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Raz takes his love and penchant for storytelling to both the small and the big screen. His repertoire is vast and varied. His body of work spans television and film; from the mainstream to the independent scene, from the dramatic to the hilarious, from fiction to news and current affairs. After all, Raz is nothing if not versatile. Who else can claim to have written and/or shot films about a covert life overseas, love from opposite sides of the tracks, sustainable energy, and a secret agent tasked to recover the bolo of Lapu-Lapu, among a myriad of many other things?

Executive Producer: Raz de la Torre
Host: Senator Loren Legarda
2015 to Present

DAYAW, conceptualized and hosted by Senator Legarda, and produced by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and ANC, is a six-part, 30-minute weekly documentary series that focuses on the preservation of the country’s culture and heritage.

Now on its sixth season, Dayaw is shown every Thursday, 6:30PM on ANC and ANC HD, with livestreaming on abs-cbnnews.com/live and on ANC’s Facebook page, and simultaneously on The Filipino Channel (TFC). Replays on Thursday 10:30PM, Friday 1:30AM and 2:30PM, Saturday 3AM and 8:30AM, Sunday 11:30AM, Tuesday 1:30PM and Wednesday 11:30PM.

 

View the FULL EPISODES, from Season 1 to present, HERE:

 

Directed by Raz de la Torre
Starring Claudine Barretto, Jameson Blake
2019 April 27

RJ didn’t really like dancing as a kid. But seeing how it brought so much joy to his adoptive mother, Mama Vhing, RJ nurtured a burning passion for dancesport.

When RJ, at his young age, got diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome, a condition that could lead to paralysis or death, it felt like it was the end of all of RJ’s dreams.

So what does a young man like RJ do when life deals him with a condition that prevents him from fulfilling his dreams? He searches for a motivation far bigger than his illness.

This Saturday, April 27, watch how RJ beat the impossible.

Starring Jameson Blake, and in her much awaited television comeback… Ms. Claudine Barretto. With Ces Quesada, JJ Quilantang, Regine Tolentino, Kathleen Hermosa, John Bermundo, Art Guma.

Written by Mary Rose Colindres and Ruel Montañez, Researched by Chin Quezon and Kevin Alambra. Executive Producer Kat Juban, Creative Manager Don Cuaresma, and Business Unit Head Ruel S. Bayani.

#MMKDanceForLife #RSBDramaUnit

Directed by Raz de la Torre
Starring Shaina Magdayao, RK Bagatsing
2018 December 01

This December 1, as we observe World AIDS Day, let the life story of Sheila teach you the most important things everyone should know about HIV.

You see, Sheila has HIV.

She was never promiscuous.
She was never unfaithful.
She is not homosexual.
She is not a drug addict.
And most importantly, she is not a bad person.

But Sheila has HIV. And so does her daughter.

Is this the end of Sheila and Lyka’s lives? Must they live the rest of it in hiding?

 

Directed by Raz de la Torre
Starring Yves Flores, Amy Austria
2018 November 03

Where Christian and his family reside, people believe in manananggal, kulam, sanib, and many other mysterious things. When a strange condition befalls his mother Raquel, Christian and his family turn to the traditions and superstitions their culture believes in, but still find no answers. They begin to doubt themselves, and start to lose faith in one another.

Will this inexplicable ordeal break their family apart, or will their faith see them through?

Directed by Raz de la Torre
Starring Mark Neumann, Nanding Josef, Peewee O’Hara, John Arcilla
2018 September 22

Joseph grew up with nothing, but his lolo and lola made sure that their material inadequacy was compensated by what mattered more: love and unfaltering support. And sometimes, that’s all the foundation one needs to see them through life.

Joseph’s love for his Lolo Chimong and Lola Menang is a testament to how much we Filipinos value our grandparents. Joseph devoted all his life and life’s work to honor the love they showered him and the values they taught him. But with the years catching up to them, will Joseph fulfil his and their dreams in time to make Lolo Chimong and Lola Menang proud of him?

 

Directed by Raz de la Torre
Starring Joseph Marco, Ryza Cenon
2018 July 28

Marlon has always been the object of ridicule. He lived with Tourette’s Syndrome without even knowing what it was. Still, Marlon fought through all the alienation and humiliation with patience and kindness. He is patient because it allows him to survive the world’s cruelty. He is kind because that’s just how much better he is than the rest of us.

But patience and kindness are not enough to raise a family. The frustration soon breaks him because he can’t stand not being able to provide his family the life they deserve.

Marlon wants to prove that having TS does not make him any less capable. Not for himself, but to provide a good life to the people who depend on him, and those who continue to believe in him.

 

 

Directed by Raz de la Torre
Starring Coleen Garcia, Billy Crawford, Junjun Quintana
2018 July 21

Remy fell in love and got her heart broken by Allan. She no longer had any interest in going through all the pain that came with love when Nathan came into her life with not just a promise of love, but a promise to wait for as long as it took.

So Nathan waits… until Allan returns – changed, remorseful and with a promise of his own: to be a better man.

Which love deserves to be rewarded?
The love you want, or the love you deserve?
The love who’s been patient, or the love who changed to be deserving of you?

Directed by Raz de la Torre
Starring Janella Salvador, Assunta de Rossi, Tirso Cruz III
2018 July 07

When a parent fills a child’s life with wonder, a child does not see it as indulgence, but as proof of their faith in them. A commitment to always believe in them.

But Rosela’s father wasn’t always there. She was barely a teenager when Ruperto died, taking with him all the magic that filled her young life. Her mother Josie struggled to deal with the realities of their new life, leaving Rosela desperately in need of someone who will believe in the amazing things she is capable of.

Rosela’s quest to make people believe in magic is a plea for someone to believe in her.

Directed by Raz de la Torre
Starring Maris Racal, Jameson Blake
2018 June 16

On the surface, it’s so easy to dismiss that “Titibo-Tibo” is just another song. But like most songs, it charts a very personal story. This Himig Handog 2017 winning song depicts the journey of Tin. All her life, she struggled for validation. For her choices and happiness to be respected. For her identity to be acknowledged.

Watch Tin’s story and acknowledge – and respect – that stories like hers exist.

 

Directed by Raz de la Torre
Starring Enchong Dee, Ina Raymundo, Epy Quizon
2018 May 05

People with disabilities often lose in life not because of failure, but because people fail them.

All his life, everyone around Ven defined him by his disability, and all his life, he defied them. He proved that given a chance, someone like him can also bloom and flourish.

Directed by Raz de la Torre
Starring RK Bagatsing, Gina Pareño
2018 April 24

Harry’s father fell ill while working in Saudi. His mother decided to follow him, and never came back. Even after Harry’s father returned, he didn’t hear from his mother. Then not long after that, Harry lost his father to lymphoma.

Despite all that, Harry never allowed his life’s failures and disappointments to bring him down. Just like his passion for surfing has taught him, he paddled on and rode the waves that came crashing in.

Until this same carefree attitude leads to an accident and the amputation of his left arm.

Can someone who has lost everything, lost at everything, afford to lose any more?

Directed by Raz de la Torre
Starring Neil Coleta, Alora Sasam
2018 April 07

Jeffrey fell in love with Ashley not just because of her persistence and devotion, but especially because of the courage she showed when she pursued him against all judgment. But for their like, it seems there is no escape from society’s prejudice. Neither can they cheat their way to society’s acceptance. Jeffrey is gay and Ashley is a lesbian. It doesn’t matter that they’re man and woman… Jeffrey, Ashley and their love will always be an aberration.

Can love ever win in a society wired to shun those who are different?

Directed by Raz de la Torre
Starring Sharlene San Pedro, Dominic Ochoa
2018 February 24

Sometimes, our dreams do more than give us motivation.

Joy started running to give her father reason to smile and be proud. It wasn’t until she started winning did she realize she raced to run away from pain. This is the story of the Philippines’ first marathon Olympian, Mary Joy Tabal.

Directed by Raz de la Torre
Starring Janella Salvador, Elmo Magalona
2018 February 03

Why do we think so little of puppy love? Is it because it’s not really love? Or is it because it’s not meant to last forever?

Daisy met Darling when they were 5, and she knew for certain that he was the one she will marry someday. But will grown up Daisy still keep faith in her love for him when she realizes that people don’t always grow up to be the same person they knew at five.

Directed by Raz de la Torre
Starring Dominic Ochoa, Patrick Sugui
2017 December 16

Before becoming the sought-after designer that he is today, Rey Michael Leyva struggled to embrace his identity.

Rey looked up to the courage and persistence his brother Brian showed in pursuing his passion despite their own family’s disapproval. When he was presented the chance to continue Brian’s dream, Rey took it up like it was his own. But is it enough to finally gain him the acceptance and support of his family?

Directed by Raz de la Torre
Starring Iza Calzado, Nonie Buencamino, Maris Racal
2017 November 18

We’ve heard it said: You always have a choice.

But when a fourteen-year-old girl is raped by her uncle and disowned by her own mother, what choices are left with her? Hazel was abused by one man after another, leading and imprisoning her to a life as a prostitute. When an abuser takes someone’s innocence and dignity, he also robs her of choices.

Can we really blame Hazel for the fate she suffers? Can someone like Hazel ever take her life back?

Directed by Raz de la Torre
Starring Ariel Rivera, Sunshine Cruz
2017 October 07

Should our mistakes conclude our lives?

Despite being a simple man, Merto was able to rely on his diligence and resourcefulness to make something of himself. He was a good provider to his wife Marlene and their children until gambling took him away from the things that mattered to him.

Can Merto ever make it up to his family after falling victim to his addiction?
 

Directed by Raz de la Torre
Starring Vina Morales, Adrian Alandy, Amy Nobleza
2017 August 19

The story of The Voice Teens’ Mica Becerro.

Directed by Raz de la Torre
Starring Christian Bables, Gloria Diaz, Ritz Azul
2017 August 12

We all desire something. For Ben, it was the limelight. Growing up in a family of prominent entertainment personalities, he craved to also be loved and admired by many. It did not matter if the only place he could find it was on the stage of a gay bar.

How can someone find love and acceptance if he can’t even accept himself?

Directed by Raz de la Torre
Starring Jana Agoncillo, Amy Austria, Michael De Mesa
2017 July 08

Adelle’s family didn’t have much, but what they lacked in possessions, they made up in love. Her father Manuel raised them to value the importance of taking their meals as a family.

But such is life that it is hardest on those who deserve it least. The seats around their table are soon vacated one by one. And like the little things in our lives – like family itself – they start to take them for granted.

Let Adelle’s family teach us that a gathering around the dinner table is not just about a meal. It is about togetherness.

Directed by Raz de la Torre
Starring Elisse Joson, Mccoy De Leon
2017 June 10

When a Poser falls in love, can you trust that it’s real? And when a Poser breaks a heart, is the pain any less real?

Josh was instantly attracted to Sophia Esconde when they first became friends online, but it was Rose, the girl behind Sophia, that he ultimately became friends with.

You see, Sophia isn’t real. But Josh’s growing love for Sophia is. What happens when Rose falls in love with Josh? In this love triangle of two, shouldn’t it be easy for Josh to fall in love with Rose, too?

Directed by Raz de la Torre
Starring Maymay Entrata, Vina Morales, Dante Rivero
2017 March 25

Showbizness has always been about the beautiful and talented. But today’s landscape, with reality television and realtime audience feedback via SMS and social media, has made the entertainment industry the Mecca for the everyday dreamer.

This is who Maymay Entrata is. She represents the ordinary Filipino who dreams.

To dream and then make it in showbizness is by itself no longer extraordinary. But it is another thing to be a winner. And that’s what makes Maymay truly special. She is a winner, but not in the way most people probably think, having won Pinoy Big Brother Lucky Season 7.

Maymay is a winner of hearts.

Directed by Raz de la Torre
Starring Erich Gonzales, Geoff Eigenmann
2017 March  11

Society’s judgment can be more crippling than the mistakes we make in life.

When Vin-zl became a mother at 17, what disappointed her more than having her future plans interrupted by the unexpected pregnancy was the knowledge that she was repeating the same mistakes made by her mother and sister. No one was harder on her than Vin-zl herself, but she also refused to equate her teenage pregnancy to failure. So instead of treating her love child like a scarlet letter, she took her daughter to college – literally.

But the world is harsh on young, unwed mothers like Vin-zl. Can she prevent society’s judgment and reduced expectations from becoming prophecies?

Directed by Raz de la Torre
Starring Zaijian Jaranilla, Belle Mariano
2017 February 04

At what age is love real love?

It is instant attraction when thirteen-year old Mart first meets twelve-year old Sandra, played by Zaijian Jaranilla and Belle Mariano. As prepubescent kids, they spend their summer and Christmas vacations playing street games. But their affection for each other grows so strong that Mart starts to feel the overwhelming urge to take it a step further. But are they ready for a committed relationship at their tender young age? Is young love still cute and innocent after they experience all the complications of romantic love, from the joys and kilig to betrayals and heartaches?

Directed by Raz de la Torre
Starring Claudine Barretto, Dominic Ochoa
2016 December 24

For reasons only God knows, some people who seem to deserve it less are sometimes dealt the harder blows in life. Norberto never knew luxury, but he had always worked hard. Lorena had a modest life, and had always been self-sufficient. They lived their life with only their love for each other and their family as their only certainty.

In 2013, Yolanda tore apart Norberto and Lorena’s family. It would be years before they found each other again.

Awaken compassion from your jaded hearts and remember our fellowmen whose Christmases will forever be reminders of the tragedies they survived.

Directed by Raz de la Torre
Starring Sue Ramirez, Nash Aguas
2016 November 05

The story of how a sickness polarizes one family, and how art brings them back together.

Directed by Raz de la Torre
Starring Jc de Vera, Irma Adlawan
2016 October 01

Joseph grew up with nothing, but he strived to become the best version of himself. He triumphed over everything that life threw at him and gained everything he ever wanted from it, until came up against something he can never overcome.

Or can he?

Directed by Raz de la Torre
Starring Sofia Andres, Diego Loyzaga
2016 September 03

Let this episode remind you how it feels to be kilig. Para sa lahat ng mga na-in love sa kanilang best friend…

Directed by Raz de la Torre
Starring Xian Lim, Lara Quigaman
2016 August 06

Mundoy was told of his life’s deadline when he was 6 years old. Instead of wasting away until he met his end, he decided to do all he can to fulfill his dream of being heard on the radio. But sometimes, however we want and work on achieving something, it’s just not meant for us.

For all those whoever dreamed and failed and kept on dreaming, watch the frustrating journey of a DJ wannabe.

 

Directed by Raz de la Torre
Starring Jai Agpangan, Joj Agpangan, Ronnie Alonte
2016 July 09

Paano kung ang kambal, maging magkaribal?

 

 

Directed by Raz de la Torre
Starring Jane Oineza, Amy Austria
2017 July 02

Naning never slept on a real bed, never had a real roof above her head. She never had four sturdy walls to protect her from heat and cold, and wind and rain. She never had an address.

Naning is one of those people who knew nothing but to live life in vulnerability and uncertainty. Every day, Naning and her family had no choice but to conquer all the adversities the streets throw their way. These every day triumphs and display of resilience become so commonplace, so ordinary, that we who walk past them grow blind to the immensity of their daily struggles. Until soon, we grow blind to their very presence.

But just a few months ago, Naning, who lived her entire life in the streets of Quiapo, walked on a public stage to claim her college diploma.

Open your eyes and see the world around you. Open your eyes, and see invisible Naning… her world, her dreams, her triumph.

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Starring Nora Aunor, Joel Torre
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
2016 May 07

What is left of a mother who, after devoting all her waking hours to her children, finds them all dying one after the other? How do you find reason to live when all your life has been about being a mother to these children God has now chosen to take back from you?

Yolly and Nick both want nothing more than to start a happy family. But when their first child is born with Down Syndrome, they realize it will demand so much more from them as parents.

Yolly takes on the responsibility whole heartedly, but still reels when her second child is also born with special needs, diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and epilepsy. She gives birth to a third child, also with Cerebral Palsy, and though her fourth child is of normal health, her fifth and youngest child Hazel is also diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.

This is my third Mother’s Day episode for MMK. I’ve always been proud of my episodes about motherhood, but this year is extra special because of the awesome, heartbreaking journey of Yolly as a mother…

Because it is our veteran researcher Akeem’s first ever teleplay credit…

And because Yolly will be portrayed by no less than the Superstar, Miss Nora Aunor. It doesn’t get any better than this.

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Starring Angel Aquino, Valerie Concepcion
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
2016 April 02

“Who finds a faithful friend finds a treasure.”

The best of friendships sees beyond differences of language and culture, and most certainly stands the test of time.

 

 

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Starring Sunshine Cruz, Mariel Pamintuan
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
2016 March 05

Motherhood, in all its greatness, is not enough to overwhelm the trauma of rape. While perhaps not true for all who have been victims of this crime, Sally is a testament to this, living under the shadow of this experience from such a young age.

But the biggest tragedy of her story is not the violation of her body and her innocence. The even bigger tragedy is that after growing up deprived of affection by her own mother, Lydia, Sally’s rape leaves her with scars that disable her from showering her own son with that which she craved for all her life – the love of a mother.

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Starring Dimples Romana, Marvin Agustin
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
2016 February 06

More than a public servant…

a lawyer…

or a patriot…

Leni Robredo is a mother.

 

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Starring Joros Gamboa, Roxanne Guinoo
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
2016 January 23

We often don’t realise that it is just as rare to find genuine friendships as it is everlasting love. Sashi and Fats prove this is possible even between two people who are rivals in love.

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Starring Arjo Atayde, Assunta De Rossi, Joshua Garcia
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
2016 January 2

How does one bounce back from a life laced with infidelity, betrayal, intrigue, sorcery, evil, murder, abandonment, mystery and heartbreak? Pablo proves one can in the most interesting story I’ve ever directed for MMK.

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Starring Francis Zoren Legaspi, Gelli de Belen
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
2015 December 19

Like the star of Bethlehem, watch how the twinkling lights of the parol brought Rolando back home… to his rightful place as the Parol King.

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Starring  Miles Ocampo, Iñigo Pascual
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
2015 November 21

A young man who stu-stu-stuttered to say what was in his mind and heart all his life will discover the power of speech when he finally learns to love. But is he also ready for what romantic love has in store for him? Will he be able to speak of his feelings when he loses that which gave him his voice?

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Starring Aiko Melendez, Sarah Lahbati, Francine Prieto
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
2015 October 17

Singers are storytellers. With every song they sing, they bring to life the joy, sorrow and love that are found in its words and melody. Monica Sacay learned this from her mother Myrna early on. And with a beautiful voice that bore the scars of her own tragic life, it was what brought her to stardom. But fame and fortune makes one forget, and it will introduce Monica to the heartbreak that comes from having a dream snatched away.

Is there a second chance for Monica who has gone through so much pain in life, or will Monica finally learn to let go of her dream and rest her weary heart?

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Starring Maris Racal, Manolo Pedrosa, Irma Adlawan
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
2015 August 22

Have you ever had a crush on a guy who liked guys?

Zaira likes Arnie even though she knows he is gay. Accepting Arnie’s sexual orientation seems like the most difficult part of Zaira’s decision to pursue him, but she learns that it’s not nearly as complicated as defining what it is she and Arnie feel for each other, dealing with the criticisms of their friends and family, and coming to terms with the prejudices and emotional scars she never knew she had.

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Starring Joey Marquez, Patrick Garcia, Ara Mina
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
2015 July 04

As many as the words we often leave unsaid are the volumes we speak through our inadvertent actions. This couldn’t be truer than many father-son relationships, like the story of Renato and Macky.

When Macky’s mother died, Renato lost not only a partner but his emotional anchor as well. The immensity of his loss and his struggles as head of the family took a toll on his relationship with his kids. How can Renato begin to reach out to his children who’ve grown insecure of his love? Especially Macky, his stepson, who’s begun to question if Renato ever truly loved him as his own.

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Starring Francis Magundayao, Angel Aquino
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
2015 March 21

There is a fan in all of us. But Francis is no ordinary fan.

At least not based on most people’s biases, including mine. He comes from a loving home. He is an academic achiever and studies in the country’s premiere state university.

Francis is not an ordinary fan also because he takes his fanaticism to unbelievable levels that, for most of us, only affirms why the fan culture so alien and beneath us. Francis’ devotion to his showbiz idols eventually leads him to weave complicated lies that only take him further away from genuine fulfillment. It is these mistakes and bad decisions that eventually starts his journey to self-discovery. Now isn’t that story true for every one of us?

There is a fan in all of us, and there is a real, human journey in every Dakilang Fan.

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Starring Shaina Magdayao, JC De Vera
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
2015 February 28

Andrew has harbored feelings for Bea since their freshmen days, but he never got the opportunity to confess his feelings for her. It always seems to be the wrong time or circumstance…

When fate finally hands Andrew the chance to profess his love to Bea, will he grab it despite the adversity of her present circumstance? Will his patience and long wait finally reward him the happy end he’s always hoped for with her?

A story told from the uncommon perspective of a man in love…

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Starring Alex Gonzaga, Matteo Guidecelli
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
2015 January 31

A wedding proclaims to the world and commits to God two lovers’ promise of forever. What happens when real life comes between them and this promise? Will love prevail?

Celyn and Marlon’s relationship had always been guided by a promise of not just love, but of a marriage blessed by God. Watch the story that led this Showtime Couple to their 1M win and see the real story behind their made-for-TV fairy tale happy ending.

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Starring Jairus Aquino, Dominic Ochoa, Precious Larra Quigaman
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
2015 January 10

When everyone expected him to just wither… when he himself felt his body giving up on him… Andre drew the strength to live and the inspiration to dream from his father, Rodolfo. Muscular dystrophy subjected Andre to an interminable misery of body and spirit, but he amazingly endured all of it because of Rodolfo’s faith in him.

So how does one continue to stand up to all this suffering when the crutch you’ve been leaning on is taken away?

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Starring Julia Barretto, Iñigo Pascual
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
2014 November 29

When an adolescent first experiences the unadulterated pleasures (and pains) of falling in love, is there anything big enough to receive all the things the heart will be pouring out? Apparently, the pages of a diary are.

Watch Barretto and Pascual once again come together in this wildly enjoyable story, but for the first time, in the form of second generation showbiz royalties, Julia and Iñigo.

Julia & Iñigo#MMKDiary

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Starring Sunshine Cruz, Gardo Versoza, Nikki Valdez
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
2014 November 22

Sometimes, we don’t know we’re being abused. Cynthia’s own mother instilled in her the belief that luxury and material security equated to love, and this imprisoned her in an oppressive marriage.

How do you find the courage to stand up against abuse when you were never empowered to be your own person?

Cynthia's hardships

#MMKAgainstTheOdds

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Starring Maxene Magalona, Bembol Roco, Shamaine Buencamino
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
2014 November 08

To all of you NURSES… to us who have family, relatives, and friends who are nurses… and to those of us who, at one point in our lives, received the care of a nurse… Watch their plight depicted through the story of Fatima Palma, the Nurse Rapper.

image#MMKNurseRapper

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Starring Jane Oineza, Marlo Mortel, Andrea del Rosario
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
25 October 2014

When you’re faced with the certainty of the end, is there any use for hope?

Hanging on to hope is easier said than done, Paolo attests, lamenting for the most appropriate reason one could ever find. He rediscovers hope and his zest for life when he meets Rovil who, like him, was also diagnosed with leukemia. But what if that empathy and companionship grows to something more. Can their fragile hearts still bear to take on something as immense as love?

MMK Little Infinity - Parang yakap ko#MMKLittleInfinity

Post-Father’s Day Episode
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Starring Jairus Aquino, Zoren Legaspi, Assunta de Rossi
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
21 June 2014

We often struggle to justify to our parents the choices that we make for ourselves, especially in our youth. While we trust that they want nothing but the best for us, sometimes, our heart urges us to pursue dreams outside the conventions.

When young Dandoy, earnestly played by Jairus Aquino, first felt the stoke from riding a skimboard, then later on, the longboard, he knew that it was where he belonged. Can his father Bibi, played by Zoren Legaspi, be faulted for denying the boy his support, when this interest has led Dandoy to turn his back on education?

Whose dreams must prevail?

Bibi disapproves of Dandoy's Longboard

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Mother’s Day Special
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Starring Carmina Villaroel, Bernard Palanca, Yam Concepcion
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
10 May 2014

How can women do the things they do in relationships? Why do wives choose to suffer through repeated betrayals instead of breaking free from it? Can mothers do things that would hurt their own children, their own flesh and blood?

Our mothers are as frail as they are strong, especially when it comes to us, their children. Be touched and inspired by Dina’s brand of motherhood in MMK (The Official)‘s Mother’s Day Special, see how wondrous motherhood truly is, and the salvation one can find in genuine, unconditional love. A love so generous and a heart so immense that she can find space for her husband’s children from another woman.

MMK - Pangalawang Ina - 2

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Starring Coney Reyes, Bembol Roco, Tommy Abuel
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
29 March 2014

What is great love like? Is it unconditional, selfless devotion that honours and nurtures you? Or is it relentless and passionate… reckless but undying?

Can great love cause you pain? Does great love survive death?

Angie and Bert’s love was so great that they believed only death could come between them, but it was Nanding who stayed faithful and unflinching in his devotion to Angie. How does one know which love to honour?

MMK - Sorry My Love 3

(Trailer)

DIRECTOR
Starring Gina Pareño, Dante Rivero, Sunshine Garcia, Rodjun Cruz
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
03 November 2012

An inspiring story that features a kind of love that is worth fighting for… Featuring the incomparable Gina Pareño & Dante Rivero.

(Trailer)

DIRECTOR
Starring Angeline Quinto, Jason Abalos
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
11 August 2012

Tonight’s MMK (The Official)’s episode is extra special: First, it is the TV acting debut of Angeline Quinto… And because with it, we join the celebration of the World Indigenous People’s Day… Because we endured three days of taping during intermittend rainshowers and ankle deep mud up the mountains of Bulacan & Rizal… Because it was my first out-of-town, multi-tasking shoot for the show… Because it features the acting debut of PBB teens’ Alec & Roy… Because it is the first time MMK is featuring a story about the Bagobos… And most importantly, because it is a beautiful story I very much enjoyed shooting despite the most trying circumstances.

Here it is! The TAKE ONE Behind The Scenes feature on our latest film, “Won’t Last A Day Without You” starring Gerald Anderson & Sarah Geronimo. In cinemas nationwide on 30 November 2011. Rated General Patronage (GP) by the MTRCB, so bring everyone in the family!

(Behind The Scenes)

DIRECTOR, WRITER
Starring Gerald Anderson, Sarah Geronimo, Joey de Leon
Star Cinema, Viva Vilms / 35mm colour / approx. 90 mins / Feature Narrative
30 November 2011

School of Karahi- extract from Seemab on Vimeo.

(Excerpts)

PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Directed by Seemab Gul
LFS / 35mm / 15 mins / Short Film
January 2010

(Entire Film)

DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER (uncredited), EDITOR (uncredited)
London Film School (LFS) / 16mm colour / 14 mins 05 secs / Short Documentary
*Winner, 3rd Prize – Documentary Category, 21st CCP Alternative Film & Video (Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video)
May 2011

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/29299250[/vimeo]

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CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Starring Vhong Navarro, Makisig Morales, Valerie Concepcion; Directed by Gilbert Perez
Star Cinema / Video / 99 mins / Feature Film
22 March 2008

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpJy-9K4XYI[/youtube]

(Trailer)

WRITER
Starring Toni Gonzaga, Sam Milby, Zanjoe Marudo

Star Cinema / 35mm colour / 103 mins / Feature Narrative
28 February 2007

(Trailer)

WRITER
Starring Vhong Navarro, Mariel Rodriguez, Pokwang
Directed by Joyce Bernal

Star Cinema / 35mm colour / 93 mins / Feature Narrative
17 January 2007

(Trailer)

DIRECTOR
Starring Rosanna Roces, Gary Estrada
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
2013 January 19

Can a simple puppy love survive and be rekindled after 36 years? Sa kanilang muling pagkikita, sundan ang isang linggong pag-ibig ni Gina at Freddie. A one-week love affair to remember.

(Trailer)

DIRECTOR
Starring Laurice Guillen, Charee Pineda, Janus del Prado
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
10 September 2011

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Father’s Day Presentation
(Trailer)

DIRECTOR
Starring Matt Evans, Jaclyn Jose, William Lorenzo
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
16 June 2012

A young man is forced to grow up too soon and be the patriarch his father never was to their family. Can there be forgiveness for the father who shattered their home with anger and violence?

(Trailer)

DIRECTOR
Starring Vina Morales, Gina Pareño, Boots Anson-Roa, Mark Gil
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
25 February 2012

A beautiful story depicting the journey of a woman who keeps running away in search of a place to where she will belong – something many of us might find very familiar.

(Trailer)

DIRECTOR
Starring Sam Milby, Jessy Mendiola, Mickey Ferriols, Lito Pimentel, Aldred Gatchalian, Lauren Uy
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
04 February 2012

(Trailer)

I know they didn’t mention me, pero promise, I directed this movie, hehe….

DIRECTOR, WRITER
Starring Gerald Anderson, Sarah Geronimo, Joey de Leon
Star Cinema, Viva Vilms / 35mm colour / approx. 90 mins / Feature Narrative
30 November 2011

(Trailer)

DIRECTOR
Starring Carl John Barrameda, Maliksi Morales
ABS-CBN – Maalaala Mo Kaya / HD / approx. 60 mins / Television Anthology Episode
30 July 2011

An amusing but poignant story about a sibling bond, particularly that of twin brothers Edison and Eric.

Directed by Raz de la Torre
Starring Ethel Cuevas Pantino, Skyzx Labastilla
30 July 2011

This is the story of Sister Eva Maamo who devoted her life to helping our indigenous peoples.

(Trailer)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, HEADWRITER, DIRECTOR
Two-part Documentary
ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) / HD / approx. 27 mins each episode / Television Documentary
22 & 23 June 2011

(Trailer)

CAMERA OPERATOR
Directed by Rohit Gill
London Film School (LFS) / 16mm colour / 18 mins / Short Narrative
May 2011

(Behind The Scenes)

DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, WRITER, EDITOR (uncredited)
Starring Ethel Pantino, Joem Bascon, Maricar de Mesa, John Manalo
Istorya, London Film School (LFS) / 35mm colour / 40 mins / Short Narrative
August 2010

(Trailer)

WRITER
Starring John Lloyd Cruz, Sarah Geronimo; Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina
Star Cinema, Viva Films / 35mm colour / 106 mins / Feature Narrative
30 July 2008

(Excerpts)

WRITER
Starring John Lloyd Cruz, Sarah Geronimo; Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina
Star Cinema, Viva Films / 35mm colour / 106 mins / Feature Narrative
30 July 2008

(Behind The Scenes)

WRITER
Starring Toni Gonzaga, Sam Milby, Zanjoe Marudo; Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina

Star Cinema / 35mm colour / 103 mins / Feature Narrative
28 February 2007

(Trailer)

WRITER
Starring Toni Gonzaga, Sam Milby; Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina
Star Cinema / 35mm colour / 110 mins / Feature Narrative
30 August 2006

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/29307627[/vimeo]

(Behind The Scenes)

WRITER
Starring Toni Gonzaga, Sam Milby; Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina
Star Cinema / 35mm colour / 110 mins / Feature Narrative
30 August 2006

http://www.youtube.com/embed/tmuSgjqKkSA

(Trailer)

DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, WRITER, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY (uncredited), EDITOR (uncredited)
Produksyong Kathang Isip / video / approx. 27 mins / Short Narrative
July 2006

https://vimeo.com/30428169

(Entire Video)

ACTOR
With Rey Agapay, Patrick Balo and Alexa Porto; Music by Sara Aunario.
Dulaang Kapiterya 2004 – UP CMC Media Center / Stage Play
2004

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/30419978[/vimeo]

(Entire Video)

DIRECTOR, WRITER, PERFORMER
SIF-ASEAN Student Fellowship 2002 “ASEAN Nite” – Le Meridien Hotel / Live Show
17 October 2002

(Entire Video)

DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, WRITER, VIDEOGRAPHER, EDITOR
Documentary Thesis, UP College of Mass Communication
*Nominee – Best Video (Documentary), 2001 Catholic Mass Media Student Awards
UP-CMC / Video / 33 mins 29 secs / Short Documentary
April 2001

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