PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA NEWS TV:
"GMA News TV officially welcomes the love month with the launch of its documentary series Wagas: Mga Totoong Kuwento ng Pag-ibig this Saturday, February 9.
"Wagas: Mga Totoong Kuwento ng Pag-ibig is an hour-long weekly docudrama featuring extraordinary love stories of real life couples to be portrayed by some of the most sought after Kapuso artists today.
Some of the couples who will be featured in Wagas are Senator Miriam Defensor and lawyer Narciso “Jun” Santiago; radio personality Nicole Hyala and fan-turned-husband Renly Tinana; and executive chef Chef Boy and Ermilinda Logro.
"For its pilot episode this Saturday, Wagas presents the special love story of Senator Miriam Defensor and Atty. Narciso “Jun” Santiago.
Highly intellectual, strong-willed, and outspoken, Senator Defensor-Santiago is widely regarded as one of the most powerful stateswomen the nation has ever known. However, only a few realize that the controversial lawmaker is also a devoted wife to Atty. Jun Santiago for more than forty years already.
"Played by Kapuso drama stars Heart Evangelista and Geoff Eigenmann, the couple traces back their unusual love journey in the hallways of the University of the Philippines in Diliman.
"The feisty senator did not initially dream of settling down. In fact, her ambition was to become a nun. Despite having many admirers, Miriam’s focus in college was the university publication being the first female Editor-in-Chief of The Philippine Collegian.
"Miriam’s charm caught the eye of the rich, campus heartthrob Jun who initially failed to impress the passionate campus journalist. But with his genuine love, patience and persistence, Jun later won Miriam’s heart.
"From being a new lawyer to becoming a wife, a mother, and later a political icon, Senator Miriam has always had her husband by her side. And after forty years of being together, Miriam and Jun renewed their marriage vows on June 2011.
"Wagas: Mga Totoong Kuwento ng Pag-ibig airs every Saturday night, 7 pm, beginning February 9 on the leading news channel, GMA News TV."
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