MANILA, 6 July 2018 – As we enter the second half of 2018, let us look back and celebrate the most trending personalities, love teams, teleseryes, music, and movies in the entertainment industry that continuously drive the Filipino community to Twitter. Who trended the most in the past six months? What were the most talked about topics? Which of our favorites made it to the list? Twitter releases the Twitter Entertainment Index for Midyear 2018 to keep us updated on #whatshappening in Philippines’ entertainment scene.
Top Pinoy Movies on Twitter
Never Not Love You
The first movie of James Reid (@tellemjaye) and Nadine Lustre (@hellobangsie) for 2018 portrayed how they battle against the convergence of dreams and reality. A lot of Tweeps #relate with Gio (James) and Joanne (Nadine) in their journey about balancing love, family and career.
So I just watched Never Not Love you, I have to say, this is one of the best local films I’ve seen in a while. I literally cried half the time. The story was beyond my expectations, it is very smooth but it will hit you hard at the same time. Oh my goodness it was incredible!
— Jeorge (@chaptorres) April 1, 2018
My Fairy Tail Love Story
Have you ever dreamt of being a mermaid? What if you’ll just wake up being one, just like Chantel (Janella)? The romance-fantasy movie directed by Perci Intalan (@percinotpercy) and starring Janella Salvador, Elmo Magalona (@SuperElmo) and Kiko Estrada was released on a Valentine’s Day, making it exciting for singles and couples to watch on a special day full of #kilig.
— Chikkaness Ave (@ChikkanessAve) December 26, 2017
Da One That Ghost Away (#DOTGA)
The star-studded Filipino horror-comedy movie that drives not only bad spirits away; but also bad, cranky moods, made it to the list of top movies on Twitter. #DOTGA was directed by no other than Tony Reyes, starring Chinita Princess, Kim Chiu (@prinsesachinita), Ryan Bang (@ryanbang), #MayWard (Maymay Entrata (@maymayentrata07) and Edward Barber (@Barber_Edward_) and more.
— James Banaag (@dearscarjames) March 21, 2018
This sizzling hot movie that gave us a rollercoaster of emotions shows extraordinary performance from its talented casts, Xian Lim (@XianLimm), Coleen Garcia (@coleengarcia), and Natalie Hart (@imnathaliehart). Directed by Gino Santos (@ginomsantos), this movie showed how love is really worth fighting for amidst challenges and infidelity.
Meet Me In St. Gallen
Many people believe in destiny, but others say it is more of a choice rather than luck. For Jesse (Carlo Aquino,(@carloaquino11) and Celeste (Bela Padilla, @padillabela), it was both destiny and a choice. There’s so much #hugot in the February 2018 romantic-comedy-drama film written and directed by Irene Emma Villamor that made Tweeps could not get over their favorite lines from the movie.
Top OPM Musicians on Twitter
Darren Espanto (@Espanto2001)
From the first season of The Voice Kids Philippines, Darren has surely rocketed to top as he didn’t miss to capture the hearts of many with his songs and become the most talked about OPM artists on Twitter. With the age of 17, he already had multiple concerts inside and outside the country and received multiple awards.
— Star Magic™ (@starmagicphils) May 20, 2018
Nadine Lustre (@hellobangsie)
Former member of the girl group, Pop Girls, Nadine didn’t stop in exhibiting her talent in singing and concentrated later on to her acting career. The multimedia princess has now escalated in the Philippine music industry, as she continues to conquer the limelight in acting and modeling.
Watch out for #NadineLustre ‘s upcoming track “Summer” written and featuring @tellemjaye ! A full Nadine album will also be an absolute treat after a remarkable St4y Up hit! ?#dafBAMA2018Nadine -N pic.twitter.com/dXwO39Q0Zi
— JADINE NATION (@JaDineNATION) July 2, 2018
IV of Spades (@IVOFSPADES)
The band was clearly born for stardom gifted fans, listeners, and couples. Their unique style and the songs they compose have made them a household name, on and off Twitter. The band claimed the ‘Bandarito Performance of the Year’ with their hit song Mundo at the recently concluded MYX Music Awards 2018.
iv of spades make love songs and at the same time make songs about social issues and important subjects that everyone should be aware of. i stan woke people.
— ? (@ivoslegends) May 29, 2018
Moira Dela Torre (@moirarachelle4)
Moira, dubbed as the Queen of Hugot songs, has won many hearts with her music. She sings primarily about love, heartbreak, letting go, moving, and falling in love again. In her latest single, Tagpuan (meeting place or in her context, altar), she tells a more personal story, and in the official music video she released, she shared how her engagement happened with long-time boyfriend Jason Marvin (@jasonmarvinph).
As these two confirmed they are exclusively dating last March, and release their first song together entitled “123”, it was indeed a perfect match as JV Kapunan (popularly known as Young JV) and Miho Nishida are both great dancers and singers. Now, a lot of fans are supporting their perfect tandem as #JHo.
Top Female Celebrities on Twitter
Maine Mendoza (@mainedcm)
Still the reigning top female celebrity on Twitter, Maine continues to engage her followers with creative, funny, and sometimes even personal Tweets. Maine is now celebrating her third year in the show business with a grateful heart to all of her fans and followers.
Always grateful to be here ?? #3years
— Maine Mendoza (@mainedcm) July 4, 2018
Maris Racal (@MissMarisRacal)
Maris Racal is unabashed in communicating her thoughts on Twitter. With a following of 1.2 million, she continues to voice out her opinions on various subjects like her recent role in primetime drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK) episode ‘Titibo-tibo’ as a bisexual woman.
Wow. I am completely speechless reading all your comments. At may nabasa rin ako na she felt validated after watching the clips. Go girl!! Yun naman ang importante, ang mabigyan ng importansya lahat ng tao sa mundo. Maraming salamat. Happy Pride Month everyone ?? https://t.co/pHLFsa8V6E
— Maris ?? Racal (@MissMarisRacal) June 19, 2018
Kathryn Bernardo (@bernardokath)
Starting her career in 2003, Kathryn continues to shine as an actress, model and recording artist. She has proven that her talent stands out, making her land on various huge projects including her upcoming movie “The Hows of Us”. No wonder she has captured the heart of his co-star Daniel Padilla (@Iamdanielpadilla) and of course her supporters all over the world.
— #TheHowsOfUs (@jochendria) June 29, 2018
MayMay Entrata (@maymayentrata07)
The Pinoy Big Brother Lucky Season 7 big winner defines what “simplicity is beauty” means. She has always been seen as a simple girl but whenever she strikes a pose, fans give all-out support and love, some even encouraging her to join the international modeling competition, ‘Asia’s Next Top Model’.
Loisa Andalio (@iamAndalioLoisa)
The “Talented Darling ng Parañaque” during Pinoy Big Brother: All In has now stepped out of her comfort zone as she expands her roles in acting. One of our favorites is her dramatic role as Hazel in ABS-CBN’s The Good Son. With over 1.64 million followers on Twitter, she was also recently crowned as #FavPinoyNewbie at Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2018.
Top Male Celebrities on Twitter
Vice Ganda (@vicegandako)
Vice remains to drive most conversations among male celebrities on Twitter through his endeavors like #PusuanMoSiViceGandaConcertTour and the booming number of Vice Cosmetics (@vicecosmeticsph) users. He’s currently getting ready for his upcoming MMFF Film entry entitled “Fantastica: The Princesses, The Prince & The Perya”.
CONFIRMED. What can you say abt this joining of forces for #MMFF2018? #ViceGanda teams up w/ #LoisaAndalio, #MarisRacal, & #MaymayEntrata for #Fantastica [Wondering if there will be #MayWard #LoiNie and #MarNigo moments too!] pic.twitter.com/KfnisyWHPx
— Random Republika (@RandomRepublika) June 29, 2018
Donny Pangilinan (@donnypangilinan)
After showcasing his talent in hosting, vlogging, and singing; Donny is now going into the acting scene. With the release of the movie “Walwal” and his recent pairing with Kisses Delavin, people can expect more projects for this uprising star.
BOBBY (Donny Pangilinan): A die-hard filmmaker wannabe who idolizes Brilliante Mendoza and who has a bubbly, comic character of being kuwela and makulit. But despite his happy go lucky disposition he’s an outcast. Only his mother and a girl named RUBY understood him.#WALWALMovie pic.twitter.com/a12jk7MEJq
— Kisses (@delavinkisses) June 5, 2018
Alden Richards (@aldenrichards02)
Pambansang Bae Alden Richards remains in the top 3 spot and still continues to show his charismatic personality to his fans and to the AlDub nation. He is now preparing for his action-packed teleserye entitled “Victor Magtanggol” to be aired on GMA soon.
Passion, determination, courage, hard work and faith. Magbabalik na po tayong muli. ?? #AldenRichardsIsVictorMagtanggol
— Alden Richards (@aldenrichards02) May 25, 2018
James Reid (@tellemjaye)
Even though James doesn’t have on-screen projects to date, he is now focusing on his recently released single “Right There” which is now hitting the music charts on iTunes and Spotify.
Ronnie Alonte (@iamr2alonte)
Ronnie remains to be one of the heartthrobs to watch out for. Aside from his daily appearance on the noontime show It’s Showtime and his love team with Loisa Andalio (@iamAndalioLoisa), he continues to wow his fans with the release of his first solo music entitled “Makita Lang kita”.
Top Love Teams on Twitter
Two weeks looming before their 3rd anniversary, AlDub remains unbeatable on Twitter. As AlDub nation itself puts it, “ALDUB is standing strong and remains as the hottest love team of this generation.” With a combined following of close to 10 million, it is really no surprise that AlDub is still number one.
— AlDub Nation Get Together 2018 (@ADNGetTogether) July 4, 2018
MayMay Entrata (@maymayentrata07) and Edward Barber (@Barber_Edward_) seem to be enjoying the many projects, magazine covers and performances, and the travels in different parts of the world. With all these, MayWard fans do not fail to their share their kilig moments on Twitter.
I don’t have a witty caption for this. Their antics continue to stun me. Haha! #ASAPliveinhonolulu, closing, at the stage with the phenomenal #MayWard @maymayentrata07 @Barber_Edward_ pic.twitter.com/cyN9IaqCbV
— RResurreccion (@RResurreccion) July 3, 2018
Kisses Delavin (@delavinkisses) continues to reign with her two love teams on Twitter. As a matter of fact, fans might be confused by now as to which Team #DonKiss or Team #KissTon are they going to root for. #DonKiss, the one with Donny Pangilinan (@donnypangilinan), is in the new movie “WalWal” who played the role of Bobby and Ruby who are both film nerds.
— Donny (@donnypangilinan) April 30, 2018
On the fourth spot is Kisses’ love team with Tony Labrusca (@tonythesharky) which continues to receive warm love and support from their fans even though they don’t have recent projects together as of now.
#JaDine remains connected with their fans with Viva TV’s #JADINE show. The two continue their successful career individually as Nadine recently launched her make-up line “Lustrous” while James continues to write new songs after he released his latest single “Right There”.
Top Teleseryes on Twitter
Now on its fourth month on-air, Bagani takes the lead spot on Twitter. With the casting of big celebrities plus the #LizQuen factor, it’s no surprise if Bagani also hits the ratings of the network.
— STAR CREATIVES (@StarCreativesTV) June 29, 2018
After its wild ending in February, it remains to be part of the most talked about teleseryes on Twitter as people continue to recognize Maja Salvador (@dprincessmaja)’s performance in the show. Most Tweeps share their sentiments about their favorite Wildflower moments with #WildflowerForever and #LongLiveWildflower.
— Faux Maja (@ilovequeenmaja) May 24, 2018
Kambal Karibal (@7KambalKaribal)
As the show is about the end, the sibling rivalry gets even more intense between the twin, Criselda (@iammendozapau) in the body of Cheska (@2002kyline) and Crisanta (@bianx_umali). Especially now that Diego (@MiguelTanfelix_) is courting Crisanta which makes Crisel jealous.
— Intrépide | PPT Fam ??? (@Dondzzzzzz) July 3, 2018
Since I Found You (#SIFY)
Love is in the air as Arci Munoz (@monaarcimunoz) and Piolo Pascual (@pjpcom) brought it every night as Dani and Nathan. While adding in the good vibes in the show are the roles of Empoy Marquez (@Empoy_Marquez_) Alessandra De Rossi (@msderossi), Vivoree (@vivoree) and hashtag member Charles Kieron (@hashtag_CK) despite some challenges that is brought by JC De Vera (@akosijcdeberat). No wonder, #SIFY is winning the hearts of many viewers since its first debut last April.
Even though it only lasted for four months, Sherlock Jr. still proved that a dog is a man’s best friend. This has been one of GMA’s action packed series starring Ruru Madrid (@Rurumadrid8) who played the role as Jack (Sherlock Jr.) and Gabbi Garcia (@_gabbigarcia). The lead stars of Sherlock Jr. continues to have the support of their fans on Twitter as they enjoy different projects after the show.
Twitter continues to be adaptable to the changing trends of the entertainment industry. It is has been go-to platform that allows everyone to share their thoughts and sentiments on both local and foreign celebrities and their works. Don’t miss out on what’s happening through Twitter to stay updated.