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Just One Summer

A story of two people finding each other and finding their own selves in one summer.
 
Daniel  "Nyel" Cuaresma Junior is a rich boy fresh from highschool. Dahil only son ng isang doktorang may-ari ng isang ospital sa Maynila, pangarap din niyang maging doktor. And he is close to reaching this dream, dahil natanggap siya sa isang med school abroad for college. Handa na ang lahat—his passport, visa, pati tutuluyan sa states. Isa na lang ang problema—ang parental consent. Wala pa kasing pirma ang daddy niya.

His dad has only one condition for Daniel before he signs – he wants his son to spend summer with him. Simple lang kung tutuusin. But not for Daniel. He hates his dad. He has hated him ever since he left their family and went back to the province to take care of his farm.  Kaya naman spending time with his dad, during his last summer in the country is the last thing on his mind. Pero wala siyang magawa. Kailangan niya ang pirma ng ama.
 
Si Berto naman, ang probinsyanang kababata ni Nyel, ay magka-college na rin. Unlike Nyel, her family doesn’t have all the finances dahil hindi naman sila mayaman. Kaya naman tuwang-tuwa ang tatay niyang si Berting nang malamang magiging scholar ito sa college, dahil makakabawas ng malaki sa gastusin.

Ang problema—hindi talaga natanggap sa scholarship si Berto. At hindi niya alam kung paano sasabihin sa ama, kaya naman maghahanap siya ng paraan para makapag-ipon ng pang-tuition on her own. Dahil dito, lalapit siya kay Sir Dan Senior, para bigyan siya ng trabaho sa farm. Kahit anong trabaho, willing siya. 
 
Pero magugulat na lang si Beto dahil ang ibibigay sa kanyang trabaho ni Sir Dan ay ang bantayan ang anak nitong si Nyel, Jr. habang nasa probinsya.  At first, matutuwa pa siya dahil long-time crush niya talaga ang kababatang ngayon lang ulit umuwi. Pero habang tumatagal, mahihirapan si Beto dahil masama ang ugali ni Nyel—not because he is really bad, but because he’s acting out, dahil nga galit siya sa ama. Mas ikakabwisit din ng lalaki na pinapabantayan pa siya kay Beto.  
 
Dahil sa constant clash nilang dalawa, pareho silang malalayo sa mga goals nila. Halos ayaw na ni Beto makasama si Nyel. Pero kailangan niya ang trabaho para magkaroin ng pang-tuition. Si Nyel naman, dahil sa mga nagagawa kay Beto, ay mapapagalitan pa ni Sir Dan, kaya lalong mapapatagal ang pagpirma sa consent. 
 
But somewhere along the way, magbabago ang lahat. Magkakasundo sina Beto at Nyel. Pero kung kelan naman sila magiging okay, lalabas ang ibang problema. Malalaman ni Berting ang tungkol sa pagsisinungaling ni Beto. Si Nyel naman, magkakaroon ng confrontation with his father, and he soon discovers marami pa siyang hindi alam tungkol sa paghihiwalay ng mga magulang niya. 
 
With everything that’s going on, will this summer still have a happy ending?

This is the story of a wounded, teenage boy forced to spend time with the father he hates; a father who wants to reconnect with a son who has shut him out of his life; of a clueless, provincial girl who will make it all a bit easier simply by being in-love and by being loved by one boy. Three changed lives in just one summer.
 


Cast Information

Daniel Cuaresma Junior - played by Elmo Magalona 
- A rich and rebellious boy who has to endure an entire summer with the father he hates so he can get a signature he so desperately needs so he can go abroad to med school. 

Beto - played by Julie Anne San Jose 
- A simple girl from the province that is tasked to look after Daniel for the summer as a way to make enough money to pay for her own dreams of going to college

Daniel Cuaresma Senior - played by Joel Torre
- A fair and generous boss; loved, respected and highly regarded by the farm people but deeply estranged from his own son. 

Irene Luna Cuaresma - played by Alice Dixon 
- A successful doctor, very driven and focused. She wants her son to have the best in life, which is why she agrees to have him spend the summer with his father from whom she is separated. 

Juliet - played by Cherry Pie Picache 
- Daniel Senior's partner. She likes to live the quiet provincial life and wants for Nyel and his father to reconcile. 

Berting - played by Buboy Garovillo
- Beto's loving father trying his best to raise his daughter Berting on his own. 

Lola Meding - played by Gloria Romero
- Beto's wise grandmother 

Supporting Cast:
Benedict Campos 
Ken Chan
Lexi Fernandez
Steven Silva
Betong
Mae
Sef Cadayona
Sheena Halili