Alden Richards referring to 'Ang Probinsyano' in funny meme? | Inquirer Entertainment

Alden Richards referring to ‘Ang Probinsyano’ in funny meme?

/ 08:50 AM November 13, 2018

Alden Richards  (Image:Instagram/@aldenrichards02)                                                                                  It does not do one good to take life too seriously and forget to laugh at one’s self every now and then. Alden Richards seems to be at peace with himself and the way things are going, as he kept the contagious optimism and good vibes at an all-time high.

Various reports said that “Victor Magtanggol” may be ending soon, although the final word has yet to be given by Richards’ home network GMA 7.


It is known that Victor Magtanggol has been pitted with ABS-CBN’s “Ang Probinsyano” (top-billed by Coco Martin) since its pilot episode aired last July, with the latter leading in the ratings. For Richards, however, the ratings appear to be the last thing on his mind, as he recently took to social media to poke fun at himself with a meme so self-deprecating in its humor.


Richards shared the picture on his Instagram Stories yesterday, Nov. 12, and featured a two-panel meme. In the first panel, Richards can be seen with red, swollen eyes while wearing his Hammerman costume.

The panel read, “Yung niligtas mo na sila sa Vargr, Monster Erwin, Fake Hel, Mt. Bagsik, Jormungand, Thrym, Modi, Loki, sa sunog, kay Hector Regalado, sa smugglers, sa mga Jotun…”

“Pero gusto pa rin nila ng ABS,” the second panel read, which showed Richards sans his costume and crying.

Image: Screengrab from Instagram Stories/@aldenrichards02

It is unclear whether Richards was referring to rival network ABS-CBN or abdominal muscles with the meme. Either way, he is nothing short of being a good sport to laugh at himself, especially amid all the hurtful remarks and criticism thrown his way.

The bashing, in any way, is uncalled for, and even veteran talent manager and columnist Lolit Solis has come to Richards’ defense from all the vitriol.

Whether Richards unseated Coco Martin’s “Ang Probinsyano” or not is unimportant, as per Solis. What matters is that he gave his all in his role in “Victor Magtanggol.” Moreover, he was able to showcase his acting chops and made countless fans happy.


Solis also attested to Richards’ character, saying that bashers can only dare to hurt him, as even they would be ashamed for attempting to put such a good man down.

“Isang bagay na ikinagusto ko kay Alden iyon tatag ng loob niya,” Solis wrote last Nov. 8. “Iyon kahit nasasaktan siya, makikita mo pa rin pilit niya kinakaya dahil sa pagmamahal niya sa trabaho.”  /ra


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