Natoy is just like any other child. He finds joy and excitement in the simplest of things — especially in eating halo-halo filled with pink gelatin and red sago at the local halo-halo store owned by his godmother, Bing.
Things change suddenly when, as he and his mother Sonia are watching television, a news report about the ongoing war in Mindanao shows footage of a badly wounded soldier waiting for rescue.
That soldier — almost bleeding to death, is his father, Corporal Lino Bolante. As far away as the war, this story does not just show how the war in Mindanao robs a child of his innocence, but also shows the shadows of the wars that Filipino homes confront everyday.
Producer, writer, director: Joselito Altarejos
Producer: Markk Perete
Co-Producers: Chuck Gutierrez and Baby Ruth Villarama
Music and Sound: Richard Gonzales
Editing: Chuck Gutierrez
Production Design: Tatoy delos Santos
Director of Photography: Pao Santiago Pangan
Associate Producer: May-I Fabros
Cast: Allen Dizon, Angeli Bayani, Dexter Doria, Mark Fabillar, Introducing Paolo Constantino
Also starring Yda Yanez, May-i Fabros, Sebastian Balde, Tatoy delos Santos, Erwin Rivera