Obra (TV series)

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

Katrina Halili

# Title Writer(s) Director Co-starring Original airdate
1"Misteryosa"Jun LanaJun LanaIan Veneracion
Antonio Aquintania
Deobrah Sun
August 11, 2008
2"Bayaran"Kit Villanueva-LangitMaryo J. de los ReyesRichard Gomez
Gary Estrada
Carmen Soriano
August 18, 2008
3"For Love or Money"Denoy Navarro-PunioBibeth OrtezaEddie Garcia
Eugene Domingo
Polo Ravales
John Lapus
August 25, 2008
4"Taong Grasa"Dode CruzJoel LamanganPaolo Contis
Raquel Villavicencio
September 1, 2008

JC de Vera

JC de Vera was the second star.[2]

# Title Writer(s) Director Co-starring Original airdate
5"Pretty Boy"Jun LanaJun LanaGina Alajar
Chanda Romero
September 11, 2008
6"Rehas"Dode CruzMac AlejandreTirso Cruz III
Lovi Poe
Joko Diaz
Shyr Valdez
September 18, 2008
7"Daddy Dearest"Denoy Navarro-PunioJoel LamanganGardo Versoza
Michelle Madrigal
Bernadette Alyson
John Feir
September 25, 2008
Ryan—a young man who is about to get married discovers that his father and uncle are gay.
8"Sintoy"R.J. NuevasMaryo J. de los ReyesRhian Ramos
Carmi Martin
Baron Geisler
October 2, 2008
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

Sunshine Dizon was the third star.[3]

# Title Writer(s) Director Co-starring Original airdate
9"Butch"Dode CruzJoel LamanganChynna Ortaleza
Robert Villar
October 9, 2008 (Re-Aired; April 1, 2010)
10"Drama Queen"R.J. NuevasMaryo J. de los ReyesYul Servo
Liza Lorena
Marky Cielo
Paolo Paraiso
October 16, 2008
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 LanaJun LanaJay Manalo
Maureen Larrazabal
Dexter Doria
October 23, 2008 (Part 1)
October 30, 2008 (Part 2)

Iza Calzado[4]

# Title Writer(s) Director Co-starring Original airdate
13"Sanib"Denoy Navarro-PunioTopel LeeIan de Leon
Rommel Padilla
Isabel Granada
Spanky Manikan
Sandy Talag
November 6, 2008
Melissa is possessed by an evil spirit. While on vacation with her husband they become victims of supernatural elements.
14"Beauty Queer"Senedy QueDominic ZapataMelanie Marquez
Carlene Aguilar
Marco Alcaraz
Miriam Quiambao
November 13, 2008
15"Boksingera"Roy C. IglesiasMark ReyesDingdong Dantes
Pen Medina
Shirley Fuentes
November 20, 2008
16"Stella .45"Elmer L. GatchalianRico GutierrezIan Veneracion
Bobby Andrews
Neil Ryan Sese
November 27, 2008

Season two

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 on January 2009 with Jennylyn Mercado as its featured-artist. It will air its second season as SRO Cinema Serye starting on April 2 as an 8-part mini-series which is entitled Ganti ng Puso, starring Geoff Eigenmann, Bianca King, Maxene Magalona, Sheryl Cruz and Marvin Agustin.

Awards and nominations

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


  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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