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Long wait is over: ’Isa Pa With Feelings’ of #MaineMendoza starts regular screening

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Long wait is over: ’Isa Pa With Feelings’ of #MaineMendoza starts regular screening

Hashtag #MaineMendoza is at the top of Twitter’s Trending in Philippines topics again, as her fandom prepares to go to cinemas nationwide  for the start of the regular screening of her movie with Carlo Aquino titled “Isa Pa With Feelings” today (October 16).

The first starrer of Maine not opposite Aden Richards, who is the other half of the love team #AlDub, has been receiving positive reviews, especially after the premiere of ”Isa Pa With Feelings” on Tuesday night (October 15), at SM Megamall, which was well attended by celebrities.

While Maine’s boyfriend Arjo Atayde was absent, her real-life and showbiz families gave their full support, particularly her Eat Bulaga “dabarkads”.

Bossing Vic Sotto and wife Pauleen Luna was in attendance,  along with Baeby Baste and Ruby Rodriguez. Benjie Paras, Sheena Halili, Angelika Dela Cruz, Ciara Sotto and boyfriend Austin, as well as top executives of APT Entertainment were also present.

ABS-CBN, which produced the movie through its unit Black Sheep, described “Isa Pa with Feelings” as a love story between a young deaf man (Carlo) and his sign language student (Maine). Prime Cruz directed the movie.

As of 9 a.m. on Wednesday, #MaineMendoza already had over 221,000 tweets. #IsaPaWithFeelingsNowShowing, meanwhile, already had more than 51,000 tweets.

Netizens praised Maine for her performance in the movie, which, they said, revealed her acting prowess. Many also thanked Carlo for how well she treated Maine.

Some fans tweeted that they will be in movie houses hours before they open, so expect long queues in cinemas today.

Fans get first glimpse of #MaineMendoza movie ‘Isa Pa With Feelings’

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Fans get first glimpse of #MaineMendoza movie ‘Isa Pa With Feelings'
Image Credit: Black Sheep / Isa Pa With Feelings

Fans finally got a glimpse of the much-hyped movie of Kapuso’s Maine Mendoza with Kapamilya’s Carlo Aquino titled “Isa Pa With Feelings”, with Black Sheep Productions releasing the first official teaser of the flick.

The 1 minute and 32 seconds teaser gave the viewing public a good idea of the character of Carlo, who plays the role Gali, a deaf sign language teacher.

Image Credit: Black Sheep / Isa Pa With Feelings

One of the scenes showed Carlo teaching Maine (named Mara in the movie) how to communicate the word “Sorry!” in sign language multiple times so she could deliver it with feelings.

There was also a scene where the two characters met for the first time inside an elevator, with Gali already thinking of communicating with Mara, but opted not to, prompting him to tell himself,” Ang torpe ko talaga”. Mara actually tried to talk to Gali, but she thought she was ignored, as she didn’t know yet that Gali was deaf. The next scene showed Gali seeing Mara dancing at the balcony of the same condo where he also lives, making him happy that they are actually neighbors. Another scene showed the two dancing together.

“Isa Pa With Feelings” is Maine’s first starrer sans Alden Richards. The two rose to stardom as the Eat Bulaga love team AlDub. 

Alden just became the Philippines’ new box office king after his movie “Hello, Love, Goodbye” opposite Kathryn Bernardo raked in about P1 billion in revenues to bag the title as the highest grossing Philippine movie of all time.

Maine has been a consistent top trending topic on social media, with her fandom tweeting a lot about their excitement over her forthcoming movie with Carlo. #MaineMendoza and #AldenRichards are often the Philippine top trending topics on Twitter.

Alden’s newest series with GMA Network, “The Gift”, had its first airing on Monday.

“Isa Pa With Feelings” will hit the cinemas on October 16. There will also be several block screenings scheduled for the flick. The movie is directed by Prime Cruz. It is under Black Sheep Production, which belongs to ABS-CBN Films group.

Alden Richards back on primetime TV with start of his Kapuso series ‘The Gift’ tonight

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Alden Richards back on primetime TV with start of his Kapuso series ‘The Gift’ tonight
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Alden Richards, now the certified box office king in the Philippines, is back on primetime TV with the airing of the first episode of his newest Kapuso series “The Gift” today (September 16).

His fandom’s excitement over the showing of the series opener is all over the social media, placing the hashtag #AldenRichards again at the top of the Trending in Philippines topics on Twitter.

Image Credit: aldenrichards02 / IG

As of 9 a.m. on September 16, #AldenRichards already had more than 73.5K tweets, way more than the Filipinos’ rants on the decision of some city mayors in Metro Manila not to suspend classes despite the heavy rains due to Habagat (monsoon). 

#MaineMendoza, the hashtag of Maine, who is Alden’s other half in the TV love team AlDub, was actually the second most tweeted topic of day, with already more than 56.8K tweets and counting. Fans are tweeting a lot about Maine’s forthcoming movie with Carlo Aquino titled “Isa Pa With Feelings”.

Maine’s movie with Carlo follows the highly successful crossover film “Hello, Love, Goodbye” of Alden with Star Cinema opposite  Kapamilya’s Kathryin Bernardo. The flick, which was filmed in Hong Kong, just became the highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time with about P1 billion in revenues.

The GMA Network said the inspirational soap “The Gift” tells the story of Sep (Alden) as a street-smart, high-spirited and visually impaired vendor in Divisoria who will be blessed with the gift to perceive past and future events. 

Alden even undergone blind immersion training “to be able to fully understand the culture of the visually impaired people, shared his realizations upon accepting the challenging role,” according to the Kapuso network.

“Sometimes we take things for granted, normal lang na nakakakita tayo but once na mawala siya, parang that really got me. Actually, nalungkot ako ng ma-experience ko kasi ang hirap mawalan ng paningin. After that immersion, I interviewed people who can see before sila nabulag and na-inspire ako sa kanila na tipong ‘what can be my contributions to society now that I’m blind? Iyon ‘yung gusto kong mabaon ng mga manonood sa The Gift – bibigyan natin sila ng peak sa mundo ng mga taong hindi nakakakita para mas maintindihan natin sila,” GMA quoted Alden as saying.

According to GMA’s teaser on the series, playing important roles in the life of Sep are the members of the Marcelino family: Christian Vasquez as Javier, Nadia’s unfaithful second husband who is a shrewd businessman and a controlling father to his son whom he aspires to be a politician; Martin del Rosario as Jared, son of Nadia and Javier who is always out to please his father and will make use of Sep’s gift for his personal interests as a young politician; Ysabel Ortega as Sabina, brat but good-natured daughter of Nadia and Javier; Betong Sumaya as Asi, the trusted assistant and driver of Javier and Jared; Tetay as Tonya, Nadia’s best friend and Javier’s wealthy cousin; Rochelle Pangilinan as Francine, Javier’s feisty and entitled executive assistant and mistress; Luz Valdez as Puring, Javier’s doting grandmother who took care of him when his parents passed away.

Giving life and meaning into Sep’s journey are: Elizabeth Oropesa as Lola Char, Sep’s adoptive grandmother who saved him from an attempted kidnapping in Quiapo when he got lost as a kid; Victor Anastacio as Andoy, comical leader of young delinquents in Divisoria who adores Amor; Mikoy Morales as Bistek, outgoing friend of Sep and Amor who sells anything under the sun in Divisoria; Thia Thomalla as Faith, fancied by Sep and dubbed as the ‘Princess of Divisoria’ for her beauty and for being the daughter of a wealthy fabric store owner; Mikee Quintos as Amor, a spunky vendor who secretly admires Sep; Jo Berry as Strawberry, Sep’s adoptive and overprotective mother who doesn’t let her disability get in the way of providing for her family; and Ms. Jean Garcia as Nadia, Sep’s biological mother who loses her faith in God after the death of her first husband and the disappearance of her son. 

The Gift also features the special participation of TJ Trinidad as Gener.

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