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Sunday, May 11, 2014


It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday, May 11. To all mothers, Happy Mother’s Day!

Did you know that sometime in the 80s Regal Films could come up with a special movie? It's Mother Lily Monteverde's (Regal matriarch) way of paying tribute and homage to a very important and dear person in our life, our Mother. It became a yearly event and their initial offering was in 1981 when they released “Oh My Mama,” a Maricel Soriano-William Martinez starrer. Soon, it became an annual tradition for the movie company. It goes on for the next three years. The studio released the following --- 1982, “Mother Dear,” 1983, “To Mama with Love” and finally, in 1984, “Dear Mama.”

"Oh, My Mama" (1981)- Stars Maricel Soriano, William Martinez, Herbert Bautista, Hero Bautista, Harlene Bautista, PeeWee Quijano, Eric Francisco, Lito Arevalo/ Directed by Tony Pascua

"Mother Dear" (1982)- Stars Charito Solis, Gloria Romero, Nestor de Villa, Snooky, Maricel Soriano, William martinez, Albert Martinez, Julie Vega, Joel Alano, Edgar Mande/ Introducing Kristine Garcia/ Directed by Lino Brocka

"To Mama With Love" (1983)- Stars Gloria Romero, Snooky, Maricel Soriano, Janice de Belen, Julie Vega and William Martinez/ Introducing Manilyn Reynes/ Directed by Mario O'Hara

"Dear Mama" (1984)- Stars Charito Solis, Gloria Romero, Laurice Guillen, Alicia Alonzo, Rey 'PJ' Abellana, Manilyn Reynes, Jaypee de Guzman and Snooky, Julie Vega and Janice de Belen/ Directed by Mel Chionglo

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