#BotongPinoy2016 / news / politics

Miriam Defensor Santiago to be buried at Loyola Memorial on October 2

Former Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago will be brought to her final resting place on October 2, Sunday, at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City. This is in fulfillment of her wish to […]

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#WalangPasok / education / Weather

#WalangPasok – Class suspensions for September 28 2016

(Updates, 6:30 AM) Typhoon “Helen” (international name “Megi”) may already be on its way out of the Philippine area of responsibility or PAR, but it continues to enhance the southwest monsoon or […]

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#WalangPasok / holiday announcements / news

#WalangPasok – October 3 2016 declared holiday in some Mindanao provinces

Filipino Muslims will be joining their brothers and sisters around the world in observing Amun Jadid or the Islamic New Year this October 3, Monday. Amun Jadid marks the first day of the first lunar […]

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commentary / news / politics

The case for Gloria Arroyo replacing Perfecto Yasay as foreign affairs secretary

In the first part of this two-part post, The Filipino Scribe discussed the untenable nature of Yasay’s appointment as Secretary of Foreign Affairs (likening it to a “seat-warmer”) and how it greatly […]

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commentary / politics / President Rodrigo Duterte

Blunders and missteps mar Yasay’s three months as foreign affairs secretary

It must be emphasized that from the start, President Rodrigo Duterte has essentially admitted that Secretary Perfecto Yasay is a mere seat-warmer at the helm of Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). During […]

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commentary / personal matters

SI NANAY NENITA AUGUSTO

Habang pababa ako sa footbridge ng UP Ayala Technohub kahapon, nakita ko ang isang matandang babae na namamalimos at may dalang bag na puno ng mga plastik na bote. Malakas ang ulan […]

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commentary / politics

PART II – Seven reasons Marcos should never be given a heroes burial

(TFS: This is the second of a two-part post. The first three reasons can be read in this link.) 4) He mired generations of Filipinos in billions in foreign debt While Marcos truly […]

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news / politics

De Lima blames Duterte for her ouster as Senate justice committee chair

Senator Leila de Lima was unceremoniously ousted as the Chair of the Senate Justice Committee Monday night. De Lima’s removal came after fellow neophyte Senator Manny Pacquiao filed a motion that her […]

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education / news

Briones: DepEd to continue prioritizing college profs in hiring senior high school teachers

Department of Education Secretary Leonor Briones once again reiterated that the country’s public school system desperately needs more teachers especially for science and math-related subjects. Speaking during a recent budget hearing before […]

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commentary / politics

PART I – Seven reasons Marcos should never be given a heroes burial

The country is so politically polarized nowadays that you can’t express anti-Marcos sentiments without being tagged as pro-Aquino (aka “yellowtard”) and vice versa. Is it not possible to see that both camps have […]

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Kim Taehyung of BTS says “Mahal ko kayo,” makes Filipino ARMYS go crazy

Filipino fans of the South Korean supergroup BTS were over the moon as Kim Taehyung, also known as V, said “Mahal ko kayo!” (“I love you all!”) during a live chat session […]

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#EarthquakePH – Magnitude 6.7 quake jolts Metro Manila, southern Luzon

A strong earthquake with a magnitude 6.7 earthquake jolted Metro Manila and parts of southern Luzon early Saturday morning (July 24). The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported that Calatagan, […]

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#WalangPasok – August 6 2021 declared a holiday In Cebu

The province of Cebu will be celebrating its 452nd foundation anniversary this coming August 6, Friday. August 6 of every year is a special non-working public holiday throughout the province according to […]

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#WalangPasok – DepEd class suspension guidelines for the ‘new normal’

The Department of Education (DepEd) has released updated class suspension guidelines, in line with the possibility that the incoming school year 2021-2022 will still be conducted remotely. Education Secretary Leonor Briones made […]

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