When ABS-CBN’s newest primetime drama series Apoy Sa Dagat aired its first episode with Angelica Panganiban and Piolo Pascual aired last Friday, February 15, it received high ratings of 27.6% based on the latest data from Kantar Media. This proved to be a good sign for the show’s stars after the show’s timeslot got moved up after Ina, Kapatid, Anak. “Actually mas na-pressure pa nga kami nung inangat kami eh, parang pinaguusapan nga namin na okay na andun kami sa dulo, wala masyadong pressure (laughs). Tapos nung inangat kami para kaming nanginig lahat. kaya rin siguro ganun kami kasaya ngayon dahil nga naka-survive kami and naging maganda ang pagtanggap sa amin ng mga tao sa timeslot namin,” Angelica said during the Apoy Sa Dagat thanksgiving presscon held last February 19 at the ABS-CBN compound.
Angelica, who plays dual characters Serena and Rebecca in the series, admitted there is a good kind of pressure after knowing they were on top of the ratings game, beating two of their rival shows in GMA, namely Pahiram ng Sandali (16.1%) and Temptation of Wife (18.3%). “Nakaktuwa na mahilera kami sa ganung klaseng block di ba and nakaka-pressure din naman pero confident naman kami sa show namin na alam naming tatangkilikin pa ng mga tao,” she said.
Her co-star Piolo was also proud of how well their show did in their first week. “Regardless of your timeslot, mapasama ka lang sa primetime block, it’s a blessing already. It’s out of our hands. We really wanted people to watch the pilot week when the show was being established. Masaya naman kasi at least we have the support ng mga tao so thankful kami. Now trabaho pa rin dire-diretso hindi na matatapos yun,” he explained.
More than the actors, Angelica credited the people behind the camera for making Apoy Sa Dagat a success. “Maganda yung may ganung samahan, hindi lang sa aming mga artista kundi dun sa bumubuo talaga, sa mga directors, sa staff at sa mga writers, maganda yung alam niyo yung strength at yung weaknesses ng mga katrabaho mo di ba? And so far naman naibibigay naman namin yun at nakakapagtulungan naman kaming lahat kaya parang naghihilahan kami pataas,” she said.
In the coming weeks, fans of the show can expect more and more new characters to come in as well as an exciting storyline that will keep them glued to Apoy Sa Dagat. “Every week na may taping kami feeling ko parang season ender na yung ginagawa namin dahil ang e-exciting ng mga eksena,” Angelica shared.
Don’t miss ABS-CBN’s hottest drama series Apoy Sa Dagat weeknights at 9 pm after Ina, Kapatid, Anak on Primetime Bida. For more updates, log on daily to www.Push.com.ph, follow @Push_Mina on Twitter and like the official Apoy Sa Dagat Facebook page at http://facebook.com/apoysadagat2013