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December 2 2013 – Pasay City holiday

Pasay City will be marking its 150th foundation anniversary this December 2. The day, which this year falls on Monday, has been declared by President Benigno Aquino III as a special non-working […]

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history / hodgepodge / philippines

November 27 2013 – Ninoy Aquino Day in Tarlac

The 81st birth anniversary of former Senator Benigno Aquino Jr., democracy icon and father of current President Benigno Aquino III, will be commemorated this November 27, Wednesday. The said day will be […]

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hodgepodge / journalism / philippines

Anderson Cooper talks about ‘Yolanda’ on the Letterman show

He may have left the Philippines last week but the devastation brought by super typhoon Yolanda (international code name ‘Haiyan’) is still on Anderson Cooper’s mind. The multi-awarded CNN news anchor talked […]

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hodgepodge / philippines

Justin Bieber prays for Yolanda victims

Teen superstar Justin Bieber is the latest addition to the long list of international celebrities who expressed solidatiry for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan). Through his Instagram account, […]

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journalism / philippines / politics

US Senate confirms Philip Goldberg as ambassador to Philippines

The United States (US) Senate has voted to confirm Philip Goldberg, a veteran career diplomat, as the country’s next ambassador to the Philippines last November 14. Goldberg, a former ambassador to Bolivia, […]

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commentary / philippines / politics

Aquino’s animosity toward Tacloban mayor hampering relief efforts?

Speaking to CNN International’s Christiane Amanpour last November 12, President Benigno Aquino III repeatedly reiterated that super typhoon Yolanda (international code name ‘Haiyan’) wrecked so much havoc especially in the Eastern Visayas […]

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hodgepodge / personal matters / philippines

35th Catholic Mass Media Awards winners

The presentation ceremonies for the 35th annual Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) was held last night at the GSIS Theater in Pasay City. According to the CMMA Facebook page, they received 737 […]

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commentary / hodgepodge / philippines / social networking sites

Iglesia ni Cristo and Regghie Orpiada

Instead of dedicating their time and effort to help out the survivors of super typhoon Yolanda, some individuals would instead use the opportunity to stir controversy involving people of different religions. In […]

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Korina Sanchez vs Anderson Cooper and journalism ethics

In tonight’s edition of TV Patrol, ABS-CBN anchor and chief correspondent Korina Sanchez delivered a report about the situation in Ormoc City, Leyte. Curiously, Sanchez’ assignment in the said city came a […]

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hodgepodge / personal matters / philippines

Thanks for the two million page views!

Last Monday, The Filipino Scribe finally reached the 2,000,000 views mark. It’s a quite remarkable feat given that I only began blogging regularly in mid-2011. To all loyal readers, thank you so […]

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#WalangPasok – October 28 2021 declared holiday in Davao Occidental

The people of Davao Occidental will be celebrating its 8th foundation anniversary this coming October 28, Thursday. The day is a special non-working holiday in the province as stipulated in Republic Act […]

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Government employees to receive year-end bonus starting 15 November 2021

Government employees will be receiving their yearend bonus for 2021 beginning November 15, Monday. The full yearend bonus is equivalent to a state worker’s one month basic pay. The annual giving of […]

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Leni Robredo’s powerhouse senate ticket shows she understands politics is addition – #BotongPinoy2022

Vice President Leni Robredo announced the eleven candidates who will be running for senator under her ticket in a press conference this Friday, October 15. Robredo’s senatorial slate is led by incumbent […]

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Sara Duterte can still run as a substitute candidate for president – #BotongPinoy2022

As the deadline for the filing of candidacies lapsed yesterday, Davao City Mayor and presidential daughter Sara Duterte remained adamant about not running for President. According to her, she is will just […]

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