Kristine Hermosa, Jericho Rosales, Eula Valdez
Pangako Sa 'Yo (Lit: Promise to You / English: The Promise) is a primetime soap opera series produced and broadcast by the Philippine television network ABS-CBN. It is dubbed the first "teleserye" on Philippine television, as well as the first ever Philippine television series to be broadcast outside of the country. It starred Kristine Hermosa and Jericho Rosales.
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- Yna Macaspac Yna Macaspac Buenavista Maria Amor de Jesus
- Angelo Buenavista Nathaniel de la Merced Amnesia Name
- Amor de Jesus Powers Amor de Jesus Buenavista
- Madam Claudia Zalameda Buenavista Claudia Zalameda Barcial
- Governor Eduardo Buenavista
- Diego Buenavista
- Lourdes Magbanua Buenavista
- Lia Buenavista Mobido
- Jonathan Mobido
- Bea Bianca Bejerrano Electrika Powers
- Maria Amor de Jesus Clarissa Barcial
- Belen Macaspac
- Francisco Isko Macaspac
- Flerida Macaspac
- Betty Mae Verseles
- Felicity Banks
- Extended characters
The soap, which ran from November 13, 2000 to September 20, 2002, spanned 481 episodes at 30 minutes each then replaced by Bituin. The show posted an all-time high rating of 64.9% during its September 2002 series finale, posting the country's second highest rating for any episode by a TV series next to Esperanza, and the highest rated finale episode for any Filipino TV series. A remake was produced in 2015, starring Angelica Panganiban, Ian Veneracion, Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, and Jodi Sta. Maria, who had also starred in the original series.
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Yna Macaspac / Yna Macaspac-Buenavista / Maria Amor de Jesus
Portrayed by Kristine Hermosa, the series of Pangako Sa 'Yo. Born in the depths of richness, Yna's real identity will remain a mystery to her and to her adoptive family, following a tragic accident that separated her from her biological mother, Amor. Only a vision haunts her in the night, the image of an old lady (Doña Benita Buenavista) linking her to her distant past.
Angelo Buenavista / Nathaniel de la Merced (Amnesia Name)
Portrayed by Jericho Rosales, the series of Pangako Sa 'Yo. Angelo is a boy disturbed by his own principles and of his family's disposition leading him to a consistent emotional battle with his parents, governor Eduardo and Madam Claudia. But his life will take a drastic turn when he meets Yna, a worker in the hacienda. In the end, he was revealed to be the biological son of Diego (Eduardo's adoptive brother) with his mistress Thelma.
Amor de Jesus-Powers / Amor de Jesus-Buenavista
Portrayed by Eula Valdez, the series of Pangako Sa 'Yo. The lowly maid of the Buenavistas whose love for Eduardo transcends the boundaries of their stations in life. Keeping their relationship a secret was as hard as having to please Doña Benita who treated her with cruelty. Her love for Eduardo will be crushed by greed, forcing her to live a life of misery and an endless search for revenge.
Madam Claudia Zalameda-Buenavista / Claudia Zalameda-Barcial
Portrayed by Jean Garcia, the series of Pangako Sa 'Yo. The daughter of a political family whose wealth could save the falling empire of the Buenavistas. Arranged to be married to Eduardo, Doña Benita will soon taste the wrath of a bitter Claudia. In the end, it was revealed that Angelo was not her son and instead was the mother of a girl named Clarissa (sired with Simon).
Governor Eduardo Buenavista
Portrayed by Tonton Gutierrez, the series of Pangako Sa 'Yo. The ever-obedient son to the domineering Doña Benita. In love with Amor, the housemaid, Eduardo will sacrifice his love for her because of a single lie.
Portrayed by Jestoni Alarcon, the series of Pangako Sa 'Yo. The eldest son of the Buenavistas. Although the first-born, he always tries to win his mother's heart but is constantly rejected. He lives a life full of envy and deep hatred for his brother Eduardo who always gets the best of everything, including the love of Amor. In the end, it was proven that he was an adopted son of Doña Benita and that he was the biological father of Angelo with his former mistress Thelma.
Portrayed by Amy Austria, the series of Pangako Sa 'Yo. Rescued by Diego from the wayward life, Lourdes' predicament became even worse as they both try to survive a life of poverty after Diego moved out of the Buenavista hacienda.
Portrayed by Jodi Sta. Maria, the series of Pangako Sa 'Yo. The kindhearted daughter of Eduardo and Claudia. Lia bears the pain of being unloved by her own mother. She later falls for Jonathan, a young catechist who gives her the strength to go on living. Lia later finds out that she is in a terminal stage of cancer, which is why she and Jonathan confessed their feelings for each other, then later got married. In the latter part, they bore a daughter before she died peacefully.
Portrayed by Patrick Garcia. Quietly heeding the call of God, Jonathan became caught between saving souls and following his heart's desire, Lia Buenavista.
Bea Bianca Bejerrano / Electrika Powers
Portrayed by Vanessa del Bianco. A balikbayan who wreaks havoc in the lives of Angelo and Yna. She will do anything to keep a man right where she wants him. She is later found out to be the long-lost biological daughter of James Powers (Amor's late husband). Later, she ended up in a mental hospital.
Maria Amor de Jesus / Clarissa Barcial
Portrayed by Dianne dela Fuente. She was later revealed to be the biological daughter of Claudia and Simon Barcial. She was manipulated by an old woman named Puring, making her believe that she was Maria Amor, the daughter of Amor and Eduardo. When she had her DNA tested, Mark faked the result, it came out as positive to Amor and Eduardo. This prompted Claudia to kill her as a revenge to Amor. Claudia later learns of Clarissa's true identity and is deeply crushed with regret.
Portrayed by Eva Darren. Wife to Isko and mother to Caloy, Belen takes Yna under her wing and treats her as her own.
Francisco "Isko" Macaspac
Portrayed by Cris Daluz. Isko is the father of two girls and Caloy who, in spite of their impoverished state, still had the heart to adopt Yna. He is stricken with the deadly Alzheimer's disease.
Portrayed by Hazel Ann Mendoza. Flerida Macaspac - Yna's younger adoptive-sister.
Betty Mae Verseles
Portrayed by Evangeline Pascual. Amor's trusted and kind-hearted friend who helps her every step of the way. She is also Yna's helper and manager.
Portrayed by Minnie Aguilar. The faithful "pet" of Claudia who obeys all her "idol's" dark commands just to please her. Despite Claudia being so rude and evil, she still holds up with her along the way.
Portrayed by Michelle Bayle. The understanding, kind-hearted daughter of Tony Banks who Angelo fell in love with. She was blackmailed by Claudia to forcibly marry Angelo when she becomes pregnant with Angelo's baby. She later dies in a car accident.