1h 50min | Drama |


Marilen and Santi long for a child of their own, but after each miscarriage, the couple feels that the chances of having a child get slimmer. The couple then decides to adopt a baby girl, Issa, and raise her as their own. Years after, Marilen and Santi are finally blessed with their own biological child. Issa now has to adjust from being the star of the family to the outsider.

Jose Javier Reyes


Jose Javier Reyes


Malou N. Santos (producer)
Lily Y. Monteverde (executive producer)       
Charo Santos-Concio (executive producer) 
Elma S. Medua (line producer)
Jackie Y. Liu (supervising producer)
Trina N. Dayrit (supervising producer)


Ricardo Jacinto (director of photography)
Ding Achacoso (second unit photography)


Nonong Buencamino

Editorial Department:

Manet A. Dayrit (editor)
Jun Cabreza (assistant editor)
Robert Vasadre (assistant editor)
Pat Ramos (supervising editor)

Production Design/Art Department:

Edgar Martin Littaua (production design)
Jens Peter Gaw (associate production designer)
Jojo Malana (set man)
Bernie Mendoza (set man)
Noel Layakan  (propsman)
Oliver Reyes (propsman)
Virgilio Tubino (wardrobe)
Paul Cabral (wardrobe)
Marlon Magbitang (wardrobe)

Production Management:

Malou Crisologo (production manager)
Mayo Artajospost (production coordinator) 
Bibot Manding (post-production manager)
Bong Cantuba (schedule master)
Jeffrey Cantuba  (schedule master)
Mateo Villanueva (field cashier)
Mayo Artajos (production assistant)
Rizza F. Miguel (production assistant)

Sound Department:

Jojo Jacinto (soundman)
Bernabe Valdez (boom operator)
Lucy Quinto (dubbing supervisor)
Ramon Reyes (sound engineer)

Camera and Lighting Department:

Toti Botecario (assistant camera)
Ryan Miguel Collantes (video assist operator)
Rodrigo Capiral (assistant video assist operator)
Mike Jacinto (gaffer)
Edwin Ongleo (dolly operator)
Ferdie Timoteo (assistant dolly operator)
Adriano Canete (generator operator)
Eden Pobe (electrician)
Manuel Cahayon (assistant electrician)
Isagani Baldoz (hmi operator)
David Baruelo (hmi operator)
Tomas Santillan (assistant hmi operator)
Juan Torres Jr. (assistant hmi operator)


Salome Carbonel (oscr operator: Pre Post)
Eric Carlos (telecine operator: Video Post)
James Ecito (telecine operator: Video Post)
Medy Madelo (negative handler: Pre Post)
Jude Ng (telecine operator: Video Post)
Mina Ramos (negative handler: Pre Post)
Ronald De Asis (audio post recording engineer)
Diosdado Dimaano III (audio post recording engineer)
Albert Michael Idioma (audio post recording engineer)
Arnold Reodica (audio post recording engineer)
Alex Tomboc (audio post recording engineer)
Eduardo Vargas (audio post recording engineer)
Mac Vasquez II (audio post recording engineer)
Raymond Menguito (audio post recording engineer)
Julie Quindoyos (audio post recording engineer)
Arnedo C. Lucas (stereo sound consultant)

Assistant/Associate Director:

Jerome Chavez Pobocan (assistant director)

Production Company:

Star Cinema


Maricel Soriano (as Marilen Alvarez)
Edu Manzano as (Santi Alvarez)
Angelica Panganaban (as Issa)
Boots Anson-Roa (as Cita Nolasco)
Jolina Magdangal (as Owie Nolasco)
Rico Yan (as Dennis)
Jackie Lou Blanco (as Bea)
Cherry Pie Picache (as Susan)
Teresa Loyzaga (as Christy)
Subas Herrero (as Fernando Alvarez)
Nonie Buencamino (as Leo)
Stefano Mori (as Jason)
Mike Austria (as Barry)
Imelda Trinidad (as Elvie)
Naty Mallares (as Lola Maring)
Ernie Zarate (as Dado)
Mon Confiado (as Rolly)
Olga Natividad (as Precy)
Angie Castrence (as Lagring)
Lulu Arietta (as Dra. Siason)
Boy Cruz (as Nardo)
Froilan Sales (as Johnny)
Alec Pizarro (as Butch)
Mel Kimura (as Woman in Ladies Room)
Malou Crisologo (as Woman in Ladies Room)
Shannen Torres (as Sexy Girl at the Bar)
Shaan Bermudez (as Sexy Girl at the Bar)
Alma Lerma (as Sister Josephine)
Bennette Ignacio (as Toffy)
Chia Sales (as Chia)
Ogie Diaz (as Hector)
Joshua Zamora

Additional Crew:

Jon Villarin (script supervisor)
Henry Cuino (title rights)
Angie Pineda (distribution manager)
Dory Jacila (booking manager)
Aida Espiritu (production secretary)
Myrian Salangad (production secretary)
Malen Guerra (production secretary)
Vito Cajili (head: Pre Post)
Divine Enriquez (caterer)
Bernard Ruiz (utility)
Dante (utility)
Ronald Iballar (utility)
Maythor Madarang (utility)
Pia Lopezbaños (promotions and publicity)
Jessica Uy Aranas (promo coordinator)
Gay Ace Domingo (promo coordinator)
Minnie Gaspar (promo coordinator)
Jennifer Parsaligan (promo coordinator)
Ding Achacoso (technical services manager)
Elmer Buencamino (technical services assistant)
Tracy Montelibano (executive office staff)
Cathy Orfinada (executive office staff)
Veronica Teresa Vera (executive office staff)
Tony Espinas (executive office staff)
Tancino Peralta (executive office staff)
Remegio Capiral (staff assistant)
Aris A. Endriga Jr. (staff assistant)
Leonardo Tecson (staff assistant)
Arman Arguelles (finance and administrative department)
Pabby Arzanan (finance and administrative department)
Elia Dimayuga (finance and administrative department)
Lemuel Distor (finance and administrative department)
Marlene Edillo (finance and administrative department)
Roy Endriga (finance and administrative department)
Jeromel Enriquez (finance and administrative department)
Jernie Jabonillo (finance and administrative department)
Catherine Morata (finance and administrative department)
Medrado Rodriguez (finance and administrative department)
Joe Rosario (finance and administrative department)
Joselito Santos (finance and administrative department)
Ben Aquino (service driver)
Conrado Balmonte (service driver)
Alex Canlas (service driver)
Sammy Santos (service driver)
Boy Toledo (service driver)
Gil Tubo (service driver)
Joseph Catalan (company driver)
Anthony Cleofe (company driver)
Gerry Milan (company driver)
Virgilio Punzalan (company driver)
Bernie Recio (company driver)
Jimmy Celedonio (unit truck driver)
Ernesto Lavariño (unit bus driver)

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Year: 1996
Genre: Drama






Awards, Recognition, & Participation:

Nominations – FAMAS Awards (1997)
Best Actor - Edu Manzano
Best Actress - Maricel Soriano
Best Child Actress - Angelica Panganiban

Total Running Time: 1h 50min
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio:
Sound Mix:
General Carrier Specific Carrier Form Completeness
Film 35mm Trailer Complete
18 October 2019, Friday