Meralco joins ‘ako nga pala’ trend to give tips on electric rice cooker usage

January 25, 2022 - 10:04 AM
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Alodia Wil and Piolo
Alodia Gosiengfiao from her Facebook page on Jan. 13, 2022 (left), Wil Dasovich from his Facebook page on Jan. 14, 2022 (center) and Piolo Pascual with Alodia from his Facebook page on Jan. 23, 2022 (right).

An electric power distribution company rode the “Ako nga pala” trend, which became popular due to the viral posts of former couple, gaming content creator Alodia Gosiengfiao and vlogger Wil Dasovich.

Manila Electric Co. or Meralco on Monday shared pictures of the former couple’s posts, as well as another response from Piolo Pascual, and shared a trivia to its followers.

According to the firm, using an electric rice cooker to cook five cups of rice for 25 minutes will yield a consumed electricity cost of P2.09.

Using an induction cooker to cook five cups of rice for 15 minutes will yield a consumed cost of P3.23.

However, using gas to cook five cups of rice for 20 minutes will yield a consumed cost of P8.09.

Meralco said that their figures were based on their tests on their “Power Lab.”

“So mga Marites, sa rice cooker, makakatipid ka na, sure ka pa na hindi masusunog ang sinaing, kaya walang sayang!” it quipped.

The electric company’s Facebook post garnered 27,000 reactions, 3,100 shares and more than 2,700 comments so far.

The trend started when Alodia shared a photo of her in an evening gown on January 13.

Part of its caption reads: “Hi. Ako nga pala yung sinayang mo.” It was accompanied by a smiling emoji.

Her post gained traction as some speculated that it alluded to her former boyfriend, Wil.

Alodia confirmed the end of her four-year relationship with Wil last November.

A day after Alodia’s post, Wil shared a picture of himself holding a filled rice cooker with the caption: “Hi, ako nga pala yung sinaing mo.”

Similar to the gaming content creator’s post, the vlogger’s version was accompanied by a smiling emoji.

Some personalities such as nurse-vlogger Nurse Even and Piolo also joined the trend.

Nurse Even related his “Ako nga pala” post to healthcare workers like him while the actor shared a photo of him with Alodia.

“Ako na lang magsampay at magsaing para walang masayang. #NakikiusoLang,” Piolo wrote on his Facebook page last Sunday.