Teacher Battles Rare Movement Disorder in Tear-Jerking “MMK” Episode

“MMK” features the story of a hardworking teacher whose whole life changed in an instant after he was diagnosed with a very rare condition this Saturday (December 12).

Action-drama prince Gerald Anderson topbills the episode as he plays Bert, a man with neurological movement disorder X-linked Dystonia Parkinsonism (XDP) or also known as Lubag Syndrome. Studies showed that XDP commonly affects Filipino male adults that manifest symptoms such as slurring, laborious walking, difficulty in handwriting, and involuntary muscle movements or contractions.

At an early age, Bert already aspired to become a teacher just like his parents. So he worked hard to reach for his dreams despite tough and challenging times along the way.

When he is already a teacher in his elementary Alma Mater, Bert would go beyond his duty as a teacher and acts as a second father to his students, helping them financially and emotionally.

Everything seemed to fall into place and was going smoothly until strange symptom started to manifest in his body that affected his teaching duties and everyday life.

Joining this “MMK” episode are Snooky Serna, Raikko Mateo, Kyle Banzon, EJ Jallorina, Veyda Inoval, Karla Cruz, Dale Badillio, Angelo Ilagan, Ronalissa Cheng, Trina Legaspi, Ellaine Quemel, and Lui Manansala. The episode is directed by Nuel Naval and written by Benson Logronio. “MMK” is led by business unit head Malou Santos.

“MMK” remains to be one of the most watched programs on weekends. Last Saturday (December 5), the program ruled its timeslot with a national TV rating of 27.8% vs rival’s 26%.

Don’t miss the longest-running drama anthology in Asia, “MMK,” every Saturday on ABS-CBN.

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Meanwhile, viewers may also catch up on full episodes and past episodes of “MMK” through ABS-CBNmobile. For more information, please go to www.abscbnmobile.com.

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