Story of ABS-CBN anchor to be featured on 'MMK'


Posted at Sep 30 2013 04:40 PM | Updated as of Oct 01 2013 03:26 AM

Yen Santos (left) portrays Joan Panopio in this week's "MMK" episode. Photo: Handout

MANILA – The story of an ABS-CBN News anchor will be featured in the upcoming episode of the drama anthology “Maalaala Mo Kaya” in celebration of the Kapamilya network’s 60th anniversary.

Former “Pinoy Big Brother” housemate Yen Santos takes on the role of “TV Patrol Southern Tagalog” anchor Joan Panopio in the “MMK” episode, which will be aired this Saturday, October 5.

Joining Santos in the episode directed by Nick Olanka are actors Nonie Buencamino, Kiko Estrada, Jobelle Salvador, Veyda Innoval, Alyanna Angeles, Claire Ruiz, Laiza Comia and RJ Ledesma.

According to a statement released by ABS-CBN, Panopio has always dreamed of following in the footsteps of “TV Patrol” anchor Korina Sanchez, but grew up being criticized because of her looks and economic status. is the news website of ABS-CBN.