Category Archives: Human Interest

Philippine Senator Chiz Escudero Is World’s First Pregnant Heterosexual Man

3CE3EFBB-9CBE-41EB-8010-04615F8BE697.pngMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – GMA News is reporting that Senator Chiz  Escudero and his wife, actress Heart Evangelista are pregnant!

This makes Escudero the world’s first pregnant heterosexual man.

Previously, Thomas Beatie held the disinction as the world’s first pregnant male. 

Beatie, a trans man, had gender reassignment surgery in March 2002 and became known as “The Pregnant Man” after he became pregnant through artificial insemination in 2007. Beatie chose to be pregnant because his wife Nancy was infertile, doing so with cryogenic donated sperm.

With Escudero’s pregnancy, the Philippines adds yet another listing in the Guinness Book of World Records.

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Apple Hires Duterte-Sounding Taxi Driver To Be The Filipino ‘Siri’

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DAVAO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Davao Bureau) – Elcias Bugsad, the Davao City taxi driver who speaks and sounds like Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte just landed a new job. He will be the Filipino version of Apple’s iPhone Siri.

Apple has long been searching for an appropriate person to be the local voice behind the iPhone app.

Thanks to a viral video showing Bugsad mimicking Duterte, Apple found its man.

Apple is also looking for a female Filipino Siri who would sound like VP Leni Robredo.

Mark Your Calendars: February 2018 Only Has 27 Days

7A3D3FC7-08FF-4CCF-A3E3-A30970AE045CBEIJING, China (The Adobo Chronicles, Tokyo Bureau) – Once every four years, the calendar counts 366 days in a year, as opposed to the usual 365 days.  It’s because every four years is a leap year which means there are 29, instead of 28 days in February.

But lo and behold, the year 2018 (not a leap year) only has 364 days because February 14 has been scratched from the calendar.

It is a phenomenon that has baffled historians, politicians, sociologists and religious leaders.

To add insult to injury, Ferbruary 14 this year is not only Valentine’s Day but also Ash Wednesday. The Catholic Church has urged its followers to skip Valentine’s celebration in  order to appropriately commemorate Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting and abstinence.