ABS-CBN’s teleserye “The Greatest Love” easily became one of the most talked about subject on social media sites even before it was aired , and to date, the hashtag #TGLTheWeddingDay trended and was on top of the list. Why? Because it was Peter and Gloria’s wedding day!
There’s no denying that the melodramatic story and the powerhouse cast led by versatile actress Sylvia Sanchez have captured the hearts of televiewers and netizens alike since it was first aired in September 2016.
In January, an episode was even dubbed as an iconic scene which set for the show an all-time high nationwide rating; after it trended worldwide. To the words of ABS CBN, the episode “broke hearts with its harrowing portrayal of Alzheimer’s disease.”
Sanchez , in previous reports, expressed: “I’m thankful and blessed. I’m honored na napunta sa akin ang role na ito. Hanggang ngayon, hindi pa nagsi-sink in sa akin na ako na ‘yung bida,” [I’m honored for getting this role. Up to now, it hasn’t sinked in yet that I’m the lead character.]
Did she live up to the role? Indeed, she nailed it!
In the TGL series, Sanchez takes on the role of Gloria who’s a mother to four – as played by Dimples Romana (Amanda), Andi Eigenmann (Liezel), Matt Evans (Andrei) and Arron Villaflor (Paeng). Many women could easily relate to her role as a mother, except that she is slowly suffering from Alzheimer’s disease which covers a huge part of the story.
Humble as she is, Sanchez gave full credit to all her co-stars and the crew in the afternoon series; saying each one gave their best: “Magagaling sila, perfect ‘yung cast. Kung may Best Ensemble cast award lang, gusto kong manalo ang The Greatest Love, kasi nagkaka-isa e, alam mo iyon?”
After a lot of trials, twists and turns, Peter (Nonie Buencamino) and Gloria find themselves united in the sacrament of Holy Matrimony; that is, after Amanda finds it in her heart to attend her mother’s wedding.
Watch the teaser that left televiewers and netizens excited and teary-eyed:
Photos were shared. Tweets are everywhere! Here’s a few:
Gloria has become “Everyone’s nanay!”
— Rica Puno (@ricalucas_p) March 26, 2017
— JaneDianne_Soriano (@SorianoPrincesz) March 25, 2017
— Natalie (@seraphimblue44) March 27, 2017