"Maalaala Mo Kaya" wins Special Drama Award in Seoul


(From left) Sid Lucero, Gina Pareño, and Jhong Hilario starin the Maalaala Mo Kaya episode "Rehas" that bagged the SpecialAward in Drama during the 2007 Seoul Drama Awards.


Atrue story about a mother taking care of her threementally sick children earned recognition in the recently concluded Seoul DramaAwards organized by the Korean Broadcasters Association.

ABS-CBN's MaalaalaMo Kaya won the Special Award in Drama during ceremonies held in Seoul,South Korea, last August 28. The episode "Rehas" bagged the honor for the localanthology show during the second edition of the Seoul Drama Awards, which is an annual global competition for television dramas.

"Rehas" tells thestory of a distressed mother from Aklan, Mrs. Remedios Deodiva, who takes careof her three mentally sick children. Directed by Jeffrey Jeturian andwritten by Dado Lomibao, this tearjerking episode stars Gina PareƱo as AlingReming (Mrs. Deodiva). Sid Lucero, Jhong Hilario, and Lotlot de Leon play thethree mentally disturbed children.

An international jury headed by Larry Gershman, chairman ofthe Emmy Committee, chose the awards from a total 130 submissions from 32countries.

Maalaala Mo Kaya is hosted by Charo Santos-Concio. It airsevery Friday night on ABS-CBN.


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