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Maxene Magalona Will Have Her Wedding In The Philippines As A Tribute To Her Dad

'Para sa tatay ko na maka-Pilipino, dito po ako ikakasal.'
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While there has been a huge trend among celebrity brides tying the knot abroad, Maxene Magalona would rather keep hers local.

In a report by, the Kapamilya actress revealed that her decision to marry Rob Mananquil in the Philippines was influenced by her father's love for the country.

"Para sa tatay ko na maka-Pilipino, dito po ako ikakasal," she said about the late rap icon Francis Magalona.

Even if her dad lost his battle with leukemia eight years ago, Maxx would still want a piece of him with her on her special day:

"I still want my dad, kahit papaano to be a part of the wedding, and feeling ko dahil andito siya nakalibing, gusto ko dito talaga.

"My dad's love for the country is so great. So talagang gusto ko dito ako ikakasal."

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Maxx has yet to disclose specific details about her upcoming wedding, but one thing's for sureshe's keeping it simple, low-key, and full of love!

"This is just the first step, you also have to think about your expenses after you get married. So I guess, having a dream wedding, it's not just about the theme, but I guess it's about the love that you share with your partner.

And I always dreamed of the true-love kind, the love that's true. I guess that's the most important thing, and I'm getting that from Rob.

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Maxx and Rob got engaged on Valentine's Day in Tokyo, Japan.

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