Father’s Day 2021 is just around the corner. To celebrate the heroes in our lives, Maalaala Mo Kaya presents a two-part special that honors fathers, titled “Finding Papa,” topbilled by Cris Villanueva and Maris Racal.
Cris and Maris guested on Kapamilya Chat and played a special Bring Me game wherein they’re asked to show dad stuff. Why not play parlor games for your Father’s Day celebrations?
Cris won points with screwdriver and necktie. Maris also scored two points, thanks to perfume and a photo of her with her dad.
Before the interview ended, a live viewer asked the guests how they’d react if their characters’ story happens to them in real life. Just a quick recap, MMK “Finding Papa” tells the story of Jai (Maris), who reunites with her father, Jericho (Cris), after an arduous search, only to discover that he’s a drug addict.
Maris said it would take time before she can completely rekindle her relationship with an estranged father. But, it would be easier if she sees changes in him, “Kung nagbabago talaga at nakikita ko ang progress, magiging patient ako. Susuportahan ko siya kasi sickness din ‘yung addiction, so kailangan suportahan.”
For Cris, to have a daughter as kind as Jai would be a father’s biggest blessing. And it wouldn’t be hard for him to love her, “Napakabait na bata ni Jai for her to actually pursue ‘yung dad niya, hanapin nang ganun katagal at kung saang-saang lugar, talagang nakakabilib.”
Watch the second part of MMK Father’s Day special starring Cris Villanueva and Maris Racal and directed by Jerome Pobocan on June 19 at 9 pm on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z.