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For the film, see Ang Probinsyano (film).

Ang Probinsyano
Also known asBrothers
GenreAction, Family drama, Thriller, Mystery
Created byRondel P. Lindayag
Based onAng Probinsyano(1997 film)
by Ronwaldo Reyes
Developed byRoldeo T. Endrinal
Julie Anne R. Benitez
Written byJoel Mercado
John Joseph Tuason
Noreen Capili
John Anthony Rodulfo
Willy Laconsay
Directed byMalu L. Sevilla
Avel E. Sunpongco
Toto Natividad
Richard V. Somes
Kevin de Vela
Alan Chanliongco
Enzo Williams
Rodel Nacianceno
Nick Olanka
Creative director(s)Johnny de los Santos
Dang Baldonado
StarringCoco Martin
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Filipino
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes635 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Eileen Angela T. Garcia
Camille Camacho Rosales
Producer(s)Dagang Vilbar
Location(s)Metro Manila, Philippines
Pandacan, Manila, Philippines
Hong Kong
Bulacan, Philippines
Cebu, Philippines
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Baguio City, Philippines
Editor(s)Froilan Francia
Running time35-45 minutes
Production company(s)FPJ Productions
Dreamscape Entertainment Television
Release
Original networkABS-CBN
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 28, 2015 (2015-09-28) – present
External links
Website

FPJ's Ang Probinsyano (lit. The Man from the Province or The Provincial Man; English: Brothers) is a 2015's Philippineaction dramatelevision series based on the 1997 Fernando Poe Jr. film of the same title, courtesy of FPJ Productions. It is top billed by Coco Martin, together with an ensemble cast[1], the series premiered on ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida evening block and worldwide on The Filipino Channel on September 28, 2015, replacing Nathaniel.

Overview[edit]

Main article: List of Ang Probinsyano episodes

Ang Probinsyano has two story arcs. Book 1, which contained the first and second seasons, ran from its debut in September 28, 2015 until May 24, 2017. Book 2, on the other hand, opened with the third season which officially began in May 25, 2017.[2]

Plot Summary[edit]

Syndicate Arc (Book One)[edit]

Season 1

The story revolves around the journey of twins Dominador "Ador" de Leon and Ricardo "Cardo" Dalisay (both played by Coco Martin) were separated from each other because of financial reasons, even as they followed the path of being police officers.

Ador is raised by his grandmother, Lola Flora (Susan Roces), he enters the PNPA alongside Joaquin Tuazon (Arjo Atayde). During his stint in the Police Academy, he meets Carmen (Bela Padilla), the sister of his classmate who eventually becomes his wife, after graduating as the class valedictorian, Ador marries Carmen after they discovered her pregnancy; she gives birth to Dominador "Junior" de Leon, Jr. (Lei Andrei Navarro).

Ador continues to display his intelligence and skills as a policeman and is eventually promoted to Senior Inspector, he becomes a prominent and respected CIDG police official in Manila with a loving family as his support.

Cardo loves the solitude of mountains in the rural town of Botolan, Zambales, he grows up with his childhood bestfriend, Glen (Maja Salvador), who secretly has a crush on him. Both of them enter the police force, with Cardo joining the SAF.

Their lives take a sudden turn when Ador is betrayed and murdered by Joaquin after pursuing the latter's child-trafficking syndicate. Wanting to conceal the fact that Ador is killed in action, General Delfin Borja (Jaime Fábregas), Cardo and Ador's maternal grand-uncle and CIDG's Director, orders Cardo to assume Ador's identity and continue the mission his late brother left behind.

As part of his mission, Cardo is forced to pretend to his brother's family and friends; and reunites with his grandmother, whom he resents for deserting him. Nevertheless, he promises to find the person behind his brother's death.

After his cover is blown, Cardo reveals himself and reunites with his family. Cardo is reassigned to CIDG and tackles various cases, some which ties directly to the Tuazon family's criminal acts.

Season 2

Tomas Tuazon (Albert Martinez), Joaquin's father, is revealed as the head of the drug syndicate Cardo battles. Don Emilio Syquia (Eddie Garcia), Tomas' father-in-law, gets fed up with Tomas taking control of the drug syndicate for himself and orchestrates events that would pit Cardo against Tomas. Tomas is ultimately captured by Cardo in a drug sting, and is subsequently convicted. To retaliate, Joaquin and Don Emilio frame Cardo for illegal drug possession. While inside the maximum security prison, Cardo and Tomas continue to engage in conflicts, which further intensifies when Don Emilio reveals the truth to Cardo that Tomas killed Cardo's former sister-in-law, Carmen, as Tomas attempts to escape prison, Cardo kills him.

Following Tomas' death, Joaquin and General Rogelio Jacob (Rez Cortez) hire a new, even more cruel Bureau of Corrections Director, Guillermo Acosta (Dindo Arroyo). Under their payroll, Acosta makes prison life more difficult for Cardo. Cardo participates in a jailbreak and is determined to clear his name, he continues to pursue the syndicate responsible for his frame up. To that end, using the name of Miguel, he joins his allies in prison Ramil "Manager" Taduran (Michael de Mesa) and Julian Valerio (Julio Diaz) who work for the Cebu-based drug syndicate of Romano "Chairman" Recio (Ronnie Lazaro), an ally of Joaquin, to take the syndicate down.

The organization continues to threaten his family and has many connections in society, including the police and government. Unknown to Cardo, the syndicate who framed him is the same syndicate responsible for the deaths of his loved ones, including Ador.

Don Emilio is captured by Cardo and convicted for the murder of Cardo's father, SPO4 Pablo B. de Leon (Tonton Gutierrez). Cardo and his prison allies take down Recio's drug syndicate and after surrendering, Cardo's innocence is proven after Joaquin is exposed for his crimes. Cardo obtains incriminating evidence including Colonel Roy Carreon’s (Art Acuña) testimony that he previously secretly worked for Joaquin. Joaquin is exposed as Ador’s murderer and drug and human trafficking.

Cardo kills Joaquin after the latter disrupts his wedding to Alyana (Yassi Pressman), and finally avenges his brother Ador's death.

Rebellion Arc (Book Two)[edit]

Although retired from the police force, Cardo decides to become a vigilante as the country deals with the threat of a rebel group, Pulang Araw (lit. Red Sun) led by Romulo Dumagit alias "Leon" (lit. Lion) (Lito Lapid). Pulang Araw is being framed by Defense Secretary Renato Hipolito (John Arcilla), a Pulang Araw sleeper-agent, to raise his profile and parlay his exposure into a Senate career. Hipolito uses Major Manolo Catindig (Sid Lucero) to contact a corrupt faction within Pulang Araw, Kamandag (lit. Venom), led by Homer Adlawan alias "Alakdan" (lit. Scorpion) (Jhong Hilario), to orchestrate acts of terrorism. After the death of Cardo's only son Ricky Boy during one of Alakdan's bombings, Cardo decides to return to service in his original capacity as a PNP-SAF trooper. Cardo finds initial success in combatting former Pulang Araw members hired by Hipolito to raise havoc as well as capturing Pulang Araw's camp in Mt. Arayat.

However, after being threatened exposure by Leon following the capture of the Mt. Arayat camp and death of his second wife Aurora (Mercedes Cabral), who was fatally shot in the stomach during the operation, Hipolito compromises SAF's operation in Mt. Karagao which results to the death of 46 SAF Troopers sent in the operation and the capture of SAF Troopers SPO2 Geraldo dela Paz (Ejay Falcon), SPO2 Bernardo Quinto (Ron Morales) and PO3 Katrina Velasco (Louise delos Reyes). Cardo is shot by Alakdan, but he survives long enough to shed off his SAF uniform and is subsequently rescued and cared for by Leon and his daughter, Lena (Yam Concepcion). Cardo regains consciousnesses and realizes the opportunity he has to infiltrate Pulang Araw and assumes the name of Fernan, despite suspicions from Pulang Araw's founder, Domingo Bulaon alias "Lawin" (lit. Hawk) (Dante Rivero), Cardo wins his trust and is inducted into Pulang Araw with the nom de guerre "Agila" (lit. Eagle).

As Fernan joins various missions of Pulang Araw, his perception about the rebel group quickly change, realizing that their image to the public are based on lies and carefully concocted smear campaign by Director Hipolito. Back in Manila, the propaganda stories about Cardo and Pulang Araw confuses Cardo's family, negatively affecting their lives. Rumours spread about Cardo’s survival and supposed defection into Pulang Araw, a story which Director Hipolito and Major Catindig capitalizes on to destroy Cardo's credibility, blow his cover and jeopardize his safety, at the camp, Cardo also has to deal with comrade rivalries arising from Alakdan and a jealous Anton del Mundo alias "Tigre" (lit. Tiger) (Mark Lapid), both intent on discrediting Cardo or exposing him as a fraud.

After determining that Pulang Araw is not behind the acts of terrorism, he tries to win the trust of Alakdan to infiltrate Kamandag; in the meantime, he discovers that dela Paz and Velasco are held captive and helps them escape from the hands of Pulang Araw. He tells them of his discovery that Kamandag is protected by an unknown government official who is twisting facts to demonize Pulang Araw. Velasco and dela Paz realizes that Kamandag's protector is also discrediting Cardo, they hold a press conference reporting Cardo’s death while trying to escape from Pulang Araw with them to ensure his cover.

Cardo wins Alakdan's trust and sends him to Manila to eliminate Director Hipolito's fiercest rival in the senate race, Senator Mateo F. de Silva (Joko Diaz) by detonating a bomb among the crowd just before de Silva announces his candidacy. Cardo manages the disruption without detonating a bomb, and narrowly escapes de Silva and his men, the following day, Cardo assaults Kamandag to avenge the death of his son, sending a wounded Alakdan and the rest of Kamandag packing. Cardo then informs Pulang Araw of the betrayal and acts of terrorism that Alakdan perpetrated.

To boost his poll ratings, Director Hipolito resolves to wipe out Pulang Araw and orders a strike on their stronghold in Mt. Karagao, the ensuing encounter that results in the deaths of Lawin, Lena and Lena's son, Emman, leads to Leon’s discovery that Cardo is a SAF member. Cardo and Leon resolve to join forces in order to take down Alakdan, they later move to Manila with the help of Engelbert "Bert" Moreno alias "Daga" (Rico J. Puno) (Lit.Rat), a former Pulang Araw member and his family. Bert's daughter, Regine (Angeline Quinto) resents Cardo as she recognizes the latter as the CIDG officer who killed her brother Banjo (Eric Fructuoso).

At this point, Senator de Silva is revealed as a drug dealer who enlists funding from Don Emilio, promising the reversal of his conviction and a stake in de Silva's drug empire. De Silva subsequently joins the hunt for Pulang Araw to catch up to Hipolito in the ratings, both eyeing the top spot to secure their nomination for the Presidency of the Philippines. Bert is later killed by Sen. de Silva's henchmen after the latter refuses to reveal Pulang Araw's whereabouts. His family is rescued by Pulang Araw, and finally discovers Senator de Silva's involvement in the assault on Bert's family. Regine and her brother Bruno (Janno Gibbs) moves in with Pulang Araw.

After visiting his dead son's grave, Don Emilio and his henchmen kidnap and torture Cardo in an isolated island called Isla Muerte (lit. Death Island). Ramil and some of Cardo's inmate friends learn of Cardo's predicament and devise a plan to rescue him. Arriving at the island, they successfully rescue Cardo but two companions, Julian (Julio Diaz) and Gener (Jeric Raval) are killed; in the ensuing gunfight, Cardo shoots and kills BuCor Director Ladronio (King Gutierrez), one of the persons who helped Don Emilio torture him.

With the remnants of Cardo's allies from prison and the surviving members of Pulang Araw, Cardo forms the vigilante group Vendetta.

Vendetta started their plan to annihilate Don Emilio's and Sen. de Silva's drug laboratories. They successfully ended the operations of two drug laboratories, leaving no one alive. However, Bruno was then captured by unknown men, and Vendetta were not successful in rescuing him, leading to his death, his mother, Dulce (Irma Adlawan), blames Vendetta for his death.

Vendetta found a new enemy in Mayor Jethro Garrido (Bernard Palanca), who sells drugs to college students, some of which also selling drugs from him. Mayor Garrido set up a concert motivating students to stop taking drugs. Vendetta found about the planned concert, so Cardo orchestrated a plan for them to get in, they disguised as a band participating in the concert, named Vengaboys. They won in the battle of the bands, and were congratulated by Mayor Garrido. Unbeknownst to him, they are a vigilante group who plan on taking him down, after handing them drugs, Cardo confronted Mayor Garrido, provoking a shootout. Cardo later shot Mayor Garrido to death.

However, after successfully taking down drug operations, Cardo realized his shortcomings to his wife, he wasn't aware that Alyana was almost kidnapped in the concert. When Alyana was about to be kidnapped, her office boss, Marco Cabrera (J. C. Santos), came just in time to save her from the kidnapper. Alyana then broke up with Cardo. However, Cardo is still determined to fix his marriage with Alyana.

General Diana Olegario (Angel Aquino) wanted to talk to Cardo so she and Cardo planned to meet at the bridge. Unbeknownst to her, Major Catindig found out about the plan but was not aware that it was Cardo; in the bridge, when Diana was looking for Cardo, Manolo and his men found her first and cornered her. They successfully shot Diana, but they were not aware that Cardo was in hiding. Cardo then saved Diana and brought her to Vendetta's hideout.

After General Olegario was well rested, she wanted to go back to the NMIG, as she came back to her house, Diana was ambushed by Cantindig's men. Vendetta followed her beforehand and came to rescue Olegario. When they took her back to their base, she decided to join Vendetta, seeing an opportunity to get justice for her son.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Special Participation (Natatanging Pagganap)

Supporting[edit]

Introducing (Child Stars)
  • McNeal "Awra" Briguela[13] as Macario "Makmak" Samonte, Jr.
  • James "Paquito" Sagarino[4] as Paquito Alvarado
  • Rhian "Dang" Ramos[4] as Dang
  • Shantel Crislyn Layh "Ligaya" Ngujo[4] as Ligaya Dungalo
  • Enzo Pelojero as Dexter
Recurring

Former[edit]

Main
Supporting

Guests[edit]

Main article: List of Ang Probinsyano guest stars

Production[edit]

ABS-CBN president and CEO Charo Santos-Concio touted the creation of an action-drama series which particularly aims to give importance to the police force in an effort to help them "regain the love and respect of the people". Coco Martin, who would be later named as the series' lead actor, was involved in the production shoot for the series, who proposed that the production team create a television adaptation of Fernando Poe Jr. film Ang Probinsyano. Martin reasons that he and his grandmother enjoyed watching films of the action star while Martin grew up, the widow of Fernando Poe Jr., Susan Roces reportedly allowed the production team to adopt her late spouse's film.[18]

Ang Probinsyano is not a remake of the 1997 film of the same name. It was made to be run for months to be more suitable for teleserye viewers.[19]

The title of the original film was inspired from the term "pulis patola" which is occasionally used to tease newbie police officers, since patola, or cucumber of the luffa genus, is usually grown in the provinces outside urban areas such as Manila, the title Ang Probinsyano was decided to be the title of the 1997 film,[19] which would be later adapted into the 2015 telenovela.

Casting[edit]

For the role of leading lady, singer-actress Angeline Quinto was supposedly part of the main cast to play the role of Lily, an original character yet different role. Due to her conflicting schedules, however, she was later pulled out from the cast.[20][21][22][23] Quinto was replaced by Maja Salvador, who played the role of Glen, this was Salvador's reunion project with Coco Martin four years after Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin.

In August 2016, Maja Salvador left the series due to expiration of her contract with Dreamscape and numerous prior commitments (including the then-upcoming drama, Wildflower). To substitute Salvador, Yassi Pressman joined the cast in the same month, playing the role of Alyana.

In May 2017, Simon Pineda left the series to focus on his studies and numerous prior commitments (including the filming of then-upcoming movies, Loving in Tandem and Ang Panday). To replace Pineda, Enzo Pelojero joined the cast in the following episodes, playing the role of Dexter.

In November 2017, Angeline Quinto finally joined the cast as a guest character, playing the role of Regine, her character lasted until early February 2018.[24]

Rowell Santiago will have the role of the President of the Philippines, Dawn Zulueta is set to join the cast as the First Lady of the Philippines, Edu Manzano as Vice President Cabrera and Alice Dixson as the Second Lady of the Philippines.

Deviations and connections to the film[edit]

  • In the film version, Cardo ('Kardo' in the film) had a wife and children, who were murdered because the killers had mistaken Cardo for Ador.[25]
  • Ador's guilt was the reason for their separation in the film version. In the TV series version, their grandmother had young Cardo adopted by a childless couple as a condition for the treatment of Cardo's injuries in Singapore.[25]
  • Ador and Cardo's grandmother was not included in the film. In the TV series, the twins' grandmother is played by veteran actress Susan Roces, widow of the late Fernando Poe, Jr..[25]
  • Cardo's last name in the film version is still 'de Leon' instead of 'Dalisay'.[25]
  • Cardo in the TV series is a SAF trooper in Botolan. In the film version, Cardo is Santa Marcela's Police Chief.[25]
  • The main antagonists in the film version is a drug syndicate. In the TV series, it is a human-child trafficking syndicate (however, production soon reverted the antagonists into a drug syndicate).[25]
  • The child Cardo adopted in the film version is a girl, while in the TV series version, it is a boy.[25]
  • Carmen, a love interest in both the film and the TV series is presented differently between the two versions. In the former, Carmen is a night club entertainer and the mother of the child Kardo adopts;[25] whereas in the latter, Carmen is the widow of Ador, replacing the film's Lily as Ador's wife.
  • Salazar is the surname of the film version's Carmen. In the TV series, Guzman is Carmen's maiden name before she married Ador and becoming Mrs. de Leon.
  • The 'Glen Corpuz' character was originally created for the TV series only.[25]
  • Ador's superior in the film version, who devised the plan for Cardo to assume Ador's identity, is not Ador and Cardo's grand-uncle.[25]
  • The person who killed Ador in the film version is a syndicate goon. In the TV series, Ador is killed by the main antagonist; a corrupted policeman.[25]
  • In the film, the main antagonist is a corrupt police official under the payroll of the drug syndicate. In contrast, the main antagonist in the TV series is a corrupt police officer who is one of the leaders of, and a family member of the human trafficking and drug syndicate.[25]
  • The Paloma Picache[26] character was created for the TV series only[1], and was an idea proposed by lead actor Coco Martin to Dreamscape Entertainment. Paloma is actually Cardo in drag during his mission to rescue women who were kidnapped by a prostitution syndicate. Martin, who portrayed the character, said that he had to study the mannerisms of a woman for the role, he remarked that this particular role was hard noting that women spend about two hours doing their make-up for a date and on how it is hard and painful to walk on high-heels.[27] Cardo's "Paloma" persona also appeared in a storyline involving a blackmailing case of an American businessman.
  • Janus del Prado, Tom Olivar, Dindo Arroyo, and Joey Padilla[28] were the cast members from the 1997 film who made guest appearances in the TV series. In addition, Daniel Fernando,[29] Ricardo Cepeda, Rey Solo, and Jethro Ramirez,[30] who were part of the 1998 film sequel, also made guest appearances in the telenovela. Jaime Fabregas, a main cast member, served as the musical director for both the film and its sequel.[28][29]

Extension[edit]

FPJ's Ang Probinsyano was initially to air until 2017 due to its action scenes, high ratings and "real life lessons" which was well received by the audience. Furthermore, the series has also been known to educate its viewers about Philippine laws and issues.[31]

On April 21, 2017, ABS-CBN announced that the action drama is officially extended until January 2018,[32] the series also celebrated its second anniversary on September 28, 2017. Due to the show's consistently high ratings, the show went past its January 2018 extension and is set to run until June 2018.[33]

Controversy[edit]

Originally, Pulang Araw held camp at Mt. Arayat until SAF Troopers raided said camp, forcing them to escape to the fictional Mt. Karagao.

Behind the scenes, the show began removing all references to the Municipality of Arayat, Pampanga, beginning with its July 18, 2017 episode. However, despite the scrubbing of all mention to Arayat, on July 21, 2017, the Municipal Council of Arayat, Pampanga forwarded a Resolution to the Provincial Board of Pampanga demanding that the show's producers apologize for depicting Arayat “as a haven and breeding ground for terrorists and hoodlums", said its Municipal Mayor Emmanuel Alejandro, the Resolution also “calls for a hearing and to make ABS-CBN apologize for the wrong impressions it created and to correct these [in the long-running telenovela]”[34]. The Municipality of Arayat, also contemplated to file charges of libel against ABS-CBN for the show's "damaging" portrayal of the town.[35].

The show's producers reasoned that Arayat was only used in the show nominally and the production has never shot an actual scene in Arayat, the producers said further that there was no intention to portray Arayat in a bad light; that a disclaimer was issued at the beginning of each episode of the show, stating that the characters, incidents and organizations depicted there were purely fictitious and bore no resemblance to actual people and events. ABS-CBN has since apologized to the Municipality of Arayat.[34]

Mayor Alejandrino also directed ire at former Pampanga Governors Mark Lapid and Lito Lapid for their participation in the storyline which taints the reputation of the town and province they once served. Coco Martin, the show's lead is also a native of Pampanga, hailing from San Fernando.[35]

Alejandrino said that the storyline the show is running is a sensitive topic in Arayat, which used to be a bastion for socialist and communist movements from the pre-World War II years up to the 1990s.[34] Alejandrino further said that contrary to what has been the reaction online to the course of action taken by thr Municipality, they are not overreacting[36] and that they are only trying to protect the town's image, which has a lucrative tourist market.

Soundtrack[edit]

The following is a list of songs featured in FPJ's Ang Probinsyano.

TitleSingerRemarks
'Wag Ka Nang UmiyakGary Valenciano(part of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano: Official Soundtrack album; also part of the Dreamscape Televisions of Love: Volume One album)
'Wag Ka Nang Umiyak (2015)KZ Tandingan(part of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano: Official Soundtrack album as a bonus track; also part of the Dreamscape Televisions of Love: Volume One album as a bonus track)
Ang ProbinsyanoGloc-9 feat. Ebe Dancel(part of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano: Official Soundtrack album; also part of the Dreamscape Televisions of Love: Volume One album as a newly added bonus track)
Basta't Kasama KitaDaryl Ong(part of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano: Official Soundtrack album; also part of the Dreamscape Televisions of Love: Volume One album)
Ako Si SupermanJovit Baldivino(Coco Martin's cover version is part of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano: Official Soundtrack album)
KembotMcNeal "Awra" Briguela(part of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano: Official Soundtrack album)
May Tatlong BibeSimon Pineda(part of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano: Official Soundtrack album; also featuring a Christmas Remix version as a bonus track)
Don RomantikoPepe Herrera(part of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano: Official Soundtrack album)
Kung Ako Na Lang SanaBituin Escalante
Oh BabeJeremiah
KabaTootsie Guevara
Totoy BiboVhong Navarro
Boom Karaka-rakaVice Ganda
BombaZeus Collins feat. KZ Tandingan and Curse & Bless
Basang-Basa sa UlanAegis
Ngayon Hanggang WakasDaryl Ong
IkawDaryl Ong
Isang Pamilya TayoUnit 406 feat. Yeng Constantino(part of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano: Official Soundtrack album)
'Wag Ka Nang Umiyak (original version)Sugarfree
'Wag Ka Nang Umiyak (duet version)KZ Tandingan and Ebe Dancel
Anong Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

FPJ's Ang Probinsyano is considered one of the most-watched telenovela in the Philippines, garnering the highest-rated pilot episode of all time with 41.6% in 2015, and even received the highest peak nationwide rating of 46.7% on its 92nd episode in 2016. The series is well received by the public due to its action sequences, life lessons and crime prevention tips.

Pilot EpisodeFinale EpisodePeakAverage
41.6%
000000002015-09-28-0000September 28, 2015[37]
TBD
June 2018
46.7%
000000002016-02-02-0000February 2, 2016[38]
TBD

Special citation from the CIDG[edit]

Coco Martin was given a certificate of appreciation for his favorable portrayal as a highly dedicated and responsible CIDG Police officer in FPJ's Ang Probinsyano given in the 63rd Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Founding Anniversary.[39]

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearTelevision Award/CriticsAward/CategoryResult
2015-201830th PMPC Star Awards for TVBest Primetime Series (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
Best Drama Actor of the Year (Coco Martin)Won
Best Drama Supporting Actor of the Year (Albert Martinez)Nominated
Best Drama Supporting Actor of the Year (Eddie Garcia)Nominated
Best Drama Supporting Actor of the Year (Arjo Atayde)Won
Best Drama Supporting Actress of the Year (Susan Roces)Nominated
Best New Male TV Personality (Simon Ezekiel Pineda)Won
Best Child Performer (McNeal "Awra" Briguela)Won
63rd CIDG Founding AnniversaryCertificate of Appreciation (Coco Martin)Won
6th Makatao Awards for People Management Association of The PhilippinesMakatao Exemplary AwardeeWon
PEP List Awards 2016Teleserye Supporting Actor of the Year (Arjo Atayde)Won
18th Anak TV AwardsTop Male Anak TV Makabata Star for 2015 (Coco Martin)Won
3rd UmalohokJUAN Communication & Media AwardsBest TV Actor (Coco Martin)Won
4th Kagitingan Awards for TV of Bataan Peninsula State UniversityPinakamagiting na Personalidad sa Dulang Serye (Coco Martin)Won
Pinakamagiting na Dulang Serye (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
24th KBP Golden Dove AwardsBest TV Actor in a Drama Program (Coco Martin)Won
Golden Laurel Lycean Choice Media AwardsBest TV Actor (Coco Martin)Won
Best Primetime Series (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
Alta Media Icon Awards 2016Best Drama Actor for TV (Coco Martin)Won
Best Primetime Drama Series (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
LPU-Laguna Kung-gihan Awards 2016Safety Awareness TV Personality (Coco Martin)Won
6th TV Series Craze AwardsBest Primetime TV Series (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
6th Edukcircle Awards 2016Best Drama Actress of the Year (Bela Padilla)Won
Best Television Drama Actor - Hall of Fame (Coco Martin)Won
14th Gawad Tanglaw AwardsBest Performance by an Actor (Coco Martin)Won
Best Television Series (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
38th Catholic Mass Media AwardsBest Drama Series Program (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
47th GMMSF AwardsBest Popular Child Performer (Simon Ezekiel Pineda)Won
Highest Record Rating Teleserye of All Time (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
PUP Mabini Media Awards 2016Best Primetime Drama Program (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
2nd Illumine GIC Innovation Awards For TelevisionMost Innovative TV Actor for 2016 (Coco Martin)Won
Most Innovative TV Child Star for 2016 (Simon Ezekiel Pineda)Won
Most Innovative Television Series for 2016 (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
Anak TV AwardsOne of the Top Household Favorites (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
7TH TV Series Craze Awards 2016Overall Best TV series of 2016 (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
Leading Man of the Year (Coco Martin)Won
3rd Aral Parangal AwardsBest Drama Actor (Coco Martin)Won
Best Child Performer (McNeal "Awra" Briguela)Won
Best Television Primetime Drama Series (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
Guild of Educators, Mentors, and StudentsBest Actor (Arjo Atayde)Won
Natatanging Hiyas ng Sining sa Telebisyon (Coco Martin)Won
Best TV Series (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
Gawad Bedista Awards 2017Actor of the Year for Television (Coco Martin)Won
Holy Angel University PARAGALA: Central Luzon Media AwardsBest Television Actor (Coco Martin)Won
Best Teleserye (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
4th UmalohokJUAN Communication & Media AwardsTelevision Actor of the Year (Coco Martin)Won
8th Northwest Samar State University Students' Choice Awards for Radio and Television (NSCART)Best Actor in a Primetime Teleserye (Coco Martin)Won
Best Supporting Actor in a Primetime Teleserye (Arjo Atayde)Won
Best Male Child Star (Simon Ezekiel Pineda)Won
Best Primetime Teleserye (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
Gawad Pasado 2017Pinkapasadong Simbolo ng Kagandahang Asal (Coco Martin)Won
Pinakapasadong Likhang-Bata 2017 (Simon Pineda)Won
Kagitingan Awards for Television 2017Pinakamagiting na Seryeng Drama (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
Pinakamagiting na Dulang Personalidad sa Seryeng Drama (Coco Martin)Won
48th GMMSF Box Office Entertainment AwardsMost Popular TV Program Primetime Drama (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
Breakthrough Performance by an Actor in a Single Program (Coco Martin)Won
TV Supporting Actor of the Year (Arjo Atayde)Won
TV Supporting Actress of the Year (Susan Roces)Won
Most Promising TV Actress of the year (Yassi Pressman)Won
Breakthrough Child Star of Movies and TV (McNeal "Awra" Briguela)Won
Most Popular Male Child Performer (Simon "Onyok" Pineda)Won
Platinum Stallion Media Awards 2017Best Primetime Show (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
Citation for Youth Character Model Of the Year (Coco Martin)Won
2nd Golden Laurel: LPU Batangas Media Awards 2017Best Primetime Series (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
Best Television Actor (Coco Martin)Won
25th KBP Golden Dove AwardsBest Public Service Announcement (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Ligtas Tips)Won
Best Actor for Drama Program (Coco Martin)Won
Alta Media Icon Awards 2017Best Television Drama Actor (Coco Martin)Won
Best Child Actor for TV (Awra Briguela)Won
EdukCircle Awards 2017Most Influential TV Actor of the Year (Coco Martin)Won
St. Paul College Pasig's P.A.T.O.K. AwardsDramang Pantelebisyon (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
2017 Lopez Achievement AwardAwardee (A Teleserye Beyond Entertainment) (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
1st Gawad La Sallianeta 2017Most Outstanding Primetime Show (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
Young Educators’ Convergence of Soccksargen, IncChild Actor of the Year (Awra Briguela)Won
1ST NCST Dangal Ng Bayan Media Excellence AwardsModel Actor for Criminology (Coco Martin)Won
3rd GIC Innovation Awards for TelevisionMost Innovative TV Child Star (Awra Briguela)Won
Most Innovative Primetime TV Actor (Coco Martin)Won
Most Innovative Primetime TV Program (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
ABS-CBN Walk on Water Awards 2018Creative Breakthrough Long Form Category (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won

Notes[edit]

^ Ador died with the rank of Police Senior Inspector. When Cardo was pretending as Ador, he solved a case thus promoting "Ador" to Chief Inspector because everyone thought that he was really Ador. When Cardo was revealed, the promotion became null and invalid, the reason why Cardo and his father don't share the same surname because Cardo was adopted at a young age. Borja was the middle name used by Ador in the series, even though it was not his mother's maiden name, it may not be explicitly stated in the series but Ador used "Borja" as his middle name for unknown reasons. In the first episode, although in certificates and portraits, he was named as "Dominador M. de Leon", however due to continuity errors, he was introduced as "Cadet Dominador Borja de Leon" during the PNPA Graduation Ceremony,[40] as well as in his promotion to Police Senior Inspector in the third episode.[41] In some episodes, Ador's gravestone in the cemetery was also shown as "PS/INSP. Dominador B. de Leon".[42]

^ "Paloma Picache" is one of Cardo's disguises and is not a separate character.

^ The show has received high praise from Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno who stated that the police force should make an example of the lead character Cardo.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^Buan-Deveza, Reyma (18 May 2015). "Coco to star in TV remake of FPJ's 'Ang Probinsiyano'". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  2. ^"Book 2 ng 'Ang Probinsyano,' sinalubong ng bagong baby, bahay at tauhan" [Book 2 of 'Ang Probinsyano,' met with a new baby, house, and home] (in Filipino). ABS-CBN News. 24 May 2017. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
  3. ^ abcdefghijklmnopqr"ABS-CBN's adaptation to FPJ's "Ang Probinsyano" set to air on September 28". ABS-CBN News. September 22, 2015. Retrieved March 9, 2018. 
  4. ^ abcdefghijklmn"Meet the new cast members of 'Ang Probinsyano'". ABS-CBN News. May 19, 2017. Retrieved March 9, 2018. 
  5. ^"John Prats joins 'Ang Probinsyano'".

For the film, see Ang Probinsyano (film).

Ang Probinsyano
Also known asBrothers
GenreAction, Family drama, Thriller, Mystery
Created byRondel P. Lindayag
Based onAng Probinsyano(1997 film)
by Ronwaldo Reyes
Developed byRoldeo T. Endrinal
Julie Anne R. Benitez
Written byJoel Mercado
John Joseph Tuason
Noreen Capili
John Anthony Rodulfo
Willy Laconsay
Directed byMalu L. Sevilla
Avel E. Sunpongco
Toto Natividad
Richard V. Somes
Kevin de Vela
Alan Chanliongco
Enzo Williams
Rodel Nacianceno
Nick Olanka
Creative director(s)Johnny de los Santos
Dang Baldonado
StarringCoco Martin
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Filipino
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes635 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Eileen Angela T. Garcia
Camille Camacho Rosales
Producer(s)Dagang Vilbar
Location(s)Metro Manila, Philippines
Pandacan, Manila, Philippines
Hong Kong
Bulacan, Philippines
Cebu, Philippines
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Baguio City, Philippines
Editor(s)Froilan Francia
Running time35-45 minutes
Production company(s)FPJ Productions
Dreamscape Entertainment Television
Release
Original networkABS-CBN
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 28, 2015 (2015-09-28) – present
External links
Website

FPJ's Ang Probinsyano (lit. The Man from the Province or The Provincial Man; English: Brothers) is a 2015's Philippineaction dramatelevision series based on the 1997 Fernando Poe Jr. film of the same title, courtesy of FPJ Productions. It is top billed by Coco Martin, together with an ensemble cast[1]. The series premiered on ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida evening block and worldwide on The Filipino Channel on September 28, 2015, replacing Nathaniel.

Overview[edit]

Main article: List of Ang Probinsyano episodes

Ang Probinsyano has two story arcs. Book 1, which contained the first and second seasons, ran from its debut in September 28, 2015 until May 24, 2017. Book 2, on the other hand, opened with the third season which officially began in May 25, 2017.[2]

Plot Summary[edit]

Syndicate Arc (Book One)[edit]

Season 1

The story revolves around the journey of twins Dominador "Ador" de Leon and Ricardo "Cardo" Dalisay (both played by Coco Martin) were separated from each other because of financial reasons, even as they followed the path of being police officers.

Ador is raised by his grandmother, Lola Flora (Susan Roces). He enters the PNPA alongside Joaquin Tuazon (Arjo Atayde). During his stint in the Police Academy, he meets Carmen (Bela Padilla), the sister of his classmate who eventually becomes his wife. After graduating as the class valedictorian, Ador marries Carmen after they discovered her pregnancy; she gives birth to Dominador "Junior" de Leon, Jr. (Lei Andrei Navarro).

Ador continues to display his intelligence and skills as a policeman and is eventually promoted to Senior Inspector. He becomes a prominent and respected CIDG police official in Manila with a loving family as his support.

Cardo loves the solitude of mountains in the rural town of Botolan, Zambales. He grows up with his childhood bestfriend, Glen (Maja Salvador), who secretly has a crush on him. Both of them enter the police force, with Cardo joining the SAF.

Their lives take a sudden turn when Ador is betrayed and murdered by Joaquin after pursuing the latter's child-trafficking syndicate. Wanting to conceal the fact that Ador is killed in action, General Delfin Borja (Jaime Fábregas), Cardo and Ador's maternal grand-uncle and CIDG's Director, orders Cardo to assume Ador's identity and continue the mission his late brother left behind.

As part of his mission, Cardo is forced to pretend to his brother's family and friends; and reunites with his grandmother, whom he resents for deserting him. Nevertheless, he promises to find the person behind his brother's death.

After his cover is blown, Cardo reveals himself and reunites with his family. Cardo is reassigned to CIDG and tackles various cases, some which ties directly to the Tuazon family's criminal acts.

Season 2

Tomas Tuazon (Albert Martinez), Joaquin's father, is revealed as the head of the drug syndicate Cardo battles. Don Emilio Syquia (Eddie Garcia), Tomas' father-in-law, gets fed up with Tomas taking control of the drug syndicate for himself and orchestrates events that would pit Cardo against Tomas. Tomas is ultimately captured by Cardo in a drug sting, and is subsequently convicted. To retaliate, Joaquin and Don Emilio frame Cardo for illegal drug possession. While inside the maximum security prison, Cardo and Tomas continue to engage in conflicts, which further intensifies when Don Emilio reveals the truth to Cardo that Tomas killed Cardo's former sister-in-law, Carmen. As Tomas attempts to escape prison, Cardo kills him.

Following Tomas' death, Joaquin and General Rogelio Jacob (Rez Cortez) hire a new, even more cruel Bureau of Corrections Director, Guillermo Acosta (Dindo Arroyo). Under their payroll, Acosta makes prison life more difficult for Cardo. Cardo participates in a jailbreak and is determined to clear his name. He continues to pursue the syndicate responsible for his frame up. To that end, using the name of Miguel, he joins his allies in prison Ramil "Manager" Taduran (Michael de Mesa) and Julian Valerio (Julio Diaz) who work for the Cebu-based drug syndicate of Romano "Chairman" Recio (Ronnie Lazaro), an ally of Joaquin, to take the syndicate down.

The organization continues to threaten his family and has many connections in society, including the police and government. Unknown to Cardo, the syndicate who framed him is the same syndicate responsible for the deaths of his loved ones, including Ador.

Don Emilio is captured by Cardo and convicted for the murder of Cardo's father, SPO4 Pablo B. de Leon (Tonton Gutierrez). Cardo and his prison allies take down Recio's drug syndicate and after surrendering, Cardo's innocence is proven after Joaquin is exposed for his crimes. Cardo obtains incriminating evidence including Colonel Roy Carreon’s (Art Acuña) testimony that he previously secretly worked for Joaquin. Joaquin is exposed as Ador’s murderer and drug and human trafficking.

Cardo kills Joaquin after the latter disrupts his wedding to Alyana (Yassi Pressman), and finally avenges his brother Ador's death.

Rebellion Arc (Book Two)[edit]

Although retired from the police force, Cardo decides to become a vigilante as the country deals with the threat of a rebel group, Pulang Araw (lit. Red Sun) led by Romulo Dumagit alias "Leon" (lit. Lion) (Lito Lapid). Pulang Araw is being framed by Defense Secretary Renato Hipolito (John Arcilla), a Pulang Araw sleeper-agent, to raise his profile and parlay his exposure into a Senate career. Hipolito uses Major Manolo Catindig (Sid Lucero) to contact a corrupt faction within Pulang Araw, Kamandag (lit. Venom), led by Homer Adlawan alias "Alakdan" (lit. Scorpion) (Jhong Hilario), to orchestrate acts of terrorism. After the death of Cardo's only son Ricky Boy during one of Alakdan's bombings, Cardo decides to return to service in his original capacity as a PNP-SAF trooper. Cardo finds initial success in combatting former Pulang Araw members hired by Hipolito to raise havoc as well as capturing Pulang Araw's camp in Mt. Arayat.

However, after being threatened exposure by Leon following the capture of the Mt. Arayat camp and death of his second wife Aurora (Mercedes Cabral), who was fatally shot in the stomach during the operation, Hipolito compromises SAF's operation in Mt. Karagao which results to the death of 46 SAF Troopers sent in the operation and the capture of SAF Troopers SPO2 Geraldo dela Paz (Ejay Falcon), SPO2 Bernardo Quinto (Ron Morales) and PO3 Katrina Velasco (Louise delos Reyes). Cardo is shot by Alakdan, but he survives long enough to shed off his SAF uniform and is subsequently rescued and cared for by Leon and his daughter, Lena (Yam Concepcion). Cardo regains consciousnesses and realizes the opportunity he has to infiltrate Pulang Araw and assumes the name of Fernan. Despite suspicions from Pulang Araw's founder, Domingo Bulaon alias "Lawin" (lit. Hawk) (Dante Rivero), Cardo wins his trust and is inducted into Pulang Araw with the nom de guerre "Agila" (lit. Eagle).

As Fernan joins various missions of Pulang Araw, his perception about the rebel group quickly change, realizing that their image to the public are based on lies and carefully concocted smear campaign by Director Hipolito. Back in Manila, the propaganda stories about Cardo and Pulang Araw confuses Cardo's family, negatively affecting their lives. Rumours spread about Cardo’s survival and supposed defection into Pulang Araw, a story which Director Hipolito and Major Catindig capitalizes on to destroy Cardo's credibility, blow his cover and jeopardize his safety. At the camp, Cardo also has to deal with comrade rivalries arising from Alakdan and a jealous Anton del Mundo alias "Tigre" (lit. Tiger) (Mark Lapid), both intent on discrediting Cardo or exposing him as a fraud.

After determining that Pulang Araw is not behind the acts of terrorism, he tries to win the trust of Alakdan to infiltrate Kamandag. In the meantime, he discovers that dela Paz and Velasco are held captive and helps them escape from the hands of Pulang Araw. He tells them of his discovery that Kamandag is protected by an unknown government official who is twisting facts to demonize Pulang Araw. Velasco and dela Paz realizes that Kamandag's protector is also discrediting Cardo. They hold a press conference reporting Cardo’s death while trying to escape from Pulang Araw with them to ensure his cover.

Cardo wins Alakdan's trust and sends him to Manila to eliminate Director Hipolito's fiercest rival in the senate race, Senator Mateo F. de Silva (Joko Diaz) by detonating a bomb among the crowd just before de Silva announces his candidacy. Cardo manages the disruption without detonating a bomb, and narrowly escapes de Silva and his men. The following day, Cardo assaults Kamandag to avenge the death of his son, sending a wounded Alakdan and the rest of Kamandag packing. Cardo then informs Pulang Araw of the betrayal and acts of terrorism that Alakdan perpetrated.

To boost his poll ratings, Director Hipolito resolves to wipe out Pulang Araw and orders a strike on their stronghold in Mt. Karagao. The ensuing encounter that results in the deaths of Lawin, Lena and Lena's son, Emman, leads to Leon’s discovery that Cardo is a SAF member. Cardo and Leon resolve to join forces in order to take down Alakdan. They later move to Manila with the help of Engelbert "Bert" Moreno alias "Daga" (Rico J. Puno) (Lit.Rat), a former Pulang Araw member and his family. Bert's daughter, Regine (Angeline Quinto) resents Cardo as she recognizes the latter as the CIDG officer who killed her brother Banjo (Eric Fructuoso).

At this point, Senator de Silva is revealed as a drug dealer who enlists funding from Don Emilio, promising the reversal of his conviction and a stake in de Silva's drug empire. De Silva subsequently joins the hunt for Pulang Araw to catch up to Hipolito in the ratings, both eyeing the top spot to secure their nomination for the Presidency of the Philippines. Bert is later killed by Sen. de Silva's henchmen after the latter refuses to reveal Pulang Araw's whereabouts. His family is rescued by Pulang Araw, and finally discovers Senator de Silva's involvement in the assault on Bert's family. Regine and her brother Bruno (Janno Gibbs) moves in with Pulang Araw.

After visiting his dead son's grave, Don Emilio and his henchmen kidnap and torture Cardo in an isolated island called Isla Muerte (lit. Death Island). Ramil and some of Cardo's inmate friends learn of Cardo's predicament and devise a plan to rescue him. Arriving at the island, they successfully rescue Cardo but two companions, Julian (Julio Diaz) and Gener (Jeric Raval) are killed. In the ensuing gunfight, Cardo shoots and kills BuCor Director Ladronio (King Gutierrez), one of the persons who helped Don Emilio torture him.

With the remnants of Cardo's allies from prison and the surviving members of Pulang Araw, Cardo forms the vigilante group Vendetta.

Vendetta started their plan to annihilate Don Emilio's and Sen. de Silva's drug laboratories. They successfully ended the operations of two drug laboratories, leaving no one alive. However, Bruno was then captured by unknown men, and Vendetta were not successful in rescuing him, leading to his death. His mother, Dulce (Irma Adlawan), blames Vendetta for his death.

Vendetta found a new enemy in Mayor Jethro Garrido (Bernard Palanca), who sells drugs to college students, some of which also selling drugs from him. Mayor Garrido set up a concert motivating students to stop taking drugs. Vendetta found about the planned concert, so Cardo orchestrated a plan for them to get in. They disguised as a band participating in the concert, named Vengaboys. They won in the battle of the bands, and were congratulated by Mayor Garrido. Unbeknownst to him, they are a vigilante group who plan on taking him down. After handing them drugs, Cardo confronted Mayor Garrido, provoking a shootout. Cardo later shot Mayor Garrido to death.

However, after successfully taking down drug operations, Cardo realized his shortcomings to his wife. He wasn't aware that Alyana was almost kidnapped in the concert. When Alyana was about to be kidnapped, her office boss, Marco Cabrera (J. C. Santos), came just in time to save her from the kidnapper. Alyana then broke up with Cardo. However, Cardo is still determined to fix his marriage with Alyana.

General Diana Olegario (Angel Aquino) wanted to talk to Cardo so she and Cardo planned to meet at the bridge. Unbeknownst to her, Major Catindig found out about the plan but was not aware that it was Cardo. In the bridge, when Diana was looking for Cardo, Manolo and his men found her first and cornered her. They successfully shot Diana, but they were not aware that Cardo was in hiding. Cardo then saved Diana and brought her to Vendetta's hideout.

After General Olegario was well rested, she wanted to go back to the NMIG. As she came back to her house, Diana was ambushed by Cantindig's men. Vendetta followed her beforehand and came to rescue Olegario. When they took her back to their base, she decided to join Vendetta, seeing an opportunity to get justice for her son.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Special Participation (Natatanging Pagganap)

Supporting[edit]

Introducing (Child Stars)
  • McNeal "Awra" Briguela[13] as Macario "Makmak" Samonte, Jr.
  • James "Paquito" Sagarino[4] as Paquito Alvarado
  • Rhian "Dang" Ramos[4] as Dang
  • Shantel Crislyn Layh "Ligaya" Ngujo[4] as Ligaya Dungalo
  • Enzo Pelojero as Dexter
Recurring

Former[edit]

Main
Supporting

Guests[edit]

Main article: List of Ang Probinsyano guest stars

Production[edit]

ABS-CBN president and CEO Charo Santos-Concio touted the creation of an action-drama series which particularly aims to give importance to the police force in an effort to help them "regain the love and respect of the people". Coco Martin, who would be later named as the series' lead actor, was involved in the production shoot for the series, who proposed that the production team create a television adaptation of Fernando Poe Jr. film Ang Probinsyano. Martin reasons that he and his grandmother enjoyed watching films of the action star while Martin grew up. The widow of Fernando Poe Jr., Susan Roces reportedly allowed the production team to adopt her late spouse's film.[18]

Ang Probinsyano is not a remake of the 1997 film of the same name. It was made to be run for months to be more suitable for teleserye viewers.[19]

The title of the original film was inspired from the term "pulis patola" which is occasionally used to tease newbie police officers. Since patola, or cucumber of the luffa genus, is usually grown in the provinces outside urban areas such as Manila, the title Ang Probinsyano was decided to be the title of the 1997 film,[19] which would be later adapted into the 2015 telenovela.

Casting[edit]

For the role of leading lady, singer-actress Angeline Quinto was supposedly part of the main cast to play the role of Lily, an original character yet different role. Due to her conflicting schedules, however, she was later pulled out from the cast.[20][21][22][23] Quinto was replaced by Maja Salvador, who played the role of Glen. This was Salvador's reunion project with Coco Martin four years after Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin.

In August 2016, Maja Salvador left the series due to expiration of her contract with Dreamscape and numerous prior commitments (including the then-upcoming drama, Wildflower). To substitute Salvador, Yassi Pressman joined the cast in the same month, playing the role of Alyana.

In May 2017, Simon Pineda left the series to focus on his studies and numerous prior commitments (including the filming of then-upcoming movies, Loving in Tandem and Ang Panday). To replace Pineda, Enzo Pelojero joined the cast in the following episodes, playing the role of Dexter.

In November 2017, Angeline Quinto finally joined the cast as a guest character, playing the role of Regine. Her character lasted until early February 2018.[24]

Rowell Santiago will have the role of the President of the Philippines, Dawn Zulueta is set to join the cast as the First Lady of the Philippines, Edu Manzano as Vice President Cabrera and Alice Dixson as the Second Lady of the Philippines.

Deviations and connections to the film[edit]

  • In the film version, Cardo ('Kardo' in the film) had a wife and children, who were murdered because the killers had mistaken Cardo for Ador.[25]
  • Ador's guilt was the reason for their separation in the film version. In the TV series version, their grandmother had young Cardo adopted by a childless couple as a condition for the treatment of Cardo's injuries in Singapore.[25]
  • Ador and Cardo's grandmother was not included in the film. In the TV series, the twins' grandmother is played by veteran actress Susan Roces, widow of the late Fernando Poe, Jr..[25]
  • Cardo's last name in the film version is still 'de Leon' instead of 'Dalisay'.[25]
  • Cardo in the TV series is a SAF trooper in Botolan. In the film version, Cardo is Santa Marcela's Police Chief.[25]
  • The main antagonists in the film version is a drug syndicate. In the TV series, it is a human-child trafficking syndicate (however, production soon reverted the antagonists into a drug syndicate).[25]
  • The child Cardo adopted in the film version is a girl, while in the TV series version, it is a boy.[25]
  • Carmen, a love interest in both the film and the TV series is presented differently between the two versions. In the former, Carmen is a night club entertainer and the mother of the child Kardo adopts;[25] whereas in the latter, Carmen is the widow of Ador, replacing the film's Lily as Ador's wife.
  • Salazar is the surname of the film version's Carmen. In the TV series, Guzman is Carmen's maiden name before she married Ador and becoming Mrs. de Leon.
  • The 'Glen Corpuz' character was originally created for the TV series only.[25]
  • Ador's superior in the film version, who devised the plan for Cardo to assume Ador's identity, is not Ador and Cardo's grand-uncle.[25]
  • The person who killed Ador in the film version is a syndicate goon. In the TV series, Ador is killed by the main antagonist; a corrupted policeman.[25]
  • In the film, the main antagonist is a corrupt police official under the payroll of the drug syndicate. In contrast, the main antagonist in the TV series is a corrupt police officer who is one of the leaders of, and a family member of the human trafficking and drug syndicate.[25]
  • The Paloma Picache[26] character was created for the TV series only[1], and was an idea proposed by lead actor Coco Martin to Dreamscape Entertainment. Paloma is actually Cardo in drag during his mission to rescue women who were kidnapped by a prostitution syndicate. Martin, who portrayed the character, said that he had to study the mannerisms of a woman for the role. He remarked that this particular role was hard noting that women spend about two hours doing their make-up for a date and on how it is hard and painful to walk on high-heels.[27] Cardo's "Paloma" persona also appeared in a storyline involving a blackmailing case of an American businessman.
  • Janus del Prado, Tom Olivar, Dindo Arroyo, and Joey Padilla[28] were the cast members from the 1997 film who made guest appearances in the TV series. In addition, Daniel Fernando,[29] Ricardo Cepeda, Rey Solo, and Jethro Ramirez,[30] who were part of the 1998 film sequel, also made guest appearances in the telenovela. Jaime Fabregas, a main cast member, served as the musical director for both the film and its sequel.[28][29]

Extension[edit]

FPJ's Ang Probinsyano was initially to air until 2017 due to its action scenes, high ratings and "real life lessons" which was well received by the audience. Furthermore, the series has also been known to educate its viewers about Philippine laws and issues.[31]

On April 21, 2017, ABS-CBN announced that the action drama is officially extended until January 2018.[32] The series also celebrated its second anniversary on September 28, 2017. Due to the show's consistently high ratings, the show went past its January 2018 extension and is set to run until June 2018.[33]

Controversy[edit]

Originally, Pulang Araw held camp at Mt. Arayat until SAF Troopers raided said camp, forcing them to escape to the fictional Mt. Karagao.

Behind the scenes, the show began removing all references to the Municipality of Arayat, Pampanga, beginning with its July 18, 2017 episode. However, despite the scrubbing of all mention to Arayat, on July 21, 2017, the Municipal Council of Arayat, Pampanga forwarded a Resolution to the Provincial Board of Pampanga demanding that the show's producers apologize for depicting Arayat “as a haven and breeding ground for terrorists and hoodlums", said its Municipal Mayor Emmanuel Alejandro. The Resolution also “calls for a hearing and to make ABS-CBN apologize for the wrong impressions it created and to correct these [in the long-running telenovela]”[34]. The Municipality of Arayat, also contemplated to file charges of libel against ABS-CBN for the show's "damaging" portrayal of the town.[35].

The show's producers reasoned that Arayat was only used in the show nominally and the production has never shot an actual scene in Arayat. The producers said further that there was no intention to portray Arayat in a bad light; that a disclaimer was issued at the beginning of each episode of the show, stating that the characters, incidents and organizations depicted there were purely fictitious and bore no resemblance to actual people and events. ABS-CBN has since apologized to the Municipality of Arayat.[34]

Mayor Alejandrino also directed ire at former Pampanga Governors Mark Lapid and Lito Lapid for their participation in the storyline which taints the reputation of the town and province they once served. Coco Martin, the show's lead is also a native of Pampanga, hailing from San Fernando.[35]

Alejandrino said that the storyline the show is running is a sensitive topic in Arayat, which used to be a bastion for socialist and communist movements from the pre-World War II years up to the 1990s.[34] Alejandrino further said that contrary to what has been the reaction online to the course of action taken by thr Municipality, they are not overreacting[36] and that they are only trying to protect the town's image, which has a lucrative tourist market.

Soundtrack[edit]

The following is a list of songs featured in FPJ's Ang Probinsyano.

TitleSingerRemarks
'Wag Ka Nang UmiyakGary Valenciano(part of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano: Official Soundtrack album; also part of the Dreamscape Televisions of Love: Volume One album)
'Wag Ka Nang Umiyak (2015)KZ Tandingan(part of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano: Official Soundtrack album as a bonus track; also part of the Dreamscape Televisions of Love: Volume One album as a bonus track)
Ang ProbinsyanoGloc-9 feat. Ebe Dancel(part of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano: Official Soundtrack album; also part of the Dreamscape Televisions of Love: Volume One album as a newly added bonus track)
Basta't Kasama KitaDaryl Ong(part of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano: Official Soundtrack album; also part of the Dreamscape Televisions of Love: Volume One album)
Ako Si SupermanJovit Baldivino(Coco Martin's cover version is part of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano: Official Soundtrack album)
KembotMcNeal "Awra" Briguela(part of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano: Official Soundtrack album)
May Tatlong BibeSimon Pineda(part of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano: Official Soundtrack album; also featuring a Christmas Remix version as a bonus track)
Don RomantikoPepe Herrera(part of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano: Official Soundtrack album)
Kung Ako Na Lang SanaBituin Escalante
Oh BabeJeremiah
KabaTootsie Guevara
Totoy BiboVhong Navarro
Boom Karaka-rakaVice Ganda
BombaZeus Collins feat. KZ Tandingan and Curse & Bless
Basang-Basa sa UlanAegis
Ngayon Hanggang WakasDaryl Ong
IkawDaryl Ong
Isang Pamilya TayoUnit 406 feat. Yeng Constantino(part of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano: Official Soundtrack album)
'Wag Ka Nang Umiyak (original version)Sugarfree
'Wag Ka Nang Umiyak (duet version)KZ Tandingan and Ebe Dancel
Anong Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

FPJ's Ang Probinsyano is considered one of the most-watched telenovela in the Philippines, garnering the highest-rated pilot episode of all time with 41.6% in 2015, and even received the highest peak nationwide rating of 46.7% on its 92nd episode in 2016. The series is well received by the public due to its action sequences, life lessons and crime prevention tips.

Pilot EpisodeFinale EpisodePeakAverage
41.6%
000000002015-09-28-0000September 28, 2015[37]
TBD
June 2018
46.7%
000000002016-02-02-0000February 2, 2016[38]
TBD

Special citation from the CIDG[edit]

Coco Martin was given a certificate of appreciation for his favorable portrayal as a highly dedicated and responsible CIDG Police officer in FPJ's Ang Probinsyano given in the 63rd Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Founding Anniversary.[39]

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearTelevision Award/CriticsAward/CategoryResult
2015-201830th PMPC Star Awards for TVBest Primetime Series (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
Best Drama Actor of the Year (Coco Martin)Won
Best Drama Supporting Actor of the Year (Albert Martinez)Nominated
Best Drama Supporting Actor of the Year (Eddie Garcia)Nominated
Best Drama Supporting Actor of the Year (Arjo Atayde)Won
Best Drama Supporting Actress of the Year (Susan Roces)Nominated
Best New Male TV Personality (Simon Ezekiel Pineda)Won
Best Child Performer (McNeal "Awra" Briguela)Won
63rd CIDG Founding AnniversaryCertificate of Appreciation (Coco Martin)Won
6th Makatao Awards for People Management Association of The PhilippinesMakatao Exemplary AwardeeWon
PEP List Awards 2016Teleserye Supporting Actor of the Year (Arjo Atayde)Won
18th Anak TV AwardsTop Male Anak TV Makabata Star for 2015 (Coco Martin)Won
3rd UmalohokJUAN Communication & Media AwardsBest TV Actor (Coco Martin)Won
4th Kagitingan Awards for TV of Bataan Peninsula State UniversityPinakamagiting na Personalidad sa Dulang Serye (Coco Martin)Won
Pinakamagiting na Dulang Serye (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
24th KBP Golden Dove AwardsBest TV Actor in a Drama Program (Coco Martin)Won
Golden Laurel Lycean Choice Media AwardsBest TV Actor (Coco Martin)Won
Best Primetime Series (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
Alta Media Icon Awards 2016Best Drama Actor for TV (Coco Martin)Won
Best Primetime Drama Series (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
LPU-Laguna Kung-gihan Awards 2016Safety Awareness TV Personality (Coco Martin)Won
6th TV Series Craze AwardsBest Primetime TV Series (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
6th Edukcircle Awards 2016Best Drama Actress of the Year (Bela Padilla)Won
Best Television Drama Actor - Hall of Fame (Coco Martin)Won
14th Gawad Tanglaw AwardsBest Performance by an Actor (Coco Martin)Won
Best Television Series (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
38th Catholic Mass Media AwardsBest Drama Series Program (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
47th GMMSF AwardsBest Popular Child Performer (Simon Ezekiel Pineda)Won
Highest Record Rating Teleserye of All Time (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
PUP Mabini Media Awards 2016Best Primetime Drama Program (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
2nd Illumine GIC Innovation Awards For TelevisionMost Innovative TV Actor for 2016 (Coco Martin)Won
Most Innovative TV Child Star for 2016 (Simon Ezekiel Pineda)Won
Most Innovative Television Series for 2016 (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
Anak TV AwardsOne of the Top Household Favorites (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
7TH TV Series Craze Awards 2016Overall Best TV series of 2016 (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
Leading Man of the Year (Coco Martin)Won
3rd Aral Parangal AwardsBest Drama Actor (Coco Martin)Won
Best Child Performer (McNeal "Awra" Briguela)Won
Best Television Primetime Drama Series (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
Guild of Educators, Mentors, and StudentsBest Actor (Arjo Atayde)Won
Natatanging Hiyas ng Sining sa Telebisyon (Coco Martin)Won
Best TV Series (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
Gawad Bedista Awards 2017Actor of the Year for Television (Coco Martin)Won
Holy Angel University PARAGALA: Central Luzon Media AwardsBest Television Actor (Coco Martin)Won
Best Teleserye (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
4th UmalohokJUAN Communication & Media AwardsTelevision Actor of the Year (Coco Martin)Won
8th Northwest Samar State University Students' Choice Awards for Radio and Television (NSCART)Best Actor in a Primetime Teleserye (Coco Martin)Won
Best Supporting Actor in a Primetime Teleserye (Arjo Atayde)Won
Best Male Child Star (Simon Ezekiel Pineda)Won
Best Primetime Teleserye (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
Gawad Pasado 2017Pinkapasadong Simbolo ng Kagandahang Asal (Coco Martin)Won
Pinakapasadong Likhang-Bata 2017 (Simon Pineda)Won
Kagitingan Awards for Television 2017Pinakamagiting na Seryeng Drama (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
Pinakamagiting na Dulang Personalidad sa Seryeng Drama (Coco Martin)Won
48th GMMSF Box Office Entertainment AwardsMost Popular TV Program Primetime Drama (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
Breakthrough Performance by an Actor in a Single Program (Coco Martin)Won
TV Supporting Actor of the Year (Arjo Atayde)Won
TV Supporting Actress of the Year (Susan Roces)Won
Most Promising TV Actress of the year (Yassi Pressman)Won
Breakthrough Child Star of Movies and TV (McNeal "Awra" Briguela)Won
Most Popular Male Child Performer (Simon "Onyok" Pineda)Won
Platinum Stallion Media Awards 2017Best Primetime Show (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
Citation for Youth Character Model Of the Year (Coco Martin)Won
2nd Golden Laurel: LPU Batangas Media Awards 2017Best Primetime Series (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
Best Television Actor (Coco Martin)Won
25th KBP Golden Dove AwardsBest Public Service Announcement (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Ligtas Tips)Won
Best Actor for Drama Program (Coco Martin)Won
Alta Media Icon Awards 2017Best Television Drama Actor (Coco Martin)Won
Best Child Actor for TV (Awra Briguela)Won
EdukCircle Awards 2017Most Influential TV Actor of the Year (Coco Martin)Won
St. Paul College Pasig's P.A.T.O.K. AwardsDramang Pantelebisyon (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
2017 Lopez Achievement AwardAwardee (A Teleserye Beyond Entertainment) (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
1st Gawad La Sallianeta 2017Most Outstanding Primetime Show (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
Young Educators’ Convergence of Soccksargen, IncChild Actor of the Year (Awra Briguela)Won
1ST NCST Dangal Ng Bayan Media Excellence AwardsModel Actor for Criminology (Coco Martin)Won
3rd GIC Innovation Awards for TelevisionMost Innovative TV Child Star (Awra Briguela)Won
Most Innovative Primetime TV Actor (Coco Martin)Won
Most Innovative Primetime TV Program (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won
ABS-CBN Walk on Water Awards 2018Creative Breakthrough Long Form Category (FPJ's Ang Probinsyano)Won

Notes[edit]

^ Ador died with the rank of Police Senior Inspector. When Cardo was pretending as Ador, he solved a case thus promoting "Ador" to Chief Inspector because everyone thought that he was really Ador. When Cardo was revealed, the promotion became null and invalid. The reason why Cardo and his father don't share the same surname because Cardo was adopted at a young age. Borja was the middle name used by Ador in the series, even though it was not his mother's maiden name. It may not be explicitly stated in the series but Ador used "Borja" as his middle name for unknown reasons. In the first episode, although in certificates and portraits, he was named as "Dominador M. de Leon", however due to continuity errors, he was introduced as "Cadet Dominador Borja de Leon" during the PNPA Graduation Ceremony,[40] as well as in his promotion to Police Senior Inspector in the third episode.[41] In some episodes, Ador's gravestone in the cemetery was also shown as "PS/INSP. Dominador B. de Leon".[42]

^ "Paloma Picache" is one of Cardo's disguises and is not a separate character.

^ The show has received high praise from Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno who stated that the police force should make an example of the lead character Cardo.

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References[edit]

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  2. ^"Book 2 ng 'Ang Probinsyano,' sinalubong ng bagong baby, bahay at tauhan" [Book 2 of 'Ang Probinsyano,' met with a new baby, house, and home] (in Filipino). ABS-CBN News. 24 May 2017. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
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  6. ^Anarcon, James Patrick (May 26, 2017). "Arjo Atayde bids goodbye in Ang Probinsyano; Coco Martin's brother joins Book 2". PEP. Retrieved March 9, 2018. 
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  8. ^"WATCH: Eddie Garcia is mafia leader in 'Ang Probinsyano'". ABS-CBN News. April 8, 2016. Retrieved March 9, 2018. 
  9. ^Buan-Deveza, Reyma (November 3, 2015). "Ex-teen star Marc Solis returns with 'Ang Probinsyano'". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved

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