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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.

Dec 14, 2021



DIREK ROMAN S. PEREZ JR., who did the hit sex-and-violence movies “Adan”, “Taya”, “The Housemaid” and “House Tour”, has come up with another hard hitting flick, “Siklo”, starring daring newcomers Cristine Bermas, Vince Rillon, Aya Misola and social influencer Rob Guinto in her first movie. 

The title has a double meaning. “Siklo” can refer to the cycle of life but in the movie, it also refers to “motorsiklo” since the lead character played by Vince Rillon is a delivery driver or courier who relies on his motorcycle to do his job. 

Direk Roman says he has a sister who is in the food business and they meet a lot of grab drivers.


He interviewed a lot of them about their life and work and this is his tribute to them. He then asked his brother, Ronald, to write the full script then submitted it to Viva which then greenlighted the project.  

Vince Rillon plays Ringo, a grab driver who gets involved with Christine Bermas as Samara, one of his customers. 

Theirs is forbidden love since Samara is the kept woman of a corrupt religious group leader, Pastor Boy (Joko Diaz), who uses his church to get money from his followers which he then stashes away through money laundering. 

Pastor Boy might be preaching about God and love but when he discovers that his mistress is having an affair with a delivery boy, he goes berserk and tries to ruin their life by implicating Ringo in some illegal activities. He also beats up Samara. 

Ringo then asks Samara to run away with him so can they hide and start life anew somewhere, far from the clutches of the vengeful Pastor Boy. 

But they didn’t know that as they get away, they have taken the money that Pastor Boy stole from his religious group. 

This outrages the leader of their religious group, Amang Pablo (Joonee Gamboa), who orders that the runaway lovers be hunted down and this leads to a violent showdown and a climactic bloodbath.  

Christine says she enjoyed shooting the movie with Direk Roman. 

“I saw his movie ‘Taya’ at gandang-ganda ako and I told myself na sana mabigyan ako ng chance to work with him kasi magaling siyang gumawa ng movie,” she says.  

“Swerte, heto, binigay naman agad and I’m very thankful as I really enjoyed the experience.” 

Christine is a former member of the all girl sing-and-dance group called Bella Donnas. 

She was introduced in “Silab” directed by Joel Lamangan, who then got her again to do two more movies with him, “Ang Huling Bakla sa Balat-Lupa” and “Moonlight Butterfly”, which have yet to be shown. 

Didn’t she have any qualms about doing the nude love scenes she did with Vince Rillon in “Siklo”? 

“No, kasi unang-una pinasok ko ito and I’m very thankful that they gave me the chance to show my talent,” she says. 

“I have much confidence in myself and I've always known I can do a lot more. Also, comfortable naman ako with Vince kasi we’ve worked three times na before, so para na lang kaming naglalaro in front of the camera.”

'SIKLO' will start streaming on Vivamax on January 7, 2022.