John Estrada portrayed the role of one of the unsung heroes during the armed conflict in Marawi City in an episode of “Maalaala Mo Kaya” which aired on Saturday.
He played Teodoro "Loloy" Dando, who sought refuge at the residence of his Muslim employer along with his wife Gracia (Lara Quigaman), son Brian (Zaijan Jaranilla) and over 30 teachers and staff members of the Dansalan College Foundation.
In this emotional clip, Estrada’s character can be seen going back for his wife and son, who wanted to give up already, as they were running for their lives to reach the military safe zone.
Loloy is one of those featured in the story of ABS-CBN News’ Jeff Canoy, who covered the armed conflict in Marawi City.
Canoy likewise posted on Twitter the actual video of Loloy, Gracia and Brian’s rescue.