More than just being the highest-rating show on Philippine television today, the longest-running noon time show Eat Bulaga, with the phenomenal success of its Kalyeserye segment featuring the sensational love team of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza as Yaya Dub, proves that there is always a right time for a good cause.
With their record-breaking benefit concert at the Philippine Arena last October 24 called “Ang Tamang Panahon,” the Dabarkads, along with the AlDub Nation, as the Kalyeserye fans are collectively known, were able to raise P14 million in ticket sales. The total proceeds of which will be used to create AlDub libraries in select schools across the Philippines.
So titled because of Lola Nidora’s (Wally Bayola) decision to give her blessing to Alden and Maine “sa tamang panahon” (at the right time), the concert’s tickets were sold out in a mere three days as fans scrambled to get a hold of tickets for the big day as soon as the big announcement was made.
Imparting another of her relevant and wise sayings, Lola Nidora reminded the fans of the true meaning of love and of our duty to the future generation. “Ang tamang panahon ay panahon ng bayanihan, [ng] mga alaalang papakinabangan ng kabataan at ng maraming henerasyon. Gusto kong makakita ng maraming AlDub libraries sa buong Pilipinas…Hindi lang tayo magkakaisa at magsasama-sama para sa milyon milyong tweets, kundi pati rin sa libu-libong bata na ating matutulungan. ‘Yan ang tunay na pag-ibig, pag-ibig sa kapwa,” she said after announcing the concert on Eat Bulaga’s Kalyeserye segment.
[TRANSLATION: Imparting another of her relevant and wise sayings, Lola Nidora reminded the fans of the true meaning of love and of our duty to the future generation. “The right time is a time for nation-building, and a legacy that will benefit the youth and more generations to come. I want to see many AlDub libraries in the Philippines. We won’t just come together and produce millions of tweets, but we will also help thousands of children. That is the true meaning of love – the love for your neighbor,” said Lola Nidora after announcing the concert on Eat Bulaga’s Kalyeseryesegment.]
Meanwhile, the AlDub phenomenon continued to make waves on social media, setting a global record of 41 million tweets with the hashtag #ALDubEBTamangPanahon, according to data from Twitter Singapore (@TwitterSG).
Fans also categorized themselves as #TeamArena, for those who were watching at the venue, #TeamBahay included those watching on GMA Channel 7, and #TeamAbroad were viewers watching the live broadcast through GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV.
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