Mula sa Puso was one of most popular teleseryes in the 1990s. Featuring a star-studded cast, it ran from 1997 to 1999 for 175 episodes. It was the most watched teleserye in primetime TV for two years, with an average of 51% national ratings per week. It tells the story of Via (played by Claudine Barretto) who is torn between two men in her life while uncovering the mysteries of her family’s past. Mula sa Puso was credited for popularizing the Barretto and Rico Yan, who died a few years later. One element that left a mark in the minds of the viewers was the conflict between Selina (played by Princess Punzalan) and Via. Punzalan’s character instantly became the most hated villain in television at the time.