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  • [highlight]CODENAME: ASERO[/highlight]
    A young man named Grecko Abesamis who will do anything to protect his family. But unknown to his family, Grecko lives a double life as the talented Agent Phoenix of The Advocate. It is a secret agency whose mission is to get rid of lawbreakers in the world. The Advocate's number one opponent, on the other hand, is the secret agency called The Empire whose ultimate goal is to destroy The Advocate.

    The story begins when The Advocate sends Agent Phoenix on a mission. During his mission, Grecko meets the lovely Emily San Juan in Dubai. During this quest, The Empire finds out Grecko's true identity as Agent Phoenix and comes up with a plan to retaliate.

    The Empire kidnaps Grecko's sister and only agrees to release her if he can find and deliver an important software needed by the wicked The Empire agency. Grecko finally agrees and goes on the deadly mission. The mission proved to be lethal to this talented secret agent. He was barely breathing when a Japanese scientist tries to rescue him. Grecko undergoes a delicate procedure, an operation that will cause all of his memory to disappear.

    Now, he is unable to remember his life as Grecko or his life as The Advocate's star agent. The Japanese scientist turned him into a powerful cyborg named Codename: Asero.



    GMA NETWORK presents
    in a GMA FILMS production of a MARK A. REYES / MIKE TUVIERA series
    starring RICHARD GUTIERREZ and HEART EVANGELISTA in [highlight]"CODENAME: ASERO"[/highlight] also starring RICHARD GOMEZ | JANNO GIBBS | MICHAEL V. | PAOLO CONTIS | CARMINA VILLAROEL | RHIAN RAMOS | EHRA MADRIGAL and CARIDAD SANCHEZ
    music by RITCHIE PAUL GUTIERREZ production designer NOEL FLORES | ERICK TORRALBA
    creative consultants ANNETTE GOZON-ABROGAR and DON MICHAEL PEREZ
    co-writers JULES KATANYAG | TINA VELASCO | SUZETTE DOCTOLERO written by R.J. NUEVAS based on his original story
    executive producer ANGIE CASTRENCE | CAROL REYES | produced by REDGIE ACUNA-MAGNO
    directed by MARK A. REYES and MIKE TUVERA
  • Nice thread broads:wave:
    thank you*okay*


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    Main characters

    Richard Gutierrez - Grecko Abesamis The top secret agent of Advocate who becomes a cyborg after a deadly mission that almost costs his life. Phoenix / Asero
    Heart Evangelista - Emily San Juan An OFW in Dubai who will do anything to help her mother and her blind brother. She has feelings for Grecko.


    The Advocate

    Janno Gibbs- Geron Aguilar The cowboy, chickboy partner and best friend of Grecko. Rockstar
    Michael V. - Bodjie X The prankster-inventor for the Advocate. He has dreams to have an outside mission with Grecko and other agents. X
    Carmina Villaroel - Lady Q The leader of The Advocate who has her own dark past. Q
    Francine Prieto - Aureana Bodjie X's funny sexy assistant. —
    Marky Cielo - Agent Troy An arrogant new agent who idolizes Grecko. Beatbox
    Bubbles Paraiso - Minnie Agustin The bubbly but deadly agent of Advocate. Nightingale
    Rocky Gutierrez - Felix Reyes The new agent who befriends Grecko.


    The Empire


    Richard Gomez- Ibsen Abesamis /Agent Zeus The loving father of Grecko. Unknown to his family and Grecko, he is one of the leaders of The Empire.
    Rhian Ramos - Claire Morales The daughter of Gary Morales/Apollo. —
    Ramon Christopher - Gary Morales One of the leaders of The Empire who has everything to defeat Grecko/Agent Phoenix. Apollo
    Bobby Andrews -Jupiter One of the leaders of The Empire but his loyalty is unquestionable. Jupiter
    Elvis Gutierrez - Vladimir Ledesma Apollo's bodyguard who will become Grecko's enemy. Emoure
    Jenny Miller- Greta Jupiter's girlfriend and one of the agents of The Empire —
    Sheree - Agent Malta Sexy but deadly agent of The Empire.


    Extended cast


    Paolo Contis -Dave Aviejo The ex-boyfriend of Emily who wants to get her back.
    Ehra Madrigal - Dayze Tagimoro The daughter of the Japanese scientist who transforms Grecko into a cyborg. —
    Caridad Sanchez - Lola Bertita San Juan The materialistic grandmother of Emily and Nicky who wants nothing but money for her own wants.
    Chynna Ortaleza - Fran Guevarra The ex-girlfriend of Grecko who eventually becomes his enemy. She will make Emily's life miserable.
    Juan Rainier Castillo -Nicky San The blind brother of Emily. He needs money for his undergoing surgery.
    Joanne Quintas - Gelyn Abesamis The loving mother of Grecko and wife of Ibsen.
    Chariz Solomon - Gigi Emily's best friend.
    Shyr Valdez - Delia San Juan The kind mother of Emily and Nicky.
    Martin de los Santos -Tam-Tam The son of one of the helpers of the Abesamis family who idolizes Grecko.
    Ysa Villar- Patrice "Peachy" Abesamis Grecko's younger sister who is held hostage by his enemies.
    Ana Roces - Ellen Aguilar Wife of Geron.
    Sandy Talag -Sofie Aguilar Daughter of Geron.
    Pen Medina - Dr. Tagimoro The father of Dayze who also transforms Grecko into a cyborg.
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    Synopsis

    A young man named Grecko Abesamis (Gutierrez) who will do anything to protect his family. But unknown to his family, Grecko lives a double life as the talented Agent Phoenix of The Advocate. It is a secret agency whose mission is to get rid of lawbreakers in the world. The Advocate's number one opponent, on the other hand, is the secret agency called The Empire whose ultimate goal is to destroy The Advocate.

    The story begins when The Advocate sends Agent Phoenix on a mission. During his mission, Grecko meets the lovely Emily San Juan (Evangelista) in Dubai. During this quest, The Empire finds out Grecko's true identity as Agent Phoenix and comes up with a plan to retaliate.

    The Empire kidnaps Grecko's sister and only agrees to release her if he can find and deliver an important software needed by the wicked The Empire agency. Grecko finally agrees and goes on the deadly mission. The mission proved to be lethal to this talented secret agent. He was barely breathing when a Japanese scientist tries to rescue him. Grecko undergoes a delicate procedure, an operation that will cause all of his memory to disappear.

    Now, he is unable to remember his life as Grecko or his life as The Advocate's star agent. The Japanese scientist turned him into a powerful cyborg named Codename: Asero.
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    Production

    The series is the biggest and most expensive series of GMA Network, using state-of-the-art props and grand set design, to date,[5] with budget of Php 200 million;[6] against Asian Treasures' 140 million, Rounin's 100 million and Kamandag's 150 million.

    In the first two weeks of the series, it will showcase some scenic places in Dubai including the Al Ain desert, Jumeirah Beach, the Spice Souk, the Gold Souk, the Villa Rotana, the Qamardeen Hotel, and the Dubai Creek. Aside from the places, the program also features state-of-the-art props and grand set designs. The production team also uses high quality film and equipment to create a unique and distinct texture on screen.[7]

    The theme song, "Asero", was written and sung by Janno Gibbs, and arranged by Tats Faustino.
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    The Philippine Daily Inquirer's Review of 'Codename: Asero' and 'Iisa Pa Lamang'...

    The duel of two genres

    By Jayson B. Brizuela
    Philippine Daily Inquirer
    First Posted 00:34:00 07/21/2008

    MANILA, Philippines - Inside a window-less facility in an undisclosed location, covert operatives frantically pound away at computers to access tactical information and real-time satellite feeds. From her glass-enclosed office, the highest rank character orders an air-strike on foreign soil—a patch of Arabian desert where their lead secret agent is under heavy enemy fire.

    You’re not watching “24,” and it’s not Jack Bauer (Keifer Sutherland) and his team at Los Angeles’ Counter-Terrorism Unit racing to stop another terrorist attack.

    This is the latest GMA 7 prime time offering, the high-tech action series “Codename: Asero.” Top-billing Richard Gutierrez and Heart Evangelista with a stellar supporting cast, “Codename: Asero” aims to dazzle and excite local audiences.

    Fresh take

    It’s a fresh take on a genre long considered dead by many, at least on film. But while action has enjoyed prime time exposure via recent series like GMA 7’s “Lupin” and ABS-CBN’s “Palos,” this is by far the most ambitious and appealing, even for viewers who are Hollywood-oriented and more demanding.

    A large part of it is due to the show’s very contemporary feel, thanks to the use of believable high-tech gadgetry and weapons. It seems the show has spared no expense (by local standards), giving it an authentic feel and almost eliminating a look of “fake-ness” that we’ve come to expect from local productions.

    It’s great to see a local production move with the times. Campy, convoluted, and contrived action-slash-fantaseryes (and plain fantaseryes) have certainly had their 15 minutes of fame.

    Still campy

    Which is not to say “Asero” is not without a certain degree of campy-ness. What recent local network offering has been spared from this? For “Asero,” at least, the camp factor is balanced with believable material.

    We feel that this one could capture a bigger audience, maybe school boys fascinated with cars, gadgets, and the like, and older male audiences across a broad demographic who hanker for the good old days when action meant big guns, gizmos, and girls in trouble.

    Still, “Asero” tries to have the best of both worlds, by way of maintaining its appeal for traditional prime time audiences. This is where Pinoy-ization comes in.

    Scripting is still decidedly “old school.” Even when characters such as Michael V’s resident computer whiz spews out tech-speak in fluent English (a laudable effort) it’s still far from realistic. Janno Gibbs’ cardboard sidekick to Gutierrez’s titular Grecko tries to inject humor, but the jokes often feel dated.

    The digital effects are not flawless, but they’re a marked improvement from just a few years ago. However, there’s still a lot to be desired when it comes to set pieces, i.e., the control center. While painstakingly designed, it still looks like an elaborate play-set.

    Requisite romance

    Pinoy-ization is also illustrated in the requisite love angle. Thankfully, it doesn’t slide back to familiar, syrupy, sappy territory. At least not yet.

    [highlight]As Gutierrez’s love interest, Evangelista should be credited for giving the show the “heart” it needs to balance all the action, espionage, and machismo. She displays impressive (though understated) acting, and affects viewers when she’s shown in a predicament.

    Also praiseworthy is the evident chemistry in spite of their love-hate relationship. We hope the team-up is sustained; it is more fun to watch than lovers merely going gooey at every turn.[/highlight]

    As for Gutierrez himself, the role does not seem to require serious acting. It only demands that he be convincing in his dual role of agent and cyborg. And he is.


    Asero rocks:rocker:
  • ito na ba ang bagong thread?


    Richard-HEART MUSIC VIDEOS

    Heart E. & Richard G. (We belong together)-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3srdluGyxjg

    ASERO CLIPS OF RICHARD GUTIERREZ AND HEART EVANGELISTA- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynWuA9SJbxc

    HEART EVANGELISTA & RICHARD GUTIERREZ-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkVvRZt5qKA

    HEART EVANGELISTA AND RICHARD GUTIERREZ (RICHEART) MV.- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvS_QTMa_74

    HEART EVANGELISTA & RICHARD GUTIERREZ SO KILIG!!!-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVa9-A1w7IY

    RICHARD GUTIERREZ AND HEART EVANGELISTA ALL I NEED MV-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gu3KUDlBa7U

    RICHARD GUTIERREZ AND HEART EVANGELISTA -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBQPPNEfmYc

    Richard Gutierrez & Heart Evangelista - always be my baby-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVKcsD8X7p0

    RICHEART MV-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bf_gKGoGoY

    RICHEART "GUSTO KITA MV."-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAWeJ6kF-1A

    Full House OST - RICHEART-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_4BcDpBLk0

    RICHEART "NGITI MV"-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YBlQ6LmlWY

    RICHEART "THE ASERO LOVETEAM ,"GUESTNGS,&BTS-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6AEbZocdZ4

    RICHEART MV-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc8VUIy-qMQ

    "I'm Yours" fan video-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmbmC5H1RJk
  • congrats new thread na:cheers: let's get ready for our second operatin*okay*

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    Well, you done done me and you bet I felt it
    I tried to be chill but your so hot that I melted
    I fell right through the cracks, now I'm tryin to get back
    before the cool done run out I'll be givin it my best test
    and nothin's gonna stop me but divine intervention
    I reckon it's again my turn to win some or learn some

    But I won't hesitate no more,
    no more, it cannot wait
    I'm yours
    :note:
  • maghihiwalay na si Emily at Grecko:mecry:

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  • I'm excited on this love triangle! :love:


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  • A Long-Awaited Pairing
    Article posted July 7, 2008


    By their own reckoning, Primetime King Richard Guiterrez and new Kapuso darling Heart Evangelista's team-up has been a long time coming and was meant to be from the start. Richard and Heart’s current starrer Codename: Asero, sees this hot tandem in their first ever pairing playing the protagonists of this primetime sleeper hit. Text by Erick Mataverde. Photos by GMA Network.


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    In a recent interview with Startallk’s Joey de Leon and Lolit Solis, Richard and Heart gave them the lowdown as to how it was working with each other.

    To gauge the effectiveness of how two artists can easily work together, one can look no further than how they regard each other. As Richard succinctly puts it: "Alam mo, para sa akin kasi excited ako na makapareha si Heart, before pa, kasi yung shows namin laging magkatapat so parang ang layo ni Heart. Gusto ko siyang makatrabaho noon pa. So ngayon we are given a chance na maging 'pair' dito sa Codename: Asero, that is why I am very happy."

    "I'm very, very happy, lahat ng nangyayari sa akin ngayon sobrang biglaan tapos nasali pa ako sa Codename: Asero with Richard," Heart enthuses. "It's all very fresh, bago ang feeling, masarap." She adds she was speechless (and still is) when she was given the opportunity to work with Richard in this project.

    Dubai Adventure

    It was an unforgettable experience for the both of them when they shot on location in Dubai. The place was an ideal place not only for the show’s backdrop but also for Richard and Heart to get to know each other better and become closer.

    "[In Dubai] naging good friends kami ni Richard, tapos madami siyang mga advise na binigay sa akin," Heart recalls. And this was exactly what both these young talents needed to make their roles in Codename: Asero as effective as possible.

    Getting into their roles

    To make Codename: Asero as authentic and different as this big budget program promises to be, Richard took it a step further by being open to learning a new martial art, combat aikido: "Inaral ko [siya] dito to make it more different." Richard adds that though he has learned a number of martial arts for other shows in the past, it still immensely added to the uniqueness of the show.

    As for Heart, who plays an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW), she describes some hurdles she had to go through, attributing it to her being new to the network: "Biglaan lahat kaya wala rin po akong time para paghandaan ang role ko, pero nung nagpunta kami sa Dubai madami kaming nakitang OFW, tapos yun, pinagaaralan ko sila...so more or less naging natural din siya. 'Yung medyo nahirapan lang ako dun sa bellydancing kasi dun mismo yung araw na yun bago mag-take dun ko pa lang inaral."

    As for that famous belly dancing scene Richard was fast to quip that Heart’s performance also came natural as well.
  • Codename: Asero opens with a bang!


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    If two primetime series ended last Friday, July 11, two shows immediately replaced them last night, July 14: ABS-CBN's Iisa Pa Lamang and GMA-7's Codename: Asero.

    Codename: Asero opened explosively when it posted a rating of 40.1 percent to grab the second place behind top-rater Dyesebel's 40.5 percent. This Richard Gutierrez-Heart Evangelista starrer replaced Robin Padilla's Joaquin Bordado.
  • July 28 to August 1, 2008: Operation Hercules
    Article posted July 26, 2008


    Spotted back in Dubai are agents Phoenix and Rock Star. After their successful attempt at liberating Project Hercules from The Empire's Agent Jupiter, the two were seen near the Providence premises. It could be that Providence was behind the procurement operation for Project Hercules.

    Ms. San Juan seems to be working at the hotel where Phoenix and Rock Star are staying in. Sources have been feeding us that Ms. San Juan is being constantly spotted with Phoenix around the city. Investigate the possibility that Ms. San Juan is working with the agents.

    A cleaner surveillance image of Phoenix has revealed that he is the brother of the kidnap victim from last week's case: Grecko Abesamis. A further investigation into Advocate Communications is being ordered by Number One--it is possible that the communications company is actually a front for the agency that has been thwarting Empire's plans for the last few years.

    Phoenix has, though, given back Project Hercules to Empire. Investigations is currently being made to see if Providence acts upon their database security breach.

    Kidnap victim Peachy Abesamis has been released by her father, Agent Zeus. There is no news yet if Zeus's involvement with Empire have been compromised.

    Reports are coming in that prior to their return to Dubai, Phoenix and Rock Star went on a detour. Possibly, it was during their detour that they procured their fake passports for travel.

    The most current report that we have received informs us that Ms. San Juan plans to return to the Philippines with Phoenix and Rock Star. Further investigations will be made to her family, and if she is in fact another agent of Empire's adversary.
  • congrats sa THREAD #2!!!

    :D
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    Congrats new thread na! *okay*
    Exciting na ang mga susunod na episode ng Asero!
    I'm so excited sa mga mangyayari!

    Yahoo! Codename: Asero will be shown on Pinoy TV channel starting on Monday!*okay*
  • c/o Chard-Heart

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  • Wow! Ang ganda ng thread*okay* ang daming designs:rotfl:
    Infairness ito ang may pinakamangandang first page na thread sa TV programs ha!:lol:
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