Though both men work behind the cameras, by being executives in two large networks makes award-winning TV director Jun Lana and TV 5 executive Perci Intalan public properties. With their Monday same-sex wedding in New York City, the pair will surely be elevated to celebrity status when they return to Manila when they resume their careers.
The couple would add to the very short list of Filipino male celebrities officially married to another male.
Because of the public nature of their jobs, the newly married couple announced a few weeks ago their planned wedding in the U.S. On Tuesday, after their Oct 14 same-sex union in New York City, Jun also shared their wedding photos with Pep.ph.
Here are some of their memorable images which Pep.ph lifted from Jun's Instagram account.
The background where they took their exchange of vows is the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, New York.
Jun is the creative director of GMA-7's very popular gay-themed soap opera My Husband's Lover which ends this week. While Jun and Perci are headed for an "and they lived happily ever after ending" to their love story, the bekiserye's star-crossed lovers - Vincent Soriano, played by Tom Rodriguez, and Eric del Mundo, portrayed by Dennis Trillo - just split and appear to have no chance of ending in each other's arms when the soap ends of Friday.
That is because Eric flew to the U.S. to start life anew without Vincent, to give the latter a chance to rebuild his heterosexual marriage to Lally Agatep, played by Carla Abellana.
However, even in the last few days of the soap, the show has more surprises with the guest appearance of host and actor Ryan Agoncillo whom teasers hint would have an impact on the lives of the main characters.
Would he be Vincent's new love interest, or Lally's, to free Vincent and allow him to follow Eric to the U.S.?
Jun's creative output, surely enhanced by his own happy love story, will surely be felt in the ending of the soap opera.
Jun and Perci are the second known and officially declared married males among Filipino celebrities.
The first is stand-up comedian Jon Santos - known for portraying mostly female characters - and his Italian American husband West Stewart.
Santos and Stewart were married in Toronto, Canada in August 2005.