Category Archives: Technology

Apple Hires Duterte-Sounding Taxi Driver To Be The Filipino ‘Siri’


DAVAO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Davao Bureau) – Elcias Bugsad, the Davao City taxi driver who speaks and sounds like Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte just landed a new job. He will be the Filipino version of Apple’s iPhone Siri.

Apple has long been searching for an appropriate person to be the local voice behind the iPhone app.

Thanks to a viral video showing Bugsad mimicking Duterte, Apple found its man.

Apple is also looking for a female Filipino Siri who would sound like VP Leni Robredo.


Filipinos Receive Emergency Alert On Their Smart Phones At Same Time As the Hawaii Missile Alert


MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – At about 8:07 pm, Hawaii Standard Time, resident of the Sunshine State received a shocking message on their smart phones.

It was an emergency alert informing them that a missile was on its way to Hawaii and that they should take immediate shelter.

Well, now we know the alert was sent in error and the U.S. Pacific Command did confirm that there was no impending danger.

But on the other side of the Pacific Ocean, Filipinos also received an emergency alert on their cell phones, warning them that the Yellows (the spinkling of Oppositionists) have gone crazy and were on the loose.  They were advised to be mindful of their surroundings.

As of press time, there has not been any confirmation from Philippine authorities whether or not the alert message was sent in error.

But Filipinos — especially the more than 80 percent who support the Duterte administration — took the alert seriously.

“It’s better to be safe than sorry,” said one Dutertard who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Hawaii Missile Threat: This Is Not ‘Not A Drill’

596BDD65-0D66-42D6-80C1-C28B5FDF5A3E.jpegHONOLULU, Hawaii (The Adobo Chronicles, Honolulu Bureau) – Now we know that the alert message received by Hawaii residents regarding an incoming missile was sent in error.

Cell phones went buzzing Saturday all over the Rainbow State with an emergency alert message for residents to seek shelter. It was taken very seriously because it ended with ‘This is not a drill.’

The US Pacific Command has confirmed that it was a message sent in error, and promised to immediately send a corrected alert.  It will read:

”This is NOT a not a drill.”

Muy claro!