Category Archives: Business

Actor Gabby Concepcion Disappointed He Wasn’t Named Chairman Of ABS-CBN

26AFC4F5-27BB-44E4-B7A1-7039E8472C08QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – He thought he had the chairmanship of ABS-CBN in the bag, after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte cursed him in one of his speeches.

We’re talking about actor Gabby Concepcion.

Now he’s very disappointed. The real ABS-CBN chair Gabby Lopez just announced that Martin ‘Mark’ Lopez will succeed him.

’That cursing from Duterte amounted to nothing.’ Concepcion told The Adobo Chronicles.

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Roque: No Videoke Bars In Boracay

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MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – There will be no new casino built in Boracay despite the “provisional license” granted to a Chinese gaming firm, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said on Wednesday

In a press conference in Hong Kong, Roque said that President Rodrigo Duterte was clear in the interview he gave on Monday that he would not allow a casino in Boracay.

In addition, Roque said that when Boracay re-opens after rehabilitation, there will also be no karaoke or videoke bars.

”The President wants to restore the serenity of the beach resort, not to mention that videoke bars could be deadly for both tourists and locals.”

It has been proven that fatal shootings occur in many videoke bars in the Philippines, especially after patrons sing Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way.’

Senator Grace Poe Wants Facebook To Charge Users As A Way To Curb Fake News

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 Zuckerberg at U.S. Senate Hearing (Photo by Getty Images)

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – During a 5-hour marathon hearing at the U.S. Senate, CEO Mark Zuckerberg told lawmakers that having a paid, ad-free version of Facebook is something worth considering.

Zuckerberg’s statement lit a bulb in Senator Grace Poe’s mind.  Now she wants Facebook users in the Philippines to pay in order to have access to this popular social networking platform.

Poe is chair of a Senate Committee that has been holding hearings on the proliferation of fake news in the country.

“By imposing a hefty fee to use Facebook, purveyors of fake news as well as trolls and bots will be discouraged from engaging in their deceitful practice,” Poe told The Adobo Chronicles.

Just how much is a “hefty’ fee, the Senator would not dare say.

But it will certainly save lots of taxpayer money spent on these endless yet fruitless Senate hearings on fake news.