Rocco Nacino to Portray an Ilocano Folklore Hero

It seems like 2012 is a fantastic year for GMA-7’s fastest-rising actor, Rocco Nacino. He’s undoubtedly one of the network’s busiest actors today – on and off screen. Having regular TV shows (he’s a regular in Party Pilipinas and a semi-regular in Bubble Gang), mall and out of town shows, and several TV guestings, he’s also a busy man off-cam who manages his business along with his partners (he’s a part-owner of the Elorde Ortigas Gym located in Ortigas Home Depot).

Good luck, Rocco! Good luck, Lam-ang!

Last February 13, his latest daily drama show, The Good Daughter, which he topbills with Kylie Padilla just started airing in GMA-7’s Afternoon Prime. The show had a very successful pilot week, owning the top spot in the ratings game not just on its timeslot, but also on the roster of afternoon drama series, as proven by the reports of AGB Nielsen. Aside from the impressive ratings, the show is also continuously gathering numerous positive feedback on its good storyline and notable performances by its cast, and Rocco’s performance as a ‘bad boy’ is clearly the most remarkable. From his previous roles where he usually plays a sweet and caring guy, his role as Darwin in The Good Daughter shows his versatility as an actor as he portrays a character which is totally opposite of how he is in real life.

Now Rocco is up again for another challenge as he bagged the title role for an ambitious indie epic film, Lam-ang. This indie film is expected to set a new benchmark in the world of independent films, as it’s going to feature and traverse on the life of a popular Ilocano folklore hero, Lam-ang.

Lots of questions were answered by Lam-ang himself.
Rocco, as always, gave smart responses to the press people.

Lam-ang cast with Director, Miss Ana Agabin

In preparation for Lam-ang, Rocco has committed to study speaking hardcore Tagalog and will also be having arnis trainings. His costume will also be showing his chiseled body, which means he has to maintain his hunky physique. Most of the scenes will be shot in Ilocos and Rocco is excited about this.

Rocco proudly showed his newest character

During the Lam-ang presscon held at R Bistro Bar last Saturday, Rocco confessed that aside from the excitement, he felt instantly nervous when he saw the movie’s poster, with just his name on it. With this pressure on him, he stays positive and takes the load as an inspiration to work and strive even harder.

Lhar Santiago interviewed Rocco about his new role.

Lam-ang Director and Scriptwriter, Ana Agabin

Lhar Santiago interviewed the director
Produced by DV Savellano and Saridandan Films Inc. and supported by Ilocos Representative Imee Marcos, the film is also sponsored by the Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur. It will be directed by Ana Agabin, whose first film “24K” has won Best Cinematography in the 2009 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and the Golden Orchid Award in Hawaii International Film Festival. Ana also wrote the script for Lam-ang.

Director Ana Agabin said that this film will not just relive the life of the famous Ilocano hero, but will also make Rocco Nacino shine and escalate his status as an actor.

The movie production will be creating real nipa huts and 'balsa' for the movie.
The sketches of some of the characters in Lam-ang, also a sneak peek on Rocco's costume.

Being labeled as hardworking, smart and talented, plus the positive attitude he possesses, Rocco is believed and forecasted by showbiz experts to become one important actor someday. Indeed, Rocco Nacino is one of the most promising actors of today, and I won’t ever be surprised if he’ll be reaping some acting awards one day. Well, let’s all look forward to that!!

The director and the lead actor proudly posed for their big project.


  1. Hi, Mac! Keep on supporting Rocco. You may visit www.rocconacino.com.ph for more updates on him. Thank you!

  2. Rocco's a good actor. I'm sure he will be able to portray Lam-ang very well. I will definitely be watching this film.