Manila residents cheer, rue 'Bourne' shoot

by Gretchen Malalad, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 11 2012 07:48 PM | Updated as of Jan 12 2012 07:04 AM

Rachel Weisz
MANILA, Philippines - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority closed Leveriza St. corner Quirino Ave. in Manila around 6 a.m. Wednesday for the filming of Hollywood movie "Bourne Legacy."

Security was tight around the area. Aside from police, private security personnel was also guarding the area.

Village officials and watchmen were also busy managing the crowd.

Residents living near the area flocked to the set, hoping to get a glimpse of Hollywood stars.

Some were lucky to get a chance to take a picture of one of the cast, Rachel Weisz.

Around 400 residents were given bit roles -- as passersby -- for the movie.

They were paid around P500 per day.

The residents were happy because they earned extra income.

However, some are not happy with the filming of the movie in the area.

Vendors, food stalls owners and some establishments were wary because the road closure may mean they will have no costumers.

They are worried because the producer of the movie is shooting for 10 days in the area, meaning they will have no income for 10 days.

The filming has not caused traffic in the area because the street is a residential area and only private vehicles can pass.

The MMDA is more worried about the filming to be held at Pasay Taft Rotonda.