Why Paulo Avelino trended worldwide

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 20 2014 01:08 AM | Updated as of Oct 20 2016 05:30 PM

MANILA - A love scene between Paulo Avelino and Bea Alonzo in "Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon" sent netizens abuzz, making the actor a worldwide trending topic on Twitter.

In an episode of the series aired September 19, Alonzo as her character Emmanuelle confronted Patrick (Avelino) about whether he still loves his former wife, Rose -- also played by Alonzo.

Emmanuelle, in the current timeline of the series, is pretending to be Rose given their twin-like qualities, hiding behind the facade of having died in a car accident.

The scene comes days after Avelino insisted that Emmanuelle is indeed her "dead" spouse, which culminated in a kiss scene between the two.

It prompted Rose to remember some of her memories with Patrick, causing her to doubt her feelings for her current husband,

Moments after the episode aired, the show's official hashtag "#SBPAKAlab" was among the top trending local topics on the microblogging site.

It was, however, leapfrogged by Avelino's name --"Paolo Avelino"-- which became 8th in the list of top worldwide topics.

Directed by Jerome C. Pobocan and Trina N. Dayrit, "Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon" airs weeknights after "Ikaw Lamang" during ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida block.