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Rita Macatangay-Alvarez’s struggling student to an empowered woman

Strong as she is, Rita (Yam Concepcion) managed to rise from paralyzing brokenness and become an empowered woman, proving that even scars from the past can turn into a hopeful story. Let us trace Rita’s steps from a struggling working student to an invincible politician via these behind-the-scene snapshots and videos from Init sa Magdamag.

Struggles and heartaches are a big part of Rita’s journey. She used to be a school achiever and a breadwinner who juggled odd jobs like selling pirated DVDs to support her studies. A girl with a big heart and big dreams, she pursued Nursing to rise from poverty and serve the public as well.

Rita got a taste of sweet victory when she took on the Nursing Board Exam and it was made even sweeter by her newfound romance with Tupe (Gerald Anderson).

However, a series of misfortunes turned her life into a downward spiral.  She got pregnant out of wedlock. Worse, there was no Tupe in the picture. She was left broken and clueless of the sacrifice Tupe has made to save her life.

While she’s no damsel in distress, Rita’s Cinderella story has to have a prince charming and he found one in Peterson (JM De Guzman). Here came a man who only sees her beauty and never the scars. The two saved each other from their troubled past and eventually got married.

Photo credit to wella.mediana Instagram

The Macatangay-Alvarez union sent us fireworks in the beginning. Rita and Peterson painted a blissful image of love and a fresh start, well, despite the occasional in-law dramas. 

Photo credit to yamconcepcion Instagram

Rita is supportive of Peterson’s political ambition. But, she had to take over as his substitute candidate for Congress following a car accident. That’s when Rita’s world turned a little tougher, considering she defies traditional politics.

It was a landslide victory for the poor girl turned nurse turned government official. Now, Rita is more than ready to serve all the while taking on her wife duties to Peterson.

Photo credit to wella.mediana Instagram

Photo credit to wella.mediana Instagram

This political neophyte proves that she is no one’s puppet – not even her husband’s. She’s uncontrollable and she is not just an ordinary woman. She is Congresswoman Rita Macatangay-Alvarez, a champion politician and a beauteous wife. But, she also has to pay a little price for her success. 

Will Rita and Peterson’s marriage survive the new wave of challenges they are facing? We hope so. Because Yam and JM share a burning chemistry we just can’t get enough of!  

Photo credit to yamconcepcion Instagram

Besides, they have a vow to keep. Follow Rita, Peterson, and Tupe’s story in Init sa Magdamag on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z.