It was on November 21 that news broke out of comedian Blakdyak’s death. Known for his natural humor, he starred and even had cameos in a number of movies alongside industry bigwigs like Eddie Garcia, Jano Gibbs and Andrew E.
Despite many of his films thaving been produced in the late 90s and early 2000s, he still made an impression on the heydays of Filipino comedy. Let’s take a look back at some of his hilarious performances in the realm of Philippine mainstream cinema.
5. Asin at Paminta
Both Blakdyak and Eddie Garcia are bounty hunters with different personalities. They join forces when a witness (Rufa Mae Quinto) is kidnapped. As they try to find her, solve a murder and arrest a key drug lord, the two learn how to work together while going through a wild adventure.
4. Weyt A Minute, Kapeng Mainit
Jano Gibbs and Blakdyak inadvertently become witnesses to a terrible crime and change their identities as women for the mean time. The film also stars Geneva Cruz and Angela Velez whom the two protagonist end up falling for.
3. S2pid Luv
The movie that got everyone singing “Nang ma-in love ako sa ‘yo, kala ko’y pag-ibig mo ay tunay…” S2pid Luv stars Andrew E. and Blakdyak who play the roles of orphans pursuing a singing career. They end up working in a junk shop while love comes in the way of a blind Angelica de la Cruz.
A film by Peque Gallaga, Gangland revolves around a group of teenagers who have to deal with the neglect of their families at home. The plot thickens when they accidentally gain possession of a bag of drugs and try to sell it back to the gangsters who originally own it. Blakdyak makes his appearance here as one of the gangsters.
1. Dahil May Isang Ikaw
In fairness, nakakakilig talaga. The movie follows Aga Mulach and Regine Velasquez’s comedic love story from how they first met through a car accident to their sweet adventures together. Blakdyak makes a cameo as himself at a gig where Aga Mulach goes up onstage with him to sing “Modelong Charing”.
You will be missed, Blakdyak.
Which was your favorite Blakdyak performance? Let us know if you remember!