Category Archives: Social Media

Facebook to roll out ‘sarcasm’ emoticon

MENLO PARK, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Jose Bureau) – Whether you’re posting or reading a post on Facebook, there’s an emoticon for the reaction that you want to convey or elicit. Except when you are being sarcastic.

The lack of a sarcasm emoticon has resulted in a lot of misunderstanding among or, sometimes, embarrassment, for many netizens .

Fret no more.

Starting December 1, Facebook will roll out a new sarcasm emoticon to add to its existing ones that convey approval, love, deep thought, happiness, surprise, sadness and anger.

The new sarcasm emoticon is represented by a clown-like image to convey that a post or response is all “in jest.”


QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – It was supposed to be a night of celebration by the one big family Robredo, but the joy of having a new doctor in Tricia turned sour. Thanks to the wrong balloons.

The second family of all girls was celebrating Tricia’s passing of the Physician Licensure Exam by holding up huge balloons that was supposed to spell OVP ( Office of the Vice President) for that proverbial photo op. Alas, they held up balloons that spelled “OBF.”

Some netizen fans of mom Leni Robredo justified the photo posted on the VP’s Facebook page by interpreting the letters to mean “Office of tbe Bise Fresident,” but that was pushing it a bit too far.

Regardless, we wish to congratulate Tricia for a job well done! That was one big fight!


MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Leni Robredo’s Facebook account has been suspended for 30 days by Facebook Philippines. This after repeated violations of Facebook’s community standards which prohibit vulgarity.

The suspension came after news media statements by the Vice President which were posted and re-posted on social media. Those statements included sexual innuendo-inspired phrases like “well-oiled” and “sinusubo” (felatio).

So if you don’t see any FB posts by the Office of the Vice President for the next 30 days, you know why.