I chanced upon Ricky Lo’s column last Friday in the Philippine Star on Mark Meiley’s new movie Baler which I think is an entry to this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival. Below is an excerpt from his column.
“Through the fictional characters of the local lass Feliza Reyes and the half-Spaniard/half-Filipino Celso Resurrecion, the story weaves real events with imagined incidents as fictional characters interact with historic real-life figures of the long siege.”
Then on the last paragraph Lo wrote:
“Now, the question: Did Celso Resurrecion and Feliza Reyes have a child or children? Are the children’s children, if any, still alive and living in Baler?”
When I read the last paragraph I was dumbfounded and irritated. Hindi ba nya alam kung ano ang fiction?