Nasaan Ka Elisa?

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Nasaan Ka, Elisa?
Nasaan Ka Elisa?-titlecard.jpg
GenreCrime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Created byPablo Illanes
Rondel P. Lindayag
Gina Marissa Tagassa
Based on¿Dónde está Elisa? (Telemundo, 2010)
by Pablo Illanes
Developed byRoldeo T. Endrinal
Raymund G. Dizon
Written byAgnes P. de Guzman†
Bridgette Ann Rebuca
Janice O'Hara
Directed byJerome Chavez Pobocan
Richard I. Arellano
StarringMelissa Ricks
Opening themeIkaw Lamang
by Martin Nievera
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Filipino
No. of episodes90 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Rosselle Beegee Soldao
Producer(s)Rizza Gonzales Ebriega
Editor(s)Ray-An Ludwig Peralta
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Dreamscape Entertainment Television
Televisión Nacional de Chile
Original networkABS-CBN
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 12, 2011 (2011-09-12) – January 13, 2012 (2012-01-13)
Related shows¿Dónde está Elisa? (Televisión Nacional de Chile, 2009)
External links

Nasaan Ka, Elisa? (lit.Where Are You, Elisa?) is a Philippine crime drama television series loosely based on the 2010 Telemundo telenovela ¿Dónde está Elisa?, an adaptation of the original 2009 Chilean telenovela of the same name. It is topbilled by Melissa Ricks.[1][2] The series was aired on ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida evening block and worldwide on The Filipino Channel from September 12, 2011 to January 13, 2012, replacing SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon.[3]

Since July 2017, the series is streaming online on YouTube.[4]


Initially, Nasaan Ka, Elisa? was supposed to be part of ABS-CBN's new line up afternoon dramas; it was promoted along with Mula Sa Puso and Maria la del Barrio as part of Kapamilya Gold.[5] The tentative airing date was March 21, 2011. After the delayed airing, the drama finally premiered on September 12, 2011 on Primetime Bida,[6] replacing the evening talk show SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon.

After its final episode on January 13, 2012, Nasaan Ka, Elisa? was replaced by Walang Hanggan (where Melissa Ricks herself is one of the cast members) which premiered on January 16, 2012.


Elisa Altamira (Melissa Ricks) is a beautiful and wealthy teenager. The eldest daughter of Mariano (Albert Martinez) and Dana Altamira (Agot Isidro), Elisa is lauded as the perfect daughter. Yet, she is not who her parents think she is.

One night after Mariano's party, Elisa insisted on her father to go out with her younger sister Christina (Isabella De Leon) and her cousins Santi (Franco Daza) and Edward (Aldred Gatchalian). They go to a local club where they are having a party, they saw Elisa dancing gracefully. But afterwards, the three except Elisa got drunk and later discovers that she is missing. The family hire private investigators to find out what happened to Elisa.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Cast Character Character Information
Melissa Ricks Elisa Altamira She is Mariano and Dana's 18-year-old daughter. She is the eldest of three siblings, and is being groomed to take over their family's business empire one day. She's respectful, responsible, and well loved in the community. Mariano won't admit it, but it's obvious that she is his favorite daughter. Elisa is the type of girl who gets what she wants, and tries to always please her parents. Although she is a pampered heiress, she still takes time to help out the community by charity events. She is assertive, opinionated and she is what could be considered a “perfect daughter” or is she? Why would a girl everybody loves vanish without a trace?
Albert Martinez Mariano Altamira He is a successful business tycoon and Elisa's father, who takes pride in his family. He is a perfectionist, not only personally but also professionally. He is considered a role model and a born leader. He managed to save his father's business empire from bankruptcy, and is the family's source of strength. He is a very conservative man who is very protective of his three daughters. His greatest fear is the possibility of something destroying his "perfect" family. His world is turned upside down when Elisa disappears; it will cause him to doubt his "perfect" life and the people in it.
Agot Isidro Dana Altamira She is Mariano's wife and Elisa's mother. She is beautiful, demure, and always present at social gatherings. She seems like the perfect wife, and admires her husband's principles. But sometimes, she feels stifled. It is not in her nature to complain. She's always classy and poised, and manages to smile through all the obligations that come with being the wife of a powerful man. She is a good mother who always puts her family first. Because she came from a broken family, she will do anything to keep her family together.
Vina Morales Cecilia "Cecile" Altamira-de Silva She is Mariano's ambitious and competitive sister and Elisa's aunt. She's a socialite and a fashionista, who is very manipulative. She is used to getting what she wants and she'll do anything to get her way. She has a live-in partner Bruno and a son from a previous marriage named Edward. She is very intelligent and a great businesswoman. Despite some hidden resentment because Mariano doesn't approve of Bruno, she remains a supportive sister. Her ambition is to replace her brother as the company president.
Mickey Ferriols Viviana "Vivian" Altamira-Rincon She is Mariano's sister and Elisa's aunt. She is the middle child and is often described as the "peacemaker" among the siblings. Although she comes from one of the richest families, she is unable to manage her money and, at one point, had a gambling problem. Viviana became a "prodigal" daughter because she squandered a lot of their family's money to sustain her gambling addiction.
Eric Fructuoso Bruno de Silva He is Cecile's live-in partner who comes from a poor family. He has often been called a "gold digger" because he and Cecile are from different social backgrounds. Their age difference was also an issue. He has a good relationship with the kids of the Altamira clan and is a buddy to everyone. He works for the Altamira's company, but dislikes Mariano, who never promoted him.
Joem Bascon Cristobal Rivas He is a police officer in his mid-30s who specializes in kidnapping cases. Cristobal is assigned to lead the investigation on Elisa Altamira's disappearance. He is an intelligent NBI agent who is so focused on work, he is sometimes described by colleagues as being "anti-social." The investigation on Elisa's mysterious disappearance causes some ghosts of his dark past to resurface. He becomes so involved with the case that he begins to deal with his own issues in the process.
Desiree del Valle Giselle Santillian She is a respected detective who has been Cristobal's colleague for many years. She and Cristobal work together to solve the mystery behind Elisa's disappearance. She has developed feelings for Cristobal over the years but she never revealed this to him.
Allen Dizon Nicolas "Nick" Perez He is Mariano's close confidant and best friend since high school who works as an accountant for the Altamira's. He and Mariano have been allies through every storm of life. Nick once joked that kidnapping Elisa would make him rich. He has remained faithful to Mariano despite everything. Nick, like many of the people in Mariano's life, has some secrets of his own.
Christopher Roxas Jose Angel "Joey" Rincon He is Vivian's husband, who is younger than her. He is a good person, but has personal issues. He also works for Altamira's company but unlike Cecile, he is not really good in business. He only sucks up to Mariano to get ahead professionally.
Franco Daza Santi Rincon He is Vivian and Joey adopted 19-year-old son. He is accepted as part of the clan but secretly feels like an outsider. He was one of Mariano's favorite, Elisa have a close relationship which close enough to make him one of the possible reasons behind Elisa's disappearance.
Aldred Gatchalian Edward Caceres He is Cecile's 19-year-old son from a previous marriage. He resents his cousin Santi because he thinks his family likes him better. He is lonely and thinks Elisa is the one who accepts him. He is an introvert, and possibly, knows where Elisa is.
Isabella de Leon Christina "Chrissy" Altamira She is Elisa's 16-year-old younger sister. She harbors jealousy towards her big sister but ultimately looks up to her. Chrissy is a quiet, obedient daughter who somewhat loathes her father because she thinks he loves Elisa more than her.
Alexa Ilacad Ella Altamira She is Mariano and Dana's youngest daughter. She looks up to her sister Elisa and is so attached to her. Elisa's disappearance affects her greatly.

Supporting cast[edit]

Guest cast[edit]


Critical response[edit]

In a review done by Philippine Entertainment Portal, they mentioned that Nasaan Ka Elisa? "offers something new to the local TV landscape based on its crime-thriller plot."[7]


Nasaan Ka, Elisa? debuted at the fourth spot over-all nationwide (with a 26.7% rating or almost 27 million viewers), beating its rival program Munting Heredera with 18.2% ratings. On its second day, the drama had 26.2% ratings.[8]

Pilot Episode Finale Episode Peak Average Source

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Melissa Ricks finally gets her break via new afternoon soap Nasaan Ka Elisa? retrieved via 03-09-2011
  2. ^ [1] retrieved via 03-10-2011
  3. ^ Nasaan ka Elisa? premieres on Primetime Bida tonight retrieved via 09-11-2011
  4. ^ "Nasaan Ka Elisa Full Episodes - YouTube". Retrieved Jul 10, 2017.
  5. ^ Nasaan Ka Elisa and Maria la del Barrio lead stars will grace March 13 episode of ASAP Rocks retrieved March 11, 2011 via
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  7. ^ PEP REVIEW: Mystery shrouds the Melissa Ricks-starrer Nasaan Ka Elisa? accessed via on September 14, 2011
  8. ^ Philippine National TV Ratings for September 13, 2011
  9. ^ National TV Ratings (September 23-26 2011)
  10. ^ National TV Ratings (January 13-16 2011)

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