PRESS STATEMENT FROM ABS-CBN:
EDGAR ALLAN PORTRAYS A CLOSET GAY IN MMK. "Cinemalaya 2011 Best Actor Edgar Allan Guzman will portray the character of a closet gay in Maalaala Mo Kaya this Saturday (September 22).
"Ritche (Edgar Allan) dreamt of being a seaman to prove to everyone, especially to his father, that even though he is gay, he can still succeed in life. But because of the fear of being insulted and belittled by his classmates, Ritche decided not to show his true identity.
"How hard is it for a young man seeking for the society’s approval to come out of the closet? Aside from Edgar Allan, this week’s MMK will also feature Lito Pimentel, Jobelle Salvador, Eda Nolan, Ryan Boyce, David Chua, Bryan Homecillo, Art Mendoza, Joseph Bitangcol, and Quintin Alianza. It was researched by Akeem del Rosario, written by Benson Logronio, and directed by Nick Olanka.
"Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK) airs after Wansapanataym on ABS-CBN."
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