Joel Lamangan

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Joel Lamangan
Born (1952-09-21) September 21, 1952 (age 65)
Manila, Philippines
Occupation Actor
Years active 1982 - present
Awards Golden Pyramid - Cairo Film Festival
1995 The Flor Contemplacion Story

Joel Lamangan (born September 21, 1952) is a Filipino film director, television director and actor. He rose to fame in the early 1990s as an auteur dramatic filmmaker. 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 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 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 last 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.




  • Mano Po 8: My Great Love


  • Fruits N' Vegetables: Mga Bulakboleros
  • Ang Lalakeng Nangarap na Maging Vilma Santos
  • Flashmob Romance (2016 MMFF New Wave Section)
  • That Thing Called Tanga Na
  • Siphayo





  • Desperadas 2
  • Walang Kawala
  • Manay Po 2: Overloaded




  • Ako Legal Wife (Mano Po 4?)






  • Deathrow
  • Abandonada


Most of the films were produced by Viva Films.

  • Bulaklak ng Maynila (1999)
  • Warat: Bibigay ka ba? (1999)
  • Sidhi (1999)
  • Pusong Mamon (1999) (co-directed with Eric Quizon)
  • The Sarah Balabagan Story (1997)
  • Bakit May Kahapon Pa? (1996)
  • Muling Umawit ang Puso (1995)
  • The Flor Contemplacion Story (1995)
  • Silakbo (1995)
  • Pangako ng kahapon (1994)
  • Kapantay ay langit (1994)
  • Anghel na walang langit (1994)
  • Kadenang Bulaklak (1994)
  • Ikaw (1993)
  • Ngayon at Kailanman (1992)
  • Hiram na Mukha (1992)
  • Darna (1991)

Television projects[edit]


Frequently works with
  • Actors/Actress - Creatures
    • Jim Pebanco
    • Tony Mabesa
    • Maricel Soriano
    • Jay Manalo
  • Writers -
    • Roy C. Iglesias
    • Ricardo Lee
    • Dinno Erece


Metro Manila Film Festival[edit]

Year Category Work Result
1995 Best Director Muling Umawit ang Puso[5] Won
2002 Mano Po[6] Won
2009 Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love[7] Won


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