Fans had been anticipating the pair’s eventual meet up for weeks and suspense had been building as the day of their showdown neared. Both the couple and the fans hopes were quelled, however, with the intervention of Wally Bayola’s character, Lola Nidora, who prevented the two from actually meeting each other up close.
Attesting to AlDub’s immense popularity, the couple were a hot topic on Twitter, with over 1 million tweets for the episode’s hashtag #ALDUBBATTLEForACause even before the show began to air.
The number of tweets rose to 2 million during the Eat Bulaga’s broadcast and reached over 5 million by the end of the day, setting a new record for the highest number of tweets recorded in the Philippines.
Last Saturday’s record significantly surpassed that of another AlDub hashtag the previous Saturday, #AlDubMaiDenHeaven, which in turn, had exceeded the 3.34 million tweets garnered by the hashtag #PapalVisit during Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines in January 2015.
GMA Artist Center star Alden Richards, who is also seen on GMA’s comedy-musical variety program Sunday PinaSaya, is grateful for his fans’ overwhelming support. Just recently, the actor’s Twitter account reached an impressive 1 million followers, which Alden immediately acknowledged with a tweet saying, “1 Million followers!!! Maraming maraming salamat po!!!”
For AlDub fans around the world who are wondering if Lola Nidora will ever let the two meet and be happy, stay tuned to Eat Bulaga’s KalyeSerye only on GMA Pinoy TV.
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