Poor Señorita

Poor Señorita
Created by GMA Entertainment TV Group
Developed by
  • Lilybeth G. Rasonable
  • Bryle Tabora
  • Lobert Villela
  • Renei Dimla
Written by
  • John Kenneth De Leon
  • Glaiza Ramirez
  • Marlon Miguel
Directed by Dominic Zapata
Creative director(s) Roy Iglesias
Opening theme "Tunay na Kayamanan" by Regine Velasquez and "Without You" by Lara Maigue
Composer(s) Arlene M. Calvo
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, English
No. of episodes 79 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Kaye Atienza-Cadsawan
Producer(s) Lenie Santos
Location(s) Manila, Philippines
Cinematography Roman Theodossis
Editor(s) Suzette Doctolero
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 30-45 minutes
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release March 28 (2016-03-28) – July 15, 2016 (2016-07-15)
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Poor Señorita

Poor Señorita is a Filipino comedy-drama series broadcast by GMA Network starring Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez, directed by Dominic Zapata and written by John Kenneth De Leon. The series premiered on March 28, 2016 replacing Little Nanay on the network's GMA Telebabad block, and is also aired worldwide via GMA Pinoy TV.[1] The series ended on July 15, 2016 and was replaced by Encantadia.

This serves as the Songbird's teleserye comeback after leaving the primetime scene when she got pregnant five years ago. The main cast also include Mikael Daez, Ayra Mariano, Jillian Ward, Miggs Cuaderno, Zymic Jaranilla and Caprice Cayetano.[2]


Rita was the only daughter of her father, Daniel. Her mother died when she was still a kid so she was raised by her father alone. As an only child, Rita grew up like a princess and all she want is transmitted.

Their family owns a soap factory. Rita's mom nurtured their business before she died and eventually left it with Daniel's management.

But Daniel will die because of gastric cancer and would orphan Rita. Before he died, he will tell Rita not to merely trust anyone. Claims to have no reliance on anyone except herself. Rita will take her late father's advice to her heart.

Joining Rita is Deborah, her sipsip auntie. Rita will use her late father's remaining savings to start a small business, a perfume factory named "Señorita Scents". Because of her skills and good strategies, she will increase it. But with Rita's innocence, Deborah will act underhanded to claim her treasure.

Rita will be thorny in their business. She will not trust anybody. She makes impossible demands and when it didn't meet her expectations, she evicted her employees. Even if she doesn't raise her voice, her cold treatment is enough to scare the people around her. Because of her habit, many people became angry with her.

Rita will have a major impact on her life when she was diagnosed with gastric cancer like her father. The doctor will tell her that she has only three months left before she dies.

Rita decides to give away some of her assets to auntie Deborah and also donated her other assets to various charities. As soon as she died, she would want to experience love but she fails. She will attempt to commit suicide but will realize she can't. Instead, she would pay a hitman to kill herself.

But shortly, she will discover that she was just misdiagnosed. That she doesn't really have to die anytime soon! This detour terminally ill, she would withdraw all of her money, but she was too late. Deborah withheld the money given to her by her niece. Even the charities she had given money to do not want to return it. She's left with almost nothing.

With no longer money, Rita has been still pursuing her hitman. Deborah set fire to push the hitman to continue kill her niece. Rita will hide in every edge of the world. Fortunately, there are five children refuse to help her. They were Kyla, Rambo, Charisse, Apol and Girlie.[3]


Main cast

Supporting cast

Extended cast

Guest cast


On January 4, 2016, Regine Velasquez renewed her contract with GMA Network. During the contract signing, Velasquez revealed that she will be doing a musical-variety-comedy show and a light-comedy series for 2016.[4] She described her character in the show as "a very different character for me to play." Her last acting role for television was I Heart You, Pare! in 2011 opposite Dingdong Dantes.[5]

In a story conference held on January 29, 2016, it was revealed that veteran actress Snooky Serna and Queen of Soul Jaya along with Sheena Halili, Valeen Montenegro and child stars Jillian Ward, Miggs Cuaderno and Zymic Jaranilla will be joining Velasquez on the said series while Kapuso actor Mikael Daez will be her love interest. Dominic Zapata will be directing the show.[6] StarStruck season 6 graduates Elyson de Dios and Ayra Mariano, who were personally requested by Velasquez herself to be part of her show, will also be joining the cast members. This will be their first teleserye project after StarStruck.[7]


The series was unable to defeat its rival show on its pilot episode only receiving a 21.5% premiere rating compared to a 22.4% of its competitor based on the survey conducted by AGB Nielsen Philippines.[8] However, the show is slowly starting to gain its momentum during the third and fourth episode of the series beating its competitor with a difference of .5% and .1% respectively.[9][10]


Year Award/Recognition Category Nominee Result
2016 30th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Primetime Drama Series Poor Señorita Nominated
Best Child Performer Migs Cuaderno Nominated
Best New Female TV Personality Ayra Mariano Nominated

See also


  1. Medillo, Joseph Mario (16 March 2016). "Poor Señorita Starring Regine Velasquez Premieres on March 28, 2016". Showing in Philippines. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  2. Marquez, Pheobe (19 March 2016). "Regine 'quirky & animated' in primetime comeback". philstar.com. PhilStar Global. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  3. GMA Network (16 March 2016). "Regine Velasquez-Alcasid returns to primetime in 'Poor Señorita'". GMANetwork.com. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  4. Serato, Arniel (5 January 2016). "Regine Velasquez inks two-year exclusive contract with GMA Network". PEP.ph. Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  5. Rodriguez, Bea (4 March 2016). "Regine Velasquez, may revelation tungkol sa pagganap nya sa 'Poor Señorita'". GMANetwork.com. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  6. Acar, Aedrianne (29 January 2016). "Bagong show ni Regine Velasquez na 'Poor Señorita,' agad nag-trend sa Twitter". GMA News Online. GMA Network Inc. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  7. Noguera, Al Kendrick (18 February 2016). "Regine Velasquez, ni-request na maging part sina Elyson de Dios at Ayra Mariano ng 'Poor Señorita'". GMANetwork.com. GMA Network. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  8. Anarcon, James Patrick (31 March 2014). "How did Regine Velasquez-starrer Poor Señorita fare in ratings game?". PEP.ph. Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  9. "March 30 (Wed) TV Ratings / AGB Nielsen Mega Manila (Primetime)". PEP.ph. Philippine Entertainment Portal. 31 March 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  10. "March 31 (Thu) TV Ratings / AGB Nielsen Mega Manila (Primetime)". PEP.ph. Philippine Entertainment Portal. 1 April 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
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