Scenes from 2015: Trending Now

By Abbie Escarilla, Isabel Doria

Pope Francis and the phenomenal “AlDub” love team of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza were two of the most popular trending topics in 2015. So were Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte whose on-­and­-off-­and-­on bid for the presidency has been followed extensively by netizens with #DuterteSerye and the Play Girls, a sexy all­female dance group, who found themselves on the hot seat and tagged with #TuwadNaDaan and #LiberalPanty after their sizzling performance during a birthday celebration for one of the members of the administration-­backed Liberal Party.

Image by the Malacañang Photo BureauImage by the Malacañang Photo Bureau

‘Blessed by the Pope’ trending on Twitter

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Enraged netizens accuse ex-husband, girlfriend in bank teller’s death, demand justice

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Into paranormal games? Try ‘Charlie, Charlie’

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Is ‘CornerSerye’ the next online sensation?

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‘AlDub Nation’ alerted on possible Twitter sabotage

Maine Mendoza hater gets bashed on social media

Image from Andrea Brillantes Facebook fan pageImage from Andrea Brillantes Facebook fan page

Andrea Brillantes fans defend their idol from malicious rumors

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Meet the ‘diva’ behind cyberspace’s funniest memes

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‘Jay Bee’ thanks online bashers

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#DuterteSerye trends worldwide but may not be quite over as COC filing period ends

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Comedian Van Sulitas: ‘Give credit to meme creators’

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Hashtags #TuwadNaDaan, #LiberalPanty ‘hot’ on Twitter

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Signature campaign to avenge dog’s death launched

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