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Rica Peralejo (OT)
« on: December 21, 2012, 08:28:28 PM »
Talk all you want about Rica here.
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Re: Rica Peralejo (OT)
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2012, 08:28:46 PM »
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Re: Rica Peralejo (OT)
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2013, 11:20:36 AM »
“MMK” AIRS MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL EPISODE THIS SATURDAY.


Asia’s longest running drama anthology “Maalaala Mo Kaya” celebrates Mother’s Day this Saturday (May 11) as it shares the touching story of a young mom and widow named Minda who will be portrayed by actress Rica Peralejo. Because of poverty, Minda decided to leave her children with her in-laws in order to work and save enough money for their future. After many years, Minda finally had the guts to return to her sons and daughters, only to find out that they were maltreated by her late husband’s family. How can she erase the painful experiences that her children went through? Will a mother’s unconditional love be enough to make up for all of her shortcomings in the past years?

Also joining Rica in "MMK’s" Mother’s Day special are Cris Villanueva, Pamu Pamorada, Celine Lim, Dexter Doria, Allen Dizon, Deydey Amansec, Carlo Lacana, Benjamin de Guzman, Anja Aguilar, Johan Santos, Gemmae Custodio, Liz Alindogan, and Aloysius Noronia. It was researched by Akkem Jordan Del Rosario, written by Arah Jell Badayos, and directed by Raz de la Torre.

Don’t miss another memorable heavy family drama episode of “MMK” this Saturday, after “Wansapanataym” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to www.mmk.abs-cbn.com, and follow @MMKOfficial on Twitter and visit the official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MMKOfficial
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Re: Rica Peralejo (OT)
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2013, 11:45:38 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2013, 12:46:14 PM »
Maalala Mo Kaya: 2013 Mother’s Day Episode
By Rica on 5-10-2013 in Body

If you are following me on Twitter and Instagram, you’d know that I just finished 2 days of hard work. (Technically, 4 days since they both ended the following day at past 10 in the morning, hahaha!) Once again, it was a privilege to be asked to do Maalala Mo Kaya. To be honest, I was a little nervous as I feel like my acting skills are rusty. I haven’t acted in a while, and so I was just really hoping that I can somehow still do my role with excellence.

A part of why I was nervous is because the role was a very complex one. I had to play “Minda” who was a pedophile vuctim, seduced at age 11 and mom of her first child at 12. All in all, she had 4 kids, plus 3 with another father, and without disclosing all else that happened in between (please watch it nalang, haha!), became a grandmother at 36. Do the math and you will figure out the why behind the what.

Some themes that made the story particularly complex and they are listed below And I fixated on them largely because of their verisimilitude to communal settings and dilemmas faced by the destitute.

Oppression

When tyranny (power + belittlement by way of words and force) is established at a young age, I notice that the young person has the tendency to be trapped within that time and mind frame of his/her life. This is when oppression becomes really powerful, as it is enabled to control one’s life with almost an invisible hand. And it can last a long stretch of time after the first encounter.

Reading the script communicated to me that “Minda” is an oppressed character, from 11 all the way to her late 30′s. In a way, she was being a mom while being treated and consequently thinking like a kid.  Naturally, she always felt unsure about herself, powerless and helpless.

This is why I said it was hard work. The character is not one dimensional. Whereas my last role on MMK was all about a woman dying of Cancer, “Minda” must manifest terror, childishness, innocence and ignorance, corrupted mindset, fear, terror, loss, coming of age, motherhood, love,  sometimes in stages and other times ALL AT ONCE.

Generational Curses

Asked you to do the math. Why does she have a grandchild in her late 30′s? One possible explanation is that she married young. What else? Could only be that a child or 2 became young parents, as well. Here’s the thing, 2 daughters inherited the oppression- violence and molestation were passed on to them by “Minda.” Moreover, the spirit of violence, alcoholism, and lust were also an inheritance in the family of “Minda’s abusers”! It was just heartbreaking for me to see how generational curses really happen! (Real story, remember?)

Side note: I thought that “Minda” is some kind of a Fantine.

Power of A Curse

However, the turning point of the story was in this powerful exchange between “Minda” and her mother-in-law. (My favorite scene!!!) In it she reversed the power of the curse she has allowed to rule over her life, and consequently the lives of her children, too, for so long. She did it by actually telling her mother-in-law that she no longer has power over her and  freed herself from the curse.

The point is, the curse prevailed partly because “Minda” has allowed it to. And I liked this tension so much because it exposes the truth that we are only victims as long as we want to be victims. At one point in our lives, I believe that God gives us the grace to snap out of a wrong situation and introduces the concept that we need not always be powerless. Maybe we can’t do something about our oppressors, but we can help our situation by refusing to fan their flame, or fuel their endeavors, or anything that will encourage them.

From one of my most favorite books Life You’ve Always Wanted by John Ortberg, he said, “We are not passive victim of others’ opinions. There opinions are powerless until we validate them.” As a Christian, I’ve learned to cling on to the truth that no matter what others say or do to me, I am washed clean and enabled to do more than I can by the blood of Jesus, the love of God. Moreover, His resurrection guarantees that I can overcome ANY situation.

Now enough of my critical + biblical reading of her story, haha! I might have bored you to death na. I do hope you enjoy photos I took on our taping days and that you would actually watch the episode on Saturday, which is tomorrow, at 8:00PM, on Kapamilya Channel 2.

*Warning that this episode is filled with adult themes and not suited for children.


Our first day of taping. Nakakatkot ang breakdown- puro ako, si “Minda.”





I’ve never worked with Direk Raz Dela Torre before,

but after this project I must say that he is amazing!!!

This is one of the things I miss about acting-

meeting people who are just

extremely brilliant.

Direk Raz is an actor’s director,

and I appreciate his ability to trust his actors.

I will not hesitate to work with him again!

Thank you so much, Direk!!!




Always refreshing to work with Tita Dex!!! (Dexter Doria)

And also Alen, Cris Villanueva,

and the younger generation, too!

Like Benjamin, Carlo, Anja, Gemmae, Deydey, and so much more.

Seeing them act gives me a hopeful preview of the future acting industry.

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Re: Rica Peralejo (OT)
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2013, 09:15:42 PM »
Where is Rica Peralejo now?

by Miguel Dumaual, ABS-CBNnews.com
Posted at 05/10/2013 5:26 PM | Updated as of 05/10/2013 5:26 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Fans of Rica Peralejo will finally get to watch the former sexy star on TV anew, as she marks her acting comeback with the upcoming Mother's Day episode of "Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK)."

In the May 11 episode of the long-running drama anthology, Peralejo portrays Minda, a young widowed mom who leaves her children in the care of her late husband's family to earn a living, only to find out, upon her return, that her sons and daughters have been maltreated.

Portraying the young Minda is former child star Celine Lim, who is seen paired with the character's would-be husband, played by actor Allen Dizon, in the teaser released Friday for the episode.

Joining Peralejo, Dizon and Lim in the cast are Pamu Pamorada, Dexter Doria, Deydey Amansec, Carlo Lacana, Benjamin de Guzman, Anja Aguilar, Johan Santos, Gemmae Custodio, Liz Alindogan, and Aloysius Noronia.

The episode was written and directed by Arah Badayos and Raz dela Torre, respectively.

Peralejo's dramatic portrayal in "MMK" is the former teen star's comeback acting project after a year-long hiatus.

The 32-year-old actress, who was married in 2009 to Joseph Bonifacio, has been less active in showbiz since settling down.

In recent years, however, she has made guest appearances in various ABS-CBN programs, including the noontime variety program "It's Showtime," and the TV series "100 Days to Heaven."

Her part in the Mother's Day episode of "MMK" is her third starring role in the drama anthology since 2011.
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