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september 21 2017 class suspensions

#WalangPasok – Class suspensions for September 21 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte has announced the suspension of classes in all levels of public schools as well as work in government offices for September 21, Thursday. The day has been dubbed as the “National Day of Protests.” In a press conference early Tuesday afternoon, Palace spokesperson

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REVIEW – Our experience with Globe Telecoms customer service

Readers of The Filipino Scribe know that I have a love-hate relationship with Globe Telecoms and BayanTel through the years. We’ve been a BayanTel subscriber since 1997, and we still use the same phone number to date. We began availing of BayanDSL service in 2012,

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#WalangPasok – Suspension of classes in public schools, work in gov’t offices for September 21 2017 nationwide

(UPDATED, SEPTEMBER 19) President Rodrigo Duterte is suspending classes in all levels of public schools as well as work in government offices for September 21, Thursday. In a press conference early Tuesday afternoon, Palace spokesperson Ernesto Abella clarified that it will be up to the administrators

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#SaveCHR – Duterte House allies move to paralyze CHR

With a vote of 119 to 32, the House of Representatives has decided to give the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) a budget of P1000 for 2018. The commission had originally sought P649.484 million to fund its operations next year.   Speaking to the media,

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#WalangPasok – Class suspensions for September 13 2017

(UPDATED, 10:00 AM) Tropical depression “Maring” is expected to continue bringing rains Metro Manila and nearby provinces as it makes it way through Central Luzon. According to the 5:00 PM weather forecast of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), “Maring” now carries

National Teachers Month 2017

National Teachers Month theme 2017 – “Gurong Pilipino: Kaakbay sa Progreso”

The Philippines began its annual celebration of the National Teachers Month (NTM) last September 5. It will run until October 5, which has been declared by the United Nations as World Teachers Day. This month-long celebration was started in 2011 as mandated by then-President Benigno Aquino III’s Proclamation 242.

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Airspoken launches online fundraiser to perform in the Philippines

Airspoken, a band based in Southern California, United States, is planning a series of shows for their Filipino fans later this month. However, they need help to make it happen. The multi-racial triumvirate of Anthony Vasquez, Justin Bernardez, and Eli Mayfield endeared themselves to Filipinos