Historical feature Malvar, which is based on the life story of Gen. Miguel Malvar, was supposed to start filming in Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal. But due Taal Volcano’s eruption, a calamity that is believed to take a long time of recovery, producer JMV Film Production producer, led by Atty. Jose Malvar Villegas, Jr., would have to consider a different date.
Villegas, who is also the founder of Citizen Crime Watch (CCW) and Katipunan Kontra-Krimen at Korupsyon (KKK), said that the location shooting in Visayas pushes through to meet the target deadline of Malvar in the inclusion to Metro Manila Film festival (MMFF) 2020.
In 1911, Taal Volcano erupted that caused more or less 1,135 lives of Filipinos, Gen. Miguel Malvar led the relief operations on attending the victims in time the great general went back as civilian after the Filipino-American War.
Malvar, according to Villegas, will be topbilled by Sen. Manny Pacquiao, with an all-star cast under the supervision of the president of Actors Guild of the Philippines and Camarines Sur Vice Gov. Imelda Papin.
The movie will also show the lives of Visayan heroes such as Gen. Pantaleon Villegas, Graciano Lopez Jaena, Gen. Teresa Magbanua, Gen. Alcadio Maxilom, Gen. Aniceto Lacson, Gen. Julio Diaz, Gen. Juan Araneta, Gen. Mateo Luga, Gen. Gavino Sepulveda, Gen. Pantaleon Del Rosario, Col. Eugenio Daza, Gen. Vicente Lucban, Gen. Martin Delgado, Gen. Quintin Salas, Gen. Leandro Fullon, and Ramon Avencena.
Meanwhile, JMV Film Productions is distributing 20,000 pieces of surgical face masks to the victims of Taal Volcano eruption for their protection from the danger of ash falls.
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