Category Archives: Technology

DepEd, DOH To Give Away Free iPhone X To Families Of Dengvaxia Vaccinees

F97285E9-1956-47C6-9870-6D1C9758FC15MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Of what good is a mobile app if one does not have a mobile device? This is the dilemma now faced by the Department of Education and Department of Health after they proudly announced the launching of a new app for use by families of children who were vaccinated with Dengvaxia.

Parents, guardians and even teachers of students who had been given the Dengvaxia vaccine may now report the youngsters’ condition through two mobile applications designed to help monitor their symptoms and other health problems.

The Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Health (DOH) on Monday unveiled the two apps, Abizo and Kaizala, which were customized with tools to monitor students through reports from the users.

The apps will allow the monitoring of the students’ status in real time, Education Undersecretary Alain Pascua said.

So, responding to criticism, DepEd and DOH jointly told The Adobo Chronicles they had placed an order with Apple for 1 Million new, iPhone X smartphones to be distributed to families of Dengvaxia vaccinees.  The units, with the Dengvaxia app pre-installed,  will be given out for free.

Each iPhone X costs an estimated P65,000.

DepEd and DOH go high-tech!




Senators Aquino And Hontiveros Want Stiffer Penalties For Fishing

DAA65C9C-B04B-4CB0-8692-4A1F0AA9B4ACMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Reacting to a recent public advisory from the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT), Opposition Senators Bam Aquino and Risa Hontiveros jointly filed a bill that would impose stiffer penalties for illegal fishing in the country and in South China Sea territories claimed by the Philippines.

”We thank PLDT for reminding us and the Filipino public to continue fighting against this illegal acivity,” the Senators said.

But it was all a case of “lost in translation.”

PLDT’s advisory had to do with ‘phishing’ not ‘fishing.’  (Phishing is a cyber crime where potential targets are contacted by scammers via email, text or phone to ‘fish out’ sensitive data to be used in identity theft and other crimes.)33832D7F-47BF-402A-8AB9-E78388078C8C

But rather than suffer embarrassment, Aquino and Hontiveros said they will still pursue their proposal to give more teeth to the country’s anti-illegal fishing law.


Experts Now Agree The Computer Is NOT A 20th Century Invention

9444D95B-7C2B-4FB9-9AC3-0EE4D899A625SILICON VALLEY, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Jose Bureau) – After many years of debate, experts have finally confirmed that the computer is not a 20th Century Invention.

A joint statement was issued today signed by top technical and religious experts, saying that Apple, Microsoft and other computer pioneers did not invent the computer.

They added:

”Adam and Eve had an Apple in Paradise, and Moses had a tablet — in fact, two tablets. Even iCloud was God’s invention and He communicated with his Chosen People wirelessly.”

Controversy solved.