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Movie Poster
Directed by Gil Portes
Written by Gil Portes
Ricardo Lee
Starring Romnick Sarmenta
Gloria Diaz
Release date(s) 1998
Running time 107 min
Language Tagalog
IMDb profile

Miguel/Michelle is a story about a transsexual who left the Philippines as a guy and came home as a woman challenging her family to reexamine their feelings about homosexuality/transsexuality along with family values and religion.


Miguel, a young man from Quezon province, leaves the Philippines for the U.S. After seven years, he returns home, and his family discovers he has had a sex change operation and is now Michelle. Her father is stunned by this development, and other hostile reactions erupt. She declares she will stay until her family accepts her. She has also caused a crisis for an old friend who was going to get married without ever admitting he was gay. Michelle's bravery makes him think again.


  • Romnick Sarmenta as Miguel/Michelle de la Cruz
  • Gloria Diaz as Tinang
  • Ray Ventura as Nano
  • Cris Villanueva as Julio
  • Mylene Dizon as Sonia
  • Grandong Cervantes as Fr. Rav

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