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|
|Directed by||Joel C. Lamangan|
|Music by||Von de Guzman|
|Edited by||Marya Ignacio|
|Distributed by||Regal Films|
|Box office||₱19 million|
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.
- Richard Gutierrez as Dr. Jonathan "Nathan" Ramirez, DVM
- Angel Locsin as Charity Kho
- Christian Bautista as Timothy Lam/Felix Yan
- Lorna Tolentino as Yolanda "Yolly" Kho
- Tirso Cruz III as Williamson "Willy" Kho
- Ketchup Eusebio as Emerson Kho
- Michelle Madrigal as Kate
- AJ Dee as Anderson Kho
- Joyce So as Caroline (Anderson's Wife)
- Boots Anson-Roa as Ama
- Tony Mabesa as Ang Kong
- Irma Adlawan as Mrs. Go
- Jaclyn Jose as Donita
- Gina Alajar as Mollie
- Jim Pebangco as Johnny
- Lorenzo Mara as Nathan's Father
- Ella Guevara as Suzie
- Ethel Booba as Baday
- Menggie Cobarrubias as Recording Producer
- Aria Clemente as Young Charity Kho
- Enzo Sison as Young Timothy Lam
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.
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.
|2006||Metro Manila Film Festival||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|
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