Ang Panday (TV series)
Ang Panday or simply Panday (The Blacksmith) is a fantaserye television series that was aired in the Philippines
The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...

 by ABS-CBN. The pilot episode of the first book (Panday: Unang Yugto) aired on November 7, 2005 and ended with its last episode on December 9, 2005. The second book (Panday: Ang Ikalawang Yugto), aired its pilot episode on April 3, 2006, and ended with the series' finale on May 26, 2006. The series is based on the fictional comics character of the same name
Panday (fictional character)
The Panday , whose real name is Flavio, is a fictional Philippine comics character created by writer Carlo J. Caparas and artist Steve Gan. His adventures were serialized in the series Ang Panday in Filipino Komiks in the 1970s...

, which was created by Carlo J. Caparas
Carlo J. Caparas
Magno "Carlo" Jose Caparas , widely known as Carlo J. Caparas, is a Filipino comic strip creator/writer-turned director and producer, who is best known for creating Filipino superheroes and comic book characters such as Panday, Bakekang, Totoy Bato, Joaquin Bordado, Kamagong, Kamandag, Elias...

 and illustrated by Steve Gan.


A meteor crashes into the desert of Sto. Sepulcro. The town blacksmith, Flavio, forges a dagger and a churchbell from the remains of the meteor. He uses the dagger to fight off the evil Sombra Oscura, who constantly attacks the town. By some mystical power, the dagger transforms into a great sword every time Flavio wields it.

In his final battle against evil, the Panda faces off against Lizard, the son of rodgin and the leader of the Sombras. The battle is intense, but Flavio prevails in the end, vanquishing Lizard.

Having saved Sto. Sepulcro, Flavio decides to give up his sword. He goes to the church and casts his fabled weapon into the bell he also made. A white light then shoots out from the sky, and it lifts up Panday into the heavens.

The people of Sto. Sepulcro rejoice now that Panday has brought them peace. Unbeknownst to them, the Sombras discover that there is a part of Lizardo that is still alive - his brain.

In order to bring him back to life, they must transcend time and space to look for the girl who can resurrect their master.


Panday literally means "the blacksmith", Ang Panday is the TV adaptation of the hit Fernando Poe Jr. movie-series Ang Panday
Ang Panday (film)
Ang Panday was a popular Filipino action-fantasy film starring the late Fernando Poe, Jr.. The movie is based on the fictional comics character of the same name, which was created by Carlo J...

that lorded the silverscreens during the early 1980s. It is about a blacksmith who made an enchanted sword that gives him special powers to embattle the dark forces.

Today, Philippine TV station ABS-CBN relives the magic of Panday as they bring it on TV. This soap opera was actually claimed not to be shot as an actual soap opera, but a movie.

Some of the location shots were taken in a remote town in Bohol
Bohol is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region, consisting of Bohol Island and 75 minor surrounding islands. Its capital is Tagbilaran City. With a land area of and a coastline long, Bohol is the tenth largest island of the Philippines...

, where the beach is white as the folks called it "colgate
Colgate (toothpaste)
Colgate is an oral hygiene product line of toothpastes, toothbrushes, mouthwashes and dental floss.-Duraphat:Duraphat is a professional strength paste intended for the treatment and prevention of dental caries....


Main Characters

  • Jericho Rosales
    Jericho Rosales
    Jericho Vibar Rosales, is a Filipino cinema and television actor, singer, and songwriter....

    as Tristan/Panday
  • Heart Evangelista
    Heart Evangelista
    Love Marie Payawal Ongpauco , better known by her screen name Heart Evangelista, is a Chinese-Filipino actress, TV show host, singer, VJ, and an endorser.-Biography:...

    as Eden/Camia

Supporting Characters

  • Victor Neri as Lizardo
  • Nante Montreal as Tata Selo
  • Julio Pacheco as Utoy

World 1

  • Philip Salvador as Flavio / Original Panday
  • Marianne de la Riva as Esmeralda
  • Nante Montreal as Tata Selo
  • Roldan Aquino as Mang Emong
  • Chris Vertido as Padre Damian
  • Shyr Valdez as Lolita
  • Michael Rivero as Diego
  • Ian de Leon as Domingo
  • Christopher Roxas as Julio
  • Neri Naig
    Neri Naig
    Neri Naig is a Filipina actress. She was discovered after joining Star Circle Quest, a reality show in search of new actors and actresses and landed as the 6th Runner up.- Early life :...

     as Florentina
  • Eva Darren as Nana Selo
  • Bea Nicolas
    Bea Nicolas
    Bea Nicolas, sometimes credited as Bea Nicholas is a Filipino film and television actress.-Filmography:-External links:...

     as Henia
  • Joe Gruta as Misteryosong Matanda (Mysterious Old Man)
  • Joshua Dionisio
    Joshua Dionisio
    Ralph Joshua Dela Cruz Dionisio, better known as Joshua Dionisio, is a Filipino child actor working in television.Born on December 14, 1994 in Quezon City, he has a younger brother, Jacob, his co-star on Super Inggo. Joshua Dionisio began his career as a commercial model at the age of 8. He was...

     as Boyet
  • Mico Palanca
    Mico Palanca
    -Personal life:His older brother is actor Bernard Palanca and his maternal grandfather is actor Armando Goyena. He has some Chinese ancestry from his father's side.- Filmography :-External links:...

     as Alfred
  • Mike Austria as Mr. Roxas
  • Vivian Foz as Mrs. Roxas
  • Mikaela Monteverde as Danica

World 2

  • Derek Ramsay
    Derek Ramsay
    Derek Arthur Ramsay is a Filipino-British model, actor, host, and VJ in the in the Philippines. Amongst his hobbies is collecting cars. Ramsay is at times simply called Derek Ramsay....

     as Kahimu
  • Monsour del Rosario as Kaupay
  • Levi Ignacio as Kahuyo
  • Dan Fernandez as Kabuog
  • Apreal Tolentino as Suruguon
  • Jeni Hernandez as Madalagan
  • Ashley Silverio as Mabaysay
  • Vanessa Gomez as Masayawon
  • Maricar Fernandez as Makantahon
  • Diana Dayao as Matawahon

World 3

  • Heart Evangelista
    Heart Evangelista
    Love Marie Payawal Ongpauco , better known by her screen name Heart Evangelista, is a Chinese-Filipino actress, TV show host, singer, VJ, and an endorser.-Biography:...

    as Camia
  • Paw Diaz
    Paw Diaz
    Paw Diaz is an actress, model and TV host in the Philippines. Born on March 1987 in San Pedro, Laguna came to mainstream attention when she joined ABS-CBN’s reality artist search, Star Circle Quest, where she emerged as a finalist....

     as Dahlia
  • Anna Larrucea as Magnolia
  • Tanya Gomez as Violeta (past)
  • Erich Gonzales
    Erich Gonzales
    Erika Chryselle Gonzales Gancayco known as Erich Gonzales, is a Filipina actress and one of ABS-CBN's Star Magic artists.-Biography:...

     as Violeta (present)
  • Rafael Rosell
    Rafael Rosell
    Rafael Quimpo Rosell IV, born 10 November 1982 in Norway, is a Filipino actor in the Philippines.-Background:The actor was born to Filipino parents based in Norway. His dad is Cebuano and his mom is Bicolano. Both migrated to Norway where he was born in 1982. A full-blooded Filipino, though raised...

     as Calyptus
  • Eric Fructuoso
    Eric Fructuoso
    Eric Fructuoso is a Filipino actor and former hip hop dancer. He rose to fame in the early 90's as part of the teen boy group "Gwapings" along with Mark Anthony Fernandez, Jomari Yllana and later with Jao Mapa.He has recently portrayed mature roles particularly villain roles, father characters and...

     as Gumma
  • Ketchup Eusebio as Orkido

World 1

  • Rommel Montano as Socur
  • Mon Confiado as Magnus
  • Levi Ignacio as Feirrus
  • Paul Guzman as Rusticus
  • Aleck Bovick as Lady Feirrus

World 3

  • Victor Neri as Jiamondo
  • Carlos Agassi
    Carlos Agassi
    Amir Carlos Damaso Vahidi Agassi popularly known as Carlos Agassi and simply Amir, is a Filipino actor, TV host, rap artist, and model of Iranian descent...

     as Jaffir
  • Jeremiah Rosales as Emer
  • Bernard Palanca
    Bernard Palanca
    -Personal life:His maternal grandfather, Armando Goyena , was also an actor as is his younger brother, Mico Palanca.He is the son of the late Bernard Palanca, Sr, who died when he was just a child. He is also the grandson of the late Businessman Philanthropist Carlos Palanca, Jr of the prestigious...

    as Kamatayan

External links

The source of this article is wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  The text of this article is licensed under the GFDL.