GMA premiered the TV series adaptation of the 1987 classic movie “Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa” last Monday, January 30, 2017. The Ishmael Bernal masterpiece makes a big comeback with a modernized version that tackles the life struggles of two women intertwined by lost love.
Leading the cast of “Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa” are Julie Anne San Jose as Santina and Benjamin Alves as Ephraim. Also starring are Martin del Rosario as Kiko and LJ Reyes as Angeli.
With equally important roles are Ara Mina as Mariz and Ms Jean Garcia as Diony.
Joining them are Victor Neri as Cesar, Allan Paule as Hector, Geleen Eugenio as Yoleng, Janna Dominguez as Chona, Lharby Policarpio as Boggs.
Julie Anne is Santina, an orphaned girl who was forced to work hard after her aunt’s death. Later on, she will work in one of the restaurants of Diony played by Ms. Jean Garcia. Due to her kindness, Diony will send her to school and treat her as her own daughter.
LJ, on the other hand, is Angeli. She is homeless and is longing for a mother’s love. Diony will adopt Angeli and she will eventually help her in running the business.
As Santina and Angeli’s worlds collide through Diony, the two will also vie for Ephraim’s love (Benjamin Alves). Ephraim is Diony’s son who blamed her for the death of his sister. At first, Angeli will see Ephraim as a competition but after an incident, she will fall secretly and obsessively in love with him. Ara Mina as Mariz, is Angeli’s neglectful mother. Angeli is a product of rape that’s why Mariz hates her daughter and left her with Diony.
Meanwhile, Santina and Ephraim are childhood best friends. Their friendship will eventually blossom into a romantic relationship. Known for getting everything she wants, Angeli will stop at nothing stop from getting not only Diony’s attention but also Ephraim’s love. But Santina is also willing to fight for herself and for the people she loves. In the end, who will get the love that she’s been hoping for? Santina or Angeli? And how are they supposed to fight for it when they’re just both pinulot lang sa lupa?
Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa is under helm of award-winning actress and director Gina Alajar together with second unit director Aya Topacio.
Behind this engrossing drama is the creative team composed of Creative Director Roy Iglesias; Creative Block Head Jake Tordesillas; Creative Consultant Aloy Adlawan; Headwriter Marlon Miguel; Writers John Kenneth de Leon, Maria Priscilla Hidalgo; Brainstormers Kenneth Angelo Enriquez, Gilda Olvidado-Marcelino, Roda Sulit Marino; Concept Creator Gilda Olvidado-Marcelino.
The program is another original creation of the GMA Drama group under the supervision of Senior Vice President for Entertainment TV Lilybeth G. Rasonable; Vice President for Drama Redgie Acuña-Magno; Assistant Vice President for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy; Program Manager Ali Nokom Dedicatoria and Executive Producer Jocelyn Arino.
Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa airs Monday to Friday, 4:15 P.M. after Hahamakin Ang Lahat on GMA Afternoon Prime.
Get the latest updates about Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa from the official Facebook page of GMA Drama www.facebook.com/GMADrama, Twitter account @GMADrama and the GMA Network website www.GMANetwork.com.