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MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Can you imagine Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump saying ‘F*ck You’ in one of their campaign speeches? Of course not.

But that is not the case with Philippine presidential candidate Mar Roxas, President NoyNoy Aquino’s Secretary of the Interior and Local Government, and his anointed presidential successor.

In one public speech he made in 2008, Roxas was seen and heard cursing and cussing. “P*tang ina, ano ba ito?” (What the f*ck is this?) he screamed. It was caught on live TV and  video-taped. It has, since then, gone viral on YouTube.

Now that he is running for president in the 2016 elections, and campaigning under the mantra of Aquino’s ‘Daang Matuwid,’ (straight path), Roxas is having a very difficult time erasing that embarrassing moment from the minds of the religious and moralistic Filipino voters.

Indeed, it was a regrettable moment that now haunts Roxas’ campaign to be the next president of the Philippines.

In any case, if elected, he would be the world’s first ‘cussing president’ and that could be a game changer in the future of world politics.


Google is now Alphabet
Google is now Alphabet

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California  (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – So Google is now part of Alphabet, a new holding company that will manage Google and all of its other products. Why is the new company called Alphabet?

Google/Alphabet CEO Larry Page says it’s because Alphabet means a “collection of letters that represent language, one of humanity’s most important innovations, and is the core of how we index with Google search!”

But the domain name for Alphabet is — not (which is currently getting hammered with traffic it seems).

It looks like neither Google nor Alphabet own — BMW does. Alphabet is part of the BMW group and a business mobility solution with a focus on fleet management and financing. Alphabet was founded in 1997, so it’s unlikely that the company will give up its long-established domain name.

The bottom line is, someone at Google didn’t think of googling ‘Alphabet’ before he or she recommended the new name for the giant Internet search company.

Total fail.




The Zuckerbergs (Photo courtesy of Mark Zuckerberg)
The Zuckerbergs (Photo courtesy of Mark Zuckerberg)

PALO ALTO, California (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have announced that they are having a baby girl. This, after revealing that she has had several  miscarriages.

The proud parents posted a family photo with their dog Beast on Facebook.

Zuckerberg even revealed that during an ultrasound, the baby gave him a thumbs up in the tradition of a Facebook ‘Like.’ “She is already part of our Facebook community,” he said.

Today, Zuckerberg also announced that he has designated The Adobo Chronicles® to conduct an official worldwide contest to name the baby girl.

“We are deeply indebted to the Facebook community and we would like our members and followers  to be actively involved in our child’s life,” said Zuckerberg.

The winner of the contest will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a godparent for the first Facebook baby.

So put on your thinking caps and send us your suggested names through the comments section below.

And make sure to ‘like’ the name you think should be chosen for baby Zuckerberg!

The contest ends on Labor Day (the holiday, not the day Priscilla will go on labor).