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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!



imageTHE VATICAN, Italy (The Adobo Chronicles) – Soon after Pope Francis’ first-ever selfie was posted on The Vatican’s Instagram account, a team of Italian doctors comfirmed that the leader of the Roman Catholic Church indeed caught the selfitis bug.

The medical team immediately prescribed a high dosage of antibiotics to the Pontiff, and enrolled him in a Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) class in Rome.

Today, the doctors announced that the medication and therapy worked very well. Pope Francis is now selfitis-free.

Learn more about selfitis, a mental disorder,  as defined by the American Psychiatric Association.



MENLO PARK, California (The Adobo Chronicles®) – During a Q&A session at Facebook headquarters Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg announced that a “dislike” button is finally coming to the social-media network.

“I think people have asked about the dislike button for many years.  Today is a special day because today is the day I can say we’re working on it and shipping it,” he said.

Zuckerberg said they were hesitant to design it right away because he didn’t want Facebook to turn into Reddit.maxresdefault

The Adobo Chronicles® , however, learned that there is a certain limitation on the use of the “dislike” button.

Knowledgeable sources at Facebook said that users can only use one “dislike” for every ten “likes.”  In other words, a user is prevented from using the “dislike” button as a “weapon” for a personal grudge or to silence political or ideological opponents.

So, go ahead and “dislike” this news story.  But that would mean your next “dislike” button won’t be available to you until you have “liked” ten succeeding posts.

Zuckerberg has indeed made sure that Facebook does not turn into Reddit.

Social media analysts are predicting that when the new “dislike” button rolls out, more people could be using the “unfriend” button.