The Adventures of Pureza: Queen of the Riles

The Adventures of Pureza

Theatrical movie poster
Directed by Soxie H. Topacio
Produced by Enrico Santos
Charo Santos-Concio
Malou Santos
Written by Gina Marissa Tagasa
Story by Enrico Santos
Music by Vincent de Jesus
Cinematography Mackie Galvez
Edited by Beng Bandong
Distributed by Star Cinema
Release dates
  • July 13, 2011 (2011-07-13)
Running time
105 minutes
Country Philippines
  • Tagalog
  • English
Box office P19,844,817[1]

The Adventures of Pureza: Queen of the Riles is a 2011 Filipino comedy film starring Melai Cantiveros as Pureza. The film was produced by Sine Screen and Star Cinema.[2] The film a had limited release on July 13, 2011.


A poor girl, by the name of Pura who lives near the rails of the train experiences fun, adventure, and romance, in the greatest adventure of her life. Together with her friend, Ruben, they try to find a model, by the name of Daniella Fabella Dela Bamba. If they did not succeed, they will be killed by the evil Mother Baby/Mother Greedy, and the Tsinelas gang. In search, Pura meets a boy by the name of Gerald, and falls in love with him. However, Gerald does not return her feelings, because he is in love with Daniella who is pregnant. Pura finds her mother, Purisima, who currently is a nun in a cathedral. Her mother helps her escape Mother Baby's guards. Sooner, Pura also learns that her best friend, Ruben, is in love with her, and falls in love with him in the process. When Mother Baby is defeated, she and Ruben get married, in the Train Station.



The film garnered P19,844,817 in its 4-week of showing.[1] It was in direct competition against Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, in the Philippine box office.[4][4]


  1. 1 2 Philippine Box-office: July 13-17, 2011 retrieved on July 27, 2011
  2. Mata, Paul (2011-02-11). "Soxie Topacio directs first Melason movie titled Pureza" (in Tagalog). The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2011-03-08.
  3. 1 2 Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco on the set of Pureza
  4. 1 2 Almo, Nerisa (2011-07-05). "Melason movie competes with the last installment of Harry Potter at the box-office" (in Tagalog). The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2011-07-05.
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