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Eat Bulaga’s Kalye Serye jiggles Pasadena, California

Alden and Maine Photo © Abner Galino

FANS of the Kalye Serye, the popular segment of “Eat Bulaga!” filled Pasadena Civic Auditorium to the brim on Sunday (April 9) and gave a resounding proof to the vitality of AlDub, the love team that was created in the same segment.

Kalye Serye is a semi-scripted, reality TV-style comedy episode on the longest running variety TV show in the Philippines that features on-screen romance between Alden Richards (Alden) and Maine Mendoza (Yaya Dub). The romantic plot is enhanced by the interactions of the three “Lolas” portrayed by actors Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola and Paolo Ballesteros.

Sana nag-enjoy po ‘yung mga nanood dahil kami po ay talagang nag-enjoy din,” Maine said during a press conference held after the show at the Gold Room of auditorium.

Alden, her boob tube romantic partner expressed the same thought.

We’re very happy that we delivered quite a good show and we are happy that the people enjoyed it,” Alden told the press.

It was Maine’s first performance abroad. Alden, who has performed many times for Filipino Americans in the US, said it was his first time to perform with the crew and cast of Eat Bulaga.

As expected, the duo refused to give any hint to their off-screen affairs.

What you see is what you get,” Alden said when pressed by reporters, adding that such a query has been “Paulit-ulit na po.”

Kung anuman po ‘yung namamagitan sa amin off screen, sa amin na lang po ‘yun,” Alden said.

The Kalye Serye stars flew to New York the next day after to bring their show the Filipino American community there.

Abner Galino
The author is a poet and a writer. He was a cultural worker before he became a reporter for Tinig ng Masa and Malaya Midday Edition during the Marcos regime. He later became a reporter of People's Tonight shortly after 1986 EDSA Revolution. He went on to become its Chief of Reporters, City Editor and News Editor. He retired after 15 years in the Journal Group of Publications. He now writes for Weekend Balita and the US Asian Post (USAP), weekly Filipino-American newspapers based in Los Angeles, California.

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