Huwag Kang Mangamba
Huwag Kang Mangamba (transl. Don't Be Afraid) is a 2021 Philippine television fantasy drama series broadcast by Kapamilya Channel. Directed by Emmanuel Palo, Jerry Lopez Sineneng and Darnel Joy Villaflor, it stars Andrea Brillantes, Francine Diaz, Seth Fedelin and Kyle Echarri. The series aired on the network's Primetime Bida evening block and worldwide via The Filipino Channel on March 22, 2021, replacing Ang sa Iyo ay Akin.
|Huwag Kang Mangamba|
|Opening theme||"Huwag Kang Mangamba"|
by Angeline Quinto
|Composers||Fr. Manoling Francisco, SJ|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||33 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||25-29 minutes|
|Production company||Dreamscape Entertainment|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original release||March 22, 2021 –|
The story features a past-to-present format where the events from the past will give context to the current day centered in the fictional city of Hermoso.
In the past, a fire burned down the only church in Hermoso which caused people to lose their faith in God due to the tragedy. Fatima Cruz was a member of Dakilang Sinag, a rebel group targeted by the military led by Samuel Cordero. The two eventually meet when the former took care of the latter after an explosion during a military operation against the rebel group in question.
Mira's quest to unearth her mother's whereabouts leads her to the town of Hermoso. One night, tragedy strikes when Mira falls victim to a hit-and-run accident, which seemingly kills her. Mira then regains consciousness; believing her accident to be non-fatal, but she soon finds out that she was actually dead.
Joy is placed under the care of her step-mother's family due to her father's duties as a serviceman, leaving her no choice but to stay at Hermoso. Uncovering her half-sister's involvement with party drugs, Joy's attempts to reach her father fails when she gets into a car accident which kills her via brain hemorrhage according to medical examination. However, Joy also rises from the dead much to everyone's shock.
The lives of Mira and Joy will intertwine as they share the same experience — resurrection. Complications arise when they become the talk of Hermoso's curious, judgmental townspeople. Bound by their apparent miraculous resurrection, together, they will face trials as they deal with diverse people who exhibit different morals, beliefs and values, all while attempting to relieve everyone's faith on God.
Cast and charactersEdit
- Main cast
- Andrea Brillantes as Mira Cruz
- Francine Diaz as Joy C. Cordero
- Seth Fedelin as Pio delos Reyes
- Kyle Echarri as Rafael "Rafa" Advincula
- Supporting cast
- Nonie Buencamino as Mayor Simon Advincula
- Eula Valdez as Deborah delos Santos
- Sylvia Sanchez as Barang Santisimo
- Dominic Ochoa as Tomas delos Reyes
- Mylene Dizon as Eva V. Marquez
- Allan Paule as Chief Fidel Alvarez
- Diether Ocampo as Capt. Samuel Cordero
- RK Bagatsing as Miguel Advincula
- Mercedes Cabral as Agatha delos Santos-Cordero
- Enchong Dee as Fr. Sebastian "Seb" Montes
- Angeline Quinto as Darling Sanchez
- Matet de Leon as Rebecca delos Reyes
- Soliman Cruz as Carlito "Caloy" Sanchez
- Anne Feo as Diana Rodriguez-Alvarez
- Paolo Gumabao as Maximo delos Reyes
- Renz Aguilar as Carrie Baltazar
- Matty Juniosa as Roberto "Bobby" Magbanua
- Alyanna Angeles as Sofia D. Cordero
- Renshi de Guzman as Hans R. Alvarez
- Raven Rigor as Mateo Panganiban
- Margaux Montana as Babygirl "Ghie" Andrade
- Guest cast
Filming began on December 4, 2020 with a three-week lock-in taping setup.
Holy Week re-runEdit
Huwag Kang Mangamba re-run its episodes on Good Friday, April 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm on Kapamilya Channel and Kapamilya Online Live. A2Z re-run episodes on Black Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 2:00 pm. The teleserye was dubbed as Huwag Kang Mangamba: The Holy Week Special.
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- "Surprise! Dimples Romana is also part of 'Huwag Kang Mangamba'". ABS-CBN News. March 20, 2021. Retrieved March 21, 2021.
- ""Huwag Kang Mangamba" goes on marathon this Holy Week on Kapamilya Channel". abs-cbn.com. March 31, 2021. Retrieved March 31, 2021.