KALIBO, Aklan (The Adobo Chronicles, Iloilo Bureau) – It’s that time of year when Kalibo transforms into a mardi-gras world to celebrate the Ati-Atihan Festival, commemorating the feast of the Sto. Niño, or the child Jesus.
The Catholic Church — despite the festival’s commercialization for decades now — maintains that Ati-Atihan remains, and should remain, a religious festival.
And so, when a Mr. and Miss Bikini Open was held in conjunction with the festivities, Fr. Joesel Quan cried ‘foul.’ He bemoaned the attire of the contestants.
However, a young altar boy close to Fr. Quan, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told The Adobo Chronicles that the real reason the priest was concerned and disappointed was because the chosen bikini attires of the contestants were not ‘revealing enough.’
”Father was so looking forward to the event, and even volunteered to be a judge. But when all was said and done, he was not happy and instead publicly complained about the impropriety of the extra-curricular event.
MANILA, 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.
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:
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.