Joaquin Bordado is a man with tattoos all over his body. What is unique about these tattoos are they become alive.


Annette Gozon






Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Series cast summary:
Robin Padilla ...  Bordado (2008) / ... 86 episodes, 2008
Iza Calzado ...  Carol Aguila (2008) / ... 86 episodes, 2008
Eddie Garcia ...  General Russo (2008) 86 episodes, 2008


The story of Joaquin Bordado begins when the assassin gets a new mission to kill the head of an illegal arms dealer group. Joaquin vows that this will be his last mission. He wants to leave behind his dark secret of being an assassin of a special military service and live a peaceful life with his family and be a loving husband to his wife who is unaware of his secret identity. Unknown to Joaquin, the truth is bound to unveil and his last mission will lead him to a series of unfortunate events. Joaquin is set to fulfill his mission when he discovers a secret that totally changed his life and all his plans. Then he finds himself behind bars. Yet despite what happened, he continues to hope that someday he will live a happy and peaceful life with his family. Inside the jail, Joaquin will meet Jilco, an old mysterious man whose body is filled with tattoos. But while he meets new comrades in prison, he also meets new enemies to fight -- one of whom would be the cause of his death. But ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Did You Know?


Iwa Moto was slated for a different role before replacing Cristine Reyes. See more »


Remake of Joaquin Bordado (1988) See more »


Ikaw Lang
Performed by Shamrock
Composed by Marc Tupaz
See more »

User Reviews

Very good, but it's not easy to watch
1 April 2008 | by kojisuzukiSee all my reviews

From the creator of the critically praised and audience-adored Bakekang, Carlo J. Caparas, comes Joaquin Bordado. The premise of the series is simple: a happy family man with a secret job gets betrayed by the people he works for, he is resurrected by an old man who transferred the man's power to Joaquin; now he must find his wife and child after they are taken away, and must carry the duty to destroy evil.

The series marks the third TV series of "Action Superstar" Robin Padilla, his second with GMA Network after last year's flawed Asian Treasures, and in my opinion: it is the best so far. Unlike other Philippine dramas, the story follows Joaquin Bordado in his adventures - similar to Heroes when all the characters are "all-over" the place but heading towards the same goal.

Mac Alejandre directs this series with first-time prime-time director Argel Joseph, and I must say: Alejandre has truly got "groove" back after working with Joyce Bernal in the big-hit MariMar; he's able to show his "groove" through the excellent Sine Novela: Kung Mahawi Man Ang Ulap last year.

Iza Calzado proves that she is one of the best actresses in the Philippines with her stunning portrayal of the protagonist's wife. Eddie Garcia, plays the main antagonist, marks a Sylar-cross-with-Magneto character - Mr. Garcia's acting skills is not to be doubted, he is a legend after all.

The series is beautifully written by Suzette Doctolero from the Caparas medium - the series appeared to have a very "comic-book" feeling to it, especially compared to more well-known "comic-book"-turned-series like the awful Lastikman and the below-mediocre-Captain Barbell. Doctolero has added colourful characters such as Dianne and Jason, played by Iwa Moto and Mark Herras - the two suffered criticisms from their previous works, but with their character beautifully written, they were able to performed at their best.

Although the series is beautifully written, some episodes are very uneasy to watch.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.





Tagalog | Filipino | English

Release Date:

11 February 2008 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Carlo J. Caparas' Joaquin Bordado See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

GMA See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Color (HD)
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed