Monday, September 9, 2013


“Okey! So you're fertile and I'm barren...pero sa mga pangyayari, para kang karinderyang bukas sa lahat ng gustong kumain! Paano mong mapapatunayang ang asawa ko nga ang ama ng batang iyan at wala siyang kasosyong iba?”  “Mahal Kita at yan ay di ko kayang maihati sa iba. Pero kung ganitong niloloko mo lang ako kaya kitang palitan kahit sampung Lalaki!” - Fina

Basic Information: Directed: Eddie Garcia; Story: Nerissa Cabral; Screenplay: Racquel Villavicencio; Cast: Vilma Santos, Dina Bonnevie, Edu Manzano, Cherie Gil, Laurice Guillen, Pepito Rodriguez; Executive producer: Vic del Rosario Jr.; Original Music: George Canseco; Cinematography: Joe Batac Jr.; Film Editing: Ike Jerlego Jr.; Production Design: Peter Perlas; Theme Song: “Hiram” Composed by George Canseco Performed by Zsa Zsa Padilla

Plot Description: A man whose wife is unable to bear him a child seeks out a professional babymaker and is then forced to choose between his wife or a family with children.

Palimos ng Pag-ibig (Filipino: "Begging for Love") was a movie in 1985 and turned into a TV series in 2007 for the first installment of Sineserye Presents. This was from the original story by Nerissa Cabral. This movie was home of the famous tagline: "Para kang karenderiang bukas sa lahat ng gustong kumain!" (You're like a restaurant that's open to anyone who wants to eat!), In context of prostitution reference. On the outside, Fina and Rodel's marriage is a match made in heaven; but behind the thick walls of what they call home, their relationship is on the verge of crumbling. For all their affluence, the couple's lives remains empty. Devoid of a child to call their own, any attempts they make to conceive may prove fatal to Fina (Vilma Santos) due to her medical condition. In an act of desperation, Rodel (Edu Manzano) takes matters into his own hands and seeks the services of a surrogate, Ditas. The plan goes awry when Rodel becomes genuinely attracted to the younger and more alluring Ditas (Dina Bonnevie); while Ditas, whose lived a destitute life, finds the notion of prosperity equally irresistible. The well-intentioned plan to resuscitate life back into a dying marriage may become its undoing. - Wikipedia (READ MORE)

Childless couple Fina (Vilma Santos) and Rodel (Edu Manzano) seek medical help which reveals that Fina has an immature uterus, a condition she has known before their marriage but has kept from Rodel. Rodel's friends suggest that he adopt his own child with Ditas (Dina Bonnevie), a baby maker they introduce to Rodel. The arrangement is very professional but Fina overhears through a telephone extension that Ditas has given birth. Fina is indignant in thinking that Rodel has been cheating on her. She rejects the child and sends Rodel and his infant son away. Rodel turns to Ditas and stays with her for some time until Fina relents and welcomes Rodel and his son. Then Fina finds an infant girl in her garden because Ditas has decided to leave both Rodel's children for Fina to raise - TFC Now (READ MORE)

Palimos ng Pag-ibig is a komiks serial (Filipino comics serial) written by Nerissa Cabral. It was serialized in Aliwan Komiks from 1986-1987. Palimos ng Pag-ibig is a komiks serial (Filipino comics serial) written by Nerissa Cabral. It was serialized in Aliwan Komiks from 1986-1987. The story is about an infertile couple who never had a child of their own. The husband, frustrated by his wife's infertility, hired somebody who was willing to carry his child. The hired woman got pregnant but she fell in love with the child's father. The husband falsely adopted the child, hiding the fact from his wife that the child was his own. All the attention the husband gave to the child drove his wife to jealousy. To complicate things, the husband eventually had a secret affair with the child's mother, and this affair produced another baby. The mistress left the newborn baby at the footsteps of the husband's house. The wife then took care of the baby, and the children grew without their adoptive mother knowing that the two kids were fruits of her husband's secret love affair. The author eventually sold the story rights to Viva Films Productions which produced a movie of the same title in 1985 that starred Vilma Santos, Edu Manzano and Dina Bonnevie. - Wikipilipinas (READ MORE)

Film Achievement: FAMAS: Best Musical Score – George Canseco, Best Actor Nomination – Edu Manzano, Best Best Actress Nomination – Vilma Santos, FAMAS Best Supporting Actress Nomination – Dina Bonnevie; The film/novel became an ABS-CBN television series in 2007.

Film Reviews: "...The year was 1986. Palimos Ng Pag-ibig directed by Eddie Garcia was a smashed hit. Vilma co-starred with her soon to be ex husband Edu Manzano and Dina Bonnevie. Despite the mixed reviews from the critics, the film gave us, arguably, one of the most memorable lines in Philippine movie history. The scene was, Vilma, playing Fina was about to leave the house when Ditas, (Edu’s mistress and baby maker) knocked on the door, with her was her husband’s child. She forced herself in. Confronting Ditas, Fina: "Ilang gabi kang binili ni Rodel?" Ditas (Dina): "Isang Gabi lang, malakas ang kanyang punla at nangangailangan lang ng matabang lupa!" Fina: "Okey! So you're fertile and I'm barren...pero sa mga pangyayari, para kang karinderyang bukas sa lahat ng gustong kumain! Paano mong mapapatunayang ang asawa ko nga ang ama ng batang iyan at wala siyang kasosyong iba?..." - RV (READ MORE)

"...On the outside it looks like a marriage made in heaven. But inside the thick walls of what they call home theirs is a relationship waiting to crumble. They have been waiting a child for so long but the wife (Vilma Santos) does not have the capacity to bear a child. And when her husband (Edu Manzano) cannot take it any it any longer he decides to end his misery once and for all..." - Mav Shack (READ MORE)

"...Ang surrogacy or womb for hire, eh isang katotohanan na na­pagtanto nating lahat. Tinalakay ito in all its melodrama splendor sa Palimos ng Pag-Ibig, ang pelikula nina Vilma Santos, Edu Manzano at Dina Bonnevie. Sa movie, si Fina Alcaraz (Ate Vi) ay may infertile uterus. Desi­rous ang kanyang husband na si Rodel (Doods) to have a biological child so he hired Ditas (Miss D) na isang baby maker for a fee. Walang pros and cons ang surrogacy issue sa movie lalo na’t galing ang material sa komiks. Ang pinaka­memorable sa movie eh ang linya ni Vilma na, “Para kang ka­rinderyang bukas sa lahat ng gustong kumain.” Sosyalera si Ate Vi sa movie pero she can say lines like these..." - Alwin Ignacio, Abante Tonite, 22 March 2015 (READ MORE)

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