GMA Network brings to life the 1987 classic movie, Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa, in an updated TV series premiering today on Afternoon Prime.
The Ishmael Bernal masterpiece is now a modern version tackling the life struggles of two women intertwined by lost love.
The series features Julie Anne San Jose as Santina, Benjamin Alves as Ephraim, Martin del Rosario as Kiko and LJ Reyes as Angeli.
Playing equally important roles are Ara Mina as Mariz and 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.
Santina, an orphaned girl forced to work hard after her aunt’s death, finds herself working in one of Diony’s restaurants. Diony, a kind woman sends her to school and treats her as her own daughter.
Angeli is homeless child longing for a mother’s love. Diony adopts her and eventually helps her in running her bbusiness.
As Santina and Angeli’s worlds collide, they also competes for the love of Diony’s Ephraim, blamed for the death of his sister. Initially. Angeli sees Ephraim as a competition. but after an incident, she falls secretly and obsessively in love with him.
Mariz is Angeli’s neglectful mother who hates Angeli, a baby she carried after she was raped and when she was growing up 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 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.