MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Actor-politician Arjo Atayde and actress Maine Mendoza embrace tradition as the Atayde family meet with the Mendoza family for “pamamanhikan.”
Actress Sylvia Sanches shared the photos of the “pamamanhikan” on Sunday, June 25.
“The Ataydes & Mendozas will soon merge as one family,” Sanchez said.
The photos were taken at Maine’s garage, where the two families gathered together to pose for photos.
After three years of dating, Arjo proposed to Maine on July 29, 2022.
The “pamamanhikan,” which means to climb or ascend, is a traditional Filipino practice where the man, accompanied by his parents, formally asks the bride’s family for approval.
Meanwhile, netizens congratulated the couple as they praised Sylvia. Some comments:
“Mabait magiging biyenan ni maine, at mabait din magiging biyenan ni Arjo.”
“Ang swerte ni Arjo at maine sa isat-isa.”
“Congrats po luv u Main Aldub fans solid… congrats Arjo & Maine.”
“Congratulations Arjo and Maine swerte ni Maine na naging mother in law ka nya Biang. I’m happy for them.”
Arjo has been the representative for Quezon City’s 1st district since 2022. – WhatALife!/Val