KathNiel, the sought-after love team of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, are back with a new project after more than a year of hiatus.
Back in 2019, the pair decided to step out of their comfort zones to pursue individual projects—a step the two took for their personal growth.
"Kinailangan namin yung break na yun. And ang laki ng naitulong nun kasi ready na kami gumawa uli ng mga projects together," Kathryn told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) during an event on February 5 that introduced her and Daniel as PayMaya’s newest endorsers.
Kathryn remembered how she missed Daniel when she was away filming her blockbuster romance drama movie in Hong Kong last year. She missed chatting and sharing meals with him in between takes.
It felt almost as if they were in a long-distance relationship for a month, the 23-year-old actress revealed.
Kathryn said, "Very excited kami kasi medyo matagal kaming hindi nakapagtrabaho together. So magandang kick-off sa amin ito for the year. Ang tagal ng one year."
Daniel is likewise elated over the opportunity to work with Kathryn again.
He said, "Masayang-masaya ako palagi kapag si Kathryn ang makakasama ko sa isang project."
The 24-year-old actor added, "Best of both worlds yan para sa akin dahil, you know, magkasama na kami and nagtratrabaho kami. Parehong productive ang araw namin. Saka maganda ito—kakaiba sa usual na ginagawa namin."
A PROJECT UNLIKE ANY OTHER
Kathryn and Daniel’s new project with PayMaya is unlike any other film or TV show they have appeared in. The couple, who often starred in rom-coms and dramas, captivates in an action-packed advertisement for the mobile wallet's #BalikBayad campaign.
The TVC is depicted as a '90s action movie with stunts, goons, and a kontrabida played by none other than veteran actor Rez Cortez.
Kathryn and Daniel can be seen zipping through challenging scenes, using PayMaya to handle everyday transactions that are typically paid with cash: grocery shopping, paying utility bills, and online shopping, to name a few.
After overcoming these challenging scenes, Kathryn and Daniel both get #BalikBayad or cashback in their PayMaya app, highlighting the rewarding experience offered by the brand.
"Marami na kaming naririnig na maganda about PayMaya bago pa kami mag-sign up with them. It’s very convenient," Kathryn said.
As loyal users of PayMaya themselves, the couple raves about the benefits of using the online payment service.
Kathryn said, "Maganda siya, especially para sa mga fans namin. Madali nilang mata-track yung expenses nila, and they also can purchase online, kahit wala silang credit card. Ine-encourage namin sila to do the same, kasi sobrang convenient para sa amin ng PayMaya."
"And nandito kami para tulungan sila to get to know PayMaya more," the actress also said, praising about how easy, convenient, and time-saving the cashless service is to use.
Daniel threw in, "Yung cashback talaga yung na-enjoy namin! Kahit sakto lang yung binayad mo, may balik bayad ka.
"Bukod dun, babalik talaga tayo sa convenience. Yung oras yung pinaka-hinahabol nating mga Pinoy. Yung nauubos na oras habang stuck ka sa pila o sa traffic para lang maka-transfer ka ng pera sa banko, magbayad ng bills, or magpadala ng pera, mababalik na sa’yo with PayMaya. Dun sa na-save na time mo, pwede ka nang magpahinga sa bahay or gumawa ng mga bagay na productive.
"Convenience, time, and yung panatag ang loob mo na it’s safe and secure. Ni hindi mo na kailangan magdala ng cash pag lalabas ka. Yan ang nagustuhan namin sa PayMaya."
Download PayMaya now and use the code PAYMAYAKATHNIEL upon sign-up to get an instant reward upon upgrading your account. Visit www.paymaya.com/balikbayad and follow PayMaya on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube for more information.