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Joel Lamangan

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Joel Lamangan
Born (1952-09-21) September 21, 1952 (age 71)
Manila, Philippines
Occupation(s)Actor, Director
Years active1982–present
AwardsGolden Pyramid Award - Cairo Film Festival
1995 The Flor Contemplacion Story

Joel Lamangan (born September 21, 1952) is a Filipino film director, television director and actor. His award-winning films includes The Flor Contemplacion Story, Sidhi, Deathrow, Hubog, Aishte Imasu 1941, Blue Moon and Mano Po.

On August 19, 2008, Lamangan directed his first indie movie Walang Kawala produced by DMV Entertainment. It stars Polo Ravales and Joseph Bitangcol, with the special participation of Jean Garcia. Joel also directs Obra and will soon start shooting Desperadas 2. He started production for the next Sine Novela: Una Kang Naging Akin starring Angelika dela Cruz, Wendell Ramos, and Maxene Magalona.[1]

In the 2013 Elections, he ran as congressman for Cavite's 1st District under the Lakas-CMD/United Nationalist Alliance/Partido Magdalo. However he backed out in the race.

In 2013, Lamangan was named as the artistic director of Gantimpala Theater Foundation.[2] Lamangan will direct an original musical titled "Katipunan: Mga Anak ng Bayan" and it will star actors Sandino Martin and Anna Fegi.[3] The show toured in August and September 2013 around provinces of Manila to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Philippine hero, Andres Bonifacio.

Lamangan is a member of the Directors' Guild of the Philippines.[4]

Lamangan is a member of the international Order of DeMolay from Baja Chapter, Cavite City. He was conferred with the highest honor being a DeMolay to the rank of Legion of Honor on November 14, 2015, by the Grand Master Victor Antonio T. Espejo of the Supreme Council Order of DeMolay Philippines for outstanding leadership in his field of endeavor, for service to humanity, for success in fraternal life, including adult service to the Order of DeMolay. The Supreme Council Order of DeMolay is an appendant body of Freemasonry.

In 2023, Lamangan made his debut as an actor who played the supporting role as Roda, the main antagonist of the primetime series of FPJ's Batang Quiapo


Lamangan has been an activist since the 1960s. In the middle of the 1960s, he formed a Kabataang Makabayan chapter in Cavite City, where he once led a jeepney strike. He was imprisoned and tortured during martial law in 1973 and 1977.[5] He was among the organizers of the ML50 campaign in 2022, through which a series of activities were held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the declaration of martial law under the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos.[6]

He has directed a number of films that depicted social and political conditions in the Philippines. Sigwa (Rage) in 2010 depicted the life of activists who had taken part in the First Quarter Storm. Deadline:The Reign of Impunity in 2011 depicted killings of media people.[7] His 2009 film Dukot, which depicted the plight of desaparecidos, was screened in the US, Canada, and Hong Kong with the help of human rights organizations. The film was also screened at the Montreal World Film Festival.[5]


Film (as Director)[edit]

Year Title Production Company Notes Ref:
1991 Darna Viva Films
1992 Hiram na Mukha
Ngayon at Kailanman
1993 Ikaw
1994 Kadenang Bulaklak
Anghel Na Walang Langit
Kapantay Ay Langit
Pangako ng Kahapon
1995 Silakbo
The Flor Contemplacion Story
Muling Umawit ang Puso
1996 Bakit May Kahapon Pa?
1997 The Sarah Balabagan Story
1998 Pusong Mamon co-director with Eric Quizon
1999 Sidhi Crown Seven Ventures
Warat: Bibigay Ka Ba? Viva Films
Bulaklak ng Maynila
2000 Deathrow GMA Films
Abandonada Viva Films
2001 Hubog Regal Films
Mila Star Cinema
2002 Mano Po Regal Entertainment
2003 Filipinas Viva Films
Ang Huling Birhen sa Lupa
Walang Kapalit
2004 So... Happy Together Regal Films
Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita Regal Entertainment
Mano Po III: My Love
I Will Survive
2005 Ako Legal Wife (Mano Po 4?) Regal Entertainment
2006 Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di Regal Films
ZsaZsa Zaturnnah Ze Moveeh Regal Entertainment
Pacquiao: The Movie Star Cinema and FLT Films
Manay Po Regal Films
Blue Moon
2007 Bahay Kubo: A Pinoy Mano Po! Regal Entertainment
Desperadas Regal Films
Silip Seiko Films
Happy Hearts Regal Films
2008 Desperadas 2
Walang Kawala DMV Entertainment
Manay Po 2: Overload Regal Films
2009 Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love Regal Entertainment and Regal Multimedia
I Luv Dreamguyz
Heavenly Touch
Sagrada Familia
When I Met U Regal Entertainment, Regal Multimedia and GMA Films
2010 Sigwa
Mamarazzi Regal Films and Regal Multimedia
2011 Patikul
2012 The Mommy Returns Regal Entertainment
2013 Menor de Edad
The Bride and the Lover Regal Films
2014 Hustisya Likhang Silangan Entertainment
2015 Your Place or Mine? Viva Films [8]
Felix Manalo
2016 Fruits N' Vegetables: Mga Bulakboleros
Ang Lalakeng Nangarap na Maging Vilma Santos
Flashmob Romance
That Thing Called Tanga Na
Siphayo BG Productions International
2017 This Time I'll Be Sweeter
Bes and the Beshies
Bhoy Intsik FrontRow International
Foolish Love
2018 Rainbow's Sunset Heaven's Best Entertainment
The Significant Other
2020 Hindi tayo pwede Viva Films
Isa Pang Bahaghari
2021 Anak ng Macho Dancer
Bully'Kang: The First Adventure
Silab [9]
Lockdown [10]
Bekis on the Run Viva Films [11]
Deception Viva Films, Borracho
2022 Moonlight Butterfly 3:16 Media Network
Island of Desire Viva Films
Biyak 3:16 Media Network
Walker New Sunrise Films
Girl Friday Viva Films
Madawag ang landas patungong pag-asa
My Father, Myself 3:16 Media Network, Mentorque Productions
2023 Oras de Peligro Bagong Siklab Productions
Fall Guy 3:16 Media Network, Mentorque Productions Also co-writer with Troy Espiritu.
Lola Magdalena [12]
2024 Apo Hapon [13] [14]

Film (as Actor)[edit]

Year Title Role Production company Ref:
1988 Kumander Dante Cine Suerte
2018 School Service [15][16]

Television (as Director)[edit]

Year Title TV Network
1999-2000 Liwanag ng Hatinggabi GMA Network
2000 Maynila
2002-2003 Kung Mawawala Ka
2003 Narito ang Puso Ko
2005 Vietnam Rose ABS-CBN
2007 Asian Treasures (co-director) GMA Network
Sine Novela: Sinasamba Kita
2007-2008 Sine Novela: Pasan Ko ang Daigdig
2008 Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita
Sine Novela: Una Kang Naging Akin
2009 Sine Novela: Paano Ba ang Mangarap?
Adik Sa'Yo
2009-2010 Ikaw Sana
2010 Kahit Minsan Lang ABS-CBN
Sine Novela: Basahang Ginto GMA Network
Beauty Queen
2011 Magic Palayok
Pahiram ng Isang Ina
2012 Valiente TV5
Enchanted Garden
2013 Madam Chairman
2016 Bakit Manipis ang Ulap?
2018 Onanay GMA Network
Pamilya Roces
2020 Beauty Queens IWantTFC
2021 Tadhana GMA Network

Television (as Actor)[edit]

Year Title Role Notes TV Network
2016 Pepito Manaloto Arci Angeles Guest Role GMA Network
2023 FPJ's Batang Quiapo Rodolfo "Roda" Alcantara Supporting Role / Antagonist ABS-CBN

Awards and Nominations[edit]

FAP Awards
Year Category Nominated Work(s) Result
1995 Best Director Pangako ng Kahapon Won
1996 The Flor Contemplacion Story Won
2000 Bulaklak ng Maynila Won
2005 Aishite imasu(Mahal kita) 1941 Won
2006 Blue Moon Won
2008 Silip Nominated
2011 Sagrada Familia Nominated
2016 Felix Manalo Nominated
Metro Manila Film Festival
Year Category Nominated Work(s) Result
1995 Best Director Muling Umawit ang Puso Won
2002 Mano Po Won
2009 Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love Won


My Father, Myself Nominated
Cairo International Film Festival
Year Category Nominated Work(s) Result
1995 Golden Pyramid Award The Flor Contemplation Story Won
1997 Bakit may kahapon pa? Nominated
2001 Deathrow Nominated
Gawad Urian Awards
Year Category Nominated Work(s) Result
2007 Best Direction ZsaZsa Zaturnah Ze Moveeh Nominated
2015 Best Supporting Actor Violator Nominated
2018 Best Direction Bhoy Intsik Nominated
2019 Best Supporting Actor School Service Won


  1. ^ "PEP: Joel Lamangan directs his first indie movie". GMA News Online. August 20, 2008.
  2. ^ Ang, Walter (August 3, 2013). "Joel Lamangan is Gantimpala Theater's New Artistic Director". Inquirer. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
  3. ^ "Gantimpala Marks Bonifacio Sesquicentennial with 'Katipunan, Mga Anak ng Bayan'". Inquirer. August 17, 2013. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
  4. ^ Cupin, Bea (February 24, 2020). "Joel Lamangan on ABS-CBN shutdown threat: Who will tell the story of the Filipino?". Rappler. Retrieved September 3, 2023.
  5. ^ a b Guerrero, Amadís Ma (December 24, 2009). "Joel Lamangan: The director as activist". Philippine Star. Retrieved September 3, 2023.
  6. ^ "'ML50' campaign launched to commemorate 50th anniv of Martial Law declaration". ABS-CBN News. July 21, 2022. Retrieved September 3, 2023.
  7. ^ Maranan, Ed (December 5, 2011). "Film as advocacy (or truth-telling, the Lamangan/Ilagan way)". Philippine Star. Retrieved September 3, 2023.
  8. ^ "Bret to Andi: Your Place Or Mine?". Viva Entertainment. November 26, 2014.
  9. ^ Leah Salterio (July 9, 2021). "Joel Lamangan works with newcomers in Silab". philstar.com. Philippine Star.
  10. ^ "Paolo Gumabao Bibida sa pelikulang 'Lockdown' ni Joel Lamangan". news.abs-cbn. ABS-CBN News. June 8, 2021.
  11. ^ Jojo Gabinete (August 6, 2021). "Bekis On The Run not an ordinary gay movie". PEP.ph.
  12. ^ "Carlo San Juan on his character's name in 'Lola Magdalena'". PEP Troika. PEP.ph. May 1, 2023.
  13. ^ PEP Troika (February 13, 2024). "Direk Joel Lamangan amazed at Sakura Akiyoshi's acting". PEP.ph.
  14. ^ Robert Requintina (February 24, 2024). "Direk Joel Lamangan identifies difficult scene for female newcomers". mb.com.ph. Manila Bulletin.
  15. ^ "LOOK: Kevin Sagra begins shooting his daring movie with Joel Lamangan". GMA News Online. June 11, 2018.
  16. ^ Jocelyn Dimaculangan (July 2, 2018). "Joel Lamangan describes scene with Kevin Sagra as "Simulation of Bl*wj*b". PEP.ph. Philippine Entertainment Portal Inc.

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