Jun 2, 2012

ABS-CBN Stops Airing of MMK Rape of a Minor Episode, Replaces by Zaijian Jaranilla's Tour Guide Episode



ABS-CBN Stops Airing of MMK Rape of a Minor Episode, Replaces by Zaijian Jaranilla's Tour Guide Episode

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ABS-CBN's drama anthology show has postponed airing a sensitive episode dealing with the rape of a minor.

Maalaala Mo Kaya will not air the said episode this Saturday, June 2, since the episode will have to be reviewed first by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board.

Former Goin’ Bulilit child star Jane Oineza portrays the 15-year-old girl who was recurrently raped by her stepfather. She is joined in this episode by Angel Aquino, who is cast as her mother. Angel's character reportedly assisted her live-in partner while doing the act of rape.

Aside from Jane and Angel, this episode also stars Carlos Morales, RS Francisco, Vangie Labalan, Ana Abad Santos, Archie Alemania, Gerald Madrid, Jacko Benin, Kyline Alcantara, Liz Alindogan, Jesette Prospero, Minco Fabregas, and Elaine Quemuel. It was researched by Mae Rose Balanay, written by Benson Logronio, and directed by Nuel Naval.

Here is the official statement of the Kapamilya Network regarding this issue:

ABS-CBN has postponed the airing of this week's episode of 'Maalala Mo Kaya' pending a review by the MTRCB. We will be airing it once MTRCB gives the green light."

Instead of airing the sensitive episode on June 2, MMK will air an inspiring story of a hardworking young tour guide in Tuguegarao.

Zaijian Jaranilla portrays Andoy, a lonesome boy who grew up without a mother and was raised solely by his father, Jerry (Zoren Legaspi), who is seldom home.

Being left alone most of the time, Andoy decided to sign up as one of the tour guides in the famous Callao Cave without his father’s knowledge. Soon, Andoy became a well-known tour guide in their town.

But instead of being proud of his son’s achievement, Jerry is furious when he learns about the whole thing and even forces Andoy to quit his job.

This MMK episode will also star Wendy Valdez, Lui Manansala, NiƱa Dolino, Dionne Monsanto, and Kyle Balili. It was written by Joan Habana and directed by Emmanuel Palo.

Maalaala Mo Kaya airs after Wansapanataym on ABS-CBN.

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