#BotongPinoy2022 / commentary / politics

FEELING SEOK JIN? Karlo Nograles dances to BTS’ “Dynamite” to promote anti-hunger campaign

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles can be seen dancing to the tune of the hit song “Dynamite” by the internationally-acclaimed South Korean boyband BTS in online ads purportedly promoting the anti-hunger campaign of […]

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commentary / environment

Time to address the problem of food wastefulness in the Philippines

A survey conducted by the polling company Social Weather Stations revealed that as much as 4.2 million Filipino families experienced involuntary hunger during this coronavirus pandemic. Involuntary hunger has long been a […]

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commentary / education / environment

Let graduating high school and college students plant trees

The Congress recently passed a bill requiring graduating college and high school students to plant two trees each. This noteworthy initiative deserves our support. First of all, this tree-planting requirement can go […]

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commentary / education

STRIKING A BALANCE: Yes to blended learning, no to academic freeze

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has forced education systems around the world to rethink how learning can still be provided to students despite the ongoing uncertainties. On one hand, Philippines’ education leaders […]

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Blogging in the Philippines / commentary / Mark Madrona / The Filipino Scribe

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

Today marks the eight anniversary of The Filipino Scribe (www.FilipinoScribe.com). I haven’t posted anything in nine months, and so you might be asking, “Where in the world had you been?” Honestly, I […]

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commentary / politics / social networking sites

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 […]

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commentary / LGBT issues in the Philippines / lgbt rights

No, the ‘pray the gay away’ conversion therapy never works

Earlier tonight, GMA 7 aired a Lenten special titled “It’s UnPair: Pramis, trulalong labstory itoh” which was produced by The 700 Club Asia. The story is about a gay man who eventually […]

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commentary / philippines / politics

Senate hearing on frigate deal is an embarrassment even before it begins

LATER today (Monday), the Senate will conduct a hearing on the “controversial” P15.7 billion contract between the Defense Department and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) of South Korea for the acquisition of two […]

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commentary / education

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 […]

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commentary / social media philippines

MICHAELA BALDOS – PH does not have a law punishing revenge porn

In the last 24 hours, Filipino netizens have been fuzzing over a series of private videos allegedly featuring a female student from one of the country’s top universities. The videos were apparently […]

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#EarthquakePH – Magnitude 6.7 quake jolts Metro Manila, southern Luzon

A strong earthquake with a magnitude 6.7 earthquake jolted Metro Manila and parts of southern Luzon early Saturday morning (July 24). The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported that Calatagan, […]

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#WalangPasok – August 6 2021 declared a holiday In Cebu

The province of Cebu will be celebrating its 452nd foundation anniversary this coming August 6, Friday. August 6 of every year is a special non-working public holiday throughout the province according to […]

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#WalangPasok – DepEd class suspension guidelines for the ‘new normal’

The Department of Education (DepEd) has released updated class suspension guidelines, in line with the possibility that the incoming school year 2021-2022 will still be conducted remotely. Education Secretary Leonor Briones made […]

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#WalangPasok – Work and class suspensions for July 21 2021

Governor Albert Garcia of Bataan has announced the suspension of classes in all levels for today, July 21, due to heavy monsoon rains intensified by typhoon “Fabian” (international name “In-fa”). Garcia likewise […]

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