Agua Bendita Starring Andrea "Andi" Eigenmann

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Agua Bendita is a romance, fantasy, drama series on ABS-CBN. This is one of ABS-CBN's offering for the celebration of 60 Years of Pinoy Soap Opera. It introduced Andi Eigenmann in her first starring role.
 
Agua Bendita starring Andrea Eigenmann
"Ang pusong nagmamahal ng totoo, walang pinipiling anyo at pagkatao"
(A heart that loves truly never depends on form and personality)

OVERVIEW

Comics

Agua Bendita was a comic created by Rod Sontiago in the 1980s. It was published by Liwayway comics. The comic has never been adapted into a movie as it was not as popularly known before as it is now. It was first popularized when it was adapted on television through the series, Komiks.

Previous Adaptations

It was a previously serialized on Komiks also on ABS-CBN was launch on 2006 and again on 2007 during Holy Week 2007 and had two part episodes during Season 1, starring Shaina Magdayao as Agua/Bendita and Rayver Cruz as Ronnie. There was no third pair on the Komiks series unlike the 2010 adaptation.

Plot

Agua Bendita follows the story of twin sisters, one is normal while one is born with a physical defect. Agua will struggle to find meaning in her life as she deals with her unexplainable physical condition. Meanwhile, in spite being born normal, Bendita will grow up insecure toward her twin sister. Agua and Bendita will become bitter rivals, until through a mysterious stroke of fate their situations will be reversed. Is there a way to cure the hatred between the sisters?

Synopsis

A couple from San Antonio, Marcial and Mercedes, waited for 5 long years to once and for all conceive a child. And upon getting their hands on the unlikely chance, they learn about Mercedes’ critical condition that puts her pregnancy at great risk. Desperate to save his wife and the twins in her womb, Marcial steals the agua bendita that Padre Gido had left for Criselda. Surprisingly, it miraculously salvages the lives of his whole family; but since he had taken the said agua bendita in a deceitful manner, he couldn’t help but be deeply bothered by his conscience. And just as he had expected, karma instantly takes its toll on them--one of their babies is born with an unusual physical trait. Aware that Agua’s predicament will truly upset Mercedes, Marcial decides to hide the kid even from her. Without hesitation, he tells his wife that she unfortunately died immediately after birth. Discreetly, he sends Agua off with his most trusted housemaid to a secluded place. But after the enraged townsmen in the area learned about her existence, he is left with no other choice but to lock her up inside an abandoned room inside their house for her own safety. Agua continues to wonder why she can't be with her mother and twin sister. But Marcial still fears for her daughter's safety. Meanwhile, Amalia spoils Bendita much to Marcial's displease. This ignites further disagreement between Marcial and Amalia, and Mercedes is caught in between. While Marcial is out, Amalia calls a priest to have the entire house and the clinic blessed. Tonyang immediately hides away Agua.

Mercedes wonders why her husband spends most of his time at the clinic. Amalia suspects that her son-in-law is having an affair and attempts follows his tracks. She and Mercedes barged in the secret room in the clinic where they see Agua. Upon catching sight of Agua’s unusual physical appearance, Mercedes is immediately caught in surprise. She simply couldn’t believe that the extraordinary kid happens to be Bendita’s twin sister. But after giving much thought on the matter, she finally ends up accepting the fact that Agua is also her daughter who deserves all the motherly care and affection that she can offer, so she then decides to take the kid inside their house. In order to successfully do so, Mercedes and Marcial decide to introduce Agua to Bendita. But to their dismay, Bendita is pretty much vocal with her refusal to accept Agua in any way. Bendita and her grandmother Doña Amalia deviously trick Agua to once and for all keep her out of their way. Insistently, they bring the poor kid with them, and they relentlessly leave her behind in the middle of nowhere. Completely oblivious, Agua tries seeking her way home, but to her dismay, a group of wicked men furiously run after her. Fortunately, she meets a nice kid named Tot. After she miraculously cured the young boy’s disability, he gladly escorts her back to her parents. Incidentally, Tot happens to be Criselda’s son. And upon learning about the miracle Agua can do, her husband couldn’t help but grow interested with the kid’s wonder.

CAST AND CHARACTERS

Main Cast

  • Andrea "Andi" Eigenmann
as Agua Cristi - Agua is born with an unexplainable physical defect. In fear that she will suffer ridicule and persecution because of her appearance, her father will hide her in a laboratory. 
as Bendita Cristi - Bendita is a spoiled brat and envious twin sister of Agua. Despite being physically normal she will grow up with a lot of insecurities.
  • Matteo Guidicelli as Ronnie Aguirre - a blind rich kid who will become a good friend of Agua. Without knowing Agua’s real identity Ronnie will learn to love her for her personality.
  • Jason Abalos as Paco "Tot" Barrameda - a poor young man who will save Agua from danger. He will eventually harbor special feelings for Agua.

Extended Cast

  • Vina Morales as Mercedes Montenegro-Cristi
  • John Estrada as Dr. Marcial Cristi
  • Alessandra de Rossi as Divina
  • Dimples Romana as Criselda Barrameda
  • Pilar Pilapil as Doña Amalia Montenegro
  • Carlos Agassi as Baldo Barrameda
  • Jason Gainza as Ringo Ramirez
  • Malou Crisologo as Tonyang
  • Malou De Guzman as Rhea
  • Bing Loyzaga as Imelda Aguire

Guest Cast

  • Pen Medina as Padre Guido
  • Xyriel Anne Manabay as Young Agua/Bendita
  • John Carl Rayo as Young Paco/Tot
  • Bugoy Cariño as Young Ronnie
  • Olivia Sandata as Lola Caridad

Watch Agua Bendita Full Trailer Here:

video courtesy of ABSCBNi

Source: Wikipedia

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4 Response to "Agua Bendita Starring Andrea "Andi" Eigenmann"

  1. Anonymous Says:
    April 7, 2010 at 7:06 AM

    may girlfriend na si matteo?

  2. Anonymous Says:
    April 12, 2010 at 7:25 AM

    I like agua bendita because it relites to many people how its feel to be not normal person. i like agua because she is a nice girl even she is not normal.and i like bendita because sometime she is mean ,but she can taik to agua when she is with agua away from there parents and with there grandmother.i like both of them.

  3. joselle myka Says:
    May 10, 2010 at 8:42 AM

    your such a freek bendita very freek lecheeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  4. Anonymous Says:
    July 23, 2010 at 10:56 AM

    ang galing talaga ni dimples!hanga ako,kahit anung role kasi gampanan nia ay talagang carry niya!ilove you,sobrahhh...

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