Work on the movie “Malvar,” the life story of Gen. Miguel Malvar, has come to a halt temporarily due to the eruption of Taal Volcano.
Filming was earlier scheduled in Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal, according to JMV Film Production producer, Atty. Jose Malvar Villegas, Jr. Still, their shoot in the Visayas will go as planned.
“Malvar” is meant for submission to the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2020.
When Taal erupted in 1911 which killed more than a thousand people, General Malvar led the relief operations. Since two weeks ago, JMV Film Productions has distributed 20,000 pieces of surgical face masks to people affected by the latest eruption.
“Malvar” is topbilled by Sen. Manny Pacquiao. The all-star cast is under the supervision of Camarines Sur Vice Gov. Imelda Papin.
The movie will also show the lives of Visayan heroes as Gen. Pantaleon Villegas, Graciano Lopez Jaena, Gen. Teresa Magbanua, Gen. Alcadio Maxilom, Gen. Aniceto Lacson, Gen. Julio Diaz, Gen. Juan Araneta, Gen. Mateo Luga, Gen. Gavino Sepulveda, Gen. Pantaleon Del Rosario, Col. Eugenio Daza, Gen. Vicente Lucban, Gen. Martin Delgado, Gen. Quintin Salas, Gen. Leandro Fullon, and Ramon Avencena.