Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013! Happy New Year to all!

First, I want to greet all of you a happy new year! As we say goodbye to 2012, let me share with you the incredible milestones this blog has achieved so far. During the past year, we received 800,000 views – nearly ten times what we got in 2011. According to figures from WordPress, Aside from the Philippines, The Filipino Scribe has received at least 1,000 views from 16 other countries – United States, Canada, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Qatar, India, Malaysia, Mexico, and Italy.

We will end 2012 at the number one spot in Top Blogs Philippines’ politics and government category – a position it has held the past 24 weeks. Let me take this opportunity to thank all the readers and subscribers of The Filipino Scribe for making this possible. As I always say, this wouldn’t be possible without your support. You can expect this blog carry more informative and entertaining stuff in the coming year.


Meanwhile, here are my ten most posts for 2012:

1. “Where to download Ram Revilla-Janelle Manahan sex video?”

2. “Is Charice Pempengco lesbian? And so?”

3. Justin Bieber makes fun of Manny Pacquiao

4. February 25 2012 working holiday pay rules

5. Amalayer – Paul Jamie Salvosa

6. June 12 2012 Philippine Independence Day Holiday

7. On Robert Blair Carabuena

8. May 1 2012 Labor Day Holiday

9. Proclamation 459 – Philippine holidays for 2013

10. December 2011 nursing board exams results

The past year has also been very eventful to me personally. I am already done with my master’s coursework (24 units in all). Should things go on as planned, I will be able to begin working on my thesis as early as this summer with the goal of finishing it by 2014. I have also won four writing competitions – one of them organized overseas. Two weeks ago, this blog received a special citation from the organizers of the 2012 Pinoy Expat/OFW Blog Awards.

Because of my work on this blog, I appeared on one cable television talk show. I’ve also been invited to a number of  speaking engagements. Nevertheless, I am convinced that bigger things are bound to happen in 2013. Time to begin our journey through the year ahead! Happy New Year again! 🙂

Click here to see the complete annual report prepared by WordPress.

Here’s an excerpt:

About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 790,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 14 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!

About Author



Mark Pere Madrona

The Filipino Scribe (TFS) is managed by Mark Pere Madrona, a multi-awarded writer and licensed professional teacher from the Philippines. Mr. Madrona earned his master’s degree in history from the University of the Philippines-Diliman last 2020. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in journalism cum laude from the same university back in 2010. His area of interests includes Philippine journalism, history, and politics as well as social media. Know more about him here:

6 thoughts on “Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013! Happy New Year to all!

  1. Happy New Year! Congratulations, Mark, on the success of your great blog. I look forward to your posts in 2013, as I know they will all be good. I sometimes tell my Filipino friends in Bacolod things that I learn from your blog before they even know it. Such as the recent December 31 and January 1 special holidays. Take care,

    ~ Gary ~

    1. Gary, thank you so much for that! I’ll never get tired of thanking people like you who show appreciation in the work that I do. I never run out of things to write about, and as long as I can find time, I will do it. Have a great 2013!

  2. wow as in wow ang figures mo.

    tama ang comment ko (na pang isang entry na) sa blog ko.

    “Isa lamang akong kabute sa forest mo.” hehehe

    Mabuhay and Happy Blogging. magaya ko nga yang mga topics ng mabawasan yang mga readers mo. hehehe joke!

    1. Wahaha, Hoshi. You should have made a new entry titled “Para kay The Filipino Scribe.” Haha. 😛 But seriously, I’m happy to have known you. Salamat sa pang-aasar. Haha

      1. naks naman parang na-rebond naman ang long dry curly hair ko nyan with massage pa.


        mabuhay sa iyo! kung i-imagine ko ang pagsasalita mo sa bus sa bawat post mo. naku po! ehehe

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.