A young man proposes marriage to his girlfriend but
afterwards loses his memory because of a helicopter crash. He is later assumed
to be dead but in reality, he was able to survive the crash through the help of
a marine biologist whose daughter helps the young man recover. In the process,
the crash victim develops feelings for the young girl and even fathers a child
with his new love.
However, fate intervenes and the man recalls his past life prior to the crash.
How can he deal with two women in his life?
Based on the 1991 film Una Kang Naging Akin, the
tenth Sine Novela of GMA-7 remakes the movie directed by Laurice Guillen
starring Sharon Cuneta, Gabby Concepcion, and Dawn Zulueta.
In the TV version, Wendell Ramos is cast as Nick/Darwin, the
man torn between Angelika dela Cruz (Vanessa) and Maxene Magalona (Jessa). Directed
by Joel Lamangan, GMA-7's Una Kang Naging Akin tells the bittersweet
love story of engaged couple Nick Soriano III (Wendell) and Vanessa Yumul
(Vanessa)—both of whom come from prominent families.
Tragedy strikes when the helicopter that Nick is riding
suddenly crashed in a remote island. A body is found in the crash site but it
turned out to be Nick's officemate whose name was not listed in the passenger
manifesto. The "death" of Nick caused great grief to Vanessa since she was
already betrothed to be married to the young man.
On the remote island, Nick meets Dr. Modesto Mallari
(Ricardo Cepeda), a marine biologist. Because of his memory loss, Nick
introduces himself as Darwin.
Dr. Mallari takes Darwin to his home where he introduces his
daughter, Jessa (Maxene), a beautiful painter. Darwin admits that he cannot
recall his past and Jessa initially doubted his story. However, as time passed
by, the two developed feelings for each other and have a child together.
Darwin becomes involved in another accident that triggers
the return of his past memories. He remembers that he is a wealthy businessman
named Nick who is about to marry his beloved girlfriend Vanessa. With the
return of his memory, Darwin's identity as well as Jessa and their child no longer
exist in Nick's recollection.
Will Jessa allow her husband to forget her and their son? Or
will she have the courage to fight for what she thinks is rightfully hers? What
will Vanessa do to keep Nick with her for good? How will she deal with Jessa and
her son? Will Jessa's love for Darwin cause Nick to remember their marriage?
And who really has the right to have Nick/Darwin? Is it Vanessa, the woman he
first loved or Jessa, the woman who bore his firstborn son?
Other cast members include Alfred Vargas as Ronnie, the
young man who is in love with Jessa; LJ Reyes as Liway, Jessa's half-sister who
is also in love with Ronnie; Gina Alajar as Luisa, the estranged mom of Jessa
and stepmother of Vanessa; and Raquel Villavicencio as Doña Margarita Soriano,
Nick's arrogant mother.
Playing a pivotal role in the teleserye is Mel Martinez as
Eli Solis, the manager of Jessa. Portraying relatives of Jessa are Jim Pebanco and
Gilette Sandico as Tiyo Anding and Tiya Agnes.
The theme song titled "Una Kang Naging Akin" is performed by
Pinoy Idol finalist Ram Chaves with music and lyrics by Tata Betita.
Follow the love story of lovers tricked by fate in Una
Kang Naging Akin
. The tenth Sine Novela airs starting Monday, September 1,
on GMA-7's Dramarama sa Hapon.