Category Archives: Human Interest

Bohol Province And Baguio City Make It To The New List Of Wonders Of The World

1BCD685C-5031-4B51-871A-D3FF504322E1.jpegBAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – Mover over, Great Wall of China and the Pyramids of Egypt. The Philippines just earned a spot — no, two spots — in the new list of ‘Wonders of the World.’

Bohol province just made it to the list with its Chocolate Hills.

And Baguio City is now recognized for its Chocolate Lake at Burnham Park.

Congratulations to Bohol, and especially to Baguio!


Florin Hilbay’s Cryptic Independence Day Tweet

3D89DBF9-0994-4159-A068-3F724C79B7EFMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Internetdom was awash with speculation, confusion and gossip resulting from a cryptic tweet posted by former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay on June 12, Independence Day.

His tweet, accompanied by a photo of Vice President Leni Robredo saluting the Philippine flag during Independence Day ceremonies, said:

”No 2, we’re all waiting for the day you assume your rightful place — No. 1.”  It also bore the hashtags #IndependenceDay2018 and #BabaeAko.

Netizens who saw the tweet asked, “Was Hilbay referring to Robredo, the No. 2 highest official of the land, or Robredo, the No. 2 in a rumored romantic relationship with a married man?  (A Manila Times column recently speculatated that Robredo’s refusal to confirm or deny the rumor gives the impression of truth.)

Others said, “Does No. 1 mean the presidency, or a reference to being the No. 1 partner in a romantic relationship?”

As far as the hashtags are concerned, some asked if  #IndependenceDay2018 implied a forthcoming court dissolution of a marriage, and if #BabaeAko represented Hilbay’s take on ‘the other woman.’

These are all speculation of course, but we welcome any input from Hilbay or the Office of the Vice President.


Selfitis: American Psychiatric Association Admits It Used Wrong Term To Describe Mental Disorder

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Four years after it officially declared the taking of selfies a mental disorder, the American Psychiatric Asssociation (APA) now admits it used the wrong terminology to describe the disease.

It named the disorder, ‘selfitis.’

Since then, the world has acknowledged and experienced the existence of sefitis. Scientific studies, including a recent one conducted by the U.K.’s Nottingham Trent University, have confirmed the existence of this mental disorder.

Today, APA issued a statement that it erred in naming the disorder ‘selfitis.’

” ’itis’ refers to an inflammation,” APA said, ‘ and since the taking of selfies and posting them on the Internet is really more of an addiction than an infllamation, the more correct term for it should be ‘selfism.’

As in alcoholism, the addiction to alcohol.

Still other medical experts say selfitis was also accurage because it involves the ‘inflammation’ of the ego.