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I BADLY NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

On this day exactly a year ago, I received the Best Text Blog Award from the organizers of the 7th Annual Population and Development (PopDev) Media Awards. Although I won four other […]

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December 8 2012 Taguig City holiday

Taguig will be marking the 14th cityhood anniversary this December 8. On that day in 1998, President Joseph Estrada signed Republic Act 8487, the law that paved the way for Taguig’s conversion […]

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history / hodgepodge / philippines

December 8 2012 holiday in Batangas

The province of Batangas will be celebrating its annual foundation anniversary on December 8. The day, which falls on a Saturday, has been declared by the Office of the President as a […]

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commentary / journalism / philippines / politics

Ampatuan massacre anniversary – private armies still exist

*Press release sent to The Filipino Scribe by Human Rights Watch Several members of the Ampatuan clan are now in jail and on trial for the massacre. But of the 197 identified […]

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history / hodgepodge / philippines

December 2 2012 – Pasay City day holiday

Pasay City will be marking its 149th foundation anniversary this December 2, which falls on a Sunday this year. On this day last year, President Benigno Aquino III issued Proclamation 294 (click […]

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commentary / lgbt rights / personal matters

Colt 45 and the ‘real men’ myth

In late 2008, Colt 45 Philippines launched four 15-second advertisements featuring a group of men in different situations. The ad campaign intends to reintroduce Colt 45 as the “strong beer for real […]

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No Philippine Blog Awards for 2012, but VOTE FOR ME!

Here’s a bad news for bloggers looking for means to be recognized on a national level. This year, at least two major national competitions for Filipino bloggers will not be held. In […]

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Embracing social media in my life

Canadian academician Marshall McLuhan noted in his 1964 book Understanding Media that “the globe has contracted, spatially, into a single large village” because of existing communication technologies at that time. Just imagine […]

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Amalayer – Paula Jamie Salvosa

Move over, Robert Blair Carabuena and Christopher Lao. Filipino netizens now have a new object of ridicule – Paula Jamie Salvosa aka The Amalayer. Uploaded by Facebook user Gregory Paulo Llamoso, the […]

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personal matters / philippines

Cyberbullying in the Philippines – let’s get personal

Last week, I appeared on Global News Network’s Opinion Leaders show to talk about cyberbullying together with Alvin Dakis of the Alliance of Young Nurse Leaders and Advocates. Before I venture into […]

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#WalangPasok – February 1 2022 declared holiday for Chinese New Year

The Chinese community in the Philippines and around the world will celebrate their annual Spring Festival – more commonly referred to as the Chinese New Year- this February 1. February 1, 2022 is a special non-working holiday nationwide as […]

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LOOK HERE: Full list of national holidays for 2022

With just a little over two months remaining in 2021, Malacañang has already published the official list of national holidays for the year 2022. This is mentioned through President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation […]

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#WalangPasok – Schools announce class suspensions as students clamor for academic ease

(UPDATED, 2:00 AM of JANUARY 10, 2022) Several schools in Metro Manila have announced class suspensions for next week due to the sudden rise in COVID-19 cases across the region. The school […]

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#AcademicEaseNow trends as students nationwide appeal for compassion

Various educational institutions including De La Salle University, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, and Polytechnic University of the Philippines have announced class suspensions for the week of January 10 to 15, 2022 […]

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