Lily Monteverde

Lily Yu Monteverde, nicknamed Mother Lily (born August 19, 1938), is a Filipina film producer and businesswoman.

Lily Monteverde
Lily Yu Monterverde

(1938-08-19) August 19, 1938 (age 83)
Other namesMother Lily
OccupationFilm producer, hotelier
Years active1960–present
Childrenincluding Goldwin

She is the first and many Filipina Movie producers who produced the boom of blockbuster films in different genres in the 70s and 80’s she made lead stars out of Alma Moreno and Lorna Tolentino and Maricel Soriano Snooky Serna and Dina Bonnievie with the junior movie stars out of Manilyn Reynes and Sheryl Cruz and Aiko Melendez and Carmina Villaroel as Regal babies. Transitioning to making bigger names out of TV stars Richard Gomez and Aga Muhlach as A list actors in the early 90s


Lily Monteverde has produced nearly 300 films in the Philippines since the early 1960s. She operated Regal Entertainment, in the Philippines for many years. The Mano Po anthology, began in 2002 and produced by her filmmaking firm, pays tribute to her Chinese Filipino roots and became a hit in various local audiences.[1]

In August 1996 she invested much of her substantial wealth into hotels in Quezon City.[2] She opened the Imperial Palace Suites on the site of an old gasoline station at the corner of Tomas Morato and Timog avenues in Quezon.

In 2000, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Cinemanila International Film Festival.[citation needed] She also received the Fernando Poe Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award in the 37th Luna Awards in 2019.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Monteverde is the mother of UAAP basketball champion coach Goldwin Monteverde of UP Fighting Maroons.[4]


Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
2002 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Original Story (with Roy Iglesias) Mano Po[5] Won
2003 Mano Po 2: My Love[6] Won


  1. ^ Yu, Anson (November 26, 2019). "Tsinoys in Pinoy cinema". Tulay. Retrieved April 28, 2021.
  2. ^ Philippines News – Manila Standard Today – Lily Y. Monteverde: The movie producer is also a hotelier- aug18_2006
  3. ^ "Mother Lily at Nova Villa, pinarangalan sa 37th Luna Awards". December 1, 2019. Retrieved April 28, 2021.
  4. ^ "New UP coach Goldwin Monteverde's 32-year wait is finally over". August 15, 2021. Retrieved May 22, 2022.
  5. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:2002". IMDB. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
  6. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:2003". IMDB. Retrieved April 9, 2014.

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