Boots Plata

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Boots Plata
Manuel Guevarra Jr.

(1943-08-17)August 17, 1943
DiedNovember 2, 2011(2011-11-02) (aged 68)
Resting placeThe Heritage Park, Taguig
Other namesButse
Occupationmovie director, actor and writer
Years active1966-2003
Spouse(s)Dolores Guevarra

Boots Plata (August 17, 1943 – November 2, 2011) was a Filipino movie director and writer.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Born Marcelino Victoriano in Quezon City. Plata, who directed the 1999 blockbuster film Isusumbong Kita Sa Tatay Ko featuring Fernando Poe Jr. and Judy Ann Santos, had requested to be cremated. He had also asked for his ashes to be scattered in the Pasig River, according to long-time friend, showbiz columnist Ethel Ramos.

"Many are wondering why he chose the Pasig River; he must have had good memories of the place. Before he died, he also told his wife Dolor not to hold a wake for him. "What he wants is to hold a party," Ramos told The Philippine Daily Inquirer by phone.

Plata created over 10 films, mostly during the 1990s. His directorial debut was "Naked Island (Butil-Ulan) in 1984. He has also written two screenplays–"Bakit ‘Di Totohanin" (2001) and "Muling Ibalik ang Tamis ng Pag-ibig" (1998). He was assistant director to Joey Gosiengfiao in the sexy film "Nympha" (1980) and acting coach to the cast of "Mano Po 2: My Home" (2003).

Personal life[edit]

He was married with talent manager, Dolor Guevarra with 2 daughters, Jaypee and Anes Guevarra.



Title Year
Naked Island: Butil Ulan 1984
Take Home Girls 1984
Sex Object 1985
Killer vs. Ninja 1989
Si Lucio at si Miguel: Hihintayin Kayo Sa Langit 1992
Buddy en Sol: Sine Ito! 1992
Unang Tibok ng Puso 1992
Sana Naman 1996
Kung Alam Mo Lang 1996
Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita? 1996
Wanted: Perfect Murder 1997
Kulayin Natin Ang Bukas 1997
Muling Ibalik ang Tamis ng Pag-Ibig 1998
My Pledge of Love 1999
Honey, My Love, So Sweet 1999
Isusumbong Kita Sa Tatay Ko 1999
Weder-Weder Lang Yan 1999
Ayos Na Ang Kasunod 2000
Bakit 'Di Totohanin 2001
Pakisabi na Lang ... Mahal Ko Siya 2002

Dubbing Director[edit]

Title Year
Rosa Mistica 1987
Kambal Tuko 1988
Super Inday and the Golden Bibe 1988
Me and Ninja Liit 1988
Magic to Love 1989
Long Ranger and Tonton: Shooting Stars of the West 1989
Impaktita 1989
Kung Maibabalik Ko Lang 1989

Dubbing Supervisor[edit]

Title Year
Petrang Kabayo at Ang Pilyang Kuting 1988
Babaeng Hampaslupa 1988

Assistant Director[edit]

Title Year
Tisoy! 1977
Mahal Mo, Mahal Ko 1978
Salawahan 1979
Diborsyada 1979
Bedspacers 1979
Nympha 1980

Associate Director[edit]

Title Year
Dito Sa Puso Ko 1999


Title Year
Oh, Delilah! 1969
Make Laugh, Not War 1971
Luha Sa Bawat Awit 1971
Ibulong Mo Sa Diyos 1988


Title Year
Alaala ng Pag-Ibig 1971
Muling Ibalik Ang Tamis ng Pag-Ibig 1998
Bakit 'Di Totohanin 2001

Acting Coach[edit]

Title Year
Mano 2: My Home 2003

Production Manager[edit]

Title Year
Mano Po 2002

Production Designer[edit]

Title Year
Hagkan Mo Ang Dugo Sa Kamay ni Venus 1977


Plata had his left leg amputated on December 16 last year as a complication to diabetes. An online report said a tumor was removed from one of Plata’s kidneys in 2007. However, biopsy conducted at the Capitol Medical Center said it was benign.

Cancer had already spread to his lungs and brain when it was diagnosed early this year, Ramos said. Plata refused to undergo chemotherapy two months ago, she added.


Plata succumbed to cancer at the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City. He was 68 and a diabetic who was diagnosed with lung cancer earlier in 2011.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Film director Boots Plata dies | Inquirer Entertainment". 2011-11-02. Retrieved 2011-12-21.