Obra (TV series)

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Genre Melodrama
Created by GMA Entertainment TV Group
Developed by Jun Lana
Directed by various
Starring various
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, Tagalog, English
No. of episodes 16
Executive producer(s) Wilma Galvante
Location(s) Metro Manila, Philippines
Running time 45-60 minutes
Original network GMA Network
Picture format NTSC (480i)
Original release August 11 (2008-08-11) – November 28, 2008 (2008-11-28)
Followed by SRO Cinemaserye
Related shows Magpakailanman
SRO Cinemaserye
External links

Obra (also known as Masterpiece in English) is a weekly anthology on GMA Network. Each month, the show featured a different star. The pilot episode aired on August 14, 2008.


Obra is a weekly primetime drama series featuring GMA-7 stars in four stories about life, love and sacrifice. Each series had own set of production teams.[1]

Season one[edit]

Katrina Halili[edit]

  • Katrina Halili was the first star.
# Title Writer(s) Director Co-starring Original airdate
1 "Misteryosa" Jun Lana Jun Lana Ian Veneracion
Antonio Aquintania
Deobrah Sun
August 11, 2008 (2008-08-11)
2 "Bayaran" Kit Villanueva-Langit Maryo J. de los Reyes Richard Gomez
Gary Estrada
Carmen Soriano
August 18, 2008 (2008-08-18)
3 "For Love or Money" Denoy Navarro-Punio Bibeth Orteza Eddie Garcia
Eugene Domingo
Polo Ravales
John Lapus
August 25, 2008 (2008-08-25)
4 "Taong Grasa" Dode Cruz Joel Lamangan Paolo Contis
Raquel Villavicencio
September 1, 2008 (2008-09-01)

JC de Vera[edit]

JC de Vera was the second star.[2]

# Title Writer(s) Director Co-starring Original airdate
5 "Pretty Boy" Jun Lana Jun Lana Gina Alajar
Chanda Romero
September 11, 2008 (2008-09-11)
6 "Rehas" Dode Cruz Mac Alejandre Tirso Cruz III
Lovi Poe
Joko Diaz
Shyr Valdez
September 18, 2008 (2008-09-18)
7 "Daddy Dearest" Denoy Navarro-Punio Joel Lamangan Gardo Versoza
Michelle Madrigal
Bernadette Alyson
John Feir
September 25, 2008 (2008-09-25)
Ryan—a young man who is about to get married discovers that his father and uncle are gay.
8 "Sintoy" R.J. Nuevas Maryo J. de los Reyes Rhian Ramos
Carmi Martin
Baron Geisler
October 2, 2008 (2008-10-02)
Sintoy —blind, mute and deaf lives in a world where he is treated as dirt as an illegitimate child. He finds love with a woman who is willing to give love in-return.

Sunshine Dizon[edit]

Sunshine Dizon was the third star.[3]

# Title Writer(s) Director Co-starring Original airdate
9 "Butch" Dode Cruz Joel Lamangan Chynna Ortaleza
Robert Villar
October 9, 2008 (2008-10-09) (Re-Aired; April 1, 2010)
10 "Drama Queen" R.J. Nuevas Maryo J. de los Reyes Yul Servo
Liza Lorena
Marky Cielo
Paolo Paraiso
October 16, 2008 (2008-10-16)
The story tells of Mira Bella, a great actress who is ravaged by vices while still pining for a lost love.
11 / 12 "Rosa Negra" Jun Lana Jun Lana Jay Manalo
Maureen Larrazabal
Dexter Doria
October 23, 2008 (2008-10-23) (Part 1)
October 30, 2008 (Part 2)

Iza Calzado[4][edit]

# Title Writer(s) Director Co-starring Original airdate
13 "Sanib" Denoy Navarro-Punio Topel Lee Ian de Leon
Rommel Padilla
Isabel Granada
Spanky Manikan
Sandy Talag
November 6, 2008 (2008-11-06)
Melissa is possessed by an evil spirit. While on vacation with her husband they become victims of supernatural elements.
14 "Beauty Queer" Senedy Que Dominic Zapata Melanie Marquez
Carlene Aguilar
Marco Alcaraz
Miriam Quiambao
November 13, 2008 (2008-11-13)
15 "Boksingera" Roy C. Iglesias Mark Reyes Dingdong Dantes
Pen Medina
Shirley Fuentes
November 20, 2008 (2008-11-20)
16 "Stella .45" Elmer L. Gatchalian Rico Gutierrez Ian Veneracion
Bobby Andrews
Neil Ryan Sese
November 27, 2008 (2008-11-27)

Season two[edit]

Main article: SRO Cinemaserye

After a three-month hiatus, the series will return with a different format. Originally, it was supposed to return for its second season in January 2009 with Jennylyn Mercado as its featured-artist. It will air its second season as SRO Cinemaserye starting on March 26 as an 8-part mini-series which is entitled Ganti, starring Geoff Eigenmann, Bianca King, Maxene Magalona, Sheryl Cruz and Marvin Agustin. For more than one year, the last installment aired on April 8, 2010 is Hot Mama, starring Eugene Domingo, Wendell Ramos, Janna Dominguez and Maureen Larrazabal.

Awards and nominations[edit]

On September 5, 2009, the series was awarded Best Drama Anthology by the 1st MTRCB TV Awards, besting heavy contender Maalaala Mo Kaya - which later won the same category in the 5th USTv Students' Choice Award. The series was nominated for Best Drama Anthology against Maynila and Maalaala Mo Kaya on the 23rd PMPC Star Awards for TV.

Richard Gomez and JC de Vera was nominated Best Single Performance by an Actor for the Bayaran and Pretty Boy episodes, respectively. Gina Alajar was nominated for Best Single Performance by an Actress for the Pretty Boy episode. Sunshine Dizon is also nominated in the same category for her performance in the Butch episode.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About Obra". igma.tv. Archived from the original on November 30, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ Pumaloy, Rey (August 8, 2008). "Katrina Halili's health starting to suffer from too much work". pep.ph. Archived from the original on December 5, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ Godinez, Bong (October 6, 2008). "Sunshine Dizon makes screen comeback via Obra". pep.ph. Archived from the original on November 5, 2009. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  4. ^ Sibonga, Glen P. (October 31, 2008). "Iza Calzado wants to be a gay icon". pep.ph. Archived from the original on January 9, 2009. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 

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