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By Herman M. Lagon

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Script written by Michiko Yamamoto and directed by Maryo J. de los Reyes, “Magnifico” tells the story of a young boy, Pikoy (Jiro Manio), navigating the challenging world of rural Laguna. Hailed for its moving portrayal of familial bonds, community, and the unwavering spirit of a child, the film’s vivid tableau of emotions resonates deeply with many Filipinos. Reviews from 2003 to 2012 overwhelmingly underscore its evocative nature, with viewers confessing to shedding tears and feeling catharsis. These critiques laud Magnifico as a “portrait of altruism in its purest form.”

Yet, even with such acclaim, the movie faced an uphill battle for mainstream commercial success in its homeland. Several factors can be attributed to this. First, there is the competition with mainstream movies that lean towards commercial viability rather than storytelling depth. The Filipino audience, much like audiences worldwide, sometimes gravitates towards light-hearted, escapist cinema, given their everyday challenges.

However, another factor worth contemplating is how Filipinos perceive local cinema. The lament on the prevalence of poverty in the country is a stark reality for many. While “Magnifico” is a mirror reflecting these societal challenges, it is possible that for some, the film hits too close to home. For the everyday Filipino grappling with economic hardships, the cinema can serve as an escape, and confronting these realities on screen might not be their preferred form of leisure.

The movie challenges viewers to discern their place and purpose in society. It is a call to confront and engage with the difficult realities around them rather than escape them. However, this kind of introspection requires an openness of heart and mind, a willingness to engage with the uncomfortable and a profound reflection on one’s role in the larger community.

Yet, the movie’s lack of commercial success—similar with the fate of outstanding Filipino films like “Insiang” (1975), “On The Job” (2013), “Birdshot” (2016), “Anino” (2000), “Radyo” (2001), “Moral” (1982), “Tuhog” (2001), “Ekstra” (2013), “Serbis” (2008), “Respeto” (2017), “Ang Larawan” (2017), “Sa Kuko ng Agila” (1990), “Kubrador” (2006), “Liway” (2018), “John Denver Trending” (2019), “Pamilya Ordinaryo” (2016), Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros” (2005), and “Ang Babaeng Humayo” (2016)—does not diminish its value. Instead, it underscores the need for a more supportive ecosystem for Filipino filmmakers who tread off the beaten path. It is a reminder for audiences to sometimes step out from the their boxes, get away from their comfort zones, and embrace films that, while challenging, offer profound insights into the human experience.

As we ponder the fate of the 20-year-old “Magnifico” in the Filipino cinematic landscape, it is a beckon to recognize and cherish the gems in our midst. In a society often grappling with identity and legacy, films like “Magnifico” are essential–they hold a mirror to society, challenge conventions, and, ultimately, redefine the discourse.

Doc H fondly describes himself as a ‘student of and for life’ who, like many others, aspires to a life-giving and why-driven world that is grounded in social justice and the pursuit of happiness. His views herewith do not necessarily reflect those of the institutions he is employed or connected with.

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Opens today in Manhattan Directed by Maryo J. de los Reyes In Tagalog, with English subtitles Not rated, 120 minutes

Inay (Lorna Tolentino) speaks for many when she says, "Life is a never-ending misery." But she has special reason to complain in this modest but engaging Filipino tear-jerker.

Her 7-year-old daughter, Helen (Isabella de Leon), has cerebral palsy, has never spoken a word and requires as much care as an infant. Her teenage son (Danilo Barrios), the smart one who was going to lift the family out of poverty, has lost his scholarship and come home from Manila to an uncertain future. Her other son, 9-year-old Magnifico (Jiro Manio), doesn't show much promise beyond being a really sweet kid. Her beaten-down husband (Albert Martínez) has been working on the same Rubik's cube for a year.

And she has just learned that her mother-in-law, who lives with them, has pancreatic cancer. That's one more helpless person to care for, and they have no idea where they're going to get the 30,000 pesos or so (several months' salary for a schoolteacher, we are told) it will take to bury her.

But the hopefully named Magnifico, in the tradition of omniscient innocents in international films, is determined to help -- and to charm everyone the way movie characters occasionally do, just by treating impending death matter-of-factly. He sets out to earn enough money for his grandmother's funeral, buy her a beautiful white dress to be buried in and gather enough scrap wood to build the coffin himself. (The coffin ends up being put to another use.) And if that isn't enough, he needs to buy a wheelchair for Helen, so she can go to the carnival and ride the carousel. No wonder he isn't an outstanding student. Who has time for homework?

This drama isn't as maudlin as it sounds, thanks to the leading actors' fine, understated performances. Maryo J. de los Reyes's direction is sometimes extreme, and the Tagalog screenplay by Michiko Yamamoto (who won a scriptwriting contest with this) is marred by unlikely minor miracles and almost unbelievably cold adults (unless the English subtitles are gross oversimplifications). But this melodrama works, in its fashion. At this year's Kinderfilmfest at the Berlin Film Festival, "Magnifico" received the Crystal Bear, the prize for best feature chosen by a jury of children. ANITA GATES

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Summary Of Magnifico – A Film About The Boy Who Changed Lives

SUMMARY OF MAGNIFICO – In this topic, we will now know and read the summary of Magnifico, a film about a boy who changes everyone’s lives.

SUMMARY OF MAGNIFICO

Magnifico is a drama film in 2003 which stars Jiro Manio, who portrays the titular character, Lorna Tolentino, Albert Martinez, Gloria Romero, and more.

Here is the summary of the film:

In a village there is a boy named Magnifico, nicknamed Ikoy. He is a special kid who can change the lives of everyone he meets. He is a child from a poor family: his dad (Gerry) do odd jobs; his mom (Edna) spent her days tending Ikoy’s sister (Helen), and grandmother (Magda), who suffers from diabetes and pancreatic cancer. Ikoy is sweet and shows good intentions, which her father berated, calling him unintelligent, in contrast to his cleverness.

He encounters several people, which he changed live with his gifts of hope, determination, and love: a grief-stricken man who mourns for his mother; two feuding shop owners; the crabby old woman who runs the mortuary; his elder brother, who has a crush on a wealthy girl; his little sister, Helen, who has cerebral palsy; and his grandmother Magda, in which the family fears that they cannot give her a proper burial.

Ikoy did a number of these tasks: preparing a remedy for the mortician’s ailments, playing matchmaker for his love struck brother, industriously scheming to provide a burial gown and coffin for his grandmother, and negotiating a wheelchair so he can take his invalid sister to the carnival. Ikoy, albeit the drastic situation’s he faced in life, manages to find solutions to every problem. His efforts all paid off at the night of the big carnival.

One day, Ikoy met with a person whose life he changed. this went a drastic turn when he got hit by a car and died. His family mourned for his death and used the coffin Ikoy built for his grandmother for him. His friends, family, and the people he touched reminisced the moment of his kindness.

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In a Philippine village outside the city of Luzon, one special boy changes the lives of everyone he meets. Known to all as Magnifico, his name is Pikoy, a child of an impoverished family. His father works odd jobs, his elder brother has lost his academic scholarship, and his mother spends her days caring for both Helen, a young daughter, who suffers from cerebral palsey, and for her husband's aging mother, who lives upstairs in the family home. Magnifico is a sweet and well-intentioned boy, who is often berated by his father for his stupidity, an unkind assessment for a child who is considerably more clever than anyone gives him credit for.

Magnifico's world is filled with a cast of characters in need of his special gifts, of hope, of determination, of love. There's the grief-stricken man who mourns for his mother; two feuding shop owners; the crabby old woman who runs the mortuary; his elder brother, who has a crush on a wealthy girl; his little sister, who wants to get out and experience the world, but cannot walk; and even his own ailing grandmother, who worries that the family won't be able to afford a proper burial for her when the time comes. That's a pretty tall order for just one boy.

Nonetheless, Magnifico applies himself diligently to the task, concocting a remedy for the mortician's ailments, playing matchmaker for his love struck brother, industriously scheming to provide a burial gown and coffin for his grandmother, and negotiating a wheelchair so he can take his invalid sister to the carnival. Seeking nothing for himself, with his undaunted dedication to bring joy to the people he loves, Magnifico somehow manages to find just the right solution to fill every need. And when the night of the big carnival arrives, his efforts pay off in spades.

Written by Michiko Yamamoto and directed by Maryo J. De los Reyes, Magnifico is an endearing portrait of altruism in its purest form. Jiro Manio  is 'magnifico' in the title role, surrounded by a well-cast constellation of supporting actors. Magnifico touches the hearts of all those he meets, and inspires a renewed belief in hope and the power of giving.

Magnifico is available on DVD at Netflix and Amazon.com.

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THE CINEMATIC landscape of the Philippines is as diverse as its islands. However, intimate stories like “Magnifico” often leave an indelible mark on the psyche of its audience. The movie is a poignant portrait of familial ties, poverty, and a child’s innate goodness amidst adversity. Yet, despite its evocative storytelling, remarkable performances, and international accolades, it raises a puzzling question: Why did such a masterpiece fail to achieve blockbuster status among its intended audience?

Script written by Michiko Yamamoto and directed by Maryo J. de los Reyes, “Magnifico” tells the story of a young boy, Pikoy (Jiro Manio), navigating the challenging world of rural Laguna. Hailed for its moving portrayal of familial bonds, community, and the unwavering spirit of a child, the film’s vivid tableau of emotions resonates deeply with many Filipinos. Reviews from 2003 to 2012 overwhelmingly underscore its evocative nature, with viewers confessing to shedding tears and feeling catharsis. These critiques laud Magnifico as a “portrait of altruism in its purest form.”

Yet, even with such acclaim, the movie faced an uphill battle for mainstream commercial success in its homeland. Several factors can be attributed to this. First, there is the competition with mainstream movies that lean towards commercial viability rather than storytelling depth. The Filipino audience, much like audiences worldwide, sometimes gravitates towards light-hearted, escapist cinema, given their everyday challenges.

However, another factor worth contemplating is how Filipinos perceive local cinema. The lament on the prevalence of poverty in the country is a stark reality for many. While “Magnifico” is a mirror reflecting these societal challenges, it is possible that for some, the film hits too close to home. For the everyday Filipino grappling with economic hardships, the cinema can serve as an escape, and confronting these realities on screen might not be their preferred form of leisure.

The movie challenges viewers to discern their place and purpose in society. It is a call to confront and engage with the difficult realities around them rather than escape them. However, this kind of introspection requires an openness of heart and mind, a willingness to engage with the uncomfortable and a profound reflection on one’s role in the larger community.

Yet, the movie’s lack of commercial success—similar with the fate of outstanding Filipino films like “Insiang” (1975), “On The Job” (2013), “Birdshot” (2016), “Anino” (2000), “Radyo” (2001), “Moral” (1982), “Tuhog” (2001), “Ekstra” (2013), “Serbis” (2008), “Respeto” (2017), “Ang Larawan” (2017), “Sa Kuko ng Agila” (1990), “Kubrador” (2006), “Liway” (2018), “John Denver Trending” (2019), “Pamilya Ordinaryo” (2016), Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros” (2005), and “Ang Babaeng Humayo” (2016)—does not diminish its value. Instead, it underscores the need for a more supportive ecosystem for Filipino filmmakers who tread off the beaten path. It is a reminder for audiences to sometimes step out from the their boxes, get away from their comfort zones, and embrace films that, while challenging, offer profound insights into the human experience.

As we ponder the fate of the 20-year-old “Magnifico” in the Filipino cinematic landscape, it is a beckon to recognize and cherish the gems in our midst. In a society often grappling with identity and legacy, films like “Magnifico” are essential–they hold a mirror to society, challenge conventions, and, ultimately, redefine the discourse.

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A young boy becomes a selfless do-gooder in this sentimental drama from the Philippines. In an impoverished village, street-smart 9-year-old Magnifico (Jiro Manio) tries to help his family by raising much-needed money. He also tends to the needs of his unruly brother, dying grandmother and his sister, who has cerebral palsy. Maryo J. De los Reyes directed. Lorna Tolentino, Albert Martinez.

Saddled with a weepy soundtrack and capped with an ending that would shame even Douglas Sirk, this family melodrama from the amazingly prolific Filipino director Mario J. de los Reyes is the very definition of sentimental overload. It's also impossible to resist. In a sudden burst of hope that his newborn son will one day free his family from their impoverished life in a small Filipino town, hardworking Geraldo (Albert Martinez) names his second born son "Magnifico." The child, however, doesn't quite live up to his name, leaving his father and mother, Edna (Lorna Tolentino), to fear their son may not be the answer to their prayers after all. But while Magnifico probably won't win a scholarship to a school in Manila like his older brother, Miong (Danilo Barrios), he's clever, resourceful and attentive to his family's many needs. Geraldo's income isn't enough to cover expenses, so Edna, who already has a full-time job caring for Magnifico's handicapped younger sister, Helen (Isabella De Leon), takes in embroidery. Meanwhile, Magnifico's grandmother, Lola (Gloria Romero), helps out as best she can by offering massages and herbal remedies to her neighbors. After a serious fall sends Lola to the hospital, the family's troubles worsen. Not only is Lola no longer able to work, but the doctor diagnoses her with terminal cancer. Edna, hardened by poverty, worries about how they'll pay Lola's medical expenses while she's alive; Lola, meanwhile, knows exactly how much it costs to die: A casket and burial plot will run at least 30,000 pesos. Neither life nor death, it seems, is an option the family can afford. Miong, who's back home after losing his scholarship, takes a tip from his friend (Allyson Gonzales) who tells him their troubles will be over if he marries Isang Romy (Girlie Sevilla), the daughter of a wealthy woodcarver (Tonton Gutierrez). Magnifico, meanwhile, has an idea of his own: Using scrap wood from Mr. Romy, and a hammer and saw borrowed from his neighbors, Magnifico will build his grandmother a coffin. Morbid though it may sound, much of the story is told from the eye-level of a child for whom death has no real meaning and there's something almost refreshing about the frankness with which Magnifico and his grandmother discuss her impending demise. While de los Reyes ladles on the sentiment, he has a surprisingly light touch when it comes to his simple message: What comes around, goes around (particularly when it comes to good deeds) and even adults can use a little help now and then.

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Namulat sa kahirapan ang batang si Pikoy. Dahil sa pagiging isang kahig, isang tuka, halos hindi na naranasan pa ni Pikoy ang pagiging musmos.

Sa bahay nila, madalas na magtalo at mag-away ang kaniyang mga magulang dahil sa salapi. Lagi ring nababanggit sa tuwang magtatalo ang ama’t ina niya ang kaniyang lola. Inaalala nila ang gagastusin sakaling mamatay na ito.

Alaga rin ni Pikoy ang kaniyang batang kapatid na may cerebral palsy. Dumagdag pa sa kanyang intindihin ang kaniyang kuya na nawalang ng scholarship kaya kailangan niyang kumayod para sa pamilya.

Katuwang ang mga kaibigan, pinasok ni Pikoy ang ilang trabaho upang mapag-ipunan ang pagpapagawa ng kabaong ng kaniyang lola. Nagbenta sila ng inuming palamig sa piyesta upang magkaroon ng pambili ng materyales.

Hindi naman nabigo si Pikoy at nakaipon naman ng sapat na pera para sa kaniyang minamahal na lola.

Nang mabili ang materyales, nagpatulong si Pikoy sa kaniyang pamilya na gawin ang kabaong. Tinulungan naman siya ng mga ito at kalaunan ay natapos din ang ginagawang ataul.

Gayunman, hindi pala ang kaniyang lola ang gagamit ng kabaong. Nasagasaan si Pikoy ng bus dahil hindi niya ito napansin sa kaniyang pagtawid.

Si Pikoy pala ang gagamit ng sariling kabaong na kaniyang pinag-ipunan na ikinalungkot naman ng mga tao sa paligid niya dahil mabuting bata si Pikoy.

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Magnifico -- one of the best top filipino movies by: uel ceballos.

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Amiable, though much too long.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4 | Nov 4, 2004

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To western viewers, Magnifico plays more like a cultural document. It is fascinating to look at, but you are always out of the movie, and mostly to observe the details of emotional manipulation.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Oct 30, 2004

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That I bought into this transparent exercise in tear-jerking ... has as much to do with my own curious tolerance for subtitled excess as it does its own virtues of performance, scripting and direction.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5 | Oct 30, 2004

The very definition of sentimental overload. It's also impossible to resist.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5 | Oct 29, 2004

De los Reyes's fluid compositions, dead-on pacing, and knack for eliciting naturalistic performances make the story uncommonly cathartic.

Full Review | Oct 29, 2004

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Director Maryo J. De los Reyes and writer Mitchiko Yamamoto shamelessly press viewers' emotional buttons. But the film is so well-made and the performances so accomplished that it doesn't matter.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4 | Oct 29, 2004

A modest but engaging Filipino tear-jerker.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Oct 28, 2004

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  1. Magnifico (2003)

    18 Reviews Hide Spoilers Sort by: Filter by Rating: 10/10 This is the best filipino drama movie ever been made! conradz58 24 January 2007 This movie "Magnifico" is one of the most extraordinary films of all-time and it's worth watching in a lifetime! There maybe a lot of sad stuff on this film, but hey: film is set to poverty.

  2. IMPULSES

    Reviews from 2003 to 2012 overwhelmingly underscore its evocative nature, with viewers confessing to shedding tears and feeling catharsis. These critiques laud Magnifico as a "portrait of altruism in its purest form." Yet, even with such acclaim, the movie faced an uphill battle for mainstream commercial success in its homeland.

  3. Magnifico (film)

    Tonton Gutierrez as Ka Romy, Gerry's boss and Isang's father Amy Austria as Tessie, Cristy's enemy and a sari-sari store owner Cherry Pie Picache as Cristy, a sari-sari store owner and Tessie's enemy Danilo Barrios as Miong, Magnifico's older brother Susan Africa as Pracing, Carlo's mother Isabella De Leon as Helen, Magnifico's younger sister

  4. Film in Review; 'Magnifico'

    Maryo J. de los Reyes's direction is sometimes extreme, and the Tagalog screenplay by Michiko Yamamoto (who won a scriptwriting contest with this) is marred by unlikely minor miracles and almost...

  5. Magnifico (pelikula)

    Magnifico (pelikula) Ang Magnifico [1] ay isang 2003 na pelikulang nagmula sa Pilipinas. Hinggil ito sa isang siyam na taong gulang na batang nagngangalang Magnifico, ang pinagbatayan ng pamagat ng pelikula. [2] Si Maryo J. Delos Reyes ang direktor ng pelikulang kinabibidahan nina Albert Martinez, Lorna Tolentino at Jiro Manio (bilang Magnifico ...

  6. Summary Of Magnifico

    Image from: Iflix Magnifico is a drama film in 2003 which stars Jiro Manio, who portrays the titular character, Lorna Tolentino, Albert Martinez, Gloria Romero, and more. Here is the summary of the film: In a village there is a boy named Magnifico, nicknamed Ikoy. He is a special kid who can change the lives of everyone he meets.

  7. Film Review: Magnifico

    Film Review: Magnifico. In a Philippine village outside the city of Luzon, one special boy changes the lives of everyone he meets. Known to all as Magnifico, his name is Pikoy, a child of an impoverished family. His father works odd jobs, his elder brother has lost his academic scholarship, and his mother spends her days caring for both Helen ...

  8. ‎Magnifico (2003) directed by Maryo J. de los Reyes • Reviews, film

    Magnifico 2003 Directed by Maryo J. de los Reyes There is no equal to pure love Even though he is not good in school and belongs to a poor and unfortunate family, Magnifico still have a big heart and a large amount of optimism that enabled him to help not only his family but also the community. Cast Crew Details Genres Releases

  9. Magnifico: A Filipino film gem dilemma

    Reviews from 2003 to 2012 overwhelmingly underscore its evocative nature, with viewers confessing to shedding tears and feeling catharsis. These critiques laud Magnifico as a "portrait of altruism in its purest form." Yet, even with such acclaim, the movie faced an uphill battle for mainstream commercial success in its homeland.

  10. Review of Magnifico (2003) by Nicole O

    Magnifico review by Nicole O - See? This is what Filipino cinema should be known for. Not love teams and Sam Milby…

  11. Magnifico: The Most Inspiring Philippine Film Ever Made

    Magnifico is a heartrending film about a Filipino boy whose love and sense of mission changed the lives of those around him. Produced in 2003, the film directed by Maryo de los Reyes won at least 25 awards not only in the Philippines but also in international film festivals. The film opens with the birth of Magnifico (also called Ikoy in the film).

  12. MAGNIFICO

    tremendous critical acclaim. The movie, sadly, lost out to the blockbuster. Notwithstanding its relatively classic production look, the film was considerably revolutionary at the time. The film is about a little kid (then newbie Jiro Manio) who tries to grant his sick grandma (Gloria Romero) a proper burial.

  13. Magnifico : r/FilmClubPH

    A community for Filipino filmmakers and film lovers! ... Review/Suggestion Saan kaya pwede mapanood yung movie na magnifico? wala siya sa netflix and nag search na din ako sa iba and hindi ko talaga mahanap, gusto ko mapanood uli yung movie after so many years. Locked post. New comments cannot be posted.

  14. Review of Magnifico (2003) by Julius M

    They are made up of mediocre stories, corny acting, and cheesy jokes. Although, there are those that are able to differ from the usual cliche Filipino movies, and there is one that stands above even those. "Magnifico" is that movie. This movie is unparalleled in all that it does and is one of the best that I've ever seen.

  15. Magnifico (2003)

    Magnifico 2003 TV-PG 2h IMDb RATING 8.0 /10 937 YOUR RATING Rate Play trailer 0:46 1 Video 29 Photos Drama Even though he is not good in school and belongs to a poor and unfortunate family, Magnifico still has a big heart and a large amount of optimism that enabled him to help not only his family, but also the community. Director

  16. Magnifico

    2 h 2 m. Summary A heartwarming story of a young boy whose amazing love, faith and courage shine through life's sadness and misfortunes. (ImaginAsian) Drama. Directed By: Maryo J. de los Reyes. Written By: Michiko Yamamoto. Magnifico. Metascore Mixed or Average Based on 6 Critic Reviews. 53.

  17. Magnifico

    In an impoverished village, street-smart 9-year-old Magnifico (Jiro Manio) tries to help his family by raising much-needed money. He also tends to the needs of his unruly brother, dying ...

  18. Magnifico

    Movie Info. A boy (Jiro Manio) builds a coffin for his terminally ill grandmother, while raising money to buy a wheelchair for his sister. Genre: Drama. Original Language: English. Director: Maryo ...

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  20. Magnifico (Buod)

    Magnifico (Buod) Namulat sa kahirapan ang batang si Pikoy. Dahil sa pagiging isang kahig, isang tuka, halos hindi na naranasan pa ni Pikoy ang pagiging musmos. Sa bahay nila, madalas na magtalo at mag-away ang kaniyang mga magulang dahil sa salapi. Lagi ring nababanggit sa tuwang magtatalo ang ama't ina niya ang kaniyang lola.

  21. MAGNIFICO -- one of the best top Filipino movies by: Uel Ceballos

    One of the best top Filipino films, Magnifico is truly a masterpiece that brought its viewers to excessive tears. However, this acclaimed tear-jerker movie didn't overdo the sentimentality just for the drama's sake but it let the whole story and the emotions build itself naturally until to such moment that you just couldn't resist the effect any longer.

  22. MAGNIFICO

    Composed by - Joy Nilo and Gary Valenciano. Lyrics by - Rollie Navarro. Sung by - Gary Valenciano. Butch De Juan (assistant arranger) Dodjie Fernandez (music sound engineer) Joseph Andrew Labad (assistant arranger) Joy Nilo (music co-arranger) Editorial Department: Manet Dayrit (film editor)

  23. Magnifico

    Full Review | Original Score: 2/4 | Nov 4, 2004. Liz Braun Jam! Movies. To western viewers, Magnifico plays more like a cultural document. It is fascinating to look at, but you are always out of ...