History and Location of Lola Nidora’s Mansion Where Alden Visited Yaya Dub (Photos)
AlDub Nation has still hangover ‘kilig’ of the September 26, 2015 episode of Eat Bulaga’s Kalyeserye when Alden Richard visited Yaya Dub (played by Maine Mendoza) in their house. As we all know, that was the first time that Alden and Yaya Dub had their first selfie together. But do you exactly where the Lola Nidora mansion is? Do you know that it has a rich history?
According to GMA News Online, the said mansion is located at Broadway Avenue in New Manila, Quezon City and occupies the whole block. It was reportedly built in 1935 by Filipino architect and national artist Pablo S. Antonio, and was meant for for Kapitan Pepe and Narcisa Buencamino de Leon, who is famously known as Doña Sisang in local showbiz.
When her husband passed away, Doña Sisang established the LVN Studio in 1938 and became its president in 1940. LVN, which stands her surname and her two other co-founders of the movie studio, the Villongco and Navoa families. Its first film was ‘Giliw Ko,’ which starred by Fernando Poe Sr., the father of the late Da King, Fernando Poe Jr.
During her heydays, Doña Sisang has many known personalities who visited her mansion. This includes late presidents Manuel L. Quezon, Ramon Magsaysay, and Elpidio Quirino and their first ladies. The historical home was also used in several movies such as “Dagohoy” in 1953, and location of photo shoots for leading magazines and clothing brands.
The so-called Mansion de Explorer of Lola Nidora (Wally Bayola), Lola Tidora (Paolo Ballesteros) and Lola Tinidora (Jose Manalo) was inspired by the Spanish Mediterranean style , which was famous in Palm Beach and Beverly Hills, California during that time. Below are some of its photos to help you reminisce the first AlDub home visit.
Meanwhile, Eat Bulaga enjoyed a huge 45.7% TV rating in Mega Manila households on September 26, based on AGB Nielsen. On the other hand, It’s Showtime only had 11.9%. According to Kantar Media, Eat Bulaga had a 30.8% rating on that day, while It’s Showtime had only 22.5%. However, the No.1 slot went to ABS-CBN’s ‘Maalala Mo Kaya’ which had 31.9%.
Eat Bulaga also continues to eat It’s Showtime alive on Twitter. The hashtag #ALDubEBforLOVE had a whooping 25.6 million tweets, while #ShowtimeKapamilyaDay had only 6.3 million tweets. This is despite the fact that the latter was being tweeted since Friday. The ABS-CBN noontime show celebrated its 6th anniversary with guests include their leading love teams.