Karina Aljon Lalabs Ko To o Hate Ko To

Aside from following the journey of lead character Rica Sicat (Charlie Dizon) in the well-loved primetime series Viral Scandal, we also couldn’t help but get amused by the characters of fast-rising Kapamilya artists and loveteam Aljon Mendoza and Karina Bautista, Pogs and Bea respectively. 

And they delivered the same level of kulit and kilig in their appearance in the latest episode of ABS-CBN Entertainment’s Kapamilya Confessions.

But prior to responding to the questions sent in by their fans online, the two enthusiastically took on first the “Lalabs Ko ‘To or Hate Ko ‘To Challenge,” wherein they had to determine whether they love or hate each item given to them. 

Among the things they marked “Lalabs Ko ‘To” were restaurant food, having a pet, swimming, and one another, of course; while they tagged setting an alarm clock, people who are talkative while watching movies, rumor-mongers (or those “Marites”), waiting in line for a long time, and people who are slow in replying “Hate Ko ‘To.”

Being in a loveteam and having worked together in several projects in the past three years, the two revealed that they no longer have awkward moments between them. According to Aljon, they do not need anything to adjust every time they work together, yet still depends on the scenes they have to do. Karina echoed this and stated that she’ll only get awkward once they have to do daring scenes in their next projects.

When asked if working in Viral Scandal is the same in their first Maalaala Mo Kaya episode together recently, the 20-year-old actor revealed that it was not since the two offered totally different environments despite both being under Roda C. Dela Cerna’s RCD Narratives production unit. According to him, he had to exert extra effort in order to portray Pogs well. The same goes for Karina, who admitted feeling more pressured in playing Bea since it’s a great character, thus, she’s grateful for it and would always want to give it her best shot.

With regards to how they support each other, Aljon disclosed that he may not be vocal in expressing his thoughts and how he feels, but he’s really proud of his onscreen partner.

As one of their fans asked them what they could say about working students, Karina reminisced how she struggled in juggling her studies and joining pageants (and selling ice candies on the side!). So, she has nothing but gratitude to her teachers for being understanding of her.

“Ang hirap maging working student kasi nawawalan ka tuloy ng motivation mag-aral kasi naka-focus ka do’n sa pagtatrabaho,” she stated. “Pero parang worth it naman kapag kumikita ka tapos may pinang-aaral ka, gano’n.”

Aljon may not have experienced being a working student, but he’s absolutely all-praises to everyone who are in this situation.

And lastly, bot of them expressed how hopeful and excited they are to be able to headline their first-ever teleserye when it will be given to them, after taking on different projects in the past three years.

“Claim na natin ‘yon. Sana on the way na tayo doon, pero now, sobra kaming nag-e-enjoy sa mga blessings na ibinibigay sa amin. And I think, we’re doing great, kasama kayo, siyempre,” Aljon enthused.

Karina, on the other hand, stated, “Yes, of course, hopefully ay talagang mangyari ‘yan. Magkaroon ng movie or teleserye na kami ang bibida. Pero, any chance we get naman, parang we appreciate.”

Catch KarJon on Viral Scandal, weeknights on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z Channel 11, TV5, and iWantTFC