Codename: Asero

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Codename: Asero
Also known as Asero
Created by GMA Entertainment TV Group
Developed by R.J. Nuevas
Directed by Mark A. Reyes
Mike Tuviera
Starring Richard Gutierrez
and Heart Evangelista
Ending theme "Asero"
sung by Janno Gibbs
Composer(s) Janno Gibbs
Tats Faustino
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, Tagalog, English, Japanese
No. of episodes 90
Executive producer(s) Wilma Galvante
Location(s) Metro Manila, Philippines
United Arab Emirates
Running time 30-45 minutes
Original channel GMA Network
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original run July 14, 2008 (2008-07-14) – November 14, 2008 (2008-11-14)
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Codename: Asero (lit. Codename: Steel), previously known as Asero, is a sci-fi-thriller Philippine drama produced and broadcast by GMA Network starring Richard Gutierrez, and Heart Evangelista, based on an original concept by R.J. Nuevas. [1][2]

The story tells of two warring secret agencies: The Advocate to protect the world, and the more sinister The Empire. The series started airing on July 14, 2008.[3]

The series ended on November 14, 2008 and is replaced by Luna Mystika, in which Heart Evangelista play the title role.[4][5]


The series focuses on a young man named Grecko Abesamis (Gutierrez) who will do anything to protect his family. But unbeknownst to his family, Grecko lives a double life as the talented Agent Phoenix of The Advocate. It is a secret agency whose mission is to get rid of lawbreakers in the world. The Advocate's number one opponent is the secret agency called The Empire whose ultimate goal is to destroy The Advocate.

The story begins when The Advocate sends Agent Phoenix on a mission. During his mission, Grecko meets the lovely Emily San Juan (Evangelista) in Dubai. During this quest, The Empire finds out Grecko's true identity as Agent Phoenix and comes up with a plan to retaliate.

The Empire kidnaps Grecko's sister and only agrees to release her if he can find and deliver an important software program called Project: Hercules needed by the wicked The Empire agency. Grecko finally agrees and goes on the deadly mission. The mission proved to be lethal to this talented secret agent. He was barely breathing when a Japanese scientist tries to rescue him. Grecko undergoes a delicate procedure, an operation that will cause all of his memory to disappear.

Now, he is unable to remember his life as Grecko or his life as The Advocate's star agent. The Japanese scientist turned him into a powerful cyborg Codenamed Asero.[6]


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The pilot episode of Codename: Asero received 40.1% in the ratings placing second and topped by Dyesebel's 40.5%.[7] This finale episode's ratings got 32.5% behind Gagambino's 32.6%.[8]


The program's theme song, "Asero", was written and sung by Janno Gibbs, and arranged by Tats Faustino.

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