Set in the Spanish colonial era in the Philippines, the story tells about a woman’s love and hardships in fighting for what she aspires and everything she believes in albeit the society’s rigid expectations. MARAYA, as the daughter of a prominent ‘Criollo’, had been brought up as someone to grace the upper echelons of society someday. How far can she go to be able to stand tall and be heard?
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