hodgepodge / journalism / philippines

A Katy Perry concert in Manila on Jan 2012? Not so fast!

Of course, I’d love to see Katy Perry have a concert here, but I am wary of unwittingly spreading false information. Last May, a female DJ from a high end FM station […]

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hodgepodge / philippines / politics

The uninvited ones to the Mar Roxas-Korina Sanchez wedding – 2011 edition!

Two days ago, one-time presidential wannabe Mar Roxas (currently the Transportation and Communication Secretary) and his wife, TV anchor Korina Sanchez, marked their 2nd wedding anniversary. In 2009, I wrote a blog […]

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education / up diliman

No extension of enrollment period in UP Diliman despite the Nov. 7 holiday

Despite the presidential proclamation declaring November 7 a special non-working day, the University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD) is sticking to its original registration period for the 2nd semester of Academic Year 2011-2012 […]

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hodgepodge / journalism / philippines

November 7, 2011 national holiday pay rules

Many had been surprised about the declaration made by Malacanang last week, through Proclamation 276, that November 7 would be a national holiday because of the Islamic feast of Eidul Adha (not […]

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death / personal matters

Facing the toughest challenge of my life

I have not been able to update this blog for five days already (seems like eternity, the cliché goes), and believe me, that is against my will. I may not know all […]

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commentary / journalism / up diliman / women's rights

Degrading gays and women through “Nagmahal Ng Bakla”

I originally submitted this as a requirement for my Gender Sensitivity in the Mass Media class (J196) under now-retired Dr. Georgina Encanto early last year. Originally posted here: http://marksphere.blogspot.com/2010/01/degrading-both-gays-and-women-through.html   The song […]

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commentary / hodgepodge / philippines

Globe Telecoms expand their list of redeemable reward items

I know it is presumptuous for me to think that someone from Globe may have read my previous blog on this topic. One thing is sure: Globe is aware of the negative […]

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commentary / hodgepodge / personal matters

Yahoo Mail 2011 upgrade = a trap for users?

I created my first Yahoo account nearly seven years ago. There have been modifications to Yahoo Mail since then, most notably the integration of Yahoo Messenger into it in 2009. According to […]

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hodgepodge / journalism / philippines

Pay rules for Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 2011 special non-working days

President Noynoy Aquino declared last Monday that October 31 this year is a special non-working day throughout the country. The day is sandwiched between October 30, a Sunday, and All Saints’ Day, […]

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journalism / philippines

Sunshine Plata: A Trailblazer in Coffee Painting

I did the interview with Filipina coffee painter Sunshine Plata two years ago. It is one of the most memorable interviews I did to date. In this feature article, Ms Sunshine talks […]

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Alan Cayetano promises P10,000 ‘ayuda’ for Filipinos in new ad: #BotongPinoy2022

Taguig City Congressman and former House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and his remaining allies are touting a bill that they filed that seeks to provide a financial assistance of P10,000 to all […]

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#WalangPasok – May 13 2021 declared a holiday for Eid’l Fitr

Muslims around the globe will be observing the end of the holy month of Ramadan, referred to as Eid’l Fitr, during the second week of May. The said religious observance is an […]

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How can gov’t workers apply for a 14-day COVID leave?

Second of two parts As previously reported by The Filipino Scribe, government employees can apply for a paid leave of 14 calendar days in case they need to be quarantined due to […]

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CSC grants 14-day paid leave for gov’t workers who get COVID-19

First of two parts Government employees who test positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 can avail of a 14-day paid leave, according to a memorandum released last year by the Civil […]

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