With their influence and connections, political scion Miguel (RK Bagatsing) and hotshot journalist Eva (Mylene Dizon) have the potential to become Hermoso’s power couple. While the budding romance is just an act of publicity for him, viewers can’t help but feel ‘kilig’ over their unexpected chemistry, shown in this Friday 5 feature from the inspirational drama Huwag Kang Mangamba.
Miguel made their first encounter appear like pure kismet. But viewers would soon discover how he orchestrated everything at the command of his grandfather Mayor Simon (Nonie Buencamino). The plan was to use Eva’s influence to exalt his name and candidacy.
Miguel is on the right track as Eva gets completely convinced of his act despite a little reluctance in the beginning. It was so easy for Miguel to sweep Eva off her feet, thanks to his natural charisma and extensive research about her personal life. In Mayor Simon’s words, a strong woman like Eva sure has a weakness, and that is her heart. And there’s no better way to win her heart than complement her fire, soothe it down a bit by making her feel that she’s not always alone.
Therefore, in Eva’s most lonesome moments, Miguel would show up right on cue such as when he caught her drinking solo in a bar. He asked her to extend her stay in Hermoso so he can tour her around or at least let him join her that evening. He low-key flirted with her by prying on her romantic life and telling her she deserves a break once in a while. They enjoyed each other’s company and the scene was loaded with chemistry.
That much-needed break led them to a romantic date in one of Hermoso’s best tourist spots. Miguel once again switched his charisma on, showering her with flattery and laughing at her little jokes. While checking out the restaurant’s menu, Eva talked about her love for spicy food, which Miguel twinned with his taste for everything sweet. He made them sound like a perfect match and Eva couldn’t help but be swayed. Her smile was a give-away of her kilig. Then, he told her how she can easily make him laugh.
They bid each other goodbye after that lunch date. Walking solo on the way home, Eva was blocked by two men who tried to snatch her things. Miguel came back and beat the offenders. He assisted Eva at the police station.
Scared by the incident, Eva allowed Miguel to drive her home that night. They arrived at her place. She kissed him on the cheek and the tension led them to an intimate night.
Will Miguel succeed in using Eva to his advantage? Or is there something up her sleeve? Don’t miss an episode of Huwag Kang Mangamba, weeknights, on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z.