Category Archives: Social Media

The Curious Case Of Alma Moreno’s Vanishing Twitter Page

image.jpegQUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Now you see it, now you don’t.  And will you ever see it again?

This is the curious case of senatorial candidate and Parañaque City Councilor Alma Moreno’s Twitter Account.

The ex-film actress has been  busy posting comments on her account in the days leading up to and after Monday’s Philippine elections.

Some of her popular tweets:

“Whoever wins tomorrow will be declared the winner”

“@Comelec, sana next election, bunutan na lang” (hopefully, next election will be determined by a raffle drawing)

“I conceive. Good night!” (When she conceded defeat)

But today, Moreno’s fans and followers who tried to visit her Twitter page got a strange message that her account has been suspended.

Did Twitter suspend her account because her posts were offensive to the Filipinos?  Or did she voluntarily close her account because she could not cope with the unbelievable page traffic she was getting?

Moreno could not be reached for comment.

Everyone now knows that Moreno lost her senatorial bid by a landscape… we mean by a landslide.




No Internet Throughout Entire Philippines On May 8 & 9

image.jpegMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – If you will be surfing the Internet on Sunday and Monday, May 8 & 9, you will notice that you will not be able to use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media accounts anywhere you are in the Philippines. It has something to do with the Philippine elections.

According to the rules of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), candidates are prohibited from campaigning the day before and the day of the elections. The last day for campaigning is Saturday, May 7th.  It is when all candidates will be holding their final rallies, or ‘miting de avance.’

But in this Internet world and the accessibility to social media, it would be almost impossible for the COMELEC to monitor unlawful campaign activities which may be done by candidates and their supporters through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and other social media accounts.

So, to ensure that there will be no campaign violations, Internet connectivity will be shut down throughout the entire Philippines from 12:01 a.m. on May 8 until 11:59 p.m. on May 9.

If candidates or their supporters have last-minute appeals to the voters, they are advised to do so before the strike of midnight on May 8.



Move Over Philippine Carrot Man, Here Comes Hawaii’s Fruit And Veggie Man


HONOLULU, Hawaii (The Adobo Chronicles, Hawaii Bureau) – Move over, Philippine carrot man, you’ve got some serious competition in Hawaii.

Many will recall the young man from the Philippines’ Mountain Province, Jeyrick Sigmaton, whose snap shot photo went viral because of his good looks.  The rest is history, as Sigmaton now appears on television and has earned a modeling career.


Now, another Internet sensation is brewing.  He’s not just a carrot man, he’s also a banana and green veggie man.  His name is Chris Lee, from the island of Oahu in Hawaii.

We doubt, however, that he will leave his day job for a career in modeling or film and TV.  He is a state legislator, representing Kailua and Waimanalo.

Well, if his photo goes viral worldwide, he might just reconsider! So, share away…