Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story

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Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story
Manila kingpin movie poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Tikoy Aguiluz
Gary dela Cruz (uncredited)
Produced by Leonard Villalon
Maylyn Villalon-Enriquez
Written by Roy Iglesias
Rey Ventura
Starring Jeorge "E.R." Estregan
Carla Abellana
Phillip Salvador
John Regala
Ronnie Lazaro
Baron Geisler
Music by Nonong Buencamino
Cinematography Carlo Mendoza
Edited by Jason Cahapay
Ryan Orduña
Mirana Medina-Bhunjun
Scenema Concept International
Distributed by VIVA Films
Release date
  • December 25, 2011 (2011-12-25)
Running time
120 minutes
Country Philippines
Language Tagalog
Budget 70 million (estimated)
Box office ₱38.43 Million (as of January 7, 2012 - MMFF season)
₱50 Million (4 weeks) [1]

Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story is a 2011 multi-awarded Filipino biographical-crime film, winning 11 awards at the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival.[2] Produced by Scenema Concept International released by VIVA Films and under the direction of Tikoy Aguiluz, the film stars Jeorge "E.R." Estregan in the title role, with Carla Abellana and Phillip Salvador.


Manila Kingpin is based on the story of the notorious Tondo, Manila, gang leader Nicasio "Asiong" Salonga whose true-to-life accounts had been portrayed in several movie versions since 1961 (starring Joseph Estrada). It is also the first Filipino major film produced in black-and-white in the 21st century as well as the returning action genre movie.

Manila Kingpin is the replacing entry to the original projects "Mr. Wong" (starring Robin Padilla) and "Hototay" (Regal Films, starring Nora Aunor), after the latter two had backed out from the event.




Award Giving Body Award Result
37th Metro Manila Film Festival[3]
Best Picture Won
Best Festival Supporting Actor Won, ("John Regala")
Best Festival Director Won, ("Tikoy Aguiluz")
Best Editing Won, (Jason Canapay and Ryan Orduña) [4]
Best Festival Original Story Won, ("Mel del Rosario")
Best Festival Screenplay Won, (Roy Iglesias)
Best Festival Original Theme Song Won, ("La Paloma by Ely Buendia")
Best Festival Cinematography Won, ("Carlo Mendoza")
Best Festival Sound Recording Won, ("Mike Idioma")
Best Festival Musical Score Won, ("Jessie Lazaten")
Best Production Design Won, ("Fritz Siloria, Mona Soriano, and Ronaldo Cadapan")
Gatpuno Villegas Cultural Award Won
Best Festival Actor Nominated
Best Festival Visual Effects Nominated
Best Festival Float Nominated
Best Festival Original Story Nominated
28th PMPC Star Award Movie Director of the Year Won ("Tikoy Aguiluz")
Movie Actor of the Year Won ("Jeorge Estregan")
Movie Supporting Actor of the Year Won ("Baron Geisler")
Movie Original Screenplay of the Year Nominated
Movie Cinematographer of the Year Won ("Carlo Mendoza")
Movie Editor of the Year Won ("Jason Canapay & Ryan Orduna")
Movie Production Designer of the Year Won ("Fritz Silorio, Mona Soriano, Ronaldo Cadapan")
Movie Musical Scorer of the Year Won ("Jessie Lazaten")
Movie Original Theme Song of the Year Won ("Hari ng Tondo")
Golden Screen Awards 2012
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role-Drama, Musical or Comedy Nominated ("John Regala")
Best Cinematographer Won ("Carlo Mendoza")
Best Editing Nominated ("Jason Canapay, Ryan Orduna")
Best Production Design Nominated ("Fritz Silorio, Mona Soriano, Ronaldo Cadapan")
Best Sound Nominated ("Albert Michael Idioma")
Best Original Sounds Nominated ("Albert Michael Idioma")
Gawad Pasado Awards 2012
PINAKAPASADOng Aktor Won (Jeorge Estregan)
PINAKAPASADOng Disenyong Pamproduksyon Won ("Fritz Silonio")
PINAKAPASADOng Paglalapat ng Tunog Won ("Albert Michael Idioma")
60th FAMAS Awards 2012
Best Picture Won [5]
Best Actor Won (Jeorge Estregan)
Best Supporting Actor Won Baron Geisler
Best Editing Won ("Jason Cahapay, Mirana Medina-Bhunjun, Ryan Orduña")
Best Cinematography Won(Carlo Mendoza)
Best Themesong Won (Denise Barbacena), Gloc-9
Best Screenplay Won ("Roy Iglesias,Rey Ventura")
Best Director Won ("Tikoy Aguiluz")



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