Lobo, Batangas is a sacred haven for action and drama director Francis “Jun” Posadas.
Jun’s romance with Lobo started when he started directing films like “Tampisaw” and “Masarap na Pugad” which both starred Aleck Bovick and whose productions were initiated by investors from Batangas.
Many of Posadas’ sets of his films, if not shot in Cavite (where he hails from) or Palawan, were back dropped in Lobo. Until now, Francis loves Lobo so much he utilizes the coastal community as a milieu of his movies.
As he and his fellow filmmaker Danny Marquez direct a historical film “Balangiga 1901” about the Balangiga massacre in Eastern Samar at the turn of the century being recreated in Lobo, Francis and Danny on the side, adapt some interesting artifacts of the town to enforce a local color like crabs in the swamps of Lobo.
In his Facebook pages, Posadas excitedly informed his presence in Lobo and the employment of these crabs in their film. “Magandang umaga po sa lahat. Sino may gusto ng pulutan? Alimangong bakawan at sinaing na tulingan ng (Good morning to all. Who wants aperitifs? Crabs from swamps and cooked fish from) Lobo, Batangas,” greeted Francis.
“Mga artistang Alimangon Bakawan, pagkatapos ng shooting, ganap na silang pulutan (Crab actors from the swamps are already aperitifs after we shot them),” the director happily announced.