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Director  Gil Portes
Music director  Mon Faustino
Language  Filipino
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Screenplay  Ricky Lee
Country  Philippines
Andrea, Paano Ba ang Maging Isang Ina movie poster
Release date  25 December 1990
Writer  Ricardo Lee (story), Gil Portes (story), Ricardo Lee (screenplay)
Cast  Nora Aunor (Andrea), Gina Alajar (Joyce), Perla Bautista (Mrs Abad), Lloyd Samartino (Emil), Dan Alvaro (Donato)
Similar movies  Nora Aunor and Juan Rodrigo appear in Andrea - Paano Ba Ang Maging Isang Ina? and The Real Life of Pacita M

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Andrea, Paano Ba ang Maging Isang Ina? (Andrea, How Is It Like to Be a Mother?) is a 1990 Filipino film and an official entry to the 1990 Metro Manila Film Festival. It is a story of a woman activist (Aunor), who goes to the mountains to search for her husband who has been killed by the military. She leaves her baby with her best friend, an apolitical middle-class woman. When she comes back to claim her baby, now a grown-up boy, her fight for custody also becomes a search for truth and motherhood in an oppressive society which relentlessly destroys one's humanity. Written by Ricardo Lee and directed by Gil Portes.


The film won for Aunor all the Best Actress Awards given by the five annual award-giving bodies in the Philippines that time. The film was also awarded Best Picture by the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences(FAMAS), the Young Critics Circle (YCC), and the Philippine Movie Press Club Star Awards for Movies.


The film stars Nora Aunor as Andrea, a teacher who has chosen the difficult and perilous but crusading path of armed social rebel whose husband played by Juan Rodrigo is a comrade in the underground. When it is time for her to give birth, she seeks refuge in the house of her best friend, played by Gina Alajar, and her husband, played by Lloyd Samartino, who has absolutely no sympathy for the cause which his wife's friend is fighting for.

Childless, Lloyd and Gina get emotionally attached to the baby, especially after the mother temporarily leaves the infant to look into the circumstances of her guerilla husband's death in the hands of the military. Unfortunately, before she could return to her baby, Andrea is arrested and detained in a safehouse by military men who torture her mercilessly.

Having lost contact with the freedom-fighter and presuming her to have been killed, the surrogate parents have decided to keep the child as their own and bring him to the United States for seven years. When they return to the Philippines for a visit, Andrea confronts them and tries to claim her child back.


  • Nora Aunor ... Andrea.
  • Gina Alajar ...
  • Llyod Samartino ...
  • Dan Alvaro ...
  • Perla Bautista ...
  • References

    Andrea, Paano Ba ang Maging Isang Ina? Wikipedia
    Andrea, Paano Ba ang Maging Isang Ina? IMDb

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