MAGNIFICONow that Magnifico has turned nine years of age, his family have big things in store for him. Like his older brother, Miong, his parents are determined that Magnifico should also have an opportunity to lead better life than they did. A decent education and a good profession is the future his parents have mapped out for him. However, Miongs hopes of a career in far-off Manila are dashed and with it his familys dreams of a life of prosperity.
However, this is not Magnificos only problem. The other members of boys family are his disabled sister and his grandmother, who senses that her death is drawing near. Feeling responsible for both his sister and his grandmother, the boy decides to fulfil his sisters dearest wish and take her to a fair a long way from where they live; for his grandmother, he sets about building a comfortable coffin, thereby easing the familys already overstretched budget. As far as Magnifico is concerned, a little sensitivity and clever thinking are all thats needed to solve these problems. Before long, the boys warm-heartedness performs a small miracle, enabling both his family and their friends to regain a sense of calm that helps them cope with both life and death.