Baler (Collector’s Edition)

Baler (Collector's Edition)

2008 Metro Manila Film Fest Grand Winner: Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Best Production Design.

Baler is a tale of the overwhelming love of a young Filipina named Feliza Reyes (Anne Curtis) and a Spanish-Filipino soldier, Celso Resurrecion (Jericho Rosales).

This movie is set during the Siege of Baler, the battle that took place in 1898 between the Filipino forces and the 57-man rifle battalion of the Spanish military.

Feliza is the beautiful daughter of Nanding (Phillip Salvador), the leader of the rebel movement whose goal is to completely wipe out the Spanish soldiers stationed in the town of Baler.

This is precisely why she and Celso have to keep their love a secret.

Nanding can never accept Celso, a half-Indio, half-Spanish soldier who chooses to serve the enemy rather than the movement that’s fighting for independence and freedom.

Feliza is in love with the man her father despises.

Who and what could stop the two young people who are madly in love with each other?

As the war continues, Celso and Feliza struggle for the autonomy of their love even if both of them are torn between their strong feelings for each other and their loyalty to their chosen path.

Celso’s allegiance is still with the Spanish army while Feliza has to respect her father’s ongoing fight with the Spanish soldiers.

Eventually, Celso’s love for Feliza rises above anything else because his loyalty belongs to where his love is.

He decides to desert the Spanish troops and reunite with Feliza, even as he knows that it means his own death.

While we are drawn to this endearing story of love that knows no time, place and race, we are also taken back to the past to take a peek into what transpired behind the walls of the church of Baler.

This is where the last Spanish contingent (who were not aware that the war had actually ended) heroically defended Baler against the Filipino forces for 337 grueling days.

Baler is a story of conflict, betrayal, suffering, self-preservation, obstinacy and self-interest.

It is also about heroism, courage, love of freedom, patriotism, endurance, chivalry, humanity— and, above all, about love in a time of war, the story of Feliza and Celso.

Directed by Mark Meily.


  • behind the scenes,
  • history of Baler featurette,
  • character vignettes,
  • set tour: recreating the church of baler, 1898,
  • photo gallery,
  • theatrical trailers,
  • Baler TV spots,
  • bloopers,
  • deleted scenes,
  • music video of Sarah Geronimo featuring “Ngayon, Bukas at Kailanman”, and
  • postcards from the Movie Baler.


  • Anne Curtis
  • Jericho Rosales
  • Phillip Salvador
  • Baron Geisler
  • Carlo Aquino
  • Rio Locsin

Baler (Collector’s Edition) is available at, The World’s Tagalog Movies Store


Desperadas – Tagalog Movie

A story of four beautiful half-sisters with different idiosyncracies and issues on family and relationships, it portrays the Filipino woman’s many trials and how copes with lifes unending ups and downs but in the end realizes that all she really needs is love.

The “DESPERADAS” are caught up in a new mix up of dizzying issues: Courtney (Marian Rivera) is torn between having a baby and her flourishing fashion career, Stephanie (Iza Calzado) finds herself struggling with a lot of adjustments with the “Mommy Lifestyle”, Isabella (Ruffa Gutierrez) still denies her insatiable appetite for Vito’s attention and consistently maintains her love-hate relationship with him. Patricia (Ruffa Mae Quinto) believes to have found her Mr. Right –the smooth talking heartthrob Congressman Fely! As they continue to collide head-on with their quirky dilemmas, the four lovely sisters will discover a shocking truth about their family that they’re really unprepared for.

The film by respected Director Joel Lamangan showcases the country’s most captivating and stylish actresses today in unforgettable roles set to make the audience laugh, cry and be entertained.

Desperadas (All they need is love) will touch the audience in a light but endearing way as they relate to the situations and lives of the characters.

A must-see movie for everyone who believes that in this world, all they really need is ….Love.

  • Ruffa Gutierrez
  • Rufa Mae Quinto
  • Marian Rivera
  • Iza Calzado
  • Wendell Ramos
  • Will Devaughn
  • Ogie Alcasid
  • TJ Trinidad
  • Nova Villa

Available at – The World’s Tagalog Movies Store.