Mano Po 6

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Synopsis

Melinda Uy is a billionaire widow whose life is a rags-to-riches story. The daughter of a Chinese immigrant and a Filipino small businessman, Melinda had been a victim of discrimination in the local Chinese community, being only half-Chinese. Melinda was only in her late teens when she got married to Alfonso Uy, the scion of the wealthy Uy clan. But Alfonso’s parents frown upon the marriage, believing that it is cursed. Disappointed with Alfonso’s choice of wife, they disinherit him.

The couple strike out on their own, starting a small business from scratch as they raise a family of their own. . But, as Alfonso’s parents predicted, a string of misfortunes hounds the marriage. The business they put up enjoys only a brief period of prosperity before it goes bankrupt. And just when they are slowly recovering from their financial woes, fire breaks out in their residence, wiping out everything they own. But the worst is yet to come. By this time, the couple already have four children, namely Carol, the eldest, followed by Stephanie, Audrey and Walden. But the kids would not enjoy the company of their father for long. Unexpectedly, Alfonso dies of a massive stroke.

A widow at a young age, Melinda along with her children is compelled to live with her in-laws who maltreat her. One day, Melinda, along with eldest child Carol, returns to the house of her in-laws from a visit to her mother. Melinda is shocked to find out that she is no longer welcome. She is driven away after a failed attempt to take Carol away from her.

Little Stephanie, Audrey and Walden are left behind in the house of the in-laws. Melinda’s efforts to take custody of them come to naught as her in-laws manage to hide the children from her. Melinda goes through hell in her attempts to take back her children. But Melinda’s determination is no match to the power of her in-laws.

Short of giving up, Melinda vows to someday take back her children as she channels her efforts to succeed financially, while continually monitoring the condition of her three children from afar.

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OK, Sharon Cuneta is still Sharon Cuneta! (may ganyan?!)

I think this is the best Mano Po in the 6 installment of the Mano Po anthology. I’m still hooked with the usual Sharon roles who started from rags to riches.I wouldn’t be surprised if Shawie bags the best actress award!

Zsazsa was really good in portraying the bad sister-in-law. She was sooo effective, i wanna break here neck!lolz

Heart was really good too. I think she’d win an award too.She was gorgeous and I thought she gave justice to the role. Ciara was a big surprise. Her acting has improved. Her wardrobe, we love!

Kris Aquino’s wasn’t just a cameo. She has more exposure and speaking lines than Nicole and JB Manalo.Her acting?Not bad..But what’s with the voice? A friend even thought it was dubbed..Or was she suffering from sipon?

Scenes to watch for:

**Jing Feng’s hospital scene–it was heart-breaking.

**Sharon and Zsazsa’s office confrontation scene. The ‘sampalan’ was really big- figuratively and literally- Zsazsa must be in freaking pain after that take.

I hate: The ads which was awkwarly integarted in the scenes. Kris Aquino asking her yaya to eat merienda (handling Goldilocks products) was really off!Please!

The elements of the Mano Po series is still evident in this movie- the swerte and malas, Pinoys marrying Chinese and the dilemma after that, the ‘wake and burial’ scenes plus the old faces we’ve seen in the past Mano Po’s.But again, the best Mano Po for me!

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