Bukod Kang Pinagpala

Bukod Kang Pinagpala (International title: Mother's Love / transl. You are Way Blessed) is a 2013 Philippine television drama series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by Don Michael Perez, it stars Camille Prats and Mona Louise Rey. It premiered on February 11, 2013 on the network's Afternoon Prime line up replacing Sana ay Ikaw na Nga and worldwide on February 14, 2013 on GMA Pinoy TV. The series concluded on June 7, 2013 with a total of 82 episodes. It was replaced by Maghihintay Pa Rin in its timeslot.

Bukod Kang Pinagpala
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Title card
Also known asMother's Love
Developed byRJ Nuevas
Written by
  • Jules Dan Katanyag
  • Leilani Chavez
  • John Borgy Danao
Directed byDon Michael Perez
Creative director(s)Jun Lana
Theme music composerWency Cornejo
Opening theme"Nag-iisa Lang" by Rocco Nacino
Ending theme"Habang May Buhay" by Kyla
Composer(s)Arnel de Pano
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Tagalog
No. of episodes82
Executive producer(s)Winnie Hollis-Reyes
Production location(s)Tagaytay, Philippines
CinematographyCarlo S. Montaño
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time30-45 minutes
Production company(s)GMA Entertainment TV
Original networkGMA Network
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseFebruary 11 (2013-02-11) –
June 7, 2013 (2013-06-07)


The series features the stories of three women whose lives and loves are hurled into a complex web of deceit, ambition, hope, and love.[1][2]

Cast and charactersEdit

Jackie Rice portrays Janet Perez-Cheng.
Main cast
Recurring cast

Production and developmentEdit

From the creative engineering of RJ Nuevas, the series was conceived late 2012. Early in its development, the series was titled "Tatlong Ina, Isang Anak" (lit. Three Mothers, One Child). It was changed to Bukod Kang Pinagpala (lit. You're the Most Blessed One, a phrase usually referring to Mama Mary), following its concept "The greatest kind of love is the love a mother has for her child." Winnie Hollis-Reyes served as the executive producer, while Don Michael Perez assigned to direct the show.

The majority of the ensemble cast was personally chosen by the network and assembled from December 2012 to January 2013. Actresses Camille Prats, Jackie Rice and Jennica Garcia headlined the show as the three mothers fighting for the custody of a child – Lara, played by Mona Louise Rey. The said role was originally meant for Jillian Ward but later replaced by Rey because "She's more fit for the role." Mark Anthony Fernandez, who had previously worked with Prats and Rey on the 2011 hit primetime series Munting Heredera, was cast as the sole male lead.[7]

As the show progressed, numerous recurring casts appeared. Carl Guevarra, Krystal Reyes, singer-actress Frencheska Farr and Japanese actor/producer Jacky Woo signed on to portray four important characters in the show. Glenda Garcia, Sharmaine Suarez and Anna Marin took the parental roles and made several appearances throughout the series' run. Series' director Don Michael Perez stated that "despite the series' title, no "chosen" character is given more exposure than the other members of the cast, from writing to the directing."[8]

Filming of the series began on February 1, 2013. Most of the series' scenes, including the fictional "Alcuar Farm" and "Bessie's Organic Farm & Restaurant", were shot on location in Tagaytay.[9]


According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household television ratings, the pilot episode of Bukod Kang Pinagpala earned a 16.6% rating.[10] While the final episode scored a 12.4% rating.[11]


  1. ^ http://m.abante.com.ph/issue/jan2013/17ent_jb.htm#.UPkbnCe-2uI
  2. ^ http://www.philstar.com/psn-showbiz/2012-12-22/888766/kris-hanggang-part-10-ang-plano-sa-sisterakas
  3. ^ http://www.pep.ph/news/37346/camille-prats-clarifies-report-that-she-is-dating-player-of-philippine-volcanoes/1/9
  4. ^ http://www.philstar.com/psn-showbiz/2013/02/07/905827/hindi-natsugi
  5. ^ http://www.philstar.com/psn-showbiz/2013/02/04/904561/gma-susugal-sa-bukod-kang-pinagpala
  6. ^ http://www.philstar.com/psn-showbiz/2013/02/04/904561/gma-susugal-sa-bukod-kang-pinagpala
  7. ^ http://www.gmanetwork.com/entertainment/shows/bukodkangpinagpala/articles/2013-02-11/8412/Mark-Anthony-Fernandez-all-set-for-Bukod-Kang-Pinagpala
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 17, 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 13, 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "AGB Nielsen Media Research: Mega Manila Household TV Ratings – February 11, 2013 (Monday)". Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  11. ^ Tuazon, Nikko (June 14, 2013). "AGB Nielsen Mega Manila Household Ratings (June 7 to 9, 2013): Eat Bulaga records 12.8 percent lead over rival program last Saturday". Retrieved March 1, 2018.

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