Category Archives: Human Interest

Filipino Scientists Confirm New Mental Condition: Egotitis

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.

Maginhawa Community Pantry Inspires Generosity Among Filipinos

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It started with one community pantry on Maginhawa Street in Quezon City, and it blossomed into hundreds of similar spots all across the country.

The idea behind the community pantry was for anyone to take anything from the makeshift cart according to need, and for others to donate items according to their capacity.

Now, the community pantry has caught the entire Philippines like wildfire, and variations have also been seen in many places.

One community pantry offers free liquor, and another offers free cash. These have been quite popular among both takers and givers.

Only in the Philippines…

White House Awaits Donald Trump in Baguio city, Philippines

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – Donald Trump won’t have to miss The White House beginning January 20th, when a new occupant, Joe Biden, settles in.

The Baguio City Council has unanimously passed a resolution offering Trump free and unrestricted occupancy of its own White House located along Legarda Road.

Also known as the Laperal House, it is an eye-snatcher just beside the allegedly equally spirit-infested Teachers’ Camp. There have been many stories. Some unfortunate passersby have seen a little girl standing motionless on the third step of the staircase that fronts the house. Some have spotted a woman looking out its glass windows. Some have heard angry voices and loud noises from inside the house even when it was completely empty. Others have claimed they had this awful feeling of being unwelcome and being watched. The guards are also terrified to go in at night.

There are no strings attached for the offer to Trump. The City Council says the summer capital of the Philippines will be honored to host an internationally-famous dignitary and consider him as one of its permanent, distinguished residents.

The only condition is that the soon to be ex-President of the United States won’t be allowed to make any improvements or alterations on the historic, haunted building.

As for the spirits and ghosts? Well who knows, Trump might just scare them away for good!