Banta ng Kahapon

Banta ng kahapon (transl.‚ÄČThreat of Yesterday) is a 1977 Philippine action film[1] directed by Eddie Romero and starring Vic Vargas, Bembol Roco, Roland Dantes,[1] and Chanda Romero.

Banta ng kahapon
Directed byEddie Romero
StarringVic Vargas
Bembol Roco
Roland Dantes
Chanda Romero
Distributed byHemisphere Pictures
Release date
  • December 24, 1977 (1977-12-24)

Set during the 1969 Philippine House of Representatives elections, it follows the motive of "guns, goons, and gold."[2]


The film won the 1978 Gawad Urian Award for "Best Editing" by Ben Barcelon. It was also nominated in those awards for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay of 1978.[3] It was an official entry in the very first Metro Manila Film Festival.[4]

In 2004, the Philippines government film office lauded the movie as "Another Eddie Romero masterpiece" that closed the annual retrospective of classic films.[2]

When Romero died in 2013, the TV network ABS-CBN cited the film as one of his four most important films.[5]



  1. Lenz III, Harry (2010). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2009. McFarland. p. 129. ISBN 978-0786441747. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  2. "In Focus: Edie Romero's "Passionate Strangers" Opens Festival of Restored Filipino Films". Philippines Government. July 12, 2004. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  3. "Banta ng kahapon (1977)". Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  4. "Banta ng kahapon (1977)". Movie reviews. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  5. "Film director Eddie Romero dies". ABS-CBN. May 28, 2013. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
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