Batanes In My Mind
Producer, Reyna Films
217th Batanes Day Anniversary Souvenir Programme)
from Paderes, far background is Mt. Iraya
Batanes is so many things in my mind.
It is music, for we had done several episodes of Aawitan Kita there.
It is family, for it was one of its old churches that I prayed for my
son Dodie to pass the bar examinations.
It is film, for it was there that we shot a great part of Reyna films'
initial offering Hihintayin Kita sa Langit.
It is a love story, for it was there that Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta
first fell in love.
There is an Aawitan Kita episode entitled Batanes Alaalang Sulit Balikan,
and indeed there is no phrase more worthy of the beautiful place, a dot
on the map just above the island of Luzon where God must have put his
finger to rest while planning out the rest of the Philippines.