Bayan Ko (TV series)

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Bayan Ko
Also known as The Politician
Genre Political drama
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
Composer(s) Constancio de Guzmán
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Tagalog
No. of episodes 6 episodes
Executive producer(s) Eliza Zamora Solis
Producer(s) Eliza Zamora Solis
Cinematography Albert Banzon
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 45 minutes
Original network GMA News TV
Original release March 10 (2013-03-10) – April 21, 2013 (2013-04-21)
Related shows Titser

Bayan Ko or The Politician (international title) 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 and concluded on April 21, 2013. The story was written by Rodolfo Vera and directed by Adolfo Alix, Jr.[1]


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.[2]

Cast and characters[edit]

Recurring characters[edit]

  • Bembol Roco portrays Ernesto Santiago, a journalist and father of Mayor Joseph who was murdered because of his expose regarding wrongdoings in the province.
  • Cecille Adefuin portrays Nanay Ophie
  • Simon Ibarra portrays Chief of Police,loyal to Antonio Rubio and his son,but assigned to Lagros,Santiago's town.Forced to quit after Mayor Santiago's threats to sack him permanently due to corruption charges.

List of episodes[edit]

Episode # Title Original air date Production code
1 "Inherited Problems" March 10, 2013 (2013-03-10)
2 "Corruption" March 17, 2013 (2013-03-17)
3 "Education" March 24, 2013 (2013-03-24)
4 "Jueteng" March 31, 2013 (2013-03-31)
5 "Illegal Logging" April 7, 2013 (2013-04-07)
6 "The Aftermath" April 21, 2013 (2013-04-21)

Awards and recognition[edit]

Year Award-giving Body Award/Recognition Category Nominee Result Source
2013 IABC Philippines 12th Quill Awards Quill Award for Excellence Bayan Ko Won [3]
Archdiocese of Manila Catholic Mass Media Awards Best Drama Series Won [4][5]
Philippine Movie and Television Press Club 27th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Supporting Actor Pen Medina Nominated [6]

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