Kamakalawa (transl.The Day Before Yesterday) is a 1981 Filipino fantasy film written, produced and directed by Eddie Romero and starred Christopher De Leon, Tetchie Agbayani and Chat Silayan. The film explores the folklore of prehistoric Philippines.[1][2]

Theatrical Film Poster
Directed byEddie Romero
Produced byEddie Romero
Written byEddie Romero
StarringChristopher De Leon
Tetchie Agbayani
Chat Silayan
Music byRyan Cayabyab
CinematographyRicardo Remias
Edited byBen Barcelon
Hemisphere Pictures
Distributed byATBP. Entertainment
Release date
January 15, 1981
Running time
119 minutes

The film is the last entry in Eddie Romero's epic historical film trilogy, the first being "Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon?" and the second being "Aguila".[3]


  • Christopher De Leon as Kauing
  • Tetchie Agbayani as Agos
  • Chat Silayan as Amihan
  • Raoul Aragonn as Dumagit
  • Apeng Daldal as Olap
  • Ruben Rustia as Kalai
  • Jimmy Santos as Tuktok
  • Yasmin Ayesa as Sibul
  • Greg Lozano as Ulaya
  • Johnny Vicar as Suhay
  • Angelo Ventura as Pulo
  • Joey Romero as Luok
  • Gil Arceo as Ugau
  • Boy Ybañez as Luok's Lieutenant
  • Vic Santos as Luok's Lieutenant
  • Arthur Cervantes as Luok's Lieutenant
  • Nilda Magdamo as Kauing's Mother
  • Lemuel Torrevillas as Kauing's Brother
  • Rowena Tiempo Torrevillas as Kauing's Sister-in-Law
  • Meg Doromal as Kauing's First Sister
  • Fely Salve as Kauing's Second Sister
  • Gil Bergado as Kauing's Father
  • Marietta de la Cruz as Lead Amazon
  • Ruby Mesina as Lead Amazon
  • Noel Gallego as Lead Vampire
  • Danny Bustamante as Lead Vampire
  • George Hilario as Lead Elf
  • Ricky Dumigpi as Lead Elf
  • Eddie Sta. Maria as Lead Elf


  1. "CCP pays tribute to the late National Artist Eddie Romero". PEP. June 4, 2014. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  2. San Diego, Bayani Jr. (June 9, 2013). "Boyet remembers a mentor, father, friend". Inquirer. Retrieved December 13, 2019.
  3. "Kamakalawa (1981): Trivia". IMDb.com. Retrieved 20 November 2019.

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