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How Filipinos Can Avert War With China

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte (Photo: New York Times)

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The news media have been focusing on China’s supposed threat to go to war with the Philippines should the latter pursue its claim over disputed territory in the South China Sea.

By sheer number, the Philippines is no match to China’s military power.  China has seven times the number of Filipino military personnel, not to mention the Chinese great advantage in as far as equipment like tanks, fighter aircraft, warships and submarines are concerned.

But Filipinos have an advantage over China 🇨🇳 when it comes to keyboard warriors.

IMG_1544It is estimated that almost half of the Philippine population is on Facebook, not to mention other social media accounts.

Here’s how Filipinos can avert a possible war with China:

  • Each of the 50 million or so Filipino Facebook account holders should send a minimum of 26 friend requests to the Chinese.  That would amount to a total of 1.3 Billion (the estimated population of China) Chinese friends.
  • If China decides to go to war with the Philippines, no Chinese would support it, not even its military since they all would have Facebook friends in the Philippines 🇵🇭.

Problem solved.

Long live the Filipino keyboard 🎹  warriors! Long live world peace!

(Well, if all else fails, Darna will come to the rescue):

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Philippines Department Of Transportation Will Implement Jeepney Modernization Program Next Month

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MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The iconic jeepney, the military-style mode of public transportation unique to the Philippines will soon be extinct.

The Department of Transportation will start implementing the Jeepney Modernization Program starting next month in two pilot areas — Metro Manila and Baguio City.

In Metro Manila, the dilapidated, smoke-belching jeepneys will be phased out and replaced by modern, evironmentally-friendly vehicles (see design above.)  Some units will even feature airconditioning.

In Baguio City, the jeepneys will be replaced by gas-free units featuring bright-colored hair (see photo above.)

If successful, the program will be rolled out in other major cities and towns in the Philippines.

Oh what fun it is to ride…

If You Live In The Philippines, Here’s How To Protect Your Computer From WannaCry Virus

 

IMG_4215MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – WannaCry virus is a ransomware program targeting Microsoft Windows that has recently infected over 230,000 computers in 99 countries, demanding ransom payments in bitcoin in 28 languages.

If you live in the Philippines, here’s how you can protect your computers from the data-damaging virus:

  • Do not open emails from Leni Robredo, Jim Paredes, Cynthia Patag, Raissa Robles, Maria Ressa, Atty. Jesus Falcis or Agot Isidro.
  • Refrain from getting your online news from ABS-CBN, Inquirer or Rappler, TIME, or New York Times.
  • Be cautious when clicking on links from Winnie Monsod , Chito Gascon or Georgina Hernandez.
  • If you see phrases on your emails or social media accounts such as ‘UN Rapporteur,’ ‘frailties of a woman,’ or ‘na ano lang,’ delete them right away. They contain the dreaded virus.
  • Be very afraid when a yellow flip flop icon appears on your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts. Your computer has been compromised. See an IT immediately.
  • Always stick to Adobo Chronicles, PCOO, Manila Times except the column of Kit Tatad, and the pro-Duterte Trollerati for up-to-date, unbiased and accurate news and information.

Spead this warning widely to your friends, family and networks. You’re welcome!