"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned."
This proverb, which means "No one is angrier than a woman who has been rejected in love" according to dictionary.com, was actually adapted from a line in the play “The Mourning Bride” by William Congreve in the late 17th to early 18th centuries.
And apparently, it best explains what has been happening to the most vicious anti-hero in the family drama Pamilya Ko -- Loida Magtulis, impeccably portrayed by veteran character actress Irma Adlawan.
In her pursuit of exacting revenge against the Mabunga Family, particularly to their patriarch Fernan (Joey Marquez) after he refused to rekindle illicit affair they used to share when they were still working together in Italy, she did everything in order to make their lives miserable.
We may not want to provide you with negative vibes, but this Kapamilya Toplist feature would take us back to the moments when Loida exacts ‘revenge’ against the Mabungas.
She actually used to do those by herself until getting imprisoned. But with the arrival of her estranged son Ferdie (Kit Thompson), she was able to find her accomplice who helped plot and execute her evil schemes.
Ferdie's ardent yearning to win the favor of her indignant mom fueled her to do a plethora of unimaginable things. From staging the attempted kidnapping of their youngest members Cherry (Mutya Orquia) and Pongky (Raikko Mateo), he proved how vile he was when he only used Betty (Arci Muñoz) to get closer to the Mabunga Family and eventually killing her heinously when she found out about his deepest, darkest secret. He also figured in a skirmish with their firstborn Chico (JM de Guzman), which imperiled the latter's life.
Furthermore, he was behind the spreading of Fernan's malicious photo with a female neighbor that definitely angered her drunkard spouse, and of Peachy's (Maris Racal) scandalous video wherein she was seen being defamed by the ex-wife of her professor-slash-secret beau in front of a huge crowd.
Loida might have done a lot of nasty and crazy things that almost tore their family apart, but the bond of the Mabungas have remained strong, unbreakable, and admirable.