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THANK YOU VERY MUCH! | Celebrating five years of The Filipino Scribe!

I am marking two life milestones March 31 of every year. On this day exactly ten years ago, I graduated from Ramon Magsaysay High School in Manila. Apart from being able to […]

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history / holiday announcements / philippines

FALL OF BATAAN| April 9 2016 – Araw ng Kagitingan holiday

The country will be observing the 74th anniversary of the Fall of Bataan this coming April 9, Saturday. The day, known locally as “Araw ng Kagitingan” (Day of Valor) is a legal holiday […]

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education / holiday announcements / news

April 2 2016 declared a holiday in Bulacan – Francisco Balagtas Day

The country will commemorate the 228th birth anniversary of literary giant and famed orator Francisco “Balagtas” Baltazar’s 225th birth anniversary this April 2, 2016, Saturday. President Benigno Aquino III has declared the […]

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#BotongPinoy2016 / commentary / politics

Attacks on his father’s record have not been hurting Bongbong Marcos’ poll numbers

Based on recent surveys conducted separately by pollsters Pulse Asia and Social Weather Stations, Senator Bongbong Marcos is locked in what is turning out to be a close three-way race for the […]

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#BotongPinoy2016 / commentary / philippines

Pride Detergent’s ‘pro-Roxas’ ad shows a loophole in PH campaign finance law

The second presidential debate sponsored by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) last March 20 is memorable for many reasons: for being delayed by 90 minutes, for the insistence of Vice President Jejomar […]

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commentary / lgbt rights / politics

“I CANNOT TOLERATE A SIN” | Catholic Filipina talks about rejecting her gay brother during Seven Last Words mass

Our family was watching the Seven Last Words mass aired at ABS-CBN this afternoon (and was held at the Saint Jude Thaddeus Church in Manila) when something got my attention. For the […]

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#BotongPinoy2016 / commentary / politics

Understanding the worsening drugs problem in the Philippines

Many myopic idiots have a limited understanding of the drug problem in the Philippines. They focus on small drug dealers who are easy to kill and dispose, but they do not know […]

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#BotongPinoy2016 / commentary / politics

Four winners and three losers from the TV5 presidential debate last March 20

The second of the three presidential debates organized by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and various media outlets dubbed #PiliPinasDebates2016 took place yesterday, March 20. It took place in the University of the […]

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#BotongPinoy2016 / news / politics

RECAP: Closing statements during the second Philippine presidential debate

As noted in an earlier post, the second presidential debate was supposed to run from 5:00 to 8:00 PM but the program ended up being delayed by an hour and a half […]

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#BotongPinoy2016 / commentary / education

Teddy Locsin gets flak for saying Filipino must not be used during debates

Outspoken veteran broadcaster and commentator Teddy Locsin Jr. received flak Sunday night after making a series of Twitter posts claiming that Tagalog (or more accurately, Filipino) should not be used during debates. […]

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#WalangPasok – November 5 2021 declared holiday in Negros Occidental

Residents of Negros Occidental will be marking the 123rd anniversary of the 1898 Negros Revolution this November 5. The day is a special non-working holiday in the entire province as stipulated in […]

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National Reading Month 2021 official theme: “Bawat Bata Bumabasa sa Kabila ng Hamon ng Pandemya”

Elementary and high schools around the Philippines will be celebrating the annual National Reading Month this November. According to an announcement from Department of Education earlier today, the official theme for National […]

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Joy Belmonte should attack Mike Defensor over his role in ABS-CBN’s shutdown

Mayor Josefina “Joy” Belmonte of Quezon City is running for her second term in next year’s election against Congressman Mike Defensor of Anakalusugan Party-list, who is making his second bid for the […]

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Here’s how a Bongbong Marcos-Sara Duterte ‘unity ticket’ can happen – #BotongPinoy2022

While the opposition remains deeply divided in the context of the continued sniping between extremists in the Liberal Party and the Makabayan bloc over the non-inclusion of Neri Colmenares in Vice President […]

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