Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza, most requested to star in Philippine adaptation of “Descendants of the Sun”

Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza, most requested to star in Philippine adaptation of “Descendants of the Sun”

  • AlDub fans pushed for Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza to portray the lead roles of GMA Network’s upcoming rendition of ‘Descendants of the Sun’.
  • Others expressed their opinions against the idea.

Fans of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza are pushing the loveteam to star in the upcoming Kapuso remake of the popular Korean drama Descendants of the Sun.

READ: “Sama-sama pa rin tayo!” Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza reassures AlDub fans

As the remake was announced as one of the Network’s upcoming projects this 2019, the Aldub fans have been tweeting nonstop, requesting for their favorite celebrities to be the main stars.

A Netizen said that the loveteam can do it as Richards has experience when it comes to action scenes and Mendoza can also do the character of Dra. Kang.

READ: GMA Network releases 24 titles of the shows to look forward to this 2019

But there are also some who were against the idea of the duo assuming the roles, saying that Dennis Trillo and Jennylyn Mercado are to be the leads instead.

On the other hand, a Netizen questioned GMA-7‘s ability to produce quality shows as she mentioned that she has learned her lesson from the Philippine version of My Love from the Star.

“Hindi ko pa rin po alam. Sana po,” he said when asked at his Thanksgiving Party.

“Pero sa ngayon po, as of the moment, wala pa pong final words sa soap opera.”

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Kim Chiu, Marian Rivera, and Barbie Forteza singing videos go viral

Kim Chiu, Marian Rivera, and Barbie Forteza singing videos go viral

  • Kim Chiu, Marian Rivera, and Barbie Forteza’s singing videos went viral once again.
  • Netizens poked fun at the viral videos.

With Regine Velasquez’s recent network transfer, other celebrities’ singing videos have resurfaced.

But it wasn’t because of their amazing vocals but because of their interesting way of pronouncing the lyrics.

One video is Kim Chiu’s rendition of Jesse J’s ‘Flashlight’ from the 2015 movie ‘Pitch Perfect 2.’

Netizens poked fun at the way the actress made a shaking movement with her hand, which she did twice, and her lyric mistakes. It took place during her 10th anniversary concert last April 2016 titled ‘Chinita Princess: The Funtasy Concert’ at the Araneta Coliseum.

Kim Chiu – Flashlight

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Marian Rivera, on the other hand, went viral for her cover of Rihanna’s ‘Unfaithful’ during GMA’s old Sunday noontime show ‘Party Pilipinas.’

"Story of my layp, searching for the right fordism for da mii. Histoworin my soul , coz it sees a raw but really loves keompany" -Marian Rivera

Posted by Ian Sendico on Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Barbie Forteza has also gone viral for her Party Pilipinas performance during the launch of her own album ‘Meron Ba’ in 2013.

Papalit kay Regine

napaka angelic naman ng voice mo Barbie Forteza sarap mo.

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She sang with then Kapuso actors Alden Richards, Derrick Monasterio, Jake Vargas, Kristoffer Martin, and Elmo Magalona. Another video of Barbie has spread online. It was when she guested in a Vivo event and sang Dua Lipa’s ‘New Rules.’

Barbie, however, was aware of her limited singing skills and just laughed it off during a previous interview. “I love it!” she exclaimed when asked about what she felt when her first video went viral.

The three have become viral memes because of their singing videos and netizens grabbed the chance to joke about it.

Billboard PH Hot 100 Top 5
1. Kim Chiu – Flashlight [New Entry]
2. Marian Rivera – Unfaithful [-1]
3. Barbie Forteza – Meron Ba [-1]
4. Lyca Gairanod – Havana [Reentry]
5. Kathryn Bernardo – Break Free [Reentry]

Marian Rivera, Barbie Forteza & Kim Chiu for Paskuhan. Cmon UST make it happen.

marian x kim x barbie collaboration?? ugh we stan, wig flew


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The history of Concha’s Garden Cafe and Alden Richards

The history of Concha’s Garden Cafe and Alden Richards

  • Alden Richards and Gemma Sembrano shared the history behind their partnership for Concha’s Garden Cafe.
  • Alden also named some of his favorite dishes in the restaurant.

Concha’s Garden Cafe is one of the most talked-about restaurants of this generation, not just because of their partnership with Kapuso actor Alden Richards, but also because of their promise to serve quality food.

According to Gemma Sembrano, the founder of the business, one of the reasons they have tasty meals is because they don’t have any MSG in them. So how did her partnership with Alden start?

“So 2014 nag start ang Concha’s. March 2014. Naging customer namin si Alden, siguro isang buwan, hindi lang siya 5x bumabalik. Halos twice a week bumabalik siya sa Concha’s. Ang first branch namin is sa Silang, Cavite.

“Actually tayo yung lugar kung makikita niyo, hindi siya mukhang restaurant. Mukha lang siyang bilihan ng halaman. Bahay na maliit. Hindi mo akalain.”

Gemma said that Alden has been their regular customer even before he shot to fame through the AlDub tandem. She added that the actor even used to joke about how the food there are all delicious to the point that he asked “Ano ba yung hindi masarap dito?”

Then in 2016, the businesswoman offered him the chance to be their partner.

“So walang dalawang isip, nag okay agad siya. Naglagay kami sa Tagaytay, 2016. So business partner ko na siya sa Tagaytay.

“Then same year, inopen namin ‘tong sa Tomas Morato December 10. So the same year, dalawang restaurant yung binuksan namin.”

So what dish does Alden love the most?

“Yung Shrimp Gambas siguro nakaka dalawang order siya. Laoya. Minsan iba-iba kasi yung araw na ganito, ito lang. Sa susunod na araw iba naman. Like yung Bangus Sardines.”

On the other hand, Alden said that the reason why he agreed to be involved in the restaurant is because of the quality of the food.

“Kasi siyempre I’ve eaten in different kinds of restaurants and since I’ve started eating sa Concha’s, almost twice a week or three times a week, kumakain kami dun.”

He also added Okoy as one of his favorite dishes in the restaurant.

Alden admitted that he doesn’t really know anything about businesses as he didn’t have any background in the industry. But despite the cluelessness, he described the partnership as “the best risk he took so far.”

On a lighter note, when the star was asked if what he will order in case he will take a date to Concha’s, he answered, “Siyempre we’ll start with Okoy. Tapos yung Shrimp Gambas, yun. Kasi ako I really believe good food really gives you good mood eh. Iba yung nagagawa ng pagkain pag busog ka, pag masarap yung food. When you start the day with good food, throughout, maganda good mo.

“So yun din yung isa sa mga kino-consider namin. For our customers to feel, you’ll have good food, and pag-labas nila, happy sila.”

Concha’s Garden Cafe currently has three branches, one in Silang, Tagaytay, and Tomas Morato.

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AlDub fan devotes final days in support of her two idols

AlDub fan devotes final days in support of her two idols

  • Alden Richards’ fan passed away recently.
  • AlDub fan tries Maine Mendoza’s MAC makeup prior to having cancer; watches Alden Richards’ concert before dying
  • Her sister shared how much the actor has been her happiness up to the last days of her life.

A fan of the Pambansang Bae Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza recently passed away due to cancer.

According to the fan Gail’s sister, the actor’s ‘Adrenaline Rush’ last September 21 was the last concert they ever watched together before she passed away on October 8. It’s a sad thought but her sister said that she was happy while watching Alden perform.

She remembered it all after watching the replay of the concert telecast last October 14.

It’s bittersweet watching #ALDENAdrenalineRushOnSNBO on TV tonight. This was the last concert my sister @LaDivaVida and I saw together before she passed away on October 8 after battling cancer since 2016. She was so happy watching you perform, @aldenrichards02.

She added that they actually received the devastating news that her sister’s cancer got worse on the day of the concert, however, Gail still wanted to enjoy that night.

We actually received the devastating news that her cancer had spread again to her pelvic area on the day of the concert but she was determined to enjoy #ALDENAdrenalineRushOnSNBO.
Our tickets were my gifts to her, my mom and our kasambahay, to support Alden.

Aside from the concert, her sister still got to purchase three of Maine Mendoza’s MAC lipstick.

We didn’t expect that a little more than 2 weeks later, she would have complications from surgery to remove her tumors. Still, before then, she made sure she would get the MAC lippie of @mainedcm for herself, for me and my mom.

She also shared her sisters’ little interactions with Alden and his dad.

During the group photo after Adrenaline Rush, she asked Alden to hold the “Walang Iwanan” banner with her and was able to tell @R_FAULKERSoN how Alden has given joy to her and my family despite her condition.

She then expressed her thankfulness to all the people in fandom they have met.

We are thankful to everyone in this fandom whom we have met in the events we’ve gone to. My sister Gail treasured you all. Supporting DongYan and MaiChard was one of the things which gave her strength to press on through her illness.

I hope those who met her briefly or knew her a bit would remember her smile and courage. Let’s treasure each day we have and show our love to the people who matter most to us. That’s what I learned from Ate Gail. I love you and I miss you, @LaDivaVida. Go sing with the angels now

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Two levels higher? Netizens poke fun at GMA Network’s visual effects

Two levels higher? Netizens poke fun at GMA Network’s visual effects

  • Netizen shared a scene in ‘Victor Magtanggol’ that he found funny.
  • Twitter users slam the GMA show’s special effects.

Prior to GMA Network fantaserye Victor Magtanggol‘s premiere, one of the factors that was looked forward to are the “improved visual effects.” The Kapuso network has showcased better visual presentation through the years.

According to Alden Richards last July, he has really seen upgraded effects in the scenes which made the fans excited about the things they were about to see in the series.

“Parang two levels higher than sa mga nakita kong effects, so this is really something to look forward to.”

A decade ago, “Encatadia” was fresh and GMA Network was known for giving its viewers visually appealing until last week…

But you just can’t please everybody as a netizen named Zacc Tyler Shawn shared a scene in “Daig Kayo Ng Lola Ko” that he found hilarious. It was the transformation of the snake, from having the reptile’s head to having a human head.

buwisit nmn tlga oh nag effort nakong balikan yung channel at picturan para sa mas mgndang quality ng #GMAeffects

Other netizens also poked fun at the specific scene.

Twitter user Vause even asked the winners of lotto to donate some cash to GMA for the improvement of the show’s effects.

Dun po sa nanalo sa lotto nakikiusap po ako mag donate naman kayo sa GMA ng konti para naman magkabudget ang Victor Magtanggol sa effects nakakaiyak yung effects eh.

Sophie Connelly even said that a YouTuber’s effects are even better than Victor Magtanggol’s.

Baka mas maganda pa effects ng superfilm ni @TheCongTV kesa sa victor magtanggol ah?

Nhyl Bagamasbad admitted that he actually looks forward to the show’s special effects.

Kaya… gustong gusto kong tutukan yung visual effects sa Victor Magtanggol eh.

Facebook user Gillian Montefalco shared a visual effects video uploaded by another netizen named Jomar Aranilla Jaspio, saying that it’s even more realistic than Victor Magtanggol’s editing.

Ganito dapat yung kinukuhang artist ng gma walanjo mas realistic pa effects neto kesa victor magtanggol HAHAHAHAHAHA

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Alden Richards attends groundbreaking of Concha’s branch

Alden Richards attends groundbreaking of Concha’s branch

  • Alden Richards attended the groundbreaking ceremony of Concha’s Garden Cafe branch in Cavite.
  • The restaurant currently has three branches – one in Cavite, Tagaytay, and Tomas Morato.

It has been two years since Kapuso actor Alden Richards opened the first branch of his partnership with Gemma Sembrano, Concha’s Garden Cafe, in Cliffhouse, Tagaytay.

With the success and rapid growth of the restaurant, he opened a branch nearer to the people in the Metro. Now residents living near Quezon City can taste their dishes as Concha’s is also in Tomas Morato.

The Victor Magtanggol star showed no signs of stopping as he is set to open the upgraded version of the branch of the well known dining place along Tagaytay Road in Silang Cavite.

On October 11, he attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the restaurant .

He also shared a sneak peek of the construction on his Instagram account.

Concha’s Garden Café first opened in March 18, 2014.

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Maine Mendoza answers netizen regarding “user” issue between her and Alden Richards

Maine Mendoza answers netizen regarding “user” issue between her and Alden Richards

  • Maine Mendoza clarified the issue regarding her and Alden Richards’ current relationship.
  • She said that she’s not forcing anyone to support her and people have the freedom to decide on their own.

Maine Mendoza contradicted the rumors that she and love team partner Alden Richards are just using each other so that AlDub fans will still support their individual projects.

AlDub became a phenomenon in 2015 after they started interacting with each other in Eat Bulaga’s ‘Kalye Serye’ segment.

The issue of “using each other” was brought to Maine’s attention after Twitter user @PaaNgMaichard warned Maine’s fans to stop calling Alden a ‘user’ as both of them still have solo projects to promote in the near future.

Mga mulat wag nyong tawaging user si Alden. Tandaan nyo may movie at lipstick pa si Meng.

Kasi kapag si Meng naman ang dumikit kay Alden, keri nyo bang tawagin sya ng mga BN na user?

Babalik din sa inyo yang mga sinasabi nyo eh

Maine took notice of the tweet and replied that she’s not forcing anyone to support her projects.

Sorry may nag tag lang sa akin, pero…. movie and lipstick? Support o hindi, nasa sa inyo naman yun, wala naman pong pilitan kung ayaw.

Alden and Maine continue to be co-hosts in the noontime show, however, both also have their own projects.

Alden is currently starring in GMA 7’s Victor Magtanggol with love interests Janine Gutierrez at Andrea Torres while Maine is part of the cast of the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival entry Jack Em Popoy: The PulisCredibles with Coco Martin and Vic Sotto.

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8 Young Stars Who Run Their Own Businesses

8 Young Stars Who Run Their Own Businesses

  • Young celebrities who opened their own businesses.
  • These young celebrity-entrepreneurs’ ventured into restaurants, a dance studio, a swimwear collection, and a make-up line—are just some of the types of businesses they got into.

Life in the entertainment industry is never stable and a fast-paced environment, a star’s career may be over in one blink-of-an-eye. This reality have enlightened the minds of today’s young stars.

They entered the world of business and it’s not just for publicity, but for financial stability.

Here are a few celebrities who are also entrepreneurs themselves:

Ella Cruz.

Young star Cruz has always been passionate about dancing. And that passion led her to open her very own dance studio named EC Dance Studio. It is located in Kamuning, Quezon City and has been holding dance classes since 2016.

She also owns a franchise of sandwich chain Pepi Cubano, located in TriNoma Mall.

Sam Pinto.

Pinto lauched Sirena Swimwear PH in 2015. It is a swimwear collection made possible by a partnership with good friend, Ericka Hocson.

She also owns a resort in Baler, Aurora. L’Sirene Boutique Resort was inspired by the star’s passion for surfing.

Kim Chiu.

The actress owns quite a handful of businesses. Chiu has invested in Adorata Weddings, which is a ready-to-wear bridal boutique in partnership with Arlyn Timog. and fashion designers Edwin Tan and the late Pepsi Herrera.

She also owns franchises of Potato Corner and Julie’s Bakeshop, in partnership with her sister, Kam Chiu.

Nadine Lustre.

Lustre‘s make-up line Lustrous is no secret to most as she often posts about it in her Instagram stories. She also launched her limited edition fragrance line called Luster by Nadine.

The actress and musician owns a franchise of nail spa Nails.Glow.

Arianne Bautista.

This Kapuso star has her own restaurant with friend Louise delos Reyes called North Wing MNL.

She is also the co-founder of Tornado Peri-Peri Chicken which started in Maginhawa, Quezon City, and has now several branches in Cavite and Palawan.

Kris Bernal.

Bernal isn’t just a well known actress, she is also a successful restaurateur as she owns Meat Kris, a burger stall in Communeaty Roces Food Hub in Quezon City. She is also planning to open another branch in Sampaloc, Manila.

She is also owns an upcoming Korean grill restaurant named House of Gogi.

Maine Mendoza.

This Eat Bulaga host is not a newbie when it comes to the business as her family reportedly owns a gas station and coffee shop in in their hometown.

Mendoza recently opened her own franchise of fastfood chain McDonald‘s in Sta. Maria, Bulacan.

Alden Richards.

This Victor Magtanggol star owns a restaurant called Concha’s Garden Cafe. It started in Tagaytay City but has another branch in the Quezon City.

Aside from that, Richards also shared that he’s planning to open a gasoline business, to be managed by his father, Richard Faulkerson.

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Alden Richards’ fan, thankful for the Series; the Show helps her mourning Mom

Alden Richards’ fan, thankful for the Series; the Show helps her mourning Mom

  • Netizen thanks Alden Richards for making her mom happy again after the death of her father.
  • She thanked the actor and the team behind Victor Magtanggol for their hard work just to provide good entertainment to everyone.

GMA’s newest primetime series, Victor Magtanggol, has received mixed feedback ever since it first aired on July 30. There were praises, but there were also who were less impressed, but for an Alden die-hard fan, is thankful for her idol to have done the project since it helped her mother from grieving over her husband’s passing.

Other netizens also joined the discussion when it comes to ratings and trends between the show and its rival, Ang Probinsyano.

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This Netizen, who turned-out to be Richards’s fan,  tweeted about how her mom is happy again as they watch Victor Magtanggol.

Anna’s father died in July because of cancer and other complications. She observed how her mother began to smile again and ‘somehow’ happy while watching the series.

Image: Screengrab of @tweeteriiing’s tweet

Dear @aldenrichards02 aka Victor Magtanggol;

I just want to say thank you for making my Mom happy, again. My father died last July lang at hindi madali for my mom to. Parang 3/4 ng mundo nya ang nawasak nung nawala si Papa. Sometimes nakikita ko sya na

Image: Screengrab of @tweeteriiing’s tweet


umiiyak, nakatulala, nag iisip ng malalim. Pero nung nagsimula ang VM at napapanuod ka nya every night, nakita ko ulit sya na masaya. Yung genuine happiness ba. Right now, I am so happy seeing her smile na parang ewan pag nakikita ka nya sa tv.

Just her luck, Alden saw her heartwarming tweets and decided to reply “Wala pong anuman.”

That small gesture of replying to the tweet, couldn’t help the fan burst in joy and gratitude.

Image: Screengrab of @tweeteriiing’s tweet

In a private message, Anna shared that she has been a fan of Alden ever since she first saw him on TV and her mom has been a fan since the Aldub phenomenon.

“Since then, naging fan na nya ko. Though hindi talaga ko nakakapunta sa mga mall shows nya kasi I am living in a province so mahirap maging full time fangirl. I think 5years na rin. My mom naman is also his fan simula nung Aldub phenom.”

She also added how much Alden meant to them and how he helped them grieve over the loss of a loved one.

“Alden is like our happy pill. Lalo na for my Mom. So nung nagkaron ng Victor Magtanggol we’re very happy na mapapanuod na namin sya regularly on tv. Minsan kasi wala sya sa Eat Bulaga eh. So seeing him on tv every night nakakatulong talaga lalo na for my mom na mag move forward.”

Anna ended her message with a touching message to her idol and the team of Victor Magtanggo.

“To Alden, we love you for being who/what you are. Yung kindness mo, ung passion mo, yung drive mo to fulfill your goals, and yung totality mo as a person. Continue to be an inspiration, do what makes you happy, and be who you want to be. Hindi yung gusto ng iba for you, pero yung gusto ng Diyos at gusto mo para sa sarili mo. As long as you’re not hurting anyone, go lang.

“To VM team, thank you for giving us a show na de kalidad talaga. Thank you for all your hardwork and dedication para mabigyan kami ng ganung klaseng entertainment. Good health to everyone, and more more success pa sa lahat.”

In a tweet, Anna said that sometimes the ratings aren’t the most important thing but the happiness and inspiration the show brings to other people.

Image: Screengrab of @tweeteriiing’s tweet


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LOOK: Some fans of Maine Mendoza tweet about “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano”

LOOK: Some fans of Maine Mendoza tweet about “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano”

  • Maine Mendoza fans decide to support Coco Martin’s Ang Probinsyano by tweeting its hashtag.
  • Maine and Coco, together with Vic Sotto, will be working together for this year’s MMFF entry.

Alden RichardsAldub partner, Maine Mendoza herself tweeted her support to the actor wishing the actor the best of luck and happiness; however, a number of Mendoza’s fans decided o show their support to Victor Magtanggol‘s rival, FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano‘s hashtag #FPJAPTensyon instead.

maine mendoza the new jolly endorser
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Though Maine showed her support to her love team’s show pilot, some fans still opted to post tweets on the rival show.

Screencap of Maine’s post on Twitter to show support to Alden’s “Victor Magtanggol” pilot episode

It was Victor Magtanggol‘s much-awaited premier on Monday, and the episode’s hashtag #VictorMagtanggolAngSimula (though didn’t gain full support from Maine’s fans, still it reached the top spot of the Philippine trends that night.

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One of the reasons for this is Maine and Coco Martin, along with Vic Sotto has an upcoming entry to this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival.

A fan tweeted that she decided to support Coco’s hashtag because he’ll be working with Maine soon and to also thank Coco’s fans from tweeting for the star the day before.

Image: Screengrab of @MaineFaney’s tweet

Supporting Coco’s HT dahil makakatrabaho siya ni Maine and to thank some of Coco’s fans as well for tweeting for Maine yesterday. #FPJAPTensyon

Other Netizens proceeded to throw shades on Alden and his show while expressing their support for Ang Probinsyano.

Image: Screengrab of @Yellow39309922’s tweet

This guy definitely deserve our support ,he walk the talk,he said he wants to work with Maine,he did something about it,unlike the others guy,he avoided to work with Maine,now,he begged her to tweet his uninteresting ts #FPJAPTensyon 

Image: Screengrab of @sol_falena’s tweet

My support goes to #FPJAPTensyon . Coco Martin is maine’s new partner for the movie, and I’m against glorifying other ek-ek gods. Only One True God for us. 

Twitter user @mizzygirl even tweeted out full details of Ang Probinsyano as support.

Image: Screengrab of @mizzygirl777’s tweet

#FPJAPTensyon let’s go for Coco Martin @cocomartin_ph the real deal. Watch his Ang Pribinsyano from Monday to Friday after TV Partson Channel 2 ABS-CBN. Watch also his forthcoming movie with Vic Sotto & Maine Mendoza @mainedcm Jack Em Popoy – The Pulis Credibles MMFF entry.

Image: Screengrab of @DebraEF5’s tweet

As a sign of gratitude to Coco Martin’s fans who helped trend Maine’s HT for Daig, I’ll tweet using Coco Martin’s HT.

Image: Screengrab of @MsM1995’s tweet

I am truly excited for Coco and Maine tandem.

I am sure that Coco will really take care of our girl.


A Maine supporter also expressed her excitement regarding the upcoming movie.

Image: Screengrab of @missblue547’s tweet

Yun magkasama na silang tatlo, especially Maine, malakjing pasabog na yan! Woooooh!!! #FPJAPTensyon

Netizens and Coco Martin fans are surprised and thankful about the unexpected help they got from fans of Maine.

Image: Screengrab of @fanzup’s tweet


Image: Screengrab of @itsmedoreymon’s tweet

OMG Thank you Maine fans for supporting Kapamilya. #justlove

#FPJAPTensyon #BAGANIVision

Not only the Coco fans, but this one supporter of Maine also got surprised about the turn of events.

Image: Screengrab of @maineonlyfan’s tweet

Wow! Maine fans supporting Coco! #FPJAPTensyon

Jak Em Popoy The Pulis Credibles will be in cinemas starting December 25.

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