– Hm? Please throw that away. We’re almost home.
Papa might see it. Okay. Did you smoke again? No. – Papa!
– You were smoking again! No, I wasn’t! – I told you not to smoke!
– Papa! I didn’t smoke! – You never listen!
– Papa! – Don’t lie to me!
– Stop! You’re hurting me! I’ll make sure you won’t
bother our neighbors again! Dear Charo… Growing up, I always saw Papa locking up
Mama in chains. At first, I thought he was
just really strict. I didn’t know that Mama was ill. bottle gourd, squash,
and more… Radish, mustard, Ma… Can I come with you? Of course, you can!
Why not? Abby has to do the chores. We won’t take long.
We’ll be back quick. No. You guys will spend
too much time together. Abby, dear… Next time, okay? I hope Ate will like this. I’m sure she will, son! Why are there policemen here? – Genaro?!
– Papa! What happened?! Abby? Where’s Abby?
What’s going on here?! – Corazon!
– Genaro! Genaro raped Abby! Her teacher called to
inform me about it. Corazon, it happened many times
in your home! Your husband had malicious
intentions for your daughter, and you weren’t aware of it?! No… That’s not true… He’s just wrongfully accused! By who?! Your daughter?! What kind of mother are you?! Is it true, Abby?! Is it true, Abby?! Because I was so scared, Ma! Papa said you’d go mad
if I tell you anything! I really wanted
to tell you about it, Ma. But I couldn’t. Besides, you’d rather
talk to Kirby than to me! I don’t think
you even love me, Ma! That’s not true, dear… You’re with Kirby all the time, so I have no choice
but to be with Papa! Please forgive me, Abby… I’m staying here with Auntie. But why, Abby? Why?! The social services
representative advised me to take in Abby
for the meantime. She said taking her in would help her
cope better with the trauma. Just let Abby stay here
for the meantime. Ma! What’s happening to you, Ma?! Are you sick again? Ma… Please try your best
to get better, Ma… Because I don’t want you
to leave me… Ma… Put that thing
down, Corazon! No! That piece of land is mine!
You have no right to it! If you get anywhere near me, I will kill all of you! Ma! What piece of land? Just go home already,
you crazy witch! Ma! What are you doing?! Take your mother home, Kirby! Before she does
something stupid! – Why you…!
– Ma, no! I’m not crazy! That’s enough, Ma! Kirby… Why are you crying? – The poor kid.
– Now, now. I’m really sorry, Kirby. But we have no choice
but to restrain her. Otherwise, she’d roam around
and cause trouble. What’s wrong with Mama,
Auntie? Mama’s condition
eventually got worse – she lapsed into manic spells
more often than usual. My sister slowly
drifted apart from us, not knowing just how worse
it’s gotten for Mama. Ma! Wake up, Ma. It’s time to eat. I don’t want to eat.
I want to sleep. May I go out, sir? Ma. What are you doing here? How did you get here? I’m here to give you
your packed lunch. You must be
really hungry now. Thank you, Ma. – You’re welcome.
– Ma… You have to go home now. The test is not over yet. I want to stay here. I’m all alone back home. And I don’t want
to get chained up again. You won’t, Ma. – So please go home now.
– Really? Thank you so much, dear! Thank you! He did nothing wrong! You understand?! – Ma…
– Corazon. – Ma…
– Corazon. You promised me you’d never
chain me up again! How could you do this, dear?! Please don’t do this to me,
Kirby! You promised me. Let me go! Have you brought her
to a doctor? We don’t have money, Ma’am. My husband and I are
looking for a househelper. You can take on the job,
if you want. Yes, Ma’am!
I’m up for the job! Alright, I’ll get going.
Okay? – Take care, Ma’am.
– You go home now. I managed to juggle
school, work, and taking care of Mama
all at the same time. Through hard work, I managed
to finish high school, Through hard work, I managed
to finish high school, Dear! Wow! Congratulations, dear!
I knew you could do it! That’s for you, Ma. Are Mass Communication
courses only available in Tagum? You’ll have to move there if you really want
to pursue that major. It’ll be difficult to
commute every day. She will be very devastated
if I decide to leave her. Besides, I can major in
something else. My mother
is the only mother… …I have in this life,
illness or no illness. Ma! What’s that smell? Dear, I’m so sorry! I was waiting for you.
What took you so long? Son, please don’t leave me
alone like that again. It’s so lonely here.
You were gone for so long! I’m sorry for
leaving you here alone, chained down like this. I’m sorry for being
a worthless son. – I’m sorry…
– Dear. I don’t know what to
do anymore, Ma. It’s not your fault.
I won’t leave you. I’m really sorry.
I just had no choice… I’m really sorry.
I just had no choice… Come on. Let’s sing and dance. Can you do that later, Ma? I still need to finish this. Ma, I have a project to finish. – Later, okay?
– This won’t take long. I just want to dance.
Come on! – Not now, Ma.
– Join me here. Ma! Can’t you see I’m busy?! Can’t you see I’m busy?! I just wanted to dance. Can’t you do that later?
I’m busy. I’m asking you to join me. I know, Ma, but I need
to finish this! I have deadlines to– Ma, what are you doing?!
I worked hard for that! I’m exhausted from studying
and working all day, and this is what you’ll do?! This isn’t easy for me, Ma! I’m sick and tired
of everything! But I’m not giving up. I’m not giving up, Ma. So, please… Pull yourself together. I just want to dance. Son… Ma’am, can I go home early? But it’s still raining. You should wait for it to stop.
It could be dangerous for you. Ma’am, my mother is alone
at home and she needs me. Alright. Just be careful, okay? Ma! Ma. – Are you okay?
– Son… I love you so much, Ma. Thank you, son. Can I have this dance with you? Of course! Your mother has
Bipolar 1 Disorder. It’s a form of mental illness. She experiences two extreme
types of mood swings. The first is called mania, which is marked by
feelings of restlessness. The other is depression, which causes her
to lose interest. Doc, how do we treat it? Will she recover? So far, there’s no known cure
for this. We can only manage it. Your mom’s case is a bit extreme since it took a while before
she sought treatment. I’m recommending her
to be admitted so she could receive
full-time treatment. I’ll stay with Mama until
she becomes stable. I want to make up for the years you took care of Mama
all by yourself. Thank you so much, Ate. My dear… Thank you so much. I know you’ve already
sacrificed so much for me. I don’t know if I can
get through this. I will never get tired
of looking after you… …no matter how difficult
it can be. Because you’re my mother. And you’re the only mother
I have in this world. I love you so much. “After two years…” Let’s eat. Wait, I’m still waiting
for someone. Son, your father’s finally free. Son… How dare you come back here?! Son! Why did you let him set foot
in this house again?! And how could you forgive him after everything he did to us?! Son, this hasn’t been
easy for me. Your father regretted
everything he has done– But it doesn’t change the fact that he ruined our lives,
especially mine! We made it through without you. We bounced back
without him, remember?! I made it all possible! So why, Ma?! Why?! Forgive me, Abby. I’ve changed for the better. I regretted everything I did. Don’t call me your daughter because no father
would rape his own! You’re a monster! Papa did everything he could
to make up to us. Eventually, Mama forgave him. But Ate and I distanced
ourselves from him. After I graduated from college, I got lucky enough to become a
radio news broadcaster in Davao. Son… Your father has passed away. I hope we could
forgive him someday, I can’t do it. Kirby, we should forgive him. Kirby, I know letting go
of the hatred in your heart is difficult. But let’s choose to be happy. I’ll try to. I still work at the
radio station in order to reach
for my dreams. Most things in this world
are replaceable, but our parents are
one of a kind. They can never be replaced. Sincerely yours, Sincerely yours,