Perseverant – that’s the kind of love that Dodong (Yves Flores) and Cai (Barbie Imperial) showcase in the afternoon series Bagong Umaga.
These two know how to fight for their love and not give up on the people they hold dear. Dodong is known to always put his family first while Cai does everything to please her parents and their impossible expectations. The difference is his love is returned while hers is never enough.
In the first scene in this Toplist, Cai’s unrequited love for Ely (Tony Labrusca) sent her rushing to his new place, heartbroken and craving his presence. But she instead found Dodong and accidentally kissed him, thinking he was Ely. The combined frustration and embarrassment just made her cry even more but thankfully, Dodong was there to calm her down.
He had a huge crush on her since then, so he never stopped trying to get her attention through the most subtle ‘hirits’ and by being there in times of trouble.
Although she hates Tisay (Heaven Peralejo) for being her greatest rival and the threat to her dream relationship with Ely, she gets nothing but kindness from Dodong. If only words can kill, Cai could’ve already killed Tisay with her sharp, nasty talks yet Dodong remained patient towards her.
He scored a point when she replied to his text message because no one was there to keep her company. She opened up about not having friends in medical school. Dodong reassured her that she isn’t difficult but maybe some are just too shy to approach her.
In a desperate attempt to steal Ely’s attention, Cai orchestrated some trouble hoping he’d come to her rescue. But he never did. It was Dodong who showed up and figured her underhanded plans. He advised her to stop trying to chase Ely, telling her that she deserves to be treated fairly by a man who only has eyes for her because she is beautiful and worth it.
For the first time, he made her smile, so he took a candid photo of her and teased her for stealing a kiss at one time.
Follow Dodong and Cai’s kilig story in Bagong Umaga on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z.