On Bianca Umali’s special night, her escort and perennial onscreen partner Miguel Tanfelix finally asked her to be his girlfriend.
The Kapuso actress celebrated her 18th birthday tonight, March 17, 2018, at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel in Mandaluyong City.
Miguel made his speech during the transition period between the 18 treasures and the 18 candles segments, and started off by describing Bianca as his best friend and soulmate.
He said, “Sobrang bilis lang ng panahon na hindi ko ine-expect, ang daming nangyari, and now eighteen years old ka na.
“Finally, puwede ko nang sabihin sa 'yo yung matagal ko nang gustong sabihin.”
But before pouring his heart out to Bianca, Miguel turned to Bianca's Lola Victorina to ask her permission.
Miguel told her, “Mama Vicky, ngayong eighteen na po si Bianca, hihingin ko po sana yung permiso niyo...
“Puwede ko po bang i-express kung ano po yung nararamdaman ko para sa magandang dalaga dito?”
He quipped, “Andito pala yung buong angkan nila.”
“Manliligaw pa lang naman po ako kay Bianca, especially sa inyo, kailangan ko pa pong kunin yung loob niyo.”
Addressing Bianca again, he continued, “Since day one, kahit sinusungitan mo 'ko, gusto kong malaman mo na yung support ko sa 'yo, hindi mawawala yun.
“Puwede kong sabihin na forever akong nasa tabi mo kung kailangan mo ng kausap.
“Kapag may problema ka, lagi akong nandito.
“Ngayong eighteen ka na, alam kong maraming opportunities na darating sa 'yo.
“I wish na maging responsible ka sa mga decisions na gagawin mo sa buhay and nandito lang kami.”
After his touching speech, Lola Victorina commented, “Hinay-hinay lang, dadating din ang tamang panahon.”
Guests couldn't help but notice how Bianca was already teary-eyed when Miguel started his speech.
Miguel ended his speech by giving Bianca a special gift: an all-expense-paid trip to Japan, which Bianca gratefully accepted.