Palos (TV series)

Genre Drama, Action, Thriller
Directed by Toto S. Natividad,
Erick C. Salud,
Trina N. Dayrit
Starring Cesar Montano
Jake Cuenca
Theme music composer Jay Durias
Opening theme "Palos theme"
Ending theme "Langit Sa 'Yong Tabi"
by South Border
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, English
No. of episodes 63
Executive producer(s) Roldeo T. Endrinal
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Dreamscape Entertainment TV
Original network ABS-CBN
Picture format NTSC (480i) SDTV
Original release January 28 (2008-01-28) – April 25, 2008 (2008-04-25)

Palos (lit. Eel) is a Philippine primetime action and drama television series of ABS-CBN. The series debuted on January 28, 2008 to April 25, 2008, as part of the network's Primetime Bida line-up.

The series is loosely based on the classic Filipino comics and film character of the same name Palos, which means Eel in Tagalog. In the original comics, Palos was a professional thief who possessed acrobatic skills, and who was adept in the fighting arts.[1][2]



The first film's poster.

Alyas Palos (Alias Eel) is a comic serial novel by Virgilio and Nestor Redondo, which was first serialized in Tagalog Klasiks in 1961. The title character was a thief and a kind-hearted felon with exceptional safe-cracking skills.

Film adaptation

In the 1960s, the graphic novel was adapted to the silver screen with upcoming star Bernard Bonnin in the title role. Alyas Palos made Bernard Bonnin a household name and it defined Bonnin’s showbiz career. Palos was serialized eight times with Bonnin being the only actor to have portrayed Palos. These movies include “Alyas Palos (Alias Eel)” (1962), “Palos Kontra Gagamba (Eel vs. Spider)” (1963), “Palos: Counterspy” (1966), “Palos Strikes Again” (1986), and “Alyas Palos II (Alias Eel II)” (1982).[3]

TV series


The story begins when Giancarlo is orphaned at a young age when his mother, Grazella, is killed in a shooting incident in Macau. He blames his mother's death on an agent known only as "Palos", and vows to do whatever it takes to avenge her death.[4]

The young orphan is taken in by his mother's friend, Alessandro, who later helps him join a secret agency known as "Neptune". The young Giancarlo, driven by his thirst for revenge, trains hard and uses every opportunity to hone his skills. Eventually, he emerges as one of the top agents of Neptune, and feels he is ready to fulfill his life's mission: avenge his mother's murder.

But in his quest to find Palos, Giancarlo finds long-buried secrets... secrets about his mother's death, about Neptune, and about his own identity.

Cast and characters


See also


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