Diether Ocampo as Sec. Joel Villanueva in ‘MMK’ this Saturday

"Maalaala Mo Kaya" will share the inspiring tale of trial, faith and miracle in the lives of TESDA Secretary Joel Villanueva, his wife Gladys, and their first child, Jaden. The couple will be portrayed by Diether Ocampo and Maricar Reyes.

Joel and Gladys had a good married life until they found out that Joel could not have a child because of his rare medical condition. Joel was in denial of the fact that it was him who has a problem. But as he saw Gladys’ desire to have a child, Joel began to realize that he needed to see a doctor. Both of them were enthusiastic about their situation until Joel had his second operation abroad wherein their doctor told them explicitly that Joel could not produce a child. But just when a lot of doctors said that they will never have a baby, a “Divine gift” came along.

Aside from Diether and Maricar, also part of “MMK” this Saturday (September 29) are Tom Rodriguez who will play as Sen. Chiz Escudero; Jim Paredes and Angelina Kanapi as Eddie and Dory Villanueva; Carme Sanchez as Joel’s grandmother; Minco Fabregas and Racquel Villavicencio as doctors; and Marco Gumabao and Hope Soberano as the young Joel and Gladys. It was researched by Alexandra Mae Martin, written by Ruel Montañez, and directed by Dado Lumibao.

Don’t miss the heartwarming family drama this Saturday in “Maalaala Mo Kaya” (MMK), after “Wansapanataym” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to, and follow @MMKOfficial on Twitter and visit the official Facebook page:

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