commentary / personal matters

WELCOME 2016 | Happy New Year from The Filipino Scribe!

I welcome 2016 with much hope and optimism. The year 2015 was a very memorable one for me in all aspects of life. It began with a short stint at Radyo Veritas […]

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commentary / entertainment / philippines

When will we see world-class movies in Metro Manila Film Festival again?

For a while now, I have not watched a mainstream Filipino film made entirely by a Filipino crew or locally produced in the Philippines. I stopped watching a long time ago after […]

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#BotongPinoy2016 / commentary / politics

To Mayor Duterte – Why are you associating yourself with Filipino communists?

DEAR MAYOR RODY DUTERTE, Sometimes I ask myself If I am still supporting or defending you. Because I still believe in you, I try to refine your ideas and make them acceptable […]

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education / news / philippines

Bangko Sentral: Old Philippine Peso bills must be accepted until December 31

Reacting to complains that some establishments across the country are no longer accepting old edition Peso bills particularly during this holiday season, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) have reminded business owners […]

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entertainment / news

‘Heneral Luna’ fails to advance in Oscars best foreign language film category

The historical biopic Heneral Luna is not included in the nine films shortlisted for possible nomination to the 88th Academy Awards (commonly known as Oscars) for Best Foreign Language Film. According to the […]

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#BotongPinoy2016 / commentary / politics

Poe’s decision to run as an independent is turning out to be a horrible mistake

As first reported yesterday night by GMA News’ Joseph Morong, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) en banc upheld the decision of its First and Second Divisions disqualifying Senator Grace Poe from the May […]

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entertainment / news

Donald Trump, int’l media outlets weigh in on Steve Harvey’s Miss Universe 2015 faux pas

The controversy created by Steve Harvey’s faux pas during the announcement of the winner of Miss Universe 2015 shows no signs of slowing down, with various international news organizations and even Unitedonald […]

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#BotongPinoy2016 / entertainment

President Aquino congratulates Pia Wurtzbach for winning Miss Universe 2015

President Benigno Aquino III praised Pia Wurtzbach for winning the crown during the 2015 Miss Universe pageant held in Las Vegas, Nevada Monday morning (Philippine time). In a published statement, presidential spokesperson Edwin […]

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news / philippines

LRT schedule for December 24 and 31 2015

The train systems administered by the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) will have shorter operating hours for December 24 and 31, 2015. Both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve has been declared as special non-working […]

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#BotongPinoy2016 / commentary / entertainment

Thanks to AlDub, Tito Sotto will be a Senator for six more years

Three years ago, Senator Vicente ‘Tito’ Sotto III was arguably the most unpopular politician in the Philippines. At that time, he positioned himself as the fiercest opponent of the Reproductive Health law – […]

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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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#WalangPasok – Shortened work day in gov’t offices on September 27 2021

Employees in the government sector will have a shortened work day on September 27, Monday, as the country celebrates the “Kainang Pamilya Mahalaga Day.” According to Memorandum Circular #90 signed by Executive […]

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Examining the five-year demolition job against Leni Robredo – #BotongPinoy2022

With just two weeks left before the deadline for the filing of candidacies for the 2022 national and local elections, Vice President Leni Robredo remains undecided about running for president. Her indecisiveness […]

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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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