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ARAW NG KALAYAAN – June 12 2015 declared a holiday nationwide

The Philippines will be observing its 117th annual Independence Day this June 12. This day has been declared a regular holiday all over the country as stipulated in President Benigno Aquino III’s […]

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commentary / education / news

On Liam Madamba’s suicide

The story of Liam Madamba, an 18-year-old student from the British School-Manila (BSM) who committed suicide last February, is back in the news this week following his mother’s testimony during a Senate hearing. […]

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commentary / philippines / politics

Human rights issues hound Rodrigo Duterte’s presidential ambitions

Now serving his seventh non-consecutive term as the Mayor of Davao City, Rodrigo Duterte has long earned a national reputation for his iron-fist approach to criminality. In 2002, he was even described in […]

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education / news / philippines

Filipino textbook says Harry Potter came from US – How did THAT get published?

Last week, a picture of the table of contents of a recently-released Filipino textbook went viral on social media. According to the book, the Epic of Gilgamesh came from Egypt though it’s […]

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Will Liberal Party junk Mar Roxas again, this time for Grace Poe?

This time six years ago, then-Senator Manuel “Mar” Roxas III launched his first infomercial for his long-anticipated 2010 presidential bid. The 30-second ad shows Roxas riding a pedicab driven around by a […]

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commentary / hodgepodge / philippines

APAG MARANGLE: Serving Kapampangan cuisine in the Metro

Filipinos will forever associate Kapampangan cuisine with highly-delectable dishes. From meat products like tocino, delicacies like sisig, and kakanin desserts, Kapampangan cuisine has got it all. Luckily, us living in Metro Manila […]

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education / hodgepodge / philippines

What factors affect the behavior of Filipino online shoppers?

Every country in the world is witnessing a mass transformation in terms of trading environment and mode of transaction. Instead of going out and spending entire day out on the streets shopping, […]

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HOW DID THEY VOTE? | House panel passes proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, 50-17-1

After three days of heated debates, a special committee from the House of Representatives passed earlier today the proposed Basic Law for Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, more popularly known as the Bangsamoro Basic Law […]

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entertainment / hodgepodge / philippines

Darren Espanto set to become youngest person to have a concert in SM MoA Arena

Teen singing sensation Darren Espanto is all-set for his upcoming birthday concert this May 29 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. According to his home network ABS-CBN, he will […]

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education / news / philippines

DepEd begins Brigada Eskwela 2015

With just two weeks to go before classes in public elementary and secondary schools nationwide begin, the Department of Education will have its annual Brigada Eskwela from May 18 to 23. Officially […]

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Alan Cayetano promises P10,000 ‘ayuda’ for Filipinos in new ad: #BotongPinoy2022

Taguig City Congressman and former House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and his remaining allies are touting a bill that they filed that seeks to provide a financial assistance of P10,000 to all […]

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#WalangPasok – May 13 2021 declared a holiday for Eid’l Fitr

Muslims around the globe will be observing the end of the holy month of Ramadan, referred to as Eid’l Fitr, during the second week of May. The said religious observance is an […]

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How can gov’t workers apply for a 14-day COVID leave?

Second of two parts As previously reported by The Filipino Scribe, government employees can apply for a paid leave of 14 calendar days in case they need to be quarantined due to […]

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CSC grants 14-day paid leave for gov’t workers who get COVID-19

First of two parts Government employees who test positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 can avail of a 14-day paid leave, according to a memorandum released last year by the Civil […]

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