Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga (2012 TV Series)
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Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga 2012 TV Series

Sana ay Ikaw na Nga
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Also known as It Might Be You
Based on Sana ay Ikaw na Nga (2001)
Developed by RJ Nuevas
Written by
  • Abner Tulagan
  • Leilani Chavez
Directed by Roderick A.P. Lindayag
Creative Jun Lana
Opening theme "Ikaw na Sana" by Mark Bautista & Rachelle Ann Go
Composer(s) Vehnee Saturno
Country of origin Philippines
Original Tagalog
No. of episodes 115
Executive Joseph T. Aleta
Production location(s)
Cinematography Patrick Jess Ferrer
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 30-45 minutes
Production GMA Entertainment TV
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release September 3, 2012 (2012-09-03) - February 8, 2013 (2013-02-08)

Sana ay Ikaw na Nga (International title: It Might Be You / lit. Hope It's You) is a Philippine television drama romance series broadcast by GMA Network. The series is a remake of the 2001 television drama series of the same title. Directed by Roderick Lindayag, it stars Mikael Daez and Andrea Torres. It premiered on September 3, 2012 on the network's Afternoon Prime line up replacing Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? and worldwide on September 6, 2012 on GMA Pinoy TV.[1][2] The series concluded on February 8, 2013 with a total of 115 episodes. It was replaced by Bukod Kang Pinagpala in its timeslot.


Carlos Miguel Altamonte, a handsome, rich guy, meets the poor but charming barrio lass, Cecilia Fulgencio. It was love at first sight for both of them. There's a hitch, however, Carlos Miguel is trapped in an arranged marriage with Olga Villavicer, a woman he doesn't really love. Yet, Carlos Miguel and Cecilia's love for each other proves strong enough to motivate the former to back out to the designed commitment and pursue his newfound bliss.

Carlos Miguel fought for his love for Cecilia and succeeded in wooing her to tie the knot with him. On the other hand, Olga, unable to accept defeat, sets an evil plan into action. A scheme that will entirely change Cecilia's life and worse, lose her own identity.

Cast and characters

Chynna Ortaleza portrays Olga Villavicer and Dulce.
Ryza Cenon portrays Sandra Sebastian.

Lead cast

A beautiful and naive young lady. She is also dutiful daughter raised in hardship and strives hard to support her family. Her simple and quiet life turns upside down when she meets the wealthy and handsome Carlos Miguel, with whom she instantly falls in love. She believes that Carlos Miguel is her destiny. Little did she know that her romance with him will be what can lead her to tragedy that would drastically change her entire world.[3][4][5]
A wealthy, handsome businessman and heir of an established corporation who trapped in an arranged marriage with Olga Villavicer, a daughter of another wealthy businessman. Although he knew from the very beginning that the "marriage" is purposely designed to broaden their business empire, Carlos Miguel has learned to accept his fate and wholeheartedly submitted himself to his family's selfish desires. However, his life is about to change when he meets Cecilia Fulgencio and discovered the true meaning of the word "love" in her.[6][7]

Supporting cast

She grew up in the lap of luxury and is used to being given everything she wants. She is head-over-heels in love with Carlos Miguel and will do everything, even the most impossible things in the world--all for the love of him.[8]
Born to a life of privilege, Gilbert is used to having it all, except for one thing - love. Eventually, he will become Cecilia's "knight in shining armor". The one who will save and take care of her in her trying times and her source of strength to avenge those people who made her life a hell and reclaim what is rightfully hers.[9]
Mariana is the cruel mother of Cecilia. She comes from a dark past that gives her a bitter outlook towards life in general. Her greatest fear is to see her daughter commit the same mistakes she made in the past.[10]
The only man Mariana truly loved and Cecilia's long lost father. He made some hurtful decisions in the past so that despite being blessed with a good life, he feels that there's a big part of his life that's missing.[11]
Manipulative grandmother of Carlos Miguel. She will destroy the lives of anyone who dare to ruin her plans for her grandson and sole heir's life.
A cold-hearted spinster and the greedy, conceited and scheming older sister of Olga. In her ruthless quest for power and wealth, she will drive Olga to pursue her craziness towards Carlos Miguel, to acquire his family's wealth and vast properties. She was later on revealed as the real mother of Olga Villavicer.[12]
Loud and bubbly, Esmeralda or just simply "Esme" is the best friend and confidante of Cecilia whom she knows she can always depend on when worse comes to worst.[13]
Friend of Carlos Miguel. A natural comedian, Alvin is nevertheless trustworthy and down-to-earth.[14]
Cecilia's avid suitor. Despite being rejected and avoided by Cecilia, he continuously hopes that his love for her will someday be reciprocated.[15]
  • Chynna Ortaleza as Dulce
Introduced by Consuelo to Ricardo as "Olga". Dolce's image is completely similar to Olga's first image but their characteristics are far different from each other. Everyone like Carlos Miguel and Cecilia thought her as Olga at first. She initially joined Olga's side. However, after she is forced by Leopoldo to give-in the ransom to him, she is saved by Carlos Miguel and rescued Cecilia and Carlitos from Olga in the end of the series.

Guest cast


Sana ay Ikaw na Nga (lit. Hope It's Really You) was a television series originally created by RJ Nuevas on GMA Network. The series ran for two years. It premiered on December 3, 2001 and concluded on April 25, 2003.[16]

The original version starred Dingdong Dantes[17] and Tanya Garcia[18] as Carlos Miguel Altamonte and Cecilia Fulgencio/Olga Villavicer respectively. It was under the direction of Gil Tejada, Jr.[19]

Production and development

On August 3, 2012, the network announced that they had decided to remake Sana ay Ikaw na Nga. The same date, the production team introduced the actors that would portray the two main characters, Mikael Daez and Andrea Torres.

While there are many similarities to the original version, many changes were made. Headwriter, RJ Nuevas, whose concept gave birth to the original series, further stated that compare to the original series, the new version's storyline is more matured and daring. "We had to make the story more contemporary. This is a great challenge for all of us. After a decade, one of the most-loved teledramas in Philippine television will be given a different touch that is appropriate for today's times. We're speeding it up a little bit [because the series is good only for one season] and putting some more interesting twists and turns", he added.[20]


Andrea Torres and Mikael Daez were chosen to play Cecilia and Carlos Miguel, respectively. The two are very happy and beyond grateful that their mother studio is trusting them with their own drama series.[21][22]

Torres underwent several acting workshops as her preparation for her role.[23]

Prior to this project, Torres once got so depressed at work that she even thought of quitting show business. She stated: "There was a point when I asked myself if I really had a future here. I gave myself until age 24 or 25. If nothing happened, I'd start looking in another direction". Until her big break had finally come. "I waited for this for so long! It's a good thing I didn't lose hope or just decided to quit. I'm glad I still believed this would happen to me. And now I'm feeling the pressure. I'm working twice as hard to prove that I deserve it", she added.[24][25]


The series uses the song "Ikaw na Sana", a Vehnee Saturno original piece.[26]Mark Bautista and Rachelle Ann Go performed the song.


According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household television ratings, the pilot episode of Sana ay Ikaw na Nga earned a 16.4% rating.[27] While the final episode scored a 22.2% rating.[28]


FMTM Awards
  • 2012 Most Popular Afternoon TV Series - Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga[29]
  • 2012 Best Remake/Adaptation Series - Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga[30]
  • 2012 Top 10 Best Philippine TV Series - Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga (rank #5) [31]
  • 2012 Top 10 Most Promising Actors/Actress of the Year - Andrea Torres and Mikael Daez (rank #7 and #5 respectively) [32]

International broadcast

Country Network Title Date
Vietnam SNTV SCTV6 Vì ?ó là em April 10, 2014


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