Richard Gomez in his first ‘MMK’ episode

It’s his first appearance in the weekly drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya or just MMK. Richard Gomez stars in his first-ever MMK episode tonight. His role is sure to inspire viewers. He plays a tricycle driver and student pursuing a master’s degree. How he juggles work and school is what the episode will try to illustrate.

As a kid, Rafael (Richard) dreamt of becoming a teacher. His stepfather thought it would be better for him to work than study. But,  Rafael would find ways to continue his studies.

Deglamorizing Richard Gomez: the 49-year-old actor stars in a “Maalaala Mo Kaya” episode as a tricycle driver
After clashing many times with his stepfather, Rafael’s mother asked his sun to run away from home after graduation. He went to Manila to seek a better future.

But life was not so easy. Unable to continue his studies, he worked as a security guard to support his own family, and for years forgot about his dream to become a teacher.

Until one day, his life got threatened in a robbery, making him realize that he did not want to die with unfulfilled dreams.

Richard Gomez in a scene from MMK episode showing tonight
He then went back to the province to become a tricycle driver, and saved enough money to go to college.  He pursued a course in education and became a full-fledged teacher.

Joining this MMK episode are Patricia Javier, Sofia Millares, Faye Alhambra, Louella de Cordova, Ronnie Alonte, CX Navarro, Paolo Santiago, Ruben Gonzaga, and Miko Raval. 

Malou Santos  is MMK’s business unit head.

MMK airs every Saturday night on ABS-CBN.

You can also catch up on full episodes and past episodes of MMK on ABS-CBNmobile. For more information, please go to

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