Yen Santos Portrays Life Story of PH ‘Rodeo Queen’ in ‘MMK’

“Maalala Mo Kaya" makes history this Saturday (May 26) as it becomes the first-ever program on television to showcase the beauty of the true 'rodeo capital' of the Philippines, Masbate.

Featuring the life story of first ‘rodeo queen’ Gemma Layson, to be portrayed by Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 3 ex-housemate Yen Santos, “MMK”s ‘rodeo’ episode will showcase the breathtaking sceneries of the province and its colorful ingenious traditions, including the grand competition of cowboys nationwide, ‘Rodeo Masbateño.’

In the story, Gemma aspired for nothing but to finish her studies and give her family a better life. But aside from poverty, Gemma had a difficult time in achieving her dream because her father who did not want to send her to school. With the lack of support, she decided to compete in ‘Rodeo Masbateño’ and become one of its cowgirls. Gemma did not mind the danger of being a cowgirl, because aside from her financial needs, being a cowgirl gave Gemma the happiness that she could not find with her father.

Together with Yen in the “MMK” episode are Akiko Solon, Snooky Serna, and Juan Rodrigo. It was researched by Akeem Jordan del Rosario, written by Benson Logronio, and directed by Nuel Naval.

Don’t miss another remarkable TV masterpiece this Saturday in the longest running drama anthology of Asia, “Maalaala Mo Kaya” (MMK), after “Wansapanataym” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to, follow MMKOfficial on Twitter, and “like”

9 Comments on Yen Santos Portrays Life Story of PH ‘Rodeo Queen’ in ‘MMK’

  1. Aileenhell // May 27, 2012 at 1:07 pm //

    amazing..galing mo yen.

  2. this role was supposed to be given to Devon Seron. tsk tsk.

  3. Jhaypot // May 23, 2012 at 2:04 pm //

    Congrats Yen., more blessing to come ., 🙂

  4. Ghambie17 // May 23, 2012 at 1:04 pm //

    Nakakaexcite, ang saya sa pakiramdam sa wakas binigyan siya ng pagkakataon na magampan ang isa sa episode ng MMK “Rodeo” Di ko talaga ito palalamapasin..Natutuwa ako para kay YEN she deserved it! She will gonna be a BIG STAR in Kapamilya 🙂

  5. Crenessa_buan // May 23, 2012 at 10:22 am //

    im so excited….papanoorin q yan with my family.

  6. congrats yen! big opportunity to for u!! goodluck..may future ka!hehhe

  7. IwasntbornthisGAY // May 22, 2012 at 4:24 pm //

    sino ung kasama ni snooky serna?

  8. Lilfonc // May 22, 2012 at 4:12 pm //


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