RomanceClass and Komiket’s first comics anthology KILIG contains 14 romance stories by 22 Filipino creators. Explore kilig in its many forms: first crushes, second chances, enduring love, from the very personal to the collective, shared thrills.
- Panaginip ng Pag-Ibig by Marianie
- Cat in the Bag by Sumikiyo and Munppence
- Tuesday Mornings by Hench Dulin
- Egg Soup Sunday by Fay Sebastian and Arli Pagaduan
- tan by Me by Suzette de Borja and Gianne Rabena
- Raise the Curtain by Alexandra Sevilla
- Doctor Congeniality by Celestine Trinidad and Liza S. De la Cruz
- Unang Lakad by marmastry
- OTW by Danice Mae P. Sison and ydbugs
- Under the Apocalypse Sun by Cee and Ghost
- Against the Current by Yugen and Zee Dino
- One True Plant by Carla de Guzman and Liza S. De la Cruz
- Ikaw Pa Rin by Chapy Fadullon
- Last Minute Love You by Milo Galang and Cris Santos.
More info about this anthology here! KILIG anthology from RomanceClass and Komiket
Eighteen-year-old Clara Liwanag is a small-town girl with a big dream: to be a hard-hitting national news reporter. The only problem? She’s been stuck at her family’s resort in Pampanga her whole life. So she makes a foolproof plan to achieve her goal. Step One, check: Get a scholarship to study in Manila—the place where all the action is.
What’s not part of The Plan? Meeting basketball heartthrob and aspiring photographer Mickey King. He’s annoying, distracting, and always manages to catch Clara at her worst. But as much as she hates to admit it, he has a sweet, caring side that makes her think twice.
When Clara starts struggling in school and her plan falls apart, she wonders if she should have listened to her parents and stayed closer to home. Should she give up and go back—or face her fears in a city that could break her heart and her spirit?
This novel is part of the #RomanceClassFlicker series, but can be read as a standalone.
VJ Locsin is six months away from her 40th birthday and so far, nothing in her life has gone according to plan. Instead of being an executive TV producer and the jetsetter she envisioned herself to be, she is working 12-hour shifts as a housekeeper to pay for student loans in cold Ontario, Canada.
But the universe, it seems, has its own plans. One winter night, at a party VJ didn’t even want to go to, she finds Marco, the boy she left in Dumaguete, Philippines two decades ago.
Marco Ramirez is fresh in town as an international student, hungry to find the fulfillment he’s been looking for. And who should he see, of all people? VJ—the girl who asked him to star in her college film project, the girl with the mischievous eyes, the girl he slowly fell in love with, the girl who ghosted him nineteen years ago.
Marco tries to get closer to VJ again by asking for help navigating his new life. VJ struggles to stay away—after all, she knows what it’s like being in a foreign land.
Will their reunion be a blooper or the sequel that leads to a happy ever after?
Bored with college (despite the cute nerdy boy who keeps ending up as her study partner), Yanna’s existence is upended when COVID-19 hits Metro Manila. But really, whose wasn’t?
In between trying to figure out if the world is ending and finding a date for her middle-aged dad, Yanna can’t believe Enzo (the cute nerdy boy) still keeps bugging her to study together. But when late-night study sessions turn into confessions of anxieties and a game of truth-or-dare, Yanna might actually find that being in the midst of a global pandemic may not just be doom and gloom after all.
Walk along the corridors of Sta. Gianna University Hospital for a glimpse into the lives of its doctors as they heal the sick, serve those in need, and fall in love in this medical romance anthology.
First Cut by Angeli E. Dumatol
The Days of Rain and Flowers by EK Gonzales
Finally Home by Celestine Trinidad
Status: In a Fake Relationship by Suzette de Borja
Martha Aguas has it all: a job she likes, a puppy she loves, and a wardrobe that makes her feel beautiful. Yes, everyone tries to make her feel bad for being mataba, she can’t buy bras in the Philippines, and she’s never had a boyfriend. But so what? It’s never mattered before.
But when her perfect cousin Regina announces her engagement Enzo, the blast from the past boy whom she might have loved before, it suddenly feels like a big deal. Aguases from all over the globe are coming in for the engagement of the century, and the last thing Martha wants to hear is a well-meaning barb about how she should watch her weight.
Thank god for Max. Her funny, dependable, best friend Max, who doesn’t mind playing the role of fake boyfriend for the family festivities. But the more Martha plays along, the less it feels like pretend, and more she starts to wonder if Max had maybe loved her all along.
All her life, Cora Ciacho was trained by her father to be one thing: CEO of Ciacho Group, the company he built from the ground up. She assumes the role six months after he passes away, but must face new challenges: a borderline hostile board, a too-good-to-be-true investment offer, and a mother and sister who deal with their grief in different ways. Thank goodness for Stephen Cruz, the sweet, sexy man who’d rescued her from a party eight months ago and has stayed by her side ever since.
Stephen knows that he and Cora are worlds apart. He does his best even if he wonders if a worker bee like him is enough for the queen that she is. Their relationship sizzles in the bedroom, but as they go through a trial by fire, can his love overcome their challenges? Or will it fizzle as Cora tries to conquer the boardroom?
Four stories about the lives and loves of mothers (and one father), taking you into the fears, pains, joys, and triumphs of parenthood. As the characters navigate spouses, children, work, and people from their past, they learn that there is and will always be room for love.
Thirty-something Sam has everything she needs—a loving husband, an adorable son and a jet-setting best friend whom she can always count on. But does she have everything she wants? To jumpstart a much-needed change, she decides to hit the gym, where she discovers, not only a love for fitness, but also a former college crush. Irresistibly drawn to an old infatuation, Sam learns that there’s more to her than being a doting mother and a loyal wife.
When single mother Aria Tomas begrudgingly agrees to attend her high school homecoming, she doesn’t know former teenage heartthrob Nicky Mendoza will be performing. It’s common knowledge that every forty-something-year-old woman in Manila had a crush on Nicky when they were teenagers (maybe even today). What’s not common knowledge is Aria was in love with him back then and probably still is.
Everyone thinks “mom-preneur” Alyssa Cruz has it all. But what’s it like in her shoes for a day? From grueling morning workouts to daily household management (including breakfast cereal negotiations with a primary schooler); launching a business and dealing with the past, Alyssa grapples with complex emotions, including the age-old answer to the question “If only…”
Single dad Eric Singson is excited to catch up with high school classmate Nina when he finds out that she’s his son’s preschool teacher. His friend has gone a long way from the girl he used to share quail eggs and ice scramble with, and he’s starting to appreciate her in a whole new way.
Nina Sioson had the biggest crush on Eric in high school, but he only ever treated her like a friend. But the vibes he’s sending her way lately are making her think . . . maybe the time is right for something more?
Colin Valerio has been performing practically all his life. From national team figure skating, to underwear modeling, and now posting (shirtless) selfies daily for his adoring audience. Many don’t know though that at 29, he’s quietly earning his MBA degree—that is, if he can fix his final paper. It’s got too much heart, not enough business.
National hockey team medalist, outstanding young professional, MBA prof on leave…Lexa Lorenzo is determined and driven, and did all that by age 32. She should be her family corp’s next CEO. But she’s all business, not enough heart, and her mentor/boss/aunt wants her to be more accessible, approachable, “charming.”
As luck would have it, Lexa’s alma mater calls her in to help a graduating MBA student—and it’s Colin Valerio, fellow winter sports athlete, walking/talking ball of charm. She has the sports and business background he needs. He is a natural at all the things she’s told to improve on, and may be able to teach her a thing or two. Let the lessons begin.
“I am the drummer” — It usually works for Nino, beat master of rock band Trainman and newcomer DJ, but the usual hook fell flat on gorgeous, sleepy-eyed, water treatment plant engineer Santana. Still there’s attraction even Santana can’t deny, and despite her warning that she’s not exactly in the market for a relationship, they agree to take it one sporty date, one bacon haunt, one hot night together at a time.
Nino thinks it’s going quite well. So what does it matter that his ex is back in the country? Or that he’s weighed down with guilt he hasn’t been able to shake off for too long? With his brand new attempt at happy-finally-after, none of that matters. Right?
Falling in love is nothing short of a natural disaster.
Just ask Phylle, climate scientist on board a research cruise off to unexplored waters. She’s finally on the brink of a personal epiphany—while battling her scientific demons—and she’s determined not to be distracted from her cause.
Dakila knows that what he has is less of a full-time job and more of a calling. As an award-winning journalist, he has stood in the path of typhoons and faced danger head-on in war zones, but nothing could have ever prepared him for the storm that is Phylle.
Phylle and Dakila both understand that saving the Earth means no time for relationships, but every dive and surface interval leads them closer and closer to a different kind of discovery. One neither of them could have ever trained for. Maybe it’s about time they ask themselves: What’s a sustainable future without someone to share it with?
Will the one who got away be strong enough to stay?
With a job that she loves, an adorable senior dog, and a baby she fought hard to conceive on the way, life is going well for thirty-one-year old school teacher Kalila Rayos. That is, until her ex-boyfriend and first love, filmmaker Datu Alvez asks if they could try again.
Saying yes shouldn’t be too difficult. After all, she’s still also in love with him and Datu’s efforts to be there for her make her feel she truly has it all. But on top of her worries as a soon-to-be mom, a crisis that hits her school forces her to shift her priorities away from her own desires.