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Mark Zuckerberg Partners With Adobo Chronicles To Give Away $4.5 Million Each To 1,000 Facebook Users

imageMENLO PARK, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Mark Zuckerberg is tired of the hoax that has been circulating on Facebook, asking users to share a message that the Facebook founder is supposedly giving away $4.5 Million each to 1,000 people.

Well, if you can’t lick ’em, join ’em. That’s what Zuckerberg is doing exactly.

Today, Zuckerberg announced that he is partnering with Silicon Valley-based The Adobo Chronicles  to make the hoax a reality.

He is asking Facebook users to share the following message on their page:

Can’t wait to see who the lucky recipients are…According to Good Morning America, Not a hoax! Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he is giving away $45 billion of Facebook stock. What you may not have heard is that he plans to give 10% of it away to people like YOU and ME! All you have to do is to “like” and copy and paste this message into a post IMMEDIATELY. At midnight PST, Facebook will search through the day’s posts and award 1000 people with $4.5 million each as a way of saying thank you for making Facebook and The Adobo Chronicles such powerful vehicles for connection…let it be so! It’s worth a shot, right?

The 1,000 people selected to receive $4.5 million each will be announced on Good Morning America on Tuesday, December 29.



imageMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Each year, The Adobo Chronicles names its Person of the Year, choosing from among candidates who have made a significant impact on news and social media by grabbing the headlines for heroic deeds and statements relating to national or international events.

In 2013, we named Hollywood actor Jackie Chan, who has repeatedly survived news about his untimely demise. Last year, we named former Philippine Interior Secretary and now presidential candidate Mar Roxas for being the “man for the masses.”

For 2015, we were very conflicted.

Our short list included President Aquino, for being in a constant bubble, always proclaiming that the Philippines is the “new darling of Asia,” while ignoring the many ills and perils that the Filipino people continue to endure.

We also considered his sister, television host Kris Aquino, whose penchant for blabbering has made her the ‘queen of gossip,” oftentimes washing her dirty laundry — especially her private and family life — in public.

Transportation Secretary Joseph Abaya was also on our list for the unending woes of Metro Manila’s nightmarish traffic and the beleaguered MRT (light railway) and for proclaiming that these problems “were not fatal.”

But after serious deliberations, our editors have finally made a unanimous choice: Jose Angel Honrado, general manager of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), under whose watch the now internationally-famous laglag bala became a trademark of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

Laglag bala was an airport scheme in which scrupulous airport personnel “planted” live bullets in bags and luggage of unsuspecting airline passengers for the purpose of extorting money.

The scheme caused the cancellation of international gatherings, business meetings, family reunions by overseas Filipino workers (OFW), and the proliferation of a new cottage industry: plastic wrapping of checked-in luggage at NAIA.

Even President Barack Obama was advised by ther U.S. State Department to wrap his briefcase in plastic upon arriving in Manila for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit meeting last month.

It has also been reported that a Philippine Airlines flight from Honolulu left for Manila with no passengers, only the crew, because confirmed travelers refused to board the plane for fear of being victimized by the scheme once they landed in Manila.

But what made the editors truly convinced about bestowing this 2015 honor to Honrado was his testimony before a Senate hearing in which he told Senator Bongbong Marcos that he had no control over what happens at the airport, essentially confirming that he is being paid as general manager to do absolutely nothing.

Congratulations to our 2015 Person of the Year!


imageMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Television host and actress Kris Aquino just can’t keep her mouth shut.  Even her brother NoyNoy, president of the Philippines, has had it with her.

Kris’ latest public comment about her brother was that newly-crowned Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach ‘didn’t like Noy.’

Shortly after being crowned Miss Philippines-Universe earlier in the year, Kris invited Wurtzbach to her television show and tried to pin her down about the rumored ‘date’ between her and her brother.

“Are you dating my brother?” Kris asked, to which Wurtzbach diplomatically evaded giving a direct answer. Then Kris promised that she would be a nice “sister-in-law” to the beauty queen.

Fast forward to December, 2015.  Wurtzbach won the much-coveted Miss Universe title. Naturally, the gossip circles started re-visiting the supposed “romance” between the president and Wurtzbach.

The president himself refused to give any comment about the new Miss Universe.  But Kris, being Kris, had to bring up the issue (or non-issue) about her brother and Wurtzbach, finally admitting that the beauty queen does not like her brother.

Today, inside sources at Malacanang Palace, told The Adobo Chronicles that an angry and visibly annoyed President Aquino called his sister as she was about to go on the air for her TV show.

The president reportedly screamed at his sister and said that she needs to stop humiliating him. “For once, can you just shut up and mind your own show business,” the president was quoted saying to Kris.