Aljur will be turning 24 on March 24 but he celebrated his birthday early on March 20 to not intervene with his taping schedule for his newest primetime show. Aside from spending time with his family over the weekend, the Starstruck Season 4 winner is marking his birthday with the World Vision kids. “Kailangan mag give back sa daming blessings. I am starting with World Vision.” The former Machete star was emotional when he shared how happy he is receiving letters from his beneficiaries.
Quality first on ‘Kambal Sirena’
But if there’s one wish that Aljur can ask for his birthday, it is the warm acceptance of the public for his sirena-serye “Kambal Sirena”. His new show is facing stiff competition with ABS-CBN’s “Dyesebel”. “We’re aware of the competition. Pressure? Di namin masyado iniisip yung kompetensya eh. We’re focusing more on sa kung ano ang kaya naming gawin. Kung ano man yung nagawa namin before, paano mas mahihigitan pa,” he said.
Aljur also expressed that he and his co-stars are taking more time on giving the viewers a quality show than be destructed with ratings. “Di ko nababalitaan talaga ano yung mga nangyayari sa kabila. Kung nasa trabaho kami, we’re giving our 100 percent. Mas binibigyan namin ng pansin ang quality, ang story, ang acting, ang sa camera. Di ko actually inaalam ang ratings.”
Kantar Media provided the first viewership data for this week which shows “Dyesebel” claiming the number 1 spot on Monday, March 17. “Dyesebel” debuted with 32.8% while “Kambal Sirena” started its second week with 17.9%. Other ratings provider still has to supply their data though.