COCO MARTIN’S “MMK” EPISODE WINS IN SEOUL INTERNATIONAL DRAMA AWARDS 2012

Asia’s longest-running drama anthology, “Maalaala Mo Kaya” recently earned international recognitions from two of the most coveted award-giving bodies for television namely Seoul International Drama Awards 2012 and Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Prize.

ABS-CBN’s “MMK: Kamao” episode (with international title “Remembering: Fist”) topbilled by multi-awarded actor Coco Martin, bagged the special prize in the recently concluded 7th Seoul International Drama Awards.

According to “MMK” business unit head Malou Santos, the latest recognition from Seoul International Drama Awards is an accolade they dedicate to the Filipino people whose inspiring tales are immortalized in the two-decade-old drama anthology.

“We share this honor to the Filipino people who continue to awe us with their stories of hope and resilience,” shared Malou. “This is also a tribute not only to the artistry of the people behind ‘MMK’ but more so to the nobility and strength of the ordinary people whose life stories inspire us the most.”

Led by highly acclaimed director Dado Lumibao, the episode was based from a true story of a war freak underground boxer named Ramon (Coco) who experienced pain in many forms since childhood. Together with Coco in “MMK: Kamao” are Jodi Sta. Maria, Philip Nolasco, BJ Forbes, Celine Lim, Veyda Innoval, Michael Roy Jornales, Carlos Morales, Levi Ignacio, Andrei Garcia, Aleck Bovick, and Mike Lloren. It was researched by Alex Martin and written by Benson Logronio.

Coco’s internationally-acclaimed “MMK: Kamao” episode will be aired again on ABS-CBN this Saturday (September 1) after “Wansapanataym.”

Meanwhile, another well-renowned international award-giving body Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Prize named “MMK: T-Shirt” episode, starred by former child actress Sharlene San Pedro, as one of the finalists under the Television Special Jury Prizes category. The finals of ABU Prize will be held in Seoul on October 16.

“MMK: T-Shirt” shared the life story of a young girl named Gigi (Sharlene) who was raped repeatedly by his employer and eventually braved the struggles of being a young mother. The said episode was chosen to compete with other five entries from Bhutan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Mongolia, and Sri Lanka. The 2012 ABU Prize finalists were chosen from 166 entries from 18 countries and 25 organizations.

Together with Sharlene in the “MMK: T-Shirt” episode are Dante Rivero, Justin Cuyugan, Cherry Lou, Joy So, Chienna Roseph Filomeno, and Edrilyn Ocampo. It was researched by Akeem del Rosario, written by Marie Ann Dimaculangan-Fampulme, and directed by Don Cuaresma.

Don’t miss “Maalaala Mo Kaya” (MMK) every Saturday night, after “Wansapanataym” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to www.mmk.abs-cbn.com, follow MMKOfficial on Twitter, and “like” www.facebook.com/MMKOfficial.

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Kwento ng batang ina, finalist sa Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union Prize
“MMK” EPISODE NI COCO MARTIN, WAGI SA SEOUL INTERNATIONAL DRAMA AWARDS 2012

Nagwagi ng special prize ang “Maalaala Mo Kaya” sa katatapos lamang na 7th Seoul International Drama Awards. Pinarangalan ang longest-running drama anthology ng Asya para sa ‘Kamao’ episode (na may international title na “Remembering: Fist”) nitong pinagbidahan ng multi-awarded actor Coco Martin.

Ayon kay “MMK” business unit head Malou Santos, ang bagong pagkilala mula sa Seoul International Drama Awards ay isang karangalang inaalay nila sa lahat ng mga Pilipinong naging malaking bahagi ng dalawang dekada ng programa.

“Ang tagumpay na ito ay ibinabahagi naming sa mga Pilipinong patuloy kaming pinapahanga sa kanilang mga kwento ng pag-asa at katatagan,” ani Malou. “Isa rin itong pagpupugay hindi lamang sa natatanging husay ng mga tao sa likod ng ‘MMK,’ kundi maging sa dangal at tibay ng loob ng mga karaniwang tao na higit pumupukaw sa aming puso.”

Sa pangunguna ng highly acclaimed director na si Dado Lumibao, ang “MMK: Kamao” episode ay halaw sa totoong kuwentong ni Ramon (Coco), isang underground boxer na lumaki sa pambubugbog ng magulang. Ngunit nang makapagdesisyonan na si Ramon na talikuran ang boksing, sinubok siya ng kapalaran at kalauna’y napilitang gumawa ng mga krimen na ikinamuhi ng kanyang pamilya. Kasama ni Coco sa nasabing episode sina Jodi Sta. Maria, Philip Nolasco, BJ Forbes, Celine Lim, Veyda Innoval, Michael Roy Jornales, Carlos Morales, Levi Ignacio, Andrei Garcia, Aleck Bovick, at Mike Lloren. Ito ay sa ilalim ng pagsasaliksik ni Alex Martin at isnulat ni Benson Logronio,

Ang internationally-acclaimed “MMK: Kamao” episode ay muling ipalalabas ng ABS-CBN ngayong Sabado (Setyembre 1) pagkatapos ng “Wansapanataym.”

Samantala, isa pang de-kalibreng episode ng “MMK” ang kinilala ng isang sikat na international award-giving body. Hinirang bilang finalist ang “MMK: T-Shirt” episode, na tinampukan ng dating child actress na si Sharlene San Pedro, sa Television Special Jury Prizes category ng Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Prize. Gaganapi ang finals ng ABU Prize sa Seoul sa Oktubre 16.

Ang “MMK: T-Shirt” ay nakaaantig na kuwento ni Gigi (Sharlene), isang batang paulit-ulit na ginahasa ng kanyang amo na kalaunan ay hinarap ang mga pagsubok ng pagiging isang batang ina. Ang nasabing episode ay napiling makipagtunggali sa limang iba pang entry mula sa Bhutan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Mongolia, at Sri Lanka. Ang mga finalist sa 2012 ABU Prize ay pinili mula sa 166 entries sa 18 bansa at 25 organisasyon.

Kasama ni Sharlene sa “MMK: T-Shirt” episode sina Dante Rivero, Justin Cuyugan, Cherry Lou, Joy So, Chienna Roseph Filomeno, at Edrilyn Ocampo, mula sa pananaliksik ni Akeem del Rosario, panulat ni Marie Ann Dimaculangan-Fampulme, at direksyon ni Don Cuaresma.

Huwag palampasin ang “Maalaala Mo Kaya” (MMK) tuwing Sabado ng gabi, pagkatapos ng “Wansapanataym.” Para sa iba pang updates, mag log on sa www.mmk.abs-cbn.com, sundan ang @MMKOfficial sa Twitter, at i-“like” ang www.facebook.com/MMKOfficial.

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