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REAR-ENDER: TOP 20 READER COMMENTS ON THE ADOBO CHRONICLES

As we end yet another exciting and unbelievable year, we at The Adobo Chronicles would like to give recognition to our readers. We still can’t believe we’re now approaching 13 Million views!

Our editors have sifted through thousands upon thousands of reader comments and have chosen our top 20 for the year 2014. See if your comment made it to our list.

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SENATOR MIRIAM DEFENSOR SANTIAGO JOINS ADOBO CHRONICLES AS MANILA BUREAU CHIEF

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Santiago’s book cover: ‘Stupid Is Forever’ published by ABS-CBN Publishing

Silicon Valley, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Who says politics and the media don’t mix?

The Adobo Chronicles announced today that the very popular Philippine Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago will assume the post of  Philippines Bureau Chief in Manila.

The announcement came just days after the 69-year-old feisty senator formally launched her new book  titled, “Stupid Is Forever.” The 132-page book features a collection of Santiago’s jokes, speeches and pick-up lines.

The publishers of The Adobo Chronicles said that “no other person is more deserving and capable of leading our Manila bureau than Santiago whose intelligence, sense of humor, sarcasm and fearlessness are great assets in the pursuit of our journalistic mission.”

The Adobo Chronicles  is published in California and distributed worldwide.  It has close to 12 Million readers, 30% of whom live in the Philippines.  Its top market is the U.S. at 40%.  The rest of its readership is spread throughout Asia, Europe, South America, Australia and the Middle East.

Santiago
Santiago

Santiago, a lawyer and an incumbent senator, holds the distinction as the first female editor of the University of the Philippines’ official student newspaper, The Philippine Collegian.  She was also editor of The Philippine Journal. 

Her colleagues in the Senate cower in fear every time she opens her mouth to debate issues or discuss pending legislation. She minces no words when confronting politicians and others accused of wrongdoing.

At her book launching, Santiago made a controversial comment, thanking “the millions of stupid Filipinos who inspired this book.” She later clarified her comment saying that she was referring to the millions of corrupt politicians in the Philippines and the world over.

At the same event, when asked by reporters what she would say to Pope Francis if she meets him in January during the Philippine papal visit, Santiago said, “Hi, Sexy!”

Readers of The Adobo Chronicles can look forward to bigger, better and more controversial articles originating from the Philippines.

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ANOTHER WORLD RECORD FOR THE PHILIPPINES!

Image: Getty
Image: Getty

Manila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – The Philippines’ Department of Tourism (DOT) is not yet ready to retire its mantra of ‘It’s More Fun in the Philippines.’ In fact, the country has added yet anther world record to its string of accomplisments, Tourism Secretary Ramon Ramirez  Jr. proudly announced today.

The new world record? Filipinos ranked Number 1 in the world among the most gullible people on the Internet. India was a distant second, followed by the United States.

NetData International, a company that studies all kinds of data on the Internet, has shown that Filipinos are the most gullible in terms of satirical articles. Their data reveals that majority of shares from satirical articles are coming from the Philippines. They also noted that more than half of these articles are written by Filipinos.

imageAccording to NetData social media experts, this data signifies that most Filipino internet users either share an article they haven’t read or understood or they just can’t distinguish satire from legitimate news.

DOT said the Philippines is not only famous for its scenic natural landscapes, its beauty queens, champion boxers and corrupt politicians, but it has also established itself as a country with top world records.

Earlier this year, Makati City in the Philippines was named ‘Selfie Capital of the World.’ Cebu City recently topped the Guinness World Record of the largest single Zumba class. And the newly-opened  Philippine Arena now holds the distinction as the largest indoor arena in the world. Not to mention the most number of Filipino nationals (and those of Filipino heritage) winning international reality show singing competitions.

So go ahead, say it one more time… ‘It’s More Fun in the Philippines!’