Directed By: Ishmael Bernal
Cast: Rita Gomez, Vic Vargas, Eddie Garcia, Zenaida Amador, Rosemarie Gil, Subas Herrero, Ronaldo Valdez, Joonee Gamboa, Elvira Manahan, Ernie Zarate
Bernal's film debut about the film industry satire.
In reference to and was inspired by Guru Dutt's 1959 film, Kaagaz Ke Phool (Paper Flowers), Ishmael Bernal's Pagdating Sa Dulo (At the Top).
Ishmael Bernal’s Pagdating sa Dulo (At the Top) ends with a striking sequence that consummates the hypocrisy that was portrayed in the carnivalesque affairs of the film. Ching (Rita Gomez), scandalously tipsy after a day of lonesome drinking, and Pinggoy (Vic Vargas), who attempts to salvage Ching from further embarrassing herself in public, see a mob of adoring fans, separated from their fantasy world by a metal gate and obviously oblivious to the excesses of their fleeting limelight. Their faces transform. The once self-absorbed alcohol-glazed gestures of Ching and the guarded yet clearly affectionate concern of Pinggoy suddenly breaking to give way to faces jolted by a sudden but timely awareness, of how far they have gone up and how far they have fallen.
103. Batang West Side (2001)
Directed By: Lav Diaz
Cast: Yul Servo, Joel Torre, Gloria Diaz, Angel Aquino, Priscilla Almeda, Raul Arellano, Arthur Acuña, Ruben Tizon, Jomar Roldan, Michelle Salvador, Ged Merino, Joseph Pe
An epic five hour film that delves into the murder of a young man in the sidewalk of New Jersey, USA that became an investigation of a Filipino-American community
A Filipino teenager is shot to death on the sidewalk of New Jersey, USA. An investigation starts into his death. His family members and friends are interviewed. Along the way, we find out not only more about him but about the community of Filipinos in America in general, including the destructive effect of the drug "shabu" on its youth. The detective who handles the case also has his own personal demons to settle with his violent past.
104. Barber's Tales (2013)
Directed By: Jun Lana Story: Peter Ong Lim, Elmer L. Gatchalian, Benedict Mique
Cast: Eugene Domingo, Eddie Garcia, Iza Calzado, Gladys Reyes, Sharmaine Buencamino, Noni Buencamino, Daniel Fernando, Sue Prado, Nicco Manalo, Jess Mendoza, Nora Aunor
The film stars Eugene Domingo as Marilou, a widow who is forced to take her late husband’s job as community barber during the end of Marcos era.
Barber's Tales is set in the rural town in the Philippines during the end of Marcos dictatorship, and tells the story of newly widowed Marilou (Eugene Domingo) who inherits the town's only barbershop from her husband- a business that has been passed down by generations of men in her husband's family. With no other means of support, she musters the courage to run the barbershop. But as to be expected, she fails to attract any customers. But a touching act of kindness she extended to Rosa, a prostitute who works in the town brothel, leads to an unexpected opportunity. Rosa, who now considers Marilou a friend, urges her prostitute friends to pressure their male clientele into patronizing Marilou's barbershop. The men have no choice but to grudgingly oblige out of fear that Rosa will expose their infidelity to their wives.
The film won a Best Actress trophy for Eugene Domingo at the 2013 Tokyo International Film Festival.
105. Salawahan - Capricious (1979)
Directed By: Ishmael Bernal
Cast: Jay Ilagan, Matt Ranillo, Rio Locsin, Sandy Andolong, Rita Gomez, Mark Gil, Stella Ruiz, Pinky Arambulo, Rene Requiestas, Ruthie Roces, Bongchi Miraflor, Lily Miraflor, Joey Aquino
A witty sex comedy about two young cousins who trade places for their courtship strategies which ends up hilarious. One of the most quotable Filipino film ever due to its sexual innuendos and ambiguity.
Famous Quote / Movie Line:
Bakit hindi mo ko kaladkarin sa batalan at gahasain?
O, diyos ko! Anong sinabi ng oblation ng UP! - Rene Requiestas
(Why don't you drag me to the field and rape me? Oh my god! What can the UP Oblation say?)
Biologically, I'm 33. Intellectually, I'm 60. And I hope I look 18. - Rita Gomez
Rita: How do you like my position er I mean my opinion?
Jay: Well, I respect your opinion. And I love your position!
107. Zamboanga (1936)
Hong Kong and Philippine motion picture studios work together to create this masterpiece about a woman bandit - Sanda Wong (1954)
110. Fe, Esperanza, Caridad (1974)
Directed By: Cirio H. Santiago, Lamberto V. Avellana, Gerardo de Leon
Story: Donato Valentin, Rino Bermudez, Ikong, Jojo Lapus
Cast: Nora Aunor, Dindo Fernando, Ruben Rustia, Jay Ilagan, Divina Valencia, Bert LeRoy Jr., Rosa Aguirre, Romy Lapus, Rino Bermudez, Ronaldo Valdez, Patria Plata, Subas Herrero, Laurice Guillen
The film is a trilogy featuring Nora Aunor giving life to the stories of three women: Fe, an emerging movie superstar who has an invalid husband, Esperanza, a young wife living in a middle-class neighborhood in the city and Caridad, a young novice who was seduced by the devil himself.
The first segment revolves around the love story of Fe, the singer discovered by a talent manager Tony Artiaga (Dindo Fernando). Fe soon becomes the big star, and then painfully witnesses her manager who is now her husband sink into despondency and booze and was addicted to alcohol and gambling that gradually destroys the fame, that Fe is now experiencing. Even before the husband dies, yes, you know it already. It’s A Star is Born borrowed up to the last line of Judy Garland: “Hello, everybody, This is Mrs. Norman Maine” to Aunor’s “Ako si Mrs. Artiaga.”This first episode was directed by Cirio H. Santiago
Telling the story of this cigarette vendor being wooed by a rich man, Vic (Bert Leroy, Jr.), even as her shy suitor, Domeng (Jay Ilagan) a jeepney driver, remains loyal, we see a tale of hope told without the ponderous air usually associated with that discourse. There is the subplot of a duplicitous “rich” boy passing on to Esperanza his drug dealing, without the heroine’s knowledge and this becomes, like any subplots, distracting. When the story, however, is on Doming, the driver, and Esperanza with her dreams and ambitions. Furthermore, with grandma Maring's advice (Rosa Aguirre) and with the help of brother Boyet (Romy Lapuz), Domeng and Esperanza got married. The second episode gives a reason to appreciate Lamberto V. Avellana’s insight as a filmmaker.
Gerardo de Leon vividly describe the story of Caridad (Nora Aunor), a nun who loves Rodrigo (Ronaldo Valdez), the gardener in the convent. Caridad is experiencing a complex feeling of a woman fighting for the love she has for Rodrigo and her bow as a nun. When Caridad discovered that Rodrigo and Satan are the same entity, Rodrigo made her life like hell. Although repugnant, Caridad continued dealing with Rodrigo in the hope that she could convince him to return to the Lord. In return for that plea, Caridad will do anything, even jump off the cliff.
116. On The Job (2013)
Directed By: Erik Matti Writer: Michiko Yamamoto, Erik Matti
Cast: Gerald Anderson, Piolo Pascual, Joel Torre, Joey Marquez, Michael de Mesa, Leo Martinez, Angel Aquino, Vivian Velez, Shaina Magdayao, William Martinez, Rayver Cruz, Empress Schuck
A gritty film noir 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.
117. Ifugao (1954)
Directed By: Gerardo De Leon
Cast: Efren Reyes Sr. , Johnny Monteiro, Leila Morena, Fernando Royo, Gloria Sevilla, Leticia Ojera, Leonora Ruiz, Jennings Sturgeon, Mario Barri
It was the first film to focus on the lifestyle of the Ifugao mountain tribe of the Cordillera mountain region of the Philippines with authenticity. The film uses the picturesque locale of the Ifugao rice terraces in Banaue (called the Eight Wonder of the World) to full advantage.
Serialized in Hiwaga Komiks, Ifugao tells about the conflict between mountain warriors and the American colonizers during the early years of the US regime
The film won the Best Director award for De Leon, Best Actor award for Reyes Sr., and Best Screenplay for Cirio H. Santiago and Santiago "Ding" M. De Jesus in the 1955 Asian Film Festival in Singapore.
121. Pieta (1983)
Directed By: Carlo J. Caparas
Cast: Charito Solis, Ace Vergel, Vivian Velez, Luis Gonzales, Mario Montenegro, Bomber Moran, George Estregan, Max Alvarado, Rodolfo "Boy" Garcia, Vic Diaz, Deborah Sun, Johnny Wilson, Lucita Soriano, Janette Zervoulakos, Ernie Ortega
The story of a passionate and undying love of a mother to his criminal son even in the most trying, compromising and difficult situations.
124. Bilanggo sa Dilim - Prisoner in the Dark (1987)
Directed By: Mike De Leon Story: John Fowles, Jose Almojuela, Bobby Lavides
Cast: Joel Torre, Cherie Gil, Rio Locsin, Edu Manzano
Mike De Leon screen adaptation of John Fowles' creepy The Collector.
126. Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank (2011)
Directed By: Marlon Rivera Story: Chris Martinez
Cast: Eugene Domingo, JM De Guzman, Kean Cipriano, Cai Cortez, Cherry Pie Picache, Jonathan Tadioan, KC Marcelo, Mercedes Cabral
Jocelyn, Rainier, and Bingbong are three film school graduates who are dead set on making an Oscar-worthy film. They set out to do a quick pre-production as a courtesy call to their lead actress played by Eugene Domingo, and a through inspection of their film's major location, the Payatas dumpsite. They believe they have a winning script, and the energy and drive to make their dreams come true, no matter what the cost.
127. Saan Darating Ang Umaga? (1983)
Directed By: Maryo J. de los Reyes Story: Fanny Garcia
Cast: Maricel Soriano, Raymond Lauchengco, Nida Blanca, Jaypee De Guzman, Nestor de Villa, Chanda Romero, Flora Gasser, Angie Ferro, Angie Ferro, Alma Lerma
A family's source of joy becomes the cause of all their grief. After years of trying to have a son, a couple finally decides to adopt one. While Shayne their only child is receptive at first, she finds herself getting increasingly jealous of Joel who has become the couple's center of attention. Shayne realizes that her adopted brother is no threat at all when he demonstrates his affection for her. But just when harmony is restored in the family, tragedy strikes during a beach excursion. Acting on a dare by Joel, Shane's father drifts afar from the shore and drowns. Shane's mother suffers a breakdown and blames Joel for the tragedy. Albeit Shane tries to hold the family together, the mother becomes inconsolable and demands that she return the boy to the orphanage. Now, Shayne must make the painful choice whether to keep her brother or submit to her mother's wishes.
Famous Quote / Movie Lines:
"Wala sa damit, wala sa kulay ang pagmamahal, Nasa puso, nasa utak!" - Maricel Soriano
(Love is not in the dress nor in colors, it is in the heart, it is in the brain!)
128. Kung Mahawi Man Ang Ulap (1984)
Directed By: Laurice Guillen Story: Gilda Olvidado, Orlando Nadres, Lualhati Bautista
Cast: Hilda Koronel, Christopher de Leon, Amy Austria, Gloria Romero, Eddie Garcia, Isabel Rivas, Michael de Mesa, Tommy Abuel, Yasmin Ayesa, Ester Chavez, Jimmy Javier, Rudy Meyer, Virginia Montes, Metring David
The happy life of Catherine and her widowed mother changed for the worse when Pablo and his family moved in as their tenants. In no time at all, her mother had gotten married to Pablo and was providing for his entire family. To make things worse, Pablo's daughter wanted Catherine's boyfriend for herself. As if these were not enough, Catherine killed Pablo's son, when he attempt to rape her. Pregnant with her boyfriend's child, she ended up in jail. But her mother, now sick and reduced to poverty, could do anything to help her. Still, she lived for the day when she would be able to reclaim what was and is rightfully hers.
Catherine's (Hilda Koronel) misery begins when her mother Minda (Gloria Romero) accommodates Minda's old flame Pablo Acuesta (Eddie Garcia) and his parasitic family, who takes advantage of Minda's obsessive desire for Pablo. Then Catherine learns that Minda has married Pablo who starts digging into their joint bank accounts. To spite Catherine, Pablo's daughter Rita (Amy Austria) makes Catherine's boyfriend Rustan (Christopher De Leon) drunk to trick him into bed. Catherine leaves home to live with her godmother where she kills Jojo (Michael De Mesa), Pablo's repulsive son who tried to rape her. Rustan leaves for the U.S. while Catherine, pregnant with his child, gives birth in prison. Rita goes to Rustan's mother to fleece her of money by claiming that the child is her son with Rustan. Will the cloud of trouble ever clear for Catherine?
Famous Quotes / Movie Line:
Rita Acuesta (Amy Austria) : Papatayin mo ako? Mamatay-tao kang talaga!Catherine (Hilda Koronel) : Hindi ako mamamatay-tao at yan ay alam na alam ninyo! Anong mapapala ko kung papatayin ko kayong lahat? Pagmasdan mo ang mukhang ito. Basahin mo sa pagmumukhang ito ang di mabilang na kasalanan na ginawa niyo sa'kin, sa aking anak at sa aking ina! Kung wala kayong kasalanan, wala nang matatawag na kasalanan sa mundong ito. Pati kinabukasan ko pinatay ninyo. Pati katarungan gusto niyong patayin pero nagkakamali kayo. Hindi makikinig sa inyo ang langit at lalong hindi makikinig sa inyo ang impiyerno dahil napakasama ninyo! Napakasama ninyo!
Catherine (Hilda Koronel): Aalis kayo. Sa pusali kayo nanggaling. Sa pusali kayo babalik.
129. Ekstra - Subtitle: The Bit Player (2013)
Directed By: Jeffrey Jeturian Story: Zig Madamba Dulay, Antoinette Jadaone
Cast: Vilma Santos, Marian Rivera, Piolo Pascual, Cherie Gil, Richard Yap, Cherry Pie Picache, Pilar Pilapil, Tom Rodriguez, Eula Valdez, Terence Baylon, Ruby Ruiz
This movie tells the story of a bit player and how significant an extra in a movie is.
Loida Malabanan (Vilma Santos) is a single mother who successfully raised her daughter by playing as an extra in a movie. She dreams of having a big break while working with small screen actors.
133. Madrasta (1996)
135. 48 Oras - 48 Hours (1950)
Directed By: Gerardo De Leon Story: Cesar Gallardo, Ding M. De Jesus (Screenplay)
Cast: Rogelio de la Rosa, Virginia Montes, Enrico Pimentel, Lopito, Nena Cardenas, Oscar Kesse, Conrado Conde, Patria Plata, Bebong Osorio, Dely Atay-atayan
The story of a deeply wounded man who only has 48 hours to find out his perpetrators before a bullet in his chest could fatally reach his heart.
The film starts with an attempted prison escape. Two men are chased by prison guards, and the warden is alarmed of the planned escape and orders the guards to bring them back at all costs. A treacherous corner frustrates their escape as prison guards block their way to recapture them and bring them back to the warden. The two men are Carding (Rogelio dela Rosa) and Melchor (Enrico Pimentel), innocent yet convicted for the death of Carding's wife and mother, respectively. The plot follows Carding as he tries to prove his innocence by escaping from the prison then, finding the true perpetrator of the heinous crime.
138. Serafin Geronimo: Ang Kriminal ng Baryo Concepcion (1998)
Directed By: Lav Diaz
Cast: Raymond Bagatsing, Tonton Gutierrez, Angel Aquino, Ana Capri, Dindi Gallardo, Raymond Keannu, Richard Joson, Lawrence David, Lorli Villanueva
A man appears to a female reporter and claims he is the famous kidnapper that has the world astir and promises to turn himself in if she listens to his story. Though she is suspicious of him, she starts to fall more and more into his story.
139. Kambal Tuko - Siamese Twins (1952)
140. Bakit Bughaw Ang Langit? - Why Is The Sky Blue? (1981)
Directed By: Mario O'Hara Story: Lydia Collantes Villegas, Greg Tadeo
Cast: Nora Aunor, Dennis Roldan, Alicia Alonzo, Anita Linda, Raquel Montesa, Metring David, Mario Escudero, Carpi Asturias, Rene Hawkins, Mely Mallari, Len Santos
Mario O'Hara deeply moving drama about a woman befriending a retarded man.
Mario O'Hara's Bakit Bughaw ang Langit? (Why is the Sky Blue? 1981) opens by way of introduction with panoramic views of Manila. We see the arrival of Babette Gomez (Nora Aunor) at an apartment complex—or rather, the arrival of her family; movers unload a truckload of furniture and carry it into their newly rented apartment. O'Hara's camera watches as the family unpacks and settles in, and we come to know something about each by the way he or she acts within the camera frame--imperious Sofia (Anita Linda), bossing everyone around her; sullen Nardo (Mario Escudero), dutifully carrying out his wife's orders; beautiful Lorie, who barks like her mother, but at a lesser volume; quiet Babette, their other daughter, who hurries about doing most of the work along with the movers.
We meet the neighbors: Marta (Melly Mallari) who owns the "sari-sari" (grocery) store at the complex entrance; Cora (Alicia Alonzo) and her out-of-work husband Domeng (Rene Hawkins); Luring (Metring David) who sells clothes to neighbors as a sideline; Luring's son Bobby (Dennis Roldan), a mental cripple who likes to play basketball. Only Mang Jesus (Carpi Asturias), a courtly old gentleman, seems to notice Babette's plight; they talk about the little cacti she's raising, and she says something about them without any particular emphasis--that they flourish on very little care and water--that summarizes her life up to that point. Later, Luring offers Sofia some clothes, telling her story in the process--that she's raising Bobby by herself; that she's having a difficult time as she must work and can't bring her son along. Sofia has a proposal: instead of paying for the clothes, maybe Babette can go over every day and feed Bobby while Luring goes to work.
And so Babette finds herself with a plate of food at Luring's door, looking in (you think of young women in fairy tales peering into the monster's den, wondering at the silence). She finds Bobby upstairs, chained, sets the food before him; he sits hunched over the plate, eating with his fingers. Later, Babette asks Bobby for his basketball-- to clean it, she explains; Bobby gives it after some hesitation. For the first time in the picture, O'Hara cuts to a closeup— of Babette's face, then of Bobby's (before this, the film had been made up of long and medium shots). They have connected with each other.
142. Mortal (1975)
Directed By: Mario O'Hara
Cast: Lolita Rodriguez, Rosanna Ortiz, Anita Linda, Dindo Fernando
Based on a true story, O'Hara's film debut about a young man named Antonio recovering from a mental illness.
151. Turumba (1981)
Directed By: Kidlat Tahimik
Cast: Homer Abiad, Iñigo Vito, Maria Pehipol, Patricio Abari, Bernarda Pacheco, Katrin Luise, Claudia Aderes, Mino Aco, Riri Afuang, Silberio Galvez, Alma Almasan, Nita Alejo
The film is about the exploitation of a small town by a German investor.
Set in a tiny Philippine village, the inimitable Kidlat Tahimik's film focuses on a family that makes paper-mache animals to sell during the traditional Turumba festivities. One year, a department store buyer purchases all their stock. When she returns with an order for 500 more (this time with the word "Oktoberfest" painted on them), the family's seasonal occupation.
154. Kapag Langit Ang Humatol (1990)
Directed By: Laurice Guillen
Story: Salvador Royales, Emmanuel H. Borlaza
Cast: Vilma Santos, Richard Gomez, Gloria Romero, Charo Santos-Concio, Kristine Garcia, Carmina Villaroel, Jeffrey Santos, Eula Valdez, William Lorenzo, Tony Carreon, Metring David, Ray Ventura, Lilian Laing, Bessie Barredo, Vangie Labalan
Guillen's Kapag Langit Ang Humatol (1990) was based on a radio serial about the vidictive story of rags to riches, Florida. She concocted a plan to revenge the abuse she suffered from the devilish matriach, Octavia (Gloria Romero) only to discover that the child she used to exploit for her revenge is her own child.
An oppressed housemaid has transformed herself into a wealthy and powerful business mogul through sheer dint of talent, ambition and driving need to avenge herself on her tormentors. She comes back to the scene of her most abject debasement with the sole intent of humiliating the family who once made her life such a living hell. Unknowingly, she gets to exact revenge on the very person who turns out to be her own daughter by the son of her former mistress.
Famous Quote / Movie Line:
ang dating isang alila ay isa nang tinitingala!…Akin pa rin ang huling halakhak…Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha” - Vilma Santos
163. Segurista (1996) *
Directed By: Tikoy Aguiluz Story: Jose F. Lacaba, Amado Lacuesta
Cast: Michelle Aldana, Gary Estrada, Ruby Moreno, Albert Martinez, Julio Diaz, Pen Medina, Eddie Rodriguez, Liza Lorena, Suzette Ranillo, Teresa Loyzaga, Anthony Castelo, Roy de Guzman, Manjo del Mundo
In the daytime, Karen is an insurance saleswoman in Manila, but in the evening she works as an escort in a club. She is very successful in selling insurance to her escort clients. On the weekends she returns to her husband and daughter in the provinces, who are living amongst the volcanic ash from Mount Pinatubo. She is forced to take stock of her life when Sonny, a rich car dealer, offers to set her up in an apartment.
An obsessed stage mother too controlling expects too much of his son whose rising popularity leads to tragedy in Stardoom (1971)
171. Hari ng Tondo - King of Tondo Subtitle: Where I Am King (2014)
Directed By: Carlos Siguion-Reyna Story: Bibeth Orteza
Cast: Robert Arevalo, Rez Cortez, Cris Villonco, Aiza Seguerra, Ciara Sotto, Liza Lorena, Lorenz Martinez, Rafael Siguion-Reyna, Lui Manansala, Carlos Canlas, Mark Tayag, Gian Magdangal, Eric Quizon, Ali Sotto, Audie Gemora
A self-made man on the verge of bankruptcy transplants his sheltered grandchildren to his birthplace for them to grow some balls. In truth, he is out to salvage his self-worth. Returning to where he was king, he discovers a kingdom in ruins.
A grandfather on the brink of bankruptcy brings his grandchildren back to the community that made and shaped him, only to find out the place is no longer the same.
173. Pangarap ng Puso - Dream Of The Heart Subtitle: Demons (2000)
Directed By: Mario O'Hara
Story: Rey de Castro, Mario O'Hara, Rosario Cruz Lucero,
Cast: Matet de Leon, Leo Rabago, Hilda Koronel, Lucita Soriano, Anita Linda, Alex Alano, Mike Magat, Arman de Guzman, Judy Teodoro, Eugene Domingo, Dido de la Paz, Lilia Cuntapay
Mario O'Hara's "Demons" (Pangarap ng Puso, 2000) is about a pair of young lovers, Nena (Matet de Leon, adopted daughter of Filipino film star Nora Aunor) and Jose (Alex Alano), doing their best to live and love in an increasingly hostile world. Nena (a lovely child grown into lovely young woman, giving a surprisingly lovely performance) is from a rich family in the Negros provinces that owns a series of fishponds; Jose is from one of many poor families commissioned to clean and operate those fishponds. The film traces their relationship as it develops through the years, from childhood into adulthood, from prosperity into deep recession, from a time of peace into a time of violent political turmoil.
175. Bukas Sisikat Din Ang Araw (1988)
Cast: Snooky Serna, Gabby Concepcion, Ernie Garcia, Vivian Foz, Vilma Santos, Tita Muñoz, Augusto Victa, Celina Chase, Julio Diaz, Melissa De Leon, Roland Montes
Estrella (Serna) plays a young, pretty and brainy lawyer but who has not been using her mind well in her romance with company manager Gerry (Concepcion). She feels like a whore each time Gerry brings her to his home but is too weak to resist his bedroom charm. Estrella has just passed the bar and since she's brilliant, her law office forthwith sends her abroad to handle some cases. It must have taken her several years because when she returns home her child sired by Gerry is already a grown-up girl (Celina Chase). Serna with her sweet and fragile looks, does not project the image of a bright lawyer who is making headway in her career. We never see her in the law firm she works for or even scanning over some paperwork. She is not smart to tackle her problem from the legalistic point of view. She gets pregnant but we don't see her with a bulging tummy and she delivers a baby which she gives to her cousin Aida (Vivian Foz) and her husband Roel (Ernie Garcia) for adoption. Estrella does not inform Gerry of her pregnancy when she should have. So off she goes to Germany on official business with Carina (Melissa de Leon), daughter of company owner Dona Mercedes (Tita Munoz).
176. Andrea, Paano Ba Ang Maging Isang Ina? (1990)
Andrea is a communist insurgent who fights the government in an armed conflict. When it is time for her to give birth, she seeks refuge in the city to her best friend Joyce who is married to Emil, a guy who has no sympathy to the likes of Andrea. When Andrea's husband is reportedly killed, she temporarily leaves her son to their care. The childless couple becomes emotionally attached to her son. But before Andrea could return to her baby, she is arrested by the military. With no news of Andrea's whereabouts and presuming her to have been dead, the couple has decided to keep the child and bring him to the United States. When they return to the country after seven years for a visit, Andrea confronts them and tries to claim his son back.
179. Paano Bang Mangarap? - How To Dream? (1983)
Directed By: Eddie Garcia
Story: Andrea Benedicto, Nerissa Cabral, Orlando Nadres
Cast: Vilma Santos, Christopher de Leon, Amy Austria, Armida Siguion-Reyna, Jay Ilagan, Vic Silayan, Perla Bautista
The story of Lisa (Vilma Santos) & Eric (Christopher de Leon) and how they fought for their love. Lisa got pregnant with Benny (Jay Ilagan ), Eric's brother. However, Benny died in a motorcycle accident. Eric was kind enough to marry Lisa but Eric's mother (Armida Siguon Reyna) disapproved of the relationship and makes life hell for Lisa.
Meanwhile , Maya (Amy Austria) wants Eric and seduces him especially when Eric and Lisa were having marital problems. Eric and Maya promptly left for Europe leaving Lisa alone.
Despite their different social backgrounds, Lisa (Vilma Santos) and Benny (Jay Ilagan) have found their match in each other. Unfortunately, Benny dies before they could marry, and Lisa is left with no choice but to seek the help of Benny’s parents. But their arrogance is as lofty as their fortune, and to them, Lisa is nothing but an opportunist. Their only concern is their late son’s unborn child that Lisa is carrying in her womb. The only person who treats Liza with kindness is Eric (Christopher de Leon), Benny’s brother, who has secretly fallen in love with her.
Famous Quotes / Movie Lines:
“Dinaya n’yo ako! Saan n’yo dinala ang anak ko?…Hindi mo alam…Sinungaling!…Kasabwat ka ng ina mo! Alam ko matagal n’yo nang plano ito!…Dinaya n’yo ako! Mga Traydor Kayo! Traydor kayong lahat!…Wala akong pakialam! Ibalik mo sa akin si Jun Jun! Ibalik mo sa akin ang anak ko! Ibalik mo sa akin si Jun Jun! Ibalik mo sa akin…” - Vilma Santos
180. The Healing (2012) *
Directed By: Chito S. Roño Story: Roy Iglesias
Cast: Vilma Santos, Kim Chiu, Martin del Rosario, Janice de Belen, Pokwang, Robert Arevalo, Mark Gil, Carmi Martin, Cris Villanueva, Allan Paule, Ynez Veneracion, Ces Quesada, Daria Ramirez, Chinggoy Alonzo
The Healing is a story of Filipino tradition wherein people are asking for help on treatment of diseases. A news about the miraculous works of a faith healer spread all over attracting the attention of people suffering from various illness coming from everywhere.All of the sudden, the faith healer stops her "healing" sessions but was forced by a new group of patient.