Resiklo (Recycle) is a 2007 Philippine post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie starring Sen. Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. It is the entry of Revilla's outfit, Imus Productions, to the 2007 Metro Manila Film Festival.



Set in December 2021, Resiklo is the story of Crisval Sarmiento, an ex-military Colonel who leads a rag-tag group of survivors in the Philippines against the insect-like alien invaders known as the Balangs. Because of the enormous expenditures in resources during the invasion (hinted in the movie's opening credits), the humans are forced to scavenge the destroyed landscape for anything that could be recycled and put to use at their secret sanctuary, called Paraiso (Paradise in English).

However, they are in a race against time, as in addition to the resource gathering, the survivors are fighting to eliminate the Balangs and their human collaborators, the Mutanos (mutated humans), while keeping Paraiso's location secret and along the way, uncovering the truth behind the invasion as well.


International releases

In Japan, Resiklo was retitled Transbattler (トランスバトラー), with a movie poster emphasizing the presence of giant robots in the story and playing on the popularity of the Transformers franchise[1].

Critical reception

The movie was panned by fans and critics alike due to its underwhelming and surprisingly shallow plot and bad acting. The CGI and effects however were praised although the recycled "mechs" are Mech-warrior rip-offs and highly pixelized during film viewings.


It won the Best Picture Award in the 2007 Metro Manila Film Festival. It also won in the following categories [2]:

  • Best Visual Effects (Ignite Media)
  • Best Cinematography (Jay Linao)
  • Best Editing (Jay Halili)
  • Best Sound (Ditoy Aguila).
  • Best Supporting Actor (Roi Vinzon)


Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Enteng Kabisote 3: Okay ka, Fairy Ko: The Legend Goes on and on and on
Metro Manila Film Festival Award for Best Picture
Succeeded by