Since the time the thrilling afternoon drama Asintado began, Miranda Ojeda (Lorna Tolentino) would never let anyone harm her most precious Salvador Del Mundo (Nonie Buencamino). While she would only think of protecting him, Miranda also stood as the key to Salvador’s downfall.
Being the partner in crime
From the very beginning, Miranda only follows Salvador and manages everything for him. She was the one who handled all his illegal operations. Whenever a problem occurs, she immediately works on it even before Salvador tells her. She was Salvador’s partner in crime. And for what reason? Because she loved Salvador that much. More than being his secretary, Miranda admitted having an affair with Salvador. She was completely blind in her love for this despot.
Of course, every person must have a weakness. Miranda’s weakness? None other than her one and only beloved son with Salvador, Gael Ojeda-Del Mundo (Paulo Avelino). After Gael died because of Salvador’s plan to kill Ana Dimasalang-Del Mundo (Julia Montes), Miranda has finally come to her senses. When she learned that Ana is pregnant with her grandchild, she began to have a change of heart. Miranda finally had the courage to betray Salvador and protect Ana to secure the life of her grandchild. In hopes for redemption, she began to work hand in hand with Ana in taking down Salvador.
Going against such a deranged, diabolical character isn’t that easy. Although Miranda has all the access to Salvador’s secret files, he would still watch her every move. She had to pretend still being on his side in order to take him down. But even if she had been careful in carrying out her mission, everything eventually went out of hand. And when time came that Ana and her grandchild’s life was in danger, she chose to protect them even at the expense of her own life.
Miranda’s story tells us that it’s never too late to change yourself and be a better person. Indeed, her death had a purpose because she died fighting for those she truly loved and their future. As we bid goodbye to Miranda, here are those 10 heart-tugging scenes which showed how she transformed from being Salvador’s evil accomplice into being a good and selfless woman.