Basic Information: Directed: Pablo Santiago; Screenplay: Tommy David; Cast: Jun Aristorenas, Max Alvarado, Lito Legaspi, Vilma Santos, Anita Linda, German Moreno, Charmie Benavides, Jun Santos, Ruben Ramos, Johnny Rio, Angel Confiado, Tony Beso, Martin Marfil; Executive producer: Jun Aristorenas; Cinematography: Joe Batac Jr.
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Film Achievement: Adapted from comics, Vilma Veinte-Nueve (1974-1975) was written by Cris R. Marcelino and illustrated by Vir G. Flores for Aliwan Komiks (Aliwan Komiks ).
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The Balisong-wielding Batangueña Fighter – “…Vilma Santos, the Batanguena: However, the most telling evidence of how well a person can suit language and lifestyle lies in Vilma Santos-Recto, who now peppers her conversations with traditional Batangueño lines spoken with the right attitude. Vilma has taken to calling friends as Ka Nitoy or Ka Celia, Ka being a term of endearment among Batangas old-timers. Ka is also used as a term of respect to another person, usually older. In the late ’70s, Vilma acted in a film called “Vilma Veinte Nueve (29)” where she played a balisong-wielding fighter of a character. She was Batangueña, but of course…” – Nestor Cuartero, Manila Bulletin, 27 January 2017 (READ MORE)
The Blade That Defines Batangueño – “…The balisong is our identity, Ona said. It defines us as Batanguenos. We can’t just let the industry die because of politics and cell phones. Through his business which is known all over the world, Ona is doing his best to help revive the industry by producing collectors’ type balisong and constantly improving on the the quality of the knife which has become his passion. Balisong is not only my passion, it is also a fascination,” he said. “In 1970, this fan knife saved my life from an attacker who retreated after he saw how fast I was with my balisong, and realized that his small weapon was no match for my bigger fan knife…” – Mei Magsino (READ MORE)
Juanito “Jun” Aristorenas (May 7, 1933–2000) was a Filipino actor, director, dancer, producer and writer. Aristorenas was known for his western roles, and has topbilled cowboy’ movies such as Sagupaan ng mga Patapon, Dugong Tigre, Apat na Bagwis. As an actor, Aristorenas has performed in movies such as Danilo Ronquillo: Cavite Boy, released in 1965, in which he portrayed Danilo Ronquillo, Rico Solitaryo (1966), and Bale-bale Kung Lumaban (1964). As a movie director, he has worked on movies such as Matalino man ang matsing na-iisahan din!, released in 2000, Cara y Cruz: Walang Sinasanto! (1996), and Marami Ka Pang Kakaining Bigas (1994). Aristorenas has also written the story of “Matalino man ang matsing na-iisahan din!”, released in 2000 (Wikipedia).
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