From theater to real life: ‘Mula sa Buwan’s’ Gab Pangilinan, Myke Salomon get engaged

September 20, 2022 - 10:11 AM
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The photo shows "Mula sa Buwan" actors Gab Pangilinan and Myke Salomon (Photo by Stephen Viñas via @gabpangilinan/Instagram)

The musical show “Mula sa Buwan” ended its last night with a surprise as its lead star, Myke Salomon, proposed to Gab Pangilinan

Shortly after their closing performance on Sunday, September 18, a cast member handed a letter addressed to Gab from Myke.

“Sa ika-18 ng Setyembre 2022, may matinding kahilingan ang buwan na imbitahin ka, Gabriela upang makausap si Myke. Meroon daw siyang sasabihing mahalagang bagay pero sige ilalahad ko na rin dito para itago mo itong liham na ito,” Gab read the letter in front of the audience.

“Maari ba kitang imbitahing maging ligaya, pangarap, at pagasa? Dahil ikaw ay ang aking awit na kailan man ay ‘di lilipas — kahapon, ngayon, hanggang sa ilang milyong bukas,” Myke wrote. 

“Oo, pagiisang dibdib dahil nais kong maging iyong kawal, katuwang, kakampi sa habang buhay. Nagmamahal, Myke,” the letter reads. 

After the theater actress read the letter, Myke kneeled and asked for her hand, drawing cheers from the crowd.

The proposal ended with a shower of confetti from the musical’s cast and crew.

After learning the announcement, the couple’s fans and friends were over the moon and expressed their congratulatory message. 

“Congratulations you two, @gabpangilinan and @DJMYKEsalomon this is very happy newsssss! Love you both!” actress Agot Isidro said.

“OH MY GOD! Hello Gab, congratulations on your engagement! You were incredible last night!!!!!!!!” an online user wrote

“Ang saya! Napakaligaya!!! Na dito lang ako lagi para sa inyong dalawa!!!” film producer Noel Ferrer said

Gab’s father also expressed his approval of the engagement. 

“@gabpangilinan said YES. Happily shookt. Mag-iisang dibdib sila ni @DJMYKEsalomon,” he said in a retweet of a video showing the surprise proposal. 

Others also commended the decision of Myke to deliver the proposal in Filipino. 

“Hearing a proposal in Filipino hits different ano? Mas tagos. Congratulations!” a Twitter user said

“I’m such a hopeless romantic. Tagalog/Filipino really hits different when used correctly,” another wrote

“Mula sa Buwan” is expected to return on stage in December.