Precious Hearts Romances Presents

Precious Hearts Romances Presents was a Philippine program broadcast on ABS-CBN. It mainly focuses on adaptations of the best-selling paperbacks distributed by company holder, Precious Hearts Romances, from May 4, 2009 to April 5, 2013.


Season 1

Bud Brothers

Air date May 4, 2009 – August 28, 2009

Rose Tan's story of a flower farm owned by eight male friends. The series lasted 4 months involving a story that revolves around each one of the male character simply nicknamed as the "Bud Brothers". One by one their stories about falling in love were told at each week-long episodes. [1]

Director Cathy Garcia-Molina, and other guest directors.
Cast Jake Cuenca, Cristine Reyes, Rafael Rosell, Mariel Rodriguez, John Prats, Denise Laurel, Joem Bascon, Janna Dominguez, Manuel Chua, Valerie Concepcion, Guji Lorenzana, Kaye Abad, Will Devaughn, Wendy Valdez, Ahron Villena, Maricar Reyes
Narrator Nikki Gil

Finale: Each one of the men finds a girl for themselves.

Ang Lalaking Nagmahal Sa Akin

Air date August 31, 2009 – October 16, 2009
Synopsis Ang Lalaking Nagmahal Sa Akin by Vanessa, a romance writer from PHR, is the story of Flor who moves from the province to the city to in a hotel. She falls in love with the owner of the hotel, Zephy.
Director Wenn V. Deramas
Cast Toni Gonzaga, Derek Ramsay, Shamaine Centenera, Janus Del Prado, Beatriz Saw, Carla Humphries, Nikki Valdez, Franzen Fajardo, Ketchup Eusebio, Crispin Pineda, DJ Durano and Carla Martinez
Narrator Toni Gonzaga

Somewhere In My Heart

Air date October 19, 2009 – December 4, 2009
Synopsis The story starts with a wild, fun and talkative woman named Femi. Femi is poor yet lively, she does everything to earn money for her family and her college fees. Femi has a crush for Aaron, a quiet yet rich guy. Although wealthy, Aaron is having family problems due to money.

Femi tried to have a relationship with Aaron but is unsuccessful after being rejected by him. Femi runs away from the college and tried to be a nun, but even for that she is still unsuccessful. She then later tried to seduce and make Aaron fall in love with, by pretending that she is a nun.

Director Cathy Garcia-Molina
Cast Kaye Abad, Guji Lorenzana, Ahron Villena, Erika Padilla, Lloyd Zaragoza, Niña Dolino, Nicole Uysiuseng, Nikki Valdez and Matt Ranillo III[1]
Narrator Kaye Abad and Guji Lorenzana

My Cheating Heart

Air date December 7, 2009 – January 29, 2010
Synopsis My Cheating Heart. Mio thinks of Nadine as a friend, but she has a crush on him. When she finds out Mio already has a girlfriend, she leaves the country. Later, she returns and attempts to get Mio to fall in love with her.
Director Rory B. Quintos
Cast Cristine Reyes, Jake Cuenca, Bangs Garcia, Tom Rodriguez, Beatriz Saw, Janus Del Prado, Irma Adlawan[2]
Narrator Cristine Reyes

Season 2


Air date May 17, 2010 – September 17, 2010
Synopsis The story revolves around a young province woman named Devin. Devin believes that she was given an unusual face that no man would ever want. She envies women such as Mariz who is unhappily married to Anthony, who is her crush. Little that Devin know that Popoy, her childhood friend, have feelings for her.

One day, both Devin and Marizlolll have been involved in the same car accident. Mariz died while Devin is able to live. Devin was given a choice to be able to live by a plastic surgeon named Monique Benitez, but in the face of Mariz. Devin agreed and was implanted with Mariz's face.

Devin is now confused on how to live her new life after leaving Popoy and her poor life behind and starting a new life with a new beautiful face with the man of her dreams.

Director Jerome Chavez Pobocan
Cast Maja Salvador, Sam Milby, Melai Cantiveros, Jason Francisco, Precious Lara Quigaman and Jon Avila
Narrator Maja Salvador and Melai Cantiveros

Midnight Phantom

Air date July 12, 2010 – August 13, 2010
Synopsis Ten years ago, Brandon was a college kid who fell in love with disturbed lounge crooner Anya. When Brandon meddled in what he thought was a domestic squabble between Anya and her lover Augusto, a sliver of glass runs through Brandon’s face, leaving him scarred for life-literally and figuratively.

Presently, Augusto has died, leaving Anya to be the sole guardian of his daughter from a previous marriage, Nadja. The typical college school girl, Nadja’s guilty pleasure is to listen every night to a romantic DJ on the radio, the Midnight Phantom.

After Nadia requests for the song "All I Ask of You" from the Midnight Phantom, which the disc jockey gladly obliges, singing the song live for the fan, an unusually love affair ensues. Nadja soon meets up with the Midnight Phantom and accepts an invitation for a getaway in his Phantom Island. Only then does she find out that the Midnight Phantom and Brandon, who her stepmother Anya has hurt in the past, are one and the same.

Director Cathy Garcia-Molina
Cast Rafael Rosell, Denise Laurel, Ina Raymundo, JM de Guzman, Charee Pineda and Jommy Teotico[1]


Air date August 16, 2010 – February 11, 2011
Synopsis The feud between the De Silva and Fortalejo families started when Romano Fortalejo refused to marry Alicia De Silva because he was in love with Ana.

Romano and Ana's daughters Emerald and Jewel grew up not knowing anything about the feud but when their father dies leaving a lot of hospital bills and their house that their parent's worked hard for can be taken, Emerald who is the older sister goes to her grandfather to get the inheritance left to them by their grandmother. However, things will take an unexpected turn when she runs into Marco de Silva, as he kidnaps her after Emerald told him her name to get revenge on the family of Fortalejos.

Director Rory Quintos
Cast Cristine Reyes, Zanjoe Marudo, Rafael Rosell, Denise Laurel, Lito Legaspi, Irma Adlawan, William Lorenzo, Angel Jacob, Johnny Revilla, Carla Martinez, Eric Fructuoso, Rayver Cruz, JM De Guzman, Bangs Garcia, Iya Villania, Kristel Moreno


Air date September 20, 2010 – February 11, 2011
Synopsis Alyna is a woman who grew up feeling unloved until she meets Rex. He was fun, charismatic and immediately swept Alyna off her feet. When she thought she finally found love in the arms of Rex, he suddenly disappears. Alyna is left alone, heartbroken and carrying his child.

In the search for Rex, Alyna crosses paths with Dominic—a sad, serious and cold man. But as the days progress, the fire in Alyna’s heart blazes anew as she got to know the endearing qualities of Dominic. He could be the man Alyna was looking for all along.

But Rex returns, promising to continue the love story he started weaving with Alyna. Who will Alyna choose---the man she loved first? Or the man who promises to love her forever? Soon after Alyna loses her memory and a new path begins again but will she find Dominic, her true love or will she end up loving another man who has fallen for her?

Director FM Reyes
Cast Shaina Magdayao, Sid Lucero, Jason Abalos, Kaye Abad, JM De Guzman, Charee Pineda, Paul Jake Castillo, Beauty Gonzalez, Jose Sarasola, Ma. Isabel Lopez, Francine Prieto, Edward Mendez
Creatives Temi Abad, Ruby Leah Castro, Jurey Mirafuentes

Mana Po

Air date February 21, 2011 – April 1, 2011
Synopsis A young woman returns to her home province to woo her furious childhood sweetheart who discovers that her family’s immense wealth rightfully belongs to him.
Director Katski Flores, Theodore Boborol
Cast Melisa Cantiveros, Jason Francisco, Tom Rodriguez, Megan Young, RR Enriquez

Season 3

Lumayo Ka Man Sa Akin

Air date January 23, 2012 – May 4, 2012
Synopsis Based on Martha Cecila's Pangako the story revolves on Janine, rich, beautiful, and has a fiance named Matthew, who she is about to marry Janine, has lived a pretty pampered life until a dark revelation by her father causes her on a search to find out about her mothers true identity, and her real mothers explanation on why she felt she had to leave her father. But in the end will time repeat itself between mother and daughter when Janine meets Jake, while in heart she is still in love with Matthew?
Directors Katski Flores, Toto Natividad
Cast Maja Salvador, Jason Abalos, Patrick Garcia, Ina Feleo, Ariel Rivera, Ina Raymundo, Toby Alejar, Mico Palanca


Air date May 28, 2012 – July 13, 2012
Synopsis Silang is a native warrior from the tribe of Tanah. He wants to marry his childhood sweetheart Giana to unite their warring clans. But the family of Giana has one condition: Silang has to find and bring back the missing Gem of Tanah that gives luck and prosperity to their people.

There is only one person who can help Silang find and get the Gem. She’s none other than Sapphire, the beautiful and charming city girl who Silang’s avoiding. Though he doesn’t want to, Silang is forced to partner with her, who is more than willing to help as her heart is close to the people of Tanah.

While they are searching for the Gem, Silang and Sapphire are drawn closer to each other. Eventually, the Gem falls in Silang’s hands as he falls in love with Sapphire.

Directed by Adolfo Alix, Jr., Theodore C. Boborol
Cast Zanjoe Marudo, Megan Young, Edward Mendez, Mercedes Cabral, John Arcilla, Tetchie Agbayani, Nonie Buencamino, Sharmaine Suarez, Allan Paule, Kristel Moreno


Air date July 16, 2012 – November 2, 2012
Synopsis A love story between a high school boy Sev and his teacher Lysa, who loses her beauty in a tragic fire. This gave her a lifetime scar, physically and emotionally.

Lysa is a young woman with a beauty is desired by men and envied by women. One day, a fire breaks out in the school she works in. While trying to rescue her students, a part of her face gets burned. Some people die in the fire, among them is a man rumoured to have an affair with her. Besieged by hatred from the townfolks and ashamed of her badly burned face, Lysa decides to leave and live in seclusion.

Direction Cathy Garcia-Molina, Toto Natividad
Cast Denise Laurel, Martin del Rosario, Yen Santos, James Reid, Lemuel Pelayo, Ricardo Cepeda, Nikka Valencia, Alma Concepcion, Bernadette Alysson, Trina Lagaspi, Chase Vega


Air date November 5, 2012 – April 5, 2013
Synopsis Paraiso tells the story of two strangers, Brennan and Yani, who get stranded on an island after their ship gets wrecked. Romance blooms between them as they spend time alone on the island, but the two strangers are not without their respective baggage from the "real world." Brennan is married to his dedicated wife Megan, while Yani's childhood best friend Justin has untold feelings for the young woman. The romance that grows between Yani and Brennan will set off a series of twists and conflicts after the two gets back to their own lives in Manila.
Directed by Connie Macatuno, Nico Hernandez, Rechie Del Carmen
Cast Jessy Mendiola, Matteo Guidicelli, Jewel Mische, Matt Evans, Arron Villaflor, Dionne Monsanto, Alex Castro, Kathleen Hermosa, Angel Jacob, Bodjie Pascua, Ces Quesada, Juan Rodrigo, Evangeline Pascual, Denise Laurel, Guji Lorenzana
Creatives John Roque, Ruby Leah Castro, Jurey Mirafuentes, Julius Villanueva, Bianca Geli, Mike Transfiguracion

Special Episodes

Quikilig: Ma-iikling kwento ng Pag-ibig (Quikilig: Short Love Stories)

Love Is Only in the Movies

Air date February 1, 2010 – February 12, 2010
Synopsis Sheye (Mariel Rodriguez) grew up re-enacting famous movie scenes with her grandmother. As an adult, she becomes a "reality actress" who meets Xander (Zanjoe Marudo).[3]
Director GB Sampedro and Richard Arellano
Cast Mariel Rodriguez, Zanjoe Marudo, Wendy Valdez, Drei Felix, Mico Palanca, Timmy Cruz, Flora Gasser
Narrator Mariel Rodriguez

The Substitute Bride

Air date February 15, 2010 – February 26, 2010
Synopsis Wilda's (Paw Diaz) falls in love with her boss, Brent (Rafael Rosell), who is engaged to Candra (Carla Humphries). Shortly before the wedding, Candra requests a postponement in a letter, but that would be a scandal to Brent's family and so he asks Wilda to take Candra's place.
Directors Connie Macatuno, Nico Hernandez
Cast Rafael Rosell, Paw Diaz, Carla Humphries, Ricardo Cepeda, Melissa Mendez, JM de Guzman, Soliman Cruz, Frances Ignacio, Lorenzo Mara
Narrator Paw Diaz

You're Mine, Only Mine

Air date March 1, 2010 – March 12, 2010
Synopsis The story started when a woman named Roxanne later found out that she was used by her dad as a payment for a debt to a guy named Alex, that can later bring him to jail. As time passed, the arranged couple realized that they are meant for each other as Roxanne falls for Alex.
Director Jerry Lopez-Sineneng
Cast Denise Laurel, Will Devaughn, Rey "PJ" Abellana, Susan Africa, Johnny Revilla, Regine Angeles, Victor Basa, Jairus Aquino
Narrator Denise Laurel

Lumang Piso Para sa Puso

Air date March 15, 2010 – March 31, 2010
Synopsis Sandra (Kristine Hermosa), falls in love with Dave (Oyo Sotto) when she sells him an antique coin from her grandmother, but thinks she will never see him. Sandra begins dreaming of her grandmother who is upset that Sandra sold the coin. Dave refuses to sell the coin back to Sandra so that he can complete the collection he had started with his dead father. After Sandra steals the coin from Dave and he finds out, she works as his maid and they fall in love.
Director Laurenti Dyogi
Cast Kristine Hermosa, Oyo Boy Sotto, Niña Jose, DJ Durano, Nina Dolino, Paul Salas, Dorothy Ann Perez, Angel Jacob, Mariel Solino
Narrator Kristine Hermosa

Love Me Again

Air date April 5, 2010 – May 14, 2010
Synopsis A love quadrangle between Precy (Valerie Concepcion), her ex-boyfriend Chad (Tom Rodriguez) and Chad's new girlfriend, Pauleen (Cathy Remperas) who has recently dumped her brother Donnie (Johan Santos).
Director Jojo Saguin and Ruel Bayani
Cast Valerie Concepcion, Tom Rodriguez, Johan Santos, Cathy Remperas, Nina Ricci Alagao, Archie Alemania, Minnie Aguilar, Toffi Santos, Kenny Santos and JM Lagumbay
Narrator Valerie Concepcion

See also


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  3. "Love Is Only In The Movies". TV Shows. ABS-CBN. Retrieved 2010-01-31.
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