Mae and Bogs' long time friendship gets tested when Bogs gets dumped by his girlfriend and Mae finally admits she's in love with him. The two get into a relationship but Mae fears this is ...
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The story evolves around the ups and downs of being a single mother, Ina (Ai-Ai delas Alas) the main protaganist. Her three husbands leave her with 12 children and a financial problems that... See full summary »
Wenn V. Deramas
Ai-Ai de las Alas,
Senior engineering student Vince has a crush on go-getter and fellow engineering student Kath. Just as when he's about to confess his feelings for her, his cousin and basketball varsity ... See full summary »
An unstoppable mother of twelve children gets a job at the presidential palace and ends up in the public eye after unwittingly saving the president's life. She gets thrust onto the national... See full summary »
Wenn V. Deramas
Ai-Ai de las Alas,
Sandy and Phil, both Overseas Workers in Dubai, are busy preparing for their wedding. Upon reaching her home, Sandy learns from her mother, Daisy, what happened to her friend, Helen. A ... See full summary »
In 1947 those aspiring to be priest, are sent to a remote convent to live in seclusion(Seklusyon) on the last day of their training. The purpose is to shield them from evil of the world. ... See full summary »
Neil Ryan Sese,
Mae and Bogs' long time friendship gets tested when Bogs gets dumped by his girlfriend and Mae finally admits she's in love with him. The two get into a relationship but Mae fears this is only Bogs' way of dealing with his previous heartache. Written by
Creativity is scarce in Paano na Kaya?, a Gerald Anderson-Kim Chiu schmaltz-fest that remains notable insofar as its title isn't a one-line-fits-all-rom-com pulled from an English-language ballad. (It's a one-line-fits-all-rom-com pulled from a Tagalog-language ballad.) Which is to say, it doles out the straightforward sugar rush an undemanding audience expects -- from Anderson's abs, to Chiu's chirpily oriental schtick routine, to a story that goes deep into romantic-comedy territory without innovation that only the most ardently romantic will swoon past the painful contrivances. In a broadly written plot where all the situations, characters, and dialog seemed to have popped out of a teenage diary, Mae (Chiu) is secretly head-over-heels with best pal Bogs (Anderson), only she's too civilized to tell him and his girlfriend Anna (Melissa Ricks). But when Anna dumps him for her boss, Bogs is left to cry on Mae's shoulders and -- wait for it -- he falls in love with her. Journey is more important for rom-coms, so the saying goes, but the venture in Paano na Kaya? is as predictable as the destination itself, brazenly knocking off ideas from its predecessors, including excruciating code-switching to Chinese one-liners that would make Mother Lily and Joel Lamangan blush. Director Ruel Bayani go far beyond kitsch by spelling out the romance in the clumsiest, most obvious way imaginable: Chiu and Anderson talk about passion of love on a fire truck in the middle of a burning compound. Such attempt highlights the fact that there's far too little brilliance to these hackneyed proceedings to make it anything more than a reason to see the pair in a larger screen.
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