Categories: Feature 
Country: Philippines 
Runtime: 01:15:00
Genre: Crime, Drama  Police 
A policewoman roams the city of Manila to fulfill her duties as a police patrol and to look for her lost son.
Information for the audience: 

Directors: Nick Olanka

Writers: Adolf Alix, Jr., Nick Olanka

Producers: Adolf Alix, Jr.

Key cast: Aiai delas Alas, Angeli Bayani


Director: Nick Olanka

Born in 1982, Nick Olanka is a graduate of UP Film Institute. A day after graduation he made his first feature film “Ang Huling Araw ng Linggo” for Cinemalaya Film Festival 2006. Since then he has extensively worked in theater, television and film as a writer and director. For television he directed series such as "Apoy sa Dagat" and weekly drama anthology "Maalaala Mo Kaya." “Ronda” is his second feature film. 

Director’s Statement

Ronda is about decay. Set in the decaying streets of Manila, an honorable policewoman's principles are tested while her broken relationship with her husband and son stands on the edge of failure. Manila, with its neon signs and crumbling buildings, seems lonely and abandoned. Nothing much is happening as their police car crawls along the streets. But there is palpable tension in the air. The smog-filled streets, dark corners, and grimy overpasses create a sense of looming fear. There is a distinct feeling that something bad is about to happen.


Screenings / Awards: 
  • Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival
    August 2, 2014
    World Premiere (Work in Progress)
    Best Film nomination