LOOK: ‘Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral’ comes to life with 19th century-style portraits

/ 02:39 PM November 16, 2017

Philippine history will have another live re-imagining with Jerrold Tarog’s “Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral.”

“Goyo” is the sequel to the historical biopic “Heneral Luna.” Both are directed by Jerrold Tarog.


Gregorio del Pilar, nicknamed “Goyo,” was one of the youngest generals during the Philippine Revolution and the Philippine-American War. He was a loyal protege of Emilio Aguinaldo.

To promote the movie, characters portraits were revealed with a dated 19th-century look.

Paulo Avelino plays the young general; his boyish good looks have earned him the title “Baeyani.”

gregorio del pilar

Image: Facebook/@goyoangbatangheneral

gregorio del pilar, paulo avelino

Image: Facebook/@goyoangbatangheneral

Reprising their roles as historical figures are Mon Confiado (Pres. Emilio Aguinaldo), Epy Quizon (Apolinario Mabini), and Benjamin Alves (Manuel L. Quezon).

mon confiado, emilio aguinaldo

Image: Facebook/@goyoangbatangheneral

Image: Facebook/@goyoangbatangheneral

Image: Facebook/@goyoangbatangheneral

Rafa Siguion-Reyna steps up as Goyo’s brother Julian del Pilar. 

julian del pilar, goyo

Image: Facebook/@goyoangbatangheneral

The general’s love interests include Emilio Aguinaldo’s sister Felicidad (Empress Schuck) and his last love Remedios Nable Jose (Gwen Zamora).

Image: Facebook/@goyoangbatangheneral

Image: Facebook/@goyoangbatangheneral

The film is produced by Fernando Ortigas and E.A. Rocha, and premieres in 2018. /ra


‘Goyo’ begins


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