Friday, February 10, 2006

Geron Busabos

From the internet:

Geron Busabos, Ang Batang Quiapo (Geron, the Vagabond). 1964, Emar Pictures. 2-1/2 hrs.

Director: Cesar Gallardo. Screenplay: Augusto Buenaventura. Cast: Joseph Estrada, Imelda Ilanan, Bebong Osorio, Oscar Roncal, Vic Andaya.

Flashback to the finest film performance of Philippine President Joseph Ejercito Estrada as a young actor 34 years ago. Estrada?s role as a tramp established the archetypal Filipino action hero: an essentially peaceful person drawn to fight against violent forces to champion the downtrodden and humble folk. Estrada sincerity disarms, endearing him to the movie-going public and providing him with a springboard to politics.

FAMAS awards for best actor (Estrada), picture and screenplay

• Imelda Ilanan (real name: Angelina dela Cueva, 1964 Miss Philippines International search candidate; not the same contest won the same year by Gemma Cruz who became the country’s first Miss International): Ang Dayuhan (1968); Asedillo (1971) and Bontoc (1979).

Imelda Ilanan's daughter is Maricel Laxa.

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