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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,

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NORWEGIA – Pinoy netizens cringe as PCOO commits yet another boo-boo

Norwegia? Where’s that? The Presidential Communications Operations Office or PCOO committed yet another faux pas Thursday afternoon when it erroneously described Erik Forner, the outgoing ambassador of Norway to the Philippines, as “the representative of Norwegia.” The Facebook post remained unedited for several hours, which enabled

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Six tips to nail that college admission interview

Imagine this scenario: the results of the college entrance examinations has just been released. However, instead of just seeing whether you’re qualified or not, it was indicated that you will be lined up for interview first. What do you do now? Of course, one way

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CHED Chair Licuanan resigns amidst long feud with President Duterte

Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chair Patricia Licuanan announced her resignation during the agency’s flag ceremony this Monday morning. Licuanan told CHED employees that over the weekend, she received a phone call from Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea to resign, according to GMA News‘ Maki Pulido. Licuanan

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The pain of getting admitted in a university you cannot afford

“Passing a university’s entrance exam is one thing. Having the money to actually enroll there is another story,” The Filipino Scribe wrote on Twitter last weekend. The post quickly became viral in the days that followed, getting over 2,000 retweets and 13,500 likes. It also prompted former