With the long-running drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya featuring her life story this month, Pinoy Big Brother celebrity housemate Karen Bordador said she is happy to get the chance to finally share her story of what she went through during the last five years while she was in jail. In her two-part episode, Karen will be portrayed by Kaila Estrada while her mother Norie will be played by veteran actress Shamaine Buencamino.
“Nung napanuod namin yung video for the first time I really cried. I can’t believe na my story will be shared finally. Para sa kaalaman niyo, I’m a big fan of MMK. Sa kulungan pinapanuod ko yan every Saturday and we would talk about how we would dream to be part of it so being part of this show and having a two-part story, honestly two parts is not even enough for that five years I spent inside,” she shared during the MMK mediacon last March 8.
With her MMK episode scheduled for release during International Women’s Month, Karen took the opportunity to honor her mother during the mediacon event and shared why her parent is a hero to her.
“Although she is not a public figure but she is a hero to me, my mom. She is way stronger than I am to be able to get through what I’ve gone through. I’m in jail but family would experience a lot worse and she was able to spearhead my entire life for five years. My strength I got from my family, God, knowing na there’s a future ahead na things like this, a crisis in my life shall never stop us in believing that we have dreams to achieve. So as a woman, go lang tayo. Laban always,” she admitted.
A strong believer in women empowerment, Karen talked about why women are stronger nowadays.
“I believe women are very influential honestly. Behind a strong man is a stronger woman. And now we’re no longer behind, we’re right in front leading our way to getting our decisions. So it’s very exciting. We don’t need a partner anymore. Kaya nga sabi nila ‘Happy wife, happy life.’ Eh hindi naman tayo lahat wives. So I guess not only are we influencing, we are spearheading a lot of the things right now. As women, with our lipstick, with our eyeliner and our heels or maybe even without it, we’re doing great in this world. I think it’s very old school to say na girls are still trying to fight for their position. We got the position and we’re right in front of it,” she said.
Watch Maalaala Mo Kaya on A2Z, Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live on YouTube, ABS-CBN Entertainment Facebook page, and iWantTFC. Outside the Philippines, it is available on cable and IPTV via The Filipino Channel. Starring Kaila Estrada, Lou Yanong, Shamaine Buencamino, and Karen Bordador. Directed by Raz dela Torre.