WATCH: Shaina Magdayao, Derek Ramsay team up in 'My Candidate' teaser
MANILA, Philippines – Shaina Magdayao and Derek Ramsay have teamed up in My Candidate, a light romantic film that's also apt for the upcoming elections.
In the movie, Derek plays Sonny Suarez, the scion of a political family and a congressman running for senator. He wants to continue the legacy of his ailing father, played by Tirso Cruz III.
But for him to be more appealing to the public, his staff hires a young communications coach, Billie (Shaina Magdayao), to teach him to be "charming, tactful, and charismatic."
Meanwhile, Isa Calzado plays Vera Sanchez, a self-made congresswoman (i.e. not from a political family).
As Sonny struggles to be more charismatic, he encounters Vera, his rival candidate, and apparently, also his ex-girlfriend.
Along the way, he must also confront his growing feelings for Billie.
Directed by Quark Henares, My Candidate opens on May 11. – Rappler.com