ABS-CBN’s top-rating drama anthology “Maalaala Mo Kaya” pays tribute this Saturday (November 15) to the innate goodness of the Filipino through the touching real-life story of a prisoner in Tacloban named Jomar (to be played by Ejay Falcon), who did his best for his family when super typhoon Yolanda struck their province.
When one of the prison gates collapsed because of the typhoon, Jomar immediately thought of his family’s safety. He then did his best to search and rescue them. But upon reaching home, he had to face his worst nightmare: his mother and three other siblings were killed by the typhoon. Despite his mourning, Jomar chose to rebuild their house and made ways to give his beloved family members a decent funeral.
After his mother and siblings were laid to rest, Jomar did not take advantage of the incidental freedom caused by the tragedy. With his innate goodness, he decided to do the right thing and surrendered himself back to the prison.
Also part of the special “MMK” episode are JB Agustin, Sharmaine Arnaiz, Lito Pimentel, Art Acuña, Boom Labrusca, Erin Ocampo, Casey da Silva, Veyda Inoval, Patricia Coma, Angelou Adlao Alayao, Jhiz Deocareza, Sofia Millares, Althea Guanzon, Nico Antonio, Roy Requejo, Gerard Acao, and Michael Roy Jornales. It is under the direction of Garry Fernando and written by Joan Habana 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.