You May Not Realize It But MMK Is Pushing The “Gay Agenda”

You May Not Realize It But MMK Is Pushing The “Gay Agenda”

So long was yesterday when issues about LGBT has been such a taboo in the Philippines. It’s  as if that such kind of issue will merit death sentence to anyone caught talking about it. But in our generation right now, we have seen how LGBT community has been accepted by the public making the Philippines one of the most gay-friendly countries in Asia.


The reason for this being is probably deeply rooted in a number of media personalities who advocated much for LGBT acceptance with their inspiring life stories and achievements. We cannot do away with names like Vice Ganda, Boy Abunda, Charice Pempengco, and Aiza Seguerra to name a few.


It has been seconded with TV programs depicting gay characters and even subjects. And in the Philippines, Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK) has been an avenue for such untold stories.


Maalaala Mo Kaya (Tagalog for Would You Remember, abbreviated as “MMK”) is a Philippine drama anthology series broadcast on ABS-CBN every Saturday evening and is hosted by Charo Santos-Concio. It has become the longest-running drama anthology on Philippine television and in Asia.



And with a number of series in MMK with LGBT subjects and issues, is MMK promoting the gay agenda? You decide.
Here are some of the few series in MMK that are gay-themed.



“Ice Cream”
This is a love story of Jonel, a gay cross-dresser, and Lory, a nurse, who started as friends. This is a love story of Jonel, a gay cross-dresser, and Lory, a nurse, who started as friends. Jonel faced difficulties when he had to decide if he should love Lory when in fact, he wanted to be with a man.



Cast: Baron Geisler, Jewel Mische, Tyron Perez, Beatriz Saw, CJ Ramos, Sharmaine Suarez, Lloyd Samartino.
Date Aired: 01.01.2011





“Make Up”


Edison and Eric are identical twins. At first, the brothers were happy with the fact that they look alike and even used it to their advantage. They would exchange classes and do favors for one another. But everything changed when Edison confessed to everyone that he’s gay. Eric had difficulty accepting his brother’s sexuality as well as its adverse effect on his own reputation in high school.


Cast: Carl John Barrameda, Maliksi Morales, Aleck Bovic, Jake Roxas, Regine Angeles, CJ Navato, Angeli Gonzales, Mark Sayarot, Julio Pisk


Date Aired: 07/30/2011



“Polo Shirt”
The life story of a gay named Bonsai and his quest for acceptance. After finally having the guts to admit to his family that he is gay, Bonsai left for Manila to live the life that he had always wanted and forget the pains that his family has given him. As he enjoys the freedom of expressing his sexuality, Bonsai became shocked and terrified with the sight of his youngest sister Lencie (Trina Legaspi) as a lesbian.


Cast: Janus Del Prado, Trina Legaspi, Sharmaine Suarez, Gloria Sevilla, CJ Navato, Ismael Clavero, Kyline Alcantara, Jong Cuenco, Jubail Andres, Amante Pulido, Simon Ibarra
Date Aired: 04/14/2012



“Paper Boat”
Ritche dreamt of being a seaman to prove to everyone, especially to his father, that even though he is gay, he can still succeed in life. But because of the fear of being insulted and belittled by his classmates, Ritche decided not to show his true identity.


Cast: Edgar Allan Guzman, Lito Pimentel, Jobelle Salvador, Eda Nolan, Ryan Boyce, David Chua, Bryan Homecillo, Art Mendoza, Joseph Bitangcol, and Quintin Alianza
Date Aired: 09/22/2012



The story of identical twins Elmer and Eric, who were very close since childhood. However, after the death of their soldier father, Elmer chose to come out as gay—a decision disliked by Eric, who is a closet queen.
Cast: Nathan Lopez, Gammy Lopez, Jackie Lou Blanco, Nikki Valdez, Ricardo Cepeda, Kit Thompson, Karen Reyes, IC Mendoza, Karen Dematera, Hyubs Azarcon
Date Aired: 11/23/2013





“Dos Por Dos”

The story of a gay parent in this heavy drama episode. Jess is who became a mother to six kids abandoned by their parents. How can a gay man give to his “children” the love and care he was not able to have from his own mother?[125]
Cast: Arjo Atayde, Felix Roco, Ella Cruz, Ismael Clavero, Assunta de Rossi, Via Veloso, Eliza Pineda, Kyle Banzon, Mike Lloren, Dindo Arroyo, Jiriane Montilla
Date Aired: 01/04/2014




Regardless if indeed MMK is promoting the gay agenda or it’s just a nice coincidence, the life of a gay person portrays a wide range of perspective of inspiration and success. We cannot deny the fact that our lives as gays indeed depict a certain degree of being a rainbow: colorful and will come out after every storm.


You May Not Realize It But MMK Is Pushing The “Gay Agenda”

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