QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – A PR photo showing Leni Robredo inspecting one of her rural toilet projects is now the source of bad blood between the Philippine Vice President and Facebook.
It all started when writer/blogger Krizette Laureta Chu posted an opinion piece on her Facebook page in which she talked about Robredo’s project. Her post came with a photo of Robredo during her inspection.
Alas, Facebook blurred the photo, saying that it may be sensitive to some people. Facebook did not specify whether the sensitive issue was the toilet bowl in the photo, or of Robredo herself.
Immediately, the Office of the Vice President sent a “note verbale” (Robredo has been making the rounds of foreign diplomatic offices lately) to Facebook protesting the giant social media platform’s action.
“How could Facebook decide on its own that the Vice President’s photo is sensitive to some people,” the OVP asked. “She was dressed appropriately in her favorite lavander color, and she was wearing a face mask as required in public,” it added.
The Adobo Chronicles tried to get the side of Mark Zuckerberg, but his staff told us he was working from home when we called, and they could not give us his home phone number because it was confidential.
This is a developing story.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – iPhone and iPad owners in the Philippines are reporting a major glitch with Apple’s latest operating system update.
Hundreds of Apple loyalists told The Adobo Chronicles that when they updated their operating system to the latest IOS 14.4, something weird happened when their gadgets automatically reset.
Lo and behold, their iPhones and iPads were now operating under the new Android OS 12!
Apple techies are still trying to figure out what happened and are looking at the possibility that Google’s China software operations hacked that of Apple in California.
Filipinos who experienced the surprising phenomenon are, however, not complaining. Many actually prefer the Android OS to operate on their Apple gadgets.
Neither Apple nor Google have issued any statement on this development.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Enterprising individuals have invented gadgets and accessories that could turn smart phones into pedometers, heart and blood pressure monitors, printers, and even polaroid cameras.
But Pinoys are not left behind when it comes to ingenuity.
A 23-year-old Filipino student from Baguio City has just applied for a patent for his new invention — a bluetooth accessory that converts smart phones into cassette recorders. He said he was inspired but a Facebook ad he saw about a new gadget that converts smart phones into polaroid cameras:
Now, you don’t have to worry about losing music you have downloaded from Spotify. You can instantly transfer them into a cassette tape, for playing on your great grandparents cassette tape recorders!
It’s really a big challenge coping up with technology these days!