hodgepodge / personal matters / social networking sites

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. […]

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hodgepodge / journalism / philippines

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 […]

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hodgepodge / philippines

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 […]

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hodgepodge / social networking sites / sports

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’ […]

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hodgepodge / journalism / philippines

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 […]

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hodgepodge / holiday announcements / philippines

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 […]

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hodgepodge / holiday announcements / philippines

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 […]

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commentary / hodgepodge / philippines

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 […]

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history / holiday announcements / philippines

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 […]

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commentary / personal matters / philippines

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. […]

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Analyzing Toni Gonzaga’s interview with Bongbong Marcos

Celebrity talk show host and actress Toni Gonzaga is getting flak for her recent interview with former Senator and defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. for her web show “Toni […]

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United Nations month theme for 2021 – “International Year of Fruits and Vegetables”

The United Nations (UN) will be celebrating its 76th foundation anniversary this October 24. Because of that, October of every year is known all over the world, including the Philippines, as the […]

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#BotongPinoy2022 – Manny Pacquiao officially joins 2022 presidential race

Senator Manny Pacquiao has officially declared his candidacy for the 2022 presidential elections Sunday afternoon. Pacquiao, the only boxer in world history to have won titles in eight different weight divisions, has […]

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Filipino netizen Mary Jane Fabre goes after the diplomatic passports of BTS, fails spectacularly

The seven-member supergroup BTS earned further admiration around the world this week when President Moon Jae-In of their home country South Korea officially appointed them as his government’s Special Presidential Envoy for […]

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