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Babagwa (The Spider's Lair) is a film about an internet scammer who fell in love with a wealthy old maid while trying to swindle her on Facebook by using a fake profile. Written and directed by Jason Paul Laxamana, the film is one of the official entries for the New Breed Category in Cinemalaya 2013.

Laxamana said that his inspiration for the film came from a friend who became a victim of an online scam. He added that “babagwa” is the Kapampangan word for spider as the characters get caught in the web of the situation. The cast members speak in Kapampangan and the film is set in Angeles, Pampanga.

Directed by Jason Paul Laxamana
Written by Jason Paul Laxamana
Starring Alex Vincent Medina
Joey Paras
Alma Concepcion
Kiko Matos
Music by Lucien Lacaba
Joseph Lansang
Editing by Carlo Francisco Manatad
Release date(s) 2013
Country Flag of the PhilippinesPilipinas
Language English



Greg uses a fake Facebook account to trick people into depositing money into his bank account. Assuming the persona of a fictional guy named Bam, he flirts with a filthy rich woman that he met online. But in time, he falls in love with Daisy and is confused whether he will push through with the scam or admit his feelings for Daisy.


  • Alex Vincent Medina
  • Joey Paras
  • Alma Concepcion
  • Kiko Matos
  • Nico Antonio
  • Chanel Latorre
  • Garry Lim, Raqs Regalado, Marx Topacio, and Sunshine Teodoro


  • Executive Producer- Joji Alonso
  • Producer- Ferdinand Lapuz
  • Writer-Director- Jason Paul Laxamana
  • Director of Photography- Louie Quirino/ Tope Lee
  • Production Designer- Lars Magbanua
  • Editor- Carlo Francisco Manatad
  • Colorist- Timmy Torres
  • Line Producer- Minda Ponce-Rodriguez
  • Asst. Director- Aurel Ayson
  • Associate Producer- Chad Angelic Cabigon
  • Production Manager- Bianca Saldua
  • Script Continuity- Dolly Dulu
  • Musical Score- Lucien Lacaba + Joseph Lansang
  • Sound Design -Wildsound




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