11. Masarap na Pugad
What does it mean: Delicious Nest
What is it about: Two lovers named Gareth and Koala fight for their love despite their disapproving parents and their other admirers. So the question is: how do you eat a bird’s nest?
12. Kapag Ang Palay Naging Bigas… May Bumayo
What does it mean: The title basically means that if the rice had their husks removed, someone has pounded over them. It doesn’t have a direct translation since both “palay” and “bigas” are words for rice, the former being rice grains with husks still intact.
What is it about: No known synopsis ever exists partly because most people only care about the title. It has been largely touted as the most unusual title in a Filipino movie.
What does it mean: Egg
What is it about: An ex-convict is given another chance of life by a duck egg farmer, but complications arrive when the farmer’s son returns home with his wife and the ex-convict starts an affair with the farmer’s much younger wife, played by a 15-year old newcomer Diana Zubiri. (Yes, minors acting in bold movies were a norm, which was technically against the law yet a lot of producers had gotten away from it.)
What does it mean: A type of ricecake, cooked over fire and topped with cheese and/or slices of salted egg
What is it about: Two long-separated sisters meet again, only to find out that they share the same man. The poster is very misleading, however, because it features a girl making “puto bumbong”, a different rice delicacy that is shaped in a long cylindrical mold and is topped with sugar and margarine. It could have been named “Puto Bumbong” instead and still make it to this list.
15. Kesong Puti
What does it mean: White Cheese (similar to feta)
What is it about: A wealthy man in Lumban, Laguna, known for producing the said cheese, can only get his inheritance once he and his wife has produced a child. Sadly he discovers that he is impotent, which creates for a very wild family scandal.