riotous comedy and yet a touching tale about love and family, Manay Po
tells the story of Luz (Cherry Pie Picache), a small time jeweler who
dreams of making it big so as to provide a better life for her family.
Her life revolves around her brood of three, namely, Oscar (Polo
Ravales), Orson (John Prats) and Orwell
(Jiro Manio) and her live-in boyfriend Gerry (Christian Vasquez).
With the help of
her good friend and maid Maritess (Giselle Sanchez), Luz was able to
raise her children normally despite the absence of a husband.
Or so she thought…
Oscar is a rising
architect from a major firm and is betrothed to be married to his
girlfriend of five years Pauleen (Glaiza de Castro). Unknown to Luz and
everyone else, Oscar is a closet homosexual and is keeping his
relationship with engineer best friend Adrian Pengson (Luis Alandy) a
Orson, on the
other hand, is openly gay, much to Oscar’s discomfort. He is
fun-loving, sweet and engaged in numerous extracurricular activities in
school. His one true love is his best friend Marky (Mike Tan), whom he
always tries to impress by lavishing him with affection.
Orwell – a young teener who is at crossroads with regard to his
sexuality. Due to his confusion, rwell pretty much keeps to himself.
As such, Luz and his two brothers are clueless about his real identity.
In spite of her
children’s questionable sexualities, their family paints a picture of a
happy family – a home filled with laughter and unconditional love.
Then one day, a family crisis involving stolen jewelry jolts Luz out of
her seemingly perfect existence. She decides to keep it a secret from
her children, wanting to shield them from any form of worry. With
Gerry’s help, Luz tries her best to keep the semblance of normalcy
within the household and at the same time keeping the family together.
In the end,
revelations come tumbling one after the other and Luz finds herself
faced with a decision that will shape the future of her family.
Cherry Pie Picache, Polo Ravales, John Prats, Jiro Manio, Christian
Vasquez, Luis Alandy, Glaiza De Castro, Giselle Sanchez, Mike Tan, LJ
Reyes, Theo Bernardos, IC Mendoza