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Getting young people’s help in addressing the problem of out-of-school youth

Getting young people’s help in addressing the problem of out-of-school youth

The persistent high number of out-of-school-youth (OSY) is a nagging problem for the Philippines. According to a 2013 estimate by the National Youth Commission, there are around four million OSY nationwide. That staggering figure poses a big challenge for the national and local government alike. In the long term, those who are unable to complete

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THANK YOU! | Two award-giving bodies recognize The Filipino Scribe

The Filipino Scribe (TFS) earned recognition from two different award-giving organizations in a span of ten weeks. The recent accomplishments are the latest addition to the news blog’s line-up of accolades since it was established in March 2011. An article in the website titled “On Liam Madamba’s Suicide” was recognized at the 2015 Lasallian Scholarum Awards

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FORGET ABOUT YOLO – When in college, you’re on your own!

Note: I was recently invited to be part of the ‘Humans of MasKom’, one of the activities spearheaded by the UP College of Mass Communication (UP CMC) Student Council in partnership with the UP Broadcasters’ Guild and other orgs for the college’s freshmen students. This took place last August 5 at the CMC Auditorium. Good

OFFLINE | Andrea Brillantes and The Filipino Scribe’s darkest 48 hours

When I was first informed of the alleged private video of Angela Brillantes during the wee hours of July 10, I couldn’t contain my excitement. Regular readers of TFS definitely know the context of I mentioning the following: Ramgen Revilla, Marjorie Barretto, Paolo Bediones, and the “Bagito” high school kids. Needless to say, writing about

interview with DZUP

UNFRIENDED | On maintaining civility in Internet discussions

I was a guest last May 6 in the program “Samahang Bidang Bida,” a talk show that airs on DZUP every Wednesday morning. The show is celebrating its fifth year anniversary this month so every week, they will be interviewing so-called “icons of change.” Like in my previous media appearances, they invited me in connection