We Will Survive
We Will Survive is a 2016 Philippine comedy-drama television series directed by Jeffrey Jeturian and Mervyn Brondial, starring Pokwang and Melai Cantiveros. The series aired on ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida evening block and worldwide via The Filipino Channel from February 29, 2016 to April 15, 2016, replacing Pasión de Amor. It was later moved to Kapamilya Gold afternoon block from April 18, 2016 to July 15, 2016, replacing Game ng Bayan.
|We Will Survive|
|Created by||Mel Mendoza-del Rosario|
|Developed by||Ginny Monteagudo-Ocampo|
|Opening theme||"I Will Survive" |
by Jona Viray
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|No. of episodes||97 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer||Aimee Fabian-Sumalde|
|Producer||Mel Mendoza-del Rosario|
|Editor||Dennis A. Salgado|
|Running time||30-45 minutes|
|Production company||GMO Unit|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV) |
|Original release||February 29 –|
July 15, 2016
Two probinsiyanas and childhood friends, Wilma; a sure-footed family woman and Maricel; a risk-taking dreamer, both experienced heartaches that sealed their friendship-- but after these heartaches, they both had a resolve that they will survive.
Wilma decides to go to Manila to forget her heartache, and find growth in terms of her career-- for herself, and her family. Maricel on the other hand, decides to stay in Albay to focus on her dream and become a Hotel General Manager. With Wilma's temporary absence in Maricel's life, Maricel meets a man who will help her recover from her heartache and she immediately falls in love with this man.
Both Wilma and Maricel are seemingly recovering from their past heartaches, until one day, their lives are both shaken by one ultimate test of their friendship.
Will Wilma and Maricel survive?
Cast and charactersEdit
- Pokwang as Wilmalyn "Wilma" Bonanza-San Juan
- Melai Cantiveros as Maria Cecilia "Maricel" Rubio-Rustia
- Carlo Aquino as Pocholo Rustia
- Jeric Raval as Edwin San Juan
- John Steven de Guzman as Jude Rubio
- Bea Saw as Ana Fe Adlao
- Maris Racal as Jenny Bonanza-Ataiza
- McCoy de Leon as Ralph Ataiza
- Vangie Labalan as Maria Judith "Judy" Rubio
- Bing Davao as Nestor Bonanza
- Ahron Villena as Rodel Bernardo
- Joshua Zamora as Edwin Villalobos
- Alchris Galura as Arnold Bonanza
- Genevieve Reyes as Sarah Bonanza
- Franco Rodriguez as Jesus "Jess" Espiritu
- Francine Diaz as Anya San Juan
- Marissa Delgado as Luz San Juan
|PILOT EPISODE||FINALE EPISODE||PEAK||SOURCE|
We Will Survive originally aired at 5:45 PM as part of the network's Primetime Bida evening block.
On April 18, 2016, the drama was later moved to Kapamilya Gold afternoon block in a new timeslot at 5:00 PM.
- "POKWANG, MELAI TEAM UP FOR THE FIRST TIME TO SHOW BEAUTY OF FRIENDSHIP IN "WE WILL SURVIVE"" (Press release). ABS-CBN Social Media Newsroom. February 24, 2016.
- ABS-CBN Entertainment (February 19, 2016). "WE WILL SURVIVE Full Trailer: This February 29 on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida!". ABS-CBN Entertainment. YouTube. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
- "Pokwang-Melai soap to debut on February 29". ABS-CBN News. February 19, 2016. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
- National TV Ratings (February 29, 2016 – Monday)
- National TV Ratings (March 8, 2016 – Tuesday)