Anti-crime crusader Lilia Chiong Yang (Vilma Santos) seems to have everything a woman could want and need: a husband (Jay Manalo) who pampers her; children (Patrick Garcia, Karylle, Angel Locsin) whom any parent would be proud of; and the respect & admiration of the most powerful people in the land.
But just as Lilia prepares for her 25th wedding anniversary celebration, a chance encounter in Thailand with her first love Michael (Christopher De Leon) throws Lilia's life into chaos. So begins the resumption of a relationship that threatens to unravel the delicate threads connecting Lilia to the other people in her life.
“Mano Po 3" is a heartfelt tearjerker which was declared Best Picture at the 2004 Metro Manila Film Festival Philippines. Vilma Santos and Christopher de Leon also won well-deserved awards for Best Actress and Best Actor, respectively, in this moving film about the choices we must make for the sake of those we love.
Also starring: Karylle, Angel Locsin, Patrick Garcia, Angelica Panganiban, Carlo Aquino, John Pratts & Dennis Trillo
Winner of 2004 MMFF-P:
BEST ACTRESS - Vilma Santos
BEST ACTOR - Christopher de Leon
BEST STORY - collaboration of Lily Monteverde, Roselle Monteverde-Teo, Roy Iglesias and Joel Lamangan
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN - Rodell Cruz
BEST ORIGINAL THEME SONG - "PAGBIGYAN ANG PUSO KO" composed by Ito Rapadas, sung by Karylle and Jerome John Hughes and produced by Bella Tan's Universal Records, and whose music video was directed by Jeffrey Tan