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Joshua Garcia’s ‘MMK’ episode breaks the show’s record for 2019

  • Joshua Garcia’s Maalaala Mo Kaya episode titled Medalya earned record-breaking ratings.
  • Joshua, who portrayed the role of a soldier, was lauded for his acting skills by netizens.
  • Netizens also expressed their reverence for Filipino soldiers.

In Maalaala Mo Kaya’s episode last June 22, Saturday, Joshua Garcia played the role of Ian Paquit, a soldier who died during the 2013 Zamboanga siege. Veteran actress Janice de Belen, Cris Villanueva, and former Pinoy Big Brother Otso housemate Aljon Mendoza also starred in the record-breaking episode.

This episode hit a high mark of 30.8% according to Kantar Media National TV Ratings.

The netizens were touched by the show’s theme, a Filipino soldier’s heroism and patriotism for the country, making the episode grab the no. 1 spot on Twitter’s top trends in the Philippines.

Using the #MMKMedalOfValor, Twitter netizens who watched the episode Medalya expressed their appreciation and respect for the fallen soldiers who put their lives on the line for the country.

Netizens were also all praises for the superb acting of the cast, specifically Joshua who played Paquit, and Janice, who played as Paquit’s mother. Many lauded them for their highly commendable portrayal of their roles.


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