Charo Santos-Concio announces end of an era in Philippine TV as MMK will air its final episode on December 10.
The longest-running drama anthology in Asia will be coming to an end as host Charo Santos-Concio announced that “MMK,” will be bidding farewell from Philippine television after 31 years.
Santos-Concio dropped the news through her personal Instagram account in a minute and a half video on November 21.
“Hindi na po mabilang ang nasalaysay na kuwento dito sa ‘MMK’ — mga kuwentong totoo, mga salamin ng sarili ninyong buhay na nagbigay ng aral at ng panibagong pag-asa,” she opened the video.
“Kami po ay tagapaghatid lang ng mga kuwento,” Santos-Concio said. “Kung mauulit man ang lahat, hindi po ako magdadalawang isip na piliin muli ang role na ito. Kulang po ang tatlumpu’t isang taon para magpasalamat sa inyo.”
“MMK,” premiered in May 1991 on ABS-CBN originally titled “Maalaala Mo Kaya,” featured real-life story of letter senders which were dramatized by actors in each of the episodes that were produced weekly.
A steady rise in popularity led to the expansion outside of television broadcast as the show was adapted into a radio drama, then a movie which premiered in 1994, and a comic book, among others, reported Rappler.
“Gusto ko pong magbigay-pugay sa lahat ng nagpadala ng sulat, sa aming mga direktor, writers, researchers, production staff, at sa lahat ng naging bahagi ng aming programa.”
“Sa mga artistang gumanap, maraming, maraming salamat. Sa management ng ABS-CBN, sa aming mga sponsors at higit sa lahat sa inyong mga tagapanood, kayo po ang nagsabing makahulugan sa inyo ang aming ginagawa,” she said.
Through its decades-long run, “MMK,” has been a factor in kickstarting the careers of prominent actors as the show has been recognized internationally and locally for both its actors and production team.
Just recently, ABS-CBN News announced that “MMK” will be airing in 42 African countries beginning in January 2023, with Santos-Concio dubbing her lines in English.
However, as all good things must come to an end, “MMK,” has reached its threshold and leading up to its December 10 finale, the show will first air a three-part episode starting November 26 to mark its 31st anniversary.
“Salamat po sa lahat ng nakaraan at sa anumang paraan na maaaaring pa tayong muling magkita. Ito po si Charo Santos, ang inyong tagahanga at tagapag-kuwento,” she then ended.
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