Mula Sa Puso
Mula Sa Puso Also known as From the Heart Genre Drama Format Drama, Thriller, Suspense, Crime Written by Keiko Aquino
Directed by Wenn V. Deramas
Ruel S. Bayani
Creative director(s) Deo Endrinal Starring Claudine Barretto
Theme music composer Vehnee Saturno (arranged by Tito Cayamanda) Opening theme "Mula Sa Puso" by Jude Michael Ending theme "Mula Sa Puso" by Jude Michael Country of origin Philippines Language(s) Filipino, English No. of seasons 2 No. of episodes 175 Production Executive producer(s) Michael Francis Munoz Location(s) Metro Manila, Philippines Running time 30 minutes Broadcast Original channel ABS-CBN Picture format NTSC (480i) Original run March 10, 1997 – April 2, 1999 Chronology Followed by Saan Ka Man Naroroon Related shows Mula Sa Puso (2011)
Mula Sa Puso (lit. From the Heart) is a Filipino television series originally aired by ABS-CBN from March 10, 1997 to April 2, 1999. Claudine Barretto, Rico Yan, and Diether Ocampo played the role of the main protagonists in the series. It was re-aired in 2008 through Studio 23 and Kapamilya Channel, which are both an ABS-CBN subsidiaries. A 2011 remake, starring Lauren Young, JM De Guzman and Enrique Gil, aired in ABS-CBN from March 28, 2011 to August 12, 2011.
Starting October 18, 2011, the Series is being re-aired through Cinema One Global a ABS-CBN International Subsidiary.
Via (Claudine Barretto), the only daughter of Don Fernando (Juan Rodrigo), was raised as his darling princess. On her eighteenth birthday, she found out that her father has promised her hand in marriage to her childhood friend, Michael (Diether Ocampo), and before the birthday party was over, she got kidnapped. She was rescued by a good Samaritan named Gabriel (Rico Yan), whom she fell in love with. Michael, at the latter part of the story, became romantically involved with Via's best friend, Trina (Rica Peralejo). As the story unfolds, Via ended up having to decide between the two men in her life, while learning more about her mother Magda (Jaclyn Jose) and fighting off her evil aunt Selina (Princess Punzalan).
In the story, Selina was one of the most influential characters, due to her desire to acquire the power and wealth of Don Fernando (Juan Rodrigo), her brother. She possesses intelligence in illegal tactics that made her stronger and she used people in order to manipulate them when a bombing in the departure of Via and her family to start a new life began. Via lived a new identity but came back to her family, and they all faced Selina one last time in dignity and Via restored peace in her family.
- Claudine Barretto as Olivia "Via" Pereira/Ella Peralta - the daughter of Don Fernando and Magdalena Pereira. She is the only heiress of Don Fernando's wealth, a good daughter and is Michael's childhood friend. She falls in love with Gabriel. The main protagonist in the story.
- Rico Yan as Gabriel Maglayon - A kind-hearted taxi driver who saved Via from the bad guys and later falls in love with Via. He is also Leo's brother. He is the love-interest of Via.
- Rica Peralejo as Trina - Via's friend who fell in love with Michael.
- Diether Ocampo as Michael Miranda† - Via's childhood friend and dies after being shot by Bagyo. In the movie version, he still alive and he is attending Via and Gabriel's wedding and now lives with Trina.
- Patrick Garcia as Warren - Gabriel's brother and the son of Corazon and Benjamin and Tom Tom's older brother.
- Paula Peralejo as Joei Madrigal - She is Via's Family friend whom Warren has a secret crush.
- Princess Punzalan as Selina Pereira-Matias† - The main villain in the story, she is the cunning sister of Don Fernando (Juan Rodrigo). She perpetrated the acid attack which left a scar on Magda's face. She married Ysmael and had a daughter named Nicole and an older son named Gilbert. In the end, she was killed by a speeding truck after a duel with Via in an abandoned construction site. As she was dying a bloody death, the flashbacks of the horrible killings she committed were seen including killing the people in the bus and the death of her husband Ysmael. In the movie version, she was killed in a car explosion. Her character was given the moniker terminator because she repeatedly cheated death throughout the TV series.
- Jacklyn Jose as Magdalena Trinidad - the lost mother of Via. She fell in love with Don Fernando and she has a scar face after surviving an acid attack by Selina. Later she married Don Fernando.
- Eric Quizon as Manuel - Magda's brother and the serial killer in the TV version. In the movie version, He makes a cameo appearance as a guest in the film's wedding scene of Gabriel and Via.
- Juan Rodrigo as Don Fernando Pereira - He was Via's father, Criselda's husband and Magda's 2nd husband.
- Rio Locsin as Corazon Rodrigo - She was Warren & Ton ton's mother and also Magda's childhood friend since high school.
- Ricky Davao as Edward Rodrigo - Corazon's husband. In the movie Version, He makes a cameo Appearance as a guest in the film's wedding scene of Gabriel and Via.
- Efren Reyes Jr. as Ysmael Matias - Selina's husband and Nicole's and Jennifer's father and he was killed by his wife after he saved Via and Magdalena. In the Movie he was killed by Michael.
- Shaina Magdayao as Jennifer - Ysmael's younger daughter from another woman before Selina.
- Nida Blanca as Carmen Buencamino - Rafael's mother and also she survived from the shot by Selina.
- Charito Solis as Agnes Delgado
- Charlie Davao as Don Ricardo
- Snooky Serna as Criselda - Don Fernando's wife (TV version)
- Eula Valdez as Criselda (Movie version) [She played as Selina Matias in 2011 Remake]
- Anna Larrucea as Nicole Matias†- She is Ysmael's daughter and Jennifer's sister. She dies after being shot by Magda's brother Manuel. In the movie she was killed by Abdon.
- Jan Marini Alano as Mariel - She is the maid at Don Fernando's house and was Via's best friend. Later she was raped by Selina's goons and she was also Neal's girlfriend.
- Cherrie Pie Picache as Shirley - She was the woman who was hired by Selina. Later she betrayed Selina and escaped, she fell in love with Rafael. In the movie Version, she makes a cameo Appearance as a guest in the film's wedding scene of Gabriel and Via.
- Janice de Belen as Connie - She is Jennifer's mother.
- Gardo Versoza as Domingo - He was hired by Selina to pretend as Magda's other man. In the movie Version, He makes a cameo Appearance as a guest in the film's wedding scene of Gabriel and Via.
- Via Veloso as Wendy (TV version)
- Andrea del Rosario as Wendy (Movie version)
- Maricel Laxa as Atty. Elaine Regalado
- Ramil Rodriguez as Atty. Miranda - Michael's father
- Eva Darren as Mrs. Miranda - Michael's mother
- Mark Gil as Bagyo† - He was the man who saved Selina from the car fire and he was killed by the police after he shot Michael. Selina's right hand
- Ariel Rivera as Rafael Buencamino - He is the son of Carmen. [He played as Don Fernando Pereira in 2011 Remake]
- Jay Manalo as Gilbert Matias- He was Selina's and Ysmael's older son and Nicole's and Jennifer's brother.
- Candy Pangilinan as Berta - Rafael's maid.
- Rene Pangilinan as Michael Miranda's doctor after being shot by Bagyo.
- Anne Villegas as Tindeng - Mariel's mother and Magda's friend.
- Gerard Pizzaras as Neal
- Arman De Guzman as Gerry
- Lawrence David as Lando
- Ena Garcia as Anabelle
- Gina Alejar as Elena
- Kaye Abad as Girl on bus
- Ricardo Cepeda as Abdon (TV Series)
- Carlos Morales as Abdon (Movie version)
- Eagle Riggs as Roxee [He played Priscilla in 2011 Remake]
- Stefano Mori as Ton-Ton - Corazon & Edward's son
- Ronald Anonuevo as Groomsmen
- Ronaldo Valdez as Benjamin
- Lee Robin Salazar as Leo
- Gino Paul Guzman as Ronald
- Erika Fife as Cindy
- Lailani Navarro as Winnie
- Raymond Bagatsing as Nardo
The series title was based in the theme song which was sung by Jude Michael in the original TV version. Roselle Nava sang the movie version. In 2010, the song was re-released as part of 60 Taon ng Musika at Soap Opera.
On February 10, 1999, the series was adapted into a film. The Movie was also released with the movie version of another hit soap Esperanza (TV series) on the same day.
The series became consistent in its story plot so it was well received by the public. Its pilot episode was 37.9%, the highest rating was 56.5% NUTAM and 53.7% MEGA MANILA, while the average was 45.2%.
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