Even though he is not good in school and belongs to a poor and unfortunate family, Magnifico still have a big heart and a large amount of optimism that enabled him to help not only his family but also the community.

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Edna
Albert Martinez ...
Gerry
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Lola Magda
Celia Rodriguez ...
Ka Doring
Mark Gil ...
Domeng
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Ka Romy
Jiro Manio ...
Magnifico
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Tessie
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Cristy
Danilo Barrios ...
Miong
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Pracing
Isabella De Leon ...
Helen
Dindin Llarena ...
Ria
Joseph Roble ...
Carlo
Girlie Sevilla ...
Isang
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Even though he is not good in school and belongs to a poor and unfortunate family, Magnifico still have a big heart and a large amount of optimism that enabled him to help not only his family but also the community.

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This movie is based on the grand prize winning piece in the 2001 screenplay writing contest sponsored by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP). See more »

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Sung by Gary Valenciano
Courtesy of Genesis Entertainment
Composed by Joy Nilo and Gary Valenciano
Lyrics by Rollie Navarro
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just beautiful
16 October 2004 | by (philippines) – See all my reviews

I can't believe that it took me year before I had the "experience" of watching Magnifico. Never had I seen a Filipino movie which moved me to tears that I almost found it hard to breathe..This is one of those Filipino cinematic gems.. The story is simple yet unforgettable..this movie is unpretentious, subtle and humbling. One scene that really made me cry was when they did a slow motion of Jiro walking out of the house carrying his sister on his back to take her out to the "perya" Lorna, the mother, just crying there silently watching her two children was just one of the many unforgettable scenes in the movie. The movie's happy atmosphere in the beginning will cleverly prepare you to a tragic and yet what I consider "beautiful" ending. This movie is one of those stories that will prove that in this world where people consider Me, Myself and I as most important, there is still what we call selfless love.


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