Ang Supremo

Ang Supremo (lit. 'The Supremo') is a 1988 Filipino action film directed by Joey del Rosario and starring Ramon Revilla as the titular supremo. It also stars Chat Silayan, Eddie Garcia, Jean Saburit, Rommel Valdez, and Miguel Rodriguez.

Ang Supremo
Directed byJoey del Rosario
Produced byGP
Written byAlex M. Suñga
StarringRamon Revilla
Music byVehnee Saturno
CinematographyDanny Bustos
Edited bySegundo Ramos
GP Films
Release date
  • July 21, 1988 (1988-07-21)

Produced by GP Films, the film was released on July 21, 1988. Critic Lav Diaz gave Ang Supremo a mixed review, criticizing the film's confusing setting as to whether or not it is about the historical Hukbalahap guerrilla group or the contemporary New People's Army, though he still considered it an adequate action film. Eddie Infante won the Film Academy of the Philippines Award for Best Supporting Actor.


The poster for Ang Supremo notes that the film has "a cast of [t]housands".[1]


Ang Supremo was released on July 21, 1988, with free diver's watches and T-shirts handed out to early moviegoers in Metro Manila.[1]

Critical responseEdit

Lav Diaz, writing for the Manila Standard, criticized the unclear setting of Ang Supremo's story as to whether or not it is about the defunct Hukbalahap, a socialist guerilla group formed during World War II, or the contemporary New People's Army, the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines. Diaz also pointed out that the film never used the word "Huk" or any other term referring to the Hukbalahap, adding to the confusion. However, he stated that Ang Supremo is still a fine action film, commending its contextualization of rebellions as chiefly caused by people's suffering in rural areas.[2]


Group Category Name Result
1989 FAP Awards Best Supporting Actor Eddie Infante[3][4] Won


  1. ^ a b "Grand Opening Today". Manila Standard. Standard Publications, Inc. July 21, 1988. p. 14. Retrieved August 19, 2020. Free! Free! Divers Watches And T-Shirts For Early Lucky Patrons!
  2. ^ Diaz, Lav (July 30, 1988). "Malabong kuwento" [Vague story]. Manila Standard (in Filipino). Standard Publications, Inc. p. 14. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  3. ^ Villanueva, Nena Z. (April 9, 1989). "Amy, Philip grab FAP awards". Manila Standard. Kagitingan Publications, Inc. p. 16. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  4. ^ Philippine Almanac Book of Facts 1990. Aurora Publications. 1990. p. 451. ISBN 971-588-000-2. Retrieved August 19, 2020.

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