SELFIE WITH POPE FRANCIS CREATES FIRESTORM IN THE PHILIPPINES

Philippine Congressman Farinas with Pope Francis (Photo: Farinas Instagram Account)
Philippine Congressman Farinas with Pope Francis
(Photo: Farinas Instagram Account)

Ilocos Norte, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – New research shows that taking a selfie is not only mental disorder (selfitis), per the American Psychiatric Association, but also brings out destructive feelings of envy and jealousy among people.

This new research finding was clearly demonstrated by the incident involving a Philippine Congressman, Rudy Farinas, representing Ilocos Norte province in Northern Luzon.

Farinas was at The Vatican attending the canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, when he took a selfie  photo with Pope Francis. He later posted the selfie photo on his Instagram account.  The post drew violent protests from Philippine government officials and Filipino netizens, accusing Farinas of inappropriate behavior that’s truly unbecoming of an elected official.

Farinas dismissed the criticism as pure envy and jealousy, and the research backs him up. The research findings recommend cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) not only for those suffering from selfitis but also for those who are bothered by it.

The Adobo Chronicles has just learned that the American Medical Association (AMA) will soon classify such response to selfitis as an ‘allergic reaction.’

 

 

FILM ACTORS, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES: WHO WOULD YOU VOTE FOR?

Manila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – The U.S. has had an actor president in the person of Ronald Reagan, and so has the Philippines – Joseph Estrada.  However, Filipinos seem to be ahead of the U.S. in terms of film actors running for political office.  Voters always seem to look up to their reel idols to solve the country’s real problems on both the local and national levels.

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Top, L to R: Revilla, Sotto, Estrada Bottom, L to R: Bautista, Santos, Aquino, Muhlach

In its continuing series on Philippine “presidentiables” — those who could be president — The Adobo Chronicles has come up with a short list of film actors who could be president (and in one case, president again).  Who would you vote for?  Participate in our worldwide poll.

JOLLIBEE CHICKEN JOY AIRDROP FOR PHILIPPINE MARINES: MCDONALD’S, KFC CRY FOUL

imagePuerto Princesa, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) –  The Ayungin Shoal in the West Philippine Sea is among the disputed territories between China and the neighboring countries. Both the Philippines and China have laid claim to the shoal, where a Philippine navy vessel, the BRB Sierra Madre, has been grounded for months now.

Since its grounding, the Philippine military has been standing guard and protecting the vessel, replenishing both troops and supplies, despite several attempts by the Chinese Coast Guard to block the Philippine operations.

Yesterday, as part of its supply replenishment, a Philippine Navy plane airdropped  several packages of food supply for the Filipino navymen currently stationed at the grounded vessel. The packages consisted of the popular chicken joy from Jollibee.image

Upon learning of the special airdrop, both McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) cried foul and accused the Philippine military of unfair business practice. “We have been at a great disadvantage, because the chicken joy airdrop gave Jollibee free advertising,” officials of McDonald’s and KFC claimed. ” We could have provided complimentary chicken McNuggets and original KFC chicken for the troops,” they added.

McDonald’s and KFC are filing a joint formal complaint against the Philippine military before the Department of Trade.

The rivaly between McDonald’s and Jollibee in the Philippines is no secret in the business circuit.

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