Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di

Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di (also billed parenthetically as Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di (I Love You)) (simplified Chinese: 我爱你; traditional Chinese: 我愛你; pinyin: Wǒ ài nǐ; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Góa-ài-lí) is a 2006 Filipino film starring Filipino actors Angel Locsin as Charity and Richard Gutierrez as Nathan. Nathan is a veterinarian with playboy tendencies who falls in love with Charity, a Chinese Filipino who always follows tradition. In order to woo not only Charity but also her family, Nathan tries to follow and adapt Chinese culture, but with hilarious results.

Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di
Philippines poster
Directed byJoel C. Lamangan
Produced by
Screenplay by
  • Andrew Paredes
  • Dode Cruz
Story by
  • Lily Y. Monteverde
  • Andrew Paredes
  • Dode Cruz
  • Abi Lam-Parayno
Music byVon de Guzman
CinematographyCharlie Peralta
Edited byMarya Ignacio
Distributed byRegal Films
Release date
  • December 25, 2006 (2006-12-25) (Philippines)
Running time
122 minutes
Box office₱19 million

Unlike the other films in the series, Mano Po 5 is a romantic comedy-drama film.

The film stars Lorna Tolentino, Angel Locsin and Richard Gutierrez, which already starred together in Mano Po 2: My Home. Asia's Superstar and Star In A Million finalist Christian Bautista also appeared in his first film at the height of his successful musical career.


Charity Co, a daughter of Chinese-Filipino parents, was torn between traditional Chinese arranged marriage on a Malaysian-Chinese-Filipino singer/celebrity Timothy Lam/Felix Yan (Christian Bautista), or her newfound love Dr. Nathan Ramirez (Richard Gutierrez), a pure Filipino.



The role of Yolanda Kho was originally supposed to be played by Dina Bonnevie. However, upon her return from Australia to shoot scenes for the then-upcoming teleserye Walang Kapalit, Bonnevie suffered bleeding induced by an ovarian cyst. Thus, she was replaced by Lorna Tolentino.[1]

This marks the second time that Bonnevie was cast in the Mano Po, the first being Mano Po 2: My Home. In both instances, Bonnevie withdrew from the film and the characters she was set to portray both went to Lorna Tolentino.[2]


Year Award-Giving Body Category Recipient Result
2006 Metro Manila Film Festival[3] Best Cinematography Charlie Peralta Won
Best Production Design Egay Littua Won
Best Musical Score Von De Guzman Won
Best Sound Recording Ditoy Aguila Won
1st Runner-up Best Float Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di Won

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Erece, Dinno (7 November 2006). "Dina airs her side". PEP. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  2. ^ Lo, Ricky (9 August 2003). "Dina airs her side". PhilStar Global. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival (2006)". IMDb. Retrieved 9 April 2014.

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