'Maria Mercedes' mall show cut short
MANILA -- A mall show in Batangas featuring the stars of the ABS-CBN hit series "Maria Mercedes" had to be cut short on Sunday after thousands of fans showed up.
“Maria Mercedes” stars Jessy Mendiola, Jake Cuenca, and Jason Abalos held a mall show at SM City Lipa but organizers decided to cut short the program for the safety of the huge crowd who turned out for the event.
The organizers said they were trying to avoid a stampede and stop the people from getting hurt since the jampacked crowd might cause the glass windows to collapse or break.
Mendiola and Cuenca didn’t get the chance to do their respective production numbers. After Abalos’s first song, the organizers asked the three main leads to go up on stage and greet the many fans who were eagerly awaiting them.
The three Kapamilya immediately took to their their respective Instagram accounts to explain what happened.
“Sorry Batanguenos if I wasn’t able to sing and dance for you guys. I still love you. #MariaMercedes still loves you. Thank you for the support and for coming just to see u,” Mendiola said.
“Sana napasaya namin kayo kahit naghintay kayo ng matagal. Sobra po kaming nagpapasalamat sa inyo. Malungkot po kami na uuwi pero mas importante po na walang masaktan na isa man sa inyo. Mahal namin kayo,” explained Abalos.
“The crowd was amazing here today but they had to stop the show for everyone’s safety, not just ours but also the crowd. Thanks to everyone who went to SM City Lipa. We will make it up for you. We promise,” said Jake.
Since its launch, “Maria Mercedes” has been consistently beating its rival program in TV ratings nationwide and continues to create buzz online by trending every night both worldwide and nationwide on the micro-blogging site Twitter.
“Maria Mercedes” airs weeknights on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida.