Bakekang was a Philippine drama that aired on GMA Network from September 11, 2006, and ended on March 30, 2007. It aired internationally with a three-week delay on GMA Pinoy TV, which made Bakekang a success to viewers abroad. The network acquired the rights to Bakekang, a popular comic novel by Carlo J. Caparas about an ugly girl who succeeds despite the difficulties and discrimination she encounters in life. The TV series was said to have created a so-called “Bakekang syndrome”, in which champions women’s rights and causes. It stars Sunshine Dizon in the title role and gain her PMPC Star Awards Best Actress for this portrayal. It was shown in Singapore and Malaysia and currently being aired in Indonesia.