“MMK” Wins In First Asian Academy Creative Awards

Maalaala Mo Kaya,” (“MMK”) Asia’s longest-running drama anthology that is known for chronicling real-life stories that feature the struggles and experiences of Filipinos from all walks of life, made history after winning Best Single Drama/Telemovie at the inaugural Asian Academy Creative Awards in Singapore last Thursday (December 6).

(L-R) Director Theodore Boborol, GMO business unit head Ginny Monteagudo-Ocampo, MMK business unit head Roda Dela Cerna, Maja Salvador and RSB business unit head Ruel S. Bayani.

The show’s winning entry is “Kotse-Kotsehan” (with international title “Toy Car”), a special two-part episode of “MMK” which depicted the two perspectives of a mother’s love for her children, and top billed by award-winning actress Angel Locsin and Dimples Romana.

Receiving the award, “MMK” business unit head Roda dela Cerna shared the recognition with the “two mothers who entrusted their life stories to MMK.” She also thanked the men and women behind the multi-awarded drama anthology.

MMK business unit head Roda dela Cerna. Photo by MJ Felipe

“MMK” qualified for the international gala finals after being declared the national winner in the said category last October.

The Asian Academy Creative Awards is being held at the 2018 Singapore Media Festival (SMF) and was created to “celebrate the best of Asian storytelling” and aims “to serve the creative industries as the pinnacle of their achievement in content creation and media production.”

Aside from the Asian Academy Creative Awards, “MMK” also won the Household Favorite award and the Anak TV Seal Awardee 2018 at the Anak TV Seal Awards on Friday (December 7).

The longest-running drama anthology in Asia, “MMK,” airs every Saturday on ABS-CBN.

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