A CHALLENGE TO PHILIPPINES’ DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Every so often The Adobo Chronicles veers away from the satirical nature of our posts to bring to the attention of our readers and followers items that are serious and important, like ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. (To learn more about the disease, visit alsa.org)

By now the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has reached the Philippines and is starting to gain momentum. But alas, we just learned that the Philippines’ Department of Health does NOT have data on ALS in the country, or to what extent this horrible disease is affecting Filipinos and their loved ones.

So here is a different kind of challenge to DOH Secretary Dr. Enrique Ona:

FACEBOOK WILL TAG STUPID STATEMENTS BY POLITICIANS IN ALL POSTS

satiretagMenlo Park, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Facebook this week announced that it’s experimenting with a tag that will mark sites such as the Onion, Clickhole, The Adobo Chronicles and Empire News as satire — and, hopefully, alert the millions of gullible people who share these sites as truth each week.

Under the new initiative, each satirical story posted on Facebook will have the “[satire]”  tag automatically placed before its headline.  For example this story you are reading will show up on your Facebook page as follows:

[Satire] Facebook Will Tag Stupid Statements By Politicians In All Posts

Today, the Menlo Park-based company unveiled a second initiative that will tag stupid comments by politicians that appear or are being shared in Facebook posts.

For example, you will see posts such as:

[Stupid] Sarah Palin Wants President Obama Impeached

or

[Stupid] Texas Governor Rick Perry Compares Homosexuality To Alcoholism

While reaction to the new tagging system was welcomed by many netizens, the more intelligent Facebook account holders criticized the tagging as an insult to their critical thinking and reading skills.

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

 

NEW MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS CATEGORY: BEST ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE VIDEO – Updated

Katy Perry, nominated for Best Female Video for "Dark Horse" at this year's MTV Video Music Awards.
Katy Perry, nominated for Best Female Video for “Dark Horse.”

Hollywood, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – The 31st MTV Video Music Awards will be handed out this Sunday, August 24, in a televised ceremony at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

Award categories include: Video of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Lyric Video and Best Hip-Hop, among others.

This year, MTV is adding a new special category: Best Ice Bucket Challenge Video.  The decision to add the new category was prompted by the phenomenal success of the social media campaign benefiting the ALS Association.  Videos of people dousing themselves with a bucket of ice have become the runaway sensation of the summer.

During the live telecast, viewers will be asked to upload their favorite Ice Bucket Challenge videos on YouTube in real time.  Each upload will be shown in split screen during the entire ceremony.  During the last 15 minutes of the telecast, television viewers will vote on their favorite challenge video.  The video with the most number of votes will receive the special MTV trophy sculpted with ice.

Rapper Vanilla Ice will do the honors of announcing the winner.

UPDATING: The Adobo Chronicles has just learned that Patrick Stewart of Star Trek: Next Generation fame, is one of the leading nominees for this new award.  Here’s the nominated video:

 

 

 

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