The grandest political drama ever seen on Philippine television!

This new drama airing on LA18 is Sa Ngalan ng Ina, a compelling story of a mother’s love, led by multi-awarded directors and all star cast.

It is election year and Amang Deogracias is challenging the incumbent Pepe Ilustre for the gubernatorial seat of the province.

Amang has just married Elena, formerly the family nursemaid, much to the chagrin of his two elder children: Andrea, now running for the position of the town mayor; Alfonso; and the youngest child Angelo, who is in favor of this union.

Pepe is related to the province’s most influential political family by marriage and his wife’s family will do everything to hold on to power by any way possible, including an assassination attempt.

On the night of the election, at the miting de avance of Amang’s party, a bomb was placed under the stage and Amang dies. Much to the surprise of everyone including his partymates, Amang anoints Elena in his deathbed as his replacement for the gubernatorial seat.

The sympathy vote went to Elena’s favor and wins against Pepe as the new provincial governor. Elena promises to clean the province of all the corruption as she also swears never to wear anything but black until she rids the province of all the dirt and avenges her husband’s death.

With Zaldie, Amang’s trusted aide, Angelo and Pacita, her sister at her lone side, Elena boldly pursues a dangerous and almost impossible quest to fulfill all her promises to her province and to her family.

Starring superstar Nora Aunor in her first comeback project after her eight-year hiatus in the US and reuniting her with former husband Christopher de Leon as well as their son Ian de Leon onscreen.

Completing the powerhouse cast are Rosanna Roces as Lucia Ilustre, Nadine Samonte as Andrea Deogracias, Alwyn Uytingco as Alfonso Deogracias, Edgar Allan Guzman as Angelo Deogracias, Eula Caballero as Elsa Toribio, Karel Marquez as Carmela Ilustre, Joross Gamboa as Ramoncito, Jay Aquitania as Manuel, and with the special participation of Eugene Domingo as Pacita Toribio.

Helmed by award-winning directors Mario O’Hara and Jon Red, the much-awaited series is a one-of-a-kind story of love, family and political responsibility.

LA18 is the only place viewers can watch this TV5 drama in the U.S. free over-the-air for the first time.

Air Time: Mon-Fri 3:00 PM | January 3 to February 7, 2017

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