The Filipino Scribe turns 8: What’s next for this news site?

The Filipino Scribe turns 8: What’s next for this news site?

Today marks the eight anniversary of The Filipino Scribe ( I haven’t posted anything in nine months, and so you might be asking, “Where in the world had you been?”

Honestly, I never left. I am still active on social media, specifically Facebook and Twitter, where I still share my thoughts on the hottest issues of the day. Nevertheless, I found it increasingly difficult for me to make time for blogging given my teaching job, side gigs, thesis writing, and many other personal things.

There’s so much I wanna write about, including personal milestones like my transition back to being a public senior high school teacher, my involvement as a plaintiff in a small claims court case, and of course, the 2019 Philippine midterm elections. And this summer break, reviving this news site is one of the things I wish to accomplish.

metro manila film festival essay contest
I recently won first prize in the 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival essay contest of the Quezon City local government

Does this mean that I will be able regularly on this site already? Of course, I will try my best to do that, although my priority right now is to finish my Master’s thesis by July 2019.

I have big plans for The Filipino Scribe, including a website overhaul as well as a compilation of what I think are the best and most viewed entries published here since 2011 together with my prize-winning essays. But nevertheless, I’ll be taking everything one step at a time. I hope that all of you, my dear friends and readers, will continue to be there as I sort out a new direction for my site. Thank you very much!

For now, I’m going to dedicate this immortal song from Queen:

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Mark Pere Madrona

The Filipino Scribe (TFS) is managed by Mark Pere Madrona, a multi-awarded writer and licensed professional teacher from the Philippines. Mr. Madrona earned his master’s degree in history from the University of the Philippines-Diliman last 2020. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in journalism cum laude from the same university back in 2010. His area of interests includes Philippine journalism, history, and politics as well as social media. Know more about him here:

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