Enrique Gil is Juan Ponce Enrile in 'MMK'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 27 2013 06:56 PM | Updated as of Apr 28 2013 02:56 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- Enrique Gil's debut in the long-running drama anthology "Maalaala Mo Kaya" will see the 21-year-old actor portray Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile.

Gil takes on the role of the local political figure in his younger years, as Juanito Furagganan.

Juanito, Enrile's given name, was abandoned by his father and grew up in poverty. His life takes a turn when he joins the guerillas during the World War II, and is left in the hands of his enemies.

The episode, which will air in two parts on April 27 and May 2, is directed by Nuel Crisostomo Naval.

Joining Gil in the special episode are Malou de Guzman, Bugoy Cariño, Bernard Palanca, Paco Evangelista, Ya Chang, Helga Krapf, BJ Forbes, Josef Elizalde, Marx Topacio, Efren Reyes Jr., Alicia Alonzo, Bodjie Pascua, Rochelle Barrameda, Ian Galliguez, Simon Ibarra, Joe Gruta, Jong Cuenco, Almira Muhlach, and Jessica Connelly.