'Bato' biopic showing in cinemas this Jan. 30 | Inquirer Entertainment

‘Bato’ biopic, top billed by Robin Padilla, slated for showing in cinemas on Jan. 30

/ 09:50 AM January 22, 2019
Robin Padilla

Image: Instagram/@pamilyapadill

Action star Robin Padilla recently revealed to his fans the release date of “Bato: The Gen. Ronald dela Rosa Story”—the biopic of former Philippine National Police chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, which Padilla will be top billing.

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) recently warned that biopics of candidates shown during the election campaign period will be prosecuted for violation of election laws.


The movie’s nationwide release on Jan. 30, however, comes ahead of the scheduled campaign period for senators and party-list groups in the 2019 elections, which begins on Feb. 12. Dela Rosa is gunning for a Senate seat in the May 13 elections.

Padilla shared a poster of the biopic via Instagram yesterday, Jan. 21, with actress Beauty Gonzalez as his wife in the movie.


“Bato Bato sa Langit ang tamaan wag magalit!” quipped Padilla.

Padilla has been teasing his fans with posts on social media regarding the movie weeks before is showing.

He recently shaved his head for the role and shared a teaser of the movie on Instagram last Jan. 7, earning praises from fans and celebrities such as Angel Locsin and Vhong Navarro.

The biopic is directed by Adolfo Alix Jr. of “Madilim ang Gabi”, “Mrs.” and “4 Days,” among others.  /ra


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