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Debosyon is a film about a Bikolano devotee of the Virgin of Peñafrancia who falls in love with a mysterious woman who lives at the foot of Mount Mayon. Written and directed by Alvin Yapan, the film is one of the official entries for the New Breed Category in Cinemalaya 2013.

Directed by Alvin Yapan
Written by Alvin Yapan
Starring Paulo Avelino
Mara Lopez
Music by Teresa Baroza
Editing by Chuck Gutierrez
Release date(s) 2013
Country Flag of the PhilippinesPilipinas
Language English



Mando, a devotee of the virgin of Peñafrancia, prays that his rice fields will be spared from pests. He will be nursed back to health by Salome who lives at the foot of Mayon. They will fall in love with each other. Mando invites her to come with him to the plains but Salome refuses by saying a secret prohibits her from leaving the forest.


  • Paulo Avelino
  • Mara Lopez


  • Writer and Director- Alvin B. Yapan
  • Assistant Directors- Sandi Ghannam, Fadi Ghaleeb Diaz and Sweden Obias
  • Director of Photography- Dexter Dela Peña
  • Lighting Director- JT Pandy
  • Editor- Chuck Gutierrez
  • Colorist- Marilen Magsaysay
  • Production Designers- Dennis Corteza and Paolo Piaña
  • Art Directors- Pat Noveno and Roy Dominguiano
  • Sound- Don San Miguel and Andrew Milallos
  • Music- Teresa Baroza with songs composed by Jireh Pasano and Charlie Cenzon, SJ
  • Executive Producers- Alemberg Ang, Alvin Yapan and Paulo Avelino
  • Co-Executive Producers- Josabeth Alonso and Chuck and Baby Ruth Gutierrez
  • Associate Producers- Fr Andrew Recepcion and Kristian Cordero




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