Category Archives: Technology

Nobel Prize Awardee Maria Ressa Asks Philippine Lawmakers To Censor Facebook

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Nobel Peace Prize awardee Maria Ressa today asked Philippine lawmakers to craft a law that would censor the social networking giant Facebook.

The Rappler CEO made the request at a Senate Committee hearing on Disinformation headed by Vice Presidential aspirant Kiko Pangilinan.

Ressa accused Facebook of being biased against facts and against journalists.

We tried to reach Mark Zuckerberg for comment but his Facebook account was on ”do not disturb.”

Here is Ressa in her own infallible words as reported by the ever-truthful news outlet Rappler.

Top 6 Reasons Bill And Melinda Gates Split Up

REDMOND, Washington (The Adobo Chronicles, Seattle Bureau) – After 27 years of marriage, Bill and Melinda Gates have announced they were going separate ways.

Here are the top 6 reasons for the split:

6. Melinda is more comfortable with iOS over Windows.

5. Melinda finally realized she wasn’t happy with the pre-nuptial agreement she signed 27 years ago.

4. It’s a side effect of Bill’s Covid-19 vaccination.

3. Melinda says Bill’s operating system is no longer working.

2. Melinda was hired as Apple’s next CEO

1. Melinda says Bill is microsoft.

Philippine VP Leni Robredo To Facebook: Why did You Blur My Photo?

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.