commentary / news / President Rodrigo Duterte

FATAL COMBINATION: A trigger-happy police force that believes in fake information

The Philippine National Police (PNP) is in hot water yet again just two days before 2017 comes to an end. The latest controversy centers on ten police officers from Mandaluyong City who […]

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education / news

Teachers group slams DepEd for delay in release of performance-based bonus

The Alliance of Concerned Teachers or ACT strongly condemned the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Budget and Management for the long delay in the release of performance-based bonus (PBB) […]

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#WalangPasok / education

December 8 declared a special non-working holiday nationwide

Beginning this 2018, December 8 of every year will already be a special non-working holiday all over the Philippines. This comes after President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act 10966, which declares December […]

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entertainment / LGBT issues in the Philippines / lgbt rights

STOP GAY-SHAMING: “Why would you judge a child?” asks Bimby

A 23-second online video showing a conversation between Kris Aquino and her 10-year old son Bimby has gone viral this week. In the clip, Bimby was talking to his mom about persistent […]

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commentary / news / politics

Paolo Duterte resigns as vice mayor of Davao City, but will daddy accept it?

In a move that shocked the national political world, presidential son Paolo Duterte announced this Christmas Day that he is resigning as Vice Mayor of Davao City. In a statement read during […]

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commentary / news

Ica Policarpio and the missing rich young woman syndrome

In the United States, they have what’s called the “missing white woman syndrome” which refers to the extensive attention the media and the public in general gives to missing beautiful and upper-to-miccle […]

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Blogging in the Philippines / personal matters

Merry Christmas from The Filipino Scribe!

In less than three hours, we will be celebrating Christmas 2017! I wish all readers of The Filipino Scribe (TFS) a blessed holiday season. I hope you are all enjoying these days […]

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#WalangPasok / Weather

LIST: PAGASA’s typhoon names for 2018

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), an average of 20 tropical cyclones enter the Philippine area of responsibility every year. This 2017, the last one being tropical […]

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commentary / education

Teaching certificate program in the Philippines

The Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) is requiring non-education graduates to earn 18 units in professional education before they can be eligible to take the licensure exam for teachers or LET. Hence, a […]

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commentary / education

Four tips to pass the licensure exam for teachers without reviewing

Every year, as much as 200,000 Filipinos take the Professional Regulations Commission’s board licensure exam for professional teachers (oftentimes referred to as BLEPT or simply LET). The bulk of examinees are fresh […]

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The debate over wearing face shields and our evolving understanding of COVID-19

Starting today, November 16, the use of face shields will no longer be required in areas placed under alert levels 3, 2, and 1 in relation to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. President […]

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#WalangPasok – December 8 2021 declared a special non-working holiday nationwide

Roman Catholics around the world will be celebrating the annual Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary this coming December 8, Wednesday. The said day is a special non-working holiday […]

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Is Rodrigo Duterte about to screw over Bongbong Marcos just like in 2016? – #BotongPinoy2022

With just weeks left before the 2016 national elections, then-Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. was already able to establish a small-but-significant lead over then-Congresswoman Maria Leonora “Leni” Robredo of Camarines Sur in […]

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#WalangPasok – November 12 2021 declared holiday in Valenzuela City

Valenzuela City will be celebrating its 398th foundation anniversary this November 12. The day has been declared a special non-working holiday in the city through President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation 1240. The holiday […]

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