- Jose Manalo is soon to star in his first lead role in Boy Tokwa: Lodi ng Gapo.
- The movie sought Boy Tokwa’s grandson, Andy Morelos Woods, looking about the truth about his grandfather.
- The movie opens on Tuesday, January 8.
Eat Bulaga co-host and comedian Jose Manalo stars in his first lead role ever in Boy Tokwa: Lodi ng Gapo. This remained under VST Productions and Tony Y. Reyes‘ direction. This is also based on the true story of Rodrigo Morelos‘ (aka Boy Tokwa) life which was from the accounts of his friends.
Boy Tokwa movie features his grandson seeking for the truth about his grandfather.
The movie sought Boy’s grandson, Andy Morelos Woods. He is heading back to the Philippines to search and ask for the truth about his grandfather. Andy learned that Boy’s ultimate dream was to go to USA.
Boy Tokwa’s dreams led him to be a con-artist.
Boy’s wit, ability and skills in card games became his tools of survival in Olongapo. He later became a con-artist that only targets foreigners. The community loved him due to his loving nature, generosity and loyalty to friends. In Olongapo, he met and courted Naval Officer Anne McArthur which was Gen. Douglas McArthur‘s granddaughter.
He, however, was turned down and led him to meet Patricia Woods, another Naval Officer. They got married and was blessed with a child. Boy found himself in conflict within his community which he also considered his family. Boy Tokwa also has Joey Marquez, Karel Marquez, Allan Paule, Buboy Villar and Gian Sotto in the cast. The movie opens on Tuesday, January 8.