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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

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

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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

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KID KULAFU: Movie review and memorable scenes

With just a little more than two weeks to go before his upcoming mega fight against the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr., Filipinos will get the chance to know the struggles Manny Pacquiao had to endure early in his life through the movie “Kid Kulafu.” Speaking to selected

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THANK YOU! Cheers for the Filipino Scribe’s fourth anniversary!

The Filipino Scribe (TFS) last March 31 its fourth year anniversary! Thanks to you, this news and commentary website has now received over four million in total page views or an average of about 85,000 visits per month. I know those figures are paltry compared to other

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Movie review: ‘English Only, Please’

There’s something intriguing about “English Only, Please.” Like others, I’m wondering why its lead stars Derek Ramsay and Jennylyn Mercado were recognized as best actor and best actress during the recent 40th Metro Manila Film Festival awards night (the film bagged four other trophies). Produced by

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Reviewing the year 2014 for The Filipino Scribe!

First of all, please allow me to greet you a Happy New Year! I am with you in wishing that the coming year will be good for all of us. May we experience positive things and bigger opportunities in all aspect of life this 2015. The

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Update your COMELEC biometrics record in 10 minutes!

Last Sunday, I accompanied my mom and my aunt to the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) district office to have their biometric information taken. Though the next national and local elections are still 17 months away, there’s absolutely no need to wait until the last minute to get this done. For one,

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BayanDSL review for Quezon City

Our family has been a subscriber of Bayan Telecommunications (or simply BayanTel) shortly after we moved from Manila to Quezon City back in 1997.  That’s not necessarily out of loyalty. It’s more because BayanTel is the only telephone company operating in our barangay. Their service

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My experience as an ALS review facilitator

Noong nakaraang Sabado ay nagkaroon ang Humanities and Social Sciences Department ng Technological Institute of the Philippines ng isang outreach program. Kalahok sa programang ito ang mga residente ng Barangay San Roque, Cubao, Lungsod Quezon na nag-aaral sa Mataas na Paaralan ng Juan Sumulong. Sila