The film starts with the birthday of Magnifico (also called Ikoy in the film). It is evidently discernible first that the son was born in to a rural poor family. His father, Gerry, is a carpenter but will not have regular employment.It had been Gerry who also christened him Magnifico as they enjoyed viewing a magician by that same brand. Magnifico's mom, Edna, augments the relatives income by simply stitching embroideries. Their house is known as a dilapidated hollow-blocks-and-wood structure common in rural Philippines. We were holding so indigent that they may only put together soup and noodles to get the town verbena.At one particular point Edna had to pawn her a wedding ring so that they could have meals on their desk. The story basically begins when ever Magnifico switched nine. His brother, Miong, has just misplaced his necessary scholarship by a university or college in the capital city Manila. This was a heavy blow because Gerry pinned..