Chavit Movie (2003)




Chavit Movie stars Cesar Montano as former Ilocos Sur Governor Luis ‘Chavit’ Singson, Produced by Golden Lions Films and directed by Carlo J Caparas, this Chavit Singson story film earned three FAMAS Awards nominations – Best Picture, Best Actor (Cesar Montano) and Best Supporting Actor (Tirso Cruz III), and features Willie Nepomuceno as former President Ferdinand Marcos and former President Joseph ‘Erap’ Estrada.

Chavit Movie Plot Summary

The movie starts on June 21, 1941, when Chavit Singson was born in Ilocos Sur, and shortly his wedding with Evelyn Verzosa (Dina Bonnevie) on May 2, 1962. That day, the town mayor was killed in an ambush and a gun battle between several policemen and soldiers. A news reporter then reminded the public of the killing of Mayor Lorenzo Formoso Sr of Vigan, Ilocos Sur on August 8, 1958.

And as violence in the province became rampant, Chavit and his older brother Evaristo “Titong” Singson (Ricardo Cepeda) have been involved in some of them. Later, Claro Crisostomo (Eddie Garcia) was elected as Ilocos Sur Representative. He is the brother-in-law of Chavit’s father Jose Singson (Tommy Abuel) and the husband of Milagring (Pinky de Leon). The couple has a son Biboy (Tirso Cruz III).

The Crisostomos are being accused of being responsible for the earlier killings. Chavit then became the town’s chief of police, and later was elected councilor. However, it should be noted that some real names were changed in the movie. This includes Claro Crisostomo (Rep. Floro Crisologo), Milagring (Governor Carmeling Crisologo), and Biboy (Vincent “Bingbong” Crisologo), who became Chavit’s mortal enemy.

In 1963, Milagring run for governor and the so-called “Operation Withdraw” (where all mayoralty candidates of Ilocos Sur were threatened to withdraw their candidacy) occurred. Shortly, the rivalry between the Singsons and the Crisostomos started. After Claro was assassinated on October 18, 1970, Chavit ran for governor and defeated Milagring. Chavit also played a vital role in EDSA Revolution 2 that toppled down the presidency of Joseph ‘Erap’ Estrada in 2001.

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Chavit Movie Cast

Cesar Montano, Eddie Garcia, Tirso Cruz III, Pinky de Leon, Dina Bonnevie, Ricardo Cepeda, Tommy Abuel, Marita Zobel, Jean Saburit, Bobbit Carlos, Danita Paner, Joel Torre, Nards Belen, Maning Boca, Rommel Montano, Rhett Romero, Willie Nepomuceno, Clavel Bendaña, Tessie Villarama, Bobby Angeles, Sheila Marie Rodriguez, Charles Lester Ringor, Charles Carlo Ringor, Anna Marin, Rosita Legaspi, Ronald Singson, Josephine Estrada, Boy Saycon and special participation of Peping Cojuangco, Speaker Jose de Venecia Jose de Venecia, Rep. Rodolfo Albano, Rep. Roquito Ablan Jr., Rep. Eric Singson, and Rep. Salacnib Baterina.

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