A 30-something woman, a week after giving birth, confronts the father of her child over mysterious calls made using his cellphone. The argument escalates and before she knew it, he was leaving her and the baby. Later, she finds out he is living with his married officemate and her son. What’s worse, she is pregnant with their child.
A man nearing (dreading?) forty who is living with his pregnant girlfriend was paired with an officemate for his company Christmas party presentation. He and partner discover they have a lot of things in common, sharing the same vices such as smoking and drinking, which his girlfriend sadly abhors. He becomes his officemate’s confidante, especially since her husband left her and their son. Soon, they fall for each other. He comes home everyday around midnight using overtime as an excuse when, in fact, he stays on in the office to spend more time with this officemate. His drinking sessions with his office buddies become more frequent. He comes home in the wee hours of the morning to his pregnant girlfriend who stays up waiting for him.
A girl had this phone pal. Her phone pal had a girlfriend who for unknown reasons disappeared on him when she learned she was pregnant by him. The girl ended up getting pregnant by her phone pal, too. She demanded marriage and got it. They were able to work things out for a couple of years until he got fed up with her controlling nature. She likes to call the shots in their relationship, emphasizing the she is the breadwinner. So, even if they were living with his parents, he packed up his bags and left her and their son in his parents’ house. She befriended this guy at work even if everybody knows his girlfriend and that they are expecting a child. She showered him with emails and attention that succeeded in snatching his affections from his girlfriend. When things didn’t work out in their relationship, this girl was ready to fill in the space vacated by his girlfriend. In fact, the night he left his girlfriend and baby, the moment he was out the door he immediately called her.
40-year old man and officemate moved in together with her son in the condo where man and ex-girlfriend used to live. They were not shy in displaying their affection publicly in the office even if she is known by her husband’s surname. They would arrive together, walk inside office premises holding hands, have lunch together and leave for home together. Of course, no one missed it when her pregnant tummy started to show. They were in love and oblivious to everything else. Their company had no clear policy against the moral behavior (or misbehavior) of its employees. They were having the time of their life, anticipating the birth of their baby. After nine months, their son was born and thereafter diagnosed with congenital heart disease. They need half a million pesos for his operation which needed to be done within three weeks. They had to solicit donations from PCSO and generous friends.
Of these characters, who is the biggest loser? “It is better to lose a lover than to love a loser,” the words of a Philippine Daily Inquirer columnist. You be the judge.