Amaya



Title: Amaya
Network: GMA
Premieres: May 30, 2011
End of Airing:_________
Schedule: Mon-Fri/ Night time block
Genre: Epic, Action, Legend, Historical Fiction, Drama
ARGA Ratings:
Main Cast:

    Marian Rivera

Supporting casts:

    Sid Lucero, Glaiza de Castro, Gina Alajar, Rochelle Pangilinan, Gardo Versoza, Lani Mercado, Mikael Daezm, Irma Adlawan, Raymond Bagatsing, Roy Alvarez

Other Casts:

    Ryan Eigenman, Buboy Villar, Perla Bautista, Ana Capri, Roxanne Barcelo, Ayen Munji-Laurel, Sheena Halili, AJ Dee, Dion Ignacio, Mon Confiado, Mia Pangyarihan, Daniel Fernando, Angie Ferro, Rob Sy, Janina San Miguel, Jan Manuel, Maybelyn dela Cruz

Guest casts:

    Diana Zubiri, Aubrey Miles, Tanya Garcia, Sarah Lahbati, Jordan Herrera, Rustica Carpio, Spanky Manikan

Synopsis: (credits to wikipedia)

    In Central Visayas, during the 1500s, Rajah(King) Mangubat was known throughout the land as a great undefeated warrior. With his extraordinary skills in battle and great strength no one stood a chance against him. On day, during one of Rajah Mangubat’s expeditions, he met a village priestess or babaylan who prophesized that he would be killed by a woman who had a snake for a twin. Enraged by her prophesy, Rajah Mangubat kills the Babaylan.
    After hearing the prophecy Rajah Mangubat becomes anxious over his killer, who has a snake for a twin, but is more angered that he will be killed by a woman. With this, he orders his warriors to kill all pregnant women in his village tribe and the other villages that are under his control. The only village that survives Rajah Mangubat’s terror is Datu Bugna’s because of their long time friendship and alliance. What Rajah Mangubat doesn’t know is that the baby girl that he has been looking for to be killed has been born in Datu Bugna’s territory. The girl with the snake for a twin is named, Amaya and is Datu Bugna’s daughter from Dal’lang, an uripon. In order to protect his daughter, while Amaya is still an infant, Datu Bugna orders his men to separate Amaya from her mother and hide his daughter in a secret chamber called a “binukot”. At the same time, her snake twin is released into the forest and is told that it may only come back if and when Amaya is in dire need of help.
    While growing up Datu Bugna tells Amaya that her mother, Dal’lang, is already dead. When Amaya was still a young girl, she was kidnapped by an uripon and was threatened to be killed. But her twin snake came and killed the uripon. During this time, she meet the young Bagani who was the successor of Rajah Mangubat. Because of Dian Lamitan’s evil desire to get rid of Amaya, she betrays her husband Datu Bugna and tells Rajah Mangubat her husband’s plan of revolt. Rajah Mangubat’s men take Amaya from her chamber and use her as blackmail to make Datu Bugna confess. He eventually does and Rajah Mangubat kills him in front of Amaya.
    Rajah Mangubat takes Amaya to his village and there, Dian Lamitan stripped her of her right as a princess and made an uripon. Amaya sees the treacherous Lamitan and becomes enraged with her father’s double-crossing wife. She promises that she will do anything to avenge her father. But Rajah Mangubat still has no idea about Amaya’s true identity – the girl with the twin snake. Amaya is surprised to see her long lost love, Bagani, but is devastated to find out that he is Rajah Mangubat’s son. Bagani is shocked as well when he finds out that the girl he once fell in love with is now a slave. In spite of this, he still remains in love with her. However, Amaya tries to get rid of her feelings for him all for her plans’ sake.
    Bagani tries to protect Amaya with all of his power. He was forced to marry Marikit to be able to save Amaya. When the Punong Babaylan learned that a snake frequents the house of Dian Lamitan, she suspects that the girl with a twin snake lives in that house. She went there to see who has the twin snake. When the Babaylan with the gift of telling the past when she touches something was about to touch the hands of Amaya, she and Amaya were both bitten by snakes. Amaya, later on became a babaylan because she was able to return to life. Amaya, as an Alabay or an apprentice to became a Babaylan studied earnestly because she wants to become a Babaylan, hearing from Bayang that she will have equal power with the Rajah if she becomes a Babaylan.When the plan to assassinate Bagani failed, Amaya was the only one who was able to cure Bagani, thus gaining her rank as the Punong Alabay. Amaya learned that the Punong Babaylan’s son-in-law and grandson was behind the assassination of Bagani, she warns Bagani. Later on, Bagani revealed that he already knew of Amaya’s secret. Amaya used her twin snake to manipulate the Punong Babaylan to descend from her position. In the process, Amaya killed Atubang. Later on, Amaya was named as the next Punong Babaylan after she completes her training with Hilway. Due to unfortunate events, Bagani was stripped of his title as the successor. He will be outcasted and come to the place of the man he freed before when he gained his first batuk. there he trained to become a fierce warrior. Marikit in the other hand, becomes the sandil of the Rajah. Amaya, proves that she can be trusted to become the Punong Babaylan but she will look for her mother with the help of the people around her.
    Amaya passed the first test, which was to make the sky cry rain. However, she did not pass the second, which was to walk on water. Therefore, she was flayed of her status as the punong alabay. However, she managed to get it back when she claimed that Dian Lamitan only used her daughter Marikit to gain status in the land, and Mantal proved it when she asked the Rajah to go into his wife’s quarters. Amaya got to be the punong alabay and the in-waiting punong babaylan, and Lamitan was sentenced to be an uripon for the rest of her life. However, when she was asked by a fellow uripon why she was sentenced such a ruthless punishment, Lamitan, despised by Hara Lingayan, claimed that her status as an uripon will not last long.
    Amaya kills Rajah Mangubat and he dies. Bagani, finding out that the girl he loved killed his father. Enraged, he sets out to find Amaya and kill her but cannot because of his weak soul. He seeks the help of Uray Hilway and does a ritual that will strengthen up his soul. Then he sets out again and finds torn piece of cloth belonging to Amaya. Then he finds Amaya and the two battle but Amaya escapes after being stabbed. Then they end up on the edge of a cliff. But Amaya tells him that she doesn’t want his hands to be covered with her blood, so Amaya jumps off the cliff. Bagani then jumps off the cliff to save her.

Awards and Nominations:

2011 Golden Screen Awards- Best Original Series (Amaya)

2011 K-Zone Awards Philippines

TV Show of the Year- Amaya
Favorite Actress of the Year- Marian Rivera

Northwest Samar State University Annual Awards

Best Primetime Teleserye- Amaya
Best Actress In A Primetime Teleseryes- Marian Rivera

FMTM Awards for TV 2011

- TV SERIES OF THE YEAR: Top Excellence Award (Amaya)
- TV ACTRESS OF THE YEAR: Excellence Award (Marian Rivera)
- Netizens AWARD: TV Actres of the Year: 2. Marian Rivera
- Netizens AWARD: TV Series of the Year: 2. Amaya
- TOP 10 TV SERIES YOUNG ARTISTS: Marian Rivera
- TOP 10 TV SERIES of the Year 2011 (included)


MONTH OF JUNE 2011 
TrailerS:



Philippine TV Ratings: not yet completed

Date

KANTAR

MEDIA

NATIONWIDE

AGB

NIELSEN

METRO

MANILA

MONTH OF JUNE

May 30

19.1

6th

14.3

2nd

May 31

19.7

6th

15.2

2nd

June 1

18.6

6th

13.6

3rd

June 2

18.7

7th

13.7

2nd

June 3

17.6

7th

12.9

4th

June 6

17.4

6th

13.5

2nd

June 7

19.0

5th

14.4

1st

June 8

19.3

6th

13.5

1st

June 9

18.9

7th

15.0

1st

June 10

19.5

5th

13.2

3rd

June 13

18.7

5th

13.3

1st

June 14

18.4

5th

12.9

1st

June 15

20.2

5th

12.7

1st

June 16

18.8

5th

13.0

1st

June 17

24.6

5th

10.6

6th

June 20

20.6

5th

15.6

1st

June 21

20.5

6th

13.7

2nd

June 22

21.4

5th

14.0

2nd

June 23

23.9

4th

15,7

1st

June 24

21.5

6th

14.9

3rd

June 27

21.6

5th

14.6

1st

June 28

n/a

-

14.6

2nd

June 29

n/a

-

15.2

1st

June 30

24.2

5th

14.9

1st

July 1

21.1

6th

13.6

2nd

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180 thoughts on “Amaya

  1. I have never seen this before, but I am considering this to watch. My interest is pique just by reading this post. I think it is worth a try. Besides Marian is a great actress so this is surely one of the best in Philippine TV history.

  2. may matutunan ka nga sa AMAYA. sana wag kang magsalita ng tapos about sa ABS-CBN. mas panget kaya mga palabas sa GMA.

  3. That depends on whether you’re a fan of hyperacting in which case Marian is not good at, or subdued acting (preferred by international critics) in which Marian excels.

  4. hahaha. Kumusta naman ang Nasaan Ka Elisa? Bakit di Napag-usapan. Ayon o, Amaya pa lang sandamakmak na ang positive comments. Yan ang HIT!

  5. heloo.. im from malaysia n i love to watch philipines drama so much! usually the drama will aired through tv channel in my country but it would b nice if somebody can tell me where can i watch phillipines drama online or any website which has english subtitle… plsss… =’(

  6. oo nga ….may matututunan kapang informatio about historical culture ….ung iba naman plabas sa ABS puro pangit ….ano naman matututunan nio dun sa BATANG AMA…BUDOY …. !!! tpos ung iba tapos na hahahaha MARA DEL BARRIO….AT KATORSE ….puro PARENTAL GUIDANCE… bawal sa bata yan

  7. wala pang nakakagawa ng gantong uri ng palabas sa telebisyon maging sa pelikula.. story ng mga binukot, mga lumad, babaylan, mga Philippine deities..pati ang uri ng pamumuhay, gawi at paniniwala ng mga ninuno natin. dun pa lang hanga na ako sa Amaya. Kudos!

  8. kung talagang sa palagay mo eh sinisira ng Amaya ang historical facts and information then I DARE YOU magfile ka ng complaint sa NCCA o NHI. tiyakin mong mapapatunayan mo yang pinagsasabi mo.

  9. I just love watching Amaya! The casts, especially the lead actress makes the series more efficient and more entertaining!

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