The Philippine entertainment industry has always set Twitter ablaze because of conversations from the Filipino community not only in the Philippines but around the world. Fans gather on Twitter to talk about celebrities, loveteams, and their projects – a teleserye, TV guesting, movie, concert or brand endorsement. As the preferred platform to converse about the entertainment scene, Twitter releases the most talked-about and engaged entertainment icons in different categories during the first four months of 2018 for us to keep track of #WhatsHappening.
Top Female Celebrities on Twitter
1. Maine Mendoza (@mainedcm)
With over 4.7M followers from all over the world, Maine remains talked-about and supported even though her and Alden Richards’ (@aldenrichards02) love team ‘AlDub’ has been noticeably slowing down this year. Last March 3, Maine celebrated her 23rd birthday with top trending hashtags #EnchantressMaine23 and #MaineMagicalAt23. Recently, her Tweet with American actor Cole Sprouse (@colesporouse) has swept the Internet with 106,183 likes and 15,384 Retweets to date.
— Maine Mendoza (@mainedcm) April 20, 2018
2. Maris Racal (@MissMarisRacal)
Maris Racal has been showing off her talent in acting and singing in the past months. With her ABS-CBN teleserye “Hanggang Saan” ending last April, she now focuses on her singing career with the release of her two singles “Tala” and “Ikaw Lang Sapat Na”, as well as endorsements and guestings with her on-screen partner, Iñigo Pascual (@ImPascualInigo).
3. Loisa Andalio (@iamAndalioLoisa)
We’ve seen her candid personality since Pinoy Big Brother: All In in 2014. Since then, Loisa has taken on various projects in television, film, and music. She recently won the Favorite Pinoy Newbie Award at this year’s Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards with the support of her fans worldwide.
4. Maymay Entrata (@maymayentrata07)
PBB Lucky Season 7 Big Winner Maymay Entrata has shown us that her natural probinsyana beauty can shine not only in the Philippines but also throughout the world. The 21-year-old actress has, yet again, been noticed by world-renowned supermodel Tyra Banks after posting her Making MEGA photo on Twitter. This, among many other projects, makes Maymay’s fans rave and crave more.
5. Kathryn Bernardo (@bernardokath)
Known as one of the most sought-after young stars, the Teen Queen, lands at Top 5 on our list. Kathryn has always been busy with numerous tv projects, endorsements and guestings. She recently celebrated her 22nd birthday last March 26 with fans pouring their love on Twitter using #QueenKathrynFearlessAt22.
Top Male Celebrities on Twitter
1. Jose Marie Viceral (@vicegandako)
Aside from making everyone laugh with his unique brand of humor on It’s Showtime and Gandang Gabi Vice, Vice Ganda continues to share good vibes on Twitter. This year, for a change, he will play as an outside-spiker for the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 for his team Vice Co. Blockbusters (@vicecomvt).
— Vice Co. Blockbusters (@vicecomvt) April 25, 2018
Sobrang nakakaawa yung mga haters. Kasi habang hine-hate nyo ung mga tao lalo silang pinagpapala. At habang pinagpapala sila lalo kayong nagagalit. Kaya itigil nyo yang hate nyo sa kanila. May dulot sa inyong malas yan.
— jose marie viceral (@vicegandako) April 28, 2018
2. Donny Pangilinan (@donnypangilinan)
Coming from one of the popular families in the country, son of celebrity couple and influencers Maricel Laxa (@mommymaricel) and Anthony Pangilinan (@apangilinan), Donny finds his passion in hosting on ABS-CBN Myx Music Channel and singing as he released his first EP under Universal Records which includes his hit singles “Did You” and “Different Kind of Love”. Despite the hectic schedule of a host and musician, we are about to see Donny in a movie and a teleserye as well.
3. Alden Richards (@aldenrichards02)
Pambansang Bae Alden Richards takes the Top 3 spot. Known for his sweet and gentle personality, Alden keeps his calm despite issues surrounding him and on-screen partner Maine. Sharing his positivity online is one of the reasons why he is much loved on Twitter.
Be kind and the world will be kind to you…??
— Alden Richards (@aldenrichards02) April 24, 2018
3. James Reid (@tellemjaye)
James, the other half of #JaDine, received praises on Twitter due to his performance in Antoinette Jadaone’s, #NeverNotLoveYou, alongside reel-to-real partner, Nadine Lustre. Fans took to Twitter noting James’ impressive acting and the unmistakable chemistry he has with Nadine
Watch the movie before reading reviews to avoid spoilers! I wanna hear your honest opinions ? go and see what all the fuss is about! #NNLY
— James Reid (@tellemjaye) April 2, 2018
5. Ronnie Alonte (@iamr2alonte)
Ronnie, a member of the boy band Hashtags, continues gain popularity as a singer, dancer and model to being an actor with on-screen partner, Loisa Andalio (@iamAndalioLoisa). They continue to make their #LoiNie fans kilig with their current show in Wansapanataym: Gelli in a Bottle. #WansaGelliInABottle.
Top Love Teams on Twitter
The #AlDub fever continues to reign on Twitter with top trending hashtags like #AlDub145thWeeksary and #AlDubKeepInspiring. The AldDub fandom remains loyal to the couple despite the pair’s decreased on-screen interaction. Keeping the blurred lines between reel-life and real-life, fans also refer to the love team as #MaiChard, a play on the couple’s actual names. Whichever the pair is called, fans await for what’s next for Twitter’s top love team.
— THE ALDUB BOYS (@aldubfanboyph) April 24, 2018
One of the newest and youngest love teams, #MayWard, holds the Top 2 spot. Former PBB housemates MayMay Entrata (@maymayentrata07) and Edward Barber (@Barber_Edward_) are making a name for themselves as they take on significant projects this year like their recent magazine cover for MEGA and MayMay’s first solo concert where Edward performed as her special guest.
OT: Oh my MAYMAY!. Can’t help not to post this. MAYMAY ENTRATA and EDWARD BARBER for Mega Magazine. She looks like a princess, a modern day princess!. The photos are breathtaking. She’s wearing the dress not the other way around. Couture perfection!#MayWardMegaMagazine #MayWard pic.twitter.com/tZfEEZg48a
— powerhousePH (@powerhousePH_) February 7, 2018
Former PBB housemate Kisses Delavin (@delavinkisses) and rising hunk Tony Labrusca’s (@tonythesharky) love team #KissTon makes it to the Top 3 list of love teams on Twitter. Although Kisses has other possible partners, this pair is making it difficult for the audience on Twitter to ignore them.
— KISS?TON•WORLDWIDE OFC? (@KTWorldwideOFC) May 8, 2018
Another Kisses Delavin love team partner is one of the newest stars in the Star Magic roster Donny Pangilinan (@donnypangilinan). With competition aside, #DonKiss is already prepping for their upcoming movie with Regal Films called ‘Walwal’. Though a rank lower than KissTon, DonKiss is off to a lineup of projects together.
With Nadine (@hellobangsie) and James (@tellemjaye) in the Top Female and Male Celebrities lists respectively, it is not surprising to see #JaDine here as well. Compared with other love teams, the on- and off-cam couple has been open about their relationship since their proclamation of love to each other at the #JaDineInLoveConcert. The couple is set to star in a new teleserye this year, giving fans more reasons to Tweet about.
Top Teleseryes on Twitter
1. La Luna Sangre
As this Horror-fantasy drama series ended last March 2, 2018, it has maintained its record of being one of the top trending topics in the Philippines garnering 28.8 million Tweets since its premiere in June 2017 and 1.4 million related Tweets on its finale #LaLunaTheFinalBattle. Fans did not fail to express their thoughts on La Luna Sangre episodes and sadness towards the show’s finale.
— Mary ? (@maryballesteros) March 5, 2018
Despite having many controversies before its debut, Bagani became one of the most talked-about fantasy series inspired by the Filipino indigenous culture of warriors in the fantasy world of Sansinukob. One of the hottest love teams, #LizQuen with Liza Soberano (@lizasoberano) and Enrique Gil (@itsenriquegil) play the lead roles as “Ganda” and “Lakas”.
Impernezzzz mahusay si Quen sa fight scene na yun! It’s a yes for me! See you sa next round! Chozzzz! #AngGANDAngBAGANI
— jose marie viceral (@vicegandako) March 7, 2018
3. Wild Flower
Ending last February 9, 2018, Wildflower became a primetime hit primarily because of the thrilling performance of Maja Salvador (@dprincessmaja) for both Lily Cruz and Ivy Aguas, and its cast of heroes and villains. #WildFlowerWildestEnding was indeed the wildest ending with the surprising intro of a new character, Venus, Red Dragon’s daughter played by Karylle (@anakarylle). After many plot twists, Lily Cruz came to realize that justice and not revenge is the ultimate answer.
4. Kambal Karibal (@KambalKaribal7)
This teleserye has captured the interest of viewers with its twist of drama and a story about sibling rivalry in a supernatural way. Kambal Karibal features the hottest love team of GMA, Bianca Umali (@bianx_umali) and Miguel Tanfelix (@MiguelTanfelix_) – #BiGuel, together with new breed of talents Kyline Alcantara (@2002kyline) and Pauline Mendoza (@iammendozapau) and veterans in the industry, namely Jean Garcia, Carmina Villarroel (@minavillarroel), Gloria Romero, and Christopher de Leon.
5. Sherlock Jr.
A drama-crime series proved how a dog really is the man’s best friend. Sherlock Jr. was aired on January 29, 2018 on GMA Network Telebabad and ended last April 27, 2018. Siri (voiceover by Mikee Quintos @mikeequintos), the Wonder dog, had left a wonderful memory of being Jack’s (Ruru Madrid) companion in investigating the case of Jack’s girlfriend, Irene (Janine Gutierrez) with his friend Lily (Gabbi Garcia).