The Greatest Love is Philippines drama premiere on Sep 5, 2016 on ABS-CBN. Cast members: Matt Evans, Joshua Garcia, Dimples Romana, Nonie Buencamino, Arron Villaflor, Sylvia Sanchez, Andi Eigenmann...
The Greatest Love begins with young Gloria's great love story when she falls in love with a boatman named Peter. Despite the fact that they love each other, Gloria is forced to marry Andres under duress, forced by her father to marry the man who raped her, Andres Alegre Sr., the town mayor’s nephew.
Through the years, an adult Gloria is a loving and selfless mother to Amanda, Andrei, Paeng, and Lizelle. To her children’s perception, their father was a hard working overseas worker who visited from time to time. They lived in the Alegre’s ancestral family home. Andre did not remit funds regularly so Gloria compensated by collecting, buying and selling junk. When their father came to visit, they were a happy family.
However, a long-kept secret shatters their once happy family and Gloria’s children leave her one by one. As Gloria struggles to keep her family together, she starts to show symptoms of dementia and begins to lose pieces of her memory. She initially brushes off the symptoms until she is finally diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
At the root of their family's problems are her children’s misconceptions that their mother was unfaithful to their father, the late Andres. Gloria refuses to sully their memory of their father, so she never admits to them that she was raped by Andres.
The breaking point is when they discover that Lizelle is an illegitimate chilld, the result of Peter and Gloria's illicit love affair, when Andres seemed like he abandoned them.
As her Alzheimer progresses, she attempts to bring back the love her family once had for each other but it becomes more difficult as she races against time while trying to gather her memories before they are completely wiped out. Peter returns to her life and together they try to mend her children’s relationship with her and each other.