education / news

BUWAN NG PAGBASA – National Reading Month 2016 official theme

Elementary and high schools all over the Philippines will be observing the annual National Reading Month this November. The celebration, which is listed in the Department of Education’s calendar for school year 2016-2017, […]

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entertainment / news

Philippines’ Kylie Versoza wins Miss International 2016

Kylie Versoza, a 24 year-old model and preschool teacher from the Philippines, was crowned Miss International for 2016. Miss Australia Alexandra Britton won first runner-up while Miss Indonesia Felicia Hwang was second-runner-up. […]

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news / sports / up diliman

Powerhouse UP Pep Squad snubs 2016 UAAP Cheerdance Competition

The University of the Philippines (UP) Pep Squad, a perennial powerhouse in the annual UAAP cheerdance competition, will not take part in the event this year. In a statement, the UP Pep […]

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commentary / entertainment / politics

Mocha Uson: From sexy entertainer to President Duterte’s top social media surrogate

The Philippine Star’s decision to hire Mocha Uson as a columnist received flak from netizens today, with many pointing out her lack of background in journalism. It may seem like ancient history […]

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#WalangPasok / holiday announcements / news

Is November 2 2016 a declared holiday in the Philippines?

As noted in a previous post, October 31 (Monday) and November 1 (Tuesday) have been declared as special non-working holidays as stupulated in former President Benigno Aquino III’s Proclamation 1105 in connection […]

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#WalangPasok / education / social media philippines

DepEd says sorry for premature #WalangPasok announcement for Metro Manila

The Department of Education (DepEd) received backlash from netizens Wednesday night after it prematurely announced via Twitter that classes had been suspended in all levels in Metro Manila for October 20, Thursday. […]

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#WalangPasok / education / Weather

#WalangPasok – Class suspensions for October 20 2016 due to super typhoon ‘Lawin’

(Updated, 2:00 AM) Classes in dozens of areas across Luzon are suspended for Thursday, October 20, as northern Philippines braces for the onslaught of super typhoon “Lawin” (international name: Haima). In its […]

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#WalangPasok / holiday announcements / news

#WalangPasok – October 31 2016 declared a holiday

Filipinos will have a rare four-day weekend as the month of October comes to an end due to the observance of the All Saints’ Day, which is known locally as Undas. As […]

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#WalangPasok / news / Weather

#WalangPasok – Class suspensions for October 17 2016 due to Typhoon Karen

(UPDATE, 8PM) Local government units in several areas have announced the suspension of classes in their respective constituencies tomorrow, October 17, due to typhoon “Karen” (international name: Sarika). Even though the typhoon […]

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#WalangPasok / education / news

Semester break for public schools from October 22 to November 1 – DEPED

Students of public elementary and high schools all over the country will enjoy a semester break of almost two weeks beginning October 22, Saturday. This is stipulated in the Department of Education […]

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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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