On the first day of 2016, Alden Richards and Maine "Yaya Dub" Mendoza had the chance to join Bulagaan 2016 on Eat Bulaga.
The Aldub love team brought kilig to Aldub Nation when they expressed that they missed each other while Maine was in Japan for a vacation.
Alden told Maine: "Three words: I miss you."
In response, Maine said with a smile: "Four words. I miss you too."
The newbie actress then took this opportunity to thank the jury of the 41st Metro Manila Film Festival for allowing her to win the Best Supporting Actress for My Bebe Love.
"Nagpapasalamat ako sa mga bumubuo ng MMFF sa pagpaparangal sa akin, considering na first movie ko ito," said a grateful Maine.
Through a series of jokes, the Aldub love team brought smiles to their fans.
Maine: Merry who?
Alden: Marry me!
Alden tried to trip up Maine when he asked her: Sabihin mo ngayon…10 times, 5 times, 3 times, kailan mo ako sasagutin?
Maine: Sa birthday mo, bukas!
Alden also asked Yaya what’s the best thing that happened in 2015?
Instead of answering out loud, the two wrote down their answers and when they raised their fan signs, they both indicated: "ikaw."
Later on, during the January 1 episode of Kalyeserye, Yaya Dub and Lola Nidora whispering to each other as they planned a surprise for the birthday of Alden.
"Wala kaming pinagusapan na isu-surprise ka namin," teased Lola Nidora, spilling the beans about their plan.
Alden addressed Maine by saying, "Huwag mo na ako isurprise...ikaw lang solve na ko."
However, the De Explorer sisters had no money so they were thinking of ways to raise funds in order to surprise Alden.
"Kiss na lang para walang gastos," quipped Lola Tinidora (Jose Manalo) but Alden quickly clarified, "Joke lang, lola!"
Finally, Tito Sotto suggested that the Tres Lolas join the Bulagaan segment at Broadway studio so they could have the chance to win P10,000.
Lola Nidora, Lola Tidora, and Lola Tinidora agreed to join as a group while Alden and Maine formed a separate group.
During the Bulagaan 2016 segment, viewers had the chance to meet department head (played by Ryzza Mae Dizon) and principal Tito Sotto.
The Dabarkads served as the students while Vic Sotto was the teacher who asked each group one question. Their grades were then decided by spinning a roulette.
Group 1 is composed of Anjo Yllana, Ryan Agoncillo, Sam YG, and Allan K who were asked about the movie franchise that introduced Hans Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker. After correctly answering Star Wars, they got 30 points,
Group 2, composed of Pia Guanio, Pauleen Luna, Patricia Tumulak, and Ruby Rodriguez, got 90 points. They were asked about the new identity of Bruce Jenner: Caitlyn Jenner.
The Tres Lolas made up Group 3, which got the lowest score of 10 points. They correctly identified the 3rd Miss Universe from the Philippines: Pia Wurtzbach.
Alden and Maine were paired as Group 4 and they correctly answered the question about the popular Canadian singer Justin Bieber. Alden put his arm around Maine as he delivered their knock knock joke about Justin, and they got 50 points from the roulette.
Suddenly, there was a commotion when Lola Tinidora grabbed the prize money and ran out of the Eat Bulaga studio.
The others who were left behind threw pies at each other's faces, causing a riot onstage.