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THE WORLD IS AN APPLE

PROLOGUE
(4 YEARS AGO)
NARRATOR: ONE SILENT EVENING, AS FOR PABLO AND MARIOTWO GREAT FRIENDS WHO SRE HIDEOUS
BEAST AS GLORAI DESCRIBE THEIR ILLEGAL WORK. THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR SO LONG THAT FOR A
LONG PERIOD OF TIME, THE PAY AND DUES OF THIS SINFUL JOB BRINGS ENOUGH AND SOMETIMES MORE
OF WHAT THEY EXPECTED. LIFE HITS THEM SO HARD AND UNFAIR THATS WHY THEY DID EVERYTHING JUST
TO MAKE EASY-MONEY AS WHAT CONTRADICTS TO THE BELIEF OF PABLOS WIFE WHICH IS MAKING AN
HONEST-MONEY WITH A CLEAN-HANDED ONE.
PABLO: (KAUSAP SA CELLPHONE)) MARIO! MARIO! GET IN HERE. THEY MIGHT CAUGHT YOU. JUST HIDE IN
THE DARK.
MARIO: YES I KNOW PABLO. JUST WAIT. ILL BE WAITING TO PASS THIS IDIOT POLICEMAN BEFORE WALKING
DOWN THERE. ILL BE THERE IN A MINUTE.
PABLO: OK. I CAN SEE YOU FROM FAR APART. BIG BOSS IS WAITING FOR US. ILL GET INSIDE ONCE YOURE
THROUGH WITH YOUR PLACE. JUST WATCH FOR THE POLICE. BE SURE NOT TO BE CAUGHT.
MARIO: OK WAIT FOR ME THERE. ARE THINGS PREPARED ALREADY?
PABLO: YES! SOMEBODY WILL LOOK OVER FROM FAR APART AS WE TRY TO REACH THE TUNNEL LATER
12:00 EVENING. THE PLAN IS CELAR AND THERE IS NOTHING TO WORRY. WERE DOING THIS FOR SO LONG.
I KNOW YOU CAN EASILY TOUCH THE PLAN DOWN.
MARIO: HOW ABOUT THE MATERIALS FOR OPENING THE DOOR?
PABLO: I GOT IT HERE! NOTHING TO WORRY. ILL BE SENDING SOMEONE TO FOLLOW YOU WHEN YOU CAME
IN.
MARIO: OK. ON MY WAY THERE. MEET ME AT THE CENTER POINT. HOW MUCH IS THE TARGET MONEY?
PABLO: MY MAN TOLD ME WE CAN ALMOST HALF A MILLION JUST IN TIME. FOR THE PLAN B IT WILL BE LESS
THAN HALF A MILION.
MARIO: IT WOULD BE GREAT! JUST YOU KNOW THAT LARGER PERCENTAGE WILL BE OURS. FOR TITA AND
FOR GLORIA. THANK YOU PABLO. GOODBYE.
(SOUND FX)
(CLOSE CURTAIN)
SCENE 1
(PRESENT TIME)
NARRATOR: THERE WAS NO GOOD IN THE EVENING FOR THE COUPLEMARIO AND GLORIA. WHEN MARIO
CAME HOME, GLORIA WAS ASKING FOR MONEY. AND SUDDENLY ALL THROUGH OUT THE NIGH, IT ALL
BEGUN JUST LIKE THIS. . .
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(OPEN CURTAIN)
GLORIA: (TUMINGIN KUNWARI SA BINTANA) MARIO! IS THAT YOU, MARIO?
MARIO: YES . . . (MALUNGKOT AT WALANG KALAMBING LAMBING)
GLORIA: (KAKATAPOS LANG MAGLUTO AT MAGLINIS NG BAHAY. LUMAPIT KAY MARIO PARA SALUBUNGIN.
NAGPUPUNAS PA NG KAMAY SA DAMIT) IM GLAD YOURE HOME EARLY.
MARIO: HOW IS TITA? (SARCASTIC ANG DATING)
GLORIA: DONT WAKE HER UP, MARIO. SHE CRIED THE WHOLE DAY.
MARIO: (DUMIRETSO LANG SA SALAS AT NAUPO) HAS SHE BEEN EATING WELL?
GLORIA: SHE WOULDNT EAT EVEN A MOUTHFUL OF LUGAW. BUT ILL BUY HER SOME BISCUITS. MAYBE
SHELL EAT THEM. (BIGLANG KINAPAAN SI MARIO) ILL TAKE SOME OF THE MONEY. . . (NAPATIGIL BIGLA)
MARIO: GLORIA! (PAGALIT) CANT YOU WAIT A MINUTE?!
GLORIA: HEY! WHATS THE MATTER? WHY ARE YOU SUDDENLY SO TOUCHY?

MARIO: WHO WOULDNT BE? IM TALKING TO YOU ABOUT THE CHILD AND YOU BOTHER ME BY RANSAKING
MY POCKETS! I WISH YOUD THINK MORE OF OUR DAUGHTER! (GALIT NA AT MATAAS ANG TONO NG
BOSES)
GLORIA: MY GOD! WASNT I THINKING OF HER? WHY DO YOU THINK I NEED SOME MONEY? TO BUY ME A
PRETTY DRES? OR SEE A MOVIE? (NASIGAW)
MARIO: TONE DOWN YOUR VOICE! YOULL WAKE UP THE CHILD. (PABULONG)
GLORIA: ALL I WANT IS A LITTLE MONEY TO BUY HER SOMETHING TO EAT! SHE HASNT EATEN ANYTHING
ALL DAY! THAT WAS WHY I WAS BOTHERING YOU!
NARRATOR: AND THE HUSBAND WIFE LITERALLY WAS ARGUING THE WHOLE EVENING ABOUT THE MONEY.
WHEN LATER ON, GLORIA ASK SOMETHING ABOUT HER HUSBANDS JOB.
(CLOSE CURTAIN)
SCENE 2
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(OPEN CURTAIN)
GLORIA: (LALAPITAN SI MARIO) NOW MAY I HAVE SOME MONEY?
MARIO: MONEY? I . . . . . I DONT HAVE ANY. . . . RIGHT NOW.
GLORIA: TODAY IS PAYDAY, MARIO!
MARIO: YES, BUT. . . .
GLORIA: BUT WHAT? WHERES YOUR PAY FOR THE WEEK?
MARIO: I DONT HAVE IT.
GLORIA: WHAT?! I WAITED FOR YOU THE WHOLE DAY AND YOU TELL ME . . .
MARIO: (GALIT) THAT I HAVE NOTHING! NOTHING! WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO???!!!. . .
STEAL??!??!?!

. . .

GLORIA: IM NOT ASKING YOU TO DO A THING LIKE THAT. ALL I WANT TO KNOW IS WHAT YOU DID WITH
YOUR MONEY.
MARIO: NOTHING IS LEFT OF UIT (MAPAPAUPO NALANG SA SOFA)
GLORIA: NOTHING?! WHAT HAPPENED?!! (GALIT NA DI MAINTIDIHAN)
MARIO: OH I HAD A FEW DRINKS WITH MY FRIENDS. BEFORE I KNEW IT, I HAD SPENT EVERY CENTAVO OF
IT.
GLORIA: (TINITIGAN AT GALIT NA GALIT. HINAWAKAN NG MAHIGPIT) MARIO, DO YOU THINK YOU CAN MAKE
A FOOL OF ME? HAVENT I SEEN YOU DRUNK BEFORE??!!?!? CRAWLING HOME LIKE A WOUNDED SNAKE
AND REEKING OF ALCOHOL LIKE A HOSPITAL? YOU DONT SMELL OR LOOK DRUNK??? YLOU DONT SMELL
OR LOOK DRUNK! (KITANG KITA NA NAGSISINUNGALING SA KANYA SI MARIO)
MARIO: ALL RIGHT! SO I DIDNT GO DRINKING! (OBVIOUS NA NAGSISINUNGALING)
NARRATOR: AND SO GLORIA WAS LEFT UNTOLD AND WAS REALLY SHOCK AND CURIOUS OF WHATS
HAPPENING TO HER HUSBAND. SHE IS REALLY INDEED A SUSCEPTIBLE WIFE THATS WHY SHE WANTS A
DEEPER CONVERSATION ESPECIALLY IT INVOLVES MONEY MATTERS. THE EVENING DIDNT PASS THE WAY IT
HAS TO BE. AND SO GLORIA CONTINUE ARGUING WITH HER HUSBAND AND FORCING HIM TO TELL THE
TRUTH.
(CLOSE CURTAIN)
SCENE 3
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(OPEN CURTAIN)
GLORIA: (TUMABI SA KANYANG ASAWA) LOOK, MARIO, IM YOUR WIFE. I HAVE THE RIGHT TO HALF OF
EVERYTHING YOU GET. IF I CANT HAVE MY SHARE, I HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW AT LEAST WHERE IT WENT!
(GALIT PA DIN)
MARIO: GLORIA, YOULL FEEL BETTER IF YOU DONT KNOW.

GLORIA: (MAPAPATAYO. AT GALIT PA DIN) I MUST KNOW!!!


MARIO: ALL RIGHT! (MATAAS ANG TONO NG BOSES) I SPENT IT ALL ON ANOTHER WOMAN!
GLORIA: ANOTHER WOMAN???? (MAPAPATAWA BIGLA) I DONT BELIEVE IT! I KNOW YOU WOULDNT DO
SUCH A THING!
MARIO: (MAPAPAYUKO NALANG AT MAPAPAHIYA) I DIDNT KNOW YOU HAVE SO MUCH FAITH IN ME.
GLORIA: NO! MARIO, WHAT I MEAN IS . . . YOU WOULDNT SPEND ALL YOUR MONEY WHEN YOU KNOW
YOUR DAUGHTER MAY NEED SOME OF IT. YOU LOVE HER TOO MUCH TO DO THAT!
NARRATOR: AND SO MARIO WASNT FORCED TO TELL THE TRUTH. BUT THEN HOW CAN HE BE SO
INSENSITIVE? THAT THEY ARE ARGUING ABOUT MONEY. WHEN ALL HE CAN DO IS TO TALK ABOUT IT AND
FIX WHAT CAN BE FIXED. THE NIGHT CAME OUT TO BE HILARIOUS AND UNPLEASING TO THE COUPLE. IT
MAY SEEM SO DARK OUTSIDE AS WELL AS THEIR MARRIAGE BECAUSE OF MONEY.
(SOUND FX)
(CLOSE CURTAIN)
SCENE 4
(SOUND FX)
(OPEN CURTAIN)
GLORIA: (LALAPIT KAY MARIO) MARIO, TELL ME. WHATS WRONG?
MARIO: NOTHING, GLORIA.
GLORIA: I KNOW SOMETHING IS WRONG, MARIO. I CAN FEEL IT. TELL ME WHAT IT IS.
MARIO: (YUMUKO) GLORIA. . . . (NANGINGINIG PANG NAGSALITA) I . . . . I . . . LOST MY JOB.
GLORIA: OH NO! (NAIYAK. DI MAPAKALI. NAGULAT. HALO HALONG EMOSYON)
MARIO: ITS TRUE GLORIA. (TUMINGIN LANG SA KANYANG ASAWA)
GLORIA: WHAT ABOUT YOUR PAY FOR THE WHOLE WEEK?!?!?!? (NAIIYAK)
MARIO: I LOST MY JOB A WEEK AGO. (UMAKBAY SA ASAWA)
GLORIA: AND YOU NEVER TOLD ME?!?!?!?! (TUMAYO AT TINANGGAL ANG KAMAY)
MARIO: I THOUGHT I COULD GET ANOTHER, WITHOUT MAKING YOU WORRY.
GLORIA: DO YOU THINK YOU CAN GET ANOTHER IN FIVE MONTHS?!?!?!?! IT TOOK HYOU THAT LONG TO
GET THE LAST ONE. (GALIT NA GALIT)
MARIO: (TINALIKURAN ANG ASAWA) WHATS THE USE OF TALKING ABOUT IT?!??! THAT WONT BRING IT
BACK!!! (GALIT DIN)
GLORIA: (NAAWA SA ASAWA, LUMAPIT ULIT) MARIO!
MARIO: YES?
GLORIA: HAVE YOUR SINFUL FINGERS BROUGHT YOU TROUBLE AGAIN???
MARIO: NOW! NOW! GLORIA! DONT TRY TO ACCUSE ME AS THEY DID!!! (TUMATANGGI NA DI NYA GINAWA)
GLORIA: WHAT DID THEY ACCUSE YOU OF?!??!?!
MARIO: JUST WHAT YOU MEANT TO SAY! PILFERING! THEY CALL IT!!! (NAIYAK. NAAWA SA SARILI)
GLORIA: WHAT ELSE YOU CALL IT?!?! (NAPATIGIL BIGLA) WHAT, ACCORDING TO THEM?!??! DID YOU
STEAL??!?!? (GULAT AT HINDI MATANGGAP ANG GINAWA NG ASAWA)
MARIO: IT WA NOTHING MUCH! REALLY NOTHING AT ALL!!!
GLORIA: WHAT WAS IT?????
MARIO: IT WAS AN APPLE!
GLORIA: APPLE?!?!?!? (NAGTATAKA) YOU MEAN . . . .
MARIO: APPLE!!! DONT YOU KNOW WHAT AN APPLE IS?!?!?!? (GALIT PA AT SARCASTIC SA ASAWA)
NARRATOR: GLORIA JUST CANT GET ENOUGH THAT HER HUSBAND LOST THE JOB BECAUSE OF JUST AN
APPLE. MANY PEOPLE ACCUSE MARIO THAT HE TOOK AN APPLE BUT EVEN FOR A WHILE IT IS NOTHING AT
ALL. A PIECE OF APPLE THROW EVERYTHING THAT MATTERS IN THEIR FAMILYMONEY. HOW SUCH ONE
APPLE CAN LOST THE JOB OF MARIO?

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(CLOSE CURTAIN)
SCENE 5
(TWO WEEKS AGO)
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(OPEN CURTAIN)
SETTING: PARK
NARRATOR: COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, THE FAMILY HAD A BONDING ON ONE SUNDAY MORNING. THE FAMILY
WENT TO PARK AND HAD A GREAT MOMENT SPENDING JUST AS THE DAUGHTER NAMED TITA HAD TO
EXPERIENCE ONE FAMILY BONDING. IT WAS A SUNNY DAY AND A PERFECT MOMENT TO SEIZED. SINCE
THAT DAY, MARIO SAVED A LOT OF MONEY TO SPEND FOR HER DAUGHTER.
(NASA PARK)
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TITA: DADDY! DADDY! ITS SO NICE HERE!!! I LIKE IT HERE. PLEASE DADDY TAKE ME EVERY SUNDAY HERE.
SO I CAN SPEND MY WEEKEND PLAYING AND PLAYING WITH SO MANY LITTLE KIDS.
GLORIA: (SISINGIT) BABY, JUST AS YOUR DAD HAVE ENOUGH MONEY, WE CAN BRING YOU HERE LIKE EVERY
SUNDAY YOU WANT TOO.
TITA: BUT DADDY. . . . (SAD)
MARIO: SWEETIE, I WILL TAKE YOU HERE AS MUCH AS YOU WANT. PLAY AROUND AND FEEL FREE DURING
WEEKEND.
GLORIA: BUT FOR NOW, LET US TAKE YOU HOME BABY. ITS GETTING TOO LATE AND MOMMY WANTS TO
PREPARE YOUR FAVORITE DINNER. MARIO, CLEAN THOSE THINGS AND KEEP THEM INSIDE MY BAG.
MARIO: TITA HELP HERE. (WITH A SMILE)
NARRATOR: THE FAMILY WAS JUST WALKING DOWN THEN SUDDENLY THEY CROSSED ALONG THE GROCERY
STORE AND LET THEM INSIDE TO BUY FOODS AND OTHER NECESSITY FOR THE WHOLE WEEK.
(SOUND FX)
GLORIA: MARIO, CAN I HAVE A MONEY? I WILL BE THE ONE TO GO AND STROLL TO BUY THE GROCERY FOR
THE WHOLE WEEK. TAKE TITA EVERYWHERE. PLAY WITH HER AROUND.
MARIO: (INABOT ANG PERA) OK. (TUMINGIN KAY TITA) LETS GO BABY. WHERE YOU WANT TO GO.
TITA: I WANT THERE. THERE. AND THERE. (NAGTUTUTURO)
NARRATOR: THEN MARIO AND TITA WAS JUST STROLLING INSIDE THE GROCERY STORE TO KEEP IN TOUCH
WITH GLORIA.
TITA: (NAPATINGIN SA MARAMING APPLE AT MANGHANG MANGHA)
MARIO: WHAT IS IT TITA?
TITA: WHAT DO YOU CALL ON THAT DADDY?
MARIO: THATS AN APPLE. THERE ARE TWO COLORS OF IT. (HINAWAKAN AT TINURO ANG MGA APPLE)
THERE IS A RED ONE WHICH IS COMMONLY EATEN AND THE GREEN ONE WHICH IS CALLED GREEN APPLE.
TITA: CAN I HAVE SOME? IT SEEMS LIKE DELICIOUS!
MARIO: YOU CAN HAVE IT SWEETIE, BUT, NOT NOW. MAYBE SOME OTHER TIME WHEN DADDY HAS ENOUGH
MONEY TO BUY EVERYTHING YOU WANT. NOT JUST AN APPLE. BUT EVERY FRUIT AND FOODS YOUVE BEEN
SEEING ARROUND.
TITA: HAVE YOU ALREADY ATE SOME OF THAT APPLE?
MARIO: ONCE A WHILE IN MY LIFE. BUT IT IS TOO EXPENSIVE AND MY SALARY IS NOT ENOUGH TO BUY YOU
SOME OF IT BY NOW.
TITA: (MALUNGKOT) BUT I WANT SOME. . . .
(BIGLANG MAKIKITA SI GLORIA)
MARIO: HEY ITS MOMMY. SEEMS LIKE SHES DONE BUYING EVERYTHING TO COOK YOUR FAVORITE DISH.
GLORIA: MARIO, LETS GO HOME.
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(CLOSE CURTAIN)
SCENE 6
NARRATOR: AND SO FROM MOMENT THEN ON, MARIO WAS FELT WITH SO MUCH PITY FOR HER CHILD. THAT
HE CANT BUY A SINGLE APPLE FOR HER CHILD. SINCE MARIO IS REALY A HARD-WORKING MAN, HE INSIST
TO HIMSELF THAT ONE DAY, HE CAN FIND NEW JOB AND ONE WAY TO BUY WHAT TITAS WANT.
(SETTING: WORKPLACE NI MARIO)
EXTRA 1: HEY MARIO, HOWS YOUR DAUGHTER?
MARIO: (HABANG NAGTATRABAHO) TITA WAS DOING WELL. GLORIA REALLY WANTS TO TAKE HER TO
OSPITAL BUT WE DONT HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO PAY THE BILLS AND MEDICINES. WE JUST GOT FOR
FIRST-AID MAYBE IT WILL WORK OUT.
EXTRA 2: DONT YOU THINK IT WILL BE NICE FOR HER TO ADMIT AT THE HOSPITAL SO SHE CAN RECEIVE
PROPER MEDICATION AND GLORIA MIGHT WORRY LESS.
MARIO: YES. BUT IM THINKING THAT 3 DAYS FROM NOW ILL BE RECEIVING THE WEEKLY SALARY AND IT IS
ALREADY BUDGET. ID BEEN THINKING TO SEND TITA TO OSPITAL ONCE I RECEIVE MY DUES.
NARRATOR: MARIO WAS WORKING IN A SMALL FARM WHERE APPLES ARE NEED TO PICK UP AND TO STORE
FOR MAKING DIFFERENT PRODUCTSAPPLE PIE, WINES AND COOKIE FLAVORING. WHILE BUSY DOING HIS
OWN THING AT THE YARD OF APPLE TREES, SOMETHING DISTRACTS HIM. A PIECE OF APPLE OF WHAT HE
THOUGHT WILL NO MEAN OF LOSING HIS JOB AT THAT TIME.
MARIO: (PICK UP THE APPLE) HMMMMM. THIS ONE MIGHT BE NOT SO RIPE AND GOOD. MAYBE I CAN TAKE
THIS HOME FOR TITA.
NARRATOR: BUT FAR APART, MARIO DIDNT NOTICE THAT SOMEONE WAS LOOKING AT HIM AND
OBSERVING. SINCE THAT DAY ON. MARIO LOST HIS JOB BECAUSE OF AN APPLE, NOT A CRATE OR BASKET
BUT A PIECE OF AN APPLE.
(CLOSE CURTAIN)
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SCENE 7
(PRESENT TIME)
GLORIA: (LALAPIT KAY MARIO) I CANT STILL BELIEVE IT MARIO! FLICHING AN APPLE???!?! THATS TOO
SMALL A REASON TO MKICK A POOR MAN OUT OF WORK. YOU SHOULD ASK THEM TO GIVE YOU A SECOND
CHANCE, MARIO!
MARIO: THEY WONT DO THAT! CANT YOU SEE THEY HAD BEEN WAITING FOR ME TO MAKE A SLIP LIKE
THAT?!?!??! THEYVE WANTED TO THROW ME OUT FOR ANY REASON, SO THAT THEY CAN BRING THEIR
OWN MEN IN.
GLORIA: YOU SHOULD COMPLAIN!!
MARIO: SUPPOSE I DID? WHAT DO THEY DO? THEYLL DO ANYTHING TO KEEP ME OUT. BUT DONYT WORRY
ILL FIND ANOTHER JOB. IT ISNT REALLY SO HARD TO LOOK FOR A JOB NOWADAYS. IN FACT, ILL SEE
SOMEONE TONIGHT WHO KNOWS OF A COMPANY THAT NEEDS A NIGHT WATCHMAN.
GLORIA: ARENT YOU ONLY TRYING TO MAKE ME FEEL BETTER, MARIO? I KNEW GOD WOULDNT LET US
DOWN. HE NEVER LETS ANYBODY DOWN. ILL PRAY TONIGHT AND ASK HIM TO LET YOU HAVE THAT JOB.
BUT MARIO WOULD IT MEAN THAT YOUD HAVE TO STAY OUT ALL NIGHT??
MARIO: THAT WOULD BE ALL RIGHT. I CAN ALWAYS SLEEP DURING THE DAY.
NARRATOR: AND SO THERE IS NOTHING TO DO THIS TIME BUT TO LET MARIO FIND A NEW JOB. SUDDENLY
AS MARIO WAS TELLING GLORIA EVERYTHING ABOUT THAT WORK THING, THERES THIS ONE GUY WATCHES
HIM OVER.
MARIO: PABLO!!!
GLORIA: (TITINGIN NG MASAMA KAY PABLO)
PABLO: YOURE NOT GLAD TO SEE ME??? WHAT DO YOU WANT??
GLORIA: WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE???
PABLO: WE DONT CARE FOR YOUR VISITS!!! NEITHER HAVE YOU, I CAN SEE!!! (KAY MARO NAKATINGIN)
PABLO: YOURE STILL THE SAME WOMAN WHO CURSED ME TO HELL BECAUSE I HAPPENED TO BE MARIOS
FRIEND LONG BEFORE YOU MET HIM. TIME HAS NOT MADE YOU ANY KINDER TO ME. YOU STILL HATE ME
DONT YOU???
GLORIA: YES! AND WISH YOULL STAY AWAY FROM US FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES!!! (GALIT NA GALIT)

PABLO: I AM STAYING AWAY FROM YOU! BUT OH GOD!!! MAY I NOT BE ALLOWED TO SEE YOU NOW AND
THEN TO SEE LIFE HAS BEEN KIND TO YOU?? HOW ARE YOU GETTING ALONG? AND TITA?
GLORIA: (TUMINGIN KAY MARIO) DID YOU TELL HIM???!?!? ARE YOU SEEING EACH OTHER?!!??!!?
(CLOSE CURTAIN)
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NARRATOR: THE ATMOSPHERE THAT ONE EVENING CHOSES TO BE SOMETHING GREATLY DEEPER. PABLO,
WHO HAPPENS TO BE UNSEEN FOR ALMOST 4 YEARS WITH THE LIVES OF COUPLE, SEEMS LIKE A
NIGHTMARE FOR THEM. A HIDEOUS BEAST HAPPENS TO INFLUENECE MARIO. NOT TO TOLD ENOUGH THAT
WORKING BEFORE WITH PABLO IS ONE DEAD SHOT LIVING.
SCENE 8
(OPEN CURTAIN)
PABLO: ILL LOAN YOU A FEW PESO FOR TITA. TAKE HER TO THE OSPTAL. IM SURE YOU SHOULD TAKE HER
TO A DOCTOR.
GLORIA: WE NEED IT BUT NO! THANK YOU! THE MORE REASON I SHOULD REFUSE IT IF YOU WONT ACCEPT
THE PAYMENT! MARIO HAS STOPPED DEPENDING ON YOU, SINCE THE DAY I TOOK HIM AWAY FROM YOUR
CLUTCHES.
PABLO: HAVENT YOU REALIZED BY NOW THAT IT WAS A TERRIBLE MISTKAE YOUR TAKING HIM AWAY FROM
MY CLUTHCES??
GLORIA: I HAVE NO REGRETS!!!
PABLO: HOW CAN YOU BE SO SURE??!??!!? WHEN HE AND I WERE PALS AND WE COULD GO TO FIRSTCLASS AIR CONDITIONED MOVIE HOUSES EVERY OTHER DAY. ILL BET ALL THE MONEY I HAVE HERE NOW
(INIINGGIT SA PERA) THAT HE HAS NOT BEEN ONE SINCE YOU LIBERATED HIM FROM ME. AND THAT WAS
ALMOST FOUR YEARS AGO.
GLORIA: ONE CANNOT EXPECT TOO MUCH FROM HONEST MONEYA ND WE DONT!!
PABLO: WHAT IS HONEST MONEY??? DOES IT LOOK BETTER THAN DISHONEST MONEY?? DOES IT BUY
MORE?? OR HONESTY?? WHAT IS IT?? DRESING LIKE THAT??? STAYING IN THIS DUNGEON YOU CALL A
HOUSE?? IS THAT WHAT YOU SO BEAUTIFULLY CALL HONEST??
MARIO: PABLO!!!!
GLORIA: I KNOW YOU HAVE COME TO LEAD HIM BACK TO YOUR DISHONEST WAYS, BUT YOU CANT. HE
WONT LISTEN TO YOU NOW! WE HAVE GONE THIS FAR!!! AND WE CAN GO ON LIVING WITHOUT YOUR
HELP PABLO!!!
PABLO: YOU CALL THIS LIVING GLORIA? THIS IS WHAT YOU CALL DYING-DYING SLOWLY! MINUTE BY MINUTE!
(TATAWA)
MARIO: PABLO I TOLD YOU SHE SHOULD NOT KNOW!!!
PABLO: ITS ALRIGHT MARIO. YOUD BETTER TELL HER EVERYTHING. SHES BOUND TO KNOW LATER. TELL
HER WHAT YOU TOLD ME: THAT YOU NO LONGER BELIEVE IN THE WAY SHE WANTED YOU TO LIVE. TELL
HER!!!
(TATALIKOD SI MARIO)
GLORIA: MARIO. . . IS THIS WHAT YOU MEANT BY ANOTHER JOB? OH MARIO!!! YOU PROMISED ME YOU
WERE THROUGH WITH HIM. YOU SAID YOUD GO STRAIGHT!!! SND NEVER GO BACK TO THAT KIND OF LIFE.
MARIO: (HAHAWAKAN SA KAMAY SI GLORIA) GLORIA, YOU MUST TRY TO UNDERSTAND. I TRIED LONG AND
HARD. BUT COULD NOT LIFT US OUT OF THIS KIND OF LIFE.
GLORIA: WHEN YOU KNOW YHELL CLING TO ANYTHING AND DO ANYTHING!!! EVEN RETURN TO THE LIFE
HE HATES!!! GET OUT OF OUR SIGHT PABLLO!!! GET OUT!!!
PABLO: ALRIGHT! ALRIGHT!
GLORIA: HE IS NOT GOING WITH YOU!!!!
PABLO: IS THAT SO? WHY DONY YOU ASK HIM?
GLORIA: YOURE NOT GOING WITH HIM MARIO RIGHT? TELL THE CROOK YOURE NOT GOINHG WITH HIM
ANYWHERE!!!! TEL HIM TO LEAVE US AND NEVER COME BACK!!! TELL HIM TO GO!!!
MARIO: GLORIA, I. . . . . .
PABLO: DONT WORRY ABOUT HIM GLORIA, HES SAFE WITH ME. HE WONT COME ANYWHERE NEAR JAIL.
IVE GOT CONNECTIONS.

GLORIA: (GALIT) YOU HIDEOUS BEAST!!!!!! YOU! YOU! GET OUT!!! GEEET OUUUT!!!!
(MARIO NAGAYOS NG GAMIT NYA TA MGA DAMIT)
MARIO: GLORIA IM GOING WITH HIM!!!
GLORIA: (NAGMAMAKAAWA) PLEASE MARIO. . . DONT!
MARIO: YOU CANT MAKE ME STOP NOW! IVE THOUGHT ABOUT THIS SINCE LAST WEEK!!!
GLORIA: NO, NO. . . MSRIO!!!!
MARIO: YOU TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF AND YOUR CHILD. ILL TAKE GOOD CARE OF MYSELF. DONT
WAIT UP FOR ME. ILL COME HOME VERY LATE.
(UMALIS NA SI MARIO KASAMA SI PABLO)
GLORIA: MARIOOOOOOOO!!! (HUMAHGULGOL)
NARRATOR: GLORIA COVERS HER FACE WITH HER DRESS AND CRIES INTO IT. THE DAUGHTER, FROM
INSIDE JOINS HER CRYING AS SHE SAW EVERYTHING AT STAIRS.
TITA: MOMMY? (UMIIYAK)
GLORIA: WELL BE GOOD BABY. LETS GO BACK TO BED AND SLEEP.
(CLOSE CURTAIN)
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NARRATOR: GLORIA CARRY TITA TO THE BED AND MAKE HER A LULLABY AS TO FALL ASLEEP HER AGAIN.
AND SO GLORIA DIDNT EVEN TO DO WITH MARIO AND PABLO. MARIO IS UNSTOPPABLE. WHEN IT COMES
FOR HIS FAMILY, EVERTYHING IS SMALL WHOLE AS TO BE ENTERED AND SACRIFICE HIMSELF JUST TO HAVE
ENOUGH TO OFFER FOR THE LIFE OF HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTER. THEN THERES ONE THING THAT REALLY
SIMPLIFIES THAT EVENING. MARIO LOST HIS JOB AND WENT AWAY WITH PABLO. TITA WAS JUST LOOKING AT
THEM FROM APART AND CRYING. GLORIA DIDNT EVEN STOP HER HUSBAND. THIS IS HOW A PIECE OF AN
APPLE CHANGE THE STATUS OF THE FAMILY. MARIO GO BACK DOING HIS OLD FREAKY MOMENT OF
FRAUDULENTLY MOVE WITH PABLO FOR ILLEGAL MATTERS. GLORIA HAS NOT BEEN SLEEPING THE WHOLE
EVENING AND WAS THINKING THAT THE LIFE OF HER HUSBAND WAS INDEED ONE-SHOT LIVING AGAIN.
FOR THEM, ONE SINGLE APPLE MEANS THE WORLD FOR THEM. JUST AS TO CONCLUDE THAT WORLD IS AN
APPLE.
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