#BotongPinoy2016 / commentary / politics

Why Mocha Uson deserves to be criticized

(With over three million Facebook fans and close to 100,000 Twitter followers, entertainer Mocha Uson is undeniably a social media superstar. She is also one of the biggest online cheerleaders of President-elect […]

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news / philippines

JobsDB Philippines to shut down by June 30 2016 after merger with JobStreet

Popular employment website JobsDB Philippines will be shutting down its website (http://ph.jobsdb.com/ph) for good beginning June 30, 2016. In an email to its subscribers, JobsDB Philippines announced that its country website will […]

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#BotongPinoy2016 / commentary / politics

Duterte may have cost Marcos the vice presidency

The Senate and the House of Representatives, acting as the National Board of Canvassers, has finally finished counting the votes cast for president and vice president Friday night. While the landslide victory […]

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holiday announcements / news / philippines

June 12 2016 declared a holiday – 118th Independence Day

The Philippines will be celebrating its 118th Independence Day this June 12, Sunday. It is a regular holiday nationwide as stipulated in outgoing President Benigno Aquino III’s Proclamation 1105, which he signed last […]

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education / hodgepodge

Eight reminders in asking for recommendations from ex profs

For new and veteran job hunters alike, the task of providing character references can be a challenging one. After all, what is needed in this regard are people who can give positive […]

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#BotongPinoy2016 / news / politics

Suffering from anorexia, Miriam to go on leave as Senate term expires

Outgoing Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago will continue her medical leave with only several weeks to go before her Senate term expires next month. In a brief letter to Senate President Franklin Drilon dated May […]

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education / philippines

Nutrition Month Theme 2016: “First 1000 days ni baby, pahalagahan para sa malusog na kinabukasan”

Elementary and high schools all over the country will be celebrating the National Nutrition Month or “Buwan ng Nutrisyon” this July. According to the National Nutrition Council (NNC), the theme for this year’s celebration […]

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commentary / news

#‎CloseUpForeverSummer – Damage control mode and media blackout

In an apparent attempt to engage in damage control, Close Up Philippines issued a statement expressing sympathy for the families of the five individuals who died during or immediately after the #CloseUpForeverSummer […]

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Mark Madrona / personal matters

DEAR MARK: Letter for my 12-year-old self

(This post was inspired by United States Vice President Joe Biden. See his to letter for his 12-year-old self here.) Dear Mark, How are you? I hope you’re enjoying your first months […]

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death / news / philippines

#‎CloseUpForeverSummer – ‘Green amore’ blamed for deaths during rave party

Originally hyped as the biggest music event of the season, the recently-concluded ‪#‎CloseUpForeverSummer‬ rave party is now at the center of controversy when five attendees to the event died of mysterious circumstances. The five fatalities […]

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I’m now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with SINOVAC’s Coronavac

Starting today, July 30, I am already classified as “fully vaccinated” against the coronavirus disease or COVID-19. According to the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC), people are considered fully vaccinated […]

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#WalangPasok – August 19 2021 declared holiday in Quezon City

The Philippines will be making the 143rd birth anniversary of President Manuel L. Quezon this August 19, Thursday. The day is a special non-working holiday in Quezon City as well as the […]

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#WalangPasok – August 10 2021 declared holiday in selected Mindanao provinces for Islamic New Year

Filipino Muslims will be joining their brothers and sisters around the world in observing Amun Jadid or the Islamic New Year this August 10, Tuesday. Amun Jadid marks the first day of the […]

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Tsunami warning raised across east Philippines after magnitude-8.2 quake in Alaska

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has issued a tsunami warning for residents of coastal communities in the eastern side of the Philippines after a massive earthquake hit the state […]

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