Ika-6 Na Utos lead actress Sunshine Dizon is aware of negative comments being made about their afternoon series, mostly because of its confrontation scenes.
In fact, she admitted that she already turned off the comments section on her Instagram account.
Laughing, she said, "Actually, to be honest, I turned off na yung mga comments ng IG ko kasi medyo nakakastress din yung iba na bashers.
"Pero feeling ko troll lang, kasi walang number of following, so I don't know kung sinong nag-a-aksaya ng panahon!"
However, she doesn't let these comments affect her performance on the show, especially since the drama series is enjoying sky-high ratings for an afternoon teleserye.
She remarked, "Sabi ko nga, our ratings will speak for itself.
"We just want to thank din yung talagang totoong viewers namin, avid viewers.
"At saka I guess, in this business, good comments, bad comments, at the end of the day, it's still a comment. Mas delikado kung walang nagko-comment.
"So kumbaga pinaguusapan pa rin and we just want to thank the public, yung reception nila, patuloy pa rin yung suporta. Hindi pa rin sila nagsasawa sa amin."
Now tagged as the No. 1 Daytime Drama, even surpassing the ratings of Eat Bulaga and It's Showtime, Sunshine revealed that Ika-6 Na Utos was supposed to run for only six weeks.
Its pilot episode aired on December 5, 2016 and they are currently on their sixth month of airing.
Sunshine shared, "Actually, to be honest, I didn't expect it to be this big kasi when we did the show, it was supposed to run only for six weeks. And then it got extended.
"Parang dark horse, parang, 'Sige let's do this show, let's see how it works.'
"Sabi ko nga sa producer namin, hayaan mo na, let's just do it the way we did it from the very start.
"If it gets extended, well then good. If it ends, it ends. Pero let's give our hundred percent pa rin from day one until today. That's what we're doing."
While they are happy with the high ratings, the 33-year-old actress said that they don't pressure themselves from getting a huge reception.
"We rejoice our small victories, we get high ratings, pero chill lang kami dito.
"Wala naman ditong pressure na, 'Uy, kailangan parati tayong mataas.'
"Chill pa rin kami. Parang mas okay yun in a way na pag mataas ang rating, kalmado pa rin kami."
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and select entertainment reporters spoke to Sunshine during a visit to the set of Ika-6 Na Utos earlier today, June 21.
CONFRONTATION SCENES. Ika-6 Na Utos became known for its viral confrontation scenes between the characters of Sunshine and her co-star Ryza Cenon.
Sunshine also attributes the show's success to its creative team headed by Dode Cruz and RJ Nuevas, whom the actress has worked with in her past projects.
It is known to many that Sunshine's first drama series was aired in the afternoon, the weekly series Anna Karenina which ran for six years (1996 to 2002).
She recalled, "To be honest, I started most of my shows in the afternoon, that's why sabi ko nga hindi na ko nagugulat.
"Kumbaga I really have that following in the afternoon kasi nagsimula ako sa hapon.
"So more or less, nagegets ko na pag yun ang sinusulat nila kuya RJ or Kuya Dode kasi gets ko na kailangan, malaki ito."
For this reason, she has also understood that big fight scenes are necessary since it is an afternoon series where emotions should be heightened to keep the audience awake.
She added, "At saka you have to remember, ang oras natin is pwedeng natutulog si Manang, so kailangan parating malaki.
"And ito din yung oras na nagpaplantsa si ate, naghuhugas ng plato, so talagang kailangan malaki para kahit hindi nila mapanuod, naririnig nila.
"I think that's a secret to a good drama or it's the height and emotions na 'Teka lang, I will stop everything for this.'"
Aside from Ryza, Sunshine's co-stars in Ika-6 Na Utos are Gabby Concepcion, Mike Tan, Rich Asuncion, Odette Khan, and Daria Ramirez.
Sunshine's former onscreen rival Angelika dela Cruz also joins this new show as a new villain.