NOTE: Updated with a better copy without Watermark (originally posted September 28, 2019).
Shirley is a woman who wants to be in control of everything. Working as a librarian in a public school, a firm “Sshhh!” from her makes the students tremble in fear. But in her family, her unwarranted intervention in the lives of her children and their families keeps her emotionally detached from them. Realizing that she has lost the command she once had, she goes to New York to reunite with Mark , her estranged gay son who is now suffering from colon cancer. But Shirley doesn’t know this and living with Mark in New York comes with a cost. She has to live with her son’s lover Noel who is an illegal immigrant. Everything is going right until circumstances forces Shirley to go back to the Philippines. Now that she’s back with her family, she realizes that something is wrong she is not happy.
Shirley Templo (Vilma Santos-Recto) is a ruthless woman. Many people deal with her strong attitude only for fear of her cold stare, or her outlash. She works as a librarian in a school, and lives in a compound that is owned by her ex-husband, Benito Salvacion (Tirso Cruz III). Many of the Salvacion family members that live near the compound, even including her eldest daughter, Dang (Dimples Romana), plead with her to sell it so they can make a profit, and she can move to a more suitable living area.
Director: Olivia M. Lamasan
Writers: Raymond Lee (story), Olivia M. Lamasan (story), Senedy Que (screenplay)
Stars: Vilma Santos, John Lloyd Cruz, Luis Manzano, Tirso Cruz III, Dimples Romana, Nikki Valdez, Rafael Rosell, Vice Ganda, Paw Diaz, Arnold Reyes, Nonie Buencamino, Shamaine Buencamino, Kakai Bautista, Zeppi Borromeo, Aaron Junatas, Cha-Cha Cañete, William Rothlein, Janice Y. Perez