- Imprisonment won’t stop Vance Larena from pursuing his dreams, as he plays the ex-convict and drug dealer and addict Victorio this Saturday, (24 March) on “MMK.”
- Don’t miss the longest-running drama anthology in Asia, “MMK,” every Saturday on ABS-CBN.
Life has always been hard for Victorio, who became a construction worker at the age of 12 to help his sickly father and their family survive.
He always had close brushes with the authorities for drug-dealing but eventually gets caught and jailed. Because of this, his father Nitoy’s (Ronnie Lazaro) heart is broken by his son’s troubles and is left to fend for himself amid failing health. This leaves Victorio’s despairing and depressed while inside the prison.
He gets initiated into a gang and beaten by fellow inmates. He also gets brutally coerced by authorities to give up the names of his drug-dealing comrades but keeps his mouth shut for fear of his family’s fate outside.
Victorio soon finds enlightenment and discovers a way to continue studies while inside prison. After studying for two years, he is released for being one of the topnotch high school graduates in the city, and eventually offered a scholarship in the Quezon City Polytechnic University.
How did Victorio survive prison? Can someone really change for the better despite their circumstances?
Also in this episode are Angelo Ilagan, Kiko Matos, JB Agustin , Luke Alford, Lance Lucido , Christian Morones and Dido Dela Paz. It is under the direction of Elfren Vibar and written by Mae Rose Balanay.
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