Totoy Bato

Totoy Bato

Totoy Bato logo
Created by Carlo J. Caparas
Developed by Suzette Doctolero
Directed by Mac Alejandre
Don Michael Perez
Starring Robin Padilla
and Regine Velasquez
with Eddie Garcia
and Manny Pacquiao
Theme music composer Ogie Alcasid
Opening theme "Ako'y sa 'Yo" by Regine Velasquez
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, Tagalog, English
No. of episodes 93 (total)
Executive producer(s) Wilma Galvante
Location(s) Philippines
Running time 30-45 minutes
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original release February 23 – July 3, 2009

Totoy Bato is a boxing-themed Philippine drama from GMA Network, based on the graphic novel created by Carlo J. Caparas, that depicts the remarkable story of an ordinary person named Totoy Magtanggol, played by Robin Padilla, becoming a skillful boxer and conquering injustice with bravery and compassion.[1] The series premiered on February 23, 2009. This is considered to be the first Indie Television Show for Robin's own crew in the production and blocking the powers of the management to control the show.


Anna Molina (Regine Velasquez) dreams to be a popular and successful singer someday. Her friend Arturo "Totoy Bato" Magtanggol (Robin Padilla), on the other hand, only dreams of being with his father. After his mother died, Totoy's wish comes true when his father comes home after serving his sentence, Podong (Ronnie Lazaro) turns out to be an abusive and cruel dad. Totoy's only comfort is Anna, his best friend and true love, who promised never to leave his side, but breaks her promise when her materialistic mother Matilda (Deborah Sun) decides to live in Manila, she leaves Totoy with a promise that she will come back for him.

Years pass, Anna is now a famous singer in the country, and the quiet life of Totoy will be disturbed when a land grabber appears and kills his loving wife Elena (Ara Mina). Madness and revenge engulfs Totoy and he promises to fight the manipulative haciendero no matter what. Totoy decides to start a new life in Manila — where faces more fights, this time in the boxing arena where he will be known as Totoy Bato.[2]

Cast and characters

Main cast

Supported cast

Extended cast


All of the theme songs of this show performed by Regine Velasquez

DVD release

The series was released onto DVD-format by GMA Records. The DVDs are in volumes, containing all of the shows episodes.

See also


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