Phenomenal ‘AlDub’ breaks Twitter records anew


The Eat Bulaga’s popular ‘kalyeserye’ segment featuring the tandem of actor Alden Richards and Dubsmash sensation Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza, registered 12.1 million tweets thus setting a new all-time high record for its latest hashtag, #ALDUBMostAwaitedDate.

The hashtag refers to the first face-to-face encounter of Alden and Yaya Dub after two failed attempts. The past eight weeks saw the television couple only got to interact via split-screen. On their second monthsary last Saturday, they finally got to eyeball but with a long dining table separating them. The Saturdate put millions of Filipinos in excitement and love chills particularly for their legions of followers known collectively as AlDub Nation.

A web programmer worked closely with another user to monitor the hashtag count by the hour of the whole Saturday. According to their final and unofficial report, the #ALDUBMostAwaitedDate hit a total of 12,125,300 tweets by 12 am Sunday.

Senior vice president and chief operations officer of Tape Inc. Malou Choa-Fagar, gives credits to the fans for the record-breaking tweets. For her part, Jenny Ferre, creative head of “Eat Bulaga, said the AlDub phenomenon was more than accidental and experimental, too.