Category Archives: Business

Smartmatic Denies Running 7-Eleven Cash Registers!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Smartmatic, the firm that has a contract with the Philippine Commission on Elections (Comelec) to electronically manage vote tallies in the May 9 national elections, has denied having anything to do with cash registers at 7-Eleven stores in the country.

The denial came just hours after netizens have complained being cheated out of their choice for Bongbong Marcos for president.

7-Eleven stores have launched ”SpeakCup” whereby customers purchasing sodas or coffee can choose the cup bearing the name and image of their preferred presidential candidates.

It is a poll of sorts where the stores will tally how many cups of each of the presidential candidates have been chosen by customers.

Already, netizens have taken to their social media accounts to complain and post photos of their 7-Eleven receipts indicating they have chosen a Leni Robredo cup even if they have actually picked up a Bongbong Marcos cup.

Smartmatic has been involved in controversies in the last presidential elections where it has been alleged that its computers and systems have been designed to favor one candidate over another.

The Adobo Chronicles tried to reach 7-Eleven Philippines CEO Jose Victor Paterno, but we ran out of data on our mobile phones.

Baguio Burger Shop Issues Unprecedented Public Apology!

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – A newly-opened burger shop that serves only freshly-grilled 100% beef is in the hot grill after customers complained of weight gain and disrupted diets.

The shop opened just last February 1st.

In an unprecedented public statement never seen in the fast food industry anywhere in the world, the shop admitted guilt and expressed its sincere apologies for what happened.

It ended its apology by saying ”Sorry na po kung masarap.” (We’re sorry if our burgers are really good.)

From all indications, Baguio residents and shop customers have accepted the apology.