By Isah V. Red
Tonight, Magpakailanman presents an inspiring story with the one and only Superstar, Nora Aunor. She breathes life into Nancy Cañares, a caregiver, wife and mother who sacrificed everything just to take care of her husband and save her child from drug and alcohol abuse.
The episode entitled “Ang Sakripisyo ng Isang Ina: The Nancy Cañares story” also stars Ricky Davao, Diva Montelaba, Angeli Bayani, Rexcy Evert, Mannix Mannix, Roy Sotero, Cathy Remperas, Enrico Reyes and Chlaui Malayao.
Nancy and Tony, together with their children, are living a simple and happy life. Until, one day, Tony suffers from a heart attack and is hospitalized.
The family sells their business in order to pay for Tony’s hospital and medical bills. The children even have to stop going to school. As a result, their daughter Jona rebels. She becomes a drug user and turns to alcohol. A fellow drug addict even gets her pregnant.
Despite all these, Nancy remains strong for her family. She goes to school and to becomes a caregiver. She eventually lands a job and able to buy medicine for Tony. She also puts Jona into a rehabilitation center.
Because Nancy is a very good caregiver, her rich employer and patient offer her to go with them abroad. They are also willing to give her a raise.
Will Nancy leave her family in exchange for a bigger paycheck and the opportunity to work abroad? Or will she let this opportunity pass? What will Nancy still sacrifice to provide a better life for her family?
Tonight’s episode of Magpakailanman also marks the reunion between director Maryo J. Delos Reyes and Nora Aunor. Both had worked in films many years ago.
So, don’t miss this special episode of Magpakailanman tonight after Pepito Manaloto only on GMA7.