MANILA -- A scene in the primetime series "Got to Believe" wherein Chichay (Kathryn Bernardo) is shown breaking up with Joaquin (Daniel Padilla) dominated social media conversations Tuesday, making it the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter worldwide.
In the January 21 episode of the ABS-CBN soap, a crying Chichay tells Joaquin she no longer loves him, after realizing it is the only way to force him to seek treatment overseas for his worsening condition.
Joaquin, going against the wishes of his mom, Juliana (Carmina Villaroel), refused to leave Chichay, even as he continues to suffer from the effects of a bullet lodged in his head since he was a child.
With his well-being in mind, Chichay pretends to no longer have feelings for Joaquin, telling him his recent recollections of their relationship are all hallucination brought about by his condition.
"Nasa isip mo lang 'yan! Umalis ka na!" Chichay tells a confused Joaquin, pushing him away. "Joaquin, makinig ka. Wala nang tayo, matagal na... Hindi na kita mahal."
On Twitter, as the scene aired, netizens tuned in to "Got to Believe" aired their reactions, making several terms related to the series trend locally and worldwide.
The episode's official hashtag, "#G2BUntilThen," reached No. 1 in the list of worldwide trending topics on the micro-blogging site. "Joaquin" and "Puro G2B" also made it to the list, after trending in the Philippines.
This isn't the first time the primetime series dominated Twitter conversations, as its official hashtag consistently tops local trends during an episode's airing.
It occasionally makes the worldwide trends, usually when a pivotal scene involving the lead stars is shown.