It’s always endearing to see the Ramones family get together outside work because we get to see their genuine closeness – and ‘perfect’ energy. The bunch reunited for the third episode of Kapamilya Family Date Nights, the 7th phase of ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN Foundation’s “Isang Daan Sa Pagtutulungan” fundraising drive that aims to help in the rehabilitation and recovery of Typhoon Odette survivors.
“Viral Karaoke” Day 3 featured Jake Cuenca, Maxene Magalona, Markus Paterson, Kaila Estrada, and Jong Cuenco comprising the beloved, and hated, Ramones clan in the controversial series Viral Scandal.
Starting off with a little catching up, Jong mentioned he’s shooting a new film with Jake. The character actor is pleased to be part of the Kapamilya benefit show, having witnessed the devastating effects of Typhoon Odette during a trip to Bohol last January. By the time he was there, the province was still suffering from water and electricity shortage, electrical posts and fallen trees remained scattered on the streets. But the locals could be seen “still in high spirits, nakangiti pa rin.”
Markus shared that his dad just came to the Philippines, so he’s enjoying his time with him and of course with son, Baby Jude. Meanwhile, Kaila just finished taping for an MMK episode.
With everything that’s happening in the world today, Maxene strengthens her spirituality more by meditating and praying, “Napakarami po talagang nakaka-experience ng pain and suffering right now. So I encourage everyone, if they have time, to pray and meditate kahit a few minutes. Kasi ‘pag nag-send tayo ng good energy and good vibrations sa ibang tao, even all over the world, nagwo-work po talaga siya.” She added that she’s been to solo trips these past months “to heal and align ourselves kasi kailangan natin tulungan ang world na mag-recover.”
Jake feels for the people of Siargao, which is one of his favorite places. “Nakita ko kung paano siya na-wipe out,” he said. So he considers it a privilege to be part of Operation Odette to help our Kapamilyas in Visayas and Mindanao.
Moving on to the karaoke showdown, Markus got the ball rolling with his rendition of “Best Wishes” matched by Jong’s performance of “So It’s You.” Both shined in this round. Well, as Maxene put it, “Hindi na ako nagugulat kasi ‘di ba Ramones family, perfect nga kami!” Jake added, “Ang huhusay! Akala mo hindi mga kontrabida. Konti na lang ma-i-in love na rin ako sa dalawang ‘to.”
Born as showbiz royalties, Maxene and Kaila have a lot to live up to when it comes to performing. Well they never back down from any challenge, as they say, they’re for women empowerment. So in Round 2, Maxene and Kaila tied scores and competed in sudden death thrice until the judges decided both will advance to the final battle against Jong.
After that round, Jake granted KUMUnizens’ song request, “Ang Huling El Bimbo,” which they say is Bobby (Gian Magdangal)’s song for Audrey (Maxene). From there, the cast had an adorable banter about their characters.
Near the end of the show, Ria Atayde made a surprise appearance from the lock-in set of a new series and of course was teased to give a sample. Instead of a song number, Ria showed a bit of her TikTok and “Paru-Paro G” dance moves.
Jong and Maxene were tied at the end of the final showdown while Kaila, who sang “Take Her to the Moon,” garnered a perfect score of 100, making her the night’s ultimate karaoke champion.
Catch Kapamilya Family Date Nights until March 9 at 8 p.m. on FYE Channel on Kumu, ABS-CBN Entertainment Facebook page and YouTube channel, iWantTFC, and SKYcable Channel 955 HD and Channel 155 SD. The DSWD Authority/Solicitation Permit No. of this campaign is DSWD-SB-SP-00026-21, which is valid nationwide until May 28, 2022. ...
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