Category Archives: Gender

Voting Now Open: The Adobo Chronicles’ “Filipina of the Year”

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From top, clockwise: Robredo, De Lima, Hontiveros, Bautista, Robles, Ressa

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Why wait till the end of the year to vote for TIME magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ when you can vote now for who you think should be proclaimed ‘Filipina of the Year?’

The Adobo Chronicles has narrowed down your possible choices to the best of the best Filipinas for the year 2017.

You can help determine the winner by voting in our online poll. Check back often for real-time results.

The finalists are:

  • Vice President or is it Fake VP Leni Robredo
  • Incarcerated Senator Leila de Lima
  • Senator Risa Hontiveros
  • Rappler CEO Maria Ressa
  • Blogger Raissa Robles (we’ve even thrown in her husband Alan)
  • COMELEC Chair Andy Bautista’s estranged wife, Tish Bautista (ehem)
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OVP’s Georgina Hernandez Comes Out As A Man

IMG_2595QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Many recognize that beautiful face as the spokesperson for Philippines’ Vice President Leni Robredo. She is known to be Robredo’s mouthpiece, scriptwriter, propagandist and speechwriter. Her name is Georgina Hernandez.

Today, however, Hernandez was outed as man — a spokesman, instead of a spokeswoman for the Vice President.

IMG_2594It took a national newspaper, The Manila Times to make the shocking revelation.

Not there’s anything wrong with gender identity…

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!