Virgin Forest

Virgin Forest is a 1985 Filipino period film[3] directed by Peque Gallaga. A self-described B-movie, it stars Sarsi Emmanuel, who plays a barrio lass of Chinese ancestry; Miguel Rodriguez, as a Filipino-Spanish illustrado; and, Abel Jurado, who plays the lover of Sarsi's character.

Virgin Forest
Directed byPeque Gallaga[1]
Screenplay byRosauro Q. de la Cruz
Story byT.E. Pagaspas
Produced byLily Yu Monteverde
CinematographyConrado Baltazar
Edited byJess Navarro
Music byJaime Fabregas[2]
Release date
  • January 22, 1985 (1985-01-22)


The film is set in the 1900s during the First Philippine Republic.[4] Macabebe soldiers are trying to capture Emilio Aguinaldo.[1] Alfonisto (Miguel Rodriguez) and Chayong (Sarsi Emmanuel) are caught up in this pursuit and in a love triangle. In the end, Aguinaldo is captured and the Macabebe soldiers are killed.



  1. ^ a b Deocampo, Nick (2017). Sine Gabay: A Film Study Guide. Anvil Publishing, Inc. ISBN 978-621-420-179-2. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  2. ^ San Diego Jr, Bayani (22 May 2018). "Keeping score with Jaime Fabregas". Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  3. ^ Baumgärtel, Tilman (2012). Southeast Asian Independent Cinema: Essays, Documents, Interviews. Hong Kong University Press. ISBN 978-988-8083-60-2. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  4. ^ Marcelo, Sam L (8 May 2020). "Oro, Plata, Mata director Peque Gallaga, 76 | BusinessWorld". Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  5. ^ Arts Monthly. Cultural Center of the Philippines. 1982. Retrieved 8 August 2020.

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