Starting August 4 (Milan, Saudi, Sydney, and Japan Time), MMK Classics will present the poignant tale of a woman who looks down upon her mother for being a woman of color as a result of her ethnic lineage. Entitled “Basket,” the sub-titled episode stars Drama Princess Judy Ann Santos and character actress Caridad Sanchez. Judy Ann portrays the role of a young lady who turns her back against her past and pursues a more promising future with a rich man. She later on realizes painfully that the very reason for her ‘bright’ future is her ‘bleak’ past.
The episode earned the Catholic Mass Media Awards for Best Drama and the Kapisanan ng Broadkasters sa Pilipinas (KBP) Golden Dove Awards Best Drama Program in 2001. “Basket” also earned a slot as a finalist at the Magnolia Award for Best Film for TV during the 9th Shanghai Television Festival in China in 2002.
Meanwhile on August 11 (Milan, Saudi, Sydney, and Japan Time),, much-talked about actress Gretchen Barretto stars in the episode dubbed “Salamin” which earned her first acting award for television. Gretchen in this episode portrays a woman wanting of a better life. In her search, she joins the town mayor, leaving her husband in the process. Philip Salvador portrays the government official who is enamored by Gretchen and leaves his wife behind as well, to be with the woman he loves.
On August 18 (Milan, Saudi, Sydney, and Japan Time), Gretchen returns in an equally memorable performance in the episode “Larawan” about a teacher who falls for men in uniform - one a soldier and the other, a priest.
Lastly on August 25 (Milan, Saudi, Sydney, and Japan Time), Roderick Paulate takes center stage with Caridad Sanchez once again portraying a woman with ethnic lineage in “Abo”. Roderick’
Truly, TFC and MMK Classics bring the best in Filipino talent and homegrown drama.
The sub-titled MMK classic episodes can be enjoyed via TFC’s cable and satellite platforms on the following dates : “Basket” on August 4 ,”Salamin”