Category Archives: Social Media

PRESIDENT AQUINO ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER BANNING FACEBOOK AMONG FILIPINO YOUTH

Aquino's Facebook page (screen grab)
Aquino’s Facebook page (screen grab)

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – In his most critical statement about Facebook and social media  to date, Philippines President NoyNoy Aquino urged Filipino studens to “Open books before opening Facebook.”

On Friday, April 17, at the turnover ceremony of two new 3-story school buildings at the Tarlac National High School, Aquino  told students the government is working hard to secure their future – and asked that the youth do their part.

“Embrace the opportunities presented to you with hard work. I’m sure you’ve heard this many times from your parents but this time it comes from the President of the Philippines: Study hard. All the support is there, but I cannot learn for you,” he said.

“ Finish your homework before the raid in Clash of Clans. Because like I said, you will be the one to continue all this,” Aquino said

Immediately after his speech, Aquino returned to Manila and signed an executive order authorizing the Philippines’ Telecommunications Agency (PTA) to block Facebook access by all Filipinos under the age of 21. The E.O. also deputizes the National Bureau of Investigation and Philippine National Police to ensure the strict implementation of the new law.

Aquino, however, said that his Facebook page is exempted from the order which means that Filipinos of all ages are free to access the presidential page.

To date, Aquino’s Facebook page has 4 Million followers. That’s a disappointing 4 % of the entire population of the Philippines which critics say is an accurate reflection the president’s very low performance rating.

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MILLIONS OF FILIPINO PACQUIAO FANS UNFOLLOW JUSTIN BIEBER FOR SUPPORTING MAYWEATHER

Photo credit: usatoday.com
Photo credit: usatoday.com

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – As far as Filipinos are concerned, blood is thicker than water. Between Manny Pacquiao and Justin Bieber, they’d choose Pacquiao.

The 21-year-old teenage idol is undoubtedly one of the most followed celebrities on social media. As of latest count, Bieber has over 77 Million Facebook fans, more than 61 Million and close to 24 Million Twitter and Instagram followers, respectively.

But all that is changing. The numbers are rapidly going down, thanks to Filipino fans who are unfollowing Bieber by the millions. (The Philippines has a population of 100 Million.)

Since the announcement early this year that Pacquiao will face American Floyd Mayweather in what is being billed ‘The Fight of the Century’ at MGM Grand Las Vegas on May 2, Filipino Bieber fans have, in no uncertain terms, made known their support for their countryman while angrily criticizing Bieber for openly rooting for Mayweather.

Bieber has always been a Mayweather fan, standing beside the undefeated champion during his boxing matches and even hanging out with the boxer off the ring. Bieber is also reportedly singing Mayweather’s entrance music live during the May 2nd bout.

Well, the Filipinos aren’t happy and are bidding The Bieb ‘buh-bye!’