For Marvin Agustin, being part of Tanging Ina III: Last Na 'To is an answered prayer.
Marvin Agustin is grateful to still be part of the third installment of Tanging Ina even if he is no longer with ABS-CBN and is currently with the rival network. "Parang nag-reunion 'lsquo;yung pamilya. I hope maramdaman ng tao 'lsquo;yung experience at saya at ligaya at pagmamahal ng pamilya na binuo namin from part one to part two to part three. Masarap. Pinakamasayang movie ito na ginawa ko," he said about Tanging Ina III: Last Na 'lsquo;To.
First released in 2003, Ang Tanging Ina was top-billed by Ai-Ai de las Alas and Eugene Domingo and became a blockbuster hit. In the second film, Ang Tanging Ina N'rsquo;yong Lahat, a lot of the actors that played Ai-Ai'rsquo;s children in the first movie weren'rsquo;t part of it such as Marvin, Nikki Valdez, and Heart Evangelista. In part three which will be shown this December, everyone is back except for Heart, whose hectic schedule supposedly prevented her from becoming part of the movie.
"Ako, pinagdasal ko na mapasama ako. I'rsquo;m very, very grateful sa mga bosses ko sa GMA, for allowing me to do this last installment of Tanging Ina," related Marvin. "At first, kinakabahan ako kung papayagan ako. Pero alam naman nila, nararamdaman nila na I'rsquo;ll be very happy to do this again with the [Tanging Ina] family at alam naman nila na ito 'lsquo;yung pinanggalingan ko."
The actor-businessman also shared that he had to back out from the second installment due to his hectic schedule and the fact that he had to be out of the country around that time. "Kaya nga nung sinabi sa akin na baka last na ito, sabi ko, 'lsquo;Sana naman hindi lumagpas 'lsquo;yung chance at opportunity.'rsquo; Alam mo 'lsquo;yung reunion tapos hindi ka nakapunta? The chance to see everybody; mga kapatid mo, nanay mo, tapos hindi ka nakapunta parang ang sama sa loob."
Marvin said confidently that in spite of the pressure to keep up with the success of the first two, he feels good about the movie because he knows that every member of the family can appreciate the project. "Sigurado kaming makaka-relate lahat ng Pilipino sa storyang ito. Sa dami ng OFWs at sa dami ng umaalis na anak [at] nanay sa ibang bansa and just to go home on Christmas day just to be with their families."