- Magpakailanman and Maalaala Mo Kaya battled over the ratings.
- Magpakailanman featured a real-life story of Benjie and Rosel Pacaldo.
- Benjie has a disability that hindered his relationship with Rosel at first.
Magpakailanman shared the story of real-life couple Benjie and Rosel Pacaldo. They were portrayed by Benjamin Alves and Bea Binene under the direction of Rado Peru.
It started airing on Saturday, December 29.
Magpakailanman features Benjie and Rosel Pacaldo’s love story.
The episode was titled Palimos ng Pag-ibig. Benjie and Rosel met through text and they later decided to meet where she found out his disability.
She was initially disappointed and left during their first date.
Rosel came back, confronting him with his lies about being a cripple. Benjie and Rosel didn’t let his disability to get in between their love story. They fell in love and got married even after she denied him in front of her parents.
Magpakailanman versus Maalaala Mo Kaya ratings.
Benjie and Rosel’s story gained higher ratings than Maalaala Mo Kaya. According to NUTAM on Saturday, December 29, Magpakailanman had 11.2% while Maalaala Mo Kaya had 8.8%.