At his thanksgiving party held on January 6, Alden Richards shared his plans for the year 2019.
He said that he would still be appearing in his regular shows like Eat Bulaga and Sunday Pinasaya. Then he will get to do a series of concerts in various countries before he starts a new show with the Kapuso network.
When asked about the title, he answered, “Nothing is definite po as of now.”
“I’d really love to do it as I know it’s a hit drama worldwide. I’d also love to work with Maine again. But hindi naman po kami ang magde-decide tungkol diyan kundi ang GMA management. So I hope sana nga, sa amin ni Maine nila ibigay ang project as I’d really love to do it.
“Actually, kahit magkaiba ang career paths namin ngayon ni Maine as we’re on our own, mas close kami ngayon as friends at mas open sa isa’t isa. We are growing individually, on our own. But we really appreciate the fans of our love team who continue to support us and root for us and request na magkasama kami uli sa isang teleserye or movie.”
He also addressed the rumors of him being in a secret relationship, which was said to be the reason why he’s in his “happiest” as of the moment.
“Not true. I’m at my happiest dahil sa dami ng blessings na dumarating sa akin. Actually, ang wish ko nga, sana matagpuan ko na ‘yung the one this 2019. But hindi ko naman hinahanap, basta kung darating siya, ’di okay.”
About his future business plans, his own fast food chain franchise in Biñan, Laguna is currently under construction.
“But sobrang saya ko kasi dati, kumakain lang kami ng family ko sa isang branch noon sa Sta. Rosa at ngayon, may sarili na akong franchise. Our plan is to open it on Easter Sunday.”
At the topic of future leading ladies, Richards answered that he would like to work with Heart Evangelista in the future.
“I find her a good actress and I’ve never worked with her before. I’d really like to experience working with her as my leading lady.”
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.
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.
Pwedeng-pwede talaga ang AlDub sa Descendants of the Sun. Magaling naman sa action si Alden at 'yung character ni Doc Kang eh kaya naman ni Maine.
— Kharl (@superkav16) January 1, 2019
— ⚫ HuwagKangManghusga ⚫ (@jolmarion) December 10, 2018
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.
GMA network will make an adaptation of "DESCENDANTS OF THE SUN"
Alden and Maine will be the lead.
wtf. HINDI NGA MAKAGAWA NG MAAYOS NA FILIPINO DRAMA EH SABAY GAGAWA NITO.
NADALA NA AKO SA ADAPTATION NG MY LOVE FROM THE STAR HA! kainis. ayusan nyo GMA.
— 정말사랑해방탄 (@loveallpeople00) January 4, 2019
“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.”
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.
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
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.
TAGS: #aldub, 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival, Alden Richards, Andrea Torres, Coco Martin, eat bulaga, Jack Em Popoy: The PulisCredibles, Janine Guttierez, Kalye Serye, maine mendoza, Vic Sotto, Victor Magtanggol
Alden Richards‘ Aldub 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.
Though Maine showed her support to her love team’s show pilot, some fans still opted to post tweets on the rival show.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
#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.
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.
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.
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.
#FPJAPTensyon WOW MAINE FANS ARE HELPING FPJAP TO TREND TONIGHT
OMG Thank you Maine fans for supporting Kapamilya. #justlove
Not only the Coco fans, but this one supporter of Maine also got surprised about the turn of events.
Wow! Maine fans supporting Coco! #FPJAPTensyon
Jak Em Popoy The Pulis Credibles will be in cinemas starting December 25.
Famous comedian and host allegedly have a feud with ABS-CBN’s Chief Operating Officer Cory Vidanes. The rumors started when the host initiates AlDub skit during the It’s Showtime last June 1.
Vice was talking to Tawag ng Tanghalan finalist Reggie Turtugo via split screen when the host mentioned Turtugo’s facial similarities over Eat Bulaga! host and actor Alden Richards. Vice, Vhong Navarro, Anne Curtis, and Amy Perez were at the ABS-CBN studio Tortugo was at the Aliw Theater for the rehearsals of the Tawag ng Tanghalan finale.
The skit started when Vice initiated the skit when he and Turtugo high fived and made a heart using the split screen, which is what the famous Eat Bulaga! loveteam used to do way back.
“Ang lakas maka AlDub nun ha. AlDub, AlDub lang. Yaya Dub ako today. Buhay na buhay ang buong AlDub Nation. So, ayan, mukhang mapapagalitan ako…” the comedian exclaimed as the others continue laughing.
Vhong accidentally pushed Vice while laughing which caused the other to say “Aray, tinulak ako nito… si Lola Nidora.” while Vhong copies the tone of Lola Nidora’s voice which is originally portrayed by the Kapuso comedian Wally Bayola.
Vice then remembered that the ABS-CBN executive just came back from her out of the country trip.
“Hi, Tita Cory, welcome back. I love you. We missed you, Tita Cory. I will see you tomorrow. I love you po…. principal’s office ako mamaya.”
The statement caused confusion and feud allegations from viewers as Vice continuously hints about getting scolded after his Eat Bulaga! AlDub spiels throughout the episode.
It’s heartbreaking every time we see our idols take a step backward, even just to pause and catch up where they left off. It pains us also seeing them struggling with everything that’s happening with them. Despite the blinding spotlights and millions of fans, they are also humans–entitled of privacy and own emotions.
Maine Mendoza, being that girl, has finally broken her silence. AlDub, for all we know, is one of the biggest love teams we have right now; solid fanbase, supportive, die-hard, and thoughtful. But that does not mean it is enough. Maine has been nothing but spectacular in portraying her character as Yaya Dub.
It was phenomenal–from being a fan, to a magazine covergirl, brand endorser, and a finale at a runway show. Who would have thought that the simple girl whose only goal is to make people happy by being goofy will come this far?
Through her latest post on her blog www.mainemendoza.com, she somehow shared a revelation. Being funny as ever, we would never have expected that she has been struggling with the way all the attention she’s getting.
She has come to a point that she felt she’s not free anymore–that everything she does and will do, are no longer for herself. We pinpointed every point she had in her blog post proving why she is the most human celebrity we have now.
How often do we hear celebrities speak about their true feelings? Maine need no presscon just to voice out her emotions. According to her, she couldn’t find any other way to do ‘it’ so she wrote it on her blog.. like she used to. Before the spotlight and millions of followers.
Doing this alone takes a lot of courage. She’s right. She might lose fans after posting this, but she’s no longer afraid. “By the end of this letter I am pretty sure majority of you are going to turn your backs on me and probably hate on me,” she is prepared for it.
True enough, since the beginning, she has shown us her true self. She did not try to conceal who she really is. Everybody loved her for that. Bubbly, spontaneous, and gifted with sense of humor, that’s what she is.
She has always been like that. Grateful. But she doesn’t forget that honesty is still the best for AlDub, and she could not stand faking just to please everyone.
Maine does not shrug off the truth that no one is immune to pain. Even the richest and famous personalities, they get hurt, too. And nothing or no one could ever dictate them what to feel.
As a celebrity, these thoughts are inevitable especially when it’s your public image at stake. Then again, just because you are being caged, doesn’t mean you’ll let yourself stay there for the longest time. Maine values her freedom, and people love her for that.
She doesn’t forget her principles in life. ” I do not want to compromise my own happiness for other people’s desires,” she said in the blog.
Maine’s edge in the industry is her honesty. Since then, she’s very vocal about her relationship with Alden. Despite the media wants to tell they’re a thing. She always holds her guard and reminds the public that she’s not dating her co-star.
She was never afraid to lose fans for being honest. If her fans turn backs against her, she would still feel lucky for having such supportive friends and a loving family.
As she begs for her freedom, she though of Alden’s. She knows that he’s been battling the same struggles, and Maine could not ask for more but his happiness as well.
Filipinos are big fans of love teams. They follow their idols’ every move, watch every movie, and buy anything and everything that can be associated with these couples. Take for example Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, also known as KathNiel, who’ve conquered the box office. Or James Reid and Nadine Lustre, also known as JaDine, who have a lot of endorsements. Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, or LizQuen, who headlined the phenomenal soap Forevermore. Alden Richards and Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza, or AlDub, who packed the world’s largest indoor dome to the brim with fans.
But before there was KathNiel, JaDine, LizQuen, and AlDub, there were other Pinoy love teams that became popular in the past. Do you want to know who made your parents (or grandparents) swoon?
The Dailypedia lists ten Pinoy love teams that were phenomenal during their time.
1. Guy and Pip
The most admired love team of Philippine show business from 1960s to 1980s. Guy (Nora Aunor) and Pip (Tirso Cruz III) made many hit movies, radio programs, television shows, and songs. They were at the peak of their popularity in the ’70s.
2. Sharon and Gabby
Sharon Cuneta and Gabby Concepcion’s real and reel love story started when they filmed their movie, Dear Heart in 1981. Although now separated, the generation of the ’80s will always remember them as the ultimate love team.
3. Dawn and Richard
The “CharDawn” for Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta’s love team will be honoring their 25th year in 2016. Dawn claims that their love team-up is unlike those of other love teams. Even if the CharDawn backstage romance did not work out, it didn’t mean a conclusion to their love team. It still lives on because of their extraordinary chemistry.
4. Angelu and Bobby
The TGIS days of Bobby Andrews and Angelu de Leon started their love team. They both had fun recalling their love team days and disclosed that their most romantic scenes were filmed when they were not in good terms with each other. They recently starred in the afternoon soap “Buena Familia”.
5. Lea and Aga
Although it’s been twenty years since Aga Muhlach and Lea Salonga made a movie together, the excitement of their love team still lives on. Their love team started with their famed movie “Sana Maulit Muli”. Currently, Lea is still active in showbiz as one of The Voice’s judges, and Aga is set to come back to ABS-CBN as a Kapamilya.
6. Sheryl and Romnick
The Shernick loveteam for Sheryl Cruz and Romnick Sarmienta, had something eminent going for them. They attracted their fans during team-up in their movies in the late 1980s. Together they appeared in more than 10 movies, one of which was “Everlasting Love”
7. Kristine and Jericho
At the peak of their loveteam’s popularity, the soap “Pangako Sa ‘Yo” was the highlight in their careers. Kristine Hermosa and Jericho Rosales were identified as “Yna” and “Angelo” in this primetime series. Their chemistry was uncanny that they were well received not only in the Philippines, but their hit soap was even translated into different languages and was shown in other countries.
8. Jolina and Marvin
The ‘90s teen love team of Jolina Magdangal and Marvin Agustin first attracted to televiewers when they were paired in Gimik, a youth-oriented show. Marvin and Jolina are well-known for their romantic-comedy films and television series. They were recently reunited in the recently concluded soap “Flordeliza”.
9. Judy Ann and Piolo
The Judy Ann Santos and Piolo Pascual tandem started the way for their success today in the showbiz industry. They are among those in the upper levels of stardom because of their charisma, looks and talent. They were paired in several movies and were rumored to be dating exclusively when they were a love team.
10. Sandara and Hero
Sandara Park and Hero Angeles were winners in the Star Circle Quest which also started their loveteam. The fans were attracted to Sandara’s Asian outlook because Asian novelas were a hit at that time. Currently, Sandara is now part of the Korean pop group 2NE1 and Hero is trying to make his way back in showbiz appearing in a couple of shows in ABS-CBN.
Which is your favorite love team of all time? Leave a comment below.
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As another National Election is just around the corner, politicians are again out to secure votes with catchy jingles, campaign materials, and hopefully, a well-thought out platform.
Last February 12, Team Galing at Puso lead by Grace Poe went to Pangasinan for their proclamation rally, including senatorial candidate Tito Sotto III. In the event held at the Department of Education Central 2, San Carlos City, the incumbent senator seemed to be the crowd favorite among all the senatoriables when he it was his turn on stage to court the votes of Pangasinenses.
According to a report, the audience rooted for him after the candidate said, “Ito pwede nyong sabihin na suhol. Pero ito suhol talaga.” Further clarifying “Pag si Grace at si Chiz (Escudero) nanalo dito sa San Carlos City at ang buong slate ng GP (Galing at Puso), itong lahat ng slate kasama mga mayor namin at mga konsehal, dadalhin namin dito ang ‘Eat Bulaga'”. The latter added “Dito kami magsho-show. Isasama ko yung dalawa. Sinong dalawa? Si Vic, si Joey at saka si Alden saka si Yaya Dub.”
The Eat Bulaga host, also running under United Nationalist Alliance headed by Vice President Jejomar Binay, has already served three terms in the Senate after winning in 1992, 1998, and 2010.
His advocacy focused on battling drugs, serving as a Chairman of the Dangerous Drugs Board under the Office of the President for two years.