Maid In Malacanang Movie (2022) Cast & Crew, Release Date, Story, Review, Poster, Trailer, Budget, Collection

Maid In Malacanang

August 3, 2022
1hr 54min
Status: released

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Maid In Malacanang Movie Details:

Country Philippines
Language Filipino
Release dateJuly 29, 2022 (SM North EDSA)
August 3, 2022 (Philippines)
Running time1hr 54min
Age ratingPG
StarringCesar Montano
Cristine Reyes
Diego Loyzaga
Ella Cruz
Ruffa Gutierrez
Directed by Darryl Yap
Written byDarryl Yap
Produced by
Produced byVincent del Rosario III
Veronique del Rosario-Corpus
Cinematography by Rain Yamson II
Edited by Vincent L. Asis
Music byAshley Aunor
Marion Aunor
Production CompanyVinCentiments
Viva Films
Distributor Viva Films

Maid In Malacanang Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Cesar Montano as Ferdinand Marcos: The 10th President of the Philippines.
  • Cristine Reyes as Imee Marcos: The eldest daughter of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos, and the titular “maid” of Malacañang Palace.
  • Diego Loyzaga as Bongbong Marcos: The second child and only son of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos.
  • Ella Cruz as Irene Marcos: The third child of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos.
  • Ruffa Gutierrez as Imelda Marcos: The wife of Ferdinand Marcos; First Lady of the Philippines.
  • Lana Puda as Aimee Marcos: The adopted daughter of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos.
  • Giselle Sanchez as Corazon Aquino, the future President of the Philippines, the figurehead of the People Power Revolution, and widow of an assassinated senator, Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr.
  • Beverly Salviejo as Felina “Biday” Consulta; one of the maids in Malacañang Palace and still alive today as of May 2023.
  • Elizabeth Oropesa as Lucy Rabino; one of the maids in Malacañang Palace, fled with the Marcoses and died in Hawaii in March 2022.
  • Karla Estrada as Crisanta “Santa” Tiles; one of the maids in Malacañang Palace and died two weeks after the Marcoses left the Philippines
  • Kiko Estrada as Tommy Manotoc
  • Kyle Velino as Greggy Araneta
  • Robin Padilla as a loyalist soldier


Imee Marcos flew back to the Philippines from Singapore at the request of her father, President Ferdinand Marcos. When Imee arrives at the Malacañang Palace, she learns that her brother Bongbong foiled a plot to assassinate the first family. The family struggles with the betrayal of several high-ranking officials, including several palace staff, while citizens are amassing at EDSA.

A snap election was held on February 7 in which Marcos won to allay fears that he was losing control of the government, but the results were widely regarded as fraudulent by NAMFREL. The inaugurations of Corazon Aquino and Ferdinand Marcos were held concurrently, but TV and radio media halted the broadcasts for Marcos’ inauguration. Food supplies to the palace were cut-off by the rebels while the Marcos siblings were trying to convince their parents to leave. Both parents are hesitant to leave, however, Irene pleads with her father through Imee, while Bongbong assures his mother that someday they will come back.

The Marcoses gathered together with all of the palace staff, and Ferdinand bid a final farewell. Imee ordered the staff to put on yellow bands made from the cutouts of her mother’s gowns to save them from an angry mob. As the Marcoses left, people stormed the palace, looting and destroying its premises.

The Marcos family wants to go to Ilocos Norte but incoming President Aquino demands that the family leave the Philippines, thus, their exile in Hawaii. The final scene shows the real-life palace staff, including the Presidential Security Command, as well as the three maids, as a tribute to those who served during the Marcos family.

About Maid In Malacanang Movie:

Maid in Malacañang is a fictional retelling of the Marcos family’s last three days in Malacañang Palace before they were forced to be exiled to Hawaii during the People Power Revolution in 1986.

Marketed by Viva Films as “the most controversial film of the year”, Maid in Malacañang has been met with numerous controversies surrounding the film’s subject matter since it was first announced, which critics assert has the potential to distort the history of the Marcos regime and the People Power Revolution. The filmmakers, however, defended their film, arguing that the film only intends to highlight the Marcoses’ perspective without negating facts.

Darryl Yap was booed at the 18th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival after his name appeared on the screen, stating that he was unable to promote his new film due to his work on Maid in Malacañang.

Maid in Malacañang held its premiere at SM North EDSA in Quezon City on July 29, 2022. The film was released under Viva Films in cinemas nationwide on August 3, 2022. To combat the film’s release, Vince Tañada intentionally set a re-release of the FAMAS winning film, Katips, a movie set during Marcos’ martial law era, on the same day. Katips presents its story from the lens student activists, following their struggles during the Martial Law era.

Bulks of free tickets were given out by Francis Zamora to all government employees in San Juan, and claims that Imee Marcos was giving tickets to schools.

Upon release, the film received a generally negative reception, with certain scenes garnering much controversy over misrepresentations or lies as well as reviews criticizing Yap’s direction and screenplay, production, acting, cinematography, and pacing.

The film became the first highest-grossing Filipino film in 2022 and the third highest-grossing Filipino film in Philippine cinema, with a combined local and worldwide gross of over ₱750 million (US$13.6 million).

The film is intended to be the first in a trilogy about the Marcos family, with a sequel, Martyr or Murderer, released on March 1, 2023.