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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

May 6, 2015

Two New Movies In Production: 'Tres Marias' About Babies Breeding And 'Tupang Ligaw' About Gun Control

BG PRODUCTIONS INTERNATIONAL announces the production of two new movies: “Tres Marias” and “Tupang Ligaw”. “Tres Marias” is a drama about a remote island where 12 to 14 year old girls getting pregnant due to extreme poverty and ignorance is a way of life. We remember seeing this in a documentary before. Now, Raquel Villavicencio (currently seen in the villainous Donya Claudia in “Yagit”) has written a script based on this true story of babies breeding babies, to be helmed by Joel Lamangan, who wasn’t able to attend the story conference as he was rushed to the hospital due to dizziness and vertigo.

The “Tres Marias” title refer to three best friends: Maria Rosanna (Angelie Nicole Sanoy), Maria Aleta (Barbara Miguel) and Maria Suzette (Therese Malvar). All of them have won acting awards, Angelie for “Patikul”, Barbara for “Nuwebe” and Therese for “Huling Chacha ni Anita”. Angelie as Rosanna is the youngest and most innocent at 12. She’s the daughter of the barangay captain (Jim Pebanco) who’s so protective of her that she’ll rebel against him.

Barbara as Aleta is already pregnant at 13 when the story opens. She’s living in with Vincent Magbanua who’s 14. Therese as Suzette is 14 and the most sexually aware. She leaves the island to have an abortion in the city and returns with a German boyfriend in tow. Also in the cast are Sue Prado, Paolo Rivero, Ayen Laurel and new discoveries Jash Ezekiel and Juan Carlo. Playing a special role is Derrick Monasterio as a rich but aimless city boy who later helps the girls to achieve their dream of putting up a high school in their island.

“Tupang Ligaw” is an action-drama written and to be directed by komiks novelist Rod Santiago (“Agua Bendita”, “Babaeng Nawawala sa Sarili”, “Buhawi Jack”). This will star Matteo Guidicelli, the personal choice of Direk Rod because they’ve worked before in his “Agua Bendita” on ABS-CBN, as a peaceful man looking for his missing younger brother in a town controlled by a kingpin called El Diablo, played by Paolo Contis. Also in the cast are Bangs Garcia, Rico Barrera and child actor Francis Ryan Lim. The movie has an anti-violence message with the responsible use of guns as its advocacy. Both “Tres Marias” and “Tupang Ligaw” will be line produced by Dennis Evangelista.