Ilustrado (TV Series)
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Ilustrado TV Series

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Title card
GenreHistorical period drama
Directed byKing Mark Baco
StarringAlden Richards
Theme music composer
Ending theme"Para sa Bayan" by Gloc-9 and Lirah Bermundez
Country of originPhilippines
Original Tagalog
No. of episodes20
Executive Jayson Bernard Santos
Production location(s)Philippines
CinematographyNorberto "Nor" Domingo
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time22-29 minutes
Production GMA News and Public Affairs
Original networkGMA Network
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseOctober 20 (2014-10-20) -
November 14, 2014 (2014-11-14)
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Ilustrado (transl. Illustrated) is a 2014 Philippine television drama historical period series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by King Mark Baco, it stars Alden Richards. The series is the first primetime drama series produced by GMA News and Public Affairs. It premiered on October 20, 2014 on the network's Telebabad line up replacing My Destiny and worldwide on GMA Pinoy TV. The show concluded on November 14, 2014 with a total of 20 episodes. It was replaced by More Than Words in its timeslot.

The series is streaming online on YouTube.[1]


José Rizal needed to leave his family to fulfill his studies and career abroad, while also suffering from homesickness, and enduring a long-distance relationship with the woman he loved. He comes back home and uses the knowledge and skills he learned abroad to help improve the lives of his family and countrymen.[2]

Cast and characters

Alden Richards portrays José Rizal.
Kylie Padilla portrays Leonor Rivera.
Eula Valdez portrays Teodora Mercado.
Jaclyn Jose portrays Conchita Monteverde.
Main cast
Supporting cast
Guest cast


According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila television ratings, the pilot episode of Ilustrado earned a 17.4% rating, which is the series' highest rating.[6] While the final episode scored a 16.4% rating.[7]

Home media release

On March 2016, limited edition DVDs of Ilustrado was released by GMA Records Home Video.[8]


Year Awards Category Recipient Result Ref.
2015 PromaxBDA Global Excellence Awards Best Art Direction/Design: Program Open/Titles Ilustrado Finalist [9]
2015 US International Film and Video Festival Documentary: Craft/Production Techniques: Cinematography Certificate [10]
2015 NAMIC Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards (EMMA) Social Media (third place) Ilustrado World Premiere Tweet Up Promo Won [11][12]
37th Catholic Mass Media Awards Best Drama Series/Program Ilustrado Won [13]
29th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Mini-series Won [14]
Best Drama Actor Alden Richards Won
Best Supporting Actress Eula Valdez Nominated
PromaxBDA Asia 2015 Best Program Opening Sequence (Silver Award) Ilustrado Won [15]
2016 New York Film Festivals Awards Entertainment Program Open & Titles Finalist [16]
Mini-Series Finalist


  1. ^ "Ilustrado (Full Episodes) - YouTube". Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Ilustrado". Retrieved 2018.
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  6. ^ Ching, Mark Angelo (October 27, 2014). "AGB Nielsen Mega Manila Household Ratings (October 20-23, 2014): Ikaw Lamang beats Hiram na Alaala; Two Wives outperforms Ilustrado". Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ Ching, Mark Angelo (November 27, 2014). "AGB Nielsen Mega Manila Household Ratings (November 10-16, 2014): Pure Love finale defeats Coffee Prince; Ilustrado ending week loses to Two Wives". Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "GMA Records on Facebook". March 1, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
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  15. ^ Caligan, Michelle (December 5, 2015). "Opening sequence of 'Ilustrado' wins silver in PromaxBDA Asia 2015". Retrieved 2015.
  16. ^ "New York Festivals Awards - International TV Programs and Films 2016 Finalists". New York Films Festival.

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