The longest-running drama anthology in Asia, “Maalaala Mo Kaya” (MMK) will be closing its curtain after 31 years.

The news was announced by host Charo Santos-Concio, who has been reading letters that inspire the many episodes since day one in 1991, as she bade her farewell on social media, saying, “We can’t count how many stories we’ve told here in MMK – real stories that reflect your everyday lives and give lessons and hope.

“We are only relaying them. And if we can do this again, I would not hesitate to do it again. 31 years are not enough to thank all of you.”

The show premiered back in May 1991, with the concept of dramatisation of real-life experiences as shared by viewers who sent letters telling their stories.

“I want to pay tribute to all those who sent letters, to our directors, writers, researchers, production staff, and to everyone who was part of our programme. To the actors who performed, many, many thanks. To the management of ABS-CBN, to our sponsors and most of all to you viewers, you are the ones who said that what we are doing is meaningful to you,” she added.

The show, which will end on 10 December, will have a three-part episode starting 26 November.

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MMK is based on true stories shared by viewers
One of MMK’s stories include Pia Wurtzbach’s journey as a beauty pageant, starring Liza Soberano as the Miss Universe 2015

(Photo Source: ABS-CBN, Rappler)