Filipino boxing champion Nonito Donaire makes film debut in Visayan indie
Boxing champ Nonito Donaire
MANILA, Philippines — Fresh from his victory over Japanese fighter Toshiaki Nishioka, Filipino boxing champion Nonito Donaire is now busy promoting his debut movie.
In his live guesting on “Umagang Kay Ganda” on Monday, Donaire shared his excitement over his Visayan independent film “Palad Ta Ang Nagbuot” (Our Fate Decides), which will premiere on October 31.
“It’s a Visayan movie but may English subtitles para they will know the story,” Donaire said.
Donaire said the film tells the story of boxers like him who are working hard to be successful.
“It’s story of our lives na parang may hardships. At saka it’s up to us to be happy as long as we believe in ourselves, we believe in God,” he added.
Directed and produced by Dandin Ranillo, the film also stars Mon Confiado, Krissel Joy Valdez, Dionne Monsanto and veteran actress Gloria Sevilla, who has been dubbed the Queen of Visayan Movies .
“Iiyak po kayo, tatawa po kayo, magandang story po,” Donaire said.