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Why is 'papunta palang tayo sa exciting part' trending, and what does Toni Gonzaga have to do with it?

By SAAB LARIOSA Published Apr 25, 2022 10:01 pm Updated Apr 26, 2022 1:44 pm

"Papunta palang tayo sa exciting part."

You might have come across this phrase while surfing the Internet in recent days. This, followed by the scalding line: "Your daughter is sleeping with my husband," is making rounds online as a meme.

Out of the loop or simply too lazy to follow online trends? Here's why "papunta palang tayo sa exciting part" and ABS-CBN's The Broken Marriage Vow are trending right now — and why it's actually relevant to the 2022 presidential campaign. 

From impersonations to a viral remix

The trend began with online personality AC Soriano (previously known as YouTube vlogger ItsACsLife). Through his social media channels, AC has been impersonating Jodi Sta. Maria's character, Jill Ilustre, in The Broken Marriage Vow since its trailer was released.

Recently, he gained a larger audience for his impersonation of the pivotal scene in the series wherein Jill exposes the affair between her husband David (Zanjoe Marudo) and her patient Lexy Lucero (Sue Ramirez).

In the intense scene, Jodi brings out her acting chops as she exposes Lexy to her parents, exposing the dirty laundry between her husband and the young woman.

"Papunta palang tayo sa exciting part," a grinning Jill announces. "Nabuntis ni David ang anak ninyo at pumunta siya ng America para ipa-abort ang bata."

The scene serves as a favorite among The World of the Married fans, and Filipinos were quick to put their own spin on the local take.

Following its airing, a remix song was born, and AC was quick to make numerous videos of himself with it. His most famous video is of himself trying reenacting Jodi's most iconic characters through the years.

The video has since gained over 250,000 views on Instagram and 3.4 million on TikTok. 

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On the campaign trail

With the song soon gaining popularity online and offline, people caught wind of Jodi's strong delivery and the remix's catchy beat to promote memes—and soon, their presidential candidates. Jodi herself even tweeted the popular phrase along with pink emojis in support of vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo.

Meanwhile, Jodi isn't the only celebrity that AC impersonates on a regular basis. He also has a penchant for impersonating Toni Gonzaga, who has been a regular host on the presidential campaign of Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.

With the viral song coupled with his impersonations, AC himself has become a regular on Leni Robredo sorties, serving as a host and Toni Gonzaga impersonator.

The Broken Marriage Vow is the Filipino adaptation of the 2015 BBC One hit Doctor Foster. It's available to watch online via iWantTFC.