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DramaFamily Drama

Directed by
Maryo J. delos Reyes

First episode date
9 May 2011

Number of episodes


Developed by
Agnes Gagelonia-Uligan

Creative director(s)
Final episode date
3 February 2012

Number of seasons

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Created by
GMA Entertainment TV Group

Written by
Michiko YamamotoMaribel IlagGilbeys Sardea

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Munting Heredera is a Filipino family-oriented drama series created and developed by Maryo J. de los Reyes for GMA Network. Playing the lead role of Doña Anastacia, a rich widow in search of her "munting heredera", is the multi-award-winning actress and one of the original Queens of Philippine cinema, Gloria Romero, making her television debut. The show was first shown on May 9, 2011, replacing Dwarfina on GMA Network and on May 11, 2011, on GMA Pinoy TV.


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Worldwide, via GMA Pinoy TV, the quality of the picture is much finer but is still at 480i, though digitally mastered.

The series was extended for five weeks more than its original plan, but after one week the show was extended again for an additional five weeks for the second time. A third extension of 10 weeks was made.


The series concluded on February 3, 2012, and was replaced by Biritera. It ran for thirty nine weeks with the total of 195 episodes.

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Doña Anastacia (or simply "Ana"), a rich widowed businesswoman and a loving grandmother, is searching for her rightful heiress. Three young women, Jennifer, Michelle and Calila, born and raised in different ways and each with a distinct story of their own, claim to be the one she is looking for. In the end, fate will lead the true heiress to where she belongs and to claim what is rightfully hers.

Main cast

  • Gloria Romero as Doña Anastacia "Ana" Montereal-Lobregat
  • Mark Anthony Fernandez as Jacob Montereal
  • Camille Prats as Sandra Santiago-Montereal/Susan Velasco
  • Mona Louise Rey as Jennifer Montereal
  • Barbara Miguel as Calilla Arboleda
  • Kyle Ocampo as Michelle Velasco
  • Katrina Halili as Lynette Sarmiento
  • Roderick Paulate as Manny Mejia
  • Luz Valdez as Marya
  • Gabby Eigenmann as Desmond Montereal
  • Ynez Veneracion as Claire Montereal
  • Leandro Baldemor as Dr. Philip Arboleda
  • Neil Ryan Sese as Simeon Velasco
  • Krystal Reyes as Gemmalyn "Gemma" Sarmiento
  • Kristofer Martin as Tim John "TJ" Navarro-Arboleda
  • Joyce Ching as Kyla Montereal
  • Supporting cast

  • Robert Arevalo as Enrique Lobregat
  • Boots Anson-Roa as Ingrid Spencer-Lobregat
  • Bobby Andrews as Atty. Stanley Lobregat
  • Andrea del Rosario as Kate Lobregat
  • Jesus Ramon as Allen Lobregat
  • Rammy Bitong as Marlon
  • Migs Cuaderno as Tonton
  • Guest cast

  • Matet de Leon as Helen
  • Deborah Sun as Tiya Meding
  • Sharmaine Arnaiz as Maritess / Nanay Lulu
  • Elijah Alejo as Abigail
  • Sue Prado as Nerissa
  • Marita Zobel as Veronica
  • Shiela Marie Rodriguez as Pipa
  • Julio Diaz as Ka Toto
  • Kryshee Grengia as Nini
  • Nathaniel Britt as Bugoy
  • Carmina Villaroel as Alyssa
  • Casting

  • The original cast included Carmina Villaroel in the role of Sandra/Susan, but due to a schedule conflict, (she had three other shows on the network) she turned down the project. After Carmina turned down the role, actress Camille Prats (who recently completed playing antagonist role in Bantatay), finally join the cast.
  • As well from Carmina, Kristoffer Martin and Joyce Ching both left their program, after their death scenes, since the said tandem. They conflict to rush-up for Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin.
  • Production team

  • Created by: GMA Entertainment TV Group
  • Executive in charge of production: Wilma Galvante
  • Supervising producer: Lilybeth Rasonable
  • Assistant vice president for drama: Redgie Acuña Magno
  • Program manager: Redgynn Alba
  • Executive producer: Nieva M. Sabit
  • Associate producer: Cristina Tolentino
  • Creative consultants RJ Nuevas, Dode Cruz
  • Creative director: Jun Lana
  • Head writer: Agnes Gagelonia-Uligan
  • Episode writer: Michiko Yamamoto
  • Production designer: Bing Santos
  • Lighting director: Jun Gonzales
  • Director: Maryo J. de los Reyes
  • Soundtrack

  • The main theme song, "Ang Aking Munting Bituin" ("My Little Star") is sung by La Diva. It was originally performed by Gary Valenciano and used as the official theme song of the 2003 film, Magnifico. Lyrics are by Rollie Navarro and music by Gary Valenciano and Joy Nilo.
  • The love scenes' theme song, "Sa Isip Ko" is performed by Rachelle Ann Go. It was originally performed by Agot Isidro and revived by Jay R and Sarah Geronimo. The theme song was later revived by Juris Fernandez and used as one of the theme songs of the ABS-CBN teleserye Ina Kapatid Anak
  • Mexican remake

    In 2016, Munting Heredera, is slated to have an adaptation in Mexico, marking the first GMA drama series that adopted in a Latin country. The planned remake will be produced by Telefilm Atlantico S.A., also they acquired the program's format and plot thru GMA Worldwide Inc’s (GWI) license agent based in South America, Latin Media Corporation.

    Awards and nominations

  • ENPRESS Golden Screen TV Awards
  • 2011: Outstanding Original Drama Series Nomination
  • 2011: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Winner: Gabby Eigenmann
  • 2011: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Nomination: Roderick Paulate
  • 2011: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nomination: Gloria Romero
  • 2013: Outstanding Original Drama Series Nomination
  • 2013: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Winner: Neil Ryan Sese
  • 2012 PMPC Star Awards for Television
  • Best Drama Series Nomination
  • Best Child Performer Nomination: Mona Louise Rey
  • 17th Asian Television Awards 2012
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nomination: Gabby Eigenmann
  • References

    Munting Heredera Wikipedia

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