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VIRAL: Jeff Bongao proposes to girlfriend of 14 years live on ‘ASAP’

If the stars align and all ends up well, a man only has to prepare for a wedding proposal once in his life, and a woman only has to respond to one. This is why many people take extraordinary efforts to make their wedding proposals special, unique, and altogether unforgettable.

One man by the name of Jeff Bongao recently took the cake by proposing to his girlfriend of 14 years, Joanne Montoya, live on national television, during a run of Kapamilya weekend noontime show ‘ASAP.’ See, the show has a segment called ‘TLC,’ where extraordinary love stories are featured.

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The ups and downs of Jeff and Joanne’s relationship were highlighted in the segment. Just like any regular long term relationship, their 14 years of togetherness wasn’t all bliss and contentment. Since their love story started when they were still both in high school, it was tested when stuff became difficult because of college:

“Napabarkada ako, [nahilig] sa mga computer game, nawalan ako ng time sa kaniya,” told Jeff.

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They also had to live a portion of their relationship apart, as Joanne had to move to Quezon City for work, while Jeff remained in Laguna.

Furthermore, on the onset of their relationship’s 10th year, the two decided to move in together. However, this setup didn’t last for very long as they encountered financial difficulties.

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One of the largest hurdles the two had to overcome as a couple, however, is the entrance of a third party in their love story.

“Pinakamasakit na test ng relationship namin is nagkaroon siya ng affair with a co-worker that lasted for two years,” Joanne said.

“Thirteen years kami [noon], ‘di ko alam kung paano [a]ko mag-uumpisa ulit,”

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Through it all, Jeff was still able to win her back, and now he had decided to put a ring on her finger.

Fast forward to today’s ASAP show, when host and singer Erik Santos asked Jeff and Joanne to give messages to each other. That’s when Jeff dropped to one knee for his one-of-a-kind wedding proposal, where he said:

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“Proud ako na nalagpasan natin lahat ng pagsubok. Tingin ko ito na ‘yong right time para i-level up natin iyong [relasyon]. Will you marry me?”

“Yes na yes,” came Joanne’s sweet, coveted response.

Watch the nakakakilig video right here:

Best wishes to the both of you, Jeff and Joanne!

What can you say about this story? Were you able to watch the wedding proposal live on ASAP? Would you like to have a wedding proposal like this for your own? Let us know in the comments section below!

SOURCES: ABS-CBN News | Twitter

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