8 Filipina Actresses
Who Always Play
on Film and TV
By Tynne De Leon
Its mothers’ day! And since we’re celebrating this day for all moms—even the fictional ones—we bring you a list of Pinay actresses who always play mom roles on film and TV. Here are our top picks:
a.k.a that mom who always gives out good advice
Irma Adlawan is that type of mom who shares a lot of wisdom with her gentle words. Her scenes always include a deep conversation about life, either with her daughter or her daughter’s boyfriend.
See: MMK episodes, I’m Drunk, I Love You, Forevermore
a.k.a the sweet, loving mom
Dimples Romana is that young and burgis mom with a gentle tone but can be very strict.
See: Mara Clara remake
Cherry Pie Picache
a.k.a. that mom who tries her best despite being poor
A teleserye won’t be complete without her iconic line, “anak, alam kong mahirap lang tayo,” and she always brings out the right emotions that will tug at your heartstrings.
See: On The Wings of Love, Tanging Yaman, My Binondo Girl
a.k.a. the comedic mom
When you see Carmi Martin in a teleserye, her mataray vibe guarantees fun and entertainment in the proceedings. She’s the kind of mom who can be a bad influence, considering her selfish decisions. That’s why she’s also considered as an antagonist, most of the time. Trivia: Carmi Martin is still single in real life.
See: First Time, Marimar