PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:
"Award-winning actor Sid Lucero and versatile actress Glaiza de Castro were recently chosen to banner GMA News and Public Affairs’ first historical docudrama, Katipunan.
"Lucero will play the role of Andres Bonifacio while de Castro will portray Bonifacio’s wife, Gregoria de Jesus. Joining them are Kapuso actors Benjamin Alves, Dominic Roco, Mercedes Cabral, Nico Antonio, and Roi Vinzon.
"Behind this ambitious project is an award-winning production team led by Katipunan creator Jaileen Jimeno, program manager Nowell Cuanang, and writer Ian Victoriano.
"Jimeno is the senior program manager of GMA News TV’s Bawal ang Pasaway and Investigative Documentaries. Cuanang, on the other hand, is the program manager of the internationally recognized documentary program Reel Time, which earned GMA—and the country—its third George Foster Peabody Awards. Victoriano wrote the critically-acclaimed movie Sakay. A pool of experts was tapped to provide context to the series.
"Katipunan is an eight-part docudrama that aims to present the Katipunan history in its entirety, from 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.
"Katipunan will premiere in October on GMA-7."
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Sid Lucero and Glaiza de Castro will topbill GMA's historical docudrama, Katipunan
by posted on September 23, 2013