Article and Photos By Alex Datu

 “We know what to offer to the viewing public and we know how to self-regulate our products and we are responsible enough to our audience that’s why since day one, we haven’t received a memo from MTRCB.  Sa mga artista lang namin, sobrang nakaka-stress na sila so, konti lang ang ipinapakita namin. Dito napatunayan tuloy namin na kahit sexy ang show basta ba responsible lang mga taong gumawa, alam ang dapat at hindi dapat.  Hindi talaga kailangan magpakita ng sobra-sobra dahil kahit mga suggestive scene lang naman ay okey na.  No frontal, no show to much, para lang ma-achieve ‘yung libido.” (Don Cuaresma, director)

Cast of Pasion de Amor

What a way of celebrating a thanksgiving presscon with three pairs of gorgeously handsome and beautifully oozing with sex-appeal sirens in front of you that exude a bountiful of sexiness on your boob tube for the past 9 months. It aired in June last year and from then on, it has been a certified hit.  It has consistently dominated its time slot in national TV ratings hitting an all-time high of 92.2% in October.  It has regularly occupies a slot in the top ten most watched programs in the country based on Kantar Media.  Supposedly, this passion-filled romance soap opera have ended last October last year, but due to a very high clamor, it is extended up to 2016 and to be exact, on February 26 will mark its final airing.

Jake Cuenca was seated beside Arci Muñoz, both were wearing  predominantly red outfit for the occasion.  The actor admitted that Arci is one his favorite leading ladies and surely, he will be missing her.  “Pamiliya na kami, masarap siyang katrabaho.  Sana makapagtrabaho uli kami dito rin sa ABS-CBN.  Makulit ako sa set, madaldal so, mami-miss ko ito.  Di ko makakalimutan ang experience kong ito.  Pagdating naman sa cast, mami-miss ko ‘yung samahan namin,” he shared.

Coleen Garcia
Coleen Garcia
Arci Muñoz
Arci Muñoz
Ellen Adarna
Ellen Adarna

On the other hand, Arci admitted that she learned many things from Jake being a competent actor . “Magkakilala na kami noon ni Quekers (her pet name for Jake) pero ngayon, talagang sobrang mabait siya sa akin.  Kung noon makikita mo sa kanya ay maangas at mayabang, ngayon hindi,” she also shared.

Seated next to them were Ejay Falcon and Ellen Adarna, and both were wearing predominantly cream and brown get-up.  The former admitted that pairing him with Ellen, got him high most of the time. “Normal akong kinikilig,” he opined. “Natural na lumalabas ‘yun, kusang lumalabas.  Mami-miss ko ‘yun.  Naghahanap ako ng totoong friendship pero itong dalawa (Ellen and Jake), ito ang nahanap ko sa kanila ang parang mga kapatid.”

While Ellen admitted that every time he three of them were one scene,  they felt so high, enjoying each other’s presence.  “Super bait ni Ejay.  Oo, niligawan ako ni Ejay but it didn’t materialized, he stopped and it will be good for us to concentrate on our work,” she revealed.

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Joseph Marco and Colenn Garcia were in white motif, seated on right side of the stage.  The young actor admitted that there was a time that he wanted the soap to come to an end because it’s been tiring him to report to the set for more than a year already.

“Gusto ko nang matapos ang teleserye namin pero dahil sa mga katrabaho namin, I’m sure mami-miss namin ang bawat isa.  Nakakalungkot at tiyak mag-iiyakan kapag matapos ang soap na ito.  Iba naman talaga ‘yung pagkakaibigan namin, parang isang pamilya na. Marami akong natutunan sa show na ito lalo na with Jake,  gina-guide kami ni Ejay sa  action stints na feeling veteran actor siya.  Dito ko nakikita si Jake na hindi talaga siya selfish dahil talagang sine-share niya ang kangyang mga blessings. Very generous,” he shared.

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Meanwhile, Coleen was comfortably seated beside Joseph, and she admitted that she would surely miss the good relationship they have formed, that led them to be very closed with each other.  She found Joseph to be kind and very considerate. “Inaasikaso niya talaga ang mga kaeksena niya.  Inaaral mabuti ang script,” she said.

And Wendell Ramos, the most hated character in Pasion De Amor as the contravida,  was very thankful to be given the chance to join the soap, although he appeared in the middle of the story.  “

It’s an honor at napagandang pribelihiyo ito at siyempre galing ako sa ibang network at napakalaking repsonsibilidad ang ibinigay sa akin kahit papaano ay naging maayos naman ang trabaho ko.  At siyempre, nagpapasalamat din ako sa mga taong sumuporta din sa akin,” he shared.

Don’t miss the last four weeks of Pasion De Amor (weeknights on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida), and find out how each character would end.

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