Former actor, stunt director Baldo Marro dies

By , on October 23, 2017


The Philippine entertainment world is in mourning following the death of former action star and turned director Teodoro Galan Baldomaro, popularly known as Baldo Marro. He was 69.

This was announced by Bacoor City Mayor Lani Mercado on Facebook as she convey her condolences to Baldomaro family.

“Our condolences to the family of a very dear friend Teodoro Galan Baldomaro. Baldo Marro as he is known in showbiz has been part of the careers of almost all action stars including Ramon Bong Revilla Jr.. He has been Bong Revilla Jr.’s fight director in almost all his movie and tv projects. We will miss you Kuya Baldo,” Mercado said.

Revilla, for his part, also expressed his gratitude to his former colleague in a post saying that there wouldn’t be action star Bong Revilla if there weren’t Baldo Marro.

Sunshine Dizon, who stars in an afternoon drama Ika-6 na Utos, also was not able to conceal her misery as she posted a lengthy message on her Instagram account about her “Tatay Baldo.”

On the first part of her post, Dizon said that Marro was the one in-charge of all bloody and trending stunt scenes in the drama Ika-6 na Utos. The actress also narrated how much of a perfectionist and strict Marro is because he wanted to make sure that no one will get hurt on the set.

Dizon also shared her unforgettable moment with Marro.

“Pero ang di ko malilimutan ay nung naging anak nya ako sa pelikulang “PATROLMAN” i was nominated for best child performer lahat sila sinabi mananalo daw ako i was only 4 or 5 years old and I expected somehow that i will win pero ibang bata ang nanalo. Sa sobrang iyak ko nun parang batang naagawan ng candy [I won’t forget when I became his daughter in the film PATROLMAN. I was nominated for best child performer. All of them were saying I will win, I was only 4 or 5 years old and I expected somehow that I will win but other kid won. I was crying a lot like a child whose candy was snatched],” Dizon wrote.

“Nung tinawag na si Tatay at nanalo ng Best Actor sinama nya ako on stage at ako ang pinahawak ng trophy nya at sabi sakin anak wag ka na umiyak panalo na din daw ako. I remember he was giving his speech ako may hawak ng award ni Tatay at feeling ko nanalo nga din ako [When he was called and won Best Actor, he brought me with him on stage. I was holding the trophy and he told me to stop crying since I won too. I remember he was giving his speech, I was the one holding his award and I felt like I also won],” she added.

The actress said that her only regret was she was not able to visit him in the hospital because she thought the stunt director was recovering from illness.

“Salamat po sa lahat ng di malilimutang mga eksena ginawa mo para samin. Salamat at mapalad din po ako na i can call you Tatay. We love you tay and we will surely miss you [Thank you for unforgettable scenes you made for us. Thank you and I’m blessed that I can call you my father. We love you and we will surely miss you],” Dizon ended.

Baldo Marro or Tatay Baldo as I fondly call him is our Stunt Director. Sya po ang gumawa ng lahat ng madugo at nag trending na stunt scenes sa #ika6nautos. Alam din ni tatay lahat ng deprensya ko sa balikat, at likod pero parati nyang nagagawaan ng paraan. He also pushed me to do things na di ko pa nagawa dati. Pinayagan din nya ko mag stunt driving. Nalulungkot sya pag mahaba ang stunt scene tapos minsan napuputol sa editing. Perfectionist din sya at kadalasan ay strict dahil sa sobrang ingat na walang masasaktan sa set. Pero ang di ko malilimutan ay nung naging anak nya ako sa pelikulang “PATROLMAN” i was nominated for best child performer lahat sila sinabi mananalo daw ako i was only 4 or 5 years old and I expected somehow that i will win pero ibang bata ang nanalo. Sa sobrang iyak ko nun parang batang naagawan ng candy. Nung tinawag na si Tatay at nanalo ng Best Actor sinama nya ako on stage at ako ang pinahawak ng trophy nya at sabi sakin anak wag ka na umiyak panalo na din daw ako. I remember he was giving his speech ako may hawak ng award ni Tatay at feeling ko nanalo nga din ako. At yun ang di ko malilimutan kay Tatay sa lahat ng pag kakataon na nag kasama at nag katrabaho kami. Tay I only regret that na di kita nabista nung nasa ospital ka kala po kasi naming lahat nag papalakas na lang po kayo. Salamat po sa lahat ng di malilimutang mga eksena ginawa mo para samin. Salamat at mapalad din po ako na i can call you Tatay. We love you tay and we will surely miss you. 🙏🏻

A post shared by Miss Sunshine Dizon (@m_sunshinedizon) on Oct 21, 2017 at 8:13pm PDT

According to a report from Pep.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), Marro died due to health complications. Monching Baldomaro sent a text message to Pep saying that the actor was brought to the hospital because of dengue. Marro quickly recovered and was discharged from the hospital.

However, after two days, Marro was brought back to the hospital when he vomited blood.

His wake will be at Samson Funeral Homes in Bacoor City, Cavite.

Marro was an actor, film director, stunt director, screenwriter, and producer in the Philippines. He began his career as a stuntman before he became an action star.

In 1988, Marro was recognized by by the prestigious Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) as Best Actor for the movie Patrolman. In 1989, Marro was nominated in Gawad Urian award for Best Supporting Actor for the film Boy Negro.

He also starred in Boy Negro (1988), Iyo Ang Batas, Akin Ang Katarungan (1988), Tumakbo Ka Hanggang May Lupa (1990), and Alyas Boy Tigas: Ang Probinsiyanong Wais (1998).