Category Archives: Social Media

AlDub Fans Not Happy About Pope Francis’ New Instagram Account

Left, Pope Francis' first Instagram photo; right the AlDub team of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza
Left: Pope Francis’ first Instagram photo; Right: the AlDub team of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio City Bureau) – Today, Palm Sunday, is the official start of the Roman Catholic Church’s Holy Week, culminating next Sunday, Easter.

Baguio City, the nation’s summer capital, is starting to get really crowded as people from the lowlands — including politicians and celebrities — troop to this mountain resort to escape the scorching heat and enjoy Baguio’s cool weather.

Just in time for this solemn season, Pope  Francis has just announced that he has entered the world of Instagram. This, in addition to his existing Twitter account.  It was welcome news for many Catholics visiting Baguio.

In just under twelve hours, Francis’ Instagram account generated more than 1 Million likes and is expected to equal, if not surpass his Twitter likes of 26 Million.

And guess who’s not happy about all this? AlDub (the sensational love team of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, stars of the kalye serye on the noon-timle show ‘Eat Bulaga.’)

Although AlDub is credited for a record 39 Million tweets, thrashing the 35.6 Million record of the 2014 FIFA World Cup slemi-final match bvetween Germany and Brazil, their “likes” on both their Twitter and Instagram accounts have a lot to be desired.

Depending on which AlDub site you’re following, the couple’s (and their fans’) Twitter page likes is anywhere between 88,000 and 350,000.  Their Instagram page likes is about 230,000.  Both are a far cry from the Pope’s Twitter record and expected Instagram following.

Well, AlDub fans, you can’t have it all.

In the meantime, AlDub’s competitor TV celebrity, Vice Ganda, is reportedly about to launch an unprecedented social media campaign to outdo AlDub’s record (she has been trying for so long). Stay tuned!

 

Donald Trump Admits He Does Not Know Anything About ISIS

imageMIAMI, Florida (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – For the first time ever since he launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump has admitted that he knows nothing about ISIS or the terrorist threat facing the United States.

In a television interview, Trump said he gets his information from the Internet and is not sure if the chatter about ISIS threats are legitimate or not.

Trump assured his supporters and the American voters that if elected president and commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, homeland security will be his priority, adding that he will be logged in on the Internet 24/7.

Now, that beats Hillary Clinton’s “3 a.m. call.”

Manila’s Light Rail System Inaugurates World’s First Open-Door Roller Coaster Commuter Train

Six Flags (inset: Cubelo)
Six Flags (inset: Cubelo)

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Move over, Six Flags and Great America. Here comes Manila’s open-door roller coaster train, the world’s first low-cost amusement mass commuter train.

For thrill-seekers, riding the Light Railway Train (LRT) in Manila is an experience like no other. Imagine riding in a packed train car, running at full-speed above ground with its doors fully open!

Well, we can’t describe the feeling, but student James Cubelo can, and shares his selfie video with readers and followers of The Adobo Chronicles.

It’s more fun in the Philippines. We mean really, really more fun!

This newest attraction is brought to you by the Aquino government.

Watch the VIDEO.