Darryl Yap’s Maid in Malacanang: Fiction or Truth?
Set in 1986, ‘Maid in Malacanang,’ the movie, is about the last 72 hours of the Marcos family in the palace. At that time, the People Power uprising in the Metro forced Ferdinand Marcos and his family to leave for Paoay province. However, they later found themselves exiled to Hawaii.
The movie revolves around the testimony of a reliable source, the maid in Malacanang. Naturally, critics assume that this is the beginning of historical revisionism. But for Imme Marcos, it’s telling their side of the story.
The movie is not a documentary or an autobiographical film. But in any movie, there are usually truths, half-truths, and fiction. Whatever the movie’s intentions are, it will be entertaining, given Yap’s directing style.
Darryl Yap described the film as “ikaka-comatose niyong lahat” (it will lead everyone to comatose), and Viva Films has already approved Yap’s pitch.
Cesar Montano and Ruffa Gutierrez star in Maid in Malacanang
Maid in Malacanang is written and directed by the young and vibrant Darryl Yap. He is responsible for other controversial movies like “Pornstar,” rated X by the MTRCB — not approved for theatrical release.
Veteran actor Cesar Montano will play the role of former president Ferdinand Marcos, Diego Loyzaga as the now President Bongbong Marcos Jr., and Ruffa Gutierrez as Imelda Romualdez Marcos.