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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!


Twitter’s Novel, High-risk Approach To Diversity In The Work Force

imageSAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Along with other giant Silicon Valley tech companies, Twitter has been  often criticized for the lack of diversity in its work force. The San Francisco-based social networking service has had a dismal record of hiring and promoting women and people of color.

In a major year-end move to deal with the issue, Twitter announced that it has named a new vice president of diversity and inclusion, Jeffrey Siminoff. White, male.

A very novel and high-risk approach indeed!


imageHOLLYWOOD, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Many will remember the 1967 James Bond film, ‘You Only Live Twice,’ with its theme song that says you live “one life for yourself and one for your dream.’

If we were to believe what’s currently trending on Facebook and Twitter, ‘Golden Girl’ Rue McClanahan may just have lived (and died) twice.

Netizens were shocked and saddened by the news that the Emmy-winning actress who brought the sexually liberated Southern belle Blanche Devereaux to life on the hit TV series “The Golden Girls,” has died. She was 76.

This would leave Betty White the only surviving cast member of the hit television show.

The news of McClanahan’s death spread like wildfire despite the fact that critical readers have pointed out that the news circulating worldwide was from 5 years ago.

McClanahan, dead at 81.