He appeared on Global News Network’s Opinion Leaders talk show twice this 2012 to talk about blogging and cyberbullying. Meanwhile, his feature story about renown Filipina environmentalist Regina Paz Lopez titled “Love for Nature that Never Ends” is included in the book Story from the Mines – Of Struggle, Sisterhood, and Solidarity, which was released by anti-mining group Alyansa Tigil Mina in October 2012.
Last November 2011, he received the Best Text Blog award from the Philippine Legislators’ Committee for Population and Development (PLCPD) Foundation during the 7th Annual PopDev Media Awards for his series of posts tackling migration, premarital pregnancies, and sex education. Check articles from Rappler.com and the PLCPD for more on this event.
In March of 2012, he won 2nd place in the Women Entrepreneurship Summit essay writing contest organized by the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (whose flagship project is the hugely popular Go Negosyo). His winning entry, which deals with the challenges faced by Filipina business owners in the country, can be accessed here.
He also won the grand prize in the 2012 Energy Youth Leaders Youth Leaders. The organizers made the announcement via Facebook last May 2012. (MM – They gave our cash prize, but an awarding ceremony for the winners was never held.)
He got the 3rd prize in the 2014 blogging competition organized by the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP).
The recognition is for his essay titled “Getting young people’s help in addressing the problem of out of school youth.” In that entry, he shared his experiences as a volunteer-teacher during the tutorial sessions for out-of-school-youth living in the vicinity of Technological Institute of the Philippines QC where he taught for two years.
He has been blogging intermittently since 2007, primarily in Multiply.com, where he made more than 200 posts. He wrote mainly about UP Diliman campus politics.
So, what can readers expect from The Filipino Scribe? Unlike others, he almost certainly won’t write about the latest techie stuff out there or what he wears or eats.
Even though this blog mostly features news, political commentary and other informative stuff, readers can expect not-so-serious items (humor and entertainment) every now and then, too.