WELCOME 2016 | Happy New Year from The Filipino Scribe!

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Happy New Year 2016 from The Filipino Scribe!

I welcome 2016 with much hope and optimism. The year 2015 was a very memorable one for me in all aspects of life. It began with a short stint at Radyo Veritas 846 as their social media staff during Pope Francis’ Apostolic Visit to the country. After a few months, I eventually became part of two public universities in Manila. In between, there’s my work for The Filipino Scribe as well as numerous speaking engagements.

At this point, let me use this opportunity to say thank you to the following:

1) To all readers of The Filipino Scribe! Maraming salamat sa patuloy ninyong pagsuporta. Also, thanks to ANSA East Asia and the Pacific, De La Salle University, and Bloggys – Philippine Blogging Awards for the recognitions.

2) Thanks too to Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila and Philippine Normal University for believing in my capability to be a teacher.

3) To all my students – There’s no higher honor than having the chance to share knowledge to the younger generation. I am wishing you all the best for your studies!

4) To my ever loyal friends – Thank you so much not just for our fun times together but also for all those instances when you willingly gave me your time and attention. Hope you’ll always be my cheerleaders! smile emoticon

5) Crushes, romantic interests, and those in-between – Thank you for serving as my inspirations.

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Happy New Year 2016 from The Filipino Scribe!

Just like in the previous years, we have below a run-down of the ten most viewed blog posts from the past year:

1) Buwan ng Wika 2015 – “Filipino – Wika ng Pambansang Kaarawan”

2) BAGITO: Video of two high school kids having fun on the stairs goes viral

3) Nutrition Month 2015 Philippines: “Timbang iwasto, sa tamang nutrisyon at ehersisyo”

4) July 27 2015 declared a working holiday nationwide – 101st anniversary of Iglesia ni Cristo

5) EID’L FITR – July 17 2015 declared a holiday nationwide 

6) ‘Heneral Luna’ – movie review and quotable quotes

7) National Science Month Theme 2015 – MateREALIZE

8) Eid’l Adha – September 25 2015 Philippine holiday

9) SOFTDRINKS PA MORE | Video of HS students having fun in the classroom goes viral

10) #WalangPasok – Class suspensions for July 6 2015 due to tropical storm ‘Egay’

WHAT’S UP FOR THIS YEAR?

I am expecting 2016 to be a year full of opportunities, perhaps even positive life changing events! First of all, The Filipino Scribe will be having its fifth year anniversary by March. I have a lot of ideas about how I can celebrate that and this early, I am already excited. Who knows, the website may earn more recognitions along the way!

Being an election year, expect The Filipino Scribe to have more election-related articles most likely in coordination with other parties as well as the candidates themselves.

Of course, I am also hoping to finish my master’s thesis in history before this year ends. Since I finally have a topic to work on, the next step is to have the time, focus, and resources to get the job done.

Lastly, I’ve been vocal about wanting to have a significant other. Will I be blessed as well on that regard? 😛

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About Mark Madrona 1191 Articles
Mark Madrona is a prize-winning blogger, online journalist, and educator from the Philippines. Previously a book editor, he is now teaching communication subjects for two public universities in Manila. His blog The Filipino Scribe won 3rd place in a blog competition organized by the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP). In 2015, it was one of the finalists in the 2015 Lasallian Scholarum Awards for Best Online Feature Article in Youth and Education. He also won the Best Blog Award during the 2011 Population and Development Media Awards, the youngest recipient of that recognition. Know more about him here: http://www.filipinoscribe.com/about/.

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