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Proclamation 655 – Philippine holidays for 2014

2014 Calendar Holidays Philippines President Benigno Aquino III has issued Proclamation 655 which lists all national holidays for the year 2014. The proclamation, signed last September 25, was released a full three […]

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Megan Young wins Miss World 2013

Actress-turned-beauty queen Megan Young bested candidates from 125 countries all over the world to become Miss World 2013. The competition was held in Bali, Indonesia Saturday night (Manila time). Young is the first […]

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Masskara festival holiday – October 19 2013

Bacolod City, Negros Occidental will have its annual charter day anniversary this October 19. The famous MassKara Festival is held on the same day. October 19, which this year falls on a […]

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Aquino admin used pork barrel vs Renato Corona – Jinggoy

Senator Jinggoy Estrada revealed during his privilege speech Wednesday afternoon that senators who voted last year to impeach then-Chief Justice Renato Corona received an additional of P50 million to their Priority Development […]

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COMELEC disqualifies Laguna’s ER Ejercito for campaign overspending

In a rare move, the Commission on Election announced Thursday afternoon the disqualification of Emilio Ramon (ER) Ejercito from being the governor of Laguna for campaign overspending. The poll body’s first division […]

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Gregory John Smith, owner of stolen photo, speaks out

(NOTE: Gregory John Smith sent the following via Facebook in response to a query from The Filipino Scribe. He is the owner of the image that Mark Joseph Solis, a graduate student […]

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Mark Joseph Tajo Solis’ ‘stolen shots’

“The higher you fly, the harder you fall,” the legend of Icarus goes. Mark Joseph Tajo Solis, a graduate student from the University of the Philippines-Diliman, learned it the hard way. Just […]

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Strike at Holy Angel University now on its fifth week

And why you don’t hear about it in the news The month-long impasse between the administration of Holy Angel University (HAU) in Angeles City, Pampanga and the school’s teachers and employees union […]

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Obama to visit Philippines on October

United States (US) President Barack Obama will visit the Philippines next month, the White House said in a statement released early Saturday morning (Manila time). The administration of President Benigno Aquino III, […]

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Open letter by Zambo med student to Noynoy Aquino goes viral

An open letter addressed to President Benigno Aquino III urging him to do more in light of the attack by elements of the Moro National Liberation Front on Zamboanga City has gone viral […]

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#EarthquakePH – Magnitude 5.7 quake jolts parts of Luzon, Metro Manila

A strong earthquake with a magnitude 5.7 earthquake jolted parts of Luzon including early Monday morning (September 27). The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported that Looc, Occidental Mindoro (coordinates […]

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Vilma Santos-Recto auditions for her next role: as Senator – #BotongPinoy2022

After over two decades as a local politician in her home province of Batangas, Congresswoman Vilma Santos-Recto is now poised to enter national politics by running for Senator in 2022. A veteran […]

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Willie Ong will not help Isko Moreno in reaching out to opposition voters – #BotongPinoy2022

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko” Moreno formalized his much-speculated candidacy for the presidency this week. However, what no one saw coming was his announcement of Doctor Willie Ong as his nominee for vice […]

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Writer and historian Bob Couttie dies at 70

British writer and historian Robert Donald “Bob” Couttie has passed away in his adopted hometown of Balangiga, Eastern Samar last September 21 after a lingering illness. He was 70. A former actor […]

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