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Director  Joel Lamangan
Film series  Mano Po
Country  Philippines
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Running time  1h 50m
Music director  Von de Guzman
Mano Po movie poster

Language  Filipino Tagalog Min Nan
Release date  25 December 2002 (2002-12-25)
Writer  Roy Iglesias (story), Lily Y. Monteverde (story), Roy Iglesias (screenplay)
Cast  Maricel Soriano (Vera Go), Richard Gomez (Raf), Kris Aquino (Juliet Go-Co), Ara Mina (Richelle Go), Eddie Garcia (Don Luis Go), Tirso Cruz III (Daniel Go)
Similar movies  Angela Markado, Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story, The Bourne Legacy, Angela, the Marked One, Pasan Ko Ang Daigdig, Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2

Mano Po (吻手; Wěn shǒu) is Regal Entertainment's entry for the 2002 Metro Manila Film Festival. The film focuses on the lives of the Chinese Filipino community. Mano Po stars an all-star cast headed by Maricel Soriano, Richard Gomez, Kris Aquino and Ara Mina. Eddie Garcia and Boots Anson-Roa play the patriarch and matriarch of the Go clan respectively.

The film won the most major awards in the film-awarding bodies, including 12 awards in the 28th Manila Film Festival in 2002. It was named Best Picture, Best Actor (for Eddie Garcia), Best Actress (for Ara Mina), Best Supporting Actress (for Kris Aquino) and Best Director (for Joel Lamangan). Mano Po was among the top-grossing films in time for the Metro Manila Filmfest.

The film's success was followed by another episode, Mano Po 2: My Home and a spin-off, Bahay Kubo: A Pinoy Mano Po! that was released in 2007.


  • Maricel Soriano as Vera Go
  • Kris Aquino as Juliet Go-Co
  • Richard Gomez as Police-Inspector Rafael "Raf" Bala
  • Ara Mina as Richelle Go
  • Eddie Garcia as Don Luis Go
  • Tirso Cruz III as Daniel Go
  • Eric Quizon as Joseph Co
  • Cogie Domingo as young Luis/Fong Huan
  • Jay Manalo as Emerson Lau
  • Gina Alajar as Gina Go
  • Amy Austria as Linda Go-De la Madrid
  • Boots Anson-Roa as Elisa Go
  • Maxene Magalona as Young Elisa
  • Kristoffer Marlowe Cruz as Kim
  • Allan Paule as Antonio "Tonyo" De la Madrid
  • Jim Pebanco as Mike
  • Richard Quan as Joey Yang
  • Carlo Maceda as Jimmy Go
  • Nanding Josef as Gen. Dioscoro Blanco
  • Menggie Cobarrubias as Bernie
  • Tony Mabesa as Raf's Father
  • Jenine Desiderio as Trina / Raf's Girlfriend
  • Elizabeth Ty Chua as Luis' Mother
  • Samuel Tan as Luis' Father
  • Bon Vibar as Governor (1950's Party)
  • Irma Adlawan as Congresswoman
  • Pocholo Montes as Congressman
  • Dido De La Paz as Congressman
  • Tom Olivar as NBI Agent Franz
  • References

    Mano Po Wikipedia
    Mano Po IMDb Mano Po