An intriguing series tackling the 5th commandment

posted September 09, 2018 at 06:15 pm
by  Nickie Wang
Today, GMA Network unveils another drama that explores a very familiar theme on human conflict—killing.

Inspired by another Kapuso series, Ika-6 Na Utos, this another Laurice Guillen directed soap aims to give a familiar conflict an extraordinary approach by explaining basic human behavior and giving it an interesting turn.

Titled Ika-5 Utos, the afternoon drama delves on a harrowing hazing incident that led to the death of a dear son, uncovering old wounds between three mothers and their respective families. Its story is one of deep passion, lust, and heartbreak—all of which could poison a soul, evidently killing someone.

“The message of the series is very clear— though shalt not kill. It’s always better to face the music than kill because when you kill there are repercussions which lead to public and private hell,” reminded Guillen.

An intriguing series tackling  the 5th commandment
Young stars Jake Vargas, Inah de Belen, Jeric Gonzales, Klea Pineda and Migo Adecer play pivotal roles in 'Ika-5 Utos,'  a series under the helm of notable director and seasoned actress Laurice Guillen.
Discussing the massive success that Ika-6 Na Utos enjoyed during its two-year run on television, the seasoned actress and director admitted that she and the production team have considered a few takeaways that they could employ in the new series.

“Partly, we learned from the lessons of Ika-6 Na Utos. When we ended (taping) we were still told to continue. But the creative team said the story was already finished and the conflict revolving around the three characters was already exhausted. This time around, we have three families with their own stories to tell. Their lives are intertwined, and in case it becomes successful, we would be able to stretch the plot,” she explained.

Guillen further said that Ika-5 Utos’s intriguing plot can continue a little longer because of the possible conflicts that may arise from the main plot. Although it’s not necessarily the goal, if in case there’s a clamor to extend the story, they would consider, without sacrificing artistic integrity, adding a few episodes for the series.

Talking about the premise of the new afternoon soap, Guillen said, “The main issue here is how killing leads to another and to another. The first killing happens out of neglect, the second happens by accident and the third one happens because there’s an intention.”

An intriguing series tackling  the 5th commandment
Also joining the series are Gelli de Belen, Jean Garcia and Valerie Concepcion.
Headlining the afternoon drama are Jean Garcia, Neil Ryan Sese, Jeric Gonzales, Tonton Gutierrez, Valerie Concepcion, Migo Adecer, Klea Pineda, Gelli de Belen, Jake Vargas, Inah de Belen, and Antonio Aquitania.

Behind this engrossing drama is the creative team composed of creative director Roy Iglesias, concept creator Suzette Doctolero, headwriter RJ Nuevas, writers Christine Novicio and Emerson Jake Somera, and brainstormers Gilda Olvidado-Marcelino, El Ortizluis, and Jeofferson Ting.

The program is another original creation of the GMA Drama group under the supervision of Senior Vice President for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable; Vice President for Drama Redgie Acuña-Magno; Assistant Vice President for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy; and Senior Program Manager Ali Nokom Dedicatoria.

Ika-5 Utos begins tommorow after Eat Bulaga on GMA Afternoon Prime. For updates visit the official Facebook page of GMA Drama, Twitter account @GMADrama and the GMA Network website and

Topics: Ika-5 Utos , ean Garcia , Neil Ryan Sese , Jeric Gonzales , Tonton Gutierrez , Valerie Concepcion , Migo Adecer , Klea Pineda , Gelli de Belen , Jake Vargas , Inah de Belen , Antonio Aquitania , Laurice Guillen , Roy Iglesias
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