MMK pays extra attention to detail in Fallen 44 Special Tribute.

MMK reveals how the Fallen 44 special episodes came to be.

BY
Gary Ann Lastrilla

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05/02/2015 03:06 PM
MMK pays extra attention to detail in Fallen 44 Special Tribute.
050215-mmk_mainphoto.jpgThe second half of the two-part tribute of Maalaala Mo Kaya to the Fallen 44 will air this Saturday, May 2. It will feature the story of Garry Erana’s best friend, another fallen SAF commando, Rennie Tayrus who will be played by Ejay Falcon. 

Maalaala Mo Kaya’s Production Manager Roda Dela Cerna explained how they picked out the story of best friends Garry and Rennie. “After nung mangyari ang insidente, meron isang feature na tumatak sa amin. Yung magkaibigan na namatay, magkatabi sa libingan so nung pinuntahan namin yung pamilya, initially, isang kuwento lang ang pipiliin namin pero dahil magkadikit sila, hindi namin mapaghiwalay.” 

Furthermore, Roda said, “Hindi naging mahirap para sa amin na kuhain ang kuwento kasi right after na mainterview ng ABS-CBN, yung RNG natin doon, pinasabi kaagad na interesado ang MMK so hindi na sila nag-entertain ng kahit na anong network para kausapin pa… In fact, nung nandoon kami, dumating kami, nandoon yung ibang network pero ang sabi nila, ABS lang ang kakausapin namin na nakakatuwa kasi pinagkatiwala at itong dalawang taong to ay mga officers, mga leaders ng kani-kanilang commando.”

Roda said that they have been discussing this project as early as February. She also said that they have been coordinating with SAF while doing these special episodes. “Maraming kailangan paghandaan kasi research-based nga po, ayaw naming magkamali, ayaw naming mapulaan so every step of the way, coordination po talaga with SAF,” adding that they even have a massacre survivor at the shoot.

Moreover, Roda said that they really wanted to be detailed in presenting the story of the SAF commandos so they coordinated with the Philippine National Police.Sobrang naappreciate ng PNP na kinukuha namin bawat detalye. Naappreciate nila nagcocoordinate po kami sa kaliit-liitang detalye kailangan po namin. Kasi sabi nga nila, minsan lang tayo gumawa ng ganito, gawin natin ng tama. And even kami sa MMK, ayaw din naman po naming magkamali sa pamilya na nagtitiwala po na ibigay yung kuwento sa amin,” she said.