MANILA -- Batangas Governor and veteran actress Vilma Santos praised ABS-CBN's hit series "The Legal Wife," which stars Angel Locsin, the girlfriend of her son Luis Manzano.
"Sa lahat ng cast -- Angel Locsin, Maja Salvador, Jericho Rosales -- sa bumubuo ng staff at directors, congratulations. Isa ito sa naging memorable na teleserye. Hindi maku-kwestiyon ang ratings which means marami ang nagkakagusto. Matatapos kayo on top," Santos said.
"The Legal Wife" is now down to its last four episodes.
But more than the ratings, Santos said she likes the show's message about marriage.
"Ipinakita naman ni Monica (Locsin) 'yung kanyang role na ipinaglaban 'yung asawa. I guess sa mag-asawa, whether you like it or not, iba kapag ikaw ang legal wife. Ikaw talaga ang may hawak ng korona," she said.
"As a wife you will do your best para ipagtanggol 'yung marriage niyo, yung kasal niyo, yung asawa mo. Pero kapag masyado na ding nasaktan ang babae, ako personally, I guess I've done my part, I've done my best at kung talagang hindi, at pareho lang tayong magiging miserable kapag ipinagpatuloy eh huwag na," said Santos, who was previously married to actor Edu Manzano, but eventually remarried.
Santos said she hopes Filipino viewers would learn from the series, specially about love for the family.
"Sana tayong mga Filipino, i-maintain natin 'yung values ng family. Hindi natin pwede sabihing perpekto ang buhay. Maraming marami pong challenges 'yan, especially sa relationship ng isang mag-asawa," she said.
"Basta ako. let's just do our best na ito ay protektahan natin dahil ito ang ating pamilya, ito ang ating buhay. Always put God at the center of your relationship," Santos advised.
The soap airs weeknights after "Ikaw Lamang" on ABS-CBN Primetime.