Western Visayas is an administrative region in the Philippines, numerically designated as Region VI. It consists of six provinces and two urbanized cities; the regional center is Iloilo City. The region is dominated by the native speakers of four Visayan languages: Kinaray-a, Hiligaynon and Capiznon; the land area of the region is 20,794.18 km2, with a population of 7,536,383 inhabitants, it is the most populous region in the Visayas. On May 29, 2015, the region was redefined, when Western Visayas both lost the province of Negros Occidental and the urbanized city of Bacolod to the newly formed Negros Island Region. However, the region was dissolved, with Negros Occidental and Bacolod returned to Western Visayas on August 9, 2017; the region's current name is in reference to its position in the greater Visayas area. The name was coined by American colonialists after the defeat of Filipino revolutionaries in Panay island. There have been proposals to rename the current Western Visayas region into the Madja-as region, the former name of the region prior to Spanish colonization in the 16th century.
The proposed name is in reference to the Confederation of Madja-as, the former confederate kingdom of the area which existed between the 12th century until 1569 and was ruled by Datu Puti, the first monarch of western Visayas. The name is the oldest known reference to the entire western Visayas area. Regions first came into existence on September 24 of 1972, when the provinces of the Philippines were organized into 11 regions by Presidential Decree No. 1 as part of the Integrated Reorganization Plan by President Ferdinand Marcos. The provinces of Aklan, Capiz and Negros Occidental were grouped together to form the Western Visayas region; the province of Palawan was transferred to Region VI on May 23, 2005 by Executive Order 429. The Department of the Interior and Local Government announced in June 2005 that the transfer had been completed. However, Palaweños criticized the move, citing a lack of consultation, with most residents in Puerto Princesa City and all municipalities but one preferring to stay with Region IV-B.
Administrative Order No. 129 was issued on August 19, 2005 to address this backlash. This Order directed the abeyance of Executive Order 429 pending the approval of an implementation plan for the orderly transfer of Palawan from Region IV-B to Region VI. Hence, Palawan is still part of Region IV-B. By virtue of Executive Order No. 183 issued on May 29 of 2015, by President Benigno Aquino III, the province of Negros Occidental and its capital, Bacolod City, were both removed from Western Visayas in order to form the Negros Island Region along with Negros Oriental. But regained Negros Occidental and its capital, Bacolod City back into Western Visayas on August 9, 2017 when President Rodrigo Duterte dissolved the Negros Island Region, revoking Executive Order No. 183, s. 2015 through the signage of Executive Order No. 38, citing the reason of the lack of funds to establish the NIR according to Benjamin Diokno, the Secretary of Budget and Management. Western Visayas consists of the major island of Panay and the smaller Guimaras, as well as several outlying islands.
It includes the western half of the larger island of Negros. The region is bordered to the north by the Sibuyan Sea, northeast by the Visayan Sea, east by the province of Negros Oriental in Central Visayas, south by the Iloilo Strait and the Panay Gulf, west by the Sulu Sea. Western Visayas consists of 6 provinces, 2 urbanized cities, 14 component cities, 117 municipalities and 4,051 barangays; the native languages of Western Visayas are: Aklanon/Akeanon, spoken in Aklan and northwestern Capiz. Capiznon, spoken in Capiz, northeastern Iloilo, eastern Aklan. Cebuano, spoken in northeastern Negros Occidental. Hiligaynon, spoken in Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Capiz and Aklan, it is the regional lingua franca. Kinaray-a, spoken in Antique, southwestern half of Iloilo, western Capiz, southwestern Aklan. Malaynon, spoken in northwestern Aklan including Boracay Island. Caluyanon, spoken in the Semirara Islands. Kalibo International Airport Iloilo International Airport Bacolod–Silay Airport Godofredo P. Ramos Airport Roxas Airport Evelio Javier Airport Semirara Airport Sipalay Airport Kabankalan City Domestic Airport Sicogon Airport Proposals to re-connect again Iloilo-Roxas, Iloilo-Kalibo, Iloilo-Malay and Iloilo-San Jose from the Iloilo City via rail was included in the revival of the defunct Panay Railways network which has a station in Santa Barbara town proper.
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The Voice Kids (Philippine TV series)
The Voice Kids is a Philippine reality singing television competition on ABS-CBN. It is based on the Dutch reality singing competition of the same name; the show aired on May 24, 2014. The original coaches of the show is composed of Lea Salonga, Bamboo Mañalac, Sarah Geronimo. Geronimo was replaced by Sharon Cuneta, it is hosted by Luis Manzano, together with Alex Gonzaga for the first season and Robi Domingo and Yeng Constantino for the second season. On the third season, Kim Chiu joins Manzano and Domingo on the hosting duties, replacing Constantino, it is the third national franchise in the Southeast Asian region after Vietnam. The series is part of franchise and is based on a similar competition format in the Netherlands with the same name; the Voice Kids is a reality television series that started from a format originating from the Netherlands with the same, a spin-off of the main series The Voice of Holland. The whole format features three coaches or judges searching for a batch of talented new kids, who could become the Philippines' new child singing superstar.
The show's concept is indicated by its title: The 3 coaches will only judge a singer hopeful termed by the show as "Artist" with only his/her vocal talent without prejudice to his/her physical bearing. It's with this concept that makes The Voice franchise rise above other known reality talent searches which airs in any known media platform such as The X Factor franchise, the Got Talent franchise or the Idol franchise; the lucky Artists who have advanced from the audition round would be split into three teams, whom are mentored by three well-known personalities in terms of singing which in the show, termed "coaches" who in turn would collaborate with them and choose songs for their artists to perform. Only kids ages eight to fourteen years-old can participate. There are five known different stages: Producers' auditions, Blind auditions, the Battles, the Sing-offs, the Live shows; as for any The Voice franchise the first stage is the producers' auditions, which are not shown on television. In the Voice of the Philippines, ABS-CBN headed by their regional partners nationwide and abroad are tasked to conduct the "Unseen Auditions."
At this stage, there will be different judges that will use the power of media to on-ground auditions where the team will travel in and out of the country to find the best of the best to participate in the next set of auditions, "The Blind Auditions." The first televised stage is the blind auditions, where artists will be given a minimum of ninety seconds to sing their audition piece. The official coaches of the show will be sitting on a chair facing away from the artist; the coaches will only judge by the power, clarity and uniqueness of the artists singing capability. If they like what they hear and want to mentor the artist for the next stage, they will push a button on their chair that would turn the chair around to face the artists for the first time; this concept was created to avoid any due prejudice of their physical life-story. If a coach turns for an artist, that artist will be included in his/her team. If more than one coach turns around, the choice to pick a who will he/she be mentored goes to the artist.
If no coach turns his/her chair the auditioning artist's journey ends. At the end, each of the coach will have a certain number of artists in his or her team who will be advancing to the next round; the second stage called "The Battles," is where a coach will build his team for "The Sing-offs". A coach will group his artists into groups of three. Per group, they will be given a single song to sing together, they are developed by their respective coach in the process. A vocal showdown will commence in the Battle stage where only the artist whom the coach deemed sung the song assigned better will advance to the next round; the third stage called "The Sing-offs," is a added round in the local franchise. It is similar to "The Sing-offs" of The Voice Kids of the Netherlands where each coach will pick only a certain number of artists in order to advance to the semi-finals. After "the Sing-offs", the artists will go directly to the Live shows, which will be the semifinal round. Only an elite group of finalists voted by the public will advance to the finals.
On November 18, 2013, Lauren Dyogi, the franchise's business unit head, announced on Twitter that there will be a kids version of The Voice of the Philippines. The franchise was launched after the success of the first season of the main version which had garnered high ratings and was trending topic online. Auditions schedule were announced in the same month. On March 9, 2014, the show released its first teaser. On March 17, 2014, the production team of the program started to provide updates of the filming of the Blind auditions, posting teasers of the new improved set and chairs and of the coaches in the show's official social media accounts. A second teaser was aired on April 2, 2014. A new season was announced last February 18, 2015; the first open call auditions was held on November 23, 2013 at Metro Gaisano Pacific Mall in Mandaue and was open to kids aged 8 to 14 years old. It was followed by an audition held on December 2013 at the Newport Mall in Resorts World Manila. In 2014, auditions for the Visayas and Metro Manila were held on January 11, 18, 25 respectively.
A separate audition for Luzon was held on February 1. The auditions for the second season will be held on March 7, 2015 at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. Other auditions will be held at several key cities on a yet to be announced dates. For this season
Home Sweetie Home
Home Sweetie Home is a Philippine situational comedy on ABS-CBN aired every Saturday. It is topbilled by John Lloyd Toni Gonzaga. On, Piolo Pascual has been added due to John Lloyd’s absence; the show tackles a newly married couple's lives, their ways to address the needs of a growing typical Filipino household. It first aired on January 5, 2014, on ABS-CBN, worldwide on TFC. Due to its episodes producing in a random order, the SDTV and HDTV formats are randomly selected. Meanwhile, the SDTV has difficulty becoming an HDTV; the show is a reunion project for Gonzaga. They both starred in My Amnesia Girl, a Star Cinema romance comedy film, which premiered in 2010. Home Sweetie Home is the story of Romeo and Julie, who live together with the latter's family under one roof. Julie's mother undoubtedly does not favor Romeo as her son-in-law because of his reputation as a ladies man, prefers Jay-Jay whom she considers fit for her daughter, seeing him as responsible. Still, the two decided to marry each other.
However, in turn, Romeo has to deal with Julie's family in the best way. Toni Gonzaga as Julie Matahimik-Valentino - A teacher who married Romeo two times Piolo Pascual as John Paul "JP" Valentino - Romeo's cousin Ogie Alcasid as Ireneo/Neo and Irenea/Renee- One of Julie and JP's new found friends Rufa Mae Quinto as Lia Meneses-Ariana's mother Sandy Andolong as Loida "Nanay Loi" Matahimik -Julie's mother Miles Ocampo as Gigi Matahimik - Julie's teenage sister Clarence Delgado as Rence Matahimik - Julie's little brother Allegra Valiente as Summer Valentino - the one and only daughter of Romeo and Julie Ogie Diaz as Raphael "Boss Paeng" Samonte – Romeo's new boss Mitoy Yonting as L. A. – Owner of L. A. Sing-along bar and Romeo and Julie's friend Eda Nolan as Candy – Julie's co-teacher and bestfriend Wacky Kiray as Joaquin – Julie's co-teacher Paul Sy as Lino – Romeo's co-workert and friend Christine Co as Maria – Romeo's co worker Jobert Austria as Robert "Obet" Dinero – He owns a bakery and Romeo and Julie's friend Charmaine Villa Alovera as Magda – Obet's niece and the love interest of P-Nong Gabbi Adeva as Gab — Gigi’s co-worker and friend Nonong Ballinan as P-Nong – previous L.
A. Sing-along bar's staff and the love interest of Magda Allyson McBride as Arianna- Rence's love interest Jaya as Ms. Jay-Ah - Julie's new boss Long Mejia as Ka Freddy Aguila – the barangay captain Christian Bables as Chrissy - Julie's new co-worker and friend. Kim Molina as Kimmy - Julie's new co-worker and friend. John Lloyd Cruz as Romeo Valentino – A former medical representative and a present travel agent who married Julie two times Rico J. Puno as Vino "Daddy V" Valentino - Romeo's father Ellen Adarna as Tanya - Romeo's new workmate. Bearwin Meily as Ed - Romeo's friend and co-worker Joross Gamboa as Glenn Dela Torre – One of Romeo's childhood friends Ketchup Eusebio as Chris Suarez – One of Romeo's childhood friends Diana Zubiri as Susie Samonte – Romeo's Boss who left the country for business trip. Karen Dematera as Karen – One of L. A. Sing-Along bar's staff Ryan Bang as Ryan – Julie's Korean student who wants to learn Filipino Eric Nicolas as Eric – One of L. A. Sing-Along bar's staff.
Romeo and Julie's friend and sometimes the troublemaker Phillip Salvador as Manuel "Manny" Matahimik – Julie's father Karla Estrada as Tita Marichris Matahimik – Julie's aunt and Manny's sister Keanna Reeves as Tita Ems – Nanay Loi's brokenhearted sister Bayani Agbayani as Roberto "Bert" de Mesa – Romeo's childhood friend Cacai Bautista as Jasmine – Jay-Jay's wife Kristel Fulgar as Jonarie – one of Gigi's classmates Jayson Gainza as Jay-Jay Perez – Initially he likes Julie and Julie's mother prefers him as Julie's husband Nikki Bagaporo as Danica – one of Gigi's classmates Jameson Blake as Luke – Gigi's newest inspiration Mutya Orquia as Val- Rence's tomboyish friend who has a secret crush on him Izzy Canillo Bugoy Cariño Dennis Padilla Winner, Best Comedy Show - PMPC Star Awards For TV 2014 Winner, Best TV Comedy Program - KBP Golden Dove Awards 2015 Winner, Best Comedy Program - ALTA Media Icon Awards 2015 Winner, Best Comedy Show - Gawad Tanglaw 2016 Winner, Students' Choice of Comedy Program - USTv Awards 2016 Winner, Best Comedy Show - Kabantugan Awards 2016 Winner, Best TV Comedy Program - KBP Golden Dove Awards 2017 List of programs broadcast by ABS-CBN
The Filipino Channel
The Filipino Channel known as TFC, is a global subscription television network based in Daly City, California with studio in Redwood City and offices in Australia, Cayman Islands, UAE, Japan, Middle East, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom. It is owned and operated by the Filipino media conglomerate ABS-CBN, its programming is composed of imported programs from the ABS-CBN television network. TFC is available globally on direct-to-home satellite, cable, IPTV, online streaming, video on demand and on other over-the-top content platforms. TFC is targeted to the Filipino diaspora, was launched on September 24, 1994, becoming the world's first trans-Pacific Asian broadcaster; as of 2014, The Filipino Channel has over three million subscribers worldwide, most of whom are in the United States, Middle East, Australia and Japan. On September 24, 1994 ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation through its newly established subsidiary ABS-CBN International signed a historic deal with the PanAmSat to bring the first trans-Pacific Asian programming service to some two million Filipino immigrants in the United States using the then-newly launched PAS 2 satellite.
The first headquarters of TFC was built in a garage in Daly City, California with only eight employees doing all the tasks from managing the phones, the computers, the like. By 1995, TFC has grown to 25,000 subscribers in the United States. Airings of Mara Clara and other programming aired during the daytime and night in 1997 Esperanza and Mula Sa Puso where the biggest programs on TFC In 1996, TFC Direct! was launched, an independently operated direct-to-home television service that incorporates the TV channels Sarimanok News Network, Pinoy Blockbuster Channel, Pinoy Central, the radio channels DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 and WRR 101.9 For Life!. By 2004, TFC has grown to 250,000 subscribers in the United States; this growth led to the expansion of TFC to other territories in the world. In 2005, ABS-CBN International signed an affiliation agreement with DirecTV, one of the leading DTH providers in the United States. Under the deal, DirecTV has the exclusive right to distribute the TFC package on its DTH platform.
In return, DirecTV will pay license fees to ABS-CBN International. That year, the now defunct and award-winning internet television service TFC Now! was launched. This was replaced by TFC.tv video streaming website. In this year, ABS-CBN International acquired San Francisco International Gateway from Loral Space & Communications. SFIG is a telecommunications port company based in California. SFIG provides satellite communications services through its 2.5 acre facility consisting of 19 satellite dish antennas and 9 modular equipment buildings. ABS-CBN International received Federal Communications Commission licensing approval in April 2006. In this year, ABS-CBN International opened its state-of-the-art studio and office in Redwood City, California. In 2006, SFIG handled the pay per view distribution to In Demand and DirecTV for the Manny Pacquiao vs. Oscar Larios super featherweight championship title fight. SFIG's customers include Discovery CBS, ESPN, Playboy among others. SFIG is a member of the World Teleport Association.
In 2007, ABS-CBN International launched Myx, the first and only television channel in the United States, targeted to the Asian-American youth audience. As of 2011, TFC has over 2.47 million subscribers worldwide, Same Year, TFC Was Change 2nd New Logo. As of 2015, The Filipino Channel has over three million subscribers worldwide most of which are in United States, Middle East, New Zealand, Europe and Southeast Asia; the program line-up of The Filipino Channel is composed of programs from ABS-CBN, a national television network in the Philippines. Programming ranging from news, public service, reality shows, soap operas, talk shows, gag shows, live events, other formats and genres are shown on TFC in a delayed basis and are synchronized automatically depending on the location of the broadcast. TFC shows original programs not shown in the Philippines and these are produced abroad by ABS-CBN's foreign subsidiaries in United States, Middle East, Europe. In 2007 the short lived Hero TV on TFC aired in April 2007-August 2007 TFC Video On Demand is an IPTV service distributed around the world under the brand of The Filipino Channel.
To avail of the service, users must acquire the TFC IPTV set-top box, connect the box to a TV set and broadband internet through WiFi or Ethernet, subscribe to monthly subscription. The channel line up will depend on the subscription package availed and may include the live-streaming of TV channels The Filipino Channel, Myx TV, the international feeds of ABS-CBN Sports+Action, ABS-CBN News Channel, Cinema One, Lifestyle, as well as radio channels DZMM and My Only Radio, an in-house interactive Karaoke channel. Aside from the live-streaming of ABS-CBN channels, the service includes a video on demand feature that allow users to watch, rewind, fast-forward select programs of the channels anytime for a period of one month and in high-definition format; the service offers a wide selection of fresh movies from the Philippines and other pay per view contents like concerts and sporting events in high-def
DYMC-FM, branded as MOR 91.1 For Life! Iloilo is an FM station owned by Molave Broadcasting Network and operated by ABS-CBN Corporation in the Philippines, its studio and transmitter is located at ABS-CBN Broadcast Complex, Luna Street, La Paz District, Iloilo City. First broadcast as Magic 9-11 DYMC with jazz and alternative format in 1992 under Molave Broadcasting Network. A sister company of Amcara Broadcasting Network DWAC-23 MTV Asia; the station now known as ABS-CBN Sports+Action. In 1995, they change its identity to Radio 91fm playing Jazz music - The Provocative Medium. In 1997, when ABS-CBN bought the air time from Molave Broadcasting Network, they change it to ABS-CBN Radio 91.1. In 2001, ABS-CBN approve to lease the whole network of Molave Broadcasting Network and change it to MOR 91.1 Iloilo as My Only Radio... for life! MOR is broadcast to 15 provincial stations in the Philippines. Further information: ABS-CBN FM radio networks
Aklan is a province in the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. Its capital is Kalibo; the province is situated in the northwest portion of Panay Island, bordering Antique to the southwest, Capiz to the east. Aklan faces the Sibuyan Romblon province to the north. Aklan is believed to have been settled in the 12th century by settlers from Borneo, ruled by the chieftain Datu Dinagandan which traded with its neighbouring islands. Aklan became a part of the Kedatuan of Madja-as. Towards the end of the 14th century, Datu Dinagandan moved the capital from. In 1433, Datu Kalantiaw's grandson and successor, Datu Kalantiaw III, was said by Jose Marcos to have formulated a set of laws known today as the Code of Kalantiaw. Well respected scholarly long-term Philippine resident historian William Henry Scott, proved these "laws" to be a total fabrication. In 1437, the short-lived dynasty of Datu Kalantiaw ended when Datu Kalantiaw III was killed in battle with the tribes of Datu Manduyog, the legitimate successor of Datu Dinagandan.
When Datu Manduyog became the new chieftain, he moved the capital to Bakan. Several datus succeeded Datu Manduyog until the Spanish explorer Miguel López de Legazpi landed in Batan in 1565 and claimed the island for Spain, in early Spanish accounts it was called El Río de Aclán. Datu Kabanyag had his capital in Libacao. In 1942, the Japanese invaded Aklan during World War II and in 1945, combined Filipino and American army along with Aklanon guerrillas liberated Aklan during the war in the Pacific. Aklan became an independent province through Republic Act No. 1414 signed by Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay on April 25, 1956, separating Aklan from Capiz. The original towns were Altavas, Batan, Buruanga, Kalibo, Libacao, Malay, Malinao, New Washington and Tangalan all part of the province of Capiz; the province was inaugurated on November 8, 1956. José Raz Menez was appointed the first governor of Aklan by President Magsaysay and he served until December 30, 1959. In 1960, Godofredo P. Ramos became the first elected governor but upon resigning to run for Congress he was succeeded by the vice governor, Virgilio S. Patricio.
In 1964, José B. Legaspi succeeded Patricio and he held office for two consecutive terms from 1964 to 1971. Aklan occupies the northern third of the island of Panay and is bordered by the provinces of Capiz from the southeast and Antique from the southwest, it faces the Sibuyan Sea from the north. The province covers a total area of 1,821.42 square kilometres, includes the island of Boracay, located at its northwestern tip. Mount Nausang, is the highest point in the province, standing at 5,410 ft. above sea level. Aklan River, is the longest river in the province with 71 km long; the province features high geographic diversity, ranging from white sandy beaches and mountainous landscapes. Situated within the province is the river Akean, which appears unique due to its "boiling or frothing" appearance. Aklan comprises 17 municipalities; as of 2018, Aklan has 2 legislative districts signed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. The population of Aklan in the 2015 census was 574,823 people, with a density of 320 inhabitants per square kilometre or 830 inhabitants per square mile.
The main inhabitants of the province are the Aklanon. Other inhabitants include the Negrito, locally known as the Ati and the Sulod, a lesser known tribal group living in the hinterlands of Panay. Other Visayans present are the Hiligaynon, Karay-a, Capiznon. Based on the 2000 census survey, Aklanon comprised 96.56% of the total provincial population of 450,353. Other ethnic groups in the province were the Hiligaynon at 0.75%, Tagalog at 0.5%, Kankanaey at 0.28%, Cebuano at 0.21%. The most prominent languages in the province are Akeanon and Buruanganon. Akeanon is spoken by a majority of the people, while Malaynon is spoken in Malay and Buruanganon is spoken in Buruanga. Other regional languages used include: Hiligaynon Ati Kinaray-a Capiznon Roman Catholicism is the dominant religion of the people and Christian festivals such as Christmas and Lent are regarded with high importance. Meanwhile, Christian icons such as the Santo Niño are regarded as cultural symbols of the people. Animism, however, is still practised by the Ati.
The Aglipayan Church or the Iglesia Filipina Independiente is the second most predominant religion in the province. Other religions in the province include Islam; the province of Aklan is designated as a first class province. Aklan depends with palay being the top produce in the province. Rice plantations had an area of 42,218 hectares. With the implementation of the Ginintuang Masaganang Ani umaru rice production program using the Hybrid rice, production is expected to increase by 15 percent or an average of 10 metric tons per hectare in the succeeding years. However, the problem of low price support for rice still continues to affect the production sector. In general, Aklan is sufficient in meat and other livestock and poultry products, though in the inventory of livestock and poultry in the year 2000, hog and chicken had a decrease in population from 114,890 heads of hogs and 886,597 heads of chickens in 1999 to 95,950 heads of hogs and 782,820 heads of chicken in the 2000; the decrease in production were attributed to the following factors: high cost of fee
Maalaala Mo Kaya
Maalaala Mo Kaya known as Memories, is a Philippine drama anthology series broadcast on ABS-CBN every Saturday evenings and is hosted by Charo Santos-Concio. It has become the longest-running drama anthology in Philippine television and in the world, reaching its 25th year in 2016; the program features weekly real-life stories or anecdotes of common people or 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 adaptation and a comic book adaptation under Mango Comics & Sterling; the program is named after the eponymous song, "Maalaala Mo Kaya" by Constancio de Guzman. The song serves as the program's opening theme, performed by Dulce. Beginning in the mid 2000s airings, the opening has been covered by Carol Banawa, replacing Dulce's version. A classics re-run version of the anthology series MMK Classics premiered on June 3, 2012 on The Filipino Channel; because of the outreach abroad, the TFC series focused on translating every episode with English subtitles.
The Philippine version entitled "MMK Klasiks" aired on ABS-CBN's Kapamilya Gold afternoon block as a temporary replacement program from December 17, 2012 to January 18, 2013 before replaced into May Isang Pangarap. MMK Klasiks airs on DZMM TeleRadyo as a fill-in to its radio counterpart, because the latter was pre-recorded, as well as on Jeepney TV dubbed as JTV Star Showcase. Translations of the Filipino titles are in parentheses. "Rubber Shoes"The first episode of MMK aired on May 15, 1991 starring Romnick Sarmenta and Vina Morales."Regalo" MMK episode topbilled by Vilma Santos, Ricky Davao and Maja Salvador and considered as one of the most critically successful episode."Lobo" The highest-rating episode that featured Regine Velasquez and Piolo Pascual. Regine won her first acting award at the PMPC Star Awards for TV in 2002, because of this episode."Pier 39"10th Anniversary Presentation. First Maalaala Mo Kaya episode filmed outside the Philippines starring Judy Ann Santos and Piolo Pascual.
Shot in San Francisco, the episode tells about a caregiver who falls in love with a wayward man, despite being beholden to her elderly, wheelchair-using employer."Ferris Wheel"A Christmas presentation of Maalaala mo Kaya which reunites ex-lovers Jericho Rosales and Kristine Hermosa."Unan" The episode which tells the life story of Julie Vega, as portrayed by Angelica Panganiban. Michael de Mesa and Rio Locsin acted as Pearl Postigo, Julie Vega's parents. Aired in October 2003."Fried Chicken"The story about Maximo Gimenez, the founder of Max's Restaurant. After the Second World War, Max along with his niece Ruby, followed the suggestion of American troops to build a restaurant after they tasted the fried chicken that they served for them; this would start the beginning of Max's Restaurant that became a household name for generations."Pendant"A Valentine's Day Special aired on February 14, 2009 and first episode for Toni Gonzaga with Jason Abalos and Ryan Eigenmann. This episode was about first love and how to let go and take the risk in order to be in love."Reseta" A Mother's Day Special aired on May 9, 2009 starring Jodi Sta.
Maria and Carmina Villaroel. This marked Villaroel's new appearance in a MMK episode on ABS-CBN after a few episodes she did in the 1990s before leaving the network."Sapatos" A Mother's Day Special aired on May 15, 2016 starring Kris Aquino. This marked Aquino's new appearance in a MMK episode on ABS-CBN after a few episodes she did in the 1990s before leaving the network; the story was based on real life story of Honey Grace Villarico, how she fulfilled the role of a single mother facing all troubles alone and succeeded on being a career woman of her time."Blusa" A controversial episode starring Angel Locsin and Dimples Romana that focuses on a story of a UP Los Baños summa cum laude graduate who found herself applying as a Guest Relations Officer, shown February 28, 2009. UPLB released a statement pointing out the credibility of the facts presented in the episode. On March 10, 2009, ABS-CBN issued an apology for not verifying with UPLB the veracity of the facts. Meanwhile, Angel won as Outstanding Actress in a Drama Performance given by the Philippine Psychiatric Association SiSA Award."Ice Cream"This is the life story of Charice Pempengco, as portrayed by herself.
This is Charice's first acting appearance with Zsa Zsa Padilla and Rhap Salazar played as the role of her mother and younger brother. The story features about her growing up in a middle-class family before her successful singing career; the episode aired in June 2008."Teddy Bear"This is the story of comedian Pokwang, portrayed by herself."Kwintas" This is the first episode of Sarah Geronimo and marks the first on-screen tandem of her and John Lloyd Cruz."Gitara" This is the real life story of Tara Santelices, comatose for a year after being shot to the head by a mugger on August 6, 2008. She was portrayed by Karylle."Upuan" The episode of former senator Renato Cayetano, portrayed by Ronaldo Valdez about his battle with hepatitis and his son, Lino Cayetano's contribution to extend his life as portrayed by John Lloyd Cruz. This episode is directed by Lino himself; the Ninoy and Cory Aquino StoryOn January 23 and 30, 2010 a two-part episode of the life story of former Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr. and former President Corazon Aquino was aired for Cory's 77th Birthday.
The first part was "Kalapati" which featured the humble beginnings of the said couple, from their marriage up to their political conflicts. The second part was "Makinilya" which depicted the