Aside from voting Honor Thy Father as the best film of 2015, movie reviewers have also voted it as the most musically satisfying film of last year. The film’s original score was composed by frequent Erik Matti collborator Erwin Romulo, and the soundtrack features haunting rearrangements of the Catholic song “Ama Namin” by Dong Abay and the Sampaguita folk classic “Tao” by Armi Millare.

Jerrold Tarog’s soaring score for his own Heneral Luna was voted second best soundtrack while Khavn dela Cruz and Brezel Goring’s rock jazz-inflected soundtrack to Ruined Heart placed third.

1 – Honor Thy Father (Soundtrack: Various artists, Score: Erwin Romulo) 31.5 points

2 – Heneral Luna (Jerrold Tarog) 25 points

3 – Ruined Heart (Score: Khavn dela Cruz and Brezel Göring, Songs: Various) 21 points

4 – Matangtubig (Brian Gonzales) 20 points

5 – Iisa (Emerzon Texon) 13 points

6 – Apocalypse Child (Armi Millare) 11 points

7 – Patintero (Mikey Amistoso, Jazz Nicolas, Diego Mapa) 9 points, 4 votes

8 – Miss Bulalacao (Rotsanjani Mojica) 9 points, 3 votes

9 – Sleepless (BP Valenzuela) 6 points, 3 votes

10 – An Kubo sa Kawayanan (Jema Pamintuan) 6 points, 2 votes

 

INDIVIDUAL BALLOTS »

MAYK ALEGRE (Cinemaddict)

  1. Matangtubig
  2. Iisa
  3. Honor Thy Father
  4. Baka Siguro Yata
  5. Gayuma

EDUARDO DAYAO (Piling Piling Pelikula)

  1. Miss Bulalacao
  2. Iisa

 JAMES ESPINOZA (Film Police Reviews)

  1. Honor Thy Father
  2. Ruined Heart
  3. Patintero: Ang Alamat ni Meng Patalo
  4. Heneral Luna
  5. Sleepless

JONELL ESTILLORE (Cinema Bravo)

  1. Iisa
  2. Matangtubig
  3. Heneral Luna
  4. Dayang Asu
  5. Honor Thy Father

EMIL HOFILEÑA (Cinemil Writes)

  1. Ari: My Life with a King
  2. Honor Thy Father
  3. Waves

KAYO JOLONGBAYAN (Film Police Reviews)

  1. Matangtubig
  2. Water Lemon
  3. Miss Bulalacao
  4. Filemon Mamon
  5. Waves

SKILTY LABASTILLA (Pinoy Rebyu)

  1. Heneral Luna (Jerrold Tarog)
  2. Honor Thy Father (Soundtrack: Various Artists, Score: Erwin Romulo)
  3. Apocalypse Child (Armi Millare)
  4. Ruined Heart (Khavn dela Cruz and Brezel Göring)
  5. Patintero (Mikey Amistoso, Jazz Nicolas, Diego Mapa)

MACKY MACARAYAN (Death of Traditional Cinema)

  1. Pusong Wazak
  2. Honor Thy Father
  3. Heneral Luna
  4. Dayang Asu
  5. Patintero

RENELSON MORELOS (Ramblings of a Film Urchin)

  1. Heneral Luna
  2. Honor Thy Father
  3. Ari: My Life with a King

NOOD.PH

  1. The Breakup Playlist
  2. Honor Thy Father

MANUEL PANGARUY (Tagailog Special Presents)

  1. Ruined Heart
  2. Miss Bulalacao
  3. An Kubo sa Kawayanan
  4. Honor Thy Father
  5. Baka Siguro Yata

NICO QUEJANO (Cinephiles!)

  1. Heneral Luna
  2. Honor Thy Father
  3. Walang Forever

BERNARD SANTOS (My Movie World)

  1. Jerrold Tarog – Heneral Luna
  2. Matangtubig
  3. Jema Pamintuan – An Kubo Sa Kawayanan
  4. Dinno Christopher Parafina – Manang Biring
  5. Emerzon Texon – The Breakup Playlist

NAZAMEL TABARES (Movies in the Philippines)

  1. Apocalypse Child
  2. Imbisibol
  3. Iisa
  4. Matangtubig
  5. Heneral Luna

JOHN TAWASIL (Present Confusion)

  1. Honor Thy Father
  2. Sleepless
  3. Apocalypse Child
  4. Abi (short film)
  5. Imbisibol

Special mention for sound design: Iisa. I wanted to mention this one because even though I don’t remember much about its music, its overall sound design was excellent.

EMIL NOR URAO (The Movie Bud)

  1. Ruined Heart
  2. Patintero: Ang Alamat ni Meng Patalo
  3. Tandem
  4. Bambanti
  5. Sleepless