Film to show boy scouts’ heroism

September 02, 2019

AN educational drama film that will showcase the gallantry and heroic deeds of members of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) including those who died in the process is now in the making and will be shown to the public in October.

This was announced yesterday by BSP national president and former Bulacan Governor Roberto Pagdanganan, who said the movie is also aimed at stirring awareness about the importance of being a BSP member and to encourage everyone who is qualified to join.

A memorandum of agreement for the making of the movie was signed yesterday by Pagdanganan and film producer Antonio Coral, Jr. of Zebel Entertainment, Inc. and who is also a Boy Scout. It was witnessed by artistic director and production head Fernando Nadera and BSP secretary-general Rogelio Villa, Jr.

Titled, ‘On My Honor:Heroes Reborn,’ the movie will run for an hour and a half and will feature outstanding deeds of BSP members including the story of the 24 scout delegates for the 11th world jamboree who died in a plane crash in 1963, among other highlights, the saving deed of Scout Aris Espinosa in a bomb explosion that happened in 1994 and the story of scout Oscar Alcaraz who lost his life in a drowning accident while saving another.

‘The objective, among others, is to increase awareness, inspire and invite young generations that BSP has produced some of the unsung heroes worth immortalizing and is the great platform for the formation of values and more responsible citizens of the nation,’ Pagdanganan said.

According to Villa, there are currently 2.7 million active members of BSP with the bulk coming from Metro Manila, Cebu and Bulacan.