Vendors complain of 'Bourne' shoot

By Dominic Almenor, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 29 2012 05:10 PM | Updated as of Jan 30 2012 01:10 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- Not everyone is thrilled that the Hollywood movie, "Bourne Legacy," is being shot in Manila.

Several vendors and pedicab drivers at the Pasay Taft Rotonda have complained that the shoot has affected their livelihood.

"Saan kami kukuha ng panggastos?" asked pedicab driver Esteban Acompanado.

"Ngayon dito lang ako, walang kita," added Leah Borkesa, a vendor.

Acompanado said they should have just been taken in as extras for the shoot.

"Sana yung hindi taga rito hindi nila kinuha (as extras)," he said.

But others said they do not mind the inconvenience brought about by the shoot since they were able to get a glance at Hollywood stars.

"Hindi naman tayo karaniwang nakakakita niyan, sa sine lang," said spectator Marlo Manalo.

Among the scenes shot at the busy Pasay Taft Rotonda over the weekend was one where lead stars Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz have to jump from a footbridge and land on top of a bus.

Spectators watched as the stars rehearsed the scene several times.

Actor Joel Torre, who is part of the "Bourne Legacy" cast, expressed his admiration for the actors and the production crew of the film.

"it's fun working with them. They 're very professional. They work on time," he said.

"Ang babait nila, especially the director and actors. In fact, Ms. Rachel Weisz went out of her way to talk to us," Torre added.

On Monday, the cast and crew of the movie will be moving the shoot to El Nido, Palawan, which means it will be business as usual again at the Pasay Taft Rotonda.