Magpahanggang Wakas
Magpahanggang Wakas title card
Genre Romance, Melodrama
Created by Gina Marissa Tagasa
Based on Kastilyong Buhangin
(1980 film)
Developed by Ruel S. Bayani
Written by Genesis Rodriguez
Tanya Winona Bautista
Abigail Junia
Dickson Comia
Michael Transfiguracion
Christine Marie Gara
Bridgette Ann Rebuca
Directed by FM Reyes
Raymund B. Ocampo
Starring Jericho Rosales
Arci Munoz
John Estrada
Opening theme Magpahanggang Wakas
by Piolo Pascual
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, English
No. of episodes 80 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Narciso Yulores Gulmatico, Jr.
Producer(s) Mavic Holgado-Oducayen
Location(s) Manila, Philippines
Marinduque, Philippines
Caramoan, Camarines Sur, Philippines
Cinematography Romeo Vitug
Editor(s) Kathryn Jerry Perez
Dennis Salgado
Running time 30-45 minutes
Production company(s) RSB Drama Unit
Original network ABS-CBN
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release September 19, 2016 (2016-09-19) – January 6, 2017 (2017-01-06)
Followed by A Love to Last
Related shows Kastilyong Buhangin (film)
Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita
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Magpahanggang Wakas (Lit: Until the End) is a Philippine romantic melodrama television series based on the 1980 film Kastilyong Buhangin, starring Nora Aunor, Lito Lapid and Tonio Gutierrez. Directed by FM Reyes, it is topbilled by Jericho Rosales, Arci Muñoz and John Estrada. The series premiered on ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida evening block and worldwide on The Filipino Channel on September 19, 2016 to January 6, 2017, replacing Born for You.[1][2][3]


Waldo (Jericho Rosales), a righteous and hardworking son from a happy family, shares a deep love with Aryann (Arci Muñoz). Although both were young, their love for each other was undeniably genuine and true.

One night, however, their story changed as Waldo accidentally killed a man who attempted to rape Aryann. Waldo was convicted of the crime and was sent to prison. Feeling responsible for Waldo's misfortune, Aryann took on different jobs to raise money to get him out of jail and met Tristan (John Estrada) who gave her the hand she was desperately looking for.

Not soon after being freed however, Waldo faced the vengeful brother of the man he killed and was shot. Waldo falls of a cliff and drifts into the sea which made everyone, except Aryann, believe that he was dead.

Having slowly accepted Waldo's death, Aryann moved on and found her way to Tristan, the man who didn't take advantage of her vulnerability during her darkest times. The two fall in love with each other and were set to be wed.

However during the announcement of their wedding, Aryann realizes the undeniable truth that Waldo is alive. The two cross paths but Aryann is no longer sure if she still shares the love they once had.

Cast and charactersEdit

Main article: List of Cast and Characters of Magpahanggang Wakas


Main article: List of Magpahanggang Wakas episodes

International VersionsEdit

Main article: International versions of Magpahanggang Wakas


(8:45PM PST)



Magpahanggang Wakas marks the return of Jericho Rosales on primetime after his successful series Bridges of Love made waves in different Latin American countries, including Peru. Arci Muñoz also returns in her second primetime series after her successful portrayal as Norma Elizondo in Pasión de Amor, a Philippine remake of Pasión de Gavilanes by Telemundo.[6] The melodrama is also Rita Avila's comeback project on ABS-CBN four years after Walang Hanggan,[7] as well as Gelli de Belen and Danita Paner's first major primetime project since after leaving TV5. It is also the second time Lito Pimentel plays a father role to Rosales in this series.


Magpahanggang Wakas replaced Born for You on September 19, 2016 in an earlier timeslot at 8:45pm right after FPJ's Ang Probinsyano.[8] ABS-CBN decided to move Till I Met You's timeslot on 9:30pm due to ratings decline.

Tentative titleEdit

The series was first announced on April 27, 2016 as Never Ever Say Goodbye. In August 2016, it was later renamed by the management as Magpahanggang Wakas.[9]


  1. Gary Ann Lastrilla (30 June 2016). "Danita Paner to have a primetime show on ABS-CBN". Push. Retrieved 2 July 2016. 
  2. Gary Ann Lastrilla (1 July 2016). "Is Gelli de Belen open to working with husband Ariel Rivera at the Kapamilya network?". Push. Retrieved 2 July 2016. 
  3. Gary Ann Lastrilla (29 June 2016). "Marco Gumabao is praying for a love team partner that will click with fans". Push. Retrieved 2 July 2016. 
  5. "NATIONAL TV RATINGS (SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 – MONDAY)". September 20, 2016. Retrieved September 20, 2016. 
  6. "Magpahanggang Wakas shows love that withstands the test of time.". September 11, 2016. Retrieved September 18, 2016. 
  7. "'Magpahanggang Wakas' director opens up about working with wife Rita Avila". September 14, 2016. Retrieved October 10, 2016. 
  8. "ABS-CBN Primetime Bida: Simula ngayong September 19, 2016!". ABS-CBN Entertainment. Youtube. September 15, 2016. Retrieved September 18, 2016. 
  9. "Unang serye ni Arci at Jericho, may bagong nang titulo!". August 25, 2016. Retrieved September 15, 2016. 

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