On the Job

Synopsis: A gritty crime-thriller about four men struggling to survive and a make living for themselves and their respective loved ones. Two are former prison inmates, hired as contract killers, and the two other are law enforcers and investigators, caught in the loop of corrupt government officials. Mario intends to go straight when he gets parole, and Daniel a younger inmate and Mario's apprentice, is set to replace him as hired killer. Joaquin and Francis are the police officers tangled in a moral conflict. The two groups inevitably collide.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Erik Matti
Production: Well Go US
  20 wins & 32 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
118 min


are we going back right away?

I was hoping to go

somewhere after.

I told you about it, remember?

A pack of Marlboro.


Here you go.

It's crazy here...

but I like it this Way.

How many policemen passed by?

Did you see the alley

by the corner?

Did you count your change?

It's five pesos short.

- F*** that a**hole!

- Let it go, a**hole.

He's dead!

Dead man!

A man was shot and killed

today... in Quezon City.

He tried to run away...

and he was shot.

Drugs may be the main

motive in the murder...

since the victim was a

reported drug runner.

Let us make a solemn

oath among ourselves...

to stand committed...

to serve the Filipino People.

Last election, we demanded...

if there is no corruption...

there is no poverty.



making preparations...

the PNP and the AFP

for the elections.

Businesses are pulling

out investments...

from the Philippines. Seen by the

continuous drop in value of the Peso.

We cannot treat vendors

and squatters...

the same way we treat criminals.

An anti-crime group

criticized the police?

For the rampant crime?

In Metro Manila.

Camera footage shows the suspect...

leaving New Bilibid

Prison in Muntinlupa.

They might be comfortable

in killing other people...

because someone supports them.

If we keep electing the

same politicians...

true change will never come.

Soldiers opened fire on us.

Total gun ban shall be implemented.

Why did you have to take his life?

You killed my child!

His face was caught

on the CCTV camera.

The gunmen pulled out their guns?

The victim was dead on the spot.

Bystanders were caught in the crossfire.

According to witnesses?

John Paul was the one

passing the bullets?

While the other was

firing the gun.

The gunman knew what he was doing?


He was hit with an assault

rifle in the leg?

And other parts of the body.

The victim was dead on the spot.

They were used as human shields.

A businessman was killed...

after he was shot in Manila.

We are investigating if he has...

certain involvement

with the company...

of certain personalities.

For God's sake!

Stop dragging his name in politics!

Let us mourn him in peace!

What a crowd right, 'Tang?

I had a hard time escaping.

Did you, know, I had to pass the...

I'll drop you off at

Morayta, 'Tang...

and then I'll pick

you up around 7.

I'll stay out for the night.

I'll go back tomorrow.

So it will just be you, Daniel?

Ma'am Thelma, could I just...

go back tomorrow with Tatang?

You'd really risk so

much for a few hours.

Rex will get you for this again.

By the way...

I have to pay for some stuff...

Daniel needs an advance.

Just take it out of

his pay tomorrow.

How much?

Six thousand...

I have to pay for...

my mom's dialysis,

their electric bill...

and also for my motel.

And also for my motel.


Text Rex that you won't

make it tonight.

Want to eat?

It's my treat. Come on!

No thanks.

No, I'll go ahead.

Want me to go with you?

No way.

- Daniel?

- Mama?

- How are you?

- Daniel, how have you been?

David, come.

Your brother is on the phone.

- How are things?

- We're good. How about you?

I knew you were going to call.

I had a strong feeling.

Sorry it took me a while.

I was out in the desert last week.

I've been really busy.

It's okay!

I just saw Dubai on TV.

There were Arabs everywhere!

I remembered you.

There are lots of them here!

If you could only smell them.

They don't take baths.

Really? So do you

always cover your nose?


Does Badong still visit?

Of course not.

Why do you ask?

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Erik Matti

Erik Matti (born December 21, 1970) is a Filipino filmmaker. He is known for directing On the Job (2013), Honor Thy Father (2015), Seklusyon (2016), BuyBust (2018), and the upcoming Darna. His other directing credits include Ekis (1999), Mano Po 2 (2003), Gagamboy (2004), Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles (2012) and its sequel Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2 (2014). Matti co-founded the production company Reality Entertainment with Dondon Monteverde, son of film producer Lily Monteverde. more…

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