Juan Karlos Labajo of ‘The Voice Kids’ to Star on His Own Life Story in ‘MMK’

“The Voice Kids Philippines” second runner-up Juan Karlos “JK” Labajo will inspire the viewers of ABS-CBN’s “Maalaala Mo Kaya” through his life story that will be aired this Saturday (September 27). The 13-year-old “The Voice Kids” heartthrob will portray himself in the upcoming episode.

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Contrary to public perception that he is well-off, the half-German and half-Filipino teen singer will share in “MMK” the life of poverty that he faced since birth. Together with his grandmother and uncle who raised him, JK grew up thinking that he should work hard for everything that their family has.

“A lot of people think that I come from a rich family because of the way I look. But what they don’t know is that we had huge debts in Cebu and we transferred from one house to another because of poverty,” said JK who grew up not knowing his German father while his mother was far away because of work.

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When did JK realize he wanted to become a singer? How did he manage to wow the three coaches despite the fact that he lost his mother five days before his audition in “The Voice Kids?”

Also part of the upcoming episode are Phoemela Baranda, Janus Del Prado, Miguel Vergara, Jeric Raval, and Ces Quesada. It is directed by Garry Fernando and written by Benson Logronio and Arah Jell Badayos. “MMK” is led by business unit head Malou Santos and creative manager Mel Mendoza-del Rosario.

Capturing the hearts of Filipino viewers all over the world for the past 23 years, “Maalaala Mo Kaya” has legions of fans from different generations who cried, laughed, fell in love, and got inspired through the real-life narratives of the show’s letter-senders.

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Don’t miss the longest-running drama anthology in Asia, “MMK,” every Saturday, 8pm, after “Wansapanataym” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to, follow @MMKOfficial on Twitter, and “like” Tweet your thoughts about this Saturday’s episode by using the hashtag #MMKJuanKarlos.

19 Comments on Juan Karlos Labajo of ‘The Voice Kids’ to Star on His Own Life Story in ‘MMK’

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  2. Kirby Claire Moring Alfeche // November 18, 2014 at 10:20 am //

    Go Jk We love You

  3. JuanKarlosFansForever // September 27, 2014 at 4:41 pm //

    Hey!!!! you have no respect!!! ano?? sabi nyo walang ibubuga si juan sa acting??!! At wala lang to kaysa kay lyca?? How dare you to say that!! eh’ kayo nga mas walang ibubuga! Baka kayu ang makakain ng alikabuk!!! Gano ba kayo ka talented?? Gano ba kayo kayaman at kaganda at gwapo para masabi nyo yan??? Wala nga kayung maibuga at panlaban eh’!!! THEN YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO JUDGE OTHER PEOPLE!!!! kahit idol nyo si lyca at fan kayu ng GMA.. YOU HAVE TO RESPECT THEM… YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO JUDGE THEM AND JK CAUSE YOUR NOT PERFECT AND POPULAR!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. janine sordilla // September 27, 2014 at 12:53 pm //

    Hollywood LEVELS na naman !!! Bwa ha ha ha ha ha !!!

  5. // September 26, 2014 at 2:27 pm //

    If pikon na pikon na kayo sa akin, pwes nasa lang ako, dun ang tambayan namin ng mga kumare kong sina DarkfallingAngel, sabrinawitch, queen_janice at annmatapobre. Pero GMA pa rin ang worldclass!! Hollywood levels..

  6. marcy fernandez // September 26, 2014 at 10:09 am //

    why they didn’t feature DArren in MMK, ke has a lot of fans, please ABS a lot of people here in America wants DArren to be a chikld actor.

  7. If given good opportunities he will be a great performer and entertainer. Good Luck!

  8. Learn to appreciate the talent of others like JK and let’s give him the chance to attain his dreams like the other kids in showbiz. Peace & Love to all the chidtren of the world.

  9. Ngayon ko lang napansin kamukha nya yung nsa the proposal c ryan reynolds

  10. Ngayon ko lang napansin kamukha nya yung nsa the proposal c ryan reynolds

  11. janine sordilla // September 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm //

    Paano maging world class ang GMA na ang most viewed Philippine TV network in the world ay ABS-CBN?

  12. // September 24, 2014 at 1:16 pm //

    Dawho ba ito?? Walang-wala sa mga batang artista ng gma! gma lang ang worldclass network sa pinas ano! hollywood levels.. walang-wala ito kay ryzza at jillian! eeww..

  13. bano! waley na waley kay lyca to! kakain ng alikabok yan!

  14. nenengmansanas // September 24, 2014 at 9:31 am //

    Go go go JK!

  15. God bless this child for his hard work to attain his dreams in life.

  16. God bless this child for his hard word to attain his dreams in life, Magtuloy tuloy ang swerte para kay JK!

  17. Excited na ako, mmk for mr gowy…

  18. Love this boy

  19. go JK go!

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