Category Archives: Technology

FACT CHECK: Rappler Says FaceApp Is Fake

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Leave it to Facebook Fact Checker Rappler to declare that the viral FaceApp that transforms men into women and vice versa is fake, a hoax.

The FaceApp has caught the attention of Filipino netizens, including top celebrities who are curious to see what they would look like if they had been of the opposite gender.

To prove its verdict, Rappler staff used the app to find out how their CEO  Maria Ressa would look like if she had been male. To their surprise, the app didn’t work! They found no difference between Ressa the female and Ressa the male.

 

 

This Year’s Miss Universe Pageant Will Be Via Zoom

NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, New York Bureau) – Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa will crown her successor later this year when the 69th edition of the Miss Universe Beauty Pageant is held.

But where?

With the continuing uncertainties of the Covid-19 global pandemic in which face masks and physical distancing have become the norm, the Miss Universe Organization has announced that this year’s pageant will be virtual, by zoom.

The contestants will parade in their national costume, swimsuit and evening gown from the comfort of their respective countries, in an isolated location chosen by their respective franchised pageant organizations. So will the judges who will see the beauties in extreme close-up and asking them the final questions over the Internet.

The Miss Universe crown will be shipped to the winner by overnight FedEx.

There’s no stopping beauty pageant enthusiasts from witnessing the spectacle of Miss Universe.  All they need is a computer or mobile device to view the festivities via zoom.  No expensive show tickets needed!

 

Adobo Chronicles To Close Its Philippine Bureau in 2020

View of Manila, Philippines from the International Space Station

SAN JOSE, California (The Adobo Chonicles, San Jose Bureau) – Since 2013, The Adobo Chronicles (AC) has been reporting unbelievable news from its bureaus worldwide, including the Philippines.

But starting in 2020, the San Jose, Calfornia-based news outfit will say goodbye to its Philippine Bureau.

Its Philippine Bureau will be relocated to the Intenational Space Station.  AC will hold the distinction of the first news outlet to establish news operations in space.

The decision follows the signing by President Donald Trump of a new measure creating the 6th branch of the U.S. Military — the U.S. Space Force.

”Now that we are assured of a safe space for our news operations as a result of the creation of the U.S. Space Force, we are ready to explore the rest of the universe,” AC’s publisher said.

AC wil continue to report on Philippine developments but it will do so on a better perspective from above.  It will be able to monitor events not only in the Philippines but elsewhere on earth with the help of space technology.

Upon hearing of the AC announcement, Rappler CEO Maria Ressa reportedly  reprimanded her market development staff for not having the foresight to do what AC is now doing.  “We just lost the opportunity to be ahead of the curve.  Shall we remain on earth just holding the line?”  she told her board of directors and staff.