Igorota was a movie shot and shown in 1968 with Charito Solis as lead actress.
Full Title: Igorota, the Legend of the Tree of Life
It got the following FAMAS awards:
Best Cinematography (Color)
Cirio H. Santiago
Best Musical Score
Tied with Tony Maiquez for Kasalanan kaya? (1968)
Best Supporting Actor
An Igorot girl falls in love with a city guy. They get married even if their families protest. The girl lives with her Manila in-laws and suffers years of humiliation. The couple decides to move to her hometown, and the guy is killed.
- Charito Solis — Princess Maila
- Ric Rodrigo — Albert
- Eva Darren
- Fred Galang — Agpo
- Eddie Garcia — Mike
- Lanie Gentica — Lanie
- Mario Monte — Prince Kadangyan
- Ben Perez — Apo Pulog
‘Kadangyan’ means rich and ‘apolog’ means bald. The second highest peak in Philippines found in Benguet is Pulag, with Pulog as a variation. Igorot communities do not have royalty. They do not have princesses, princes, kings, or queens.