest drama.[8] This was followed by a guest appearance of Helen Gamboa and Susan Roces on January 12.[9] By January 13, Coco Martin, the series' lead actor who coincidentally is the talk show's most requested guest,[10] gave a special appearance.[11]

Gomez once again promoted the series by guesting in the noontime variety show, Happy, Yipee, Yehey on January 14,[12] the same day of the series' advanced special screening held at SM Megamall,[13] the screening was attended by many acclaimed artists and critics namely Gomez' wife Lucy Torres with Kris Aquino, Vice Ganda and Liz Uy.[14] Also present in the said screening was My Binondo Girl's Richard Yap, Zulueta's husband Cong. Anton Lagdameo and Garrie Concepcion.[15]

On January 15, the cast visited SM North Skydome for a Grand Fans Day and for the release of the series' original soundtrack,[16] they also guested in the musical variety show, ASAP 2012,[17] followed by another appearance of Gomez in the late-night talk show, Gandang Gabi, Vice![18] while Paulo Avelino guested in The Buzz.[19]

After its successful premiere and the viewer's warm support, the cast launched Pagmamahalang Walang Hanggan (Never-ending love): The Nationwide Mall Tour. In February 5, the cast visited SM City Lucena followed by an appearance in February 12 at SM City Pampanga.[20] In February 18, the cast continued their appreciation stopping at Gaisano Capital Mall in Mactan, Cebu City.[21] In February 25, Coco Martin visited Koronadal, General Santos City as well as being part of the Fun Feb Night[22] concert with Jed Madela and Juris to promote the drama.[23] In March 3, Martin, Ricks, Avelino, Bascon and Montes stopped by at Panagbenga Festival in Baguio City.[23] The cast continued the tour in Gaisano Mall of Davao Atrium in March 17[24] and was followed by a tour at Panaad Stadium Bacolod City in April 14.[25]

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

The final episode of "Walang Hanggan" drew in a record-breaking 45.4% nationwide audience share, topping its previous all-time highest rating of 44.5%. On social networking sites, "Walang Hanggan" also captivated netizens, as it quickly became the most talked-about topic online. The soap's title became the No. 1 trending topic worldwide on micro-blogging site Twitter during the final episode's airing.[26] According to a release, “Walang Hanggan” became the only Philippine drama of 2012 to have surpassed the 40% margin, registering a whooping of 41% on May 23. On June 15, the drama registered a 41.4% ratings share and on June 29 posted 44.7% ratings share based on the Kantar Media-TNS data.[27]

KANTAR MEDIA NATIONAL TV RATINGS
(8:30PM PST)
PILOT EPISODE FINALE EPISODE PEAK AVERAGE SOURCE
32.1% (January 16, 2012) 45.4% (October 26, 2012) 45.4%
44.5%
(previous June 25, 2012)
38.4% [28][29][30]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award giving body Category Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Result
2012 PMPC Star Awards for TV 2012 Best Drama Actress Helen Gamboa Won
2013 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards [31] Prince of Philippine Television Coco Martin Won
Princess of Philippine Television Julia Montes Won
All Time Favorite Love Team on Movies and TV Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta Won
Most Popular Primetime TV Drama Series Walang Hanggan Won
Golden Screen TV Awards [32] Outstanding Original Drama Series Walang Hanggan Won
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Paulo Avelino Won
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Helen Gamboa Won

Merchandising[edit]

ABS-CBN took advantage of the show's popularity to partner with local jeweler Karat World to produce an "infinity ring," a special ring shaped like intertwined infinity loops. The rings are available in 14-karat solid yellow gold, 14-karat solid white gold, and silver 925. Each ring also has an “infinity marking” and a 585-stamping “to signify its gold purity."[33] They also released infinity necklaces and earrings.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coco says 'Walang Hanggan' is his best birthday gift". ABS-CBN.com. 1 November 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "'Walang Hanggan' full trailer to premiere this Saturday". ABS-CBN.com. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Walang Hanggan (The Official Full Trailer)
  4. ^ 'Walang Hanggan' finale scores all-time high rating
  5. ^ "Walang Hanggan full trailer preems Dec. 17". Philippine Star.com. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta appears on Kris TV
  7. ^ The singers of Walang Hanggan: The Official Soundtrack album guests on Kris TV
  8. ^ Julia Montes, Melissa Ricks, Paulo Avelino and Joem Bascon promotes their latest drama 'Walang Hanggan'
  9. ^ Helen Gamboa-Sotto and Susan Roces visits Kris TV
  10. ^ Coco Martin is "most requested" guest on Kris TV
  11. ^ Coco Martin promotes Walang Hanggan on Kris TV
  12. ^ Richard Gomez joins Happy Yipee Yehey this Saturday
  13. ^ Eric John Salut confirms Walang Hanggan's special screening via Twitter
  14. ^ Vice Ganda watches Walang Hanggan's special screening with Lucy Torres, Kris Aquino and Liz Uy
  15. ^ My Binondo Girl's Richard Yap attends Walang Hanggan's special screening
  16. ^ Walang Hanggan's soundtrack will hit the markets on January 15
  17. ^ Walang Hanggan cast guests on ASAP 2012
  18. ^ Richard Gomez guests in Gandang Gabi, Vice!
  19. ^ Paulo Avelino guests in The Buzz
  20. ^ Walang Hanggan cast visits SM Lucena next SM Pampanga
  21. ^ Paulo, Coco and Julia in Gaisano Capital Mall Mactan
  22. ^ Coco Martin in Fun Feb Night
  23. ^ a b Galindez, Flow (9 February 2012). "Catch Coco Martin and Julia Montes on Walang Hanggan Mall Tour". ASK l. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  24. ^ March 17 mall tour, Walang Hanggan
  25. ^ April 14 mall tour: Panaad Festival
  26. ^ "'Walang Hanggan' finale scores all-time high rating". ABS-CBN News. October 30, 2012. 
  27. ^ http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/376416/walang-hanggan-wedding-scenes-shot-in-intramuros-cost-p32-m#.UQu8JB006So
  28. ^ "'Walang Hanggan' pilot leads nationwide TV ratings". ABS-CBN News. January 18, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2015. 
  29. ^ Umbao, Ed (October 30, 2012). "Walang Hanggan Finale Dominated Nationwide TV Ratings". Philippine News. Retrieved August 30, 2015. 
  30. ^ "ABS-CBN's Walang Hanggan emerged as most watched show during 2nd half of 2012, based on Kantar Media data - PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz". Philippine Entertainment Portal. 
  31. ^ "44th Guillermo Mendoza Box-Office Entertainment Awards - PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz". Philippine Entertainment Portal. May 22, 2013. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  32. ^ "Winners: 2013 Golden Screen TV Awards". Rappler. March 2, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
  33. ^ ‘Infinity rings’ targeted at die-hard ‘Walang Hanggan’ fans

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