Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo

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Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo
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Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo movie poster
Directed by Jose Javier Reyes
Written by Jose Javier Reyes
Starring Judy Ann Santos
Ryan Agoncillo
Gina Pareño
Gloria Diaz
Ariel Ureta
Distributed by Star Cinema
Release date
  • December 25, 2007 (2007-12-25)
Country Philippines
Language Filipino
Box office ₱122.9 million
(as of January 12, 2008)

Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo (Choked, Maybe, Help Me!), a romantic comedy movie released by Star Cinema, is an official entry to the 33rd Metro Manila Film Festival - Philippines. This is the sequel of the 2006 film Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo with Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo reprising their roles. There were some scenes filmed in Spain. Santos and Agoncillo were in attendance during the California and Hawaii international premieres.


Angie (Judy Ann Santos) and Jed (Ryan Agoncillo) are first-time parents who experience the joys and pains of raising a child. They realize that parenthood is extremely demanding and learn to sacrifice their own interests for their baby. Four years later Jed realises that he and Angie still have not been on a honeymoon he decides to take Angie to Barcelona, At first Angie protests against the honeymoon but decides to go and leaves their child with their friends Kaye and Dodie. When their mothers (Gloria Diaz and Gina Pareño) hear of the couple's departure, the grandmothers each take turns caring of the child.

After Jed and Angie return from their trip, the duo must deal with their mothers' personal issues. They realize that only after they've fulfilled their roles as children can they understand the true meaning of what it is to be a parent.[1]

Cast and characters[edit]

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Box office[edit]

The movie debuted number 2 at the box office grossing ₱17 million, on its opening day.[citation needed] On its 4th day of release, Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo jump to #1, overtaking Enteng Kabisote 4 at the box office, bringing the total of PHP68.3 Million.[citation needed] As of January 12, the film had grossed ₱122.9 million.[2] As per announcement made by ABS-CBN's Saturday edition talk show (Entertainment Live) last January 26, 2008, the movie grossed for a total of over 150 million making it the highest-grossing movie of 2007.[citation needed]

Awards and recognitions[edit]

Year Award-Giving Body Category Recipient Result
2007 Metro Manila Film Festival [3] Second-Best Film Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo Won
Second-Best Float Won
2008 6th Gawad Tanglaw Best Film Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo Won
Best Director Jose Javier Reyes Won


Philippine Senator Aquilino Pimentel, Jr. criticized the film, particularly the scene which smacks of an ethnic slur to non-Tagalog speaking Filipinos when the character of portrayed by Gloria Diaz exclaimed to her grandchild's nannies: "Bakit pinapalaki ninyong Bisaya ang apo ko?" (Why are you rearing my grandchild as a Visayan?) The senator, who hailed from Mindanao, demanded an apology from producer Star Cinema, claiming that it makes non-Tagalog speaking Filipinos "as if they are less Filipino than the Tagalog people".[4] Iligan City-based Call for Justice, Inc., referred to this dialog as "a typical Imperial Manila mentality".[5]


  1. ^ Kasal Kasali Kasalo Official Website
  2. ^ 33rd MMFF Movie grosses
  3. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:2007". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  4. ^ "Pimentel slams ethnic slur in Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo". December 27, 2007. 
  5. ^ Quimco, Ver. "INSULTO, INSULTO, INSULTO" (in Cebuano). Call for Justice, Inc. official website. Archived from the original on 2008-03-25. Retrieved 2008-02-14. 

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