GMA Network’s newest primetime series Destined To Be Yours starring the phenomenal love team of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza has been making a splash all over social media as the story of Benjie (Alden) and Sinag (Maine) continues to unfold on the GMA Telebabad block, keeping viewers hooked to their television screens every night.
After all the anticipation, “worth the wait” has never been more real as netizens pour out overwhelming love and support since its premiere on Feb. 27. The pilot episode’s official hashtag, #DestinedToBeYoursWorldPremiere, garnered over a whopping 4.6 million tweets and was the top trending topic nationwide. Simultaneously, “DTBY WorldPremiere” also became a trending topic nationwide and worldwide.
One Twitter user with the handle @shie061809 tweeted, “Kudos @GMADestinedToBe @mainedcm @aldenrichards02 ang galing! Sobrang galing ng pilot!” Meanwhile, even Facebook users have been vocal about their happiness. To quote another netizen Emma Miraha Arceo, “Ang ganda ng teleserye ni Maine at Alden nakakawala ng problema at nakakainlove.” On Instagram, @glittered_gurl commented “Ang gaganda ng reviews kay Maine at Alden dahil natural sila mag deliver ng acting nila.”
The two lead stars couldn’t help but express their gratitude. “Maraming, maraming, maraming salamat, grabe kayo. Kung gaano karami ang support niyo sa amin, ganun din karami ang pagsisikapan pa namin,” Maine exclaims. For his part, Alden promises to work even harder on the series. “Paghihirapan pa at pagagandahin pa namin lalo ang Destined To Be Yours gabi gabi po, para sa inyo. Tutok lang,” he says.
Bacoor, Cavite Representative Strike Revilla, brother of actor Bong Revilla celebrated his 47th birthday on March 2 with a high level of advocacy. He chose to celebrate his special day with Bacoorenos and through the launching of Duterte Against Drugs (DAD) in Strike Gymnasium of new Bacoor Government Center (BGC) in Bacoor.
“My heart is with every Bacoorenos. My day will not be complete without them. And through DAD, Bacoorenos will be more aware on how to protect their kids or loved ones from any form of illegalities, especially illegal drugs.
“Every father, like me, should be aware of the bad things illegal drugs will bring to their families,” says Revilla during the interview with members of the press.
DAD Chairman Dinky Doo was with female celebrities who provided the entertainment for guests and Bacoorenos through a volleyball exhibition game against the city employees, Bacoor City Strike team.
With representatives from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) the launch featured Dragon dance, hot dance number from celebrities, and raffle draws.
“I will never and no one can ever stop me from serving Bacoorenos. Even now in Congress, I see to it that most of my bills will give Bacoor a better life,” adds Congressman Revilla who is also one of the DAD’s board of trustees.
There’s a new morning show on ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel, to jumpstart our day with the top news and business stories in the country and around the globe.
Early Edition, anchored by TJ Manotoc and Annalisa Burgos, premiered on Feb. 27 with the latest and breaking news reports and financial updates at 5:30 a.m. from Monday to Friday.
The fast-paced news-oriented program also features Paolo Abrera and ANC news correspondents Michelle Ong and Christian Esguerra to help TJ and Annalisa with significant and relevant information and analysis viewers can use as they face another busy day ahead.
It also has sports, lifestyle, and entertainment news, and live discussions on the trending topics in the country and in the world today. Resident ANC analyst Richard Heydarian is also in th show to explain and dissect issues on foreign relations and foreign policy.
The show formally introduces Burgos as the newest anchor of ANC. She is considered as the gold standard in news and analysis in the Philippines. The Los Angeles-born international journalist brings with her over 17 years of experience as a multi-media journalist covering news, business, and lifestyle beats in Asia, New York City, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles.
Prior to joining ANC, Annalisa was an anchor and lifestyle correspondent for Channel NewsAsia’s regional English-language morning show, FirstLook Asia, interviewing global newsmakers. She also hosted a popular weekly food and travel series, What’s Cooking, covering topics like luxury travel in Japan, fine dining on the Mekong River and sustainable farming in Central Vietnam.
Before moving to Asia, Annalisa was a New York-based anchor, reporter and editor for several major media companies, including Yahoo, HGTV, Forbes, CNBC and Bloomberg. She graduated from UCLA and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.