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Alona Mercado     Paano na kaya?

Paano na kaya kung ang magiging asawa mo, eh, mayaman at may anak? [So… what if the person you are about to marry is wealthy and has children?]

Paano na kaya kung may duda ka na ‘yung magiging asawa mo, eh, isang “gold digger”? [What if you suspect that the person you are going to marry is a “gold digger”?]

Paano na kaya kung gusto ng magulang mo na mag-sign muna kayo nang fiancé(e) mo nang pre-nuptial agreement bago kayo ikasal? [What if your parents want you and your fiancé(e) to sign a pre-nuptial agreement?]

In the world of love and marriage there are no absolutes and a million questions beginning with paano na kaya?, what is the right answer? Everyone has heard the saying, “follow your heart” in movies, books, and on TV. It is a saying that has been repeated over and over again to illustrate the importance of love. Since it’s that time of year again, when the shopping centres have been overrun by red hearts, chocolates, cupids and Valentine’s Day cards and, since Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson’s new movie Paano Na Kaya? [What If?] has just premiered in the Philippines and in several cities across the United States, I thought it would be a good time to talk about the implications of marriage and the law.