Mary Rose Vargas and Danilo Nolasco, Jr. are childhood sweethearts who went to the same high school. Yet, their eventual careers could not have been more different — Mary Rose attended college and became an electrical design engineer while Danilo had to become a tricycle driver to help his family.
While many looked down on Danilo’s occupation, Mary Rose stayed by his side. Their 14-year relationship will eventually lead to the altar — the two are set to be married on February 2021.
“Minahal ko rin siya bilang siya. Hindi ko nakita na hindrance sa amin na tricycle driver siya as long as responsible siya,” Mary Rose shares in an interview with Summit Video Originals.
“Nakikita ko naman kung bakit siya nagtatrabaho. Hindi para sa sarili niya e, para sa pamilya niya. Mabuti siyang tao, magiging responsible siya bilang asawa at saka bilang ama ng magiging anak ko,” she adds.
Their relationship has faced a lot of hardships — including judgment from the people around them. “Ultimo pag-ho-holding hands namin sa labas issue sa ibang tao,” Mary Rose notes.
But the couple could care less. “Nung naging successful siya, okay sa akin,” Danilo shares. “Malayo ang mararating niya… kaya hindi ko siya hinahadlangan. Kung kami talaga, kami talaga.”
Mary Rose adds, “Kung tanggalin ko ‘yung hard hat ko, kung tanggalin ko ‘yung diploma ko, siya iwanan niya ‘yung tricycle niya, same pa rin kami."
The young engineer admits that others think Danilo is just taking advantage of her stature. “Baka iniisip kasi ng iba parang investment niya ako or insurance plan niya ako. Na since engineer ako, ako ‘yung kumikita at gumagastos, hindi ganon.”
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Instead, trust and unwavering support have become the foundations of their relationship. “’Yung importante rin ‘yung may tiwala ka at saka ‘yung paniniwala mo doon sa tao na darating rin ang time niya… Ang kailangan lang niya ‘yung may magtiwala sa kanya at saka sumuporta sa kanya kaya lalo kaming nagtagal.
“Hindi niya na-feel na dinown ko siya dahil sa trabaho niya,” Mary Rose says.
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