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Chito S. Roño is a Director and Scriptwriter Philippin born on 26 april 1954

Chito S. Roño

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Birth name Sixto Kayko
Nationality Philippines
Birth 26 april 1954 (70 years)

Chito S. Roño, also known as Sixto Kayko, is an acclaimed Filipino writer, film producer and film director known for his expansive vision and special-effects-heavy films, most notably Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure (2001) for which he won the Metro Manila Film Festival for best director. He is also known for his 1997 film Nasaan ang Puso which earned him his first MMFF for best director.

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Filmography of Chito S. Roño (18 films)

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The Trial
The Trial (2014)

Directed by Chito S. Roño
Origin Philippines
Genres Drama, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors John Lloyd Cruz, Richard Gomez, Gretchen Barretto, Enrique Gil, Jessy Mendiola, Vivian Velez
Rating66% 3.3258953.3258953.3258953.3258953.325895
Ronald (John Lloyd Cruz), a mentally challenged man, who was put into trial after allegedly raping his teacher Bessy (Jessy Mendiola). As Amanda (Gretchen Barretto), Julian (Richard Gomez), and Ronald try to mount a convincing defense, they discover soon that they're all connected in more ways than just the case.
Geomancy 2
Geomancy 2 (2014)

Directed by Chito S. Roño
Origin Philippines
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Kris Aquino, Coco Martin, Cherry Pie Picache, Carmi Martin, Ian Veneracion, Joonee Gamboa
Rating52% 2.625912.625912.625912.625912.62591
After the horrific events of the first film ten years prior, the 'cursed bagua' went into possession of Lester (Martin), a jack-of-all-trades. He is willing to do every single job offered to him, even dirty and illegal works. But after the arrival of the 'cursed bagua' in his life, everything is about to change. But soon, he realizes that all the luck he is getting has deadly consequences.
The Healing
Directed by Chito S. Roño
Origin Philippines
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Ghost films
Actors Kim Chiu, Janice de Belen, Pokwang, Robert Arevalo, Martin del Rosario, Mark Gil
Rating67% 3.392433.392433.392433.392433.39243
After her father (Robert Arevalo) suffers from a severe stroke, Seth (Vilma Santos) decides to bring him to Manang Elsa (Daria Ramirez), a faith healer. Elsa, who apparently has the ability to heal people from illnesses, performs the "healing" and prescribes herbal medicine. As Seth and her father prepare to leave, a man, who is next in line to see Elsa, collapses and loses consciousness and so the people immediately brings him inside. Seth looks back at the commotion before going home with her father.
Shake Rattle and Roll Fourteen: The Invasion
Directed by Chito S. Roño
Origin Philippines
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Actors Janice de Belen, Herbert Bautista, Dennis Trillo, Lovi Poe, Dennis Padilla, Paulo Avelino
Rating51% 2.5990452.5990452.5990452.5990452.599045
Four cousins: an emigrant, narcissistic Myra (Janice de Belen), eloquent Faye (Arlene Mulach) and former clergyman Donald (Herbert Bautista) gather in their late uncle's house to get their inheritance of 5 million pesos each. Their uncle's butler told them if one of them dies within a month, his/her inheritance goes to the others. Each of them were given the responsibility of taking care of a comic book written by their uncle. The cousins show no interest to their comic books, except Donald, and throw it away. Meanwhile, their emigrant cousin was killed by Filomena, a malakat from one of his uncle's comics.
Whisper
Whisper (2011)

Directed by Chito S. Roño
Origin Philippines
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Vhong Navarro, Angelica Panganiban, Valerie Garcia, Jon Avila, Ruben Gonzaga, Eda Nolan
Rating63% 3.164523.164523.164523.164523.16452
The film starts in a church where a centipede-like demon is crawling at the walls. The protagonist Conan, really wanted to get Ellen, the girl he liked and so he asked his friend on how to achieve his wish. His friend said that there was a rumor that if you whisper your wish to a dead body, the soul of that body would help you. So he sought the help of Oprah, who is also a friend. He whispered to the corpse his wish that she would fall in love with him, but the first one was a failure because the corpse became deaf before it died. Conan went home in disappointment but at the same time an old woman was hit by a car, he whispered his wish. The next day while at work, Conan was met by Ellen in a romantic manner and it seems that his wish had worked. But suddenly, the old woman that was killed began to haunt him and wanted him to repay the request that he made to her. He found out that the woman was a witch and she wants to ask forgiveness to a girl to whom she used hex. She needs Conan to make her drink a potion that is made out of holy water and a part of the old woman's body. Conan and Oprah traveled to Bohol, where the girl lives and is attacked by demons during the trip. They finally arrived at the girl's house before being attacked by the centipede-like demon, the girl finally drank the liquid and broke the spell that which cast upon her. The old woman stopped haunting Conan.
Emir
Emir (2010)
, 2h15
Directed by Chito S. Roño
Origin Philippines
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical
Actors Frencheska Farr, Julia Clarete, Jhong Hilario, Sid Lucero, Bodjie Pascua
Rating62% 3.1325553.1325553.1325553.1325553.132555
Amelia, a girl from a poor Ilocano family, decides to go abroad and find her fortune and also help her family. She becomes a maid of a royal family in the Middle East, which is running out of time, for the wife of the Sheikh is giving birth to a child. The newborn child is a son named Ahmed, and the Sheikh's wife asks Amelia to take care of the baby, to which she agrees. Amelia grows fond of the baby, teaching him to speak Tagalog and play tumbang preso.
Tenement 2
Tenement 2 (2009)
, 1h40
Directed by Chito S. Roño
Origin Philippines
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Actors Maricel Soriano, Mika de la Cruz, Derek Ramsay, Eric Fructuoso, Tetchie Agbayani, Camille Prats
Rating60% 3.0021353.0021353.0021353.0021353.002135
The movie begins with Claire (Maricel Soriano) with Elias (Eric Fructuoso) picking up a child as an assignment. Her mission is to give her to her adoptive family. After picking up the child Angeli (Mika dela Cruz); strange things starts to occur. When they arrived at the Tenement 2, where Angeli's new parents are staying, they only find Tess (Camille Pratts), Melissa (K-Brosas) and Domeng (Mon Confiado). Angeli pleads Claire to not leave her no matter what happens, and writes a letter to her which is not to be read until it is supposed to be read.
Caregiver
Caregiver (2008)

Directed by Chito S. Roño
Origin Philippines
Genres Drama, Horror
Actors Sharon Cuneta, John Estrada, Rica Peralejo, John Manalo, Makisig Morales, Jhong Hilario
Rating63% 3.187073.187073.187073.187073.18707
Sarah Gonzales (Sharon Cuneta), a grade school English teacher, joins the 150,000 OFWs working in the United Kingdom to support her husband, Teddy Gonzales (John Estrada), in making a better living for their family. More than just a chronicle of the Filipino experience working as nurses and caregivers in the U.K., this story also charts Sarah's journey to self-discovery – from a submissive wife who makes sacrifices to make way for her Teddy's aspirations to an empowered woman who finds dignity and pride in a humbling job as a caregiver in London.
The Wedding Curse, 1h40
Directed by Chito S. Roño
Origin Philippines
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Kris Aquino, Claudine Barretto, Wendell Ramos, Boots Anson-Roa, Ronaldo Valdez, Bernard Palanca
Rating62% 3.146893.146893.146893.146893.14689
Overseas Filipino Worker Sandy (Kris Aquino) return to the Philippines with Dale (Wendell Ramos) from Dubai, United Arab Emirates in preparation for their wedding. After returning to her home, Sandy learns from a caretaker of her neighbor's house that Helen, Sandy's childhood friend, had died along with her family years ago. She tried to convince her mother, Tessie (Boots Anson-Roa) about what happened to Helen. A short time after the death of Helen's father Dr. Quisumbing, Helen plans her wedding but is advised that she must postpone the wedding because her marriage will be cursed which one should not marry within the same year when an immediate family member dies. Helen didn't heed the warning and resumes the wedding. A few weeks after the wedding, Helen's husband dies in a plane crash. As Helen goes to the crash site, she dies in a bus accident. A few weeks later, Helen's mother suddenly disappears inside her house. After several years, their house has been abandoned after their deaths and no other tenants had sold it.
Feng Shui
Feng Shui (2004)

Directed by Chito S. Roño
Origin Philippines
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Kris Aquino, Jay Manalo, Lotlot de Leon, John Manalo, Cherry Pie Picache, Jenny Miller
Rating64% 3.242783.242783.242783.242783.24278
While on a bus, Joy Ramirez (Kris Aquino) finds a package left by a man named Evart Mendoza. She visits Aling Biring (Luz Fernandez) at the bakery and shows her the package: an antique bagua mirror. Following Chinese belief, Aling Biring thinks that the mirror will drive away evil spirits and bring good luck to her husband Inton (Jay Manalo) and their children Denton (John Vladimir Manalo) and Ingrid (Julianne Gomez).
Spirit Warriors: The Shortcut, 1h25
Directed by Chito S. Roño
Origin Philippines
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Actors Vhong Navarro, Jhong Hilario, Gloria Romero, Jaime Fabregas, Roy Alvarez, Dexter Doria
Rating67% 3.3897253.3897253.3897253.3897253.389725
Taking from where they last left off, Red (Danilo Barrios) and his gang was asked by Sir Harry (Jaime Fabregas) to do a quest for him in exchange for a big sum of money. But knowing that any connection with the dead is just trouble so they refused the offer. Unfortunately, Red's grandmother (Gloria Romero) had a sudden stroke and he was challenged and was finally convinced by Sir Harry to take the quest, The quest was to find the missing piece of an Agimat (a mystical amulet which have powers to heal, protect its owner from harm and even in death). His friends, Thor (Vhong Navarro), Buboy (Jhong Hilario), Jigger (Spencer Reyes), And Ponce (Christopher Cruz) did know that something has happened to Red, until they were given a warning by the Taga-pagbantay (The Guardian) (Marlou Aquino), a mystical being which is a half-human and half giant, told them that Red had joined a quest and needs their help. They suspected it was Sir Harry's Plan and had made their way to their friend. They made their way to an old ancestral house where they saw Red lying on a sofa and was unaware that his destiny was to search for the missing piece of agimat. This is where the adventure begins, The ancestral house was also a portal or a "Shortcut" to the world of the dead and creatures of the unknown. They first encountered a Tikbalang (a large half horse and half man), an army of Aswang (flesh-eaters) and a band of Tiyanak (baby-like flesh eaters), then mermaids who brought them to the Lugar ng mga Alon (Land of the Waves) where Red and Thor fought with an identical copy of themselves for their life (this is also where they got the missing piece of the agimat). While Red and Thor were in the Land of the Waves; Jigger, Ponce and Buboy found way back to their own world, The World of The Living. As Red had finally got the missing piece, they decided to go back with the group of elementary students who have died from a bus accident. But their mission does not end here, they still have to do a cat chase with the dead people in their own world saving the card "The Ace of Diamonds" so that Red will not have the fate of death, and they traveled back in time to give the agimat to the Babaylan (Witch Doctor) and gave her eternal peace.
The 70s
The 70s (2002)
, 2h11
Directed by Chito S. Roño
Origin Philippines
Genres Drama
Actors Christopher de Leon, Piolo Pascual, Marvin Agustin, Kris Aquino, Ana Capri, Dimples Romana
Rating75% 3.776443.776443.776443.776443.77644
There was once a middle-class family called the Bartolomes. The family members are Amanda Bartolome (Vilma Santos), Julián Bartlome Sr. (Christopher de Leon), and their sons Julian "Jules" Bartolome Jr. (Piolo Pascual), Isagani "Gani" Bartolome (Carlos Agassi), Emmanuel "Em" Bartolome (Marvin Agustin), Jason Bartolome (Danilo Barrios) and Benjamin "Bingo" Bartolome (John Wayne Sace). The story tells us about their life during the martial law in the Philippines during the 1970s.
Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure, 1h53
Directed by Chito S. Roño
Origin Philippines
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Armando Goyena, Albert Martinez, Vic Díaz, BB Gandanghari, Camille Prats, Janus del Prado
Rating56% 2.8430052.8430052.8430052.8430052.843005
Lolo Melo (Armando Goyena) is an old Filipino World War II veteran living in the United States who tells his war stories to his grandson Jobert (Danilo Barrios). Flashbacks to 1944, he tells the story of his participation during World War II, when his troop was ordered to bury the Yamashita treasure. When Lolo gets kidnapped, Jobert goes back to Manila in order to find the hidden treasure and save his grandfather. Jobert finds the clues to a hidden treasure in the coded, wartime diaries of his grandfather. Soon, he and his chums are in hot pursuit of the Yamashita Treasure. But, a dangerous mercenaries are also after the prize, Emong(Albert Martinez), a Philippine government official and Naguchi (Vic Diaz), a Japanese World War II veteran.