Carlo Aquino plays a reformed Tondo boy in MMK, April 25

Ruben (Carlo Aquino, standing) is finally accepted by the father of Annette (played by Manggie Cobarubias, seated). See the chemistry of Denise Laurel and Carlo in the April 25 episode of Maalala Mo Kaya.

A Tondo boy reforms his life for the sake of the woman he loves. See the power of true love when Carlo Aquino portrays the life of Ruben, a thug whose heart softened when he fell in love with Annette. Carlo is paired with Denise Laurel in the April 25 episode of Maalala Mo Kaya, which is directed by Dado Lumibao with a moving script by Arah Jell Badayos.

Maalala Mo Kaya

Airing Date: April 25, 2008

Director: Dado Lumibao

Writer: Arah Jell Badayos


Carlo Aquino as Old Ruben

CJ Navato as Young Ruben

Mico Aytona as Old Buboy

Mark Joshua Sayarot as Young Buboy

Denise Laurel as Annette

Aleck Bovic as Aida

Leandro Baldemor as Marco

Marissa Sanchez as Fely

CJ Ramos as Carlo

Manggie Cobarubias as Annette's Dad

SYNOPSIS. Ruben, born and raised in the slums of Tondo, has always considered his life as incomplete. He was born without knowing his father and grew up on his own while his mother worked abroad. At an early age, he was exposed to crime, violence, and vices. Ruben learned to do illegal activities and had to live independently. He feared nothing and no one but God. Coming from a poor family, he was used to facing rejection and criticism.

This was his lifestyle until he met Annette, the only woman he asked from God whose life was completely the opposite of his own. In the past, his father's wealthy family refused to accept Ruben's mother, causing him much pain. Now, he is facing the same predicament since Annette's parents are now rejecting him for their daughter's sake. Yet, he did not let this problem lead to their separation. Instead, Ruben fought for his love until God finally gave him the answer to his prayer: Annette—the woman who completed his incomplete life.


Maalala Mo Kaya, hosted by Charo Santos-Concio, airs every Friday night on ABS-CBN.





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