MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In 2014, Makati City and Pasay City in the Philippines were named “Selfie Capitals of the World,” with an impressive record of 258 selfie takers for every 100,000 people.
With the Philippine population now at over 100 million, that record translates into a whopping 250,000 plus Filipinos afflicted with selfitis a mental disorder confirmed by the American Psychiatric Association.
This year, the Philippines set another world record by being named the ‘Paper Selfie Capital of the World.’
‘Paper selfie” refers to the taking of self portraits with paper in hand which includes petitions, court filings, affidavits and other legal documents.
It is a trend now popular among members of the country’s Liberal Party and opposition, made all the more prestigious by the likes of Senators Antonio Trillanes, Risa Hontiveros, Bam Aquino, Franklin Drilon and Kiko Pangilinan; human rights activists Etta Rosales and Chito Gascon; Representative Gary Alejano; and self-confessed murderers Arthur Lascañas and Edgar Matobato.
Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) told The Adobo Chronicles that “the new distinction puts the Philippines on the world map and shows that Filipinos will not be left behind when it comes to technology and vanity.”
So what are you waiting for? Grab a stack of paper and take a selfie!