MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Many are eagerly awaiting the formal endorsement of Bongbong Marcos’ presidential bid from President Rodrigo Duterte. While the Administration’s party, the PDP-Laban, has already signed a resolution endorsing Marcos, there seems to be an eerie silence from the President himself.
Sources close to The Adobo Chronicles seem to hold the answer to this mystery. They said that Duterte will make the formal endorsement when he celebrates his 77th birthday on March 28.
The reason? Duterte is a big fan of palindromes. He also considers them ”lucky.”
A palindrome is a word, a phrase, or a sequence of numbers that reads the same whether you read it forward or backward.
So endorsing Marcos, who is No. 7 on the ballot, on his 77th birthday creates the palindrome ”777.”
“It is a triple lucky 7 palindrome and it’s easy for voters to remember,” our sources added.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – In 2014, The Adobo Chronicles first reported on a new mental illness that was spreading among Internet users. The report was subsequently followed by a scientific research (Balakrishnan, Griffiths, 2017), confirming the condition known as “selfitis.”
Fast forward to 2021, Filipino scientists and researchers at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City, are suggesting yet another new mental health condition they are calling “egotitis.”
This new phenomenon, which seems to be afflicting the country’s top politicians and celebrities, manifests itself through a severe inflammation — the inflammation of the ego.
Among those who have been suspected of harboring egotitis include Vice President Leni Robredo, Senators Bong Go and Manny Pacquiao, Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and actress Angelica Panganiban.
At this moment, there is no known cure for, or a vaccine against, egotitis.
This is a developing story.