Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay (TV series)

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Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay
Genre Drama, Romance
Starring (see cast) for complete details.
Country of origin Flag of the Philippines Philippines
No. of episodes 130
Running time 45 Minutes
Original channel ABS-CBN
Original run July 2, 20022003
External links
IMDb profile

Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay (I Waited For You For So Long) is a Filipino soap opera, produced by ABS-CBN and Star Cinema. It started in 2001 and ended in 2003.



Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Lorna Tolentino stars as twins Lorrea and Lorrinda Guinto. They grow up with Francis Ventaspero (Ricky Davao). Lorrea and Lorrinda fall for the same man Boris (John Estrada). One night Lorrinda couldn't meet Boris and she asks Lorrea to pretend to be her. They make love. Francis rapes Lorrea. Lorrea is pregnant and the question arises as to who is the father of her child Andrei

In an attempt to get away from the Ventasperos, who kidnapped her son away from her, she gets her child from the mansion. The father gets killed. Lorrea gets blamed.

In the pier, she went down to get Andrei food but is caught by police. Andrei is left with an acquaintance met on the boat. The boat sinks but Andrei is saved by somebody i forgot the name. The one who saved him named him Yuri and eventually dies.

The brother of the guy who save Yuri takes care of him.The guy is bad.He force Yuri and Ivan to work to earn money.He often tells Ivan that he dreams of a woman crying at the pier waving at him. (Andrei on the ship, Lorrea crying and waving incessantly at him).They ran away to Manila and eventually ended up with a child syndicate. Ivan gets busted by police and Yuri escapes. He is adopted by Mirdo (Ronnie Lazaro).

Years went by. Lorrea in jail, and meets Lorrinda inside. Lorrinda asks Lorea if she wants one day of freedom, as Lorrinda, through her special privileges, gets out of jail during nights. She agrees but then the cell was bombed by Brigitta Vertero (Bing Loyzaga), who is in love with Henri Argos.

Lorrea assumes the life of Ingrid, through Boris' prodding, in a hope to find his son. Lorrinda is now Ingrid Medrano a.k.a Red Butterfly, mistress of drug lord Henri Argos (Edu Manzano), and stepmom to Helaena (Rica Peralejo), Katrina (Bea Alonzo), and Nikos (Alwyn Uytingco). Once again, Yuri meets his unknown mother now pretending to be Red but they do not know each other.Mirdo and Yuri live at a place called Sittio Nuaves. He befriend with Kayla.one day,Yuri got an offer from one university in Manila.so he went to Manila and met Helaena,leaving his father and kayla.but after a few months, Kayla and Mirdo will follow Yuri to Manila.after a few incident, Yuri and Helaena becomes friends. Yuri falls on Helaena, much to Kayla displeasure cause Kayla loves him.They become boyfriend and girlfriend, but Yuri realizes that his "pards", Kayla (Dimples Romana), is the one he truly loves. Mirdo then will work with Helaena's father, Henri. Mirdo and Henri used to be friends. Mirdo wants save Henri from being caught by the police. Lorrea then marry Henri in order to save Borris.

Yuri and Ivan also meet again but due to Yuri's blunders, Ivan goes to jail and his adopted mother commits suicide. As revenge Ivan tells Lorrinda that her son Andrei is dead. Ivan says to himself "If I can't have a mother, then Yuri will not have one also".

Eventually Henry Argos criminal empire falls apart and he dies, Yuri also witnesses red shoot his father and Briggitta's evil sister Lady Morganna (Jean Garcia) arrives on the scene to screw up the lives of the Argos children and Red, with the help of Dimitri Mijares (Johnny Delgado).Everybody tries to escape, and they were ambushed. Henri dies. Kayla is hit. All hell broke lose when Henri is caught as the drug lord, leaving his kids astonished and penniless. On the fateful day that Helaena went to Yuri's house, she overhears Yuri saying to his adoptive father Mirdo that Kayla is the one he loves and not Helaena.

Yuri and Mirdo are kidnapped separately. A voice instructs Lorrea to shoot Mirdo in order to save Yuri, with Yuri seeing the whole thing. Mirdo dies. Lorrea pulls the trigger but it is actually somebody else that hit Mirdo. Yuri vows revenge. Lorrea is then blown up. But she falls for Boris Arcangel and marries him.everybody thought the Lorrea die in an explosion that smashed her half of her face.Lorrea goes into hiding with francis and heartbroken as she thinks Yuri is dead.

eight years later Lorrea resurfaces when she discovers Yuri is alive and she goes to Dimitri's place to look for him. She works as Morgana's gardener for a while before her true identity is discovered. She then marries Dimitri who tries to make up for the havoc he caused in her and Yuri's life. Brigitta also dies at this time. She took poison in jail.

Fast forward and Helaena becomes a prostitute. Anilov, Dimitri's son, whom he is at odds with, because Dimitri's favorite is Anilov's sister. She died because of drugs (that Argos supplies), has a party planning company. He falls for her. And makes her to work for his company. And has an alter ego "Mr. X", which Helaena has talking sessions with. Yuri treats Morganna as his second mom. Boris married Morgana, without Boris knowing about what Morganna did.

Yuri, is now a lawyer. He was adopted by Dimitri, who felt guilty about the whole thing. Kayla is in Europe. He meets Katrina and they fall in love. Katrina, recognizes Yuri but Yuri does not. Kathrina wanted to avenge her sister at first. But eventually falls in love too. The scene where Helaena found out about their relationship was a real highlight.Finding out Lorrea is alive, Boris starts to fall in love with her again, to Morganna's dismay. Morganna and Dimitri doesn't see eye to eye anymore. Morganna kill him.

Lorrea's face is fixed through surgery.Yuri and Helaena then realise that Lea is Lorrea. Yuri then prosecuting Lorrea as the killer of his father.Dimitri defending and wins the case. In the end, it is revealed that Lorrinda is alive and had amnesia. The senate hearing where Lorrea is being charged with drug trafficking proved to be the most riveting. Yuri prosecuting his own mother. Anilov defending.

Helaena and Anilov finds out that Yuri is Lorrea's son. They tell Yuri but Yuri does not believe. He thinks that Lorrea is still Ingrid Medrano / Red Butterfly and since that both Lorrea and Lorrinda had no birth certificates, he thinks she is lying. (the birth certificates had long been pulled out by Lorrinda to erase trace on her). Lorrea is locked in a cell. They have a fight and Lorrea's hand is scratched. Lorrinda appears before Yuri and Yuri says it's not possible. He looks at her hands and sees no scratch. He then believes that Lorrea is her mother and that she in fact has a twin.Morgana then tries to kill Lorrea but end up killing Borris in public.Morgana then kill her self in jail.In the end,Helaena will marry Anilov and have a son. After Borris and Morgana die,Lorrea takes care of their daughter, Alyssa. Katrina become a lawyer. Yuri is now a law lecture in a university. Yuri accept Francis and Lorrea as his biological parents. Template:Endspoilers


  • Lorna Tolentino as Lorrea Guinto/Lea Mijares, Lorrinda Guinto/Ingrid Medrano/Red Butterfly
  • Edu Manzano as Henri A. Argos
  • Ricky Davao as Francis Ventaspejo
  • Rica Peralejo as Helaena Argos
  • John Lloyd Cruz as Yuri Orbida
  • Bea Alonzo as Katrina Argos
  • Bernard Palanca as Anilov Mijares
  • Ronnie Lazaro as Mirdo B. Orbida
  • Dimples Romana as Kayla Reneza
  • John Estrada as Boris Arcangel
  • Johnny Delgado as Dimitri Mijares (2002-2003)
  • Jhong Hilario as Ivan
  • Bing Loyzaga as Brigitta (2002-2003)
  • Jean Garcia as Morganna
  • Perla Bautista as Lucila Guinto (2002)
  • Alwyn Uytingco as Nikolai 'Nikos' Argos
  • Shaina Magdayao as Guinivere 'Gwen' Martinez

Production Credits

  • Directors: Laurenti Dyogi, Olivia Lamasan, Don Cuaresma
  • Writer: Maria Katrina Flores


  • This series catapulted John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo to stardom as a love team.
  • A movie was made having the same title, which stars Judy Ann Santos and Rico Yan.

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