Isang Dakot Na Luha

Isang Dakot Na Luha
Created by TV5 Network, Inc.
Written by Renato Custodio Jr.
Charlotte Dianco
Renee Dimcia
Adrian Ho
Evie Macapugay
Directed by Eric Quizon
Starring Alice Dixson
Danita Paner
Jay Manalo
Glydel Mercado
Lianne Valentin
Daria Ramirez
Theme music composer Boy Christopher Ramos
Opening theme "Isang Dakot na Luha" by Katrina Velarde
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, Tagalog, English
No. of episodes 78
Executive producer(s) Jhanice Casallo-Damaso
Running time 30-45 minutes
Original network Associated Broadcasting Company (TV5)
Picture format NTSC 480i
Original release February 27 (2012-02-27) – June 15, 2012 (2012-06-15)
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Isang Dakot Na Luha (One Handful of Tears) is a Philippine afternoon drama series topbilled by Alice Dixson, Danita Paner, Jay Manalo and Glydel Mercado, broadcast on Associated Broadcasting Company (TV5) and started airing on February 27, 2012.

The series is all about a story of a mother, in her struggle to keep her children from being taken away from her, needs to deal with unfortunate circumstances. Amelia played by Alice Dixson and Mario played by Jay Manalo, an ill-fated couple who get estranged from each other and will soon lose their three children.


The Series also premieres with the afternoon launch of Felina: Prinsesa ng mga Pusa.


The San Diego's are a poor but happy family raised by the good couple, Amelia and Mario with their three daughters; Angela, Almira and Mirasol. They lived with Mario's stepmother, Lucing, who secretly maltreated Amelia. Because of their debts, Mario decided to find a job and work in Manila where he met Veronica Vergara, a prominent and wealthy heiress of Mr. Vergara's fortune. Veronica falls in love with Mario. She seduces him and plans to have him as her husband. When Veronica finds out about Mario's family, she plans to destroy them with the help of Mario's evil stepmother Lucing as an accomplice.

Amelia decided to work abroad to support their needs but this made her fell to Veronica's trap. She was hostaged to an illegal employer for several years. Angela, Almira and Pangga was left to Amelia's bestfriend Edna but an accident led Edna's death after she saved Almira from hitting by a vehicle. The poor little San Diego's was left to Lucing where they were maltreated. Veronica apprenticed Lucing to change Amelia's good image to her children.

Amelia and Mario's daughters fate which is to separate from each other faced them. Time came when Veronica's daughter Lyla died and because she wanted to have a child again she decided to have Almira. Pangga was separated from Angela and was left to Helga, a Chinese businesswoman who adopted her. Angela was then left alone with resentment against her mother who she knew was the cause of the ruin and misfortune their family obtained.

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International broadcast

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