Coco's 'MMK' episode recognized in Seoul

Posted at 09/04/2012 7:38 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The “Maalala Mo Kaya” (MMK) episode of actor Coco Martin titled “Kamao” earned a special recognition at the recently concluded 7th Seoul International Drama Awards.

Actor Coco Martin

“MMK” business unit head Malou Santos shared the recognition to those whose inspiring stories have been immortalized in the longest-running drama anthology.

“We share this honor to the Filipino people who continue to awe us with their stories of hope and resilience. 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,” Santos said.

The “Kamao” episode was based from a true story of an underground boxer (Martin) who experienced pain in many forms since childhood.

Aside from Martin, “Kamao” also starred 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.

Meanwhile, the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union Prize also recognized another episode of “MMK” starring child actress Sharlene San Pedro.

The “T-Shirt” episode was one of the finalists under the Television Special Jury Prizes category.

The finals of Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union Prize will be held in Seoul on October 16.