Roy C. Iglesias

Roy Iglesias is a Filipino film writer and director.[1] His most notable works include, among others, the 1976 film "Ganito kami noon... Paano kayo ngayon?" which was directed by National Artist of the Philippines Eddie Romero; numerous entries in Regal Entertainment's Mano Po anthology; and historical dramas Baler, Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story, and Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure.[2]

Scripts penned by Iglesias have seen him nominated to and winning most of the established Film awards in the Philippines, specifically the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards, the Luna Awards (awarded by the Film Academy of the Philippines and often referred to as the FAP awards), the Gawad Urian, Philippine Movie Press Club Star Awards, Young Critics Circle Award, and the Metro Manila Film Festival.[2] He was also nominated twice for the EnPress Golden Screen Award, although neither nomination resulted in a win.[2]

Iglesias is a graduate of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.


Stage Play

  • "Rama at Sita"

Soap Opera

GMA Network


Metro Manila Film Festival

Year Category Work Result
1976 Best Screenplay Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon[3] Won
1997 Nasaan ang Puso[4] Won
2001 Best Screenplay (with Chito Rono) Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure[5] Won
Best Original Story (with Chito Rono and Roselle Monteverde-Teo) Won
2002 Best Screenplay Mano Po[6] Won
Best Original Story (with Lily Monteverde) Won
2003 Mano Po 2: My Home[7] Won
Best Screenplay Filipinas[7] Won
2008 Baler[8] Won
2009 Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love[9] Won
2011 Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story[10] Won


  1. ^ Red, Isah V. (31 March 2003). "Film Academy Awards:A Farce To Reckon With". Manila Standard. pp. 1–2. Retrieved 26 August 2010.
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  3. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:1976". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  4. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:2000". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  5. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:2001". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  6. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:2002". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  7. ^ a b "Metro Manila Film Festival:2003". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  8. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:2008". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  9. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:2009". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  10. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:2011". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.

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