10 scenes of how Miguel lured Eva, used the ‘power of love’ as political strategy in Huwag Kang Mangamba

In wooing a girl, you can either win her through honest and pure intentions or dirty tactics that target her vulnerability. To gain popularity for the elections, aspiring Mayor Miguel Advincula (RK Bagatsing) lured hotshot journalist Eva Marquez (Mylene Dizon) by making her fall for him little by little until they become Hermoso’s power couple in Huwag Kang Mangamba.

The sham continues, and Eva, known for being tough and wise, is surprisingly attracted to the man she barely knows. In this Kapamilya Toplist, we rounded up the scenes of Miguel luring Eva for his political ambitions in the top-rating inspirational series.

It started when Miguel signed up as Eva’s personal tour guide in the miraculous town of Hermoso. Although his candied words didn’t appear as sweet to Eva, who said she isn’t the shady type of a journalist, Miguel didn’t stop trying.

He inched closer into Eva’s world after keeping her company during her supposed solo drinking session in a bar. It was followed by a spontaneous lunch date. She liked the place, the food, and the ‘pambobola’ as well, evinced by her smiles over his cheesy jokes.

He’s winning her little by little, and it smelled victory when he saved her from two muggers. Miguel drove Eva home that night and the sweet exchange led to lovemaking. It’s followed by a series of flashback scenes that reveals how Miguel orchestrated all the events leading to that night. He studied her well – especially her weakness, which turns out to be her heart. He did it so to use their budding romance for publicity. After all, being a romantic partner and a good family man is a proven political strategy.

Like how strategists win their targets, Miguel knew how to earn Eva’s trust by speaking her language and sharing the same sentiments. In her case, she found someone she can confide in, someone who relates to her struggles as a strong person with big responsibilities. Eva, fierce as fire, mellowed down in that heartfelt conversation. And through Eva’s tears, Miguel knew he has successfully broken down her walls.

Things turned out well for Miguel when Eva got pregnant. He planned to use Eva and the baby to advance in the upcoming elections. And what better way to become the talk of the town than by pulling off a public proposal. Although Eva wasn’t sure and she did not even answer, Miguel took her silence as a ‘yes.’

Taking the drama up a notch, Miguel asked Eva to move in with the Advinculas. He said he wanted to take care of her and the baby, and prove himself worthy of her trust.

Viewers of Huwag Kang Mangamba were treated with a shocking plot twist with the entrance of a new character, Diego (Rafael Rosell), Miguel’s secret lover.

How long will Hermoso’s golden boy manage to keep his skeletons? Don’t miss an episode of Huwag Kang Mangamba on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z.