Vilma Santos interviews Charo Santos-Concio for MMK 20


In “MMK Dalawang Dekada,” a two-hour documentary special to be aired this Sept.25 in “Sunday’s Best,” a journey of the show’s success will be recollected featuring Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos, actress par excellance, grilling host Charo Santos about the show. It features how loyal viewers are glued to every episode not only because of the lead stars but more importantly, because of the content of the story and the lessons learned by the letter senders. (READ MORE).

the story behind paper clip – One of the highlights of the documentary featured Batangas Governor Vilma Santos-Recto having a chat with the face behind MMK, ABS-CBN President Charo Santos-Concio. Governor Vi asked Ms. Charo: What’s the story behind paper clip? The senior executive narrated with a smile, “My bosses thought wala akong alam sa telebisyon…Sa pelikula, may play date. You can postpone your play date. Pero sa television, the show must go on everyday. Wala kang dead air…Tinanong kita kung anong programang ang pwede mong ipalit bukas, anong ideyang ibibigay mo? Sabi ko, ‘I’ll think about it. Give me a week’ [Sabi nila], ‘Ano? One week, hindi ganyan sa telebisyon. Now na.'” “Nakita ko yung paper clip on top of the table. Sa nerbiyos ko, napahawak ako sa paper clip. Maaring ang silbi nito ay para sa functional use…But sa ibang tao, may kwento, behind this.” “Maaring ginamit niya ito noong nagtanan siya ng kanyang mahal at magbukas ng pinto.We can dramatize true-to-life stories from letter senders. Anong title na ibibigay mo diyan? Among my souvenirs…” (READ MORE)

Daisy Hernandez (Vilma Santos), a mother must divide her time between work and taking care of her daughter April (Maja Salvador) who has cerebral palsy. Daisy’s heart is wrenched every time she sees her eldest child suffer because of her illness. But Daisy never loses hope, and April manages to live a normal life until she is 18. Just when Daisy thought things are doing fine with her daughter’s disability, a tragedy will further test her faith (Wikepedia).


Maalaala Mo Kaya (lit. Would You Remember) is a Philippine drama anthology series broadcast on ABS-CBN every Saturday evening and being hosted by Charo Santos-Concio. Currently, it became the longest-running drama anthology on Philippine television and on Asia. The program features weekly real life stories or anecdotes of common people or even famous celebrities and personalities through letter sending. The series has a counterpart radio program being broadcast on DZMM called “Maalaala Mo Kaya sa DZMM”, a paperback (“pocketbooks”) adaption and a comic book adaptation under Mango Comics & Sterling. The program is named after the song, “Maalaala Mo Kaya” by Constancio de Guzman, which also serves as the program’s main theme song which was performed by Dulce. During 2000’s airing of the program until now, the main theme song was covered by Carol Banawa replacing Dulce’s version. Notable episodes: “Regalo” (Gift) MMK episode topbilled by Vilma Santos, Ricky Davao and Maja Salvador and considered as one of the most critically successful episode (Wikepedia).

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