The Joe and Edith
Burgos love story
This Valentine’s season, Wagas features the love story of the late journalist Joe Burgos and his wife Edith.
An Education graduate from Bicol, Edith has always wanted to become a nun. When she was about to pursue this dream after college, her father convinced her to go to Manila and take up a Master’s Degree instead.
There she met Joe Burgos, a reporter friend of her sibling, who was then doing a research on Bicol. With Edith as one of Joe’s interviewees, the lad couldn’t help falling for her despite her plans of becoming a nun.
Joe chose to pursue Edith. He attended mass with her, wrote poems for her, cooked for her, and showered her with flowers. He even visited her in Bicol whenever Edith comes home for a vacation.
Edith, for her part, admired Joe especially for his patriotism and his being a fearless journalist during the Marcos regime. After two years, Joe asked Edith to marry him and she gladly agreed.
Getting married marked the beginning of an even more colorful chapter in their lives. Together, they experienced hardships, relationship threats because of their chosen profession, and fear of separation and even death in fighting for their beliefs.
Featuring Ina Feleo and Yul Servo, witness the enduring power of love of Joe and Edith Burgos, as written and directed by Adolf Alix, Jr., in a special two-part Valentine offering of Wagas this February 14 and February 21, 7PM, only on GMA News TV. /MP