Alab ng Puso (Marcos / Robredo / Duterte)
A year away from what promises to be yet another gripping election year narrative, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. prepares for the biggest step in his political career yet: a run for the presidency. A venerable record as Senate President under his belt and the support of the President himself ensuring a streamline to the highest office in the land, nothing seems to stop his rise to the very zenith of political power and complete a four-decade odyssey for redemption since being exiled after the Revolution. That is, until he is forced to confront the ghost of two years ago, one that he has attempted to bury through his resolve to keep the promise he and she made to each other: to put selfless duty over selfish happiness.
Maria Leonor Gerona-Robredo has decided not to run for the highest office, opting instead to retire from public office, at least for the next three years. Six years under intense public scrutiny, and having to smile through it all, have finally taken a toll on her. But when duty calls, she has no choice but to heed it. However, in doing so, she again has to confront the promise of the past, which now threatened what lay in the future.
Rodrigo Roa Duterte, on his fifth year as the most powerful man in the country, now lived for the moment. Two years after declaring his utmost loyalty to his beloved, he was now certain. Challenge after challenge, and it only made the two of them stronger. The infinite was within their grasp. But when a friend-turned-rival returns back into the picture, he finds himself in the middle of a scene he had seen before, and for the first time since he accepted his fate of loving her forever, he finds himself asking if everything is worth fighting for.
The following is a portrait of the nature of man's promises and how it shapes not just human relationship, but also, and most importantly, how one can view the virtue of loyalty, honesty and passion.
(And to state the obvious, yes, this is Tempest II.)