Category Archives: Festivals

Leni Robredo Launches Nationwide Healthy Halloween Project

41E62F24-7D41-4857-B1EC-8D6C2D06E43B.jpegMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Vice President Leni Robredo is very busy these days.

When she is not blabbering about rebuilding Marawi City or criticizing Chinese-funded infrastructure projects like the Bicol Express, Robredo is launching projects aimed at improving the health of Filipino children.

Well, it’s that time of year when kids go trick or treating, making the rounds of their neighborhoods collecting chocolates and candies to fill their Halloween buckets.

Today, the Office of the Vice President (OVP) announced that it was launching Leni’s Halugaween Project.  It encourages adults to dispense of the usual chocolate and candy treats and instead go for packets of lugaw.

”This will ensure that our Filipino kids are well nourished especially during the holiday season,” Robredo told The Adobo Chronicles.

Lugaw, anyone?

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PRIDE: Facebook Launches Gay App

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Facebook’s float at San Francisco’s PRIDE Parade (photo credit: Ignatius B.)

SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – The LGBTQ PRIDE Parade is just now winding down in the City by the Bay, but the one news that has sparked an even bigger celebration is Facebook’s launch of a new social media app that’s exclusively reserved for gay men and women.

It’s called GayBook.

For several years now, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been resisting the urge to create a new social media platform that would be Facebook’s version of the growing number of gay dating apps.

Aside from gay.com or Grindr, a quick Google search would call up many other gay dating and chat apps:

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In an exclusive interview with The Adobo Chronicles, Zuckerberg said it’s time for the popular social networking site to branch out to this all-important community. “They’re ten percent of the world’s population. That means by 2050, there will be 1 Billion of them, something that we at Facebook can no longer ignore.”

Unlike the regular Facebook app, Gaybook will pre-screen and approve all accounts.  One of the requirements is for account applicants to sign and upload a document certifying that they, indeed, are gay.

Happy PRIDE! Happy GayBook!

Leni Robredo To Keynote 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival In California

IMG_1676.PNGNAGA CITY, Philippines (Exclusive to The Adobo Chronicles) – The Office of the Vice President (OVP) has confirmed that Leni Robredo will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California.

The Gilroy Garlic Festival is the biggest such event in the world during which garlic farmers and entrepreneurs showcase the versatility of this popular agricultural produce.

This year’s event will also feature musical entertainment, rides, food fares and a garlic conference.

The organizing committee of the conference said that they have invited Robredo to talk about her experiences with regards to the use of garlic in warding off aswangs, tikbalangs and witches in her home province of Camarines Sur.

Camarines Sur is believed to be the aswang capital of the Philippines 🇵🇭.

Aswangs are nocturnal half-human, half-winged blood-sucking witches that prey on people, especially children.  They are known to be repelled by the smell of garlic.