Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Jairus Aquino is optimistic despite having rare muscle disease in 'MMK'

Jairus Aquino will inspire young viewers to strive hard for their dreams amid challenges in the upcoming “Maalaala Mo Kaya” episode this Saturday (January 10).

Jairus Aquino - MMK

Jairus will portray the character of Andre who has always lived life happily despite having difficulty walking because of a rare muscle disease called Muscular Dystrophy. He grew up to be an optimistic student, and his father Rodolfo (to be played by Dominic Ochoa), was always at his side to lift his spirits up with constant love and encouragement.

How will Andre deal with life’s challenges when his ultimate source of strength, his father, suddenly leaves his side? Will he succumb to hopelessness, or will he continue to reach for the dreams that his father envisioned for him?

Also starring in the upcoming “MMK” episode are Lara Quigaman, Eliza Pineda, Angelo Ilagan, and JB Agustin. The episode is directed by Raz de la Torre and written by Mary Rose Colindres.

“MMK” is led by business unit head Malou Santos and creative manager Mel Mendoza-del Rosario.

Capturing the hearts of Filipino viewers all over the world for the past 23 years, “Maalaala Mo Kaya” has legions of fans from different generations who cried, laughed, fell in love, and got inspired through the real-life narratives of the show’s letter-senders.

Don’t miss the longest-running drama anthology in Asia, “MMK,” every Saturday, 7:15PM, after “Home Sweetie Home” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to, follow @MMKOfficial on Twitter, and “like” Tweet your thoughts about this Saturday’s episode by using the hashtag #MMKDreamBig.

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

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