Pieta (TV series)


Laban ng Anak, Dalamhati ng Ina
(One Son's Fight, One Mother's Grief)
Genre Action, Drama
Created by Gina Marissa-Tagasa, Carlo J. Caparas
Based on Pieta (1983 film)
by Carlo J. Caparas
Developed by Enrico C. Santos
Written by Willy Laconsay
Directed by Toto Natividad
Starring Cherie Gil
Ryan Agoncillo
Nikki Gil
Krista Ranillo
Jestoni Alarcon
and John Regala
Opening theme Kapalaran by Ciara Sotto
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino
No. of episodes 138
Executive producer(s) Roldeo T. Endrinal
Location(s) Philippines
Running time 30–45 minutes
Production company(s) Dreamscape Entertainment Television
Original network ABS-CBN
Picture format NTSC (480i) SDTV
Original release October 27, 2008 (2008-10-27) – May 1, 2009 (2009-05-01)

Pieta is a television daytime drama series that aired on ABS-CBN from October 27, 2008 to May 1, 2009.


Pieta tells the story of Amanda (Cherie Gil) and her son Rigor (Ryan Agoncillo). Once she discovers that she is pregnant, Amanda struggles to build a better future for her child.

When her son Rigor commits a crime at a young age, Amanda decides to protect him by taking the fall. While she spends many years in prison, Rigor is slowly dragged into a life of violence. Amanda returns home after being released only to see her son turn into her worst nightmare.

Cast and characters

1983 original movie cast

Series cast

Main cast
Cast Character Description
Cherie Gil Amanda Tupaz Mother of Rigor who is willing to bear any suffering for the sake of her son.
Ryan Agoncillo Rigor Tupaz Son of Amanda and boyfriend of Martha. He is also the former boyfriend of Guia. A son consumed by anger who will try to find refuge in the violent neighborhood gangs.
Nikki Gil Guia V. Angeles New love interest of Rigor. She was under the care of Rigor and witness in Miguel's crime
Krista Ranillo Martha The rich young woman who will capture the heart of Rigor. The daughter of Helga. She is also the mother of Rigor's child.
John Regala Miguel Alcona The gang leader on a hunt for Amanda and will become Rigor’s greatest nemesis. The leader of a syndicate is involved with drugs and smuggling goods. Miguel is out to seek revenge at Amanda.
Jestoni Alarcon Delfin Torres A kindhearted man who will give Amanda the second chance at love. Rigor & Ella's biological father
Supporting cast
Guest cast

See also

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