1h 48min | Drama |


The story revolves around an illiterate mother named Estella (Lorna Tolentino) who married a man Daniel (Albert Martinez), who had 3 beautiful daughters. Since Estella stopped studying, she had been arguing with her mother-in-law Matilda (Nida Blanca). Matilda loves her grandchildren very much, and as much as possible, she didn't want them to become like their mother. Brainwashing them to be ashamed of their own mother. Their real mother, Estella, however, felt out of place.

Eddie Garcia


Shaira Mella Salvador
Ramon Bayron


Vincent del Rosario III (producer)
Jocelyn D. Bracamonte (associate producer)
Vic del Rosario Jr. (executive producer)
William C. Leary (supervising producer)
Brenda M. Bayhon (supervising producer)


Romulo Araojo


Jaime Fabregas

Editorial Department:

Ike Jarlego Jr.
Gerry Maglunsod (assistant eitor)
Maning Gordon (assistant editor)

Production Design/Art Department:

Lito Neri (art director)
Edna Perida (makeup artist)
Cynthia Cruz (wardrobe)
John Basilan (setman)
Jojo Magdaluyo (setman)
Noel Morales (setman)
Angel Martinez (setman)

Production Management:

Tony Chiong (production manager)
Tony Lola (production assistant)
Angel Barcena (production assistant)
Bob Talavera (production coordinator)
Ruel Ricarto (project accountant)
Fatima Dara Hosillos (executive assistant)
Arkee Tunisa (schedule master)

Sound Department:

Josie Galvez (dubbing supervisor)
Cabrales Broothers (sound effects)
Rizalino Costales (dubbing loopers)
Lito Asestente (dubbing loopers)
Lolong Cual (dubbing loopers)
Eddie Quintana (soundman)
Joy Villaver (boomman)

Camera and Lighting Department:

Nilo Suarez (stillman)
Arturo tambien (gaffer)
Nonoy Salunoy (assistant cameraman)
Timmy Ramirez (clapper/loader)
Nonie Cesario (cam lifter)
Nestor Revuelta (electrician)
Nelson Barammeda (assistant electrician)
Baddy Perigrino (dolly operator)
Robert Acosta (hmi operator)
Alvin Galleon (grip 1)
Nelson Harresco (grip 2)
Nonoy Dingcong (grip 3)
Martin Dingcong (grip 4)
Elmer Real (geneartor operator)
Jun Murro (video assist operator)
Alon Maraguinot (video assist cableman)
Jun Flores (video assist cableman)


Bong Macapagal (post-production manager)
Tony Rivera (post-production supervisor)
Nonoy Flojo (post-production coordinator)
lLVN PICTURES INC. (post-production facilities / color processing)

Assistant/Associate Director:

Jojo M. Lapus (assistant director)

Production Company:

VIVA Films


Lorna Tolentino
Albert Martinez
Nida Blanca
Alicia Alonzo
Bobby Andrews
Joanne Quintas
Matet De Leon
Aiza Marquez
Hannah Camille Bustillos
Jaime Fabregas
Pocholo Montes
Polly Cadsawan
Mina Bernales
April Castro
Josie Tagle
Archie Ventoza
Joanne Tan
Bryan Homecillo
King Alcala
Ardi Aquino
John Paul Canero
Allan Garcia
Boy Tambien
Chiqui Del Carmen
Daisy Mendoza

Additional Crew:

Nellie Tecson (continuity assistant)
Totoy Canlas (utilityman)
Donie Silang (utilityman)
Jerly Mirandilla (utilityman)
Jaime Lumanggaya (utilityman)
Perlie Del Rosario (advertising / promotion head)
Ferlin Buenviaje (advertising / promotion staff)
Ferdie Cruz (advertising / promotion staff)
Moises Fernandez (advertising / promotion staff)
Kelly Campos-Corbilla (advertising / promotion head)
Baby Gil (corporate pr head)
Geng Escalanda (publicity)
Ria Marquez (publicity)
Cris Dancel (creative research)
Jane Calaje (creative research)
Mitch Yamamoto (creative research)
Anjee Salazar (marketing manager for special project)
Rafael Uy (production service head)
Kristine Orpilla (production service secretary)
Rene Aranar (production service dispatcher)
Darlino Marquez (driver)
Danny Busalla (stepvan driver)
Mel Parino (equipment caretaker)
Reynaldo Dingcong (equipment caretaker)
Marlon Marquez (equipment caretaker)
Perfecto Montenegro (equipment caretaker)
Bobby Galleon (equipment caretaker)
Rec Dingcong (equipment caretaker)
Boy Montemayor (equipment caretaker)
Ruel Mag-abo (equipment caretaker)
Baddy Ego-Ogan (equipment caretaker)
Nino Soliven (equipment caretaker)
Louie Barcena (equipment caretaker)
Ronie Mina (equipment caretaker)

Alternative Title:
Year: 2001
Genre: Drama




Awards, Recognition, & Participation:

Winner - FAMAS Award (2001)
Best Actress - Lorna Tolentino
Best Story - Ramon Bayron, Shaira Mella Salvador

Winner - FAP Award (2002)
Best Picture
Best Director - Eddie Garcia
Best Actress - Lorna Tolentino
Best Screenplay - Shaira Mella Salvador
Best Cinematography - Romulo Araojo
Best Editing - Ike Jarlego Jr
Best Sound - Noel Cruz Bruan

Nominations - FAMAS Award (2002)
Best Picture
Best Actor - Albert Martinez
Best Screenplay - Ramon Bayron, Shaira Mella Salvador
Best Cinematography - Romulo Araojo
Best Editing - Ike Jarlego Jr.
Best Art Direction - Manny Morfe
Best Musical Score - Jaime Fabregas
Best Theme Song - Lucio D. San Pedro: For the song "Sa Ugoy ng Duyan"(Posthumous nomination)
Best Sound - Raffy Baladjay, Noel Cruz Bruan

Total Running Time: 1h 48min
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio:
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18 October 2019, Friday