- Alden Richards’ newest series The Gift trended online
- The Gift premiered last September 16, Monday
- Alden was one of the luminaries of the ‘Sine Sandaan Awards’
Alden Richards’ newest primetime series The Gift became a top trending topic on Twitter Philippines hours before it premiered last September 16, Monday.
Using the #TheGiftWORLDPremiere, many netizens expressed their excitement for the series on Twitter.
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— Leysam Sanciangco (@leysam1) September 16, 2019
— GMA Drama (@GMADrama) September 16, 2019
— ALDENatics QC (@ALDENaticsQC_) September 16, 2019
1st spot – Philippine trends
11th spot – Worldwide trends
— ALDEN Trendsetter OFFICIAL (@AldenTrendsOFC) September 16, 2019
That hostage scene in the bank was – WOW! Bravo Direk LA, Jean and TJ! I have never seen TJ be this so good. Galing sobra! 👏👏👏#TheGiftWORLDPremiere
— TitaTweets (@TitaNaManangPa) September 16, 2019
And when we thought the good news could no longer get any better, in addition to the successful #TheGiftWORLDPremiere tonight, #HelloLoveGoodbye blessed streak continues! Huhu. Grabehan! Road to 1B na itey! You're beyond amazing, Lord!!! Thank You! 💖😭@aldenrichards02 pic.twitter.com/UJYvAbe9id
— ★彡ƦɨƬȤ彡♡ 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝐢𝐟𝐭◎ (@chosen_rhytz) September 16, 2019
Unfortunately, the Twitter trends didn’t translate to ratings. The official hashtag trended at number one during the episode and number 5 worldwide but it only got 15.7% versus its rival show The General’s Daughter with 32.2% last Monday (September 16) according to Kantar Media.
Meanwhile, NUTAM data is still unavailable for more than two weeks now.
The Gift tells the story of Joseph/Sep (Alden) who is able to foretell the future and look back into the past after he becomes blind. He will use this ability to help his community in times of need. But it will also be eyed by some people to fulfill their own selfish dreams.
Joining Alden in the cast are Jean Garcia, Jo Berry, Mikee Quintos, Thia Thomalla, Betong Sumaya, Christian Vasquez, Elizabeth Oropesa, Rochelle Pangilinan, Martin del Rosario, Mikoy Morales, and Ysabel Ortega.
Last September 12, Thursday, Alden was also recognized during the Sine Sandaan Awards held at the New Frontier Theater.
Asia’s Multi-media Star admitted that he was not expecting to be part of such a historical event. The actor said he felt very happy and honored for the recognition.
“I’m very happy and very honored to be part of that awards night. Kasi po beforehand talagang pinapanood ko lang ‘yung mga kasama ko roon and sobrang saya ko na mabigyan ng recognition with all of them. So for the hundred years of Philippine cinema, hindi ko in-expect na makakasama ako at magiging part ako in such a historical event in Philippine showbiz and movie industry,” Alden told 24 Oras‘s Iya Villania.
At the said awards night, Alden was honored as one of the luminaries in the Leading Man ng Sentenaryo Category. Actors Dingdong Dantes, Jericho Rosales, Piolo Pascual, and many more also joined Alden during the momentous event.