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Cast

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Eugene Domingo ... Fiesta Dacanay
Enchong Dee ... Caloy Sicat
Leo Martinez ... Tonio Sucat
Jake Cuenca ... Nato Timbancaya
Empress Schuck ... Angel (as Empress)
Noel Trinidad ... Carding
Ariel Ureta ... Dr. Nuguid
Nor Domingo ... Pugeda
Allyzon Lualhati ... Dr. Paz
Kitkat ... Rochelle
Nicco Manalo ... Dr. Sanchez
Carla Martinez ... Mercy
Nikki Valdez ... Faith
Dimples Romana ... Lolet
Maliksi Morales ... Street Kid
Rodjun Cruz ... Mark
Eda Nolan ... Peachy
Beauty Gonzalez ... Jenna (as Beauty Gonzales)
Joe Vargas ... Wayne
Manuel Chua ... Bobby
Nico Antonio ... Adrian
Menggie Cobarrubias ... Bert
Bodjie Pascua ... Lando
Jon Achaval ... John
Hyubs Azarcon ... Boyet
Vincent de Jesus ... Roger (as Vince de Jesus)
Roi Calilong ... Dan

Arnold Reyes ... Delfin
Veronica Louise Bernardo ... Bea (as Louise Bernardo)
Mary Ann Janice Espinosa ... Ms. Magpantay (as Mary Ann Espinosa)
Dante Balois ... Old / Drunk Man
Kimmy Maclang ... Bar Girl

Directed by
Veronica Velasco  (as Veronica B. Velasco)
 
Writing credits
Veronica Velasco (story) (as Veronica B. Velasco)

Veronica Velasco (screenplay) (as Veronica B. Velasco) &
Jinky Laurel (screenplay)

Produced by
John Paul Abellera .... creative producer (as John Paul E. Abellera)
Lea A. Calmerin .... line producer
Carmi Raymundo .... creative producer (as Carmi G. Raymundo)
Enrico Santos .... executive producer (as Enrico C. Santos)
Malou N. Santos .... executive producer
Charo Santos-Concio .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Vincent de Jesus  (as Vincent A. de Jesus)
 
Cinematography by
Kerwin Go (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Beng Bandong 
 
Production Design by
Erik Manalo  (as Erick Manalo)
 
Art Direction by
Robert Yson 
 
Makeup Department
John Felipe Ballesca .... makeup artist: Eugene Domingo (as John Felipe 'Regine' Ballesca)
Raquel Curan .... production makeup artist
Gina Lim .... additional makeup artist
 
Production Management
Edward Blanco .... assistant production manager
Erwin Blanco .... production manager
Nanette A. Castro .... post-production supervisor
Cristina Diaz .... assistant production manager
Ramon Eulloran .... unit head: AFPI TSAR
Heart Eusebio .... assistant production manager
Elma S. Medua .... post-production manager
Rhoda Navarro .... assistant production manager (as Rhodora Navarro)
Anastacio Angelo A. Santos .... post-production manager: SQ Film Laboratories (as Anastacio A. Santos)
Adrian Tecson .... director of post-production: Underground Logic
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Julius Alfonso .... assistant director
Crisanto Aquino .... assistant director (as Chris Aquino)
Han Salazar .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Richard Ray Manalo .... set man
Revbrain Martin .... motion graphics artist: advertising and promotions (as Revrain Martin)
Alver Martinez .... set man
Austin Martinez .... set man
Nonoy Ostras .... head setman
Larry Zaragosa .... propsman
 
Sound Department
Aurel Claro Bilbao .... adr audio engineer (as Aurel Claro C. Bilbao)
Aurel Claro Bilbao .... sound effects and foley team (as Aurel Claro C. Bilbao)
Jedricke Caballa .... adr audio engineer (as Jedricke Lionel Caballa)
Jedricke Caballa .... sound effects and foley team (as Jedricke Lionel Caballa)
Lito Esteta .... adr audio engineer (as Lito Esteta Jr.)
Lito Esteta .... sound effects and foley team (as Lito Esteta Jr.)
Ramon Eulloran .... sync sound recordist: AFPI TSAR
Maning Gardon .... sound syncing (as Emmanuel G. Gardon)
Arnel Labayo .... adr audio engineer (as Arnel M. Labayo)
Arnel Labayo .... sound effects and foley team (as Arnel M. Labayo)
Arnel Labayo .... sound engineer (as Arnel M. Labayo)
Ricardo Loresto Jr. .... adr audio engineer (as Ric L. Loresto Jr.)
Ricardo Loresto Jr. .... sound effects and foley team (as Ric L. Loresto Jr.)
Eric Mendoza .... first boom operator: AFPI TSAR
Beth Ramirez .... dubbing supervisor (as Beth N. Ramirez)
Kathrine Ariane Salinas .... adr audio engineer (as Kathrine D. Salinas)
Kathrine Ariane Salinas .... sound effects and foley team (as Kathrine D. Salinas)
Arvin Tiangco .... second boom operator: AFPI TSAR
 
Visual Effects by
Niccolo Anacleto .... visual effects artist: Underground Logic
Joseph Boro .... visual effects artist: Underground Logic
Romy Cadiz .... head of engineering: Underground Logic
Aileen Cornejo-Castillo .... visual effects artist: Keep Me Posted
Ryan Bill de Guzman .... visual effects artist: Underground Logic (as Ryan de Guzman)
Joe Nico Ebora .... visual effects artist: Keep Me Posted
Justin Gimeno .... visual effects artist: Underground Logic
Lodz Guibani .... visual effects artist: Underground Logic
Ryo Manaluz .... visual effects artist: Underground Logic
Ron Reyes .... visual effects artist: Underground Logic
Nath Robite .... visual effects supervisor: Underground Logic
Ryan Jose Ticsay .... art director: Underground Logic (as Jose Ticsay)
 
Stunts
The Apache Stunt Group .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Errol Afed .... modula motion control operator: Unitel Productions
John Rainier Ancog .... digital imaging technician: AFPI TSAR (as John Reinier Ancog)
Robby Brillantes .... modula motion control operator: Unitel Productions
Joel Cabigting .... genet operator: AFPI TSAR
Norman Conde .... assistant camera: AFPI TSAR
Alex Dangcalan .... dolly operator: AFPI TSAR
Alvin Despa .... second director of photography
Nor Domingo .... second director of photography
Ryan Julius Dumo .... grip: AFPI TSAR (as Ryan Dumo)
Joselito Enriquez .... best boy: AFPI TSAR
Nolan Estacio .... motion control producer: Unitel Productions
Santos Flores .... modula motion control grip: Unitel Productions
Aries Gernales .... grip: AFPI TSAR (as Aries Gernale)
Edward Lazaro .... gaffer
Ernie Macalalag .... hmi operator: AFPI TSAR
Jerry Maralag .... KIPRO operator/downloader: Unitel Productions
Jerry Maralag .... modula motion control grip: Unitel Productions
Jonjon Musni .... modula motion control grip: Unitel Productions
Jonjon Musni .... phantom grip: Unitel Productions
Ian Palma .... digital imaging technician
Journalie Payonan .... steadicam operator
Concordio Pobe .... electrician: AFPI TSAR
Daren Francis Raña .... modula motion control grip: Unitel Productions (as Francis Rana)
Ryan Rañada .... grip: AFPI TSAR
Vince San Juan .... digital imaging technician
Nel Santos .... phantom digital imaging technician: Unitel Productions
Aldrin Soria .... video assist operator: AFPI TSAR
Marcelino Tadem .... hmi operator: AFPI TSAR
Reggie Vinluan .... modula motion control operator: Unitel Productions
Michael Viray .... second assistant camera
Carlo Zamora .... grip: AFPI TSAR
Mo Zee .... steadicam operator (as Moises Zee)
 
Casting Department
Gerry Bricenio .... caster
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alex Guinto .... wardrobe (as Alexander Guinto)
 
Editorial Department
Beng Bandong .... associate editor
Elmer Buencamino .... color timer: SQ Film Laboratories (as Elmer M. Buencamino)
Michelle Cabinbin .... post-production assistant: Keep Me Posted
Pat Calub .... video editor: advertising and promotions (as Patrick Rafael Calub)
Ely Carangian .... telecine operator (as Ely B. Carangian)
Mae Carzon .... editing supervisor: Underground Logic
Larry Castillo .... executive producer: Keep Me Posted (as Larry Fortin Castillo)
Mark Allan Catap .... technical operations engineer
Aileen Cornejo-Castillo .... on-line editor: Keep Me Posted
Albert Feliciano .... post-production technical specialist (as Albert M. Feliciano)
Maning Gardon .... negative assembler (as Emmanuel G. Gardon)
Jean Rose O. Geronga .... post-production assistant
Mario Manguni Jr. .... post-production utility
Paolo Morato .... post producer: Underground Logic
Alexander Pio .... technical operations engineer
Ruben Ramirez .... technical engineer: Keep Me Posted
Roland Rodriguez .... technical operations engineer
Mikko Rolle .... assistant on-line editor: Underground Logic
Edwin Salvador .... laboratory assistant (as Edwin Atilano Salvador)
Noel R. Tonga Jr. .... assistant editor (as Noel Tonga Jr.)
Timmy Torres .... colorist: Underground Logic
 
Music Department
Abbey Aledo .... music servicing officer
Eaizen Almazan .... technical assistant
Marivic Benedicto .... new media head: Star Songs
Beth Faustino .... publishing officer
Jonathan Manalo .... audio content head
Domingo Cubelo Rosco Jr. .... composer: soundtrack
 
Transportation Department
Adrian Asis .... unit bus driver: AFPI TSAR (as Adrianne Asis)
Edwin Biñas .... truck driver: AFPI TSAR
Joel Cabigting .... genet driver: AFPI TSAR
Glen Escutin .... driver: post-production (as Glenn Escutin)
Sammy Fulgencio .... service driver (as Samson Fulgencio)
Noli Ginese .... service driver (as Nilo Banay Genise)
Jason Llanes .... service driver (as Jayson Llanes)
Bong Mocorro .... driver: post-production
Edward Allan Palisoc .... service driver
Archie Ramos .... driver: advertising and promotions
Rene Reyes .... service driver
Cesar Ruivivar .... service driver (as Cezar Ruivivar)
Willy Sayat .... service driver
Marlon Valeroso .... service driver
 
Other crew
George Acebu .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Cary Anthony Acle .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR (as Anthony Acle)
Errol Agustin .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Chito Almacen .... technical supervisor: technical services and research
Karen Almeida .... account executive: branded entertainment unit (as Karen Almeida-Pedrealba)
James Amparo .... p4 operator: Manila Transfer
Manolito Ampon .... behind the scenes operator
Gerry Arguelles .... warehouse man: technical services and research (as Gerry A. Arguelles)
Gilbert Arguelles .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
John Philip Aricheta .... events and guestings coordinator
Narciso Avilles .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Engelbert Joseph Balon .... crowd control
Benjie Barruga .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR (as Benjie Baruga)
Marvin Bautista .... utility
Kristine Joi A. Bayan .... production associate (as Joi Bayan)
Michael Angelo Bernardo .... technical clerk: technical services and research (as Michael Angelo L. Bernardo)
Princess Lou Bernardo .... account executive: branded entertainment unit
Rene Betiz .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Diomedes Bohol .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Jose Boticario .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Carl Lasco Brayan .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Joselito Cabahit .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
William Cabahit .... technician: technical services and research (as William L. Cabahit)
Gaspar Cabalar .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR (as Gaspar Cabalar Jr.)
Angelito Cabantog .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Romelia S. Canido .... field cashier (as Romelia Canido)
Jeffrey Cantuba .... crowd director (as Jeff Cantuba)
Andrew Capiral .... utility
Jayr Capiral .... utility (as Jay-R Capiral)
Jessie Capiral .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Remegio Capiral .... warehouse man: technical services and research (as Remegio M. Capiral)
Rommel Capiral .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Cristina Casayuran .... adprom admin officer
Thellie Castro-Palanisamy .... head: branded entertainment unit, Star Creatives
Jennifer D. Ching .... head: operations and admin (as Jennifer Disuanco-Ching)
Jacqueline Chua .... account executive: branded entertainment unit
Ron Corcoro .... medical adviser (as Dr. Ron Corcoro)
Ejay Coronel .... crowd control (as EJ Coronel)
Lloyd Oliver Corpuz .... voice over talent: advertising and promotions
Wyndel Corpuz .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Imelda M. Cortez .... caterer: post-production (as Imelda Cortez)
Joseph Cruel .... head: technical services and research
Jazel Luis Cruz .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR (as Jazel Cruz Luis)
Mia Joy Cruz .... production assistant: Keep Me Posted
Noel Cua .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Ma. Cheryl L. Cucueco .... medical adviser (as Dr. Ma. Cheryl L. Cucueco)
Sugar Priscilla Ginger David .... project coordinator: branded entertainment unit (as Sugar David)
Michael De Gracia .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR (as Michael De Grascia)
Nino Eruel De Jesus .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR (as Nino De Jesus)
Erika De Lacy .... production messenger
Kandice Dee .... new media supervisor: new media (as Richelle Kandice Dee)
Kynan Del Rosario .... international distribution and access group: office of the managing director (as Marion Kynan C. Del Rosario)
Mico Del Rosario .... advertising and promotions manager (as Mico L. Del Rosario)
Mico Del Rosario .... script consultant
Darwin Dela Cruz .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Eugene T. Dela Cruz .... crowd control (as Eugene Dela Cruz)
Rolando Dela Cruz .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Rommel Delicana .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Jose Arnel Delos Reyes .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Vanessa Delos Santos .... broadcast coordinator
Gary Dionisio .... crowd control
Aileen Joy Domingo .... new media coordinator (as Aileen Domingo)
Jovit Duenas .... p4 operator: Manila Transfer
Luciano Dungallo .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR (as Luciano Dongallo)
Richie Duquitan .... p4 operator: Manila Transfer
Ely Echalas .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Bert Enciso Jr. .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR (as Bert Enciso)
Zoilo Erader .... fleet mechanic: operations and admin
Wilfred Falceso .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Darwin Falsis .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Jacqueline Kaye Fernando .... media planner
Abel Flores .... crowd director
Jayvee Fontarum .... events and guestings coordinator
Kathleen Garces .... new media specialist
Janina Garcia .... account executive: branded entertainment unit
Michael Jensen Garcia .... script consultant
Patricia Anne Garcia .... new media specialist (as Patricia Garcia)
Philip Gargar .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Girlie R. Gervacio .... admin officer: operations and admin
Richard Gicolle .... crowd control
Daxson Hila .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Fatima Dara Hosillos .... executive assistant: office of the managing director (as Fatima Dara C. Hosillos)
Dory Jacila .... booking manager
Dory Jacila .... script consultant
Ericson Jordan .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR (as Jordan Ericson)
Olivia M. Lamasan .... script consultant
Ferbert Lansangan .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Alfred Lasala .... medical adviser (as Dr. Alfred Lasala)
Jinky Laurel .... script continuity supervisor
Romer Lausa .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR (as Romel Lausa)
Alice Lim .... talent coordinator
Roxy Liquigan .... advertising and promotions head (as Roxy A. Liquigan)
Roxy Liquigan .... script consultant (as Roxy A. Liquigan)
Jesthela Lizardo .... sales director: Keep Me Posted (as Jesthela Q. Lizardo)
Joey Lizardo .... office manager: Keep Me Posted
Owen Madlangsakay .... executive secretary: office of the managing director
Arvin Malatag .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Richard T. Mallen .... medical adviser (as Dr. Richard T. Mallen)
Robert Maneja .... producer: Take One (as Roberto Maneja)
Robert Maneja .... trailer producer (as Roberto Maneja)
Marino Manganaan .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR (as Marino Maganaan)
Nikole Maturan .... social media marketing specialist
Aveline Menor .... creative coordinator (as Ma. Aveline Par Menor)
Mac Andrew Merla .... promo specialist (as Mac Andrew C. Merla)
Constancia Molina .... budget cost control supervisor
Yuri Mones .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Elizabeth Moreno .... messenger: office of the managing director
Darnel Naz .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Renato Nepomuceno .... warehouse man: technical services and research
Luisito Nicodemus .... utility (as Louie Nicodemus)
Dante Nicolas .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Jancy E. Nicolas .... creative assistant
Leo Ofiaza .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Amor Olaguer .... script consultant
Vincent Paul C. Olalia .... medical adviser (as Dr. Vincent Paul C. Olalia)
Aldwin Ong .... medical adviser (as Dr. Aldwin Ong)
Sonny Padilla .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Mateo Pajarillo .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Mateo Pajarillo .... behind the scenes operator (as Matteo Pajarillo)
Jennifer Parsaligan .... executive secretary: office of the managing director (as Jennifer Ricaforte)
Joel Paryan .... crowd control
Jenny Peñaflor .... messenger: office of the managing director
Angie Pineda .... distribution director (as Angie Y. Pineda)
Angie Pineda .... script consultant (as Angie Y. Pineda)
Jerry Ponpon .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Enrico Ragasa .... medical consultant (as Dr. Enrico Ragasa)
Ronnie Raguindin .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Ethel Ramos .... publicist
Rose Rodillo .... publicity coordinator
Wilfredo R. Rodriguez .... mechanic: technical services and research (as Wilfredo E. Rodriguez)
Hermie Rosario .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Angelica Clarice Sales .... behind the scenes/MOS coordinator
Marcelino Sales .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Arnold Saludaga .... messenger/utility: new media
Marizel Samson-Martinez .... script consultant
Gerom D. Santiago .... executive assistant: new media (as Gerom Santiago)
Marcelo Santos III .... social media marketing specialist
Alfredo Romeo Q. Santos .... president and general manager: SQ Film Laboratories
Anastacio Angelo A. Santos .... research and development manager: SQ Film Laboratories (as Anastacio A. Santos)
Enrico Santos .... department head: new media (as Joaquin Enrico C. Santos)
Enrico Santos .... script consultant (as Enrico C. Santos)
Milagros Joyce A. Santos .... finance and admin officer: SQ Film Laboratories
Vilma Sapanghila .... finance and admin officer: Keep Me Posted
Gines V. Sarangaya .... operations associate: operations and admin
Agnes Sarmiento .... broadcast producer
Jayson Sarmiento .... advertising coordinator
Carlo Enrico Silvestre .... technical supervisor: technical services and research
Rina Simon .... cmg specialist: branded entertainment unit
Rosario Sison .... creative producer: advertising and promotions
Marjorie So .... cmg director: branded entertainment unit, ABS-CBN
Joycelyn Sta. Maria .... production coordinator
Oliver Sumala .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Peregrino Tadem .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Evangeline Tan .... executive secretary (as Evangeline M. Tan)
Leonardo Tecson .... warehouse man: technical services and research (as Leonardo M. Tecson)
Renato Tiana .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Eva Tubalinal .... caterer: post-production
Jayson Ubaldo .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR (as Jason Ubaldo)
Jaypee Ungco .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Jerome Hubert Uy .... medical adviser (as Dr. Jerome Hubert Uy)
Vanessa R. Valdez .... script consultant
Edmund Valiente .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR (as Edmond Valiente)
Katrino Van Pobe .... additional crew: AFPI TSAR
Patty Villarama .... project executive: Manila Transfer
Karen Visperas .... admin assistant: technical services and research (as Karen M. Visperas)
Kren Issa Mari Yap .... creative assistant (as Kren V. Yap)
 
Thanks
Ma. Luisa D. Aquino .... acknowledgment: Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center
Cristina M. Bernardino .... acknowledgment (as Atty. Cristina M. Bernardino)
Marielle Gaceta Catbagan .... acknowledgment
Ana Rowena Pamela Jalosjos .... acknowledgment
Marla M. Laurel .... acknowledgment
Elizabeth Mendoza .... acknowledgment: Joyselle Transport
Gener Mendoza .... acknowledgment: Joyselle Transport
Edwin C. Perez .... acknowledgment: Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center
 
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Skewered Fortunes, 18 July 2013
Author: 3xHCCH from Quezon City, Philippines

"Tuhog" presents us with an unusual situation. A major bus accident along Commonwealth Avenue (but of course!) freakishly lanced together the bodies of three random people (hence the literal title). As their doctors try to save their lives, we get acquainted with each of these three victims and what led them to be on the bus on that fateful day.

Tonio (Leo Martinez) is a recently retired employee, whose eccentricities are getting on the nerves of his wife (Carla Martinez) and his disrespectful children. Fortunately, he still gets his support from his group of friends with whom he plays poker. One day, he suddenly decides to invest his entire retirement pay to build up his own dream bakery, perfecting his own special pan de sal.

Fiesta (Eugene Domingo) leads a life not as happy as her name would seem to imply. She is a tough-as-nails bus conductor, having a reputation as a terror. But behind the tough exterior, she has a big problem with her alcoholic father (Noel Trinidad). When the young newly-hired bus driver Nato (Jake Cuenca) signifies his love for her, she did not know what hit her.

Caloy (Enchong Dee) is a student who is in a long distance relationship with his girlfriend Angel (Empress Schuck), now working in Dumaguete. While he eagerly awaits the semestral break when they would reunite and finally lose their virginity together, he could hardly keep his jealous thoughts nor his raging libido in check.

The script (by Jinky Laurel and director Veronica Velasco) was quite interesting the way they weaved the stories together with those intersecting situations told from three different points of view. The editing is critical in a film like this, and I thought it was done pretty well.

There were some parts during the individual stories which tended to be repetitive, could have been shortened a little to pick up some pace.

Medical accuracy could be shaky. They did try to explain some issues, albeit in highly simplified terms. In reality though, assuming the victims actually survived and could still talk after a terrible accident like that, they should have been immediately rushed to a better-equipped tertiary medical facility. But I'd give them a pass for artistic license in this aspect.

I was a bit bothered by the mystical beggar boy (Maliksi Morales), who also connected the three main characters. What did his presence really mean to say? I guess that is one of those things which the audience can think and discuss about after watching the film.

The actors were all quite into their characters. Leo Martinez is right in his comedic element as he deals with senior citizen issues. Enchong Dee tackles a more daring role here with some pretty risqué bed- shaking scenes. Jake Cuenca does well in his conflicted role, but his chemistry with Eugene is tenuous at best. Noel Trinidad's portrayal is spot on and moving, as usual for this dependable actor. I enjoyed the cameos of PETA actors Vincent de Jesus (as bus company operator) and especially Meann Espinosa (as a nutty professor).

But the real center of the whole movie belongs to Ms. Eugene Domingo. She holds the whole story together. Her performance as Fiesta ran the gamut of emotions, from simple girlish joy to complicated mental torment. You will take her seriously here. Black comedy becomes her.

Overall, this is a different kind of Filipino movie that tries something innovative. The material is not common nor commercial (especially for a Star Cinema production), but fortunately, the featured stars could really perk up interest among viewers. The story was carefully thought out and plotted. The execution by the director was meticulous which was impressive for a complex script like this one. Highly recommended!

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