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Happy New Year from The Filipino Scribe!

In a few hours (depends on your time zone), we’ll be saying goodbye to 2013. The past year has been a banner year for The Filipino Scribe (TFS) and for me personally. The blog has now received over 2.2 million page views, more than half

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MRT schedule – December 31 2013 and January 1 2014

The Metro Rail Transit (MRT) will have shortened operating hours on December 31, the last day of the year. It is a special non-working day according to President Benigno Aquino III’s Proclamation 459, which he signed last 2012. Based on announcement made through the official

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2013 Metro Manila Film Festival – list of winners

New Wave Student Short Film Special Jury Prize: #NoFilter, Mapua Institute of Technology New Wave Short Film Best Picture: Ang Paglisan Best Float Award: Boy Golden Youth Choice Award: Pagpag Best New Wave Film: Dukit by Armando Lao Animation Jury Prize: Ang Lalong ni Kulakog

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Mayweather ridicules Pacquiao on Facebook, Twitter

The holiday season apparently hasn’t stopped undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. from throwing punches against his archrival, slugger Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines. Mayweather uploaded a ‘Christmas card to the world’ on his Facebook and Twitter accounts. Check the original upload here. The meme

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No number coding for December 31, January 1 – MMDA

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced through social networking site Twitter that the number coding scheme will be lifted for the coming holidays. Number coding will not be enforced on December 24 and 25 (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, respectively) as well as December

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LRT schedule – December 24 and 31, 2013

  The train systems administered by the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) will have abbreviated operating hours on December 24 and 31, 2013. Both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve has been declared as special non-working holidays by President Benigno Aquino III through Proclamation 459. Hernando

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December 31 2013 Philippine holiday

As noted in a previous blog post, there will be a five-day weekend as 2013 closes. It begins from December 28, Saturday, until January 1, Wednesday. December 30 (Jose Rizal Day) and January 1 (New Year’s Day) are regular holidays. December 31, the last day

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Sulpicio Lines, Don Mariano bus, and the culture of impunity

Many Filipinos will probably associate the term ‘culture of impunity’ to the ever-lengthening list of extrajudicial killings of journalists and activists in the country.  As defined by Oxford dictionary, impunity happens when individuals or institutions are “exempted from punishment” or if they are enjoying “freedom

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December 30 2013 Rizal Day holiday

The Philippines will be commemorating the 117th anniversary of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal’s martyrdom this December 30. The day is a national holiday as indicated in President Benigno Aquino III’s Proclamation 459, which he signed last year. Read The Filipino Scribe‘s report about Proclamation

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INC event causes massive traffic jam in QC

I was among the thousands of commuters who got gravely inconvenienced by the sudden heavy traffic along Elliptical Road in Quezon City (QC) as well as its connecting roads last Friday night. The traffic jam which lasted until Saturday midnight. While heavy traffic is expected