Annaliza is a Philippine television series produced by GMA Network. It was also the network’s very first soap opera in a primetime slot. Launched in 1980, the series received the attention of thousands of Filipinos—making it one of the most popular and well-loved drama series of all time. The series ended because of Julie Vega’s sudden death, resulting in the serial having incomplete storyline. Shortly after Julie’s death, reruns were aired from the beginning of the series, its final episode being in 1986. It was replaced by Mirasol del Cielo. Recently, GMA Network’s chief competitor, ABS-CBN announced that they got the rights to remake Anna Liza from its original director, Gil C. Soriano. Andrea Brillantes will play the lead role. This is a heart-warming tale of a girl named Anna Liza, who has an immense capacity to touch and change the lives of everyone who crosses her path. She is poor and has suffered abuse but always stay positive throughout her struggles and trials, and is always civil and caring towards others even when she is tired, sad and in pain.