history / hodgepodge / philippines

Francisco Baltazar holiday in Bulacan – April 2, 2012

President Benigno Aquino III has declared this coming Monday, April 2, a holiday in the province of Bulacan. This is in commemoration of legendary Filipino literary icon Francisco Baltazar (or Balagtas)’s 224th […]

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hodgepodge / journalism / philippines

April 5, 6, and 9, 2012 national holidays – pay rules

Filipinos will be having their second long weekend for 2012 next week, from April 5 to 9. Three national holidays fall during that five-day stretch. They are the following: Maundy Thursday – […]

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personal matters / women's rights

Winning 2nd place in Go Negosyo essay writing tilt

Let me share to all readers of my blog this piece of good news. I recently won 2nd place in the recently concluded 2012 Babae Kapuso Ka ng Bayan essay writing competition. […]

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philippines / politics / social networking sites

Edu Manzano retracts tweet about Noynoy Aquino and Grace Lee

Actor and former Optical Media Board Chair Edu Manzano by this time must have learned to “think before you tweet.” At 2:37 PM Thursday afternoon, Manzano wrote on Twitter: “PNoy and Grace […]

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hodgepodge / personal matters

How to retrieve your lost Globe mobile number? Here’s how

Nearly two weeks ago, I lost my 16-month old mobile phone inside the cab. I was with my mom and we’re already homebound. I only noticed that my phone is missing when […]

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hodgepodge / journalism / philippines / sports

PHL Azkals win vs. Palestine, takes 3rd place in AFC Challenge Cup

ABS-CBNNews.com’s Camille Naredo filed this report: MANILA, Philippines – (1st UPDATE) The Philippine Azkals made history once again after defeating Palestine, 4-3, in a thrilling game to wind up in third place […]

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history / journalism / philippines

Pateros Day Holiday – March 29, 2012 pay rules

Great news for everyone working or studying in the home of balut! The municipality of Pateros will be marking its 112th foundation anniversary this March 29, 2012. Although neither President Benigno Aquino […]

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history / journalism / philippines

Emilio Aguinaldo Day in Cavite – March 22, 2012 pay rules

President Benigno Aquino III has declared March 22, 2012 a special non-working holiday in the province of Cavite. The province will mark General Emilio Aguinaldo’s 143rd birth anniversary on the same day. […]

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commentary / journalism / philippines / politics

Inquirer’s photo of Demetrio Vicente – tasteless and unethical

Have you seen the photo of Mr. Demertio Vicente in the front page of Philippine Daily Inquirer today? Here’s the soft copy of their page one. Mr. Vicente, 70, was the third […]

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commentary / hodgepodge / lgbt rights

Is Charice Pempengco lesbian? And so?

When 2008 American Idol runner-up David Archuleta came to a gay club in New York last April 2010, nasty rumors about his sexual orientation spread like wildfire. This prompted Archuleta to explain […]

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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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