The hit tandem on Philippine television “AlDub” pays tribute to Overseas Filipino Workers on Wednesday.
Alden Richards was not present on the “Kalyeserye” episode of noontime show “Eat Bulaga” yesterday. Maine Mendoza, who portrays Yaya Dub, was visibly upset as she was missing Alden.
Lola Nidora, played by Wally Bayola, explained that Alden was currently busy filming, the Reporter Times wrote.
Lola Nidora said Yaya Dub should not feel sad for not seeing Alden for one day. She then compared the heartthrob absence to Filipinos who are working overseas. Lola Nidora said OFW should be an inspiration to everyone because of their sacrifices while working overseas.
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Meanwhile, as the show continues to soar in social media and on local TV ratings, Richards’ self-titled album make it at No. 10 in the Worldwide Music Chart of Billboard Magazine in the US, Manila Bulletin wrote.
Richards was the third Filipino singer and the first Filipino male artist to make it to Billboard chart.
The first Filipino who climbed to the Billboard chart was singer Jaya with her song “If You Leave Me Now.” According to Manila Bulletin, Jaya made it to No. 44 of the US Dance Charts on February 3, 1990.
Charice Pempengco’s single “Pyramid” from her album “Charice” made it at No. 1 on Billboard Dance Club chart at and No. 8 in Hot 100 chart in 2010.
Aldub earlier recorded 25.6 million tweets on its episode that featured Alden’s the first “akyat-ligaw” to Yaya Dub.
Social media followers of the two main characters of “Kalyeserye” also reached millions. As of Oct. 7, 2015, Alden’s Twitter account has 2.05 million followers, while Mendoza reached 1.95 million.
AlDub and Lola Nidora are also set to receive a Catholic Social Media Award this weekend.
Mon Bandril, of the awards organizing committee, said “This is the kind of show that we don’t see on TV anymore.”
Aside from the stars of “Kalyeserye,” “Eat Bulaga” producer TAPE Productions will also be given the award for promoting Catholic values on courtship, modesty and respect for elders, among other good traits, the Philippine Daily Inquirer wrote.
However, Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines President and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Soc Villegas clarified that the CBCP has nothing to do in bestowing of the award.