Richard Quan | Actor
Of Sinners And Saints
Leonardo Rossellini is a young Italian priest from Rome. He is assigned to a parish in Payatas, headed by a courageous Spanish priest. Payatas is one of the poorest areas of Metromanila, Philippines, where all the urban wastes of the metropolis are dumped and processed: a place where every day children are exposed to violence and dangerous diseases. Leonardo's mission is to counsel battered women and teach poor children English and catechism. But soon Leonardo's peace of mind is distraught by the encounter of Merlinda, a young and charming woman he used to love when he was still a seminarian. Merlinda is now married to Franco, and has a 6 year old son. But Franco is a violent husband also involved in illegal activities, and her son Alejandro is now missing. Merlinda asks for Leonardo's help. The latter decides to do his best to solve her problems. The reason? Leonardo still has feelings for Merlinda. But Franco doesn't like the Italian priest to mess with his family's life and Carlos, the Spanish head priest is worried about it: he knows how dangerous Franco is. But Leonardo is even more determined when Merlinda reveals to him that Alejandro is not Franco's son: he is their son. Leonardo becomes an 'action priest': he protects Merlinda from Franco's violence and is able to find and rescue his son, who was in the hand of a syndicate of which Franco is a member. But now Franco plans to kill the Italian priest.
Citizen Jake is the story of Jake Herrera, journalist and estranged son of a powerful Philippine Senator. More than anything, he wants to prove he is not like his father. This has been the motivation for most of his adult life's decisions, from career choice to his attempt to build a life for himself far away, in Baguio. But circumstances force him to try to solve the brutal murder of a young, female student from the university he teaches in. The investigation brings him on a path to encounter corruption and to finally face his own demons.
Joseph or Sep is not your average vendor along the buzzing streets of Divisoria. He uses his undeniable charm and enthusiasm to get through the tough days. Together with his adoptive mother Strawberry who sells fruits for a living, and adoptive grandmother, Lola Char who is a self-proclaimed fortune teller in Quiapo, Sep continues to find the silver lining amidst the harsh realities of life. Although struggling to make ends meet, all seems well in Sep's simple life, not until that fateful day when he got in a near-death experience and woke up in literal darkness. At the expense of losing his vision, Sep has been given the gift of clairvoyance or the ability to see things beyond the naked eye. Will Sep's God-given talent be of blessing to others? Or will this ignite another misfortune in the already complicated life of Sep?