MANILA -- "Got to Believe" stars Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla are thrilled with the reception of the series' episode on Tuesday, which dominated worldwide trending topics on Twitter due to a scene where their characters emotionally part ways.
In a video message taken on the set of the ABS-CBN soap on Wednesday, the teen actors thanked the viewers of "Got to Believe" who went online to react to the breakup of Chichay (Bernardo) and Joaquin (Padilla).
"Masaya po kami, unang-una, dahil nagugustuhan niyo po ang mga pinapalabas namin araw-araw," Padilla said. "At gusto rin po namin kayo pasalamatan dahil po tuluy-tuloy niyong sinusubaybayan ang aming mga episodes!"
"Masaya [kami] kasi maraming magandang feedback sa episode namin kagabi, especially sa Twitter," Bernardo said. "Maraming salamat po sa mga nagpa-trend, and 'yung mga naka-appreciate sa mga ginawa namin kagabi."
Both stars also thanked the directors and crew of "Got to Believe," and invited fans of the series to tune in to its January 22 episode, which will mark the start of its second season.
A recently released trailer for this "new chapter" shows Chichay and Joaquin in Singapore, seemingly some time after their breakup. Joaquin, who appears to have recovered from his condition, crosses paths with Chichay several times, but does not seem to recognize her.
Chichay, at one point, appears excited to see Joaquin, only to be left speechless when he walks past her and approaches a girl (Liza Soberano), whom he hugs and gives flowers to.
Since it debuted on primetime in July 2013, "Got to Believe" has consistently topped nationwide ratings in its timeslot, often ranking second overall as the most watch program in the country on weeknights. The series has also been a consistent presence in trending topics on Twitter, where fans air their reactions to scenes involving the lead stars.
Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, "Got to Believe" airs during ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida block after "Honesto."