Bayan Ko TV Series Episode 1 of 6

Bayan Ko TV Series Episode 1 of 6

Bayan Ko (TV series)

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For the 1984 film, see Bayan Ko: My Own Country.
Bayan Ko (My Country) is a Filipino political drama created by Nessa Valdellon and produced by Eliza Zamora Solis for GMA News and Public Affairs intended for 2013 National Election. The six-part series premiered on March 10, 2013, airs every Sunday night at 6:30 p.m. on GMA News TV. It is written by Rodolfo Vera and directed by Adolfo Alix, Jr.[2]

Bayan Ko is GMA News TV's first original series inspired by the life of the late Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo as well as social realist films of director Lino Brocka.[3] The series tackles serious matters with a touch of comedy—and an unexpected romance—but its primary goal is to bring political and social issues. The series is shot entirely on high definition and goes through the color grading process.[4]

The series is set in the fictional town of Lagros and revolves around the newly elected Mayor Joseph Santiago, played by Rocco Nacino, who sets out to make a difference in his hometown. The idealistic Mayor faces roadblocks at every turn. He must learn to lead lazy and uncooperative municipal employees, change the mindset of a mendicant populace and stand up to a powerful dynasty led by patriarch Governor Antonio Rubio played by Pen Medina.[5]

Lagros' newly elected mayor, Joseph Santiago, discovers that a bunch of wayward employees have turned the municipal hall into a boarding house and, worse, have been making under the table deals. His efforts to fight corruption are blocked by a political dynasty led by Governor Antonio Rubio and Congressman Anton Rubio.[6]

Cast and characters
Rocco Nacino as Mayor Joseph Santiago, the idealistic mayor of Lagros.
Pen Medina as Governor Antonio Rubio, the corrupt governor of Sibilan
Ping Medina as Congressman Anton Rubio, the governor's obedient son.
LJ Reyes as Atty. Karen Canlas, the mayor's chief of staff.
Angeli Bayani as Nena Santiago, Mayor Santiago's devoted wife.
Ma. Isabel Lopez as Sylvia Rubio, the governor's socialite wife.
Betong Sumaya as Betong, the slacker municipal employee.
Mercedes Cabral as Eliza Bauer, the powerful contractor and the governor's lover.
Love AƱover as Liway, the slacker municipal employee.

Recurring characters
Bembol Roco as Ernesto Santiago, a journalist and father of Mayor Joseph who was murdered
Cecille Adefuin as Nanay Ophie
Simon Ibarra as Chief of Police

Genre Political drama
Format Telenovela
Created by GMA News and Public Affairs
Developed by Nessa Valdellon
Written by Nessa Valdellon
Rodolfo Vera
Directed by Adolfo Alix, Jr.
Starring Rocco Nacino
Pen Medina
LJ Reyes
Ping Medina
Opening theme "Bayan Ko"
sung by Johnoy Danao
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Tagalog
No. of episodes 3 (as of March 24, 2013)

Executive producer(s) Eliza Zamora Solis
Producer(s) Eliza Zamora Solis
Cinematography Albert Banzon
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 45 minutes
Original channel GMA News TV
Picture format HDTV (1080i)[1]
Original airing March 10, 2013


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