Joe Bacus, one of Cagayan de Oro and Northern Mindanao’s premier filmmakers, is about to finish his first full-length masterpiece, Markado, Bakunawa sa Duha ka-Managlahing Takna. The film centers on Sab, a transporter in CDO’s criminal web who is caught in the middle of a looming war between drug lords.

Those who know Joe are aware of the challenges he and his group experienced just to make sure the shooting would push through. They had to look for financial support for the various production expenses and this was not an easy journey. But they pulled through and are just about ready to show the world a new masterpiece.

Before this can happen, Joe and company still need to deal with post-production expenses. And again, they will have to go around and look for people or groups willing to help. So on Friday, October 6, some of CDO’s best bands are gathering for a special fundraising show.

Markado Fundraiser


Mouthy, S.3x, KRNA, Annalogue, Calypso, Past Time Activity, Queen Atia, Potbelly, Honesty Island, and Year of the McNeroy will celebrate CDO film and music as a way of supporting Markado. For Php50, you’ll not only enjoy good food, the best music, and the company of your friends; you’ll also be helping Joe and his group finish their film.

If you want to help out but cannot join the event on Friday, you can still do so via GoFundMe. Visit the GoFundMe Markado page to find out what you need to do.

The Markado Film Fundraiser starts at 9pm. For more information about the show, check out their event page on Facebook.

Let’s support Joe, Imoortals Productions, and Markado. It’s time for genuinely talented Mindanaoans to take the spotlight!


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