A few days after making history as the first Filipino to win gold at the Olympics, weightlifter champion Hidilyn Diaz gave an interview for “Maalaala Mo Kaya” (MMK), where she spoke to the program’s host Charo Santos.
This is what Santos shared in her Instagram post on Wednesday night.
In the caption, the MMK host thanked Hidilyn for the honor she gave to the Philippines.
“With the woman of the hour, @hidilyndiaz. Thank you for always being so generous of your time for @mmkofficial. We are so proud of you, and we are behind you as you dream higher. Maraming salamat muli sa parangal na ibinigay mo sa bansa,” said Santos.
This Saturday, July 31, “MMK” will re-broadcast the life story of Hidilyn Diaza, the country’s first Olympic champion-from fetching water in their area to four Olympic Games and two medals in the biggest competition in the whole world.
Jane Oineza played the character of the athlete in the said episode, which was released in 2016.
Apart from the story of Hidilyn Diaz’s life, “MMK” will also air the exclusive conversation between Santos and Diaz.
Hidilyn Diaz’s MMK episode to air on Saturday
#MMKHidilynDiaz will air this Saturday, 8:30 pm on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, iWantTFC, TFC, and A2Z Channel 11.
Maalaala Mo Kaya, also known as Memories, is a Philippine television drama anthology show broadcast by Kapamilya Channel under ABS-CBN Entertainment. Hosted by Charo Santos-Concio, it premiered on May 15, 1991.
It has become the longest-running drama anthology in Philippine television and the world, reaching its 25th year in 2016. The program features weekly real-life stories or anecdotes of common people or even celebrities and personalities through letter sending.
Meanwhile, in her 2016 interview with Boy Abunda on “Tonight With Boy Abunda,” Diaz recounted how she would manage the rewards she received.
According to the athlete from Zamboanga City, she believes that material things cannot define her personality.
“Parati kong sinasabi sa sarili ko, itong materyal na bagay ‘di magla-last. Si God nagla-last. Sinasabi ko na kailangan ko maging humble. Itong money hindi ito nagde-describe sa sarili ko,” Diaz then promised.
“Si God ang naging best friend ko nung ups and downs,” she added.