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Jericho Rosales Bags Best Actor Award At The Newport Beach Film Festival

Jericho Rosales wins the best actor/outstanding acting achievement trophy during the Newport Beach Film Festival in California for his co-produced film "Alagwa."

This was announced by Rosales' manager, Angeli Pangilinan-Valenciano, via her Twitter account. Rosales also later on confirmed the news through his own Twitter account.

He first won in the film festival in 2011 for another independent film.

"Alagwa," which he co-produced, tells the story of a child who grew up in Manila's Chinatown amid a popular urban legend there. This was inspired by director Ian Lorenos' own experience growing up.

The theme of the film is human trafficking as it tries to address this significant human rights issue.

Rosales plays the role of Robert Lim, an impoverished single dad who lives with his son, Brian. He brought his son to the mall one day and lost him. Surveillance cameras showed the little boy being led away by an older man.

The police failed to find Brian, pushing Rosales' character to search for him in the back streets and underworld of Manila. He is determined to find his son no matter what the cost is.

Aside from Rosales, the film also stars Bugoy Carino, Leo Martinez, Smokey Manaloto, John Manalo, Nanette Inventor and Malaysian actress Carmen Soo.

Rosales is planning to release "Alagwa" in the Philippines.

For the meantime though, the actor is again partnering with Lorenos for a second film project.

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