Top 10 Unforgettable “Other Woman” Quotes From Filipino Movies

She’s one of every housewife’s greatest nightmares and every husband’s greatest temptations. We have called her names that have created negative connotations within our conservative culture: kerida, kabit, mistress, the other woman, the third wheel, eskabeche, kabechina. She has different names revolving around a single theme and that is infidelity. And no matter how we justify this unconventional relationship, loving the wrong person at the wrong place and at the wrong time is just unbecoming for any morally upright person. In other words, the ends will never justify the means.

But why in the world am I talking about “the other woman” days before the Valentines Day? Just so you know, I’m not here to spoil your romantic ideologies. As a matter of fact, tackling the issues about infidelity is a perfect way to develop a stronghold in every relationship. We’ve seen a lot of them in real life and have learned from them that open communication, ample time and respect for our special someone are the keys for a healthier married life. Also, we must not deny the fact that in the Philippine society, “kerida” issues are so commonplace that the local movie industry  has captured this theme to develop a bittersweet masterpiece. Movies of this kind have become blockbuster hits because Filipino people are always searching for a story that they can relate with either as the husband, the legal wife, or the “other woman”. Here are some of the 10 unforgettable movie lines about the “other woman” captured in Philippine movies:

No Other Woman (2011)

With a total gross of 278 million, No Other Woman has successfully proved that it is not just another overnight movie hit. It has also immortalized some of the most unforgettable movie lines in Philippine cinematic history, proving the ingenuity and creativity of the writers behind this romance-drama movie. Although the story is a bit predictable, the performance of the lead casts and the uniqueness of the movie lines have made No Other Woman deserving of its throne.

1. “Ang mundo ay isang malaking Quiapo. Maraming snatcher, maaagawan ka. Lumaban ka!” – Carmi Martin

2. “You can call me anything you want: a snake, a bitch, an other woman. But I will never be a pathetic, boring housewife.” – Anne Curtis

3. “Alam mo kasi ang marriage parang exclusive village. Kailangan mong bantayan para hindi makapasok ang mga squatters. “ – Christine Reyes

A Love Story (2007)

What would you do if you met the woman of your dreams and wanted to make her your wife after you’ve married someone else? -This question summarizes the intricacies of love portrayed in this 2007 romance-drama movie. Starring Aga Mulach, Angelica Panganiban and Maricel Soriano, this movie is the story of a man torn between two equally attractive women and is forced to make a life-changing choice. This complicated romantic story teaches us important things about life, love, adultery and most importantly, destiny.

4. “Hindi mo sya kailangan . . . kailangan ko sya . . ” – Angelica Panganiban

5. “Ayaw ko na nang may kahati ako kaya hindi na kita puwedeng mahalin.” – Maricel Soriano

6. “Buong buhay ko, pakiramdam ko magisa ako…but not with her..nandyan siya sa lahat..she believes in me..she sees good in me na kahit ako hindi ko makita…” – Aga Mulach

Nagalit ang Buwan sa Haba ng Gabi (1983)

Danny Zialcita is a notable 80’s movie director known for eye-catchy movie titles like Nagalit ang Buwan sa Haba ng Gabi starring Gloria Diaz, Dindo Fernando and Laurice Guillen. This movie became the stage where Laurice Guillen gave one of her most unforgettable performances and of course, movie lines in Philippine movie history.

7. “Ikaw pala. Ikaw pala ang sinasabi ng asawa ko na asawa mo na asawa ng bayan!” – Laurice Guillen

Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin (1993)

This 1993 movie’s tagline says it all: It’s harder to forgive a friend than an enemy. The realization that your husband is having an affair with another woman is heartbreaking already but discovering that  the “other woman” is your own best friend who you have trusted for years makes the story all the more complicated.

8. Maricel: “May relasyon ba kayo ng asawa ko?”

Zsazsa: “Relasyon?”

Maricel: “Relasyon. Querida, Kabit, No. 2, Mistress… relasyon.”

Zsazsa: “Terry…”

Maricel: “Wag mo akong ma-Terry, Terry. Iyong tanong ko ang sagutin mo. Are you f—ing my husband?”

Zsazsa: “Minsan!”

Asawa Ko Huwag Mong Agawin (1986)

You can never go wrong if you choose a Vilma Santos film and if you want a story that gives a different twist to the “other woman” issue, then Asawa Ko Huwag Mong Agawin might give you the satisfaction you are aiming for. It shows two women in their usual roles and stereotypes: the other woman who knows all about pleasure and the wife who knows all about pain.

9. “Remember this, no woman can seduce a happy husband. Kung hindi mo pa rin maintindihan, bakit hindi sarili mo ang sampalin mo, baka sakaling matauhan ka!” -Vilma Santos

Minsan Minahal Kita (2003)

If you’re looking for an infidelity-themed movie that has an intense confrontational scene between the wife and the “other woman”, then you better choose a movie other than this one. But if you’re looking for a movie line that will give you fresh new ideas about infidelity and our society’s existing double standard, then this one’s for you. It doesn’t have the feisty Anne Curtis just like what they have in No Other Woman but Sharon Cuneta wrapped it all up with an unforgettable movie line that will definitely make us all think.

10 “Unfair noh, kapag lalaki ang nangaliwa tanggap lahat ng tao, pero kapag babae, makasalanan siya. Come to think of it meron ka na bang narinig na lalakeng tinawag na home wrecker o kaya eh kabet” – Sharon Cuneta

Although Valentines day is all about lovers, let us all admit the fact that home wreckers are always in full alert to ruin what you have built for years. Love is a lifetime commitment so if you’re not ready to offer your love to a single person and not strong  enough to resist the temptations that are normal challenges in every married life, then you still have a plenty of time to think before you say “I DO”. Those “keridas” that we always hate are not just there to simply ruin our lives; they also want to teach us lessons about life and love. You won’t stop loving someone just because you already have kids or both of you are so busy attending personal matters. Keep the fire burning and celebrate Valentines day everyday. Before you know it, the “other woman”  will never even bother to ride the third wheel.

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  • shallom

    Congrats Lui B. nice article, good insight.God bless

  • helo linda, Biktima rin ako ng other women. napakasakit talaga kahit na hindi ako iniwan ng asawako. ang masakit kasi kilala ko yung babae kaya nagtiwala ako.

  • Milca

    Minsan naman kasi ginawa mo na lahat dahil iyon ang sa tingin mo tamang gawin ng isang asawa pero di pa din sapat at naghahanap pa din siya ng iba. Even you act like an other woman to make him happy para kulang pa din. Sabi nga di naman talaga matatapos problema ng family if ang isa nagwawala at kung di makuntento. Sabihin na natin gawa ng trabaho. Sundalo kasi husband ko at thrice or 4 times a week lang kami magkasama. Kahit ano pagbabantay ko at mga salitang sinabi ko sa babae nya wala pa din. Matalino naman other woman niya maganda work pero bakit even alam niya na may asawa ito pilit pa din niya isinisiksik sarili niya. Minsan naiisip ko baka sa kanya masaya asawa ko at ako hanggang sa papel at salita na lang naging asawa.

  • Kristin

    ”Remember this, no woman can seduce a happy husband. Kung hindi mo pa rin maintindihan, bakit hindi sarili mo ang sampalin mo, baka sakaling matauhan ka!Vilma Santos..

    This is so true! Yes, I must admit I am the other woman out of my man’s marriage, Im not proud of it. Wala rin akong sinirang pamilya dahil dumating ako sa buhay nya na sira na talaga ang pamilya nya. He was never happy withh his former wife. His children respects me dahil na rin sa maayos na pagsasama namin. I must honestly say na napakaraming sacrifices, pang dudusta at insulto ang dinaanan ko, but I love my Man so much. Thats all, that simple. 12 years na rin kami, kasal? not yet, kapirasong papel lang ang tingin ko dun dahil di yun kasiguruhan na di ka iiwanan ng taong iyong pinakasalan. Ang mahalaga we love, respect each other…Minsan, mga kabit ang handang magbigay ng unconditional love,not buts, no because, you just love the person.. i love this article, its well written.
    If I will be a legal wife, I will remain the other woman to my husband..

    • jabs

      e kabit nga e, kapal naman diba kung ikaw pa ang magbibigay ng conditions 🙂

      • Tristan

        @Jabs,

        did your parents teach you some manners?

        • nyek

          lol. so narrow minded

    • joy

      Sorry Kristin, pero ang kapal mo. kung maayos kang mag-isip sana tumulong ka para maayos ang pamilya nila..

  • neri

    hanggat maiiwasan umiwas na kasi mahirap maging other woman oo ngar masaya ka but thats only for a moment once buking its a hell ang mga lalaki isa lng naman hanap sa mga babaeng disperado at halatang unfaithful… alam nyo na un kya better live yourself and dont somebody love/lust you…sa mga kabit khit ano pa rason nyo kabit pa rin kau at nkkasira na ng pamilya..walang patutunguhan kabit at kabit parin na nakikihati sa atensyon at panahon.

  • jennifer

    Honestly, minsan akong naging “other woman” pero ako pa ang naapi at itinama ko ang mali. Nagpakalayo-layo kami ng aking mga anak. Kasi ang lalaki magaling lang sa mga salita at pangako, tayo namang mga babae ay sobra ang pagmamahal na ating binibigay sa mga lalaking bolero. Malalaki nang aking mga anak…namatay na ang kinikilala nilang ama (bolero)….Ang “other woman” ay walang kahihinatnang kabutihan. Isa ito sa mortal na kasalanan kay Lord. So habang may panahon pa, itama mo ang mali. Kaya mo iyang itaguyod ang iyong mga anak, kung may anak ka na. Lumayo ka…Never mo na siyang balikan dahil habang buhay kang nagkakasala sa mata ni Lord.

    Kung ikaw naman ay wala pang anak, aba …si Lord ay talagang iminumulat ka sa tamang daan…so LEAVE. Take care of yourself, mahalin mo ang iyong sarili at humingi ka ng tawad kay Lord. Itama mo ang mali. May naka reserved si Lord na isang tao na mamahalin ka rin at ikaw ang asawa.

    Itinama ko ang mali kasi may mga anak na ako, ayaw kong maging bad example sa aking mga anak. Bagkus mamahalin ka pa ng iyong mga anak dahil sa ginawa mong pagtama sa isang mali.

    OO may mga ups and downs pa rin ako sa buhay, pero ang isang mortal na kasalanan ay aking naitama at nagpapasalamat ako kay Lord dahil never niya akong iniwan, bagkus pinagpala pa ni Lord ang buhay ko at ang aking kaluluwa.

    Peace to All…and May God Bless Us Always!!!

    • Linda Bravo

      I am impressed by your insight regarding the “other woman”. I am a victim of my husband’s infidelity. He has another woman and has two children with her. His infidelity has devastated my life and there appears to be no end to the grief and hurts that I continue to suffer. God bless you for having seen the folly of being the “other woman”.

      • jennifer

        Hi Linda, thanks sa iyong papuri. It takes a lot of courage and wisdom para magawa natin ang lahat. Kaya mo iyan, ikaw ang legal na asawa, ikaw lang ang may karapatan ng lahat, maging matatag ka nawa sa lahat ng oras. How I wish we could be friends here or even sa fb.. Ingats ka lagi..

  • chrismar

    katakot naman…other woman really a threat to family..i wish it will not happen to me.