history / hodgepodge / philippines

Feb 25 2013 People Power Revolution anniversary holiday

  The country will mark the 27th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution of 1986 this coming February 25. The day, which this year falls on a Monday, is a special […]

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journalism / philippines

HRW ‘alarmed’ by court ruling on Carlos Celdran case

United States-based human rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) slammed the decision of a Manila judge finding reproductive health rights advocate Carlos Celdran guilty of violating Article 133 of the Revised Penal […]

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hodgepodge / philippines

February 3 2013 Blas Ople day in Bulacan

Bulacan will mark the 87th birth anniversary of its favorite son, the late Senator Blas F. Ople, this February 3. The day, which this year falls on a Sunday, is one of […]

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commentary / philippines / politics

Sarah Geronimo for Sonny Angara TV ad

Another Angara enlisted the support of pop superstar Sarah Geronimo for a senatorial bid. The camp of Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara, who is running under the Liberal Party banner, has […]

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hodgepodge / philippines

February 10 2013 Chinese New Year Philippine holiday?

Is Chinese New Year 2013 a holiday in the Philippines? Unlike in 2012, Chinese New Year (also referred to as Spring Festival) is not included as a special non-working holiday by President […]

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commentary / hodgepodge

Anne Hathaway and Ricky Lo – The Interview

Philippine Star entertainment editor Ricky Lo’s interview with Les Miserables lead star Anne Hathaway has gotten a lot of attention online the past two days. A four minute video for this interview […]

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commentary / philippines / politics

“Hanep na ang buhay dahil may hanapbuhay”

Is Cynthia Villar repeating Manny’s advertising blunders? Former Las Pinas Rep. Cynthia Villar aired her first infomercial for Villar Foundation (VF) summer of 2012. Mrs. Villar is running for Senate because her […]

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hodgepodge

Dan Brown’s “Inferno” – May 14 2013

The four year wait will soon be over. With much fanfare, global bestselling author Dan Brown announced the release of his new book “Inferno” this coming May 14. The book again features […]

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hodgepodge / philippines / social networking sites

Hacker defaces NBDB website

EXCLUSIVE A hacker who goes by the screen name “Fiofa Fado” attacked the official website of the National Book Development Board (NBDB) around Monday midnight. An attached agency of the Department of Education, the […]

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education / hodgepodge

CEU Dramatic Guild presents ‘Grandas Esperanzas’

Continuing its five decade-long tradition of theatrical excellence, Centro Escolar University (CEU)’s Dramatic Guild will be staging Grandes Esperanzas. The guild’s first major production for the current theatrical season is an adaptation […]

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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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