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Published on: Mar 7, 2012 - 6:00am


7. Boots Anson Roa as the Mano Po Matriach
“The Moral Compass Lola”

Starring in a record of four Mano Po films, Boots Anson Roa has been a Chinese immigrant, an out-of-place Filipino, and an independent halfie. No matter what her ethnicity is, however, she’s always the light-hearted grandma who doesn’t take anything too seriously—whether it’s about the geriatric porn she received as a gift in Mano Po 1, or her love cooking tips in Mano Po 5.

But when things go rough, she’ll be the first in line to help you through it. In Mano Po 6, she was her daughter Melinda’s (Sharon Cuneta) only source of strength and comfort during a series of misfortune that included her husband dying, her children being taken away, and being forced to live in subservience to her in-laws.

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  • Lola Techie Fan
    Not a movie or TV actress... but still... Lola Techie for the win!
    Mar 11 2012 @ 01:04pm     Reply  
  • Maddonabox
    Nasan si Chichay from "Mga kuwento ni Lola Basyang"?
    Mar 08 2012 @ 03:25pm     Reply  
  • Genuine
    There's only one person i'd bother to ask for an autograph in this list; the great Anita Linda.
    Mar 07 2012 @ 02:26pm     Reply  

    Susan Roces???????? eh si helen Gamboa yata to eh..

    Hello there,, the default still scene in the (unplayed or idle) embedded YouTube video does not necessarily feature the character referred to in the item. Please play the video to see the character discussed in action. We promise you will see Susan Roces there. Just click on that Play button (on the lower left corner of the embedded video). Thanks so much for reading

    Mar 07 2012 @ 02:08pm     Reply  
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