Category Archives: Technology

At 94, Enrile Has A Long Way To Go

6E56D974-53E8-4A84-BD0F-7072B98B06FDMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – At 94 years old, Juan Ponce Enrile will be in record books should he win and finish another 6-year term as Philippine Senator. He has filed his Certificate of Candidacy for the 2019 elections.

This means that at the end of the term, he would be 101 years old, longer than the record set by U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond who served until he was 100.

Enrile, known for his brilliant mind and sharp memory, is sure to give his younger counterparts a run for their money.

But in the computer game of ‘Bejeweled,’ his favorite passtime in between sessions in the        previous Senate he was in, Enrile has a long way to go. He may be at level 271 with a high score of seven million, but that’s no match to the highest score achieved so far — of two billion.

Well, he has all of six years to improve his score while giving his critics and fellow Senators hell.

Go, Senator Enrile!



Electronic Travel Visa Waiver To U.S. Now Available!

6619EBAF-F255-4298-BB42-C76A8814B4DF.jpegWASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Wanting to travel to the United States but don’t have a visa?

Certain countries are part of the Visa Waiver Program in which their citizens are not required to obtain a visa to visit the United States for tourism, business, transit, medical and short study purposes for up to 90 days per visit.

Then there’s also a convenient way to secure a visa waiver — electroncally.  It’s called ESTA or Electronic System for Travel Authorization.

Among those eligible for ESTA are Philippians, by virtue of their being Greek citizens who are entitled to the visa waiver.

Philippi, is a hill town of Kavála, Greece, overlooking the coastal plain and the bay at Neapolis.

Now, that’s different than the Philippines, even if its citizens are mistakenly referred to as Philippinos.

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!