Charice Stars in Her Own Life Story on Maalaala Mo Kaya

International singing sensation Charice is going to star in her own life story on this Saturday's episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya.

Find out where Charice is getting those deep emotions when singing heartwarming songs that made her popular in Korea, United Kingdom, Italy, USA and the rest of the world. The episode will narrate the struggles of this young diva including the reason why she no longer uses the last name “Pempengco.”

Charice will play herself in ABS-CBN’s drama anthology and Zsa Zsa Padilla will play the role of her mom. The episode is directed by Jeffrey Jeturian and written by Joan Habana and Dado Lumibao. Other cast includes Sharlene San Pedro (as the young Charice), Rhap Salazar (as Kokoy, Charice’s brother), Neil Ryan Sese (as Charice’s dad) and Madeleine Nicolas (as Tess, Charice’s grandmother).

Here is the synopsis of the said episode:

This is the story of Charice, a 16-year old girl who has always dreamed of seeing herself on TV. Growing up in a broken family, she has never seen her father since she was three. Charice and her brother Kokoy were raised alone by their mother Racquel, who also taught her daughter how to sing and conquer her fears.

Charice, equipped with the talent and the passion, as well as a very supportive and heroic mother, joined numerous singing competitions. She won sometimes but it reached a point when she started losing hope, especially when she did not make it as the grand winner in Little Big Star. A lot of people continued to put their faith in Charice but more than anyone else, it was her Mommy Raquel who never stopped in believing that she can reach her dream through her music.

In 2007, an anonymous fan and YouTube blogger FalseVoice posted her videos on the web. Today, Charice is not only popular here in the Philippines but also among foreigners who continue to recognize her gift of music.

With hard work, faith, and through the help of the video sharing site, Charice is now famous all over the world, proudly showcasing the immense talent that Filipinos have to offer.

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