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Baler (2008)

Baler is a love story between Feliza, the daughter of a rebel commander and Celso, a half-Spanish soldier, set during the twilight years of the Spanish regime in the Philippines. The young ... See full summary »


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Roy Iglesias (story and screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Phillip Salvador ... Daniel Reyes
Jericho Rosales ... Celso Resurrecion
Anne Curtis ... Feliza Reyes
Andrew Schimmer ... Lt. Jose Mota
Joel Torre ... Commandante Teodorico Luna Novicio
Carlo Aquino ... Gabriel Reyes
DJ Durano ... Pablo
Rio Locsin ... Azon Reyes
Nikki Bacolod ... Luming
Mark Bautista ... Lope
Ryan Eigenmann ... 2nd Lt. Saturnino Martin Cerezo
Baron Geisler ... Capt. Enrique Fossi de las Morenas
Michael De Mesa ... Fr. Candido Gomez Carreno
Leo Martinez ... Col. Calixto Villacorte
Alvin Anson ... Gregorio Catalan Valero


Baler is a love story between Feliza, the daughter of a rebel commander and Celso, a half-Spanish soldier, set during the twilight years of the Spanish regime in the Philippines. The young couple struggle to keep their forbidden love alive despite familial and political tensions, culminating in an almost year-long blockade known as the Siege of Baler.

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Love Is Worth Fighting For


Drama | Romance | War


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Official Sites:

Viva Films




Filipino | Tagalog | Spanish

Release Date:

25 December 2008 (Philippines) See more »

Filming Locations:

Baler, Aurora, Philippines See more »


Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Manager Wenn V. Deramas pulled out his talent, DJ Durano, from the production for alleged unfair treatment. Deramas said Deejay was hired as supporting actor, but he was only used as extra. Wenn said they accepted the Baler project despite the minimal talent fee, believing that Deejay would have a good role. Also for 10 straight days, Deejay's call time was 7 a.m., yet the actor had to wait for 10 hours for his take, the manager/director claimed. Wenn said he had to sacrifice the filming of Ang tanging ina n'yong lahat (2008) due to Deejay's absence for the filming of Baler. See more »


Ngayon, Bukas at Kailanman
Original Theme Song Music Louie Ocampo
Lyrics by Edith Gallardo
Sung by Sarah Geronimo
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4 October 2012 | by sim-richmondSee all my reviews

I can relate the movie Baler to my favorite movie, 'Pearl Harbor.' Why? Because both movies revolve in the story of war and is related to romance.

I cannot say that this movie was better than Pearl Harbor, of course, because 'Pearl Harbor' was made in Hollywood and effects were worked on very hard, while 'Baler' was made in the Philippines. However, 'Baler,' as I see it, could be something that the Philippine Film Producers can be proud of and is world-class. It is not just good nor very good. It was excellent.

Beginning from the plot, the film really did impressed me; and the production like filming locations, acting, and effects were explicit and is undeniably amazing. Also, considering that actors were from the Philippines, the pronunciation of Spanish words were very good that you may not be able to notice that they just memorized their scripts.

For the action-packed parts, I need not to elaborate anymore, because if you watch the movie, you will find it yourself. The drama part which was raised by the forbidden love of a Mestizo soldier (Jericho Rosales) and a Filipina lass (Anne Curtis) was also good.

8 out of 10 for Baler!

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