ALDUB Battle For A Cause: Outwit!

ALDUB Battle For A Cause

#ALDUBBattleForACause The ALDUB Battle For A Cause episode was highly anticipated. Minutes before the Eat Bulaga telecast, tweets have exceeded a million. Right before Maine Mendoza’s performance. One of the founding fathers of Eat Bulaga, Joey de Leon, has announced that more than 2 million tweets were found on Twitter. The ALDUB nation is poised to break several records now that there is a hint. A hint that Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza as YayaDUB may finally meet.

ALDUB Battle For A Cause
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In the midst of the ALDUB Battle For A Cause episode pandemonium. Lola Nidora pressured Alden to keep his promise of not seeing YayaDUB. Both Alden and YayaDUB are in the same building just a few steps between each other. The pressure is immense. Lola Nidora even tried to bribe Alden with some merienda. As if it would help. In the room where Lola Nidora took Alden, a monitor kept both of them aware of the performance that YayaDUB presented.

Why ALDUB Battle For A Cause? In this wildcard edition of Eat Bulaga’s “Bulaga Pa More, Dabarkads Pa More”. The ALDUB couple agreed to forfeit their prize money for the benefit of one winner in the sugod-bahay part of Eat Bulaga’s “Juan For All, All For One” segment. Fans would have a tough time judging between Alden and YayaDUB. It would split the fan base. Another unpleasant distraction for the ALDUB nation. But a convenient ploy for Lola Nidora to drive a competitive wedge between the two.

In case the competitive wedge is Lola Nidora’s ploy. It did not work. The battle that came out of the ALDUB Battle For A Cause episode seemed like a battle between ALDUB and Lola Nidora. Surely, Lola Nidora is starting to soften up on Alden. (Who wouldn’t? No names) But knowing the history of lies that she has emitted in the past, it’s tough to trust her. Good thing for her, YayaDUB didn’t have trust issues like her.

ALDUB Battle For A Cause
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As Alden tried to restrain himself from seeing YayaDUB. YayaDUB ran backstage to look for Alden. With Lola Nidora not around, Alden then changed his mind. He went onstage to look for YayaDUB. He found no one. YayaDUB was upset at not finding Alden backstage. Alden was disappointed and regretful at not finding YayaDUB onstage.

Clearly there was some hesitation on Alden’s part. He wanted to see YayaDUB. But he did not want to get on the bad side of Lola Nidora either. As much as she has a tendency to go far. She is still YayaDUB’s employer and de facto guardian. But the ALDUB couple has just celebrated their 7th weeksary. A couple that survived 7 weeks without ever meeting in person? It’s another piece of commentary presented in the ALDUB Battle For A Cause episode. While most netizens would find such a relationship common. If a couple wanted to meet, they would find ways. Besides, it was evident that YayaDUB had wanted to meet Alden too.

YayaDUB was on the verge of quitting. She then stopped where she stood backstage. Contemplating her next step on whether to go back to Lola Nidora or something else. She was standing backstage when Alden finally saw her. YayaDUB eventually turned around and finally saw Alden in person. She giggled like a little girl at the ALDUB Battle For A Cause episode. The crowd erupted in riotous joy. Even the hosts providing commentary for the ALDUB Battle For A Cause episode were speechless. Only Allan K was heard among them very happy in witnessing this legendary moment.

ALDUB Battle For A Cause
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YayaDUB was overcome with joy. She can’t stop laughing. Alden was happy himself. Everything in this “eyeball” summed what the world is feeling. Simple, wholesome joy. Nothing too dramatic. Although either ALDUB half is on the verge of tears, they were tears of joy. The ALDUB Battle For A Cause episode broke the internet like the ALDUB tandem had never done before.

A few “pabebe” waves. Flying kisses and they could almost meet. Almost. If not for that wall blocking Alden on his way to holding YayaDUB’s hand. That wall was lowered by Lola Nidora. Again, another reason why it’s not safe to trust Lola Nidora. She had a hand in playing with the emotions of Alden and YayaDUB. But instead of emitting her villainous laugh, she then resorted to another litany of excuses. The ALDUB Battle For A Cause episode will not be any different. It served as another opportunity for Lola Nidora to justify her behavior against the couple.

Lo and behold! She is now lecturing Alden and YayaDUB about ruined trust. About how she is just testing Alden and YayaDUB if they can keep their promise to her. For her a promise is sacred. (Um, yeah. Just like the promise she forced YayaDUB into making in an effort to marry Frankie Arenolli way back in the ALDUB Against All Odds episode) She went on to say how disappointed she is of Alden and YayaDUB. Alden tried to go back to the stage in an effort to get to YayaDUB on the other side. But Lola Nidora managed to get the floor plan herself to lock Alden up away from YayaDUB. Alden and YayaDUB could only cry behind the wall that kept them apart.

ALDUB Battle For A Cause
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At this point in the ALDUB Battle For A Cause episode. Lola Nidora has become the epitome of an overprotective parent. And she’s not even a parent. She then switched her attention to the Rogelios. Too bad, the Rogelios are too preoccupied with selfies with the main hosts of Eat Bulaga. Inefficient as always. Makes you wonder why Lola Nidora hasn’t fired them yet. Maybe because they’re the cheapest bodyguards available today.

As Lola Nidora was berating the Rogelios for ignoring her in the ALDUB Battle For A Cause episode. A couple of men in ski masks took YayaDUB away. Lola Nidora didn’t know them. Without the Rogelios, she went down using a ladder herself. Her knowledge of the building’s blueprint is useless now. In panic, she tried to remove the wall that blocked Alden. Backstage maintenance personnel lifted up the wall to let Alden out. Alden immediately ran out. Too late. The van carrying YayaDUB was gone.

ALDUB Battle For A Cause
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In Lola Nidora’s twisted sense of protecting YayaDUB from Alden. She lost YayaDUB to a couple of masked thugs. There was a hunch that they were from the troll that kept bugging Lola Nidora over the phone. Whoever that person may be, he now has the diary and YayaDUB. Now she even had the gall to ask Alden for help. On the other hand, Alden would definitely help. It would mean saving YayaDUB. And finally winning the approval of Lola Nidora.

If the same person that held Lola Nidora’s diary hostage was the same person behind YayaDUB’s abduction, what else is Lola Nidora left to do? Are we nearing the climax after witnessing the events that unfolded in the ALDUB Battle For A Cause episode? Tune in to Eat Bulaga, Monday to Saturday at noontime. Don’t forget to like Eat Bulaga’s official Facebook page to watch the ALDUB Battle For A Cause episode replay.

With 5 million tweets for the ALDUB Battle For A Cause hashtag (#ALDUBBattleForACause). The stakes keep getting higher. The fan base keeps on getting bigger. And there are less skeptics than ever. Such developments are available here at The Philippines Web. Follow us on our social media accounts for the best articles out there about ALDUB. Like our official Facebook page, The Philippines Web. And follow us on Twitter @pinasamazing. Much appreciated.

Seeing ALDUB: Obstacles Maybe

Seeing ALDUB

#ALDUBBattleForACause Seeing ALDUB today proved to be a challenge. It turned out to be a tougher challenge than Alden had been doing (maybe). He has gone through hell and high water, emphasis on water, to be with YayaDUB. Apparently, it gets tough even for some fans like me. And now I see myself writing this account first before going through the episode recaps.

Seeing ALDUB
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5 September 2015. The day that gave hope into seeing ALDUB finally meet. One of the founding fathers of Eat Bulaga, Mr. Joey de Leon, tweeted a few snippets as to what may happen on this day. I woke up thinking that I could finish a few recaps and then go into liveblogging mode for the ALDUB Battle For A Cause episode. Then I learned late that TARELCO (Tarlac Electric Cooperative) had scheduled their power interruption today. Sabotage? It is hard to tell. They have been accused of getting the power lines shut down at crucial moments in soap operas before. So having their power interruption scheduled on 5 September 2015 can be a major bummer.

So what’s the next option available in seeing ALDUB on TV then? Since there would be no electricity where I am at the moment. I had to go to Tarlac City. I had to buy some computer supplies anyway for archival reasons. (Yes, reasons) I don’t know which establishment had an open television for public viewing. But I checked the “kabisera” for an open TV airing Eat Bulaga. And so I hopped off to the CityWalk. There was a Cignal booth in front. There were several young students crowded in front of the TV. Confirmed. This Cignal booth is airing Eat Bulaga. Lola Nidora was getting the same trolling phone calls at the time that I arrived.

Seeing that it’s not yet Wild Card time. I went around the vicinity first to buy the supplies I initially planned. Bought some of my medication. Ointment/cream as opposed to Lola Nidora’s chewables. I even found time to have some dessert. I risk not watching Alden’s performance for the Wild Card battle. But I knew that much of the hysteria will start after YayaDUB’s performance. Seeing ALDUB together is a far-fetched idea as of this point. But hopefully I get to catch the replay.

Seeing ALDUB
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And so I got back to the Cignal booth. Commercials. Then commercials. Then Eat Bulaga. One of the personnel assigned at the Cignal booth changed the channel to It’s Showtime. The stunned viewers thought he was just trolling. Then his fellow Cignal personnel/attendant snatched away the remote and switched the channel back to Eat Bulaga. Not sure if the previous Cignal booth attendant hated YayaDUB or what. Later he was trolling the viewers “Scripted yan! Scripted yan!” (It’s scripted! It’s scripted!) So it became evident that he’s anti-ALDUB. (Sir, if you have a problem with people watching ALDUB, find your own TV. You work at Cignal anyway. It will not be hard for you to do) The other Cignal booth attendant clutched the remote tightly so his companion can’t switch channels again. (And all along I thought, only SKY Cable has issues with ALDUB)

This is where the local ALDUB fans managed to keep themselves civilized. They ignored the trolls. A behavior that I found easy to follow eventually as nobody wanted to make a scene. Beside the Cignal TV was a couple of booth attendants. Behind the ALDUB fans watching the developments on TV were a bunch of blue collar workers yelling “FIBA na! Manonood pa kami!” (It’s FIBA time! We want to watch!) Maybe they can’t find another TV that aired the 2015 Jones Cup. A basketball tournament where the Philippine National basketball team, Gilas Pilipinas, got included. All of this noise and the ALDUB fans were just glued to the TV screen. Not everyone is into the ALDUB craze. And sadly, some folks try to exercise their false sense of superiority by mocking the ALDUB fans. But ALDUB just stayed. The moment seeing ALDUB exchange glances occurred, it was all worth it.

It was thrilling to see ALDUB finally meet. Seeing ALDUB live on TV was worth the trip. Surely, Lola Nidora threw a monkey wrench again. Or in this case, a couple of tarps. More on the details on the next articles. Recapping a full week about ALDUB would keep us preoccupied for the weekend. Don’t forget to like their official Facebook page, Eat Bulaga. Replays of previous episodes are found there. 

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ALDUB MaiDen Heaven: Into Deep

ALDUB MaiDen Heaven

#ALDUBMaiDenHeaven The ALDUB MaiDen Heaven episode comes at the heels of another challenge. Lola Nidora was not content with the pili nut package that Alden bought from Bicol. She wanted more. She wanted authentic Bicolano laing and pinangat straight from the Bicol peninsula.  The next batch of packages earned Alden half a point.

ALDUB MaiDen Heaven
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At the time that Lola Nidora was preparing for Alden’s next challenge. She was somewhere else that the folks at Eat Bulaga’s main studio did not disclose. Also, she was not with YayaDUB. YayaDUB was left to be with Donya Tidora and Donya Tinidora. The clothes they wore were different from the ensemble that Lola Nidora had prepared for the challenge. The ALDUB MaiDen Heaven episode went into triple-split screen as it was revealed that Lola Nidora and the Rogelios were elsewhere.

YayaDUB was visibly nervous at what awaits Alden. She is confident at what Alden can do. But she is not blind to seeing how Lola Nidora is starting to push her limits when it comes to challenging Alden. Donya Tinidora and Donya Tidora shared the same sentiment. Ill feelings toward their estranged sister were reopened here at the ALDUB MaiDen Heaven episode. But there is no going back for Alden. He’s willing to do what it takes to earn even just YayaDUB’s mobile number.

The Rogelios had Alden blindfolded. Lola Nidora did not want Alden to get an idea where he will be taken. He was only given a hint at what the next challenge would entail. It involved going into deep. How deep is Alden’s love for YayaDUB in the ALDUB MaiDen Heaven episode? Obviously, he’s willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause. And he knew it can only be true for this glorious quest. YayaDUB could only watch from where she stood as the Rogelios held the blindfolded Alden.

ALDUB MaiDen Heaven
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Alden’s basket of gifts was carried by one of the Rogelios as the other two held him by the arms. Lola Nidora tasted each of the Bicolano dishes first for authenticity purposes. She speculated on the ALDUB Getting Closer episode that Alden might just buy laing and pinangat from some random carinderia and pass them off as authentic Bicolano dishes. (Then again, Lola Nidora will always be suspicious of other people of deeds that she herself is guilty of) The ALDUB MaiDen Heaven episode gave hope for Alden and half a point. To earn the other half point, Lola Nidora then explained the connection of chilis.

In the ALDUB MaiDen Heaven episode, Alden had a chance to talk. But he only said “Opo” (Yes) when Lola Nidora asked him if he’s ready for the next challenge. Lola Nidora had 3 boxes of chilis thrown into an Olympic-sized pool. He gave Alden just 5 minutes to collect all 3 boxes. If Alden beat the clock, he earns the other half point needed to complete the episode’s task. YayaDUB and Lola Nidora’s sisters looked on as Lola Nidora dropped the boxes into the pool.

Alden was well-dressed for that day. But he was willing to take a dip and pick up the boxes himself. He then removed his coat, shoes and socks to prepare for the plunge. He just left his white polo and black slacks. YayaDUB expressed her skepticism when she posted on her clipboard “Sanay ka bang lumangoy?” (Are you used to swimming?) Alden gave her a thumbs up. Later he posted a sign affirming his dedication to the challenge at the ALDUB MaiDen Heaven episode.

ALDUB MaiDen Heaven
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It helped that the ALDUB MaiDen Heaven episode is live. No double. No camera tricks. It’s really Alden who dived deep into the pool to get the boxes of chili. Donya Tidora was almost disappointed that Alden kept his shirt and pants on while swimming. (The collective sigh at not seeing Alden’s abs was understandable.) YayaDUB posted “Langoy Pa More” on her clipboard in support of Alden.

Everyone was looking at the clock. The 5-minute-limit seemed too short. But Alden turned out to be a capable swimmer.  The crowd at the Broadway Centrum where Joey de Leon, Ryan Agoncillo and Michael V watched was cheering Alden on. YayaDUB may be voiceless here. But she led in cheering him on. Donya Tinidora and Donya Tidora supported YayaDUB. Much to the disappointment of Lola Nidora.

Lola Nidora was being deliberately difficult to Alden. She was walking away while Alden was trying to hand her the second box. When Alden found the third box, Lola Nidora walked away. It forced Alden to get up from the pool and run to Lola Nidora. YayaDUB was beyond ecstatic in joy. She was jumping around and all over the floor. Donya Tidora and Donya Tinidora almost thought YayaDUB was having a seizure. Lola Nidora was forced to write the second point on the coffee table book for the Countdown to Tamang Panahon. The crowd was chanting Alden’s name in the ALDUB MaiDen Heaven episode. Alden’s smile is incomparable as he heaves a sigh of relief.

ALDUB MaiDen Heaven
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Donya Tinidora then moved forward to where she left off from the ALDUB Getting Closer episode. She was about to say was YayaDUB’s biological mother when the cliffhanger freeze screen got into them. And now that Lola Nidora is elsewhere shaking. Donya Tinidora faced YayaDUB and tried to tell her the truth. Too bad the cliffhanger freeze screen in the ALDUB MaiDen Heaven beat her to it.

Donya Tinidora may not be Divina’s biological mother. And we don’t know yet when do we stop calling her YayaDUB and start calling her Divina. (Or Maine. Whichever works maybe) But she held the clues to revealing Divina’s true origins. The key to getting out of Lola Nidora’s clutches. Is the day of reckoning near? Tune in to Eat Bulaga Monday to Saturday at noontime to remain updated. Replays of the KalyeSerye like the ALDUB MaiDen Heaven episode are found at the Eat Bulaga Facebook Page. Tweet @EatBulaga for your suggestions, feedback and thank-you tweets. 

The ALDUB MaiDen Heaven episode confirmed one thing. The lines between reality and fiction are officially blurred. And we mean that as a good thing. Whether you’re interested to find out the difference or just want to enjoy the first ever KalyeSerye on Philippine television. Follow us on our social media accounts for episode recaps and cultural analyses. Like our official Facebook page, The Philippines Web. And follow us on Twitter @pinasamazing. Much appreciated.

ALDUB Getting Closer: The Third Sister

ALDUB Getting Closer

#ALDUBGettingCloser The ALDUB Getting Closer episode also gets us closer to the secrets that Lola Nidora had been keeping from YayaDUB. With the arrival of Donya Tidora on the ALDUB Love on Top episode, Lola Nidora has been doing whatever she could to shield YayaDUB from the revelations that Donya Tidora had been up to. From leaving her in the mansion at the ALDUB Ang Lihim ni Lola episode to keeping her away from Donya Tidora any way possible.

ALDUB Getting Closer
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YayaDUB is bewildered too at the ALDUB Getting Closer episode. She is startled at the events. But she would not dare break her vow to Lola Nidora that she would to nobody. Nobody, nobody but Lola Nidora (clap, clap, clap, point). Her advice of “Bawal ang sad, dapat happy” (Sadness prohibited, happiness always) is quite easy to follow though. Compared to Lola Nidora, YayaDUB has less concerns. Mainly, seeing Alden Richards back from Bicol. Lola Nidora sent him back there after complaining that the pili nut package is not enough.

Alden Richards was shown at the airport bound for Bicol. He made sure to post his messages for YayaDUB and Lola Nidora to see. Lola Nidora had been demanding so much from Alden compared to Frankie. Now that the diary seems like the least of her concerns. In the ALDUB Getting Closer episode, she’s upset at the lengths that Donya Tidora went through in searching for the third sister, Tinidora.

And so the ALDUB nation awaited the arrival of Donya Tinidora. A silver gray car arrived to the beats of “Rico Mambo”. Out came Donya Tinidora with her bodyguards. Her bodyguards were namely Cuando, Cuando, Cuando. (Finally. Jose Manalo agreed to don makeup and go in drag.) As she entered the scene she immediately called the attention of her sisters, Lola Nidora and Donya Tidora. Lola Nidora was not happy. The circle is complete with the JoWaPao (Jose/Wally/Paolo) in drag as the triplets. Donya Tinidora would immediately want to speak with Divina at the ALDUB Getting Closer episode. But Lola Nidora was quick to send her out to an errand.

ALDUB Getting Closer
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Donya Tinidora tried to confirm if she heard her sisters correctly. And so she discovered in the ALDUB Getting Closer episode that Lola Nidora and Donya Tidora call Divina “Yaya”. How dare they call “Yaya” their own relative. Donya Tinidora’s instincts kicked in. She lost Divina and found her again only to see her as her sister’s nanny. A status she didn’t deserve. It reminds viewers of the ALDUB Ang Lihim ni Lola episode where Lola Nidora admitted that she never had a nanny until now. She basically raised Divina to serve her.

The ALDUB Getting Closer episode is where YayaDUB was actually called “Divina”. It seems as if Donya Tinidora was the one who gave her name. Also, much of the animosity between the triplets against each other were unleashed. Donya Tinidora resented Lola Nidora for losing Divina. Lola Nidora resented Donya Tidora and Donya Tinidora for leaving her behind in the Philippines to care for Divina. Lola Nidora was bitter at the thought that you can never choose your family.

Donya Tinidora insisted that this is the right time for Divina to learn of the truth. Lola Nidora was aghast. How dare Donya Tinidora try to tell Divina the truth when she abandoned her to Lola Nidora. Donya Tinidora is happy to see Divina again. It was a stark contrast to the emotions she felt upon seeing her sisters. Donya Tidora went to great lengths to find her in order to tell YayaDUB the truth. (At this point, the terms “YayaDUB” and Divina became interchangeable.)

ALDUB Getting Closer
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But Donya Tinidora had a secret of her own as revealed in the ALDUB Getting Closer episode. Divina is not her daughter. And she resented Donya Tidora for making her believe that Divina is her daughter. As she was about to explain the events that transpired then, Lola Nidora left her. Lola Nidora’s excuse was her shock at seeing Donya Tinidora with a kid. And she reprimanded Donya Tidora as well for making her believe that Divina is her daughter. She discovered that she is in no capacity to bear children.

As Lola Nidora pressed for more information from Donya Tinidora, she saw YayaDUB come back. Calling her again as “Divina”, she tried to cut to the chase and tell her everything. Until Lola Nidora’s phone rang. The ALDUB Getting Closer is getting farther from clarifying events that transpired. As Lola Nidora’s nanny, YayaDUB answered the phone herself. She handed it later to Lola Nidora. The caller was Alden. And he just confirmed his arrival to Bicol. Lola Nidora then warned Alden of the deep challenge ahead for him.

ALDUB Getting Closer
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Donya Tinidora was upset at YayaDUB’s behavior. She thought YayaDUB was having a seizure. Lola Nidora reasoned out that it’s part of her personality. As Lola Nidora tried to send YayaDUB out to an errand again, Donya Tidora and Donya Tinidora tried to stop her. Confused, YayaDUB ended up ranting “Walang magbabago sa pamilyang ito!” (Nothing in this family will change!) Donya Tinidora took advantage of the situation to approach YayaDUB. She tried to pacify her here in the ALDUB Getting Closer episode. Asking her why she talks all by herself.

This family drama has started getting into YayaDUB’s nerves. She was not even given an appropriate introduction to Donya Tinidora. Lola Nidora tried to keep her away from her sisters. But now that Donya Tinidora has distracted Lola Nidora. She went straight to YayaDUB. She’s happy that the girl she called Divina is now all-grown up. She did not go for the jugular though. She just mentioned how as a young toddler. Divina was taken by Donya Tinidora by the breakwater. There, she would play with gross things found floating by the breakwater. Donya Tinidora considered those moments as the happiest in her life.

ALDUB Getting Closer
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How did Donya Tinidora lose little Divina? She woke up one day with Divina gone. She went insane and ended up looking like her sisters, Lola Nidora and Donya Tidora. She used to be the prettiest among them. Now years of insanity has deglamorized her as seen in the ALDUB Getting Closer episode. Talking to the person now known as YayaDUB. Donya Tinidora discovered another anomaly. “Kundi makakarinig ng music, hindi magsasalita!” (If she doesn’t hear music, she will not talk!)

Lola Nidora insisted that the raised the kid in a way she knew best. She then accused her sisters of leaving her behind with a kid to raise. Lola Nidora was so confused at this point. She eventually asked the blame game to stop. YayaDUB was ready to listen to the truth when Lola Nidora sent her away again. If she had to buy the whole pharmacy so that she will not come back in time to hear the truth. Lola Nidora would make her do that here in the ALDUB Getting Closer episode.

Donya Tidora and Donya Tinidora agreed that the child had to know the truth. Lola Nidora insisted that it is not yet the right time. But she cannot identify when the right time would be. So Donya Tinidora went forward and revealed whose child Divina is. Divina, better known among family and friends as YayaDUB, is the daughter of their younger sister. As Donya Tinidora tried to say their younger sister’s name, the ALDUB Getting Closer episode goes into cliffhanger mode.

ALDUB Getting Closer
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The Facebook cut of the ALDUB Getting Closer episode showed Alden buying the laing and pinangat. He neatly packed them in styrofoam containers himself. He prepared the package and took some photos by the Cagsawa ruins. He had to show proof that he really went to Bicol to buy the items that Lola Nidora needed. Alden was happy to buy the items for Lola Nidora. Everything for YayaDUB.

How would the family drama affect the relationship that YayaDUB nurtured with Alden? As the story switches from a nasty case of sibling rivalry to a family secret yet to be revealed. All that YayaDUB could think of is Alden’s safe flight back to Metro Manila. And there would be more to come after the ALDUB Getting Closer episode. In case you failed to see the live telecast, like the Eat Bulaga Facebook Page. Replays are constantly uploaded there for your convenience. Follow them on Twitter @EatBulaga to say “Thank you” and other concerns like signal interruptions. 

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ALDUB Love on Top: MikMik Pa More

ALDUB Love on Top

#ALDUBLoveOnTop The ALDUB Love on Top episode was where everyone watched out for Lola Nidora’s unwanted guest. Lola Nidora is at her wits end. Clueless as to how the diary’s photos were leaked. She thought that her inability to raise enough cash caused the “blackmail photos” to go viral. The riding in tandem’s refusal to talk aggravates Lola Nidora’s paranoia. The viral photos have barely scratched the surface though.

ALDUB Love on Top
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In the ALDUB Love on Top episode, the riding in tandem makes an appearance again. The box they handed over to YayaDUB was smaller. It kinda pacified her as earlier, she was pestering Lola Nidora for a day-off. Even if she is close to throwing a tantrum, Lola Nidora was unfazed. Now that the riding in tandem is back, Lola Nidora found another opportunity to press the pair for questions.

The two men still refuse to talk. They tried to get away. But Lola Nidora blocked their way. She went as far has blocking the road with her torso. (In the ALDUB Love on Top episode, Lola Nidora’s shorts are peeping out of her skirt. An obvious remedy against another “rambutan” exposure) Because they can’t get the motor moving, both men got off the bike and ran. The Rogelios simply held the bike but did not chase the men.

ALDUB Love on Top
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YayaDUB then opened the box. It contained mostly her favorite candies. Non-Filipino viewers are familiar with 2 of the snack variants in the box. Haw Haw and Mikmik were featured on Buzzfeed. Classic snacks that brought the kid out of everyone just like YayaDUB. She immediately picked a little pack of Haw Haw to enjoy. The ALDUB Love on Top episode confirmed everyone’s observation. That it is a love team so wholesome, every yuppie is reminded of their days of Mikmik and Haw Haw.

YayaDUB immediately looked for Alden. Turns out that he’s just waiting for YayaDUB to receive his box of goodies. Lola Nidora did not thank him for the box of treats. But she’s satisfied that it pacified YayaDUB. As YayaDUB and Alden exchanged Dubsmash dibs at each other, another car arrived. That was when the audience was reminded of Lola Nidora’s unwanted guest at the ALDUB Love on Top episode.

ALDUB Love on Top
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3 bodyguards and a matron hopped off the white car. Lola Nidora’s reactions were heard on the background as the matron tried to make her entrance. Lola Nidora’s paranoia strikes again once she confirmed that her unwanted guest has arrived. It was Donya Tidora, Lola Nidora’s twin sister.

Donya Tidora was non-confrontational despite Lola Nidora’s paranoia. She introduced herself as the younger twin sister. Except that it took 2 years for their mother to labor Lola Nidora. So Donya Tidora ended up getting out of the womb first. Lola Nidora is not happy to see her sister back. The feeling was mutual. The ALDUB Love on Top episode served as an opportunity for Donya Tidora to bully her sister. Lola Nidora’s pent-up emotions against Donya Tidora were reopened.

ALDUB Love on Top
Source: Eat Bulaga Facebook Page

As Donya Tidora was already enjoying herself in seeing Lola Nidora squirm, she notices YayaDUB beside Lola Nidora. Such a nice girl based on Donya Tidora’s point of view. YayaDUB may be busy with her little pack of Mikmik. But she doesn’t forget how to be polite. She made a little pabebe wave to Donya Tidora. YayaDUB was appreciative of Donya Tidora’s comments about her.

Fearing that Donya Tidora would start getting affectionate to YayaDUB. Lola Nidora went to business. She accused Donya Tidora of proliferating the photos of her and Hitler. Donya Tidora simply blamed the diary’s loss to Lola Nidora being scatter-brained. “Burara ka kasi!” Donya Tidora said. If Lola Nidora can’t even dispose of her diapers properly, how is she expected to tidy up on the rest of her things? The ALDUB Love on Top episode heated up further when Donya Tidora got her phone and showed the other photos.

Photos with Hitler barely scratched the surface indeed. Lola Nidora’s dangerous liaisons came to light with Donya Tidora adding fuel to the fire. Using her smartphone, she exposed other compromising photos. Faded pics way back when the family lived in Massachusetts. Pics clandestinely shot with Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Photos with the current head monarch of UK, Queen Elizabeth. And photos with communist sympathizer and iconic actor Charlie Chaplin. Even a childhood photo with Frankie’s father, Don Franing. It’s too early to suspect her as some Pinay Mata Hari. Photos don’t prove romantic relationships. But Lola Nidora’s sanity is on a brink.

ALDUB Love on Top
Source: Eat Bulaga Facebook Page

Lola Nidora is too distracted at this point to stop YayaDUB from calling Alden. Alden happily responded with “Yes?” Alden then brought with him a little cute chubby kids to Dubsmash with him. YayaDUB found the little boy cute herself. She was like pinching the chubby cheeks herself. She waved to the kid that Alden brought with him. Lola Nidora then saw this and accused Alden of having a child. The ALDUB Love on Top episode ended up having a stress relief until Lola Nidora found another misconception to throw Alden’s way.

Lola Nidora chastised Alden for having the nerve to pursue a romantic relationship  with YayaDUB when he already had a son. Alden then clarified that the kid is just his nephew. Not his son. Donya Tidora finally saw Alden and found him cute herself. She almost scolded Lola Nidora for being too hard on Alden. Lola Nidora tried to justify again her stance. Even if Alden managed to send Lola Nidora a gift too. She still wouldn’t budge. At this point in the ALDUB Love on Top episode. Lola Nidora gave Alden another challenge. She wanted pili nut snacks straight from the Bicol region IMMEDIATELY. She wanted them the next day. Alden agreed and promised to deliver on time.

ALDUB Love on Top
Source: Eat Bulaga Facebook Page

Donya Tidora then remembered the purpose behind her sudden arrival. She is about to reveal Lola Nidora’s secret. It was basically the main purpose behind the arrival. As she was about to reveal what Lola Nidora’s secret is, the ALDUB Love on Top episode goes into cliffhanger mode. That dang cliffhanger mode!

Lola Nidora did not specify how many pili nut snacks she needed. It seemed like a generic challenge. How much pili nut-based goodies can Alden take from Bicol? Most of the updates (spoilers included) are found on the Eat Bulaga Facebook Page. So like their page for real-time updates and replays like the ALDUB Love on Top episode. Follow them on Twitter too @EatBulaga.

With Twitter parties and the rest of the social media world getting swept up with the ALDUB Love on Top episode. Things are sure to look brighter now for Alden and YayaDUB. It would only be a matter of time before Lola Nidora’s facade would be broken down until she has no more ego left. The Philippines Web is sure to document any updates and observations regarding the ALDUB phenomenon. So following us on our social media accounts would be much appreciated. Like our official Facebook page, The Philippines Web. And follow us on Twitter @pinasamazing. Much appreciated.

ALDUB Tuloy Ang Forever: Bye Frankie

ALDUB Tuloy Ang Forever

#ALDUBTuloyAngForever The ALDUB Tuloy Ang Forever episode served as an opportunity for Frankie to leave. Just like in most primetime teleseryes. Villains get a decent exit. Oftentimes a graceful exit. He may have almost redeemed himself when Duhrizz was bullying YayaDUB. But knowing how he almost got away with buying a bride really, really established a pockmarked reputation for him. Then again the Filipino audience is one of the most forgiving audiences in the world. More on that later as Lola Nidora’s worst fears are confirmed.

ALDUB Tuloy Ang Forever

 

To our beloved readers that only learned about the ALDUB phenomenon today, a little refresher. Lola Nidora once demanded money from Alden Richards before she agrees that he meet YayaDUB in person. Alden doesn’t have enough money to do so. Lola Nidora then had YayaDUB arranged in marriage with her family friend Frankie Arenolli. Frankie can pay the money that Lola Nidora needed. Once Lola Nidora’s schemes got revealed in the ALDUB Against All Odds episode, she failed to get the money. The cash could have helped Lola Nidora redeem the lost diary. But no. It was in the ALDUB Tuloy Ang Forever episode where some of the leaked photos were shown.

Lola Nidora is out for damage control. She went into blame game mode again. Blaming Alden for the lost diary and the leaked photos. Frankie then chastised Lola Nidora for blaming Alden again for what went wrong in her life. He then told her the hard truth. That there is no one else to blame on what happened to her but herself. He was a few words short of saying that her diary should have been her responsibility. And he sure knew what he is talking about. He almost got milked for cash for Lola Nidora’s selfish ends. Lola Nidora then shut up. The ALDUB Tuloy Ang Forever episode did its share of presenting the righteous side of Frankie.

ALDUB Tuloy Ang Forever

Lola Nidora had big reasons to really get paranoid about leaked photos. While everyone is still guessing her real age. Photos of her with infamous dictator Adolf Hitler revealed the shady connections that she had in the past. What was she doing in Germany? Why is she among his acquaintances? By this time, history nerds knew that not all of people that mingled with Hitler committed suicide. People that can live without his political party chose to live. In the ALDUB Tuloy Ang Forever episode, Lola Nidora’s concept of “forever” makes you go suspicious

Another photo that made it harder to guess Lola Nidora’s age was at a dinner party. It seemed like a stolen shot showing former US President John F. Kennedy with his wife, former first lady Jackie Kennedy. On a table behind them are Lola Nidora and her date for that dinner party. She’s been with Hitler and decades before that she was with the Kennedys at the White House. Lola Nidora has explained in episodes prior to the ALDUB Tuloy Ang Forever episode where her money came from. Old money. But how old? And what kind of business is she into exactly to merit the kind of riches she once enjoyed? It’s the past that YayaDUB was too young to remember.

ALDUB Tuloy Ang Forever

Frankie is having difficulty in saying goodbye. Alden and YayaDUB are too preoccupied with their Dubsmash beats and signboards to pay attention to him. Being the kind-hearted nanny that YayaDUB is. She then asked Alden to let Frankie say goodbye for the meantime. Alden simply gave YayaDUB the thumbs up sign. This allowed Frankie to say goodbye to everyone else. As he doesn’t see himself coming back. He asked to hold YayaDUB’s hand  for one last time. YayaDUB agreed without looking at him directly in the eye.

Frankie then turned to Alden. He asked to take care of YayaDUB. Later he addressed everyone 2-million-strong Twitterverse. He slyly mentioned that they will regret wishing for the wedding to go bust. He said goodbye to Paolo and then to the Rogelio’s. Later he ordered the Rogelio’s (right after saying goodbye to them) to help him with his luggage. The ALDUB Tuloy Ang Forever episode really showed how conflicted Frankie turned out to be.

ALDUB Tuloy Ang Forever

Now while Lola Nidora has let Frankie go, it still will not be a walk in the park for Alden. She is still in possession of the coffee table book bearing the Countdown to Tamang Panahon. And she almost pinched YayaDUB for giving in too easily to someone like Alden. She still thinks that Alden had it too easy. Before Lola Nidora could reveal the next challenge for Alden, her phone rang. As she tried to convince the caller to cancel her trip to where Lola Nidora lived. The ALDUB Tuloy Ang Forever episode goes into cliffhanger mode.

Another character perhaps after the ALDUB Tuloy Ang Forever episode? Lola Nidora is one full bag of secrets and lies. As the contents of the diary gets spilled, the ALDUB nation has yet to see. How will it affect everyone involved in the story? Any reason can be a convenient excuse for Lola Nidora now. But the only way to stop the hypotheses and wild guesses is by tuning in regularly to Eat Bulaga. Monday to Saturday at noontime only on GMA Network. Like their official Facebook page to catch the ALDUB Tuloy Ang Forever episode replay. 

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ALDUB Social Media Frenzy

ALDUB Social Media Frenzy

With the ALDUB Social Media Frenzy going full steam, it comes with downsides. Some tweets or posted statuses on Facebook go bold in critiquing in the ALDUB phenomenon. Some would go as far as calling it a fad or a flash in the pan. Some of the fiercest ALDUB fans then end up reacting in defense of their beloved love team. Soon it escalates into a verbal war and the party is ruined.

ALDUB Social Media Frenzy
Source: @AlDubOfficial_

The ALDUB Social Media Frenzy got almost everyone active online but are unaware of ALDUB. Some are pissed off. Others are clueless. And the harsh reality of how some fan groups just go extra “territorial” on Twitter seeps through the surface. Then again this is social media. A place where people bask in their anonymity in order to say whatever they refuse to be responsible for. A place where foul language and atrocious behavior get away because there are no suspects with which to flag online. People can flag accounts or usernames. But the person behind those accounts can simply open another account. Or change IP address and do what they do best. To troll.

But what’s even sadder is how some of the ALDUB devotees let the worst of them get over. The ALDUB Social Media Frenzy has become the new hotbed for trolls to provoke fans to act on their worst behavior. They enjoy the kind of mind control they could impose on people that admire a couple that they hate. It then prompted ALDUB fan accounts to remind the rest of the fans why ALDUB existed. Because everyone found common ground in ALDUB.

Some of the worst effects of the ALDUB Social Media Frenzy involved new characters like Mark McMahon. He played the role of Dr. Tan-Ning. While it was mentioned in the ALDUB is for Real episode article that he has lackluster acting skills compared to the people around him. It’s a critique on the acting talent. More like lack of it. Not on the person. Commenting on the performance without having to go personal can go possible. Unfortunately, the way Dr. Tan-Ning was presented as extra touchy and affectionate towards YayaDUB immediately pushed the ALDUB nation into protective nurturing mode. It seems as if they are more affected than Alden himself.

ALDUB Social Media Frenzy
Source: @MaineAlden16

Fanaticism can be blinding. Everyone already knew that. But every human being has 2 brains (rational and emotional). Everyone knew between right and wrong. Between civilized and uncivilized. It just so happened that most still go the reactive route. The ALDUB Social Media Frenzy displayed who are reactive instead of proactive. People read or listen to reply, not to understand. And in this aspect, understanding is still crucial instead of reacting the soonest time you can simply because you want to be the first to comment. Surely, the surge of tweets helped in establishing a new record on Twitter – more than 2 millions tweets as of this writing for the hashtag #ALDUBAgainstALLODDS. But it’s not an excuse to just tweet whatever comes into your mind. It infuses some bad rep into the ALDUB Social Media Frenzy.

For others still clueless as what to tweet, they just retweet. Retweets factor into the trending statistics anyway. Retweeting can be a way for agreeing with other people’s thoughts. Others retweet images or screenshots of official statements that go beyond the 140-character-limit. Others are cautious about what to tweet. They end up tweeting some suggested behaviors when tweeting while using ALDUB-related hashtags. The ALDUB Social Media Frenzy may have occasionally slowed down the internet because so many people are tweeting at the same time. But it gives them time to browse through all of the tweets. Some end up becoming helpful pieces of advice on what to tweet next.

ALDUB Social Media Frenzy
Source: @WralphEvan

Others have used the ALDUB Social Media Frenzy as an outlet of their creativity. With emotions on “beast mode” (a jargon unique to the ALDUB nation perhaps). Some ended up posting fan art that featured ALDUB. @jaysonDMX has become one of the most featured graphic artists on social media. His ALDUB fan art could rival most teleserye title cards. Others like @WralphEvan capitalized on most fans’ need to rescue YayaDUB. Hence the OPERATION SAGIP-YAYA infographic tweet. It could have been the most badass way for ALDUB to prove his worth to Lola Nidora. Then again, the Eat Bulaga creative department had other plans.

Now, several ALDUB fan accounts on social media have united to announce the hashtag of the day. The ALDUB Social Media Frenzy was so intense. They tweet even on a Sunday now. And true to the culture of positivity promoted among the ALDUB fan groups. The official hashtag last 23 August 2015 was #EBThankYouForALDUB. It was one of the most heartwarming hashtags proliferated. Most viewers are enamored with the ALDUB love story unfolding right before their eyes. And most of them made sure to thank the main driving forces behind the ALDUB Social Media Frenzy. Wally Bayola already received a deluge of tweets praising his performances for the ALDUB Keep The Faith episode and ALDUB Against All Odds episode. Now a hashtag is dedicated to the Eat Bulaga program as a whole.

ALDUB Social Media Frenzy
Source: @MaineAlden16
ALDUB Social Media Frenzy
Source: @MaineAlden16
ALDUB Social Media Frenzy
Source: @officialaldub16

The ALDUB Social Media Frenzy is far from over. And much of the credit goes to Eat Bulaga indeed. They know how to keep this love story interesting. They manage to pull out all of the stops to keep everyone at the edge of their seats. Some love team manage to amass a following online or on TV. But not all tandems have the broadcast machinery and creative genius found in Eat Bulaga. Until now, conspiracy theorists are still debating whether YayaDUB’s collapsing incident was real or reel. It doesn’t matter. People are still talking about it now. Even when YayaDUB did not pass out when the wedding was pushed through. And with the Philippine National Police getting exposure in the ALDUB Against All Odds episode, it’s on. The ALDUB Social Media Frenzy has officially changed the way people view Philippine entertainment.

Send your thanks to everyone involved in the massive success that is the ALDUB Social Media Frenzy. Follow and tweet YayaDUB (@mainedcm), Alden Richards (@aldenrichards02) and Eat Bulaga (@EatBulaga). Like the official Facebook page of Eat Bulaga to catch the replay of the ALDUB Against All Odds episode.

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ALDUB is for Real: The Isaw Party

ALDUB is for Real

#ALDUBisforReal The ALDUB is for Real Episode is shot on location at Bataan. A clear sign that no matter how far the location the Juan for All All for Juan segment could reach. There is no stopping the ALDUB euphoria. Also it took almost 24 hours and a really remote location for the Lola Nidora to regain her strength to continue with her verbal last will and testament.

ALDUB is for Real
Source: Eat Bulaga Facebook Page

Lola Nidora arrived with her entourage including the paramedic and the funeral homes’ representative. The ALDUB is for Real Episode highlighted the weak health that Lola Nidora had fallen into. As Duh mentioned in the ALDUB Not ALDUH Episode. The best she could do to breathe is 1.5 times a day. Once in the morning and the half breath during snack time.  Lola Nidora could barely talk. She had to whisper her messages to YayaDUB for YayaDUB to interpret. YayaDUB would relay the messages in DUBSmash speak for resident dabarkads Paolo Ballesteros to interpret. The interpretations would often leave the hosts at Broadway Centrum half-amazed and half-amused.

After getting everyone bonkers about the interpretations. The riding in tandem arrived anew. They delivered 2 boxes to YayaDUB. The person carrying them personally handed over the boxes to YayaDUB. YayaDUB happily opened one and saw the sticks of isaw (grilled chicken intestines). They were the sticks of isaw that Alden promised to her on the ALDUB not ALDUH episode. The isaw party commenced on the ALDUB is for Real Episode. YayaDUB proudly showed the green box’s contents on camera.

ALDUB is for Real
Source: Eat Bulaga Facebook Page

Out of nowhere in this ALDUB is for Real Episode, Lola Nidora stood up and chased the riding in tandem before the guy could reignite the engine. Lola Nidora found the energy to talk and run to them. She even grabbed the driver but too weak to push him out of the motorcycle. She even tried to pressure him with the dextrose bottle as if it’s some deadly weapon. She mentioned the diary again. It is not clear what do these men have to do with the diary. They are more of Alden’s delivery men. The closest access Alden has to YayaDUB. Alden is barred from seeing YayaDUB in person. But his gifts managed to reach her through the riding in tandem. So it’s still everyone’s guess. What do these men have to do with Lola Nidora’s diary? Could one of them be the blackmailer that called Lola Nidora before? (Looking back, Alden could use that to his advantage. But let’s leave that angle to the writers)

The Rogelios and the paramedic can’t stop Lola Nidora. They can’t let her be strangled with her own oxygen tube either. Or let the dextrose get detached. One of the Rogelios managed to carry Lola Nidora back to her wheelchair before she forgets that she’s sick. Being the ungrateful wrench that she is, she blamed the Rogelios for not catching up to the riding in tandem. She blamed them for having shades. Lola Nidora turned to YayaDUB for her daily dose of “chewy-bles”. Here in the ALDUB is for Real Episode, Lola Nidora occasionally forgets she is sick.

ALDUB is for Real
Source: Eat Bulaga Facebook Page

The signal from Bataan seemed choppy at some parts. But it did not stop YayaDUB from getting into isaw party mode. She then started looking for Alden. She loved the isaw. But it would still be different if she saw the man who sent them. Alden then shows up. He’s having isaw himself. Isaw and a couple of goblets of water. Unlike before, YayaDUB is no longer upset at the sight of Alden having lunch in fine dining style. Even if Alden is not staring straight to the camera. Alden is shown as being attentive and sweet to someone allegedly sitting across the table.

YayaDUB enjoyed the sticks of isaw so much in the ALDUB is for Real Episode. She must have forgotten to swallow them. She’s basically stuffing her face with the grilled isaw. (No sauce?) One of the Rogelios even held the box. YayaDUB would go back to it after finishing a stick of isaw. She was all giddy, happy and hyper like a kid discovering gifts on the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve. Alden’s camera then shifted across the table. It showed a picture of Lola Nidora sticking out her tongue. Since Alden doesn’t get the opportunity to be nice to Lola Nidora in person. It’s the best thing he could do to invite Lola Nidora over for the isaw party. Just when YayaDUB’s face is about to change expressions. It went from startled to happy again. She approached Lola Nidora to show the kind of sweetness Alden is showing her picture.

ALDUB is for Real
Source: Eat Bulaga Facebook Page

Lola Nidora could not suppress her smile here in the ALDUB is for Real episode. Alden then showed a sign saying “Pagaling po kayo, Lola!” (Get well, Lola!) Lola Nidora found the gestures nice. She said “Maganda ginagawa nyo. Lalo nyo kong pinapatay.” (You’re doing it nice. You kill me even more.) Sick and close to death (maybe). Lola Nidora still interpreted Alden’s efforts negatively. She then clutched to one of the Rogelios to support the way she stood. Then she chastised Alden for the affections that came too late. Alden came too late. Too late that it can never change her health anymore. It was not the reaction that YayaDUB was expecting. Alden acknowledged his mistake and simply replied “Sorry po! ALDUB You!” (I’m sorry. ALDUB You) Lola Nidora is unfazed. She signaled the Rogelios to catch her as she felt like passing out.

As the Rogelios and the paramedic assisted Lola Nidora back on her wheelchair. Alden shifted back to YayaDUB. “Masarap ba isaw, Yaya?” (Does the isaw taste good, Yaya?) YayaDUB replied with “Super”. Alden said “Wag pagutom ha?” (Don’t let yourself go hungry). Vic Sotto commented how could YayaDUB go hungry when she already had 4 sticks of grilled isaw. Alden then posted “MAINEnamahal kita!” (Rephrased: I love you). The ALDUB is for Real episode showed how the word ALDUB has been infused into how Alden and YayaDUB expressed their love for each other.

Lola Nidora’s condition continued to worsen. It prompted YayaDUB back to reality. She picked up the Lola Nidora’s phone to immediately call the doctor. His name was shown on the ALDUB not ALDUH episode as Dr. Tan-Ning. A car horn was then heard. That’s when the audience saw Dr. Tan-Ning (A character that was not an alter ego of neither Wally Bayola nor Jose Manalo) He immediately approached Lola Nidora to check her pulse. (It was the first time perhaps that a character was introduced without any “quick change” on either part of Wally or Jose. Could it only be on the ALDUB is for Real episode?)

ALDUB is for Real
Source: Eat Bulaga Facebook Page

Dr. Tan-Ning wasted no time in his diagnosis. Lola Nidora’s shelf life is only up until August 22, 2015 at 2:30 pm. Lola Nidora does not appreciate cutting to the chase. (Maybe because there was lack of acting talent on the part of Dr. Tan-Ning. Sorry.) Dr. Tan-Ning then immediately handed over the prescription drugs to YayaDUB. Emphasis on “handed”. And Dr Tan-Ning is a little touchy too. Something that Alden does not appreciate. Another third party? Viewers of the ALDUB is for Real episode would like to think not.

Alden sensed competition. It made him feel uneasy especially the parts where the doctor’s hand held YayaDUB’s hand. The camera even focused on it. YayaDUB is visibly giddy. Alden could only react from where he is. Do doctors really have to be this touchy? He is touching YayaDUB more than Lola Nidora. (Paolo is trying some moves on Dr. Tan-Ning too) He wasn’t so upset. But he was quick to get a doctor’s coat and snap YayaDUB’s attention back to him. YayaDUB then remembered that Alden is only right at the studio watching her. Alden went as far as getting a stethoscope to play doctor for YayaDUB. The ALDUB is for Real episode showed the lengths that Alden is willing to go through. He wanted to keep YayaDUB happy. And she is very happy.

ALDUB is for Real
Source: Eat Bulaga Facebook page

Before Dr. Tan-Ning becomes another third party here in the ALDUB is for Real episode. Frankie arrives. He does not appreciate Dr. Tan-Ning’s touchy-feely kind of getting his job done. Unlike Alden though. Frankie was there to give Dr. Tan-Ning the proverbial slap on the wrist. In the middle of Alden and Frankie getting upset at how extra affectionate Dr. Tan-Ning is towards YayaDUB here in the ALDUB is for Real episode. Lola Nidora tried to speak.

Lola Nidora wanted the #YaKie wedding to push through before she dies. She assured YayaDUB that it will push through. She will wear a wedding gown that is not too tight. She will be fed well. She would even let the makeup artists use concealer on Frankie on the wedding day itself. Anything that would keep from YayaDUB from collapsing again.

ALDUB is for Real
Source: Eat Bulaga Facebook Page

Frankie was half-hurt, half-happy that the wedding will finally push through. Frankie was hurt because he is really not fond of concealers. Alden was hurt all over again. Lola Nidora even made YayaDUB to promise using the pabebe pinky swear. YayaDUB managed to respond to Lola Nidora’s pinky swear. She’s conflicted with her loyalty to Lola Nidora and her love to Alden. YayaDUB tries to run away. As YayaDUB tried to runaway from all of this conflict, Frankie stops her. And the ALDUB is for Real episode goes into cliffhanger mode.

Would the #YaKie wedding push through? Will Lola Nidora take her secrets to the grave? Will she live long enough to see her nanny, YayaDUB, finally married to her family friend, Frankie Arenolli? Like the official Facebook page of Eat Bulaga to be constantly updated. The replays like the ALDUB is for Real episode get uploaded on their page as well for the rest of the world to watch over and over again. 

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ALDUB True Love Waits

ALDUB True Love Waits

As the ALDUB True Love Waits episode starts off, a white car enters the scene. The remaining Rogelio hopped off the car. The driver turned out to be Lola Nidora herself. And for this she scolded the Rogelio’s. She is in blame mode again. She blamed the Rogelio for the challenge that Alden passed.

ALDUB True Love Waits
Source: Eat Bulaga Facebook Page

As usual, the Rogelio’s are quiet. Lola Nidora went on to elaborate how the Rogelio’s should be blamed. According to her, the challenge was their idea. They estimated that running from Broadway Centrum to EDSA would take 40 minutes. That gave her the idea to slash the time in half. Making it harder for Alden supposedly to reach EDSA in time. Prior to the ALDUB True Love Waits episode, the world witnessed how Alden made it in time with less than 3 minutes remaining.

Frankie was present in the ALDUB True Love Waits episode. He tried to come near to YayaDUB. Even if it meant risking another collapse on her part. She already felt dizzy simply at the sight of Frankie. She deliberately ignored him as she tried to look for Alden through her monitor. She wanted to see Alden again. Lola Nidora tried to convince YayaDUB that Alden is absent. That she would hear nothing of that “Dalinay! Dalinay! Twikilay! Twikilay!” Dubsmash crap. YayaDUB ended up ignoring her too.

Later, Alden shows up in this ALDUB True Love Waits episode. And he ended up flirting with YayaDUB again much to the delight of the audience. Lola Nidora made sure that she will not be ignored. She would even block YayaDUB’s way so that Alden would not kiss him. Good thing Alden paused in time before kissing Lola Nidora by mistake. Half-scared and half-disgusted, Alden even covered Lola Nidora’s face on the monitor. Seeing Alden evolve in the way he handled Lola Nidora as a problem is quite impressive as seen in this ALDUB True Love Waits episode.

ALDUB True Love Waits
Source: Eat Bulaga Facebook Page

YayaDUB made a hand gesture in the shape of a half-heart. Alden immediately got the hunch and made the half-heart hand sign too. Then he pressed it on the screen to make the heart whole. It made the couple’s resolve stronger. Hence the episode getting the hashtag for ALDUB True Love Waits.

Apparently, Lola Nidora is becoming less and less of a problem to Alden. That is if his facial expressions would be used as basis. While everyone agrees that in ALDUB True Love Waits. Lola Nidora just kept the waiting game harder and harder to bear. For Lola Nidora, the feeling is just mutual. She then prodded YayaDUB for her medication again. YayaDUB almost gave her the wrong “chewy-ble” if not for being conscious enough about the right piece to take.

Lola Nidora then threw a challenge for YayaDUB to face herself. Lola Nidora or Alden? YayaDUB obviously looked conflicted without replying to her question. While she can still fan Lola Nidora with her abanico, she tried to be left on her thoughts. It’s just that in the ALDUB True Love Waits episode as in other episodes. Lola Nidora just refuses to leave her alone to be happy with Alden.

ALDUB True Love Waits
Source: Eat Bulaga Facebook Page

Later, the riding in tandem showed up. One of them hopped off and gave several packs of chicharon to Lola Nidora. Later she acknowledged the riders as the men keeping her diary hostage. She tried to catch up to them. In her efforts to chase the riding in tandem, stress took over. Lola Nidora then passed out in the middle of the street. Only YayaDUB managed to go to her rescue. The Rogelio’s simply stood by. Waiting for Lola Nidora to get up since YayaDUB rushed to her anyway. In the ALDUB True Love Waits episode, YayaDUB’s loving nature prevailed. She was there for Lola Nidora when the Rogelio’s can’t live up to their job.

When Lola Nidora regained consciousness. She simply walked to the Rogelio’s and tried to hit them. She then went back to the packs of chicharon given to her. Turns out that they are from Alden. It must have been Alden’s reaction to a previous comment that Lola Nidora made. Lola Nidora complained in the past of how Alden was indifferent to her unlike Frankie. Still, Lola Nidora was unmoved. She even complained to YayaDUB how inconsiderate Alden really was of her. She’s having a hoarse voice plus coughing and Alden sends some chicharon? It would worsen the sore throat she’s already suffering from. ALDUB true love waits. But waiting for Lola Nidora to soften up to Alden might take a little longer.

ALDUB True Love Waits
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Alden immediately tried what he could to warm up to Lola Nidora. Lola Nidora on the other hand tried to ignore Alden. She claimed that his charms would not work on her. She went back into broken record mode. Blaming Alden for everything wrong that went to her life. YayaDUB would get part of the blame too. Later in this ALDUB True Love Waits episode. Lola Nidora was shown talking on her mobile phone in English.

The diary. The riding in tandem. The ineptitude of the remaining Rogelio. And the fact that the ALDUB True Love Waits. There was an effort for ALDUB to keep the faith. To keep the fire of love burning in their hearts. The only thing stronger than fear is hope. So as much as Alden is afraid of Lola Nidora, he would still pine for YayaDUB. And you get to see more of that once you like Eat Bulaga’s official Facebook page

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YayaDUB is Back: Days After Passing Out

YayaDUB is Back

#YayaDUB is back. One half of the phenomenal love team #ALDUB is back. Everyone got so worried with her after the lines between reel and real were blurred last Saturday, August 8, 2015. With so many fans shipping to the #ALDUB wagon, the hit #KalyeSerye has shown no signs of stopping. Now that YayaDUB is back. Everyone awaits the fate of noontime program’s most unique segment ever.

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The KalyeSerye opens with Lola Nidora reduced to riding a motorcycle. She would usually arrive by a van or some luxury vehicle in the past. But the cancelled YaKie wedding really exposed how low she had gotten. She can’t even provide Rogelio 5 (minus 1) each of their own motorbikes. She then had a little chat with fellow dabarkads (jargon for Eat Bulaga host), Paolo Ballesteros. They discussed the acid attack that occurred last Monday, August 10, 2015.

And YayaDUB is back just in time for the conversation to switch to her. She arrived to the tune of Big Bang’s Fantastic Baby. Now that YayaDUB is back. Lola Nidora asks her, “Good to see you’re in good condition now. Okay ka na ba?” (Are you okay now?) YayaDUB replies in a way she knew best. Through beat box dubsmash. Lola Nidora is one of the few people that can interpret her. Lola said “Okay na daw siya, wag lang daw siyang malalapit sa mga pangit” (She said she’s okay as long as she stays away from anyone ugly).

“Oh lumayo ka kay Lola,” chides Paolo to YayaDUB. YayaDUB is back and Lola Nidora missed YayaDUB’s pabebe wave. And the pabebe girls’ Dubsmash segment where Lola Nidora would stick out her tongue because she has problems (?) following the dubbing procedure. YayaDUB is back and only too happy to oblige. She immediate switches to pabebe girl mode and blurt out. “Hi! Kami ang pabebe girls. At wala kayong paki kung pabebe kami sa mga video namin!” (Hi! We are the pabebe girls. And it’s none of your business if we are “pabebe” on our videos!) Lola Nidora dubs her part and goes “At wala kayong karapatan dahil nanonood lang kayo!” (And you have no right because you’re just watching!)

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YayaDUB is back including the appropriate facial expressions for the rest of the pabebe girls part. “Buhay namin ito! Walang makakapigil sa ‘min!” (This is our life! Nothing can stop us!) Those quote could also serve as an analogy to the trials and tribulations that the ALDUB couple has gone through. Can anybody or anyone really stop this couple? How can you stop a couple from finally meeting in the flesh?

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YayaDUB then wrote a sign that says “Wer na u? Dito na me”. (Where are you? I’m here) Now that YayaDUB is back, Lola Nidora found it appropriate to inform her of what happened to Alden. Lola Nidora told YayaDUB that the wedding should push through. And Frankie splashed acid on Alden’s face so that he would end up looking uglier (?) than Frankie. Lola Nidora told YayaDUB that Alden now lives with a pock-marked face. YayaDUB is devastated.

The song “God Gave Me You” plays in the background to the excitement of the audience. Camera then shifts to someone identified as Alden. Maybe because the music showed a man with his back turned to the camera.

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YayaDUB is back and too happy to contain herself, whatever Alden may have looked like after the acid attack. Lola Nidora tried to persuade her from looking at Alden’s face. She was expecting his face to be destroyed. To be at least looking worse than Frankie who occasionally shifts to Chuckie doll mode of the film “Child’s Play”. But nothing could persuade YayaDUB from looking away. She wasn’t around during the acid attack. She (and the rest of the nation perhaps) awaited this man to turn around to confirm his identity.

Lo and behold! It turned out that he’s A-okay. Still looking fresh like morning dew and more attractive than ever. Even high definition television can display how Alden managed to keep his face intact. YayaDUB is back and so is her expressive face. You can only imagine the several animated images that a face like YayaDUB can generate.

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Lola Nidora on the other hand was dumbfounded. As happy as she is that YayaDUB is back. She is disappointed to discovered that her plans were foiled. They then checked the little container that allegedly contained the acid intended to destroy Alden’s flawless face.

It was Brand X. And it is common knowledge in endless barrage of commercials how Brand X often fails to do the job. (Then again, don’t expect branded acid to be used even just for a mention) Paolo was holding the little bottle with a X mark clearly written. It was just some post-it type of covering where X hits the spot. They peeled away the X-marked sticker to see what got splashed on Alden’s face. The sign revealed says “pangmumog”. Instead of acid, it was mouthwash that got splashed. Lola Nidora blamed her Rogelio goons. They got the wrong bottle because they were wearing shades. Alden on the other hand, is only too happy that YayaDUB is back.

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This shifts to an exchange of Dubsmash clips and signboards. YayaDUB is back. Alden immediately wrote “Good luck bukas ah!” on the bond paper he held at that time. The cute exchange made everyone feel good about ALDUB all over again.

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YayaDUB is Back
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Of course, Lola Nidora made sure to rain on the ALDUB parade. The anticipation for the ALDUB “eyeball” is at fever pitch. Everyone is now speculating on what that diary really meant to Lola Nidora. She’s willing to throw YayaDUB under the bus (figuratively) just so she can keep it. Allegedly it’s the one thing that keeps her jittery. For a price of fifty one million five hundred (Lola Nidora’s words).

She is willing to let Alden have YayaDUB though. For a price of fifty one million five hundred (Lola Nidora’s words). So many have joined the ALDUB bandwagon that some just don’t get why Lola Nidora won’t let the couple be. So let this serve as a short orientation. Since Alden could not provide that amount, it caused her to have YayaDUB arranged in marriage with Frankie. Because after Frankie marries, he would get his inheritance. And he can provide the bridal dowry that Lola Nidora demanded.

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Would today be the “tamang panahon” (right time) for ALDUB to finally meet? YayaDUB is participating in the #DabarkadsPaMore segment right in the Eat Bulaga studio. YayaDUB is back and is expected on her first ever studio appearance on Eat Bulaga. Will she finally meet Alden in the flesh? Like their official Facebook page, Eat Bulaga, to keep yourself updated with YayaDUB’s preparations. 

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