Maui, Hawaii (The Adobo Chronicles) – The islands of Maui are slowly but surely falling into the hands of tech billionaires like Oracle’s Larry Ellison and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.
Ellison, who recently stepped down as chairman of Oracle Corporatiom, had previously bought the entire island of Lāna’i and has started to build his dream retirement home in what he plans to rename Ellis Island of the Pacific.
Now, The Adobo Chronicles has confirmed that Zuckerberg has closed escrow on the island of Moloka’i. The 30-year old Facebook founder and CEO has no plans for retirement at the moment but he has already laid out elaborate plans to build a Facebook Fantasy Island that is sure to relegate Disneyland into a mere “small world.”
Zuckerberg’s plans were revealed just as he made headlines in San Francisco after his neighbors complained about the ongoing construction of his home in the city. It has been reported that Zuckerberg has bought four other properties surrounding his home and has spent the last year and a half developing his expanded residential compound. Neighbors have complained that they could not even park their cars in front of their homes because of road blocks and heavy equipment parked in the area.
With Ellison and Zuckerberg now owning the two islands in Maui, residents of nearby Kaua’ i have expressed concern that their garden island, too, will soon be owned by another tech billionaire. Who could it be?
We’re guessing Apple’s Tim Cook. And we predict that he will rename Kauai the ‘Little Apple of the Pacific.’
Vatican City, Italy (The Adobo Chronicles) – The Vatican has sent a stern reprimand to the Communication Foundation for Asia (CFA) for spreading false information that Pope Francis is merely a comic book superhero.
Based in Manila, CFA is a not-for-profit foundation whose mission is to harness the power of communication in order to promote Christian values and empower people in need towards social transformation.
In preparation for the Philippine visit in January by Pope Francis, the foundation has published a new comic book depicting the leader of the Catholic church as a fictitious character in the likes of Superman, Batman and Spiderman. The comic book’s title is “A Pope Named Francis.”
In its letter, The Vatican said that “Pope Francis is a real person, not a comic book superhero. While he seems too good to be true because of his down-to-earth policies and actions, the Pope is real. Let us not mislead our children – and adults – to believe otherwise.”
In view of the scolding, the foundation is now considering several alternatives on what to do with the millions of copies of the new comic book. One of the options being mulled is to burn the copies in a huge bonfire to be held at Rizal Park (Luneta) in Manila on the eve of Pope Francis’ arrival in the Philippines.
To cover the cost of producing the comic books, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is designating this Sunday’s collections to reimburse the foundation. CBCP appealed to the Filipinos to drop real money — not play money — in the collection basket.
Berlin, Germany – The Adobo Chronicles has been honored with a Hall of Fame Award, along with about 90 news sites worldwide that include The Onion, The Borowitz Report, The Daily Currant and The National Report.
The exciting news comes just hours after The Adobo Chronicles reached another milestone in its 15th month of existence, surpassing the 11 Million mark in viewers. It is the only Filipino American news site given this rare honor.
The award will be formally presented at an elaborate ceremony to be held on December 25, 2014 at the Reichtag, the German Parliament Building in Berlin. German Chancellor Angela Merker will preside over the ceremony.
Champagne flowed at The Adobo Chronicles newsroom today when the news was received.
Here is the complete list of Hall of Fame Awardees for 2014.