Pasan Ko ang Daigdig
Directed byLino Brocka
Screenplay by
Story byPablo S. Gomez
Produced by
CinematographyRody Lacap
Edited byIke Jarlego Jr.
Music byWilly Cruz
Viva Films
Distributed byViva Films
Release date
  • September 30, 1987 (1987-09-30)
Running time
128 minutes

Pasan Ko ang Daigdig (lit.'I carry the World') is a 1987 Philippine drama film directed by National Artist Lino Brocka.[1] The screenplay was written by Rene Villanueva and Orlando Nadres based on the comic book by Pablo S. Gomez.[2] It stars Sharon Cuneta, Loretta Marquez, and Tonton Gutierrez.[3] It was the first time Brocka and Cuneta worked together on a movie.[4]

In 2007, the film was remade into a television drama series of the same name by GMA Network as the fourth installment of Sine Novela and stars Yasmien Kurdi as Lupe and JC de Vera as Carding.[2]


The film tells the story of Lupe (Sharon Cuneta), a young woman living in the slums of Smokey Mountain who wishes to climb out of poverty through her singing. She is also intent on helping her crippled mother.[4]



According to lead star Sharon Cuneta in an interview on Jeepney TV's Showbiz Pa More (hosted by DJ Jhai Ho), the crew took two weeks to shoot the scenes at Smokey Mountain, and the production designers and make-up artists whom the lead actress usually collaborated with were changed by the film's director Lino Brocka. Brocka picked James Cooper as Sharon's make-up artist and hair designer.[5]


The film was released and distributed by Viva Films on September 30, 1987, in 47 theaters across the Metro Manila region and its neighboring provinces of Rizal and Bulacan.[6]

Television broadcast

The film received a terrestrial television premiere on September 8, 1990, as a feature presentation for ABS-CBN's Saturday night block dedicated to movies from various film studios including Viva, Tagalog Movie Greats.[7]



Award Category Nominee(s) Result
1988 FAMAS Awards[4] Best Actress Sharon Cuneta Nominated
Best Story Pablo S. Gomez Nominated
Best Song Willy Cruz Nominated
Best Sound Vic Macamay Nominated
Star Awards[4] Best Actress Sharon Cuneta Nominated
Movie Discovery of the Year Princess Punzalan Nominated


  1. ^ The National Artists of the Philippines. National Commission on Culture and the Arts. Manila: Cultural Center of the Philippines. 2003. p. 81. ISBN 971-27-0783-0. OCLC 41002645.((cite book)): CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. ^ a b "Yasmien, JC brave slums in Pasan Ko Ang Daigdig". GMA News Online. September 12, 2007. Retrieved April 11, 2023.
  3. ^ Acar, Aedrianne (April 25, 2020). "Sharon Cuneta, ibinuhos ang atensyon sa shoot sa Payatas ng 'Pasan Ko Ang Daigdig' nang maghiwalay sila ni Gabby Concepcion". GMA. Retrieved April 11, 2023.
  4. ^ a b c d Hernando, Mario, ed. (1993). Lino Brocka: The Artist and His Times. Manila: Cultural Center of the Philippines. pp. 44, 290–291.
  5. ^ Cuneta, Sharon (Interviewee); Ho, Jhai (Interviewer) (May 18, 2019). SHOWBIZ PA MORE: Megastar talks about making "Pasan Ko Ang Daigdig". YouTube. Jeepney TV. Retrieved August 17, 2023.
  6. ^ "GRAND OPENING TODAY / A SUPER ROADSHOW PRESENTATION". Manila Standard. Standard Publications, Inc. September 30, 1987. p. 10. Retrieved August 17, 2023.
  7. ^ "Primetime Saturday". Manila Standard. Standard Publications, Inc. September 8, 1990. p. 14. Retrieved August 25, 2023.