Ara Mina and Jomari Yllana are paired together again as lovers to show the romance that they once shared as a real-life couple a few years back. For the May 30 episode of Maalala Mo Kaya, Ara and Jomari play two people who draw their strength from each other even when other people do not approve of their union.
Jeffrey Jeturian directs the ex-lovers in this drama anthology show shot in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. It will recalled that Jomari is currently in a relationship with concert queen Pops Fernandez while Ara Mina has not been reported having another flame after breaking up with Polo Ravales. What makes this episode even more special is the fact that the last time Ara, Jomari, and Direk Jeffrey had worked together was for the 2004 film Minsan Pa.
Maalala Mo Kaya (May 30, 2008)
Director: Jeffrey Jeturian
Writer: Ruel Montanez
Ara Mina as Leah
Jomari Yllana as Freddie
Joshua Cadelina as Leah's Son
Encar Benedicto as Leah's Mom
SYNOPSIS. This episode is the tragic love story of a couple named Lea (Ara Mina) and Freddie (Jomari Yllana). After escaping from their unhappy marriages, Lea and Freddie were able to meet each other in the province and begin a new chapter in their lives. Even though their own families opposed their relationship, they fought for their love.
The two even developed unique practices that other people would consider weird. Freddie would take Lea on a ride in his boat so they could vent out their anxieties to the sea. The couple watched the glorious sunset along the shore. They knew that they were very much in love and needed each other. But a month before they were about to get married, with Lea pregnant with her first child with Freddie, tragedy strikes.
Maalala Mo Kaya, hosted by Charo Santos-Concio, airs Friday nights on ABS-CBN.