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The cast of Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na To talk about their relationships with their mothers

The cast of 'Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na 'To' recall fondest memories of their mothers.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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1/6/2011 7:36 AM
The cast of Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na To talk about their relationships with their mothers


With the success that Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na 'lsquo;To has enjoyed not just with the critics but at the box office as well, the Metro Manila Film Fest Best Picture awardee has proven to be a memorable experience for everybody involved in the Star Cinema project. Director Wenn Deramas and some of the cast members shared their own loving memories of their mothers.

Direk Wenn couldn'rsquo;t help but get teary-eyed when talking about his own mother who passed away before the last installment of the series was made. "Merong pelikulang Tanging Ina dahil andudun yung nanay ko. Nung part one, marami pong eksena doon na halaw sa mga ginawa ng nanay ko. Yung part two inabutan pa niya. Kaya ako nandidito ngayon sa harap niyo kasi nanay ko 'lsquo;to. Itong tapang ko, yung kakulitan ko, yung saya, yung kadramahan, ka-O.A-han, lahat yun nanay ko. So kapag nakita niyo ko, parang ako na rin ang nanay ko. Lalo na pag nagsusungit ako," he shared.

MMFF Best Supporting Actress winner Eugene Domingo, who plays Ai-Ai'rsquo;s best friend in the movie also shared some sentiments about her mom as well as the mothering skills of her good friend Ai-Ai. "College pa lang kasi ako, independent na ako so hiwalay na kami ng nanay ko, so kabisadong-kabisado na naming ang isa'rsquo;t isa, so text-text kami. So habang nagkaka-edad ka, ang nanay mo, nagiging best friend mo, kasi yun ang pinakamaganda. Parang si Ai-Ai De las Alas. Kitang-kita mo na best friend niya ang tatlo niyang anak. Dun ako humahanga sa 'lsquo;yo," she admitted.

Growing up as an adopted child, Ai-Ai explains the kind of love she has for the women around her. "Alam naman natin na dalawa yung nanay ko at pareho ko silang mahal. 'lsquo;Pag tinatanong nila sa akin, 'lsquo;Sinong mas mahal mo, yung nanay mo na biological or yung nanay na nagpalaki sa 'lsquo;yo?'rsquo; Ang sagot ko ibang klase ng pagmamahal yung sa nanay na biological, authentic and kasi dun ako galing, so ang pusod naming magkadikit. Yung isa kong nanay, may kasamang gratitude dahil kung hindi dahil sa kanya, hindi ako nakapag-aral at siguro hindi ako artista ngayon. Yun lang po," she said.

From her brood of one dozen who play Ai-Ai'rsquo;s children in the film, Marvin Agustin and Nikki Valdez also shared their most precious moments their mom. "Me and my mom have a very special relationship. Bata pa kami, ang dami na naming pinagdaanan. Lagi kong nararamdaman na nandiyan siya, kahit anong problema pagdadaanan naming tsaka sa laki ng problemang pinagdaanan namin dati, sinasabi naming sa isa'rsquo;t-isa na wala na ata tayong hindi kakayanin. So 'lsquo;pag naramdaman ko lang yung presence ng nanay ko, yung pagmamahal niya, that'rsquo;s it for me," Marvin said. Nikki, who said she has always been close with her mom even after she moved abroad after she got married, said the love between them has never changed. "Hanggang ngayon kasi hindi naman nabago yung pag-aalaga niya sa akin. Siguro yung pinaka-hindi ko makakalimutang line sa mom ko is ipagtatanggol niya ako hanggang sa huling hininga niya, ni dulo ng buhok ko hindi mahahawakan at saka sabi niya a mother will n