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Mangarap Ka (2004)

A light drama with elements of action and adventure, "Mangarap Ka" marks a new direction for its makers ABS-CBN, which has created and perfected the teleserye genre over the years. Spotlighting the colorful sights and sounds of downtown Manila, "Mangarap Ka" is set in Quiapo, where we meet Oslec (Pascual), a street-smart young man whose life is about to be changed when he meets a lost young boy named Tikoy (newcomer Steven Christian Fermo).

"Mangarap Ka" is certainly a memorable TV event for its star, as sets out for not only in his first teleserye after "Sa Puso Ko, lingatan Ka," but also the first soap that he will be headlining alone.

"I've always wanted to do something that is personally interesting to me, and my character Oslec is just so fascinating," says. "And, like everyone else on this project, I think 'Mangarap Ka' is an exciting project because of everything it has to offer to all viewers, young and old."

An excellent, hand-picked supporting cast will join in the adventure that is "Mangarap Ka." Celebrating her thirtieth anniversary in showbusiness this year, Nova Villa turns around her image as one of Philippine television's most skilled comediennes, with her first dramatic role in "Mangarap Ka." Playing the serious, deadpan and grumpy fortune teller Nana Zoila Catacutan, Nova explains how she can still find comedy in her newest character. "There's a different humor in Nana Zoila, because 'Mangarap Ka' has heart, and depth."

Rio Locsin, meanwhile, is on her third ABS-CBN drama with "Mangarap Ka," but believes her flamboyant new role as barangay captain Jacqueline Catacutan Carter has the potential to be one of her most memorable characters.

"It's definitely an offbeat project, and it requires a lot of transformation on my part to play a character with such comedic touches. I'm really looking forward to reinventing myself for this."

After playing '80s soap heroine Julie Vega in one of 2003's highest-rated "Maalaala Mo Kaya" episodes, Angelica Panganiban herself lands a teleserye as "Mangarap Ka's" Catherine Sita "Cutie" Carter, Kapitana Jacqueline's eccentric 19-year-old daughter.

"She's kikay, loud, and she looks like she's going to be so fun to play. I just hope the fans support 'Mangarap Ka'."

Much-awarded young actor Patrick Garcia also makes a return to doing teleseryes after "Darating ang Umaga."

"It's really a treat to work in an ABS-CBN teleserye and be surrounded by all these great actors and creative people. My character Tristan is so different from 'Darating ang Umaga's' Nathanael - Tristan is very introverted and prefers to stay with his computers, which means he's very close to my real personality."

Finally, "Mangarap Ka" introduces to the public a fresh new face in Steven Christian Fermo, a six-year-old actor set to take on his first teleserye co-starring role as Tikoy Chu, a "Tsinoy" who finds himself lost in Manila. First seen by the public in a memorable spot on a toothpaste commercial, Steven is poised to run away with viewers' hearts in this endearing new role.

"Mangarap Ka" boasts of so much talent behind the scenes, as well. Two young directors, Malu Sevilla and Cathy Garcia Molina, will be at the helm of this charming new show, with much-awarded scriptwriter Ricky Lee serving as Creative Manager. Dado Lumibao is head writer. On the producing side are executive producer Marivic Oducayen, supervising producer Anna Goma, and executive in charge of production Malou N. Santos.

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Status : Ended Edit Status
Running Time : 30 minutes
Premiered : March 29, 2004
Date Ended : October 08, 2004
Number of Episodes : 137
Season Count : [Edit Season Count]
Language : Tagalog
TV Station : ABS-CBN
Country : Philippines
Picture Format : NTSC (480i)
Audio Format : Stereophonic Sound
Camera Setup : Multi-Camera setup
Genre : Drama, Action, Fantasy

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