Ian Veneracion and Angel Aquino team up for the first time to portray National Artist for Visual Arts Cesar Legaspi and his supportive wife Betty in this Saturday’s (April 14) episode of “MMK.”
Before he rose to prominence as a pioneering neo-realist painter, Cesar had been stricken with several diseases, but was cheered on and taken care of by the love of his life.
A sickly mestizo boy, Cesar was studying fine arts in college when he found out that he was color blind – a disability that shattered him but did not deter him from pursuing his dreams to become an artist.
In the 1930s, he met the woman who would become his life’s greatest supporter, Betty, but together they would brave challenges in order for their love to flourish. A mestizo with Spanish roots, Cesar was not immediately accepted by the family of Betty, whose grandfather was a Katipunero.
Betty’s family eventually agreed to the young lovers’ marriage, which would become tumultuous as Cesar got sick with emphysema and became bedridden. He eventually worked at a promotions company making art for advertisements, putting his own art on hold to provide for his family.
Only after work did Cesar focus on his own art, compelling the ever-understanding Betty to give way to her husband’s passion and work hard to finance their growing family’s needs.
How did Cesar deal with his vision deficiency and fight for his love for Betty? How did the couple manage to withstand all the challenges that came their way?
Joining this upcoming episode are Patrick Sugui, Mary Joy Apostol, Ria Atayde, Krystal Mejes. Josef Elizalde, Nathaniel Britt, Jessica Marasigan, Dexie Daulat, Mica Javier, Jane De Leon, Aurora Sevilla, Andre Garcia, Carla Martinez, and Hannah Ledesma.
The episode is directed by Jeffrey Jeturian and is written by Benson Logronio. “MMK” is led by business unit head Roda C. dela Cerna.
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