Director’s Statement on the Red Baiting of “Tu Pug Imatuy”

I am Arbi Barbarona, a film maker from Mindanao. Last September 25, an anonymous Facebook page posted a video alleging my film Tu Pug Imatuy is a “deceptive indie film” full of untruths. It went on to allege that the filmmaker had ties to the CPP-NDF-NPA. The video took clippings… Continue reading

Sinag Maynila 2017 Gabi ng Parangal: Complete List of Winners

Arbi Barbarona‘s Tu Pug Imatuy (The Right to Kill) was the biggest winner at the recently-concluded Sinag Maynila 2017 Gabi ng Parangal awarding ceremonies held last night, March 12, in Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier. The gripping statement piece against the militarization of Mindanao tribes won six (6) awards, including Best Picture and Best Actress for newcomer… Continue reading

Tu Pug Imatuy (The Right to Kill)

Director: Arbi Barbarona Principal Cast: Malona Sulatan, Jong Monzon, and Luis Georlin Banaag III Tu Pug Imatuy, which means “The right to kill” in Manobo, follows Lumad couple Obunay and Dawin who are uprooted from their traditional way of life after a military encounter. Soon, they find themselves unwilling instruments in the soldiers’… Continue reading