Category Archives: Social Media


Mark, Max and Priscilla
Mark, Max and Priscilla

MENLO PARK, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – What a difference a new-born baby makes.

To welcome the birth of their baby daughter Max, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announced a new initiative in which they will donate 99% of their wealth to charity. Most of that money, in excess of $45 Billion, is coming from Facebook, the highly successful social media network founded by Zuckerberg.

With just 1% of his assets remaining — after the donation — there is no way Zuckerberg can continue to sustain Facebook operations, and that’s a big concern among the social media network’s more than 1.5 Billion users.

That concern  was just confirmed today as Zuckerberg announced that he will be gradually phasing out Facebook in the next 5 years or so.  He and Priscilla will be focusing on raising their daughter in an environment free of social media.

This latest announcement by Zuckerberg energized the people behind ELLO, the Facebook-like social media network launched last year but didn’t quite take off fabulously as anticipated.

So if you’re a Facebook addict or if your social life is totally based on Zuckerberg’s Internet platform, it’s time to make plans for the future  — the very near future in fact.


Kris Aquino's Instagram post of herself
Kris Aquino’s Instagram post of herself

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Television talk show host and presidential sister Kris Aquino used her social media account today to complain about her hosting duties during the just-ended Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit meeting in Manila.

Aquino and her three other sisters were assigned to host the spouses of the world leaders attending the summit in a noontime tour of Manila’s historical sites, including Intramuros, the walled city. Such duty is usually  performed by the APEC host country’s First Lady, but the Philippine president is a bachelor so the task fell into the hands of his sisters.

Posting a photo of herself with just a towel wrapped around her upper torso, Aquino revealed her sunburn resulting from exposure to the scorching tropical Manila sun.

In her post, she likened her sunburn condition to the plight of thousands of Filipino commuters who had to walk many miles under the sun for many days because of the closure of avenues and streets to vehicular traffic (including public transport buses and jeepneys) during the APEC summit. “Quits na tayo,” she told the commuters, a colloquial Filipino phrase that translates into “We’re even, fair and square.”

Aquino told The Adobo Chronicles that she learned a very important lesson as a result of her APEC hosting duties — to always remember to apply sunscreen with at least SPF 50.




imageMANILA, Philippines  (The Adobo Chronicles) –  The country’s top telecommunications and digital service provider Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) is boosting Internet connectivity at the venues of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings being held in Metro Manila.

In a statement yesterday, PLDT said it has put up facilities which can provide up to 8.5 Gbps (Gigabits per second) of Internet connectivity and voice solutions at major conference venues and host hotels for the 8,000 delegates expected to attend the APEC meetings.

In order to meet this high speed capacity for the meeting, PLDT has announced to all its Filipino household customers that they will lose their Internet connection for the duration of the summit. They will receive a small amount of rebate on their next utility bill.

The Philippines has the slowest and most expensive Internet service in all of Asia, so the Aquino administration wanted to make sure that PLDT provide the visiting APEC delegates with a pleasant and worry-free Internet connection.

Yet another band-aid and show-off solution by the Philippine government to cover up its incompetency.