May Bukas Pa is undeniably an all-time favorite among avid Kapamilya audiences who were able to see it around a decade ago. It narrated the story of Santino, a wide-eyed young boy orphaned as a baby and was adopted and raised well by priests, whose life was completely different from other kids his age.
He might have experienced playing with other children in the fictional town of Barangay Pag-asa, but what made him stand out was his ability to see and converse with Jesus Christ in the flesh, who he fondly called “Bro”, and to heal sick people – a power bestowed to him by his Almighty Friend.
This unforgettable soap opera did not only renewed and fortified the faith of everyone who had seen and had done it, but also shot then-child star Zaijian Jaranilla up to immense stardom. It had been a huge success for being undisputed on its block throughout its one year run from February 2, 2009 to February 5, 2010.