Maalaala Mo Kaya is a Filipino drama program which was first aired in 1991 and has since been the longest running drama anthology on Philippine television.
For 17 years, the show has been aired on ABS-CBN and is hosted by Charo Santos-Concio. MMK has become a standard in Philippines drama. It airs every Saturday 9:15 to 10:30PM starting July 19, 2008 on ABS-CBN.
Charo Santos - dramatic actress, starting with her haunting performance in the 1976 Asian Film Festival Mike de Leon entry "Itim" where she won Best Actress. She also got the critics’ nod for Lino Brocka
’s Gumapang Ka Sa Lupa
where she also bagged another acting trophy for Best Supporting Actress. She reunited with Mike De Leon
and got rave reviews from discriminating critics of the 1981 Directors’ Fortnight
in the Cannes Film Festival
. While working for Vanguard Films, she was invited to join the newly-opened ABS CBN
Mrs. Santos-Concio has been credited in creating the station's top-rated programs and even Star Cinema’s box-office successes. She put together the station’s top-rating programs like Esperanza and Pangako Sa'yo and her film background proved handy in producing Star Cinema’s box-office hits like Anak. She is also the brains behind the most successful and longest-running TV drama anthology program Maalaala Mo Kaya, which she also hosts.
Today, Mrs. Santos-Concio is the president of ABS-CBN. She is the 5th and first woman president of the said network. When she was still Channel 2 head, she was responsible for total channel programming, on-air operations, and the overall revenue and profit delivery of Channel 2, which is the flagship station of ABS-CBN.
- The first episode of MMK was entitled "Rubber Shoes", starring Romnick Sarmenta and Vina Morales.
- Roderick Paulate was awarded by the Asian TV Awards as Best actor twice. First, for his promising performance for an MMK episode entitled "Abo" (Ash).
- Aiza Seguerra was also awarded by the Asian TV Awards as Best actress for her promising performance for an MMK episode entitled "Song book".
- The first MMK episode shot outside of the country was entitled "Pier 39", starring Judy Ann Santos and Piolo Pascual. It was filmed in San Francisco, California.
- The highest-rated episode of MMK was "Lobo" (Balloon) starring Regine Velasquez and Piolo Pascual with 47.9%.
- The movie version of MMK was released in 1994 starring Aiko Melendez, Richard Gomez and Chin Chin Gutierrez under Star Cinema.
- The Regalo episode topbilled by Vilma Santos and Maja Salvador was the most critically successful episode.
- Maja Salvador is currently dubbed as the "Suki ng MMK" for having 8 episodes on it. This just shows that Maja Salvador is one of the Top Teen Actresses of her generation.
- Gina Pareño was awarded Best Actress in a single performance by Asian TV Awards (2007) for her performance in the MMK episode "Rehas" (Cell).
- Gary Valenciano, who abandoned his acting career for singing, came back to performing in MMK's "Bag"
- KC Concepcion made her acting debut in an MMK episode, "Mansyon".
- Gabby Concepcion made his acting comeback in an MMK, episode, "Taxi".
- Charice Pempengco made her acting debut in her self-dramatisation episode in MMK entitled "Ice Cream".
- The April 27, 2006 episode was a dramatisation of the life of Sheila Mae Perez.
- PMPC Star Awards for TV
- KBP Golden Dove Award
- Catholic Mass Media Awards
- Asian TV Awards
- Seoul Drama Awards