After the success of the previous episode of “Maalaala Mo Kaya,” starring Zaijan Jaranilla and Belle Mariano, another episode was acclaimed by netizens and viewers all over the country.
Titled Bituin, this episode tells the story of two teens whose love is tested when one of them was diagnosed with cancer. Kapamilya actors Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto played the role of John and Aika, respectively.
During the show’s airing, it emerged as the top trending topic on Twitter Philippines. Many netizens applauded the acting skills of both Garcia and Barretto and noticed the chemistry between the two.
The episode also drew praise, not only from netizens, but also from the show’s regular viewers. As a matter of fact, this particular episode of “Maalaala Mo Kaya” garnered 30% nationwide ratings according to Kantar Media—beating its rival show “Magpakailanman.”
Here are some of the reactions and praises from netizens:
Astonished by the good feedbacks from fans, Garcia was quick to post on his Twitter. He wrote: “Maraming salamat sa lahat ng nanood. Sana may natutunan kayo kina Aika at John!”
Meanwhile, Barretto took to her Instagram account to post her silhouette with Garcia. She captioned it with one of her lines in the episode: “It’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.”
Both Garcia and Barretto starred in the MMFF film “Vince & Kath & James” with “It’s Showtime” dancer-host Ronnie Alonte. The film grossed more than 100 million in the box office.