#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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Alan Cayetano promises P10,000 ‘ayuda’ for Filipinos in new ad: #BotongPinoy2022

Taguig City Congressman and former House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and his remaining allies are touting a bill that they filed that seeks to provide a financial assistance of P10,000 to all […]

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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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