First Yaya

First Yaya (transl. First Nanny) is a 2021 Philippine television drama romantic comedy series broadcast by GMA Network. Starring Sanya Lopez in the title role, it premiered on March 15, 2021 on the network's Telebabad line up replacing Anak ni Waray vs. Anak ni Biday.

First Yaya
First Yaya title card.jpg
Title card
Created by
  • Jojo Tawasil Nones
  • Marlon G. Miguel
Written by
  • Jojo Tawasil Nones
  • Marlon G. Miguel
  • Christine Badillo-Novicio
  • Obet Villela
Directed byL.A. Madridejos
Creative directorAloy Adlawan
StarringSanya Lopez
Opening theme"Ang Puso Kong Ito'y Sa'Yo" by Thea Astley[1]
Country of originPhilippines
Original languageTagalog
No. of episodes63 (list of episodes)
Executive producerMary Joy Lumboy-Pili
CinematographyAlbert Banson
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time50 minutes
Production companyGMA Entertainment Group
Original networkGMA Network
Picture format4K (UHDTV)
Original releaseMarch 15, 2021 (2021-03-15) –
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Cast and charactersEdit

Sanya Lopez
Gabby Concepcion
Lead cast
Supporting cast
Guest cast


In November 2019, Marian Rivera was hired to portray the role of First Yaya.[15] Principal photography was halted in March 2020 due to the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.[16] Marian Rivera left the series in September 2020 due to the safety protocols of the series' filming.[17] Sanya Lopez replaced Marian Rivera in October 2020.[2] Filming was continued in November 2020.[18]


According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Nationwide Urban Television Audience Measurement People in television homes, the pilot episode of First Yaya earned a 23% rating.[19]


  1. ^ "Playlist: "Ang Puso Kong Ito'y Sa'Yo" by Thea Astley (First Yaya OST)". Retrieved April 7, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Anarcon, James Patrick. "IT'S OFFICIAL: Sanya Lopez replaces Marian Rivera in First Yaya". Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  3. ^ "Gabby type gawing 'yaya' si Marian" (in Filipino). November 28, 2019. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  4. ^ "Marian Rivera is back on primetime in GMA's 'First Yaya'". February 18, 2020. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d Chupraita, PR-yanka. "Cast ng 'First Yaya,' start na rin sa lock-in taping!". Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  6. ^ Arcadio, Ryan. "LOOK: Cassy Legaspi joins Marian Rivera, Gabby Concepcion in new teleserye". Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  7. ^ 24 Oras: Joaquin Domagoso, excited na sa pagganap niya sa Kapuso series na "First Yaya" [24 Oras: Joaquin Domagoso, excited for his acting on the Kapuso series "First Yaya"] (in Filipino). GMA News. November 9, 2020. Retrieved November 17, 2020 – via YouTube.
  8. ^ "Sandy Andolong, negative sa COVID-19" (in Filipino). March 27, 2020. Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  9. ^ a b c "Gardo Versoza, two more ABS-CBN stars to join cast of GMA-7's First Yaya". Retrieved December 27, 2020.
  10. ^ "Maxine Medina transfers to GMA-7; joins cast of First Yaya". Retrieved December 5, 2020.
  11. ^ Sun, Cherry (November 26, 2020). "Gabby Concepcion teases start of taping for 'First Yaya'". GMA Entertainment. Retrieved November 30, 2020.
  12. ^ Anarcon, James Patrick (February 18, 2020). "Veteran actress Pilar Pilapil returns to GMA-7 after 13 years via Marian Rivera teleserye". Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  13. ^ "Dating Goin Bulilit star na si Clarence Delgado, lumipat na nga ba sa GMA?". Philippine Daily Tabloid. Retrieved December 27, 2020.
  14. ^ "Marian: Magagamit ko na ang pagkananay ko sa 'First Yaya'" (in Filipino). Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  15. ^ Anarcon, James Patrick (November 28, 2019). "Marian Rivera set to make teleserye comeback in 2020". Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  16. ^ Adel, Rosette (March 17, 2020). "Top-rating ABS-CBN, GMA shows make TV comeback as quarantine halts regular programs". Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  17. ^ "Marian Rivera backs out of First Yaya: "Hindi ako uuwi ng bahay? Hindi ko kakayanin."". September 12, 2020. Retrieved September 13, 2020.
  18. ^ "GMA-7 teledrama full blast na; 11 series balik-ere, lock-in taping na". November 28, 2020. Retrieved November 29, 2020.
  19. ^ PEP Troika (March 16, 2021). "Sangkayayahan, nagbubunyi sa mataas na rating ng pilot episode ng First Yaya". Retrieved March 16, 2021.

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