hodgepodge / personal matters / philippines

Flat Stanley comes to the Philippines – and had lots of fun!

Looks like someone just had more fun in the Philippines! Sometime last March, one of my cousins living in Roseville, California asked if I can take part in her 7-year old daughter’s […]

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history / hodgepodge / philippines

May 1, 2012 Philippine Labor Day Holiday pay rules

The Philippines will be marking its annual Labor Day celebration this coming May 1, which falls on a Tuesday. Some are asking if President Benigno Aquino III will move this holiday to […]

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hodgepodge / journalism

Sponge Cola to represent Philippines in US music fest

Group answers questions about going international and its future All-male pop/rock band Sponge Cola will be representing the Philippines in this year’s “Memphis in May” music festival to be held next month […]

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journalism / philippines / up diliman

UP System website attacked by pro-China hackers

Hackers proclaim: “We come from China! Huangyan Island is Ours!”  The two-week old standoff between the Philippines and China in the Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal located in the West Philippine Sea has spilled […]

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history / hodgepodge / philippines

Special holidays in Tarlac City, Calamba, & Lapu-lapu – April 19, 21, & 27

Three Philippine cities will be having their respective local holidays within the next few days. They are Tarlac City, the City of Calamba in Laguna, and Mactan City in Cebu. Tarlac City […]

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commentary / journalism / politics / women's rights

2010 Philippine Census of Population – a case for passing the RH bill

The National Statistics Office released earlier this month the results of the 2010 Census of Population and Housing. The figures were made official by President Benigno Aquino III through Proclamation 362, which […]

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commentary / philippines / politics

Analyzing Philippines’ North Korea rocket launch problem

North Korea’s much hyped rocket launch ended in embarrassment earlier today, as it “broke apart before escaping the earth’s atmosphere and fell into the sea.” But even if the launch is an […]

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commentary / journalism / philippines

Two UPD students, two different takes on the RH bill

Yesterday, the Philippine Daily Inquirer published my rebuttal to a letter written by Kiboy Sagrado Tabada. In a brief note published last April 2, Tabada criticized newly-elected university student leaders for pushing […]

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journalism / philippines / politics / women's rights

Student leaders to solons: Decide on the RH bill before 2013 polls

With just thirteen months left before next year’s midterm elections, newly-elected student leaders from universities around Metro Manila have once again reiterated their call for lawmakers to vote on the long-stalled Reproductive […]

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education / hodgepodge / personal matters / philippines / up diliman

Recognition Day Speech at Juan Luna Elementary School

Mr. Renato Jarabese, the school principal, the teachers, students, parents, and other members of the JLES family, good afternoon. I want to greet all of you young achievers who are here right […]

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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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