The noontime shows of ABs-CBN and GMA-7 had an early celebration of Valentine's Day during the weekend.
EAT BULAGA. Alden Richards gave a bouquet of flowers to Divina (Maine Mendoza) when he picked her up for their Valentine's date.
A few days before their date, Alden wrote a love poem expressing his special feelings for Divina.
“Tama sila, tinamaan na yata ako. Di ako akalain sa unang pagpansin na sa una mong pagtingin. Ako’y mahuhumaling," said Alden during the February 6 episode.
Last Saturday, February 13, Alden and Divina had a wonderful road trip adventure to cool Tagaytay, the perfect date place for lovers.
They had lunch under a "date tent" decorated with flowers at grassy lawn with a majestic view. Divina sweetly fed Alden with bulalo and
sea bass while musicians serenaded them with music.
Alden asked Divina to dance and she gamely did a few Twerking moves before putting her arms around his neck.
When the song ended, Alden suddenly planted a quick kiss on the cheek of Divina and ran off like a kid who got his prized treasure.
Divina ran after Alden until they became exhausted.
Now it was Divina’s turn to surprise Alden. She had two surprises. The first was her Disney calendar wherein she posed as Elsa from the animated film Frozen.
Her second surprise was a heartwarming poem she read for her "beloved" Alden that conveyed her fears and the delicate state of her heart that she is “falling” for Alden.
“Ano ba ang magagawa ko? Tila ang loob ko ay unti-unting nahuhulog sa iyo…
"Hindi ko plinanong magkagusto sa iyo. Hindi ko rin alam kung tama bang sundin ang puso ko? Tila sa puso ko ikaw lang ang makikita. Tama bang aminin ang aking sinta?
"Tama bang sabihin sa iyo? Tamang panahon na lang ang hinihintay ng puso ko."
As she read her poem, Divina's voice broke as she tried to hold back her emotions.
Alden was listening intently to her. After hearing her poem, he told her, “It means a lot to me.”
He then hugged her tightly and kissed her twice on the head.
Alden moved closer as if to kiss Divina but they froze when the horn sounded. Before the segment ended, Alden again kissed Divina on her left cheek and she chased after him while shouting, "Nakarami ka na ha!"
Lola Nidora reminded Alden and Divina, “Ang pinakamahalagang regalo na pwede mong ibigay sa taong espesyal ay panahon at oras. Sa panahon at oras, lalong lumalago ang pagtitinginan at pagmamahalan sa dalawang tao.”
(To view photos during their Valentine date, CLICK HERE)
IT'S SHOWTIME. Kim Chiu and Xian Lim were the guests during the February 13 episode of It's Showtime.
The episode, which used the hashtag #MyShowtimeValentine, also featured an all- female dance group called Girltrends.
The stars of the romantic-comedy movie Love is Blind also made an appearance last Saturday. Lead star Kiray Celis was joined by leading man Kean Cipriano.
Vice Ganda quipped about Kean, "Dati ito ang Valentine's date ko, ngayon may asawa na."
Vice was referring to the fact that Kean is already married to actress Chynna Ortaleza.
In the Tawag ng Tanghalan contest, Visayas contender Majolica Santos competed against Metro Manila Defending Champion Jaime Navarro.
In the end, Jaime was able to defend his title.
MEGA MANILA RATINGS. How did the February 13 episode of Eat Bulaga fare in Mega Manila based on data from TV ratings data supplier AGB Nielsen?
The GMA-7 noontime show emerged as the winner in its timeslot with its rating of 24.3%.
Meanwhile, ABS-CBN's It's Showtime was able to get a Mega Manila TV rating of 10.2%.
NATIONWIDE RATINGS. It's Showtime got a higher TV rating compared to Eat Bulaga, based on data from Kantar Media-TNS.
Based on national ratings (Total Philippines, Urban and Rural) of Kantar Media, It’s Showtime was able to get a national TV rating of 19.0%.
Eat Bulaga was able to register a TV rating of 18.6% that day.