Martyr or Murderer Movie (2023) Cast, Release Date, Story, Review, Poster, Trailer, Budget, Collection

Martyr or Murderer

March 1, 2023
1hr 46min
Status: released

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Martyr or Murderer Movie Details:

Country Philippines
Language Filipino
Release dateFebruary 27, 2023 (SM North EDSA)
March 1, 2023 (Philippines)
Running time1hr 46min
Age ratingPG
StarringCesar Montano
Isko Moreno
Cristine Reyes
Diego Loyzaga
Ella Cruz
Ruffa Gutierrez
Directed by Darryl Yap
Written byDarryl Yap
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

Martyr or Murderer Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Cesar Montano as Ferdinand Marcos: The 10th President of the Philippines.
    • Marco Gumabao as young Ferdinand Marcos
  • Isko Moreno as Ninoy Aquino: A senator and leader of the opposition during martial law in 1972.
    • Jerome Ponce as young Ninoy Aquino
  • Cristine Reyes as Imee Marcos: The eldest daughter of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos.
    • Eula Valdez as older Imee Marcos
  • Diego Loyzaga as Bongbong Marcos: The second child and only son of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos.
    • Aga Muhlach as older Bongbong Marco.
  • Ella Cruz as Irene Marcos: The third child of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos.
  • Ruffa Gutierrez as Imelda Marcos: The wife of Ferdinand Marcos and the First Lady of the Philippines.
    • Cindy Miranda as young Imelda Marcos
  • Sachzna Laparan as young Corazon Aquino
  • Franki Russell as Claudia Bermudez: Bongbong Marcos’ girlfriend.
  • Kyle Velino as Greggy Araneta
  • Elizabeth Oropesa as Lucy Rabino
  • Beverly Salviejo as Felina “Biday” Consulta
  • Rose Van Ginkel as Maricar: Imee Marcos’ confidant in Morocco, North Africa.
  • Marlon Mance as Mel Mathay: The vice governor of Metro Manila from 1979 to 1986.
  • Billy Jake Cortez as young Mel Mathay


Through the eyes of Imee Marcos, Maid in Malacañang chronicles the final days of the Marcos family before they were airlifted out of Malacanang and flown to Hawaii. Following the record-smashing success of its prequel, Martyr or Murderer recounts what happened to the family before and after the EDSA Revolution, a sneak peek to their life in exile, and a brave discussion on the intrigues surrounding Imee’s exploits in Morroco — did she really go into hiding and forge passports? How did her siblings cope with the sudden turn of events? How did the ailing patriarch and his Imeldific wife carry on with their lives after being stripped of power and dignity? MOM carries the love story of Imelda and Ferdinand, the union of Politics and Philippine Culture, It also solves the riddles about the duplicity of Ninoy Aquino, his relationship with people around him, his ulterior motivations and how his untimely death–which is still being pinned on his rival Ferdinand–was used to catalyze the downfall of the Marcoses. How did all the strife between these two luminaries start, how far did it go? To what extent can a man lie to himself in pursuit of his dreams? Who is the real Martyr, who is the real Murderer? This movie holds the answers.

Martyr or Murderer Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Worldwide Collection₱4.8 million

About Martyr or Murderer Movie:

Martyr or Murderer is a Filipino family drama film written and directed by Darryl Yap. Produced by Vincent del Rosario III and Veronique del Rosario-Corpus under the banner of VinCentiments and Viva Films. It is one of the trilogies and sequel/prequel to Maid in Malacañang (2022).

It stars Cesar Montano, Cristine Reyes, Diego Loyzaga, Ruffa Gutierrez, and Isko Moreno. Martyr or Murderer was theatrically released on March 1, 2023.

Martyr or Murderer is the second film in the Maid in Malacañang trilogy, which centers around the story of the Marcos family.

On November 7, 2022, Senator Imee Marcos confirmed that the sequel to Maid in Malacañang is in the works.

Isko Moreno was cast to play the role of Ninoy Aquino.

On December 21, 2022, the first teaser for Martyr or Murderer was released.

On February 9, 2023, the trailer was released

Before the release of the trailer, the film was originally planned to be released in February 2023, in time for the anniversary of People Power Revolution.

Martyr or Murderer was theatrically released on March 5, 2023, and now available on streaming platform Viva One.