commentary / lgbt rights / reproductive health issues

JUST GOT TESTED! – Six reasons to take the HIV test now

The number of people living with human immunodeficiency virus or HIV has been steadily growing in the Philippines in recent years. According to the Department of Health (DOH), there were 9,200 Filipinos […]

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#WalangPasok / education / history

LONG WEEKEND – June 12 2017 declared a holiday

Filipinos will be marking the country’s 119th Independence Day (“Araw ng Kalayaan“) this coming June 12. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Kalayaan 2017: .” The day is a regular holiday […]

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commentary / politics / President Rodrigo Duterte

#FlashbackFriday – When Gloria Arroyo declared martial law in 2009

How much power does the Congress have to scrutinize President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao? And, how willing are congressional leaders to assert it? The answer, it seems, is […]

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commentary / news / politics

Proclamation 216 – Duterte makes his martial law declaration official

Malacañang has released Proclamation 216, which officially placed Mindanao under martial law, late Wednesday night (May 24). Speaking upon his arrival from Russia yesterday, President Rodrigo Duterte said that he might not stop […]

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commentary / news / politics

President Duterte declares martial law in Mindanao – a commentary

President Rodrigo Duterte has placed the entire Mindanao under martial law, following the attacks organized by Maute group in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur throughout Tuesday (May 23). The Maute group has […]

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education / news

PUP postpones calendar shift; classes set to begin June 19

The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) will not be pushing through its planned shift in academic calendar this year. The university announced today through its social media platforms that academic year […]

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entertainment / news

Ariana Grande’s Manila concert likely to be canceled

American entertainer Ariana Grande is reportedly suspending her world tour, which potentially includes her scheduled Philippine concert. This comes after an apparent suicide bomber attacked Manchester Arena in United Kingdom just after she […]

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#WalangPasok / education / news

May 26 2017 is not a holiday – NCMF

The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) clarified today that May 26 (Friday) is not a special non-working holiday, contrary to what is being speculated by some users on social media because […]

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commentary / philippines / politics

End mass incarcerations in the Philippines

One of the most memorable images of President Rodrigo Duterte’s War on Drugs is a snapshot taken by Agence France Presse photographer Noel Celis inside the Quezon City Jail. Originally meant to […]

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commentary / lgbt rights / politics

Duterte’s reversal portends uncertainty for Pinoy LGBTs

This article is being published in connection to the International Day against Homophobia (IDAHO) 2017 The Philippines joined many other countries around the world in observing the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, […]

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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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