Maligno was an ABS-CBN
ABS–CBN Corporation is a Philippine-based media conglomerate. It is the Philippines' largest media and entertainment conglomerate. The corporation was the merger of Alto Broadcasting System which at that time owned by James Lindenberg and Antonio Quirino, and the Chronicle Broadcasting Network ...

 primetime horror-thriller which was the second installment of Sineserye Presents: The Susan Roces Cinema Collection
Sineserye Presents
Sineserye Presents is a primetime show broadcast by ABS-CBN. It literally means a film serialized to a TV series which is the show's concept.-Origins:...

The show is adapted from the 1974 movie of the same name which starred Susan Roces
Susan Roces
Jesusa Purificación Sonora , better known as Susan Rocés, is a Filipina actress and widow of Ronald Allan Kelley Poe, better known as Fernando Poe, Jr...

 who makes a guest appearance in the television program..


It is based on 1974 film starring the Queen of Philippine Movies, Susan Roces
Susan Roces
Jesusa Purificación Sonora , better known as Susan Rocés, is a Filipina actress and widow of Ronald Allan Kelley Poe, better known as Fernando Poe, Jr...

, that won her second FAMAS Best Actress trophy. The 1977 movie was directed by the late Celso Ad Castillo, who also wrote the original screenplay together with Dominador B. Mirasol.

The film stars included Dante Rivero
Dante Rivero
Dante Rivero is a FAMAS award-winning and Gawad Urian Award-nominated Filipino film and television actor.-Television :-Movies:*2002 Bro.....

, Celia Rodriguez, and Eddie Garcia
Eddie García
Eddie Garcia popularly known as Manoy is a Filipino film actor and film director.- Biography :...


The Chosen Carrier

After leaving her baby girl at a convent, Selya and her three companions die in succession while trying to escape a satanic cult. Later on, Selya’s daughter is adopted by a wealthy but childless couple and is christened as Angela. However, her adoptive father never learns to love her and becomes more even distant when his wife dies during labor.

Despite her lonely childhood, Angela later becomes a successful newscaster. Her staff even throws a surprise party for her to celebrate the nomination of “Kulam”—a story featured in her news magazine show—for an Emmy Award. But instead of bursting out with joy, Angela is shaken by the news. As it happens, that particular episode makes her feel guilty because the woman who was accused of witchcraft in her scoop was later killed by her neighbors, leaving her daughter alone in the world.

Worse, her show will be reformatted and improved only on the condition that she makes a follow up piece on the story. Still upset by these developments, she retires to her office for some peace and quiet, only to encounter a crazed man whose lusting after her. When she is about to call the guard for help, the man suddenly disappears. Angela quickly brushes the incident off as a hallucination. But when she arrives home, she discovers her maids are dead and she gets raped by the devil himself.

The Cult

A Satanic worship is being emphasized in the story, the cult is believed to worship the devil and does everything their leader tells them, they also believe that the Time of the Birth is coming. The cult also altogether keeps the group a secret, in every death that was believed to be done by the devil, they're the ones who cleans up and make the scenes like an accident.

The Curse of the Son

The son Angela's being taken care of is believed to be carrying a curse, whoever tries to stop the destined life of the child or sometimes for no particular reason, the person dies.

List of deaths from the series that were related to the prophecy, Lucas, Angela, and Angelo.
Character Cause of Death Episode
Max A bus plows in him at a high speed causing him to die. Episode 1
Larry Minutes after Max's death, Larry tried to run and hide away from the cult whose chasing them, he hid under a flatter machine, which automatically turned on and flatten him Episode 1
Gladya In fear, Gladya tried to kill herself by standing in a train railing but the train turn left and skipped her, unfortunately a 'cross sign' nearby fell and impaled her in the head. Episode 1
Selya Selya was killed by a cult member, whilst in the car crying in fear a man surprisingly appeared behind them and cover her in the head with a plastic bag and stabbed her in the head. Episode 1
The Cortez's unborn son Precisely, the family who adopted Angela had a baby, but on the birth time, The baby was dead when born. Episode 2
Angela's maids It was believed that before Lucas "raped" Angela, he killed all her maids first. Episode 3
Marissa Angela's supervisor, whilst she was going home from work, she took the elevator but accidentally the elevator wiring cut off causing it to fall to the bottom floor and kill her. Episode 4
The Paparazzi Found dead according to the local newspapers. Episode 5
Dra. Elena Castillo (Debraliz Velasote) Angela's OB-gyne. She was killed when she was bit by a poisonous snake. When the cult had reached the spot where the doctor's car was found, they pushed the car into the steep ground, carried the doctor by placing her inside the car, and then crashed the car and the doctor into the ravine. Episode 5
The Priest He was supposed to Christen Angelo but was found dead inside a cabinet on the same day.
Belen - The first nanny Her head was cut off by a wire while she tried to ran away from the devil.

Credited Main cast

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| Claudine Barretto
Claudine Barretto
Claudine Margaret Castelo Barretto-Santiago , popularly known as Claudine Barretto, is a film and television actress in the Philippines.-Television roles:...

 || Angela Cortez || A well-known newscaster, Angela is a host of A-List, a popular news show. She didn't know she is chosen to give birth to a demon child and although she tries to escape, destiny catches up with Angela who only then realizes that her son is doomed to become a satanic cult’s chosen one.
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| Kim Chiu
Kim Chiu
Kimberly Sue Yap Chiu , better known as simply Kim Chiu, is a Chinese Filipino actress,singer and model. She lived in Cebu City before she went to Manila for Pinoy Big Brother...

 || Elaiza || An ambitious production assistant who goes up the ranks as a reporter to seek revenge on Angela due to her mother's death on the "Kulam" expose.
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| Diether Ocampo
Diether Ocampo
Diether Ocampo, born in July 19, 1974 in Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines is a Filipino actor, singer and model.-Background:Ocampo's elementary education and high school were spent in Bacoor,Cavite and he attended his college education in De La Salle University-Dasmarinas. He has German and Chinese...

 || Hector Salcedo || Hector is Angela's son's pediatrician, Angela and him met since before the baby was born, Hector suspects that the baby Angela is carrying bring curse to everyone who hurts his carrier, even though he knows this he'll do anything to save Angela from being part of this cult.
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| Rafael Rosell
Rafael Rosell
Rafael Quimpo Rosell IV, born 10 November 1982 in Norway, is a Filipino actor in the Philippines.-Background:The actor was born to Filipino parents based in Norway. His dad is Cebuano and his mom is Bicolano. Both migrated to Norway where he was born in 1982. A full-blooded Filipino, though raised...

 || Lucas Satander || A strange painter who is obsessed with Angela (Claudine). As Lucas Santander, he turns out to be the man destined in a prophecy to be the father of the devil's son.In the end he is successfully stabbed by Angela as the lunar eclipse reaches it,s termination destroying the entire Satanic Cult.
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Extended Cast

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| Gerald Anderson
Gerald Anderson
Gerald Anderson is a Filipino American actor who was a former housemate on the first season edition of the Philippine reality television show Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition...

 || Joaquin || Eliza's camera man and close friend, soon to be a love interest.
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| Carlo Lacana
Carlo Lacana
Carlo Lacana in Laoag City, Philippines)is a Filipino child actor. He is under of Freelance Talent agency.Carlo's first immersion in the world of make-believe was at the age of six. Competing with dozens of cute aspiring models, he was able to best them and eventually, was awarded the role in his...

 || Angelo Cortez ||The birth child of Angela Cortez, some characters suspect that the child was a son of the devil. It was believed that Angela was just chosen to resurrect him into this world and spread the darkness within.In the end he is finally set free from his demonic destiny.
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| Arlene Tolibas || || A creepy nanny who takes care of the child. Arlene Tolibas' character was supposed to be played by Eugene Domingo.
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| DJ Durano
DJ Durano
DJ Durano is a Filipino actor, model, singer and recording artist.-Career:DJ’s early career in entertainment started as part of That’s Entertainment of German Moreno. During the show, he is termed as the lady killer and obviously, it is true...

 || SPO2 Damien Dumlao ||A policeman who was believed to be a traitor and a member of the cult who worship Satan. It was said that he frames the deaths of people to cover-up the cult,At the end he begans to collapse to death along with the entire Satanic Cult due to the death of Lucas.
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| Empoy Marquez ||Charlie || The gay best friend of Angela, he is always there every time Angela needs him, even though he's always near Angela's, it seema he's not being cursed by the child to death

Guest Cast

  • Susan Roces
    Susan Roces
    Jesusa Purificación Sonora , better known as Susan Rocés, is a Filipina actress and widow of Ronald Allan Kelley Poe, better known as Fernando Poe, Jr...

     as Introducer
  • Mylene Dizon
    Mylene Dizon
    Mylene Lilibeth Dizon is a Filipina actress and model. She is a member of ABS-CBN's elite circle of homegrown talents properly named Star Magic, being an alumna of Batch 2...

     as Liz Pascual
  • Debraliz Velasote as Elena Castillo
  • Rio Locsin
    Rio Locsin
    Rio Locsin is the daughter of the movie actress Charito Garcia. Locsin appeared in sexy movies with Lorna Tolentino as her rival.She married Al Tantay, but they separated after a few years. Now she's married to a former basketball player, Padim Israel. She had 3 daughters, Paula & Jabba , and...

     as Selya
  • Susan Africa as Gladya
  • Angel Sy as Young Eliza
  • Steven Fermo
    Steven Fermo
    Steven Christian Fermo is a Filipino Actor and a graduate from the Hit gag show, Goin'Bulilit. He is currently studying in one of the best, and premier schools in the Philippines, Claret School of Q.C....

     as Young Joaquin
  • Gee-Ann Abrahan
    Gee-Ann Abrahan
    Gianina Maria "Gee-Ann" Sta. Maria Abrahan is a Filipina actress and former reality show contestant. She came to prominence from her stint in the second season of Pinoy Big Brother, hailed as the 4th Big Placer, placing behind Wendy Valdez, Mickey Perz and season big winner Beatriz Saw.-Early...

     as Eliza's Roommate
  • Jorge Ochoa as Student
  • Jojit Lorenzo
  • Bodie Cruz
  • Gerald Madrid

DVD release

A DVD is an optical disc storage media format, invented and developed by Philips, Sony, Toshiba, and Panasonic in 1995. DVDs offer higher storage capacity than Compact Discs while having the same dimensions....

containing all 20 episodes of Maligno was released by Star Home Video on June 20, 2008.
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