Central Philippine University wins Best Film Award in Iloilo Contest

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The Central Philippine University-BS Advertising film entry, Kasugtanan “The Covenant”, recently won the Best Film Award in the 1st Iloilo Short Film Competition during the 2nd Iloilo International Film Festival.

The film, besting 26 other short films, is a story of unfading love of a groom to his bride. On the day of the supposed-to-be wedding celebration, the groom waits on the altar, as the casket of his beloved bride was brought to him on a funeral procession. He delivered his eulogy which is a promise to love until death.

“This film is a product of prayers,” said Sharlyn Joy S. Velasquez, writer and director of the film and faculty member of the BS-Advertising Program of the College of Business and Accountancy (CBA).

Actors in the play are Dora Jane Balleras , Pe Mark Abapo (the groom), Gretchen Legara (the bride), and Roland and Mariquit Dy Buco as Mr. And Mrs. Gonzales.

Other members of the production team are Jovette Aimee Barcelona, Ken Nacepo, Gracel Elidia, Mas Calma, Jeanil Sajo, Leah Prodigo, Diana Lyn Atienza, and Dr. Lenny Rose Mucho. The play was supported by Dr. Teresita E. Crucero, CBA dean and Dr. Teodoro C. Robles, president of CPU.

Published by Manila Bulletin, February 9, 2011


  1. We enjoyed every production minute we spent with the crew. It was an experience for us that opened new frontiers worth exploring – movie acting haha! Thank you for the pleasure of spending time with you all – from the minute we began working up to the penultimate moment of winning. It was such a blast! More power to you all, guys. God bless everyone. – Roland & Mariquit Dy Buco

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