"Magpakailanman" retrospective airs on GMA-7 starting January 10


The Untold Story of Jennylyn Mercado and The Edgar Inigo Story, starring Richard Gutierrez, are two of the four episodes included in the Best of Magpakailanman. This retrospective of thedrama anthology show will air on GMA-7 starting January 10, 2008.



May last hurrah pa ang Magpakailanman ng GMA-7.

As a way of saying thank you and a proper goodbye,ibinabalik ng Kapuso Network ang Magpakailanman with a retrospective ofits four most memorable episodes during its five years' run. The Best of Magpakailanman will air starting this Thursday, January 10, in its original timeslot after GMA Tele Babad.

Chosen from the more than two hundred twenty episodes ofthe anthology hosted by Ms. Mel Tiangco are the Untold Story of JennylynMercado, the Ricky Reyes story, the Peachy Dongalo Story and The Edgar InigoStory starring some of the biggest stars of GMA.

Ang magbubukas ng Best of Magpakailanman ay anguntold story ni Jennylyn Mercado and how she became a battered child at laman ng front page news at the tender age of five.

For the first time, inilabas ni Jennylyn ang tunay napangyayari sa buhay niya noong musmos pa lamang siya and how she was repeatedlytortured by her stepfather. This is one of the highest rating episodes of Magpakailanmanand also the highest rating episode of a StarStruck story kung saan siJennylyn ang gumanap sa sarili niya with Ms. Lorna Tolentino as her biologicalmother and Sandy Andolong as her Mama Lydia.

Susundan naman ito ng The Ricky Reyes story, Magpakailanman'soriginal sixth episode noong nagsisimula pa lang ang show.

The highest rating episode of the first season of Magpakailanman,it stars Janno Gibbs as Mother Ricky at isinalaysay ang pagiging mahirap ngpamilya nila noong bata pa lang ang pamosong hairdresser at kung paano siyapinaparusahan ng kaniyang ama dahil sa kaniyang kasarian.

After five episodes (The Didith Reyes story starringAra Mina; Aeta Law Student story starring Jolina Magdangal; Callboy turnedPastor story starring Cogie Domingo; Tatay Nick septuagenarian high schoolstudent story starring Eddie Garcia and a family of mental patients storystarring Gina Alajar), ang Ricky Reyes story ang nagtala noon ng unangnapakataas na rating for the fledgling show.

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The third episode na ibabalik ng Magpakailanman ayang the Peachy Dongalo story starring Jean Garcia and Gardo Versoza.

The first Magpakailanman episode na nominated asBest Single Drama episode sa Asian TV Award noong 2006, ito rin ang tumalo noonsa special two-part Maalala Mo Kaya episode ni Batangas Governor (thenLipa Mayor) Vilma Santos. Isa sa mga iniyakan ni Ms. Tiangco during itsinteractive interview, kuwento ito ng isang ina na may apat na anak na lalakina walang mga anti-bodies ang katawan kung kaya't isa-isa silang namamatay.

The last episode is the Edgar Inigo story starring RichardGutierrez.

Since magtatapos ang Best of Magpakailanman ngFebruary, very special episode ito for Richard whose birth month is theValentine month. Kuwento ito ng isang mahirap na binata na sa kagustuhangmakasal sa kaniyang girlfriend played by Bianca King ay nagnakaw ng malakinghalaga. Sa kasawiang palad, nahuli siya ng pulis at nakulong ng ilang taon.Paglaya niya, nalaman niyang nagpakasal na pala ang kanyang girlfriend sa bestfriend niya.

Pinagmamalaki ito ni Richard na kauna-unahang role niya namay heavy drama acting at every time na tinatanong siya ng mga memorable rolesniya, palagi niya itong ini-include as one of his best.

Papalitanang Magpakailanman ng isa pang anthology after airing four of its bestepisodes.


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