This month, GMA 7 presents a story of love, family and forgiveness that will inspire millions of televiewers with the premiere of the first-ever ChristmaSerye — Sana Ngayong Pasko.
Beginning December 7, Sana Ngayong Pasko unfolds a heartwarming story featuring the country’s well-respected and award-winning artists in the entertainment industry, led by the Queen of Philippine Movies Susan Roces, together with Drama King Christopher de Leon, multi-awarded actress Gina Alajar, and award-winning veteran actor Dante Rivero.
The ChristmaSerye also features Eddie Gutierrez, Carmina Villarroel, Jomari Yllana, and Zoren Legaspi. Completing the cast are TJ Trinidad, JC de Vera, Maxene Magalona, JC Tiuseco, Ynna Asistio and Jacob Rica.
Directed by Mike Tuviera, Sana Ngayong Pasko tells about the ill-fated life of retired teacher Remedios (Susan), who suffered terribly during the onslaught of Typhoon Ondoy. With no one to turn to, Remedios yearns for the family she lost several years ago due to a suspicion of her husband Pablo (Dante) that she was having an affair with another man.
As Christmas season begins, her only dream is to embrace her children and reunite with her family. 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 resolves family issues before her memory depletes.
Remedios’ son Gordon (Christopher) is an entrepreneur whose business is in the US. He is the only successful member of the family. But in spite of his success, Gordon has never forgiven his mother for leaving them.
His sister, Fely (Gina) works as a GRO in Macau. Just like Gordon, Fely also hates her mother for abandoning them on Christmas day. She never forgets the difficulties she had to go through without the love of a mother. Stephen (TJ Trinidad), meanwhile, becomes a pain in the neck for his family. He is a band member-turned-drug addict. He is separated from his own family but his child is in his custody. But despite being a father, Stephen remains irresponsible.
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. Thus, even the name of Remedios was not permitted in the house.
Can Remedios find her way back to the hearts of her family? Is pain too much that reconciliation and forgiveness are still too far to reach? How long can Remedios endure her suffering? Will there be enough time for Remedios to fulfill her fervent dream of reuniting with her family?
Sana Ngayong Pasko will touch hearts beginning December 7, weeknights on GMA Telebabad, after Full House.
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