ABS-CBN has chosen the Sta. Ana Racetrack as one of the locations for its newest teleserye titled Ligaw na Bulaklak. In this world filled with gambling and luck, one woman defies the odds in an effort to be reunited with her famly.
As a young girl, Lea Alegro (Roxanne Guinoo) has always led a difficult life. She is the love child of a couple who had a forbidden romance. Her parents (played by Jodi Sta. Maria and Isko Moreno) become separated from her as well as her brother Ronel (Coco Martin) and sister Fatima (Erich Gonzales). Lea is sold as a servant to a horse stable and eventually becomes a resident of Girls' Town in Marikina City.
Lea finds comfort in her childhood friend Billy (Sid Lucero) who becomes her protector. The heartthrob Ian (Ron Morales) also develops a crush on the young woman. When the street-smart Lea meets the well-educated Francis (Marc Abaya), their blossoming romance proves that opposites do attract.
As a "whisperer" to a champion horse, will Lea be able to change her fortune?
This series also marks a milestone in the cast members' respective careers. Ligaw na Bulaklak is the acting debut of Kwjan vocalist and former MTV VJ Marc Abaya. He is cast as Francis, a romantic, well-educated lad who is attracted to the street-smart Lea. After playing a martial arts mentor in Kung Fu Kids, Sid now plays one of the leading men of Roxanne.
Manila vice-mayor Isko Moreno makes a showbiz comeback as Mon, a self-made man whose undying love for a woman continues to inspire him to do good. This TV series also features the love triangle of Matteo Guidicelli, Erich Gonzales, and Carla Humphries. Erich is the younger sister of Lea, Matteo is a political scion named Michael while Carla plays Precious, another resident of Girls' Town. Indie actress Ina Feleo is cast as Misty, one of Lea's friends.
Also included in the cast are Smokey Manoloto and Arlene Muhlach who play the guardians of Lea; Jaymee Joaquin who plays the best friend of Lea; Nonie Buencamino, the foster father of Lea; and Chokoleit is Aljon, the best friend of Billy. Joem Bascon plays a mystery character who will unravel the secrets of the major characters of the story.
The afternoon soap Ligaw na Bulaklak, which is directed by Andoy Ranay, airs weekdays right after Wowowee on ABS-CBN.
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