In 1976, Rudy Fernandez and Alma Moreno appeared together in three movies, in succession, “Bitayin si… Baby Ama!”, “Usigin ang Maysala” and “Ikaw…Ako Laban sa Mundo!” Fernandez was catapulted to fame via Bitayin si… and Ms. Moreno was already a big star then. Both fell in love… had a son, Mark Anthony (b. 1979)… then broke up.
In 1981, the two were reunited in a romantic movie, “Babalik Ka Rin,” an off-beat role for Daboy (Rudy’s nickname), who by this time was at his peak doing action roles. Rudy at this time was romantically linked to Lorna Tolentino, having appeared in the movies together in “Sa Init ng Apoy” (1980) and “Bantay Salakay” (1981).