death / journalism

My Letter to the Editor of Manila Bulletin

(Note: I emailed them this letter last May 24 2011, or two days after the news piece I am talking about was published. It’s been ten days already, but the Manila Bulletin […]

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personal matters

In loving memory of my Friendster account

Somewhere in the profile page of my Friendster (or simply FS) account, you’ll read the phrase “member since July 2004.” Yes, I’ve been a Friendster user for almost seven years now. I […]

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personal matters

Beware of this fake promo from Globe Telecom

I received a text message from Globe last May 19: Free Globe Customer Advisory: Load P50 from May 18-20 and get FREE 110 texts + 5 mins. of calls to Globe/TM valid […]

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road accidents

Two wakes, two deaths, two fatal accidents

In a span of less than four weeks, I visited the wakes of two well-known individuals: teen actor AJ Perez (Christ the King Parish, April 19), and UP journalism professor Lourdes “Chit” […]

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death / journalism / personal matters

Tribute to Chit Estella-Simbulan, Aug. 19, 1957-May 13, 2011

I am updating this post to commemorate the first death anniversary of Ma’am Chit On our way home riding a jeepney one afternoon when I was in Grade Four, a bunch of […]

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personal matters

Remembering my encounter with a cellphone thief two years ago

Papasok na ako sa aking PI 100 (Rizal’s life and works) class kahapon ng umaga (7AM). Gaya ng dati, doon ako sa may PHILCOA overpass bumaba. Habang binabagtas ko ang overpass, nararamdaman […]

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death / road accidents

Paying my last respects to AJ Perez (1993-2011)

I’ve always wanted to see and meet Antonello Joseph (AJ) Perez in person. This afternoon, I got the chance to see him up close – not during one of his promotional shows, […]

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commentary / history / journalism / philippines / politics

A hero’s burial for Marcos is a shameless attempt to rewrite history

Over 200 lawmakers in the Philippine Congress have signed House Resolution 1135. Introduced by Sorsogon Rep. Salvador Escudero III, HR 1135 urges President Benigno Aquino III to allow the burial of the […]

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hodgepodge / personal matters / up diliman

A UP Diliman graduate recounts his job hunting experience

[I originally wrote this in mid-August,2010, shortly after I got my first payslip. I am re-promoting it this October 2011 since I am marking my first year with my present company.] I […]

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commentary / philippines / up diliman

The old man, the jeepney driver, and the 20% discount

I was riding a jeepney (from their makeshift terminal in Centris mall-Quezon City) on the way home from work last March 28. Commuting everyday is something that I’ve done since Grade 4, […]

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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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OFWs in Hong Kong go all out in support of ‘Laban ng Lahi 2017’

Hong Kong-based overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are going all-out in showing their support for the first-ever “Laban ng Lahi” global team marathon challenge, whose international qualifying tournament is set for October 29, […]

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