MANILA - "Be Careful With My Heart," the hit daytime series starring Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap, will celebrate its second anniversary with a major concert later this year, its cast announced on Wednesday.
The event, according to Sta. Maria, will be held at the Araneta Coliseum in July, the same month the series premiered on ABS-CBN in 2012.
"It's actually a pasasalamat show para sa second anniversary ng 'Be Careful With My Heart,'" Sta. Maria told ABS-CBN News on the sidelines of the pictorial for the event. "It's one way of also giving back to everyone who has supported the show from the very beginning."
Asked if they have already made preparations for the concert, Sta. Maria said, "Ako, sa totoo lang, hindi pa rin ako makapaniwala na meron kaming gagawing event sa Araneta. Hindi ko rin naman inakala na makakapag-perform ako doon, 'di ba? Chenes!"
She added: "Kung sa palagay ko may maitutulong ang voice lessons, bakit hindi, 'di ba? But siguro mas i-e-enjoy na lang namin 'yung concert."
Yap agreed: "It's not really a full-blown concert na singers talaga kami. We're just going to perform for the audience and do the best we can, so that they'll all have fun and joy and good vibes again."
The two are no strangers to performing for fans of "Be Careful With My Heart." Together with fellow cast members, the onscreen couple has gone on a tour locally and outside the country with performances of the series' soundtrack.
The "kilig-serye," which was originally slated to run for only one season, continues to be a ratings success for producer ABS-CBN and has been credited for shaking up daytime programming in the Philippines.
Now on its 22nd month on air, "Be Careful With My Heart" remains the No. 1 daytime show in the country, according to Kantar Media. It averaged a national audience share of 17.8% for the month of April, ranking among the 15 most watched programs in the country.
The popularity of the series has also spawned a line of merchandise, a gold-selling official soundtrack album, and a wedding magazine special, among others.
"We just thought it was going to be one season," Yap said. "We're still dumbfounded that it has reached two years."