Coco Martin | Actor
"HILAKBOT," Xavier Adriano's brainchild-horror show that tackles tongue-in-cheek re-enactments of horror stories interspersed with interviews with the people who have knowledge or have had experienced the hauntings. GBS Network now wants to change it's time slot to primetime- provided that they present an entirely new concept. Carlo takes the challenge and decides to shoot in Siquijor- an Island in the south well-known of its mysticism. The network assigns Doreen Jimenez as the executive producer but she is Carlo's former flame and they have unresolved issues. Alex Alonzo, Carlo's current girlfriend and the show's host tries to calm him down and encourage him to ignore Doreen. During their stay in Siquijor nothing odd happens in the island so Carlo decided to stage a possession because they're running out of time. But like a catalyst- as soon as they've finished shooting the pseudo-possession and went back to Manila- strange things start to happen to each members of the team. Carlo probes into the events and digs deeper into their footages with the help of his editor Neil. As he does, a whirlwind of chilling mystery ensues steadily building up into a hell-raising finale.
The film starts with an assortment of passengers on board a bus bound for Bicol. As it leaves Manila, Micky (Carlo Guevarra), a handsome deaf-mute on his way to visit his biological mother, boards the bus and captures the interest of several passengers, notably the flamboyant gay Jinky (Ranay) and the unemployed Obet (Martin).