To commemorate the January 25 birthday of the late Corazon Aquino, ABS-CBN presents the love story of Ninoy Aquino and Cory Aquino through a two-part episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya.
Piolo Pascual will play the political leader Ninoy Aquino while Bea Alonzo will bring life to former President Cory Aquino.
In a previous interview with Showbiz News Ngayon, Piolo admitted that he feels excited and nervous about portraying a national icon.
“You don’t pass up a chance like this…milestone ito. Hindi lang sa career ko kundi sa showbiz kasi ngayon lang ipapalabas sa showbiz ang love story ng two icons of this generation,” the ultimate heartthrob said.
Bea pointed out how she fell in love with the story:
“Sobra kang ma-in love ka dun sa story nila. It’s all about sacrifices, it’s all about real love. Iwi-wish mo sana makahanap ka rin ng ganung klaseng pagmamahal.”
Also starring in the special MMK episode are Yayo Aguila as Pinky, Jodi Sta. Maria as Kris, Sam Concepcion as the young Noynoy and Liezl Martinez as Ballsy.
The two-part special of Maalaala Mo Kaya will air on January 23 and 30, 2010 (CLICK HERE TO VIEW SOME BEHIND-THE-SCENES PHOTOS). It was written by Joan Habana, researched by Alexandra Mae Martin and directed by Jeffrey Jeturian.
VIDEO LINK: MMK – The Ninoy and Cory Aquino Love Story Trailer