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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

May 1, 2016

Director Cesar Evangelista Buendia Comes Up With 'Diyos-Diyosan', A Movie Aimed To Help Viewers Vote Wisely In The Coming Elections

CESAR EVANGELISTA BUENDIA is a writer-director of advocacy films that carry important messages about our society, like “Idol: Pag-asa ng Bayan”, “Padre de Pamilya” and “Agawan Base”. He now comes up with another socially significant movie, “Diyos-Diyosan”, that opens in theaters on May 4 and aims to help the public to vote wisely in the coming national elections.

“Before they vote, I urge the public to watch the movie first,” says Direk Cesar. “It will help them open their eyes on choosing what a true leader should be and who is the one most deserving of their vote.”

What is the story all about? “It starts in 1986 and ends in 2020. John Prats as Bernard is the brilliant senior high school student of Princess Punzalan as Estrel, a teacher who is Marxist-Leninist and doesn’t believe in God. Her husband, Lorenzo Mara, is a political prisoner who met the Lord while in prison. Princess joined the underground movement and while serving in Cotabato, she herself met the Lord. John has a big gap with his dad, who didn’t attend his graduation to see him get a medal. He becomes bitter and gets involved in the death of a neophyte from hazing with their fraternity. Later on, he becomes a senator, a very corrupt one, and decides to run for president. Meantime, Princess has become a missionary who preaches God’s word and they meet again, the teacher and the student whose situations in life have now been reversed.”

Why is the film’s title “Diyos-Diyosan”? “It’s about people who believe so much in themselves and become so hungry for power, just like John’s character in the film. He thinks he can be a god himself. Gusto niyang maging diyos-diyosan. But the film is also about our real God and Creator and shows His unending love for us and His boundless mercy that can cause real change in each of us, if we’d only open ourselves up to Him.”

So if you’re looking for a very meaningful film that tackles reality situations concerning our country, don’t miss “Diyos-Diyosan” to be shown in SM and Waltermart Theatres nationwide starting on Wednesday.