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MANILA, Philippines — Film classics at Quiapo: Who says most of our local film classics are either missing or have been lost for good?
Those in the dark have only to make a trip to Quiapo, where pirated DVD copies of classic Filipino movies are available on the streets of Manila’s most famous landmark.
A friend recently gifted me with a clear copy of “Orapronobis,” which he scored from the vendors of Manila’s pirates’ den.
“Orapronobis” is the late director Lino Brocka’s masterpiece on human rights violations in the Philippines during the Marcos years. It was screened and well received in Cannes, starring Phillip Salvador and Gina Alajar.
My friend says many more copies of classic Tagalog films can be purchased for as low as 10 pesos a copy in Quiapo, although he’s disheartened not having found yet a copy of his childhood favorites “Escarlata,” “Banaue,” “Patria Adorada,” “Maruja,” or “Morena Martir.”