The story of George and Primo in ‘The Hows of Us’

A love story with a second-chance ending.

“The Hows of Us” — Filipino cinema’s historic box office record breaker in 2018 – is now available in the iTunes Store and Google Play. It is currently available on Amazon Prime Video and iWantTFC platforms.  

The film stars Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo, one of the most popular reel and real life couples in the Philippine movie industry for the last decade. Cathy Garcia-Molina directed the film for ABS-CBN Star Cinema, with Carmi G. Raymundo, Crystal S. San Miguel and Gillian Ebreo co-writing the screenplay.

“The Hows of Us” is about two college students, George (Bernardo) and Primo (Padilla), who fall in love. George is into science, wanting to become a doctor. Primo is into the arts, aspiring to hit it big as a band musician.  George inherits a house from her grand aunt where she and Primo decide to live together while dreaming of success in their respective fields and pledging undying support for each other no matter what.

But life becomes real: Primo fails to get the big music break he’s been working for. George continues to be faithful and supportive, but a frustrated Primo turns into a difficult person with a capacity for prideful arrogance, creating a nimbus of exhausted love for the couple.  It reaches a point when George gives up, and Primo walks away.  Is there still a second chance at love for this couple who once professed together forever to each other? 

The couple known as Kathniel appearing in ‘Tonight with Boy Abunda.’

For her performance, Bernardo won Best Actress at the 35th PMPC Star Awards for Movies and Entertainment Editors’ Choice Awards for Movies (EDDY’S) in 2019. She was given the “Phenomenal Box Office Queen” award for her performance as George in the movie. “The Hows of Us” also broke multiple records in Philippine cinema at the 50th Guillermo Mendoza Box Office Awards and received the prestigious Camera Obscura Award from Film Development Council of the Philippines.  

Daniel Padilla, who is also a recording artist, is one of the most influential stars online as recognized by ABS-CBN entertainment website His Twitter account as of 2016 has 5.4 million followers.

Appearing on the show “Tonight with Boy Abunda,” the pair addressed the possibility of appearing separately in movies. For the sake of “growth,” Bernardo said she is open to the idea. She said, “Time will come that they would need to part ways for the growth of each other,” and that she won’t be “selfish” because there are a lot of projects awaiting him. Padilla echoed her statement.

The star couple also has a new groundbreaking film — a digital movie series — entitled, “The House Arrest of Us” which became available in October to viewers worldwide on iWantTFC and TFC IPTV, with a new episode dropping every Sunday.

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