Pedro Penduko is a Filipino comic book character styled as a folk hero or superhero, created by Francisco V. Coching and debuted on Liwayway Magazine. In his numerous incarnations, Pedro Penduko is consistently portrayed a normal human being who has no superpowers, but is resourceful and quick-witted in battling evil forces. He is aided by a magical amulet (known as Mutya in the TV Series). He was actually introduced in the 1994 and 2000 movies as a descendant of a family of legendary heroes but is a coward. In the TV version however, Pedro is the son of a mortal and a lambana (fairy) whose adventure begins as he starts searching for his lost father. He then encounters extraordinary creatures unique in Philippine folklore. Filipino actor Efren Reyes Sr. was the first to play the role in the bigscreen. This was followed by Ramon Zamora. The most popular Pedro Penduko was Janno Gibbs who appeared in two Pedro Penduko movies. Matt Evans reprised the role on television for a season of Komiks. Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko is supposed to be only for a season but because of good ratings it was extended for two more seasons. The third and last season was retitled Komiks Presents: Si Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao. Evans is the first actor to play Pedro Penduko on television and the fourth actor to play the role. Evans is credited for giving Penduko a curly-haired image, which had already become a trademark of the character.

Runtime 1h 42min
Genres Comedy, Drama
Countries Philippines
Directors Viva Film
Casts: Maricel Soriano, Andrew E., Donna Cruz

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