Dear Heart
Genre Teen drama
Created by Vintage Television (1998-2000)
Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (2012-2014)
Viva Television (1998-2000, 2012-2014)
Written by various
Directed by various
Presented by Current
Nadine Lustre (2012-2013)
Antoniette Taus (1998-2000)
Theme music composer Odette Quesada
Ending theme Dear Heart
by Odette Quesada (1998-2002)
Dear Heart
by Nadine Lustre (2012-2014)
Country of origin Philippines
Language(s) Filipino
No. of episodes 68 (2012-2014) (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Vic del Rosario, Jr.
Producer(s) Veronique Del Rosario-Corpus
Location(s) Philippines
Running time 60 minutes
Original channel IBC
Picture format 480i (SDTV) (1998–2000)
1080i (HDTV) (2012–2014)
Original run March 28, 1998 – January 8, 2000
September 29, 2012 – January 18, 2014
Preceded by Love Notes (Saturday)
External links
Official Site

Dear Heart was a Philippine teen drama anthology series aired on IBC and produced by Viva Television every Saturday evening. It was originally aired from March 28, 1998 to January 5, 2002 and hosted by Antoinette Taus as the host and narrator. After 12 years of hiatus, it returned on air on September 29, 2012 and hosted by Viva Teen Sweetheart Nadine Lustre as the host and narrator. Featuring original love stories sent through letter senders are dramatized for the small screen that people wrote in love letters they sent in by mail, the letter-senders.

The program is named after the love song Dear Heart, it also serves as the closing theme, which was composed and performed by Odette Quesada from August 29, 1998 to 2002. Beginning in 2012, the closing has been covered by Nadine Lustre, replacing Odette's version.

It aired its last two-part episodes entitled The Story of My Life on January 11 and 18, 2014 and will give away for the return of drama anthology on Philippine television Joe D'Mango's Love Notes aired every Saturday beginning January 25, 2014 under the new network IBC.


The show hallmarked teenage real-life romance stories and adventures---success, failures, heartaches and heartwarming victories. Each week, a lucky letter sender’s story is featured where his/her favorite artists portrayed major roles. Nadine Lustre played as host of the show who gave a few thoughts on the sender’s problem. The show was for the young and the young at heart to enjoy. The mood was light, sometimes comical but something that would always touch our dear heart.

Nadine delivered the host and her final advice to the letter-sender in her program's episode.


Main article: List of Dear Heart episodes

Awards, nominations and recognitionsEdit

Gawad Tanglaw AwardsEdit

  • 2013 11th Gawad Tanglaw Awards (Best Drama Anthology Program Stars) - Won (Nadine Lustre)
  • 2013 11th Gawad Tanglaw Awards (Best Drama Anthology Program) - Won

KBP Golden Dove AwardsEdit

  • 2012 KBP Golden Dove Awards (Best Drama Program Stars) - Won (Nadine Lustre)
  • 2012 KBP Golden Dove Awards (Best Drama Program) - Won

Anak TV Seal AwardsEdit

  • 2012 Anak TV Seal Awardee (Most Favorite TV Programs) - Won

PMPC Star Awards for TelevisionEdit

  • 26th PMPC Star Awards for Television (Best Female Drama Anthology) - Won (Nadine Lustre)
  • 26th PMPC Star Awards for Television (Best Drama Anthology) - Won

Asian TV AwardsEdit

  • 2012 Asian TV Awards (Best Drama Anthology) - Won

USTv Student Choice AwardsEdit

  • 9th USTv Student's Choice Awards (Best Drama Anthology) - Won
  • 8th USTv Student's Choice Awards (Best Drama Anthology) - Won

UPLB Gandingan AwardsEdit

  • 2012 UPLB Gandingan Awards (Best Drama Program) - Won

Catholic Mass Media AwardsEdit

  • 34th Catholic Mass Media Awards (Best Drama Program) - Won

New York FestivalsEdit

  • 2012 New York Festivals (Silver World Medal for Best Drama Anthology) - Winner

Golden Screen Awards for TelevisionEdit

  • 9th Golden Screen Awards (Best Drama Anthology Actress) - Won (Nadine Lustre)

See alsoEdit


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