During the Chinese Revolution in 1949, young Chinese copra trader named Fong-Huan marries Elisa, a young and pretty Filipina. The couples children, Daniel and Linda, were raised in a mixture of Chinese and Filipino-Hispanic tradition. These richly cultured people are the ancestors of a dysfunctional third-generation family whose daughters tell their own stories of joy, struggle, and the complex realities in the life of Filipino Chinese families.
25 December 2002 (Philippines)
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Also Known As:
Mano Po 1: My Family
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Did You Know?
The role played by Ara Mina
was initially intended for 'Assunta De Rossi' who was forced to withdraw from the project. Ara Mina's role then went to Kris Aquino. See more
Toward the end when the family supposedly goes to China, the temple where they are in is actually Ma Tsu Temple somewhere in the north of the Philippines near Baguio. It's a famous devotee temple. See more
Followed by Mano po 6: A Mother's Love
Music & Lyrics by Von De Guzman
Performed by Gary Valenciano
and Tex Ordonez
Through the courtesy of GV Productions, Inc. and Manila Genesis Entertainment & Management, Inc. See more