Last night's PiliPinas Debates 2016 gave the local electorate a chance to better judge all the presidential candidates and their platforms.
However, aside from the (supposedly) intellectual arguments and intelligent rebuttals, one highlight of the event was the mutual respect and admiration Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago showed for each other.
Those who watched were quick to notice the chemistry the two had. And because, well, we're a country of people with overactive imaginations and suckers for a good love story, #DuRiam was born.
The two, it seems, sure look like the political love team to beat, boasting an endearing appeal that might rival JaDine and AlDub. One only has to re-watch the debate and listen to the cheers their many interactions generated to be convinced.
We mean, wouldn't you re-watch these movies if #Duriam had the starring roles?
Must Be Love
Blurb: I've got your (piggy) back, honey
500 Days of Summer
Blurb: 500 days aren't enough for love...and debates
Maging Sino Ka Man
Blurb: Walang parti-partido sa pag-ibig
Blurb: "Rody, there's nothing I fear"
One More Chance
Blurb: For God, country, and love
You've Got Mail
Blurb: Love becomes real, because of online cheers...
How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
Blurb: And rebuild a nation in six years
The Bridges of Madison County
Blurb: Better late than never...
Blurb: But officially the Filipino people's most-loved politi-couple
She's Dating The Gangster
Blurb: Can she tame Davao City's wild child?
BONUS: On The Wings Of Love
We know this one's a teleserye, but given its popularity, we thought of including it in the list, as well.
Additional illustrations via Mark Jesalva