Miles Ocampo lauded for viral ‘Anak ko ‘yan’ scene in ‘Batang Quiapo’

February 16, 2023 - 2:59 PM
Photo shows Miles Ocampo in TV series "Batang Quiapo" (Screengrabbed from ABS-CBN Entertainment/YouTube)

(Content warning: Contains mention of sexual assault, abortion)

Amid the praises for the new series “FPJ’s Batang Quiapo,” Miles Ocampo took the spotlight for her lauded acting performance. 

Miles portrayed the character of young Marites, who was sexually assaulted by a fugitive named Ramon, played by Coco Martin. This resulted in a conception. 

Marites attempted to abort her child but she was stopped by her mother named Tindeng, portrayed by Lara Quigaman

Marites later gave birth in a wet market alone. 

The mother initially decided to abandon her child but when a woman attempted to take her child, she resisted and uttered the now famous line: “Anak ko ‘yan.”

How the public reacted

The emotional and powerful performance of Miles was applauded by actors and television personalities. 

“Sobra akong proud sayo @milesocampo!” “Batang Quiapo” lead Coco said

Coco also directed Miles’ trending wet market scene.

“Sinasabi ko naman kasi sa inyo magaling talaga yang si Miles Ocampo @milesocampo_14 HAHAHAHA proud of you,” fellow “Going Bulilit” co-star Sharlene San Pedro said

“So Proud of you @milesocampo_14 [white heart emoji, raise hand emoji],” Maja Salvador tweeted

“Grabe ka @milesocampo_14! Husay! [three raise hand emojis],” television personality Robi Domingo wrote

“Suddenly, everyone became fans of Miles Ocampo. Hirap kasing tapatan nung performance niya sa #BatangQuiapo episode last night,” digital creator Eric John Salut said

Miles also got the approval of social media users who made her trend on Twitter. 

“Special participation lang si MILES OCAMPO AND LARA QUIGAMAN PERO YUNG PERFORMANCE LUMALABAN AS LEAD!!!” a social media user said

“Nabigyan nila ng justice yung acting levels ng young Cherry Pie and Charo Santos!!!!!!!” he added.   

“Miles Ocampo – the first one (in her generation) who had done this scene. Oh actress Miles, you’re finally getting the projects you deserve. Long overdue but, still, ito na. Nakakaiyak,” a Twitter user wrote

“Grabe ‘to si Miles Ocampo [perfect score emoji, raise hand emoji] Dati napapanood ko lang ‘to sa Going Bulilit nung bata ako. Ngayon dekalibre na ang aktingan. You deserve the spotlight,” an online user said

Amid the overwhelming support she is receiving, Miles took to her social media accounts to express her gratitude. 

“Overwhelmed. been receiving so much love since Monday night,” Miles wrote on Wednesday, February 15. 

“Maraming maraming salamat, kuya Coco. Maraming maraming salamat, sir Deo. Maraming maraming salamat, mga Kapamilya,” the actress said. 

The current TV series is a remake of Fernando Poe Jr.’s 1986 film of the same title. 

Other members of the“FPJ’s Batang Quiapo” are Da King’s daughter Lovi Poe, Charo Santos, Lito Lapid, Christopher de Leon, John Estrada, Tommy Abuel, Pen Medina, Susan Africa, Cherry Pie Picache, Allan Paule, Mark Lapid, Ronwaldo Martin, and Mercedes Cabral. 

The TV series airs every Monday to Friday, 8 p.m. on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z, TV5, TFC, and iWantTFC.