Zanjoe raises kids in a cave in father's day special of 'MMK'

Zanjoe Marudo takes on the challenging role of a single father raising two boys after being left by his wife for another man in an inspirational Father’s Day special on “MMK” this Saturday (June 18). Due to poverty, Juan (Zanjoe Marudo) did not get the opportunity to finish his schooling and promised himself that when the time comes, he will do everything to give his own children a proper education.

But raising a family proved to be difficult for him and wife Melissa (Dawn Chang). Despite Juan working two jobs, making ends meet was impossible for the couple, forcing Melissa to look for work and ended up working far away from their kids.

After some time, Juan does not hear from Melissa anymore and later finds out that she has been seeing someone else.

Making matters worse, a storm devastates Juan’s home, leaving him with the difficult decision to live in a cave. His kids are forced to walk four kilometers a day to go to school and have to endure insults from their classmates for their living environment.

What will Juan's shame of his family's situation lead him to do? Will Juan ever fulfill his promise to give his kids a bright future?

Joining this “MMK” episode are Xyriel Manabat, Louise Abuel, Alfonso Yñigo Delen, Karla Pambid, Tess Antonio, Justin Cuyugan, and Lemuel Pelayo. The episode is directed by Nuel C. Naval and written by Jiimuel Dela Cruz and Arah Jell Badayos. “MMK” is led by business unit head Malou Santos.

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