Former “Pinoy Big Brother All In” housemate Manolo Pedrosa marks his acting debut on ABS-CBN’s “Maalaala Mo Kaya” this Saturday (September 13) as he portrays the character of Hiro Mallari, a teenage boy whose life turned upside down when he lost his one true love, Michelle Ann “Mitch” Bonzo, to be played by Janella Salvador, in a tragic accident.
Mitch was one of the seven Bulacan State University students who died after they were swept away in the Madlum River during a school field trip in Bulacan.
“To star in ‘MMK’ is such a huge blessing for a newcomer like me. Of course, I still have a lot of things to learn in terms of acting but I’ll definitely do my best to give justice to the role, especially since Hiro also inspires others who have lost their loved ones,” said Manolo after his acting workshop last Tuesday (September 9).
Also part of the upcoming episode are Lollie Mara, Pinky Amador, Paul Salas, CJ Navato, Raquel Montessa, Yves Flores, and Trina Legaspi. It is directed by Nuel Naval and written by 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.