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Jologs (DVD cover).jpg
The original DVD cover.
Directed by Gilbert Perez
Produced by
Screenplay by Ned Trespeces
Starring Diether Ocampo
Patrick Garcia
Vhong Navarro
Assunta de Rossi
John Prats
Jodi Sta. Maria
Baron Geisler
Dominic Ochoa
Onemig Bondoc
Julia Clarete
Michelle Bayle
Music by Jesse Lucas
Cinematography Miguel V. Fabulous III
Edited by Vito Cajili
Distributed by Star Cinema
Release dates
  • August 28, 2002 (2002-08-28)
Running time
110 minutes
Country Philippines
Language Filipino
Budget PhP. 2 million
Box office PhP. 74 million

Jologs (stylized as JOLOGS) is a 2002 Filipino teen, comedy-drama film directed by Gilbert Perez and released by Star Cinema.[1] The film featured an ensemble cast as well as cameos from well-known Filipino celebrities. Jologs is a Filipino derogatory slang that is used to describe a tawdry person who belongs to the lower class.


The first character shown is Ruben(John Prats). A college bading, his job at Pegasus (owned by Trigger played by Onemig Bondoc) is not nearly enough to pay his tuition. Having lost his scholarship on a technicality,Ruben resorts to burglary in order to cover his educational expenses. What ensues is a comedic overly choreographed fight-scene complete with wire work and overdone martial arts action.

Shona(Michelle Bayle) leaves her ovaries and her boy-toy (Mando played by Diether Ocampo) in order to return to work in Japan as an exotic dancer. Her predicament exemplifies the situation of every Filipino person who has come to the realization that life in the Philippines often does not allow the working person to earn money enough to save for a better living.

Cher(Baron Geisler) is a drag queen who, because of her sexuality, becomes the victim of violent homophobic aggression. His performance, while exaggeratedly comic, touches on the ugliness of homophobia and sexual discrimination. And yet the issue is never resolved, because Cher’s attackers are not punished for their hate crime. Neither is Shona condemned for abandoning her child in this instance of labor export from the Philippines, and the effects that it has on the people who must be left. Ruben’s moral and practical dilemma remains unresolved as well.

The lives of three couples: Iza(Assunta de Rossi) and Iñigo(Dominic Ochoa), Kulas(Vhong Navarro) and Joan(Julia Clarete), and Dino(Patrick Garcia) and Faith(Jodi Sta. Maria) deal with objectification, unrequited love, and first sexual experiences, respectively.


Main roles[edit]

Supporting roles[edit]

  • Bentong as Juanito
  • Nikki Valdez as Iza's friend
  • Denise Joaquin as Iza's friend
  • Sean Ignacio as Bryan
  • Farrah Florer as Violeta
  • Perla Bautista as Ruben's grandmother




The script for the film was selected for the top prize at the first annual Star Scriptwriting Contest.


The majority of the visual effects were handled by Roadrunner Network, Inc.. The titles were handled by Cinemagic. The films were printed by LVN Pictures.


The original film score of the film was composed and conducted by Jesse Lucas.

Jologs: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the official soundtrack album of the film published by Star Records. The soundtrack features songs from well-known Filipino artists including Roselle Nava, Gloc-9 and Piolo Pascual. The theme song entitled "Next In Line" was originally sung by Wency Cornejo of the band Afterimage, it was re-recorded specifically for the film by the band Stagecrew. Another track from the film is a song entitled "Jologs" performed by the rapper Gloc-9.


Box office[edit]

The film was released on August 28, 2002 and went on to gross PhP. 74 million in Philippine box office.


In review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, it has an approval rating of 60% and an average score of 4 out of 5 from users based on 67 reviews.

Home media[edit]

The Region-3 DVD of the film was released on January 17, 2006 by Star Home Video.


2003 Gawad Urian Awards[edit]

  • Nominated Best Actor for Vhong Navarro
  • Nominated Best Editing for Vito Cajili
  • Nominated Best Music for Jesse Lucas
  • Nominated Best Screenplay for Ned Trespeces


  1. ^ Jologs on cbcpworld, retrieved 19 March 2012 

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