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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 holiday in the said Metro Manila city through Proclamation 685. Read the full text

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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 a special non-working public holiday in Tarlac by virtue of Republic Act (RA)

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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, Bieber posted a picture of himself while praying in front of a graffiti showing two

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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 region because the “local (government) response failed.” He told Amanpour that “two or

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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 entries this year in 57 categories. Of the 737 nominees, only 216 were

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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 recent days, a series of Twitter posts by someone named ‘Regghie Orpiada’ has

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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 day after she earned flak from netizens who lambasted her following her negative

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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 much for your continued support. As you probably noticed, I haven’t been able