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Woman’s dilemma: To marry or not….

from left: Paulo Avelino, Bea Alonzo, and Derek Ramsay

from left: Paulo Avelino, Bea Alonzo, and Derek Ramsay

by Ronald Constantino

– A woman’s all set to marry…but for one reason or the other she entertains thoughts about going ahead and taking the pluge, so to speak. Should she back out even if the invitations are already out? A woman’s dilemma.

Marriage counselors advice DON’T get married if one is not 100 percent certain. Surely, it’s difficult and embarrassing situation for all. But it’s better that way than regretting when one is already committed in marriage. If there’s an iota of doubt, STOP!

There were cases when a bride- to be- refused to go to the church even if the groom was already waiting at the altar. And that the reception was all set.

Remember that TV host who was supposed to get married in the US, but the last minute opted to make a “ disappearing act”? Well, the reception went ahead…minus the bride. The groom manfully faced the guests from both sides of the families.
Bride and groom eventually got married…not to each other, of course.

‘KASAL’ – In “Kasal” Bea Alonzo faces such a dilemma. Let’s get to know more about the movie in this feature from Star Cinema.

In celebration of it’s 25th anniversary, ABS-CBN- Star Cinema opens with “KASAL,” a riveting, romantic-drama, topbilled by Derek Ramsay, Paulo Avelino, and Bea Alonzo.

Directed by Ruel S. Bayani and with a screenplay by Patrick Valencia, “Kasal” marks the very first major film collaboration of Derek, Paulo, and Bea.

“Kasal” is centered on Lia Marquez (Alonzo) who is set to marry Cebu’s most eligible bachelor and mayoral candidate Philip Cordero (Paulo Avelino). Conflict begins when Lia’s ex-boyfriend, Wado dela Rosa (Ramsay) works for them in project that will potentially help Philip win the elections. Wado’s arrival rekindles his romance with Lia, which makes her doubt her feelings for Philip. As the wedding day gets closer, Lia becomes unsure if she is choosing the right man to marry – torn between the man from her past and the man she’s building a future with.

It should be noted that “Kasal” is Bea Alonzo’s grand comeback in movies since she starred in the much talked about romantic drama “How to Be Yours” shown in 2016. “Kasal” is also Bea’s first major project since the successful run of the primetime teleserye “A Love to Last.” As Lia , Bea will be faced with the difficult choice of choosing between two men who are both important to her – one man ensures her life of power and security, while the other could give her an uncomplicated life with the allure and adventure of unpredictability.

“Kasal” also assembles a powerhouse support cast: Christopher de Leon, Cherie Gil, Ricky Davao, Ces Quesada, and Celeste Legaspi. With Cris Villonco, Kylie Verzosa, Vin Abrenica, Bobby Andrews, Cai Cortez, and JC Alcantara.

“Kasal is showing in cinemas nationwide starting May 16.”