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Mila (2001)

TV-PG | | Drama | 27 June 2001 (Philippines)
The film was based on the life story of Anita Pamintuan who died during her fight for proper wages and compensation for public school-teachers in the Philippines.


Joel Lamangan


Ricardo Lee (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maricel Soriano ... Mila Cabangon
Piolo Pascual ... Primo
Princess Punzalan ... Linda
Cherry Pie Picache ... Rona
Kaye Abad ... Winona
Angelica Panganiban ... Lani
Kathleen Hermosa ... Teresa
Caridad Sanchez ... Mrs. Pangan
Tony Mabesa ... Mr. De Castro
Mel Kimura ... Lucille
Jim Pebanco ... Noli
Jon Romano ... Timmy
Nonie Buencamino ... Nato (as Noni Buencamino)
Serena Dalrymple ... Jenny
Jiro Manio ... Peklat


The film was based on the life story of Anita Pamintuan who died during her fight for proper wages and compensation for public school-teachers in the Philippines.

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Filipino | Tagalog

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27 June 2001 (Philippines) See more »

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Based on the life story of Anita Pamintuan. See more »


Referenced in Game k n b?: Episode dated 12 October 2006 (2006) See more »


Tumindig Ka
Sung and Composed by Noel Cabangon
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A movie who expose reality, with social relevance
22 October 2019 | by sanchezmariel-16940See all my reviews

This movie was derived from the real life of Anita Pamintuan which was portrayed by Maricel Soriano who showed a very excellent performance in conveying her character, she gave justice to the emotion needed in every scene, no over reacting no dull moments. It was visible that she really gave her best in doing this movie. She seemingly enwrapped her self in the character of Mila Cabangan.

Mila was vey inspiring and an eye opener movie. It details the real life and sufferings of a public teachers despite of the enthusiasm and smile on their faces inside the class room. Mila Cabangan shows genuine concern for her students, she was concern in every situation her students was in, she make sure that she motivates and inspired them to the best of life. She was moved to join the strike for increase of wages of public School Teachers due to poverty but sad to say the Government decline their request and fired them in their job. Accopanying her lost of job is her problem with her lover Primo who was addicted to drugs. She found her self in Ermita, there she sees that there is so much more in need than her, she teaches street children and prostitutes who dont even know how to read and write. She found life in Ermita but she lost it as well in Ermita because of poverty.

This movies shows real life of Teachers how they have to teach whole heartedly despite of every situation they are in and how much they are giving their best in teaching their students while receiving wages less than they deserve. It also touches the problem of the country to human trafficking,drug addiction and the sigficant envolvement of the men of Government who must be the protector of the society with this wrong doings but instead they are the heas or member of those sindicates. It also shows the hardship of the people who are homeless and facing the dark life in the street everyday and how they failed to achieved their rights to descent education because of poverty.

The setting was very approrite to express the message of the story, the Cinematography and effects are able to make the movie relay in reality. Overall it was a great movie. It also tells every students to appreciate their teacher when they watch this movie.

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