#ThisHappened: Twitter Philippines’ list of most followed accounts has a minor error

December 11, 2018 - 2:57 PM
Daniel Padilla and Yeng Constantino
Twitter Philippines released a list of the most followed Filipino accounts in 2018 but interchanged the ranking of Daniel Padilla and Yeng Constantino. (Artwork by Uela Altar-Badayos)

Twitter Philippines released the list of the most followed Filipino accounts that consisted of famous personalities in the showbiz industry but mistakenly interchanged the rank of Daniel Padilla and Yeng Constantino.

The microblogging platform reported that Constantino was fifth while Padilla placed sixth. However, based on their follower count, Padilla should be ranked higher than the singer.

The discrepancy was noticed by some social media users who called out the platform for the factual error.

As of this writing, Padilla has a total of 7.57 million followers while Constantino has 7.28 million followers.

Daniel Padilla Twitter Screenshot
Screenshot of Daniel Padilla’s Twitter followers as of December 11, 2018.
Yeng Constantino Twitter Screenshot
Screenshot of Yeng Constantino’s Twitter followers as of December 11, 2018.

Team Daniel

Padilla is one half of the “KathNiel” love team who rose to fame with his on-and-offscreen romance with Kathryn Bernardo.

Each of the couple has been dubbed the “Teen King” and “Teen Queen” of the entertainment industry because of their slew of projects that continue to captivate young Filipinos since they worked together seven years ago.

Just last month, they made their Twitter fans crazy when his girlfriend Bernardo retweeted a photo of celebrity hairstylist John Valle captioned with “Mr. and Mrs. Ford.” It immediately became a trending topic.

Ford is part of Padilla’s name. It hinted speculations that it might be an engagement announcement but fans of the love team surmised the “marriage” would happen three years from now.

Padilla is also active on Twitter as an individual and has 3,044 tweets since he joined on July 2011.

Team Yeng

Constantino has a huge fanbase and her tweet count is higher than the actor—probably making her among the most active Filipino users and one of the most followed.

As of this writing, the singer has 42,900 tweets.

Most of them consist of her videos that are part of her video blog under the hashtag “#YengVlogs.”

Constantino also retweets her fans and leaves supportive comments, which affects her engagement and online presence.

The singer also links her Instagram and Facebook page to some of her tweets like most famous personalities, thereby boosting her reach. — Artwork by Uela Altar-Badayos