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Two Bicolano icons powering up new soap on GMA Network

Nora Aunor and Eddie Garcia are two names that have made Philippine cinema something to reckon with in the 80s until the 90s.

The two have worked together both as actors in movies and at times Garcia directing Aunor in some of the most memorable films in Philippine cinema, one of which is Atsay. Garcia directed Aunor who eventually bagged the Best Performer award (not Best Actress) since that year the Metro Manila Film Festival decided to give the award the outstanding performance of an actor or actress in a film. 

Nora Aunor and Eddie Garcia

Garcia also won the Best Director trophy besting the festival favorite Lino Brocka who directed Vilma Santos, Aunor’s rival in their era, in Rubia Servios.

So, when the two are on screen together, what’s the drama all about?

Will it be as explosive as Atsay? 

Aunor and Garcia join GMA’s upcoming primetime series Little Mommy. With that, GMA executives could only exclaim, “Himala!”

Himala is the Nora Aunor film that swept 9 of 11 awards available at the 1982 Metro Manila Film Festival.

Garcia is endearingly referred to as Manoy, being a Bicolano where the endearment is prevalent.

So, now that the two “oragon,” a  Bicolano word meaning talented, clever, skilled, actors are in one soap opera, you might as well say, may himala, manoy!

This Bicolano phrase can describe the almost miraculous coming-together of two multi-awarded Best Actors with more than 80 awards to their names, combined.

Aunor and Garcia in a photo op during Little Mommy’s press launch

The one and only Superstar –Nora Aunor has over 175 movies to her name. 

And equally daunting is FAMAS Hall of Famer Eddie Garcia with over 300 films under his belt.

Two formidable forces to reckon with in Philippine film and TV industry are together again after a long time.

Two established personalities that helped shape local show business will make TV drama something to look forward to every night. Right Maria Lourdes and Maria Rosario?

The two critically-acclaimed actors will work together in GMA’s newest primetime show Little Mommy.

Aunor is Lola Annie Batongbuhay. She is Tinay’s cool retro lola who still plays in gigs with her band. For her, Tinay’s condition is not a disability, but a gift because Tinay will forever remain innocent.

Garcia is Don Miguel Valle, Tinay’s long-lost maternal grandfather. For him, one is never too old to learn new things. Through his grandchildren, Tinay and Letlet, he will learn how to be a kid again.

Little Mommy is a poignant story about the life journey of Lola Annie, Lolo Miguel, Tinay and Letlet. 

Tinay, to be played by Kris Bernal, is a 25-year old who has a mind of a nine year old because of her Intellectual Disability. Her daughter, Letlet (Chlaui Malayao) is a six year old playing the role of Little Mommy to her own mother as she is trying to compensate for her mother’s deficiencies.

Little Mommy also stars Bembol Roco, Keempee De Leon, Gladys Reyes, Mark Herras, Hiro Peralta, Renz Fernandez, Juancho Trivino and Sunshine Dizon.

Under the direction of Ricky Davao, this light and heartwarming story of Little Mommy unfolds in November in GMA Telebabad. 


iBilib today

This morning join Chris Tiu, James & Roadfill of Moymoy Palaboy and Bianca Umali in and exciting adventure in the world of science

Watch the mega experiment called Sink & Float from Discover Science where individuals will test if they could float or sink in a swimming pool using airbags to get a treasure chest.

Chris Tiu and Roadfill

Tiu will show his horse, a different horse as it is made of straw, and make it move. This is in his Kinetic Horse Experiment.

A yummy experiment is what the iBilib gang will serve. It is called Sizzling Ham Experiment. 

And, find out what you use for the hair that can also be used for cooking.

Bianca will show things in the house that you can use if you do not have a flat iron in the Ironing Lifehacks.

Have fun with the talented animals in Zoobic Safari.

James and Roadfill will guide the audience in discovering which animal can dance the tinikling or play the basketball in the Trivia of the week.

And  Chris has the last word in Finger Coordination Challenge!  Who will be able to do it.

iBilib airs Sunday mornings on GMA Network.


Topics: Nora Aunor , Eddie Garcia
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