Did you know that a week before the city fiesta, a unique love story of two students of Liceo de Cagayan University was featured in ABS-CBN’s “Maalaala Mo Kaya”?

Kapamilya teen stars Maris Racal and Manolo Pedrosa played the role of Zyra and Arnie, respectively. In reality, both (Zyra Magboo and Arnie Jumao-as) are current 3rd year College of Education students of LDCU (real photos below—from Arnie Jumao-as and Zyra Kaye Magboo FB page).

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What was unique about their love story was that the bubbly Zyra fell in love with the quiet Arnie who was openly gay and their love story blossomed against all odds. The episode was titled “Bottled Water”. In the supporting cast were Irma Adlawan, Jestoni Alarcon, Paolo Angeles, among others.

Watch some scenes of the episode below.



Zyra posted a feedback later after the airing of the MMK episode.


photo from MMK Facebook page

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