Action-drama film director Francis “Jun” Posadas might be a Caviteño by heart but his Batangas love connection is as wide and as huge as the Pacific Ocean.
It is this premise that Jun Posadas has endeared a lot of Batangueñas and Batangueños not only to his film but to his person as well.
Jun’s romance with Lobo, Batangas started when he shot the first three films of Aleck Bovick, namely “Kaulayaw,” “Tampisaw” and “Masarap na Pugad” under Tri-Vision Films and Angora Films, the two movie companies owned and operated by the Manalos who are from Lobo.
Since then, Posadas has established his personal rapport with the Manalos and even if the film factories are inactive in moviemaking at this point, the popular male director has been enjoying aesthetics and filmmaking support from the family.
When Lobo had plans of coming out with a documentary film on the rise of the town to tourist haven, Francis was the one contacted by the Manalos to do the whole project. It’s more than the professional link that Posadas has created but the “kumpare” system between showbiz and business.
After the doc project, Jun is back to Lobo to do another non-fiction film, again with the artistic backup of the Manalos.
In his Facebook pages, Jun shouted out:
“Good morning Lobo and to everyone. In continuous editing of our project.”
During Jun’s stay in Lobo was the same excursion and beach time for entertainment writers Gorgy Rula and Gerry Olea who stayed in a resort for the celebration of Gorgy’s son’s birthday. The event, by the way, was an independent occasion from the gigs Jun has been doing.
Meanwhile, the other towns in Batangas Province — Bauan and San Pascual — have been seeing Jun more often because of film projects to promote their economic and cultural traditions.
Lately, the action filmmaker had talked with Congressman Raneo Abu to make his district more tourism viable.