Maalaala Mo Kaya is a Filipino drama program which was first aired in 1991 and since then its the longest running drama anthology on Philippine television.
For 16 successful years MMK has blazed the trail in touching Filipinos hearts as the longest running, award winning show on ABS-CBN hosted by Charo Santos-Concio. MMK has become a standard in drama for its well crafted storylines, excellent performances and topnotch production values. It airs every Friday on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida..
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Dolphy is one of few comedians able to swing both sides. In to Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN),the King of Comedy is going dramatic in the special Christmas episode of the critically acclaimed drama anthology with the child star of the momentMakisig Morales!
Dolphy plays a former prison inmate who has been given a chance with freedom that he equates with imprisonment.Having lived most of his life in the confines of the prison compound, Dolphys character tries to catch up with lost times and the people he loves.
Actor Gabby Concepcion makes a major comeback on Philippine television after 13 years. Before he left for the US in 1995, Concepcion was one of the best dramatic actors in the country, after making a successful transition from his smash hit romantic tandem with Sharon Cuneta.
Concepcion proves that his years away from show business have only added depth, subtlety and intensity to his acting prowess. The very special episode of "Maalaala Mo Kaya", ABS-CBN's longest-running drama anthology, is the perfect showcase for a fine actor like Concepcion.
Concepcion will portray the role of a driver, Bert who is exploited and abused by his boss (Tirso Cruz III) to the point where his wife (Ana Capri) and children are affected. Actress Rio Locsin plays the boss's wife.
Gabby's MMK episode is hosted by actress and ABS-CBN president Charo Santos-Concio. The episode is directed by critically-acclaimed Jeffrey Jeturian.
Bea celebrates Mother's Day on MMK
Beautiful Bea Alonzo will star on ABS-CBN's longest running drama anthology "Maalala Mo Kaya" tonight, May 9.
For MMK's Mother's Day episode, 21-year-old Bea will portray a mother who sacrifices everything for the sake of her child.
"Nanay ako dito (sa MMK). And 'yun din ang [gusto ko sa] buhay, 'yung maging mabuting mabuting ina sa totoong buhay," Bea told abs-cbnNEWS.com.
Bea said that she really wants to be a housewife and a good mother in the future. But since she has so many commitments to fulfill, she will first concentrate on her showbiz career.
"Gusto ko talagang maging housewife but not now," she said.
Alonso also shared that the most important person in her life is her mother -- Mary Anne, the same person that inspire her to give her best to her role on the MMK episode.
"Pero sa buong buhay ko ang pinakamahal ko ay yung nanay ko. So it helped me a lot and in terms of preparation, wala talagang masyadong preparations na kinailangan but I really felt the character. Sana panoorin niyo, I'm really proud of that MMK episode so please watch it," the said.
A bona-fide TV event opens September for ABS-CBNs multi-awarded drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya when Rosanna Roces finally makes her return to acting on the episode airing on Friday.
One of Philippine cinemas acknowledged great actresses, Rosanna Roces had long transcended her sexy image to prove herself a versatile and magnetic performer in such hits as Ligaya Ang Itawag Mo Sa Akin, La Vida Rosa, and Curacha, among others. As part of the films, she has also become the toast of several international film festivals. But after a very turbulent 2005, Osang decided to take time off and enjoy her life after working non-stop for years. She also took time to become a very young grandmother.
A year after deliberately removing herself from the limelight, Rosanna Roces is back to face another acting challenge and what an acting challenge Maalaala Mo Kaya has lined up for the star! Pairing her up with multi-awarded director Jeffrey Jeturian, whose recent film Kubrador was an unqualified success at the Mosco Film Festival and the Osian-Cinefan International Film Festival, and acclaimed leading man Albert Martinez, Maalaala Mo Kaya gave Osang a memorable character in Glenda, a wife and mother with four children to raise. When her husband Jully (Albert Martinez), who left his family in the provinces to work in Manila, fails to return home for several months straight, Glenda decides to investigate. She soon finds out Jully is living with another woman, Leah (Dimples Romana). She drags him home and looks for work herself in Manila only to find out that Jully has deserted the family anew a week after she left.
A disappointed Glenda is determined to wash her hands of her useless husband and his possessive new wife but her plans hit a snag. Her son, Aries, enters a deep depression and becomes disturbed at the idea of losing his father. He becomes hysterical and refuses to take his medication.
For Glenda, there is but one solution: she has to take her family and move in with Jully in the hopes that her son will get better. This is a huge sacrifice for her not only will she live with the husband who abandoned her, but with his mistress, who hates the very sight of Glenda. But how long can she take Leahs snideness? Jullys general worthlessness? And the fact that Jullys escalating abuse of Leah is starting to remind Glenda of the hell she faced with her husband when they were together?
Mico Aytona, Empress Schuck and Angela Antonia complete the cast of this must-see episode hosted by Charo Santos-Concio. Watch Rosanna Roces acting comeback on Friday on ABS-CBNs Maalaala Mo Kaya.
Pokwang is at the beginning of what looks like a very promising career in comedy, and a very identifiable persona as a hilarious "babaeng bakla." But for Marietta "Pokwang" Subong, life was never as funny as she would have wanted. Growing up with a father who had a weakness for drinking, Pokwang watched her mother struggle with the burden of raising 12 children with very limited resources.
Determined to help her family, a teenaged Pokwang decided to leave for Japan to become a dancer. But before she even left, Pokwang crossed paths with Hideyo, a Japanese businessman who became her first boyfriend. How will he change Pokwang's life? And how did her children with Hideyo and her next Japanese boyfriend bring Pokwang the many moments of happiness and heartbreak that sustained and challenged her over the years?
In May 23 episode, Pokwang plays a single mother named Rita from Laoag who was abandoned by her husband who sells toys for a living to pay-off her ex-husband's debt. She manages to make other kids laugh while she painfully misses her own children.
SYPNOSIS: The pregnant Rita (Pokwang) is abandoned by her husband who takes her two other older sons and leaves the youngest son with her. Though heartbroken, Rita was able to raise her son and paying off her husband's debt by selling toys and bringing joy to other kids for seven years. When Rita couldn't bear being seperated with her sons, she decided to see one of them in his school. Will Rita be able to patch things up with her son? Will she able to bring joy to their faces similar to the entertainment that she gives to other children?
Directed by: Jerry Sineneng
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Former sweethearts Jomari Yllana and Ara Mina rekindle their romance onscreen in another heart-rending episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya this Friday, May 30. Although they had already re-established their friendship a year ago, this is the first time they will be reviving their tandem after their breakup in 2004.
Their last project together was the critically-acclaimed movie, Minsan Pa, which incidentally was also shot by Direk Jeffrey Jeturian, while they were still a couple four years ago. Its a casting coup for MMK that they were able to bring the two stars together for this weeks episode.
MMK " Tahanan Mo "
Set in scenic Pagudpod, the two will play out the story of Fred and Leah who find love again after their respective unhappy marriages. Despite their families objections, they decide to fight for their relationship and live a contented life. The sea will be the witness of their undying love, but it will also bring tragedy down upon them. Will they be able to fight fate? Dont miss this tear-jerking episode on Maalaala Mo Kaya, right after Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus.
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After being away from the limelight for the past few years, Helen Gamboa will be seen on the small screen again for the drama anthology show Maalala Mo Kaya. A letter sender from Vigan will have her life dramatized by the veteran actress in the June 6 episode of this ABS-CBN show. In addition, Helen will act opposite another seasoned actor, Dante Rivero, as well as teen star John Wayne Sace.
Maalala Mo Kaya (June 6, 2008)
Writer and Director: Dado Lumibao
Helen Gamboa as Mommy Linda
John Wayne Sace as Sherwin
Dante Rivero as Pedro (Mommy Linda's husband)
Jan Marini as Marvie (Mommy Linda's real daughter)
Archie Alemania as Bong (Mommy Linda's real son)
Jenifer Ilustre as Evelyn (Mommy Linda's real daughter)
JJ Zamora as young Sherwin
SYNOPSIS. Sherwin is adopted by the Recaido family even though Mommy Linda (Helen Gamboa) did not like the idea of adopting a child. But when she saw little Sherwin excited to see her, she had a change of heart. Sherwin (John Wayne Sace) grew up to be a thoughtful, loving, good son to Mommy Linda and Daddy Pedro (Dante Rivero). Everything seemed okay, until Sherwin's face became unexplainably swollen. They went to every known doctor in Vigan, but nobody could identify what his illness was.
When he can no longer tolerate the pain, they brought Sherwin to a hospital in Manila. It was there they found out that Sherwin has cancer of the nose, the first documented case in the Philippines, and that his situation was hopeless. Instead of being sad, they made Sherwin's last days happy and memorable by making his wishes come true.
Mommy Linda took care of Sherwin in a way that she never did with her children. This made Sherwin love her so much. With this, Mommy Linda and her own children realized their shortcomings towards one another.
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Diether Ocampo stars in MMKs Fathers Day tribute
Maalala Mo Kaya pays tribute to all fathers around the globe in a special episode this Friday, June 20. Diether Ocampo headlines this Fathers Day offering guaranteed to bring on the tears.
The story revolves around Alex who has to leave his family behind to seek better opportunities in Japan. Years later, his affair with a Japanese woman results in a son named Nori. When he returns home, he brings along Nori and introduces him as his adopted son to his daughter Andrea. Andrea is too young to understand that Nori is the reason why her own mom left them soon after her fathers homecoming. How will Alex raise his two children on his own?
Dont miss this heart-warming episode starring Diether Ocampo, Angelu de Leon, Riza Santos, Eva Darren, Eliza Pineda, and Quintin Alianza. Maalaala Mo Kaya airs this Friday right after Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2.
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Maja Salvador and Rayver Cruz face unwanted pregnancy
Maja Salvador and Rayver Cruz tackle teen pregnancy in the August 30 episode of "Maalaala Mo Kaya". When love turns to lust, the two young lovers sudden find themselves in a situation where they have to stop being kids and face adult responsibilities after Majas character gets pregnant.