Trese: Magic under the manhole

Pia Ranada
Comics creators Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo set out to reinvent Manila in "Trese."

MANILA, Philippines – Drag-racing tikbalang and crime lord aswang inhabit Manila in the pages of “Trese.” In the dead of night, comics creators Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo speak about paranormal detective Alexandra Trese, reinventing Filipino mythology and the future of comics in the Philippines.

DIRECTOR / VIDEO EDITOR: Vicente Roxas
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Dindin Reyes
VOICE-OVER: Patricia Evangelista

– Rappler.com

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Pia Ranada

Pia Ranada is a senior reporter for Rappler covering Philippine politics and environmental issues. For tips and story suggestions, email her at pia.ranada@rappler.com.