Category Archives: Human Interest

Rare Fish Species Found In The Philippines

4C404D3A-B33F-4D05-9410-FD8986895EA1.jpegMANILA, Philippines (The Addobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Remember when the Philippine national daily, Inquirer, published a photo showing a “horse-driven” cart — the horse looking a lot like a carabao?

Well, the carabao seems to be mutating in many ways.

Today, the Bureau of Fisheries announced the discovery of a rare fish species never before seen anywhere in the world.

FEBAFDF5-FD10-4088-B6C4-865B42EF912BThe fish looks like a normal fish except for its head which resembles the head of a carabao.  Forget about “beast of burden.”  Is this the “fish of burden?”

Could what’s happening in the Philippines the effect of global warming?


Adobo Chronicles’ Foods That Have Withstood The Taste Of Time

IMG_4807.PNGMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – This is your one chance to advocate for your favorite food. Not just any food, but food that has withstood the test of time.

We’re calling this “Foods That Have Withstood The Taste Of Time.”

You might have  a favorite snack, item from a restaurant or delicacy from food stalls or street vendors that has resisted the winds of change in the midst of the commercialization and gourmetization of the lowly and authentic food from your years growing up.

We welcome submissions of photos which we, in turn, will convert into a meme with your name on it, plus our sought-after Adobo Chronicles logo of course (see photo samples.)

So what are you waiting for?  This is your path to your three minutes (or more) of fame!

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Age-related Memory Loss: Filipino Scientists Suggest RAM Brain Implant

IMG_4723.PNGMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Computers mimic the human brain. And vice versa.

With this in mind, scientists at the University of the Philippines embarked on a study of age-related memory loss, and today they announced a breakthrough that will solve those “senior moments” once and for all.

The scientists believe that memory loss is the result of the human brain reaching its full capacity.  The older one gets, the more information is stored in the brain, and just like with a computer, when its memory becomes full, it starts to slow down.

The solution, they said, is to implant a chip or computer RAM (Random Access Memory) into the brain. This can add gigs of memory to the slowing human brain.

“It’s just like implanting a pace-maker for the human heart,” the scientists said. “We have both the medical and technological capability to do the brain implants.”

Today’s announcement sent the value of computer chips skyrocketing at the Philippine Stock Exchange, especially those of companies engaged in computer trade with China.

The news also eclipsed the unveiling of Apple’s iPhone X.