MMK 20 Through the Years

Maalaala Mo Kaya is celebrating its 20th year anniversary the whole month of October.

In celebration for being the longest-running drama anthology program in the country, MMK presents a five high-caliber stories this October topbilled by some of the most brilliant actors and actresses in Philippine showbiz today.

In the ‘Palawan’ episode to be aired on October 1, Angel Aquino plays the role of Bogs, a principled mother who gives her all to stop mining in Palawan. But in the middle of her quest, she will face the challenge of blindness and bringing her family back together. Written by Ruel Montanez and directed by Cannes Best Director Brillante Mendoza, ‘Palawan’ also stars Yul Servo, Miles Ocampo, Paul Salas and Isabel Lopez.

Meanwhile, the life story of Pilipinas Got Talent Season 2’s tap dancing duo takes the MMK spotlight on October 8 in the ‘Bukidnon-Happy Feet’ episode. It narrates the struggle that brothers Ramon and Bambi had to go through just to reach their dream of getting their family out of poverty. Written by Joan Habana and directed by Dado Lumibao, ‘Bukidnon-Happy Feet’ features John Prats and Nash Aguas as brothers and Ariel Rivera as their father.

Then on the third Saturday of October (October 15), Jake Cuenca will give life to the character of a gay named Louie in the ‘Barcelona’ episode. In the story, Louie strives to do his best to please his father in order to be accepted. Written by Benson Logronio and directed by Dado Lumibao, ‘Barcelona’ also stars Ricky Davao, Vivian Velez and Malou De Guzman.

More surprises are in stored for the last two anniversary episodes which will be aired on October 22 and 29. So don’t dare miss the month-long celebration of the only drama anthology closest to the hearts of Filipinos, Maalaala Mo Kaya, every Saturday night.

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