Pinay’Merican: Ang Pagdadalaga Ni Maximo Oliveros

Pinay’Merican is a series of personal entries about exploring identity, as a Filipino-American, an aspiring writer, and a millennial. This is also kinda sorta for my final project in Asian American Media this semester.


During Thanksgiving break, I watched Ang Pagdadalaga Ni Maximo Oliveros (The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros) by Filipino filmmaker, Auraeus Solito. This 2005 film is a coming-of-age story about a boy who lives in the slums of Manila with his two older brothers and father. He faces a dilemma where his loyalty to his family is tested by his infatuation for the new police officer, in the midst of a murder investigation. Continue reading Pinay’Merican: Ang Pagdadalaga Ni Maximo Oliveros