Joaquin Domagoso and Andi Abaya topbill ‘Caught in the Act’

Published May 29, 2021, 3:56 PM

by Robert Requintina

Joaquin Domagoso and Andi Abaya

Kapuso actor Joaquin Domagoso and Kapamilya star Andi Abaya shared their first impressions as they appeared together in a movie called “Caught In The Act.”

During a Zoom press conference with the entertainment press on Saturday, Joaquin said: “I really don’t know her personally, but she’s a nice person po. Mabait siya.”

Andi said: “Just like what Joaquin said, we really don’t know personally yet. But I believe we would be able to work well with each other. He seems like a nice person naman po and organized.”

Joaquin, son of Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, is currently seen in the popular Kapuso teleserye “First Yaya” while Andi was hailed first runner-up in “Pinoy Big Brother: Connect” on ABS-CBN.

In the movie, Andi and Joaquin portray senior high school students who invent a new mobile app called “Caught in the Act,” a crime-stopping app which allows people to report crimes.

Also in the movie are: Karel Marquez, Lance Raymundo, Shido Roxas, John Gabriel, Toni Co, EJ Panganiban, Roy Sotero, Ella Sheen, Jiana Aurigue, Edna Hernandez, Josh Lichtenberg, Bamboo B. and Jhassy Cruz Busran.

The movie is written and directed by Perry Escaño. Its executive producers are Josie Paynor, Reagan Romero, and JCB Production.

“Caught in the Act” depicts how talented Filipinos are when it comes to invention and creation of advanced technology. The film promotes good Filipino traits like not giving up on trials and adversities of life, very hardworking, responsible, hopeful in achieving their dreams in life,” Escaño said.

“Most Filipinos nowadays – especially the millennial generation — are into social media, it is also an awareness to everyone that App nowadays are faster and easiest version of a site to interact and connect. These apps are companions for today’s social life. They are literally very significant in our daily lives, especially on emergency matters like what will be seen in this film,” he said.

The movie tells the story of a group of senior high school students who invent a new mobile app and call it “Caught in the Act” as part of their school project.

The crime-stopping app allows onlookers to report crimes happening in their campus and in their community. While testing the app, they get to witness a crime committed by a syndicate.

The app effectively sends a report about the ongoing crime to the authorities. However, the first person to receive it is the head of the police, who protects the syndicate.

As the syndicate group tries to cover its tracks, the innocent teenagers now have to decide whether to run away because they are being hunted or face their tormentors head-on.