Rodjun Cruz plots ’revenge’; Star Power contender Akiko Solon gets acting stint on Maalaala Mo Kaya


The characters of Rodjun Cruz (top frame) and Nikki Bacolod (bottom frame) deal with infidelity in Maalaala Mo Kaya.


Rodjun Cruz gives life to a man driven to seek revenge in the September 17 episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya. Meanwhile, Akiko Solon of Star Power gets a chance to showcase her acting skills in ABS-CBN’s drama anthology.



Rene (Rodjun) has had to deal with abandonment issues when he was still a young boy. He was eight years old when his father Maximino and brother Lito were left behind by their mother Rosella, who went to live with
another man.


Rene grew up with different families until he was adopted by his neighbors Maxi and Filemon. The young Rene not only finds a family; he is attracted to Maxi and Filemon’s daughter, Jovel (Nikki Bacolod), and falls in love.



Rene’s feelings for Jovel grow stronger until he confesses his love for her. Jovel reciprocates. Rene loves Jovel like crazy, and they lived together as common-law spouses.



Despite Rene’s unconditional love, Jovel falls in love with another man—Rene’s close friend. Devastated, Rene can’t accept the fact that he was fooled by the woman to whom he gave his all and that he now experiences what his father had experienced with his mother.


Rene’s hatred prompts him to come up with a plan of revenge: kill Jovel’s lover. On the day Rene would act on his plan, he accidentally bumps into a woman named Shieng (Akiko Solon).


The lady happens to be dealing with heartbreak at that time. Can Shieng help Rene overcome his failed relationship? Or will Rene pursue his plot to exact revenge?



Director: Nuel C. Naval

Writer: Marie Ann Dimaculangan

Cast:



Rodjun Cruz as Rene
Nikki Bacolod as Jovel
Jairus Aquino as Young Rene
Mika dela Cruz as Young Jovel
Julio Diaz as Maximino (Rene’s father)
Pinky Amador as Rosella (Rene’s mother)
Manuel Chua as Janno (Jovel’s other man)
Akiko Solon as Shieng

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