Katipunan (TV series)

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Also known as The Aggregation
Genre Historical
Created by GMA News and Public Affairs
Written by Ian Victoriano
Directed by King Mark Baco
Starring Sid Lucero
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, Tagalog, Spanish
No. of episodes 10
Executive producer(s) Jayson Bernard Santos
Cinematography AB Garcia
Ber Cruz
Rommel Sales
Marvin Reyes
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time approx. 45 minutes
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 480i NTSC
Original release October 19 (2013-10-19) – December 28, 2013 (2013-12-28)
Preceded by Indio
Followed by Ilustrado
Related shows Amaya

Katipunan is a 2013 Philippine historical drama television series broadcast by GMA Network starring Sid Lucero and Glaiza de Castro. It premiered on October 19, 2013 until December 28, 2013 and worldwide via GMA Pinoy TV on November 3, 2013 until December 29, 2013 and on GMA News TV on October 27, 2013 until December 29, 2013. The show is a ten-part docudrama that aims to present the Katipunan's history in its entirety, from Andres Bonifacio's formation of the group, its discovery by the Spaniards, and Bonifacio's murder. It will present in detail the life of the Supremo, the truth about the intrigues and in-fighting within the Katipunan, and the heroes and heels of the Philippine Revolution.[1]


Katipunan is a ten-part (originally intended to only have eight episodes) dramatic series that aims to present the Katipunan history in its entirety, from Bonifacio’s formation of the group to the surrender of Emilio Aguinaldo to Americans. It will present in detail the life of the Supremo, the truth about the intrigues and in-fighting within the Katipunan, and the heroes and heels of the Philippine Revolution.

Cast and characters[edit]

The series featured five main characters throughout its run:

Main characters[edit]

Minor characters[edit]

Guest roles[edit]

  • Dominic Roco as Young Pacquing
  • Benjamin Alves as Young Sebastian
  • Juan Rodrigo as Old Sebastian


The 10-episode mini-series began with a primer on October 12, 2013, before its official premier on October 19, 2013. The primer, entitled Anak ng Bayan: The Katipunan Primer, is narrated by actor Sid Lucero and discussed some of the popular myths about the Katipunan and the life story of Andres Bonifacio. The primer also features behind the scenes footage and interviews with the staff and actors as they take on the challenging production of Katipunan.

Episode No. Title English Title Original air date Ratings
(AGB Mega Manila)
1 Unang Kabanata: Teresa Teresa October 19, 2013 (2013-10-19) 13.2
2 Ikalawang Kabanata: Sebastian at Pacquing The Founding of the Secret Brotherhood November 2, 2013 (2013-11-02) 12.4
3 Ikatlong Kabanata: Oriang Andres and Oriang November 9, 2013 (2013-11-09) 10.0
4 Ika-apat na Kabanata: Trahedya at Pagtataksil Tragedies and Betrayals November 16, 2013 (2013-11-16) 11.8
5 Ika-limang Kabanata: Haring Bayan A Call to Arms November 23, 2013 (2013-11-23) 11.5
6 Ika-anim na Kabanata: Karsel The Torture Chambers November 30, 2013 (2013-11-30) 10.1
7 Ika-pitong Kabanata: Tejeros N/A December 7, 2013 (2013-12-07) N/A
8 Ika-pitong Kabanata: Ang Paglilitis The Trial December 14, 2013 (2013-12-14) N/A
9 Ika-siyam na Kabanata: Ang Simula N/A December 21, 2013 (2013-12-21) N/A
10 Ika-sampung Kabanata: Hatol at Kamatayan N/A December 28, 2013 (2013-12-28) N/A

Anak ng Bayan: The Katipunan Primer and Katipunan Unang Kabanata: Teresa were uploaded in GMA Public Affairs' official YouTube account and has thousands of views. The videos are only available for viewing in Philippine territories.[2][3]

In 2014, Katipunan was rerun on GMA News TV.


Sid Lucero, Glaiza de Castro and Benjamin Alves reprised their roles as Andres Bonifacio, Gregoria de Jesus and Sebastian in the finale episode of GMA Network's 2014 BayaniSerye Ilustrado.


Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2014 Asia Image Apollo Awards Best Cinematography - Long Form Katipunan (Teresa) Won [4][5]
Katipunan (The Trial) Nominated
Sound Design - Long Form Katipunan (Teresa)
2015 New York Festivals Best Camerawork Finalist [6]

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